Taking pride in inclusivity

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Anchor Hanover has been chosen to deliver the UK’s first ‘extra-care’ housing scheme for LGBT+ people, in south Manchester. Charles Taylor from Anchor Hanover takes Jack Wooler through the proposals. What’s believed to be the first UK... View Article

Steeling yourself for the future

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Stuart Judge of the Steel Window Association considers the performance benefits of contemporary steel frames in terms of meeting the future challenges for housebuilding. Britain can take pride in the way its big pharmaceutical companies and top... View Article

Belway breathes life back into historical printworks

Bellway Homes recently launched The Printworks, a collection of 96 new homes, in central Reading. This development, which comprises both houses and apartments is centrally located on Cardiff Road, conveniently close to Reading mainline station. The scheme is set on... View Article

A little lift goes a long way

When commuting to an office several days a week, taking the stairs might be considered healthier, but it is not always an option when there are over five floors. Even with bearing in mind safety guidelines in the context of... View Article

BDP school design makes Scottish Design Awards shortlist

Ayr Grammar primary school, designed by BDP’s Glasgow studio, has been shortlisted in the annual Scottish Design Awards. The sensitively restored historic building, located on the edge of the 17th Century Citadel of Ayr, is one of six buildings making... View Article

Breathing life into a Bradford icon

The transformation of Bradford’s Conditioning House – from a dilapidated mill into the city’s premier postcode – is complete. Leeds-based developer, Priestley Homes, has converted the Grade-II listed building into 153 modern apartments. The group’s main contractor, Priestley Construction, brought... View Article

Connected and fair: Ethical IoT for social housing

Internet of Things (IoT) technology can reduce energy bills and carbon emissions, lessen the impact of fuel poverty, and fundamentally improve living conditions to create healthier and more liveable homes. Despite this, a whopping 84% of social housing residents are... View Article

How can design make leisure centres more inclusive?

Sport England estimates that inactivity causes one in six deaths and costs the NHS approximately £1 billion per year. With UK sport and leisure facilities now reopening their doors, we need to consider who is using these facilities and what... View Article