How odd that this report should come from the Bartlett, a school that churns out masses of architecture students each year into the industry who have no skills whatsoever in realistic housing design. It's a photoshop-school for pretty pictures devoid of any real-world applications. The planning department should have a little chat with their colleagues. 99% of these kids can lecture you on parametric design and grasshopper, but can't detail a plasterboard partition or cite a single building reg that would apply to housing.
Paul Finch and Peter Phillips are the perfet example of why the world will be a better place once the Boomer generation ends. If it still exists, of course, after their generation is done poisoning the planet and ruining existence for future human beings.
As for 'cheap European architects', I thought that architects were given the special priority visa status following Brexit? If anything, the UK will get even more cheap foreign architects. Anyone thinking this result will increase the wellbeing of architects is truly smoking some good stuff, or is simply a Boomer.
Aaahh of course. It's not the politicians' fault. Nor the greedy developers. Nor the architects who accept these commissions. It's the immigrants of course! For being alive and taking up your space. Let's rant about that. And while we're at it, let's also call for British immigrants to be sent packing from Spain, France, Falklands, Cyprus, Malta, Gibraltar, and especially Mauritius where they are illegals.
@Russell - what about part M? Corridor widths, turning circles, WCs, kitchens services and controls positioning, fire means of escape... I suppose the minimal requirements are pretty minimal, but still, 8.3sqm....
Can someone explain how on earth they can meet building regs in 8sqm and 13 sqm flats?