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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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  • Garrison Woods

    Calgary, Canada

    Garrison Woods illustrates a new type of development in the highly suburban Canadian city of Calgary and makes use of the regeneration of a decommissioned military base to help meet a growing demand for an urban lifestyle with an eclectic and integrated mix of housing types and services.

  • Grange View

    Grange View

    Henlow, Bedfordshire

    Grange View is a low-density development of houses and flats on a commercial site in the middle of the 'large village' of Henlow.

  • Granville New Homes. Photo by Tim Crocker

    Granville New Homes

    Brent, London

    A very striking development which responds successfully to its conservation area context at the same time as delivering attractive homes and high quality open spaces.

  • Great Bow Yard 00

    Great Bow Yard

    Langport, Somerset

    Great Bow Yard is an exemplary sustainable development of 12 homes, described by the Building for Life judges as "a healthy place with healthy materials".

  • Gun Wharf

    Gun Wharf


    The Cannon and Cornwall Street housing project at Gun Wharf, Plymouth has fulfilled the need to replace a run down post-war estate with a mixed occupancy development that reflects the current needs of the area. The mixed-use units vary from 1-bedroom flats to 3-4 bedroom town houses, and sit on a stepped terrace overlooking the river Tamar.

  • Gunwharf Quays


    A massive regeneration of a former naval depot in Portsmouth, this long-term project has had a tremendous impact both locally and regionally.

  • GWL-terrein


    GWL-terrein illustrates that a car-free development can be a viable way of creating excellent public spaces and a liveable community.

  • Hegianwandweg

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Hegianwandweg is located only 11 minutes away from Zurich city centre by tram, yet the site has a distinctively suburban flavour. It is situated between an area of 1930s blocks of flats, arranged in parallel, and a 1970s high rise home for elderly people.

  • Highgate


    Bounded by heavily trafficked trunk roads on two flanks and within a conservation area, this striking development of 26 flats and 34 town houses, all for private sale, is on a prominent steeply sloping site overlooking Durham city centre with its World Heritage Site of castle and cathedral.

  • Horsebridge Development


    Thirty four new dwellings form part of a skilfully executed mixed use development shoehorned into Whitstable town centre where the long and winding main street meets the edge of the Thames Estuary.

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