Case studies

Read more about award-winning schemes and the best of international housing design.  See who won Building for Life Awards in 2009.

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  • Rostron Brow


    This small scheme is to be found nestled amongst Stockport’s historic, in places medieval, core.

  • Royal Arsenal

    Woolwich, London

    The Royal Arsenal was established in 1671 and became the largest complex for the manufacture and storage of armaments and military equipment in Britain.

  • Scalebor Park

    Scalebor Park


    Scalebor Park is situated on the edge of a village in the greenbelt, and is located between Bradford and Leeds.

  • Scharnhauser Park

    Ostfildern, Germany

    Ostfildern, a town with 35,000 inhabitants, is located in the urban periphery of Stuttgart. The region is economically prosperous, but suffers from a considerable housing shortage and resulting high prices for housing.

  • Selwyn Street

    Selwyn Street


    This first development under the Oldham Rochdale Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder is also the first Building for Life Gold Standard winner in the North West region.

  • Sinclair Building


    The Sinclair building is one of Sheffield’s finest mixed-use developments.

  • South at Didsbury Point

    South at Didsbury Point

    Didsbury, Manchester

    Described as 'an urban village', this development aims to be a landmark in providing the intensity of city living in a suburban location.

  • St Andrew's

    Bromley-by-Bow, London

    The first phase of St Andrew’s, a residential-led scheme close to the London 2012 Olympic venue, provides 194 homes rises above the standard of many high-density regeneration developments and creates a real sense of place.

  • St Mary's Island

    St Mary's Island

    Chatham, Kent

    Introducing prefabricated timber construction (up to five storeys high) from sustainable forests was fundamental to this project’s success.

  • Staiths South Bank

    Staiths South Bank


    At the eastern end of a formerly contaminated isolated site at Dunston Staiths, this development is the outcome of a mainstream housing developer’s response to designer Wayne Hemingway’s provocative criticism of the ‘Wimpeyfication’ of Britain by volume housebuilders.

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