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  • How are new-build homes making it easier to go green?
  • How are new-build homes making it easier to go green?
    Mikhail Riches (2018) ©

Goldsmith Street: the future of British housing?

As demands for sustainability impact the housing sector, developers are facing the challenge of creating affordable and eco-friendly homes. Goldsmith Street, a RIBA-award-winning project, could offer the solution to sustainable living, while creating and fostering new communities.

Location United Kingdom

Visit Norwich these days and you’ll find that the queues of tourists aren’t snaking around the city’s majestic cathedral, but instead gathered around a new series of council houses on the edge of the city centre. A marked departure from the traditional tourist traps, the new houses of Goldsmith Street have captured the public’s imagination through their modern, eco-friendly rendering. 





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