Adding more homes by extra floors instead of demolition

This isn’t a very good photograph but it does show that we can provide additional homes in housing estates without wholesale demolition of the estates or building on the open space – we can add an additional floor or two:

Shadwell Brick Lane Feb 2016 (2)

It can also be done in town centres as per this example below, which has been carried out in the past couple of years:

 

Bexleyheath Rooftop (2)Nice idea, but the execution has let it down – the timber cladding looks pretty cheap and I can’t imagine it is going to weather well.

So, additional floors – yes, but please let us have high quality design to go with it.

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