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.
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.
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.
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.
The Geospatial Commission has partnered with Innovate UK to create a £2m international competition which will look at how location data can spark innovation and support the future of mobility for the United Kingdom.
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.
The UK Government has shortlisted six design teams that will go through to the final stage of a competition to deliver affordable, healthy and eco-friendly ‘homes of the future’, with one team saying it is “on a crusade to abolish identikit development”.