Appleby Blue internal courtyard

A new model for later living: Appleby Blue in Southwark

This modern take on the traditional almshouse is intended to reduce loneliness and isolation by bringing community groups into the building and promoting interaction between residents. Could it tempt older people out of their family homes?

Durley Chine hub from east

The education centre built from reclaimed beach timber

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council has built an education centre from timber groynes reclaimed from the beach. Thomas Lane looks at the project, which has been shortlisted for the net zero award at this year’s Building Awards

Flow bridge visualisation

Going with the Flow: a railway footbridge fit for the future

Network Rail wants to replace rural level crossings with bridges. A team has come up with an alternative to steel that is 40% cheaper to build with less embodied carbon

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Sheerness Dockyard Church: from fire damaged ruin to thriving community hub

Historic grade II* listed building reborn in £9.5m project as a multi-purpose facility for local residents


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