Timekeepers Square has been featured in a new report published by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
'Ten Characteristics of Places Where People Want to Live' provides a set of recommendations ahead of the final publication of Sir Oliver Letwin MP’s Independent Review of Build Out.
The report sets out ten characteristics of housing developments where people want to live, illustrated with valuable case study evidence demonstrating the relationship between design quality and the rate of supply in the delivery of much needed, well-built affordable homes.
It makes recommendations for how quality and supply can be increased through better placemaking, with a greater diversity of tenures and types of homes alongside improved planning, delivery and maintenance.
Timekeepers Square, a development of 36 townhouses in Salford, designed for the English Cities Fund, is one of ten case studies featured that demonstrates a successful approach to designing and delivering places
RIBA President Ben Derbyshire said: “The first stages of Sir Oliver Letwin’s Review provided a refreshing re-examination of the housing market and I look forward to seeing the conclusions.
"Unlocking housing supply through improved design quality is essential to ensure we build places that will last, and where people want to live. I hope the RIBA’s recommendations will inform the Letwin Review and reinforce its impact.
"With the lifting of the housing borrowing cap, the onus is now on local authorities and their partners to rise to the challenge and ensure that the next generation of housing developments raises the bar when it comes to quality and sustainability.”
Read the report here.