UK Government building policy 2022

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UK Government Building Policy 2022 News

Thursday 7 July 2022

RIBA President responds to Boris Johnson’s resignation

“An opportunity to refocus priorities” – RIBA President responds to Boris Johnson’s resignation

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has responded to the announcement that Boris Johnson will be resigning as Prime Minister.

UK Government Building Policy 2022

RIBA President Simon Allford said:

“The news that Boris Johnson will step down as Prime Minister is an opportunity for the Conservative Party to take stock and refocus its priorities.

Amidst all the uncertainty, the climate crisis and its implications on the built environment – urgent action is required. This is an opportunity for a new leader to step up and take that action.

From improving the sustainability, safety and quality of our buildings to addressing the housing crisis, architects have a key role to play.

We will be reaching out to the new leader and their ministers as soon as they are in post – encouraging them to draw on the expertise in our industry, to help make our buildings and communities fit for the future.”

Big Ben Palace of Westminster London building

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7 July 2022

Response to the PM’s resignation

Angus Duguid, Regional Commercial Business Leader at HKS, comments:

“Delivering many aspects of government policy, whether building new hospitals, delivering thousands of new homes or creating infrastructure to help ‘level up’ the economy needs a flourishing property and construction industry.

“The interim and long-term cabinet need to focus on stabilising inflation to provide some certainty about the viability of schemes both in the private and public sector. Although we can continue to plan for tightening of economic conditions, uncertainty is still the biggest risk.

“In response to the worsening economic outlook it would be highly beneficial for policies to be implemented that support growth in the skilled design and construction labour markets. The cost of labour has hugely increased; we want to see a strong focus on creating domestic supply through apprenticeships and support for the professional bodies promoting the industry.

“The new government also needs to look at how it procures services to make it easier for SMEs to enter the market, for example by reducing the huge burden on professional indemnity – this is currently pricing practices out of public sector work and reducing opportunities for innovation and growth across the industry.”

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Previously on e-architect:

UK Government Building Issues

RIBA responds to Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill + Queen’s Speech 2022
Palace of Westminster London building
UK Government Queen’s Speech 2022 Response

UK sustainable property gain due to energy prices crisis
UK sustainable property gain from energy prices crisis
UK sustainable property gain due to energy prices crisis

UK government funding for cladding repairs
UK government funding for cladding repairs

Combined approach to Heat and Buildings welcomed by ICOM
UK Government Heating and Building Strategy Response

UK Government responds to Architects Act consultation
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has responded to the outcome of the Government’s consultation on proposed amendments to the Architects Act, changing the way architects are regulated within the UK:
UK Government responds to Architects Act consultation

LGA Responds To Consultation On Building Safety Reforms – Grenfell Tower building in West London:
Grenfell Tower London Combustible Cladding
UK Government Funding for Combustible Cladding Removal

BSI External Cladding Systems Test Method

UK Government Ban on Combustible Cladding

UK Tower Cladding Tests

Banning the use of Combustible materials in the external walls of high rise residential buildings:
UK Government Ban on Combustible Cladding

Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Buildings Regulations and her Interim Report:
Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety Interim Report

Location: UK

Grenfell Tower Cladding Exposed

Grenfell Tower Cladding

Grenfell Tower Fire

Chalcots Estate Building Cladding
Chalcots Estate towers Camden North London
Chalcots Estate Tower Cladding

London Architectural Designs

London Architecture Designs – chronological list

London Architect – design practice listing on e-architect

London Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme
Palace of Westminster building viewed across the River Thames
photograph © UK Parliament
Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal

NoMad London, 4 Bow St, Covent Garden, WC2E 7AT
Design: Roman and Williams
NoMad London Hotel Covent Garden
photograph : Simon Upton
NoMad London Hotel, Covent Garden

London Architecture

London Architecture Tours

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