“A proven champion of net zero carbon buildings” is needed to spearhead the development the Britain’s first Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard, backed by many of the property sector’s biggest and most influential organisations.
“Today marks a major turning point for building safety in this country, as we introduce a tough new regime to make homes safe and help rid the sector of bad practice once and for all,” says Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove.
With provisions due to come into force at the end of this month, the Macfarlanes team takes an in-depth look at the new Building Safety Act – which “represents a sea change for the construction sector” and includes significant changes for property developers and other businesses involved in residential building and management.
Architects and property developers “have to be more creative in our approach to buildings old and new, residential or commercial, to ensure that what we design, is designed to last,” says SPPARC chief, Trevor Morriss.
The number of planning applications to build skyscrapers in London has dropped by more than 13% in the last year, according to the ninth annual London Tall Buildings Survey by New London Architecture and Knight Frank.