Edinburgh City Council has unveiled plans to enhance the civic grandeur of George Street, one of the Scottish capital’s principal shopping thoroughfares. The scheme, which feeds into a citywide vision for long-term growth, will help Edinburgh to remain a vibrant place to live and visit.
Investment in the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford ‘Growth Corridor’ is one of the surest ways of propelling the UK economy, providing growth opportunities for the country as a whole, argues a new report produced by LDA Design and launched at MIPIM UK.
Water is at the heart of LDA Design’s landscape-led masterplan for Oktyabrsky Island in Kaliningrad, Russia, which has won an international competition run by Strelka KB with the support of the regional Kaliningrad government.
Peabody, one of London’s oldest and largest housing providers, has appointed a consortium headed by LDA Design to set out a landscape-led vision for the regeneration of Thamesmead in South East London.
LDA Design has helped bring to life a vision for a new waterside neighbourhood on the Isle of Dogs. A planning application for the development on the site of the former Westferry Printworks has been submitted to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
A ground-breaking Big Town Plan has been drafted for Shrewsbury, setting out an ambitious, landscape-led vision for how this historic county town will look by 2036. LDA Design has developed the Plan with partners Shrewsbury Bid, Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council.
The University of Portsmouth’s new multi-million pound sports facility, with public realm by LDA Design, has been given the green light by the City’s Council.
Plans for a new town at Waterbeach, close to Cambridge, have been revealed as developer RLW Estates seeks planning to build 4,500 new homes.
Glasgow City Council has signed an agreement with Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) and Keepmoat Homes to deliver more than 800 new homes at the Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area (TRA) in the city. Keepmoat will work with LDA Design to bring forward the new development.
University College London (UCL) has been granted outline planning permission by London Mayor Sadiq Khan for its new campus in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
In the UK we often seem to have low expectations of new infrastructure. LDA Design’s Alister Kratt asks why. Is it a fear of change and the unknown? Or is it that we are not seeing national infrastructure through a wide enough lens, and thinking about positive local outcomes and properly considering design quality: are we just not telling – and believing – the right kinds of stories?
LDA Design has been appointed to help deliver a ‘Big Town Plan’ for Shrewsbury, one of England’s finest county towns.
Highland councillors have approved plans for a new GFG Alliance alloy car wheel factory, near Fort William in Scotland. Production of up to two million wheels a year could begin as early as 2020, creating up to 400 direct new jobs.
Last night, Westminster City Council Cabinet gave its unanimous support for the Church Street masterplan by Peter Brett Associates (PBA) and LDA Design. This approval follows seven weeks of public consultation.
Historic England has published the second edition of its good practice advice note on the setting of historic assets. The guidance will help local planning authorities and those proposing change to heritage assets. LDA Design contributed to the consultation.
Over 40 delegates joined LDA Design’s Frazer Osment at a recent Garden Villages breakfast briefing in Oxford led by Lord Taylor of Goss Moor who was instrumental in developing the government’s garden villages policy.
LDA Design’s flood defence scheme in Littlehampton in west Sussex has won further recognition from the Royal Town Planning Institute, this time picking up a South East award for Excellence in the Innovative Delivery of Infrastructure.
Historic England has extended the designation of the Belvoir Estate in Leicestershire to include a previously overlooked gem, Knipton Reservoir, following detailed research by landscape historian and writer Steffie Shields and LDA Design.
LDA Design is helping to create the first of the Eden Project’s visitor centres in China.
The Eden Project is embarking on developing visitor centres in the US, Tasmania and three in China. Grimshaw Architects and LDA Design have been appointed to create the first of these – a new ecological park near the port city of Qingdao on China’s east coast.
Proposed energy project Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon has added to its trophy cabinet with a win at this year’s Engineer Awards, scooping the top prize for Energy, Efficiency & Sustainability.
The Scottish Government has granted consent for 50-turbine South Kyle Wind Farm in the Scottish Uplands of East Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. The result follows a Public Inquiry which determined that the benefits of the wind farm would be significant.
Circus West, the first phase of the transformation of Battersea Power Station into a place that people call home, completes this summer. It opens up a precious new stretch of Thames riverside on the western side of the Power Station, connecting to Battersea Park.
LDA Design has helped renewable energy company RES secure consent for the expansion of the Hill of Towie Wind Farm in Moray.
LDA Design’s public realm scheme for the seaside town of Littlehampton in west Sussex has won a Royal Town Planning Institute’s Excellence in Planning Award for the Innovative Delivery of Infrastructure.
A scheme to transform South Kilburn, part of a major regeneration programme, has been shortlisted for this year’s New London Awards 2017.
New EIA regulations which come into force in England on 16 May 2017 will expand their scope and requirements. Developers can now demonstrate that an EIA is not required by describing the features and measures which will avoid or prevent significantly adverse effects on the environment at the screening stage. This could screen out borderline EIA developments but a level of certainty will still be needed that mitigation measures can be delivered.
LPAs will still need to adopt a screening opinion within three weeks, but this can be extended if the developer agrees.