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2014 Saltire Medal winner: North Gardner Street by Cameron Webster Architects

Saltire Society launches 2015 housing design awards


The Saltire Housing Design Awards has opened for entries – this year featuring a new ‘landscape in housing’ category

Demolition of the Heygate Estate in Southwark, south London. Photography by Lotte Sheedy

Report: London loses 8,000 social homes in a decade


London has lost more than 8,000 social homes in the past 10 years, according to a new report from the London Assembly’s Housing Committee

RIBA's Build a Better Britain campaign 2015

RIBA rolls out 2015 General Election campaign


The RIBA wants its members to lobby parliamentary candidates around the country and get them to pledge ‘to build a better Britain’

Bell Phillips' proposals for St Chad's [February 2015]

Bell Phillips wins go-ahead for 128 'council houses' in Essex


Bell Phillips Architects has won approval for this 128 home, council-backed scheme in Tilbury, Essex

HTA Design with Potton

Carillion Igloo gets green light for pioneering custom-build scheme


Joint venture developer Carillion Igloo has won planning for its groundbreaking custom-build scheme at Trevenson Park South in Pool, Cornwall

Spillers Quay in Newcastle. Image by Oliver Dixon

Cabinet Office to judge BIM ‘speed design’ contest in Newcastle


Build Earth Live has announced an international contest to ‘speed design’ a new development in Newcastle in under 48 hours using BIM

Jestico and Whiles' proposals for Caledonian Road - Carnoustie Road

Jestico + Whiles wins green light for railside homes at King's Cross


Islington Council has approved plans by Jestico + Whiles for this 156 home scheme at the north-eastern tip of the King’s Cross masterplan

3D printed buildings in China. Image courtesy

Chinese firm 3D prints villa and apartment block


A Shanghai-based company has used a giant 3D printer to create a six-storey apartment block and mansion

Russ Edwards of Pocket. Image by Tom Heycock\Archiboo

Pocket: ‘We want to diversify our canon of architects’


Russ Edwards, design director at affordable housing developer Pocket is seeking a raft of new practices to deliver compact housing schemes in the capital

PRP's approved plans for Lewisham [Muse Developments] - January 2015 - view

PRP wins planning for 169-home Lewisham towers


London Borough of Lewisham has approved two tower blocks designed by PRP Architects as part of its Lewisham Gateway regeneration project

Urbed Uxcester expansion

Wolfson winner already 'in talks' over urban extensions


Masterplanner URBED is working with councils and landowners on a number of projects based on the principles of its Wolfson prize-winning entry

Formation's proposals for former Cambridge City stadium

Formation nets planning for homes on Cambridge City FC ground


New images have been released of a recently-approved housing development on the former ground of Cambridge City FC

Proctor and Matthews' north-west Cambridge scheme

More architects line up for Cambridge extension work


Alison Brooks Architects (ABA), Proctor Matthews and Pollard Thomas Edwards have been appointed to work on a major new housing quarter as part of the north-west Cambridge extension programme

Wirral Waters

Government shortlists sites for new housing zones


The government has shortlisted 29 schemes for a share of £200million of loans aimed at kickstarting housing delivery on brownfield land

Manchester Town Hall

Manchester targets £300m annual housing investment

8-Jan-2015 | Updated: 8-Jan-2015

A partnership between the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Manchester City Council hopes to attract £300million of investment annually to build 55,000 new homes in the city by 2027

Erith Park phase 2, by Broadway Malyan

Boris announces £220m fund for affordable homes schemes


The Mayor of London has announced a £220million funding boost for two new schemes designed to help Londoners buy affordable homes.

Heygate Estate Elephant and Castle

Social housing starts plummet in Q4 2014


The decline of social housing starts in England and Wales continued in the last quarter of 2014, new figures reveal

Darling Associates' College Road Tower

Darling’s £55m Croydon tower set to start on site


A 37-storey tower in central Croydon designed by AJ100 practice Darling Associates is set to start on-site in next year.

Angel Gardens, Moda Living (NOMA) by Fuse and Haus collective

Plans revealed for another Manchester resi-tower


Plans for a new 36-storey tower providing private sector rented housing (PRS) in Manchester have been revealed by HAUS Collective and Fuse Studios

PRP's Wayland House scheme for Network Housing Group in Stockwell, south west London

Network Housing reveals framework architects


Stirling Prize-winner Haworth Tompkins and Weston Williamson are among 17 practices chosen for a high-profile social housing framework in the capital

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