Sep 21, 2017 Last Updated 11:00 PM, Sep 10, 2017
Nicola Johnson, Campaign Manager for Marley Eternit’s Cedral Facades, discusses how the latest European Investment Bank (EIB) affordable housing loan presents the ideal opportunity for affordable housing to receive a visual refresh.
A pioneering social housing project designed to help tackle fuel poverty has been launched at an affordable homes scheme in Northumberland.
Despite a difficult economic climate, social housing projects are gathering pace with recent figures showing a total of 66,640 affordable homes were built in England in 2014-15, 55% higher than in 2013-14.

The legacy of high-rise housing

  • Sep 20, 2017
  • Published in Housing
As residential developments reach new heights, what have we learned from the tower-block social housing of the 60s? James Miller, Director, and Tom Shaw, Residential Project Director, Ramboll explain more.

Social standards

  • Sep 20, 2017
  • Published in Housing
Design standards for affordable housing in London often clash with what has been approved during planning. To avoid costly redesigns, Simon Hansard of Ashby Design says planners and developers must consider these standards at the very start of a project.
The redevelopment of the eastern end of the Thames View Estate in Barking provides 276 high quality affordable homes for Londoners, achieved without grant-funding or cross-subsidy: the development was made possible by a new private investment model designed to enable social regeneration.

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