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The regeneration of the Thames Water pump station site has been considered since the late 1990s when an application was turned down for 200 cul-de-sac units. A new proposal by developer St James Homes and architects Stock Woolstencroft has fulfilled the requirement for a high-density scheme with a high quality contemporary design.
Fondly known locally as ‘Ballamory’ after the BBC children’s television programme, this housing scheme has raised people’s aspirations for their part of the city.
Situated on the edge of Basingstoke, this mixed scheme of houses and flats incorporates shops and community buildings, replacing an overspill estate of four and five storey walk up maisonettes and flats.
The redevelopment of this site has been described as a 'textbook approach to urban renewal', and earned the developer, Urban Splash, a RIBA Client of the Year Award in 2001.
Paris Rive Gauche is built on the site of former railway sidings and represents a major redevelopment of industrial land on the left bank of the Seine in Paris’s 13th Arrondissement. It is focused around the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (National Library) and the relocated Denis Diderot University.
Park Central is a residential, commercial and leisure project being developed over 10 years.
Occupying a historic Thames side site close to a number of Grade II listed buildings, this project represents the first two phases of a staged replacement of several blocks of 1960s and early 1970s corridor access council flats.
Described as an urban village, the first phase of this development comprises 920 dwellings on a 14 hectare (45 acre) site.
Putney Wharf, London
St George has delivered a new urban quarter on the banks of the River Thames. With its high-quality public realm and considered mix of bars and restaurants, it has quickly become established in south west London.
This low-density traditional development is located in parkland two miles from Guildford town centre.
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