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Industry Professional

Industry Professional

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  • Comment on: ‘The worst building in the world awards’

    Industry Professional's comment 30-Jun-2015 2:41 pm

    "We have a housing crisis because new housing, new neighbourhoods and new multistorey blocks are consistently, unambiguously and predictably unpopular with most of the public most of the time." This is simply false, and makes you start to doubt the rest of what's said.

  • Comment on: Coalition of critics slams the Garden Bridge

    Industry Professional's comment 1-Jun-2015 9:06 am

    It's an old fashioned folly, pure and simple. This would be fine if like most historic follies it was privately funded. Remove the public funding and finance it through corporate altruism and it would be fine.

  • Comment on: Garden Bridge Trust launches 'myth busting' campaign

    Industry Professional's comment 13-Apr-2015 11:09 am

    Nothing said about maintenance costs and who will pay them?

  • Comment on: Space standards adopted in radical shake-up for homes

    Industry Professional's comment 30-Mar-2015 1:18 pm

    Well written Ian. Not one respondent refers to children in their response. Whilst internal space standards are important so is private (and public) outside space for growing playing children. Apartments / flats are not places for growing children either for themselves, their parents or their neighbours. Will the 7.5sqm standard stop estate agents from referring to large cupboards as bedrooms ?

  • Comment on: Building great schools

    Industry Professional's comment 16-Mar-2015 12:08 pm

    Roger, Couldn't agree with you more and keen to get involved. Whatever the colour(s) of the next government there's no doubt that we have a huge challenge to meet demand. The danger for the profession is that we fall into the trap of just saying we need more money - we need to be more creative than that as it's very unlikely that £/m2 rates will improve after May. So we need to be asking how we can use space more effectively? Whether a 'traditional' arrangement of classroom spaces is the most efficient/ effective way of delivering the curriculum, and so on. Timetabling is another area where we might find significant opportunities to make better quality spaces that work for more of the day. I could go on... Philip Watson (Atkins)

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