Category Archives: Housing

The Grenfell Tower Disaster

In the early hours of June 14th 2017 more than 80 people died in a council owned tower block in Kensington, the wealthiest area of one of the richest cities in the world. The deaths and injuries to the people … Continue reading

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Beyond The Dreaming Spires

THE OTHER OXFORD, FAR FROM THE TOURIST TRAIL Mention Oxford to most people and an image of beautiful golden stone buildings with spires and domes comes to mind. The High Street or ‘The High’ is surely one of the most … Continue reading

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Housing Design Crisis

In an effort to improve on the woeful standard of housing design in the UK the last government launched the Building for Life 12 scheme in 2014. It is ‘designed to help local communities become more involved in design conversations and in shaping development … Continue reading

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