As Welwyn Garden City turns 100, what lessons can we take from it with the creation of new ‘Garden Cities’ planned for the Oxford , Milton Keynes to Cambridge corridor? Martin Williams, Director of Welwyn based practice Saunders discusses

Welwyn Garden City as its name suggests, is a garden city, founded by Sir Ebenezer Howard in the 1920s following his previous experiment in Letchworth Garden City, and designed by Louis de Soissons. At the time Howard had called for... View Article

First look inside Didsbury’s newest secondary school

As most pupils across the UK take a break from the classroom, the first professional photography of South Manchester’s newest school has revealed how modern design is already impacting daily life for pupils and teachers alike. Didsbury High School, a... View Article

Alternative solutions

The skills shortage has been the topic of great discussion within the construction industry for many months, with factors such as Brexit and the difficulties in attracting young recruits often thought to blame for the effect on our country’s construction... View Article

Lacking necessary bite

From David Bowen, Founder, Logicor Building regulations, the fundamental tools which help us building better, safer and more efficient homes, are undergoing a significant change. About time too. For too long they have not kept pace with changing practices and... View Article

LGA responds to government announcement on building safe

Responding to the Government’s building safety announcement, Lord Porter, the Local Government Association’s building safety spokesman, said: “Residents have a right to be safe and feel safe in their own homes. This is even more important during the current coronavirus... View Article

Lead8 Wins International Urban Renewal Competition

Lead8, the international award-winning design firm, is proud to announce it has recently won the international competition bid for the Hubei Coordination Urban Renewal Project in Shenzhen. Appointed by China Resources Land (CRL), Lead8 is delivering the overall retail planning... View Article

Farrells win Wakefield City Centre Masterplan

Whilst we all navigate through the next few weeks and months, at Farrells we are committed to using this time effectively and communicating on subject matters that relate to our industry. Providing a mix of thought leadership and news from... View Article

Humanising the workplace

As a designer of workplaces, I’m fascinated by the adaptability of millions of people around the world as they embrace the transition from office to home working, and by the growing debate as to whether or not it can, or... View Article