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Colville Estate in east London - Phase 3 approved July 2014

Hackney approves towers by Karakusevic Carson and Chipperfield

1-Aug-2014

Karakusevic Carson Architects and David Chipperfield Architects have won planning for two apartment towers on the Colville Estate in Hackney, east London

Morrow and Lorraine Great Marlborough Street

Office-to-resi schemes ‘fuelling’ commercial shortages

29-Jul-2014

Planning changes allowing offices to be converted into homes have fuelled shortages of commercial space in London and the South East, according to a new report

View_from_across_river_Heliport_Heights

Alsop heliport tower cleared for take-off

25-Jul-2014

Wandsworth Council has approved a 15-storey residential tower designed by Will Alsop’s ALL Design practice next to London Heliport, in Battersea.

Alison Brooks Architects' proposal for Peabody's Archway site

Revealed: Peabody names new major projects panel

24-Jul-2014

Architects including 2014 Stirling Prize-shortlisted practices Haworth Tompkins and Mecanoo among nine named to deliver 5,000 new homes

Brandon Lewis

New housing minister: ‘We must maintain momentum on housebuilding’

24-Jul-2014

In his first interview since becoming the new joint planning and housing minister, Brandon Lewis talks about his role, council housebuilding and what can be learned from Stirling Prize-winning schemes

Peter Barber Architects' Kiln Place

Peter Barber reveals plans for Gospel Oak housing scheme

22-Jul-2014

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Peter Barber Architects has revealed plans for a mixed-tenure housing scheme in Gospel Oak, north London

Hilary Benn

Hilary Benn: ‘We want more housebuilders coming into the market’

21-Jul-2014

Shadow communities and local government secretary Hilary Benn MP on the role of architects in housebuilding and on protecting the green belt

Ollier Smurthwaite's 167-home Churchgate in Manchester

Ollier Smurthwaite to lodge Churchgate Manchester plans

21-Jul-2014

The first phase of Ollier Smurthwaite Architects’ housing-led Churchgate scheme is set to be submitted to Manchester City Council for planning permission

Proctor & Matthews

Proctor and Matthews wins go-ahead for Cotswold retirement homes

16-Jul-2014

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Proctor and Matthews has won planning for a 114-home retirement village in Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Richard Rogers

Rogers: New garden cites 'threaten urban revival'

16-Jul-2014

Richard Rogers has warned that new ‘garden city’ greenfield housing developments favoured by the coalition government risk undermining the potential of urban regeneration and lead to new ‘suburban sprawl’

hhbr's Copper Lane 'co-housing' scheme in Stoke Newington

London's first co-housing scheme completes

14-Jul-2014

Work has completed on this £1.6million project by Henley Halebrown Rorrison (HHbR) which is being hailed as London’s first ‘co-housing’ scheme

Mae Brentford Lock

Mae scoops second phase of Brentford Lock housing

9-Jul-2014

Mae has been appointed for the second phase of the regeneration at Brentford Lock in West London

North Gardner Street by Cameron Webster Architects

Better homes: Winners of the 2014 Saltire Housing Design Awards

8-Jul-2014

Glasgow-based Cameron Webster has picked up the top prize in this year’s celebration of the best Scottish homes - the Saltire Housing Design Awards

bptw's Shakespeare House refurbishment

bptw completes Hackney housing

8-Jul-2014

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] East London-based practice bptw has completed the refurbishment of a 1930s block of flats in Hackney

Cane Hill scheme

HTA's Cane Hill scheme given go-ahead

20-Jun-2014

A scheme by HTA to develop 675 homes on former psychiatric hospital site at Cane Hill in Coulsdon has been approved by the Mayor of London.

Typical four bedroom family home

Britain's 'shoe-box' houses among smallest in Europe

19-Jun-2014

Britain’s homes are among the most cramped in Europe, with more than half falling foul of recommended space standards according to a new study

David Wells of Muse Developments

Muse's David Wells: ‘I like architects who can draw’

19-Jun-2014

David Wells, development director at Muse Developments, on choosing architects that can draw and the commercial property shortage

Fletcher Priest's masteplan for Berkeley's Woodberry Downs development

Architects welcome developer’s commitment to space standards

12-Jun-2014

Architects have welcomed a move by Berkeley to commit to minimum space standards for all new homes

England and Wales are facing a shortfall in available land to build on

Lack of land could cause 258,000 housing shortfall

9-Jun-2014

The government needs to double the number of new homes being built per year to 250,000 to have any chance of reining in the looming housing crisis

Green Deal

Industry slams move to exempt small schemes from zero carbon commitments

4-Jun-2014

Today’s Queen’s Speech has confirmed the government’s plans to water-down its commitment to making all homes zero carbon by 2016

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