BFL12: Park View Development Assessment

In semester 2, we begin to work on the ‘Housing Alternative’ like co-housing, live-work houses. Park View is one of the self-research schemes that located in northeast England, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Gateshead, 3 kilometers from Newcastle city centre. Miller Homes is the developer of the community and by the time we visited it, phase 2…
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BFL12: Derwenthorpe development assessment

As part of our course, we visited a number of recent developments. One of them, situated in a picturesque location near York, was delivered by Barratt Homes in a partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. Derwenthorpe sits on the outskirt of York, 2 miles away from its city centre. The name Derwenthorpe comes from…
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What is Building for Life 12?

Building for Life 12 is a government-endorsed industry standard for well-designed homes and neighbourhoods. Local communities, local authorities and developers are encouraged to use it to guide discussions about creating good places to live. Building for Life 12 (BfL12) is led by three partners: Cabe at the Design Council, Design for Homes and the Home…
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