Author: Samantha Veal

Building sustainable communities through brownfield regeneration

As part of its long-term plan for housing, the Government recently announced that every council in England needs to prioritise brownfield development, becoming more flexible in approving planning applications. The raft of policy measures announced by the Government demonstrate that it is taking immediate action to address the housing shortage, and these new planning rules will deliver homes in areas […]

Building sustainable communities through brownfield regeneration

Future Makers names Ben Parry as lead artist for Arts Council project

When we established Maker’s Yard in our Trent Basin scheme, we wanted to support the creation of a community space with a strong focus on promoting circularity. Our first tenant was Future Makers, a creative hub for entrepreneurial artists, designers and makers, on a 9,000 sqft plot in the heart of Nottingham. The culmination of years of research & development, […]

Future Makers names Ben Parry as lead artist for Arts Council project

Navigating urban landscapes through igloo’s Footprint approach at the Festival of Place 2023

In the dynamic landscape of urban development, the quest for climate resilience takes centre stage. The Festival of Place recently hosted a pivotal event centred around climate resilience, drawing in many thought leaders and innovators, all passionate about shaping a sustainable future for the world of property development. Key speakers included the likes of Chloe McFarlane, Founder and CEO of […]

Navigating urban landscapes through igloo’s Footprint approach at the Festival of Place 2023

Unlocking Brownfield Land

It’s estimated that brownfield land that is considered suitable for housing development has the capacity to support at least one million new homes. Our Chief Executive, Sam Veal, looks at the benefits and challenges of developing brownfield land for housing.    Unlocking brownfield sites for housing development is one of the most progressive solutions to the housing crisis.  Latest research […]

Unlocking Brownfield Land

Why we all went 30 Days Wild!

This month, Blueprint has joined thousands of people across the country to take part in the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild initiative.  Here, our Chief Executive Sam Veal talks about why we are supporting the campaign and how the two organisations share a common goal.  At Blueprint, we are genuinely passionate about people, place and planet. These aren’t buzz words […]

Why we all went 30 Days Wild!

Building Homes, Creating Communities

  It’s not enough to build housing: people want homes, with facilities and a sense of community and place. Sam Veal, Chief Executive of Blueprint looks at the need to build new communities, not just houses.  The mismatch between the need for homes and the number of new homes built each year is well known, however, focusing purely on numbers […]

Building Homes, Creating Communities

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Leading Sustainable Development: igloo and Blueprint’s Commitment to Carbon Reduction

25th April 2024

A Q&A session with Peter Conboy, Development Director for igloo and Blueprint  As the world grapples with the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a sustainable future for the built environment. Recently, the UKGBC released an insightful report on embodied carbon emissions, with a significant contribution […]

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