Sustainability in Development
While there may be no silver bullet for all housing woes, Stuart Cameron at Morgan Tucker considers what constitutes good quality housing and how two factors – The Lifetime Homes Initiative and technology – may have some of the answers.
Business Unit Director for Kingspan Timber Solutions, Ian Loughnane, shares his perspective on the merits of high-performance building envelopes and the company’s experience of building low-energy homes.
The latest £650m jewel in Britain’s scientific crown, the Francis Crick Institute has opened in the Camden Borough of London, with some of the country’s most esteemed researchers and scientists now taking up residence under its vaulted roof. The institute will aim to tackle disease and illness concerns of the 21st century, by researching the mechanics of how illness develops and pushing resulting discoveries to enhance treatments for patients.
Last year, the Malmö Municipality in Sweden unveiled the opening of Slussplan, a brand new urban park. One year on, Slussplan Urban Park has proved to be a great success, offering a public space with sustainability at its core.
The site of the old Greenwich District Hospital has not only been transformed into one of the most desirable postcodes in London, but has also been credited with creating hundreds of jobs and affordable new homes. Nestled in the busy South East London district, Greenwich Square is an award-winning, striking regeneration scheme.