London Housing Design Guide
Emily Greeves Architects was the lead author of the Mayor's London Housing Design Guide (2010), produced on behalf of the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Design for London.
We also have an on-going role working for the GLA to integrate the guidelines into the Supplementary Planning Guidance of the Replacement London Plan.
“The guide has been compiled after extensive consultation on a draft guide launched by the Mayor in July 2009. It clarifies, consolidates and sets new minimum space standards in a number of key policy areas. It promotes better neighbourhoods, high environmental standards, better accessibility and better design and includes new minimum standards for the amount of floor space and private outdoor space, as well as guidance on natural light and ceiling heights. The London Housing Strategy requires all homes developed with public funding to deliver high quality in line with the guide from 2011.”
London Development Agency, 2012
The Guide is available to download from the GLA website.