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The Silver Rush Begins: Eric Kuhne interviewed as Silvertown gets green light


Newham Council have today backed plans to transform the derelict dockyards of Silvertown by granting outline planning permission to The SilverTown Partnership (STP).

Eric R. Kuhne of CivicArts joined STP director Barry Jessup at the iconic Millennium Mills to be interviewed by the BBC, and explain how his concept masterplan was inspired by the dock's rich industrial and entrepreneurial heritage.

Occupying a 62-acre site around the historic Pontoon Dock the approved Silvertown Partnership scheme was evolved over 12 months, with CivicArts acting as Concept Masterplanner and Fletcher Priest Architects as Masterplanner/Lead Consultant. Combining homes, restaurants, and local retail services with a collection of commercial spaces, it aims to be the incubator of new ideas and industries to fuel the future prosperity of East London.

When complete, Silvertown Quays is forecast to attract £33 million of spending per annum to the local Newham economy, and contribute upwards of £260 million gross value to the London economy as a whole.

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Giving berth to the Superyacht Miami Show: 16 Luxury superyachts dock at Watson Island.


16 Luxury superyachts along with their toys like a helicopter docked at the new Island Gardens Deep Harbour Marina on Watson Island and getting ready for the inaugural Supeelection of superyachts from companies including Burgess, Moran Yacht & Ship, Norwood and Ocean Independence totalling more than $800 million ryacht Miami Show running Thursday through Monday as an addition to Yachts Miami Beach show. When fully completed, the new marina will be able to accommodate 35 to 75 yachts from 80 to 550 feet, the largest collection of slips for yachts of this size in South Florida and North America's only marina exclusively designed for superyachts.







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Titanic Attraction:

Global Travel search engine has named Titanic belfast amongst the top 10 attractions to visit in the UK.


The CivicArts designed Museum in Belfast has won praise for how quickly it has become an Icon of the city and Northern Ireland.



Remaking the world’s greatest cities:


Two of CivicArts projects have made a list featured in Tech Insider, highlighting city rejuvenating “mega projects”.


The list of seven, compiled by MIT real estate professor Steve Weikal, in an interview with Tech Insider, features CivicArts’ Titanic quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and also Barangaroo in Sydney Australia, which Civicarts was involved in during concept design.


“For 20 years we have been creating the city state, as the new art form of CivicArts.”

Eric Kuhne.


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Titanic Belfast is named Europe’s leading tourist attraction 2016

CivicArt’s Titanic Belfast project scooped the prestigious award last week at the World Travel Awards held in Sardinia this year.

The ceremony which has been called the “Tourism Oscars” has been running 23 years, and Titanic Belfast beat off competition from the likes of Buckingham palace, The Eifel Tower, and the Sagrada Família.

Titanic Belfast has been enjoying continued success, welcoming its 3 millionth visitor last month.


First Minister Arlene Foster joins celebrations with Titanic Belfast's Vice-Chairman Conal Harvey, and Chief Executive Tim Husbands MBE



Touchwood to celebrate its 15 birthday

The 650,000 square foot shopping center in Solihull, opened its door for the first time in September 2001, with the official Royal opening By Her Majesty the Queen in July 2002.

Solihull has been praised for its design which stitches itself into the urban fabric of the town creating new animated public spaces.

The award winning center is marking the event with a series of promotions and competitions.

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Mid valley Tower sees the light.


Civicarts Mid Valley Tower of Light progresses well.

Latest photographs from the Site adjacent to the hugely successful Mid valley gardens, also designed by CivicArts, show construction is progressing well.


When complete the tower will offer 56 storeys of office and residential space and a banquet hall for 1000 people.

The tower is due to be completed in 2017.



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