The office of the Mayor of London has issued the latest interim ‘London Housing Design Guide’ which includes minimum housing size standards, circulation space standards, cycle storage requirements, significant reductions in energy useage and CO2 emmissions, minimum floor to ceiling heights etc etc.
The full document can be downloaded from our website servers here.
The intention is that a final version of this document is issued next year along with the national ‘Core Housing Design and Sustainability Standards’.
There are some very interesting ideas in this document, and there are things which are going to have a potentially dramatic change on the way some developers do business! We are looking forward to getting to grips with this on our next London housing project.