News: 28 August 2014Shortlisted Wolfson Economics Prize 2014 entry

One Garden City will not solve England’s housing crisis, it will not tackle housing need in the South East, the economic regeneration requirements of the North East or indeed any other region of England. Read our final submission to the Wolfson Economics Prize, where we highlight that the country needs more than a single site solution and that ‘one size will not fit all’, by showcasing a visionary strategy to create 40 new Garden Cities to help solve England’s housing crisis. 

Our final submission highlights:

  • 40 broad locations and at least four different typologies that can deliver Garden Cities in a wide range of places.
  • A national pro-development campaign focusing on the huge problems the housing crisis will unleash on future generations.
  • A robust financial model backed by EC Harris and extensive market testing.
  • Immense economic contribution equating to £69bn per settlement arising from construction alone.
  • Option to buy a stake in the new community offering people better quality affordable homes and the chance to own a stake in where they live.

Barton Willmore was selected as one of five finalists in the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize in May 2014 out of a total of 279 entries. The winner of the prestigious £250,000 prize will be announced on September 3.



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