Developer Airspace is quite right to call on the government to recognise the potential contribution of airspace development to housing need in London (24.08.18).

Apex Airspace Southwark

There are plenty of opportunities throughout the capital but providers should understand it is not like building on a cleared site.

You can think of rooftop development as a new-build project with its foundations many metres in the air and as the extension of an existing building.

The solution requires an innate understanding of what is effectively regeneration of a building with occupiers still in place.

Pellings has created a 10-point plan to help social and private landlords to consider whether such schemes are viable.

A one-storey extension could provide as many as 180,000 new homes in London.

Alan Davison, partner, Pellings

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