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25-01-2016 > The Blocky Point Of The Shoreditch Triangle

Shoreditch Highgate Hotel, LondonAnother chapter in the rapid gentrification of Shoreditch looks like going ahead after the local council gave planning approval to what will be a 110 metre tall office/hotel tower located on Shoreditch High Street.

15-01-2016 > Breakthrough Project Wins Greenlight In Poole

West Quay Road, PooleAfter a decade the planning committee at Poole Council has finally approved a specific development scheme for the Poole Regeneration Area that is commercially viable, rather than a small amount of affordable housing.

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14-01-2016 > 205m Tall Building Proposed For Manchester

Owen Street, ManchesterAt the peak of the last boom the architect Ian Simpson working for Westgate Properties came up with a proposal for Owen Street in central Manchester near the Deansgate Hilton which consisted of five blocks from 49 metres up to 150 metres in height which of course, never got built but was a symbol of the irrational exuberance that consumed developers eager to propose towers.

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07-12-2015 > New Tallest For City Of London Revealed

1 Undershaft, LondonDesigns have been unveiled for what will be the tallest building in the City of London, 1 Undershaft.

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23-11-2015 > Collective Invades Stratford

The Collective, StratfordSituated off Stratford High Street is another planned tall building for London's newest postcode, this time called The Collective.

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15-10-2015 > StockWool Pen More City Fringe Towers

Whitechapel Central, LondonStockWool, formerly Stock Woolstencroft, has designed a collection of new mid-rise residential towers to stand on the Whitechapel Central site on the fringe of the city of London for developer London & Quadrant.

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16-09-2015 > Urban and Civic Rejig Origin

Princess Street and Whitworth Corner, ManchesterOne of the most notable unbuilt developments of the last property cycle in Manchester was the three-block Origin, a collection of prismatically shaped buildings designed by Ian Simpson Architects.

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08-09-2015 > Leeds Quadruple Tower Plan Purchased

Bridge Street, LeedsHeeton Holdings leading a consortium of developers from Singapore that also includes the Lian Beng Group, Ryobi Kiso Holdings, and KSH Holdings has purchased the infamous British Gas site in Leeds, presently occupied by a decaying sixties tower, complete with broken windows and graffiti.

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20-10-2015 > Renzo Piano Designs 224m Tall Paddington Tower

31 London Street, LondonWorking for Great Western Developments, a joint venture for Sellar Property Group and Hotel Properties Limited, Renzo Piano has designed this new skyscraper to sit on the Royal Mail site next to one of London's busiest railway stations.

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12-10-2015 > Red Road Flats Almost Bite The Dust

Red Road, GlasgowThe Red Road flats in Glasgow, perhaps the greatest symbol of high-rise mania in the city in the sixties and more recently how it all went wrong have been demolished. At least partially.

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16-09-2015 > IDPs Coppery Birmingham Tower

The Emporium, BirminghamThe Emporium might sound like a new-age crystal market stall but it's actually a proposed mid-rise student tower for the heart of Birmingham.

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10-08-2015 > Coventrys New Council HQ

Coventry Council HQArchitecturally, the once-great city of Coventry is dominated by post-war modenism and mid-rise concrete blocks. One of the epicentres of this sixties high-rise development was next to the now-listed railway station. Now however there are plans to demolish several of the towers in this area and construct an entirely new business district in what is the largest development of Coventry since the 1970s.

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