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Nick Clegg

Clegg: Homeowners won’t lose out from garden cities


Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has suggested homeowners could receive compensation if their homes are affected by plans for new garden cities

Colville Estate in east London - Phase 3 approved July 2014

Hackney approves towers by Karakusevic Carson and Chipperfield


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


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


Alsop heliport tower cleared for take-off


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


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’


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


[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

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