Achieving Building for Life

In 2007 the Housing Corporation introduced the Building for Life criteria as part of their compliance requirements set out in Design & Quality Standards. This emphasis on urban design was new to housing associations, and so we were commissioned to prepare a “how-to” guide, explaining the background to each of the Building for Life questions, and illustrating how to comply with them. We wanted to call it The Ladybird Book of Urban Design, but the lawyers advised against it for copyright reasons. Sadly.


You can download the guide for free by clicking on the image to the right. It is in PDF format. Please ensure that your computer has a PDF reader.

Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2008, 3:56 pm | Posted in: Publications
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