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Housing design seminar: creating value through quality

Presentations from the Homes and Communities Agency's housing design seminar held at Wolfson College in Cambridge on 21 May 2015.


The event informed and inspired partners to deliver high quality and well-designed places and included

  • the latest national picture in terms of policy development and the Housing Standards Review
  • case studies from registered providers who have successfully delivered good quality new homes
  • information from local authorities how they can provide design quality in a changing policy environment

Download presentations:

Creating value through quality - Michael Newey, Broadland Housing (PDF, 4.86MB, 22 pages)

Managing design in Cambridge - Glen Richardson, Cambridge County Council (PDF, 4.57MB, 34 pages)

Creating value through quality - Andrew Day, Countryside (PDF, 4.93MB, 15 pages)

Kids want space: building homes residents value - Elanor Warwick, Affinity Sutton (PDF, 4.56MB, 25 pages)

Building for Life 12 - Stefan Kruczkowski, Nottingham Trent University (PDF, 1.95MB, 33 pages)

Housing Design Awards: some takeaways - David Birkbeck, Design for Homes (PDF, 26.8MB, 51 pages)

The Medway Experience - Martin McKay, Medway Council (PDF, 5.45MB, 18 pages)

Creating value through collaborative design - Sophia de Sousa, The Glass House (PDF, 8.4MB, 15 pages)

We are none of us getting any younger - Terry Fuller, HCA (PDF, 1.3MB, 21 pages)

Design quality and sustainability: a new future - Jane Briginshaw, HCA (PDF, 1.18MB, 15 pages)

Local perspective dialogue continued; Quality counts designing for dementia - Lesley Banfield, HCA (PDF, 1.61MB, 18 pages)

Zero carbon homes policy and allowable solutions - Paul McGivern, HCA (PDF, 1.4MB, 16 pages)

Published 28 May 2015