Bob Kerslake: It is possible to build more and better homes


Redeveloping the Holloway prison site shows responsible construction can be done by working together

There are few issues that matter more to London than building more affordable homes. It is both about economic necessity – London won’t grow and prosper without genuinely affordable homes – and social justice.

Anyone who has spent time talking to a London MP or local councillor will have heard the heartbreaking stories of those in desperate housing need. Given the critical importance of delivering this, and doing it at pace, what will it take to make it happen? Some voices I have heard say it is just not possible to do.

For my first Housing Today piece, I thought it would be good to take a closer look at one Peabody scheme and consider what it can tell us about achieving our shared objectives.

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