ESA Architects has gained planning consent for its Dolphin site in Romford, Essex. This mixed-use development will provide an extension of about 10,000 m2 to the town's main shopping centre, complete with 229 flats and communal gardens. Work starts on site shortly. The project team included Walsh Associates as structural engineers, ESPM as project manager, CBA as QS, with Hulley Kirkwood as M&E engineer.