Government urged to invest £5.3bn in green retrofits
With UK homes accounting for 35% of the country’s energy use, the Construction Leadership Council has urged the government to back its 20-year blueprint for retrofitting existing houses in the forthcoming Heat and Buildings Strategy.
Queen’s Speech: ‘significant opportunity’ in digital planning
Confirmation in the Queen’s Speech that the UK government will pursue laws to modernise the planning system were cautiously welcomed by the property industry, although the specifics of those plans are still unclear.
Future Homes Standard brings ‘much-needed clarity’ but falls short on ambition
Industry leaders broadly welcomed new building regulations aimed at drastically cutting carbon emissions in new homes by 2025 while questioning whether it goes far enough. In its response to the Future Homes Standard consultation launched last year, the government introduced energy efficiency standards to ensure new homes produce 75-80% less carbon by 2025. In a […]
U+I calls for digital taskforce to fix brownfield data
The UK needs a “digital taskforce” to combat a “serious gap in understanding” of brownfield land, which is stifling opportunities to build more homes and communities, according to a report from regeneration specialist U+I.
VU.CITY’s virtual reality model of Square Mile launched
The most advanced, fully interactive virtual reality digital twin of a major city area has been unveiled in a collaboration between the City of London Corporation, Innovate UK, New London Architecture and VU.CITY.
Mayor of London and Bryden Wood upgrade modular housing design app
Supported by the Mayor of London, tech-led design practice Bryden Wood and modern construction guru Mark Farmer’s consultancy Cast, have released a significant new version of their free PRiSM app, which harnesses the latest digital technology and data to help design and build manufactured homes.