UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence

Principal Investigator: Ken Gibb (University of Glasgow), Reading Co-Investigator Flora Samuel
Funding Status: ESRC/Joseph Rowntree, AHRC
Start and End Date: 1st August 2017 – 31st May 2022

Flora Samuel is the research lead for the ‘Place’ strand of the UK Collaborative Housing Evidence Centre (CACHE) which aims to locate and critically consider the importance of existing and new housing in different spatial dimensions. The Place theme includes linked sub-themes concerned with improving place and place-making.

CACHE is a consortium of 13 partners led by the University of Glasgow. The centre is a multidisciplinary partnership between academia, housing policy and practice. Over the course of the five-year programme, CaCHE researchers will produce evidence and new research which will contribute to tackling the UK’s housing problems at a national, devolved, regional, and local level.

CACHE is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

News and Events:

Flora Samuel and colleagues from the UK Collaborative Housing Centre have just published the report Delivering Design Value: The Housing Design Value Conundrum, funded by all four governments of the UK and featured widely in the press.

Publications developed by Flora Samuel with CACHE include:

Chris Foye, Tom Kenny, Flora Samuel, Bilge Serin, Gareth Young, James White, Delivering Design Value, UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, forthcoming October 2020. Funded by MHCLG, RTPI, Northern Ireland Office.

Flora Samuel, Impact of housing design and placemaking on social value and wellbeing in the pandemic – interim report, November 2020

Bilge Serin, Tom Kenny, James White, Flora Samuel, ‘Design Value at the Neighbourhood Scale’, UK Centre for Collaborative Housing Evidence, CACHE (November 2018),

Flora Samuel, ‘Promoting Design Value in Public Rented Housing: An English Perspective’, UK Centre for Collaborative Housing Evidence, CACHE (October 2018).
Selected by Thinkhouse as ‘2018 Highly Recommended Report’