• New knowledge exchange programme on community led housing

    We are delighted to announce that The Glass-House and London Community Neighbourhood Co-operative (LCNC) are jointly working to increase the knowledge and understanding of community-led housing nationally. Focusing on urban areas of high demand for housing, we will deliver a series of knowledge exchange activities in Spring 2016 including an event, a film and supporting […]

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  • Celebrate great design in your area: Civic Voice Design Awards

    The Civic Voice Design Awards 2016 are now open for applications and I would strongly encourage communities across England to apply. I have the honour of being on the judging panel for the Awards, for the second year in a row. Like others, this awards scheme celebrates the quality of design, development and conservation of […]

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  • Celebrating and supporting collaboration in housing in 2015

    Over the past fifteen years, The Glass-House has worked with many social housing providers to support communities and staff to learn, collaborate and make positive changes to improve local places. The past year has been no different and we are proud to share our stories as part of #HousingDay as the sector “celebrates the positive […]

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  • New chair of The Glass-House Board of Trustees

    Earlier this year, Prue Chiles, Professor of Architectural Research at Newcastle University, was appointed to our Board of Trustees as chairperson. Words from Prue: I am delighted to be chairing the Board of Trustees for The Glass-House at such an interesting time in its history. I have been associated with The Glass House almost since […]

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  • The Prefab Museum: A project to document and celebrate a unique form of British housing

    By Jane Hearn The History of Prefabs in Lewisham In 1935 The London County Council purchased farmland north of Whitefoot Lane from Lord Forster’s estate, for the purpose of construction of the North Downham estate, a community centre and doctor’s surgery. The prefab estate of 187 homes was constructed between 1945-7 on an open space […]

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  • New partnership between The Glass-House and The Open University’s Design Group

    We’re delighted to announce that The Glass-House and The Design Group at The Open University have embarked on a strategic partnership that will innovate, support and promote community-led, participatory and co-design practice for the benefit of better places for all.  This partnership will bring together the skills, resources and outreach of the University and our […]

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  • Secrets of Buildings – The Glass-House featured in FX Magazine

    In this month’s FX Magazine, writer Veronica Simpson reviews “a few pioneering consultancies [who] have helped to ensure more people-focused practices and better outcomes.” The Glass-House was delighted to be included as one of the “secret agents” and we shared views on our practice and experience, and the value of putting people at the heart […]

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  • Glass-House supported group get their Neighbourhood Plan through referendum!

    We’re delighted to see the hard work of the community of Kirdford, West Sussex to develop a neighbourhood plan come to fruition. Last week the community voted a solid “Yes!” to the community-developed plans for their local area. The Glass-House helped the Kirdford community early on with hands-on design and community engagement support to enable […]

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  • Homes and Housing: upcoming events

    Housing Development Conference and Exhibition, 4-5 July 2013 at University of Warwick An opportunity from the National Housing Federation, to get informed about the latest policy changes and share and explore best practice on delivering housing in the future. Speakers include Graham Duncan from the Department for Communities and Local Government; Richard Hill of the […]

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  • Unlocking the value hidden in communities at CLT conference next week

    On Wednesday 12 June, the National CLT Network is hosting the 2013 Community Land Trusts Conference at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham. This year the conference focuses on partnerships and collaboration and how to build a flourishing CLT movement across England, in both our villages and our cities. The event is a fantastic learning […]

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