Archive for December, 2012

80% pass rate for PM4AHD course 2012 increases number of professionally qualified staff in sector

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

We are delighted that 80% of the students on our 2012 Project Management for Affordable Housing Development course passed the Foundation Certificate in Project Management (aka the APMP qualification), and are therefore professionally qualified PMs.

As the national average pass rate for the APMP qualification is less than 70%, we are very pleased with the results.

Details of the 2013 course are available here.

London Housing Standards report published

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

We were commissioned by the Greater London Authority to review the standards of housing being developed in London in 2009/2010 i.e. before the GLA published their Interim London Housing Design Guide. The purpose of the study was to take a snapshot of pre-Guide housing standards so that future studies would show the effect of the introduction of the new standards contained in the Guide and supported in supplementary planning guidance.

We are very pleased that the GLA have now published our review which makes interesting reading, particularly the levels of compliance with the new space standards.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

The GLA Planning team have published other reports which may be of interest on housing density and the Affordable Housing development control Toolkit. These are available here.