New ‘vertical farm’ opened in Paddington

New ‘vertical farm’ opened in Paddington

Square Mile Farms has opened its first vertical farm in the UK at the Paddington Central development in West London. Square Mile Farms grow crops ‘hydroponically’ meaning they are grown inside in nutrient-rich water and using artificial light. The farm will grow crops such as kale, fennel and basil for...

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Thames boat trips to double

Thames boat trips to double

Transport for London has unveiled plans to double the number of trips on their Thames river boat network to 20 million by 2035. The plans, announced on 6th November, are aimed to handle this increase in volume in a ‘safe and sustainable’ manner for closer collaboration between Transport for London, the...

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A Modest Masterpiece

A Modest Masterpiece

This year’s Stirling Prize, the highest accolade in British architecture, has unusually been won by a housing scheme; even more unusually, affordable housing. A dozen years ago Mikhail Riches and Cathy Hawley won the commission from Norwich City Council for 105 affordable houses and flats, now known as Goldsmith Street....

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