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How disused land and buildings are getting a new lease of life

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The Tate Modern art gallery is housed within a former power station.

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The towns and cities we live and work in may seem like hives of activity, but a closer look shows that’s not always the case. Whether it’s an empty building or scrap of land, pockets of unused, dilapidated and overgrown space punctuate the urban environment.

And while these areas can often become unloved eyesores, they also offer an opportunity for the development of sustainable design projects.

Take the area of Peckham, in southeast London. There, French multinational ENGIE is planning to turn a site formerly used as garage space into 23 homes.

Designed to be low…



Source cnbc.com

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