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.
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.
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.
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.