Friday 04 September 2020
Plans for Linton Road and Crown House © Be First
For us, the greatest challenge is producing good buildings at a price which allows us to rent them at levels ordinary Londoners can afford. This means pursuing an elusive holy grail of high-quality specification, efficient layout, low build cost and good appearance. Knowing when to spend money and when to economise, how to maximise simplicity of build and ease of maintenance being key to us.
The growth in our in-house design capacity does not come at the expense of working with external architects. We relish working with small or large, domestic and international practices that share our values, especially in relation to innovative design, sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint and delivering social value. We have a strong architectural framework which we procure all our projects from. Increasing our in-house design capacity will only strengthen our ability to nurture and support the development of the smaller practices on the framework.
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