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Regenerative Housing: Emerging perspectives webinar series

Australia’s COVID-19 recovery plan offers the perfect opportunity to stimulate the social housing sector and give it the respect and attention it so desperately needs. With the right stimulus packages from the government, we may be able to not only create local jobs but also draw on the best in quality sustainable design and construction to create healthy, equitable communities on the path to meeting the national shortfall in social housing which is estimated at a horrifying 433,000 dwellings.

Join our presenters and panellists from Australia’s housing industry, research institutes and academic experts as we discuss our current housing situation and look at how we can work towards restoring this community to create healthy, equitable environments where people can thrive.

This series has been developed in partnership with Community Housing Industry Association

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“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” Mahatma Ghandi

What impact will COVID-19 have on the desperate homelessness and social housing crisis in Australia? How can this pandemic lead to not only homing all Australians but in building better housing where people can see a road ahead, have hope and regain their joy for life and sense of purpose within their families and wider communities.

Australia’s COVID-19 recovery plan offers the perfect opportunity to stimulate the social housing sector and give it the respect and attention it so desperately needs. With the right stimulus packages from the government, we may be able to not only create local jobs but also draw on the best in quality sustainable design and construction to create healthy, equitable communities on the path to meeting the national shortfall in social housing which is estimated at a horrifying 433,000 dwellings[1].

The government define social housing as secure and affordable housing for people on low incomes with housing needs[2]. It includes public housing which is owned by the state, Indigenous housing and community housing which is managed by non-government organisations.

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Northern Arc Hyperloop

We are on the edge of significant innovation in transport innovation with driverless cars, drone deliveries, electric vehicles and response to climate emergency all likely to change the infrastructure of our cities. Agglomeration across our cities is increasingly seen as an economic necessity to compete in world markets and emerging technology seeks to reduce reliance on domestic air travel to provide more sustainable high speed travel between cities.

Ryder and Arup were selected as one of ten winners in the Hyperloop One Global Challenge, fending off competition from thousands of international entries. An ideas competition, the challenge called for compelling opportunities where practical application of the evolving technology could be explored. Our Northern Arc proposal – which would link Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool – was one of 34 routes shortlisted.

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Newcastle Helix

Newcastle Helix is one of the largest urban regeneration projects of its kind in the UK. The 24 acre science and technology hub on the former brewery site, located in Newcastle’s city centre provides accommodation for over 4,000 jobs, office and research space, and 450 homes. The aim of the development is to become a major UK hub for scientific research, and technology businesses, creating knowledge based jobs for future generations in Newcastle and extending the Northern Powerhouse to “the North of the North”.
In 2016, Legal & General Capital, the investment arm of Legal & General Group, became the principal funding partner with Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University, to build and finance the Newcastle Helix development.

The Lumen Newcastle

The building provides modern workspace for over 1,200 people in the science, technology and knowledge based sectors and is designed to British Council for Office standards with a ratio of occupancy of one person per 8sqm NIA, and to BREEAM Excellent with an EPC rating of A.

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Lodge Road blurring the boundaries for Later Living

Ryder work extensively within the later living sector, approaching each development with a passion to create positive and uplifting places for older residents to live. An important current project in that portfolio is Lodge Road in central London, an example of the vertical village concept of later living that integrates a flexible, menu based approach to living and care needs.

The client, C&C, a charitable provider of accommodation and care for the elderly currently owns and operates a 1960s block containing 202 small bedsits. The accommodation is inflexible, the units are too small and no longer regarded as fit for purpose.

Lodge Road View

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