By Joe Bradbury Digital Editor of Housing Association Magazine
In the midst of a rapidly changing environmental landscape, the push towards sustainability and reduced emissions has become a focal point for both the Conservative and Labour parties in the UK.
In this article I delve into two key aspects: the significance of Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ) and their role in the Uxbridge by-election results, and the upcoming challenges in achieving ambitious net zero targets.
Crittall Windows has been selected to manufacture and install replacement steel fenestration for one of London’s most iconic high-rise residential blocks.
Trellick Tower remains a major symbol of the Brutalist architectural style of the 1970s. With its distinctive separate lift and service tower, connected to the main structure by aerial walkways, the 98-metre-tall, 31-storey edifice is a significant landmark in West London.
Wates Residential has extended its partnership with the housing association Orbit after being appointed to help deliver a £9.4 million project for new homes in the London Borough of Bexley. The national developer is working with Orbit to build the West Street redevelopment in Erith, south east London.
The proposed scheme will see vacant buildings including a former car parts warehouse replaced with a contemporary low-rise design including seven homes for London Affordable Rent, 14 homes for London Living Rent and 21 homes for Shared Ownership sale. The plans also include a car park with electric charging points and large community garden.
Dulux Trade has assembled a panel of leading industry experts to share their design insights and initiatives under the theme, ‘Future Proofing Design’ at RIBA London later this month.
Wandle, the south London housing association has completed its Section.106 affordable homes development designed by Marchini Curran Architects at the Taper Building, 175 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1, providing 38 new homes.
The development was undertaken by Peveril Securities Long Lane and built by Tolent Construction. Pellings, was the consultancy, acting as Employer’s Agent for Wandle.
The shortfall is over seven times higher than many other regions in England and is over double the next highest region, the South East, which has a shortfall of 85,284.
The figures are from a report London Home Truths 2017/18 by the National Housing Federation, which analyses key housing data across England annually.
The National Housing Federation, which represents housing associations, social landlords to over 2.7 million homes, says most of this housing gap could be met by unlocking public land. The City Hall’s register of public land (1) shows there are 36,287 sites of public land that could be built on. According to the Mayor of London’s office, if all of these were unlocked, a minimum of 130,000 homes could be built.