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  • Maurer Court. Copyright Greenwich Millennium Village Ltd.

    Greenwich observed

    Dominic O’Neill, CABE advisor
    21 May 2010

    A decade ago, Europe’s largest former gasworks was given a new lease of life when the Greenwich Peninsula became home to a new community. Today, a stroll through the quiet streets of Greenwich Millennium Village is a pleasantly reassuring experience.

  • Last chance to enter the 2010 Building for Life Awards

    12 May 2010

    The closing date for this year’s Building for Life awards is 28 May 2010.

  • Granville New Homes

    Granville's grandeur

    Ciaran Regan
    22 April 2010

    Granville New Homes is a redevelopment of historic Kilburn area which is a triumphant mix of old and new.

  • Entrancing in Wolves

    Ken Coupar
    25 March 2010

    Cross Street South, a development on the edge of Wolverhampton city centre completed in 2008, is an exemplary affordable housing scheme that will transform the surrounding area.

  • Lime Tree Square scored the highest ever Building for Life score in 2009. Photo by Knightstone Housing Association.

    Enter now for the 2010 Building for Life awards

    24 March 2010

    The Building for Life awards recognise those who have created places where we all want to live: homes and neighbourhoods that are greener, safer and more attractive.

  • HCA consultation about Building for Life

    24 March 2010

    The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) are consulting on their design and sustainability core standards.

  • The Culture Show makes the case for innovative social housing

    12 March 2010

    Tom Dyckhoff reviewed two housing schemes for the BBC’s The Culture Show, broadcast last night (11 March) to explore what architects can offer residents of social housing.

  • Some of the best housing this century

    3 December 2009

    Two winners of the Building for Life awards have earned the highest scores given to new housing developments since the initiative began in 2002.

  • Cross Street South

    Building for Life standards 2009

    2 December 2009

    A record 36 housing schemes, pictured below, achieved a Building for Life Standard in 2009. They include two with the highest scores ever: Icon - Lime Tree Square in Street, Somerset, and Cross Street South in Wolverhampton. This kind of housing sets a benchmark for the future.

  • Rostron Brow won a gold standard in 2008

    Is housing quality on the rise?

    13 October 2009

    A record number of 36 housing schemes have qualified for a Building for Life standard this year, up by a third from last year.

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