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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

Housing

Help to Buy boosts housebuilding figures

1-Jun-2014

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

29-May-2014

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

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Collective completes 'contemporary tenament'

22-May-2014

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

Housing

Housing market poses biggest threat to economy, says Carney

20-May-2014

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

19-May-2014

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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