Oxley Woods: Building for Life Gold standard
Oxley Woods achieves a Building for Life Gold standard
Oxley Woods housing development in Milton Keynes has achieved a Building for Life Gold standard.
Building for Life is the national standard for well-designed homes and neighbourhoods. It is led by CABE and backed by the Housing Corporation, English Partnerships, Design for Homes and the Civic Trust. Housing schemes achieved the Building for Life standard if they fulfil at least 14 out of the 20 Building for Life criteria, which embody functional, attractive and sustainable housing. These principles are founded on government policy and on guidance developed by CABE in partnership with Design for Homes.
This year's judges - including John Callcutt, Chair of the Callcutt Task Group, former Housing Minister Nick Raynsford and the historian and commentator on social housing Lynsey Haley - assessed the schemes and recognised Oxley Woods as 'providing high environmental standards, generous room sizes and excellent use of natural daylight.'
A record number of 24 housing schemes have been recognised with a Building for Life standard this year.
For further information please visit http://www.buildingforlife.org
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