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Peter Barber Architects' Kiln Place

Peter Barber reveals plans for Gospel Oak housing scheme


[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’


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


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


[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'


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


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


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


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


[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


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


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’


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


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


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


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


Help to Buy boosts housebuilding figures


The government’s contentious Help to Buy scheme has fuelled a demand for new build homes - but has barely impacted on London’s housing market

WSP hospital overbuild

Build homes above hospitals, says WSP


WSP has said building homes above London’s existing NHS buildings could solve the capital’s housing shortage


Collective completes 'contemporary tenament'


Collective Architecture has unwrapped this £5.2 million residential block for Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association in Glasgow


Housing market poses biggest threat to economy, says Carney


Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned that the housing market poses the biggest risk to the UK’s economy

Fletcher Priest's 34 hectare Woodberry Down masterplan in Hackney, north east London

Boris gives go-ahead for Fletcher Priest’s Hackney estate revamp


The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has approved Fletcher Priest’s 3,000-home masterplan for the Woodberry Down estate in Hackney

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