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Recently we were happy to welcome new and old friends to hear our pitch for a brightermore secure future together.

Both in person and over Zoom, investors and other professionals came together to share their knowledge and make connections in our new
Kensington Office. Architecture of the future, Investment opportunities, Mortgage advisers, Contractors, and further fields sat down and discussed the potential in the coming months and years.

If you would like more information regarding this event, any of our past or present events – please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us via: info@designcode.co.uk

After a long wait and many itterations finally our Barking Road Development has been given the green light by Newham Council!

After a long wait and many itterations finally our Barking Road Development has been given the green light by Newham Council!

After a long wait and many itterations finally our Barking Road Development has been given the green light by Newham Council!

Exploded Diagram Model

Explode Axonometric of Barking Road

Street View of the Development

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We cant wait to see this project up and ready to welcome its first tenants!

New year, New me…? New us…? New Office!

Today marks the first day in our new Head Office located between Shepards Bush, Hammersmith, and Kensington.

In the works for a long time, and after some clever negotiations by our director we have found the new home for Design Code Architects.

The new space is so light, airy, and TALL!

We can’t wait to invite our clients to see the new space and enjoy our fantastic new set-up which is sure to excite everyone who visits.

Up, not out.

This is the resounding message sent out by the UK Government to the public, to the professionals, and to the future of the built fabric.

With a list of requirements these new laws are not as simple as your average Loft Conversion or 3m Rear Extension, they require a little more elbow grease – and not just from the Architects. Structural Engineer consultation and Reports, Sunlight/Daylight Calculations, Air Traffic approval, Views, Highways, Noise tests, Construction Plans, and more may be required to get the developments, pardon the pun, off the ground – all that plus finished construction in under 3 years.

The new laws have been met with scathing criticism. Vehemently opposed by many big names, the RIBA itself being one of the first to express their distaste for the move.

But could this not be an opportunity? For growth, for better access to housing, for new and innovative approaches to the existing built fabric?

It is clear what could happen if left unchecked – but that’s not how the legislation reads. We are not going to get pine-clad monstrosities atop Grade-I listed cottages, Victorian townhouses must not fear for their roofs undergoing a glass box metamorphosis, and Tudor highstreets need not panic in anticipation of zinc mansards.

The housing stock at the mercy of this new legislation focuses on the years between 1948-2018. The Post-war Housing which many bemoan for its cookie-cutter estate nature, low quality design, and limited flexibility. At the risk of sounding naïve, these steps could change the way that housing stock is looked at – for the better.

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