The Peace Garden Pt 1
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The ‘Peace Garden’ at Altona Meadows School is somewhat unique. This large build was initiated, managed and built by an incredibly enthusiastic parent and congregational team with regular encouragement and guidance from Cheswick Consultants landscape architect, Jai Cheswick.

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Expect new planning policies for declining suburbs
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Suburbs Falling Behind Inner Cities A new Suburban Task Force – like the Urban Task Force – is needed to boost regeneration in outer city areas. Despite being seen as places of relative prosperity, according to the Smith Institute, a centre left think tank, over the last decade many have struggled, with shifting employment, poverty […]

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Post Brexit Cheer from China
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China’s £1 Billion Investment in Sheffield It seems like our ‘half full – sunshine’ movement (Weekly Insight 5 August 16) has already started to bring us all some sunshine as we learn that China’s Sichuan Guodong Construction Group has inked a deal with Sheffield City Council to invest up to £1bn over the next 60 […]

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The ‘New Rules’ of ther Development Game
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In Stephen Hunt’s view, “There is a disconnect between the client’s expectations of RIBA stages and BIM design methodology.” As MD of a building services consultancy, he is well placed to know. Historically, construction projects followed the RIBA seven stage model. The framework of this runs from feasibility at stage one right through to monitoring […]

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Legal Boost from Brexit
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“Bring me Sunshine” Do you remember this cheerful little song that Morecambe and Wise used as their curtain closer? So, are you a glass half full, or half empty person?

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