Manchester 25-storey private rental tower approved


Build to rent specialist Packaged Living has got the green light to build a high-rise scheme of 352 flats in the developing Piccadilly East area of Manchester.

'The Castings' scheme...

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Plans submitted for hundreds of flats at Seifert’s Tolworth Tower


Masterplan will add two towers and convert post-war landmark from offices

3D Reid has submitted plans to add two blocks of flats beside Richard Seifert's 1964 Tolworth Tower.

The proposals are part...

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McAlpine starts on £57m Tower Works site in Leeds


Sir Robert McAlpine has started ground works on the £57m Tower Works site in the South Bank area of Leeds city centre.

The 1.13 hectare site will contain 245 new homes which are expected to complete in early 2023.


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Green light for 39-storey Sheffield tower


Developer SFGE Properties has gained planning approval to build a 39-storey residential block in Sheffield city centre.

It plans to redevelop the site of the former Primark store in the Castlegate area to create just over...

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Henry Construction wins London City Road tower


Henry Construction Projects has secured a 22-storey mixed residential and office tower project close to Silicon Roundabout in London.

The City Road project, known as The Arc, is the first in the UK for big European property...

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Sisk wins £260m Birmingham skyscraper


Build to rent specialist Moda Living has named John Sisk as the preferred contractor to deliver its Great Charles Street high-rise residential-led neighbourhood in Birmingham.

The £260m scheme is the...

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Go-ahead for 850-home west London TfL scheme


Transport for London has got the planning green light for its ambitious plan to build up to a dozen high-rise blocks alongside Tube train tracks in Acton, west London.

The plan for a long ribbon site at Bollo Lane has...

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Do tall buildings affect city air quality?


The University of Surrey is to investigate how increased construction of tall buildings will impact the meteorology, air quality, and climate of towns and cities in the UK.

The study is being launched after the...

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Tideway’s offsite ambition was hindered by contracts


The Tideway megaproject was unable to implement more ambitious offsite measures because of contractual issues, its chief technical officer Roger Bailey has revealed.

In the early years of the...

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Ryder’s 39-storey Birmingham tower approved despite heritage fears


Councillors have approved Ryder Architecture plans for a 39-storey tower in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter despite objections from heritage bodies

The city council's planning...

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Skyscraper completions fall 20% in Covid-marred 2020


The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has revealed that 106 buildings of 200m in height or greater were completed in 2020, a 20% fall from 2019, when 133 such buildings were completed.

The decline can be...

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Covid delays Laing O’Rourke start to £160m Salford tower


The developer behind Salford's tallest residential tower project has pushed back the construction start date by six months because of the Covid lockdown.

Hong Kong developer One Heritage this morning confirmed Laing O'Rourke...

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Go-ahead for 48-storey Birmingham Irish centre tower


Birmingham planners have given the thumbs up to a 48-storey build-to-rent scheme at the site of the former Irish Centre in the city.

Local developer Court Collaboration now plans to start work...

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Green light for Barratt 450-home Wembley Park scheme


A joint venture between Transport for London and Barratt London has got the planning green light for over 450 homes next to Wembley Park London Underground station.

The proposals will deliver 454 homes, including 40%...

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HK developer submits London tower plan


Hong Kong developer Tenacity has submitted plans for a 33-storey office block in London’s Square Mile.

The firm said it was backing the London office market in the belief that Covid-19 has changed the expectation of...

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