Warrior Square gardens | Southend-on-Sea Essex UK | Gillespies

January 3, 2012,AEDT

Warrior Square gardens in Southend have newly reopened following a new design by Gillespies.  Situated in the heart of its shops and public amenities – the regeneration of this key public space is a cornerstone in the town’s revival.  The space now offers a vibrant green space in what had previously | Read More

Trafford Wharf Promenade | Manchester UK | FoRM Associates

November 29, 2011,AEDT

Quayside designed by London-based FoRM Associates in front of Imperial War Museum North by Daniel Libeskind is now open to the public. The new quayside completes the first section of the Irwell River Park masterplan, an 8km long river edge park linking Salford, Manchester and Trafford developed by FoRM Associates | Read More

Landscape Institute: Knowledge Base goes live

March 29, 2010,AEDT

The Landscape Institute in the UK recently launched Knowledge Base – The new online service for LI members offers easy access to technical information. Knowledge Base brings together technical documents, articles, FAQs and online tools in an easily searchable database. No more fruitless Googling – the Knowledge Base is devoted entirely | Read More

Biodome for Chester Zoo submitted for approval

January 5, 2010,AEDT

CHESTER Zoo (UK) recently submitted planning applications for its ambitious Natural Vision project. Following extensive consultations, detailed plans for the Heart of Africa biodome together with expansion of the main entrance and car park have been submitted to Cheshire West and Chester Council. This hybrid planning application includes detailed drawings for the first | Read More

£1.5 billion contract awarded for regeneration of Elephant & Castle

December 1, 2009,AEDT

London Borough of Southwark announced that they have awarded the £1.5 billion (circa A$2.7 billion) regeneration of Elephant & Castle to Lend Lease. The project is one of the most significant schemes of its type in Europe, comprising over 300,000 square metres of new build, mixed-use development, together with major | Read More

Work begins on Preston parks restoration

November 30, 2009,AEDT

lep.co.uk reports Work to restore two Lancashire parks to their original Victorian designs has under way. Diggers moved into the wet and muddy Avenham and Miller Parks to kick off phase two of the multi-million pound restoration project. It has been made possible due to £2.35m of funding which was | Read More

Boom in design review prompts new guidance

November 5, 2009,AEDT

The number of design review panels has more than doubled in the last five years, so that now almost every local authority has access to high quality independent design advice. Over 80 panels are up and running across England. New guidance has been launched, Design review: principles and practice, to | Read More