Blockchain, factory-made homes, & 'the American model': 5 fixes for Britain's broken housing market Business Insider UK - 19 September 2017 City Hall must pay more attention to micro-homes Property Week - 14 September 2017 How the starter home died – and how it can be resuscitated The Irish Times - 14 September 2017 Move into a flat purpose-built in a factory The Times Bricks & Mortar - 08 September 2017 How developers can lead the space race The Times Bricks & Mortar - 08 September 2017 Prefabs sprout to offer affordable housing Financial Times - 08 September 2017 Open House London: the most unique and iconic buildings opening their doors Evening Standard Homes & Property - 07 September 2017 Pocket secures cash for 1,000 homes Property Week - 05 September 2017 Pocket-size solution to help solve housing crisis The Times - 04 September 2017 New homes: new developments on the market this week City AM - 01 September 2017 Report: Khan should take the lead on offsite Inside Housing - 31 August 2017 Mayor Sadiq Khan urged to consider prefab homes to help ease London's housing shortage London Evening Standard - 31 August 2017 Wandsworth: for families who don't want to leave London Evening Standard - 23 August 2017 PRP gets green light for largest Pocket Living scheme yet The Architects' Journal - 23 August 2017 Mayor puts £25m into compact apartments Construction Manager - 17 August 2017 London mayor makes £25m commitment to Pocket Living Property Week - 16 August 2017 Pocket Living scoops cash injection and names framework architects The Architects' Journal - 16 August 2017 Pocket homes scoop £25m from mayor of London Construction News - 16 August 2017 Sadiq Khan invests £25m in Pocket homes Development Finance Today - 16 August 2017 Mayor of London Sadiq Khan invests £25m in Pocket Living to build homes for first-time buyers City AM - 15 August 2017 Khan gives developer £25m for offsite homes Inside Housing - 15 August 2017 Mayor invests in more than 1,000 ‘Pocket homes’ for first-time buyers london.gov.uk - 15 August 2017 Mayor puts £25m into modular construction 24housing - 15 August 2017 Mayor of London provides £25m off-site housing boost Building - 15 August 2017 Mayor announces £25 million investment in affordable homes scheme with developments in north London Ham & High Property - 15 August 2017 London Mayor pumps £25m into Pocket Living Construction Enquirer - 15 August 2017 Diversification: matching small sites with housebuilders New London Architecture News - 08 August 2017 Maccreanor Lavington wins go-ahead for 57 ‘pocket homes’ in Southwark The Architects' Journal - 03 August 2017 New homes update London Property South - 01 August 2017 The lifestyle: micro homes Elle Decoration - 01 August 2017 Pocket Living First Time Buyer Magazine - 01 August 2017 The rise of childlessness The Economist Online - 27 July 2017 The rise of childlessness The Economist - 27 July 2017 The Entrepreneurs: Pocket Living Monocle 24 Radio - 26 July 2017
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The firm bringing affordable homes to the capital's Generation Rent Mirror Online - 26 July 2017 All the wonder of Wandsworth Metro Property - 25 July 2017 These space-saving London apartments in Wandsworth have won plaudits and it’s not hard to see why… Metro Property Online - 24 July 2017 Making Moves The Sunday Times Home - 16 July 2017 Homes to lust after: from Co Durham to Oxfordshire The Sunday Times Online - 16 July 2017 ‘Pocket homes’ for middle income Hackney people opened in Homerton Hackney Gazette - 12 July 2017 Development of the week Inside Housing - 30 June 2017 Thinking outside the box Inside Housing - 27 June 2017 Pocket Living plans 112 homes at Croydon site Estates Gazette - 12 June 2017 The new hipsters? London's exclusive 'downsizer' homes for the over-55s The Guardian - 31 May 2017 Architects asked to find solutions for "social injustice" of informal migrant settlements Dezeen - 31 May 2017 Breakfast with the Disruptors: Property BBC Radio 4 - 30 May 2017
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Property boss bringing his big idea for compact living to London The Times - 27 May 2017 Small story Monocle - 01 May 2017 Why size may not matter The Times Bricks & Mortar - 28 April 2017 Virgin Money says bad debts are under control Evening Standard - 25 April 2017 New world prefabs could solve our housing crisis The Negotiator - 20 April 2017 Developers want to build flats in London that are smaller than most bedrooms Buzzfeed News - 19 April 2017 You and Yours featuring Marc Vlessing BBC Radio 4 - 11 April 2017
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Living it small Metro Property - 04 April 2017 Pocket: the saviour of city living? Construction Manager Magazine - 03 April 2017 Buyers caught out by limits on living The Independent - 29 March 2017 Twenty-five new affordable homes completed in Brixton, for local residents London News Online - 29 March 2017 First homes completed in Lambeth council offices redevelopment Brixton Blog - 29 March 2017 Lambeth Council mark the completion of new affordable homes in Brixton Love Lambeth - 29 March 2017 ITV 6 o'clock News - Compact living in London ITV News - 28 March 2017
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OakNorth provides £4m facility to Pocket Living Development Finance Today - 28 March 2017 Locals get first dibs on Metropolitan Workshop Croydon housing BD Online - 28 March 2017 OakNorth helps finance Pocket Living’s 153 affordable homes in Croydon Property Week - 25 March 2017 Croydon facelift pulls in new wave of investors Property Week - 24 March 2017 Pocket Living to deliver over 150 affordable homes at Croydon plot Bdaily - 24 March 2017 Pocket wins Croydon site Property Week - 23 March 2017 Cut-price Kentish Town flats for ‘30-somethings on middle incomes’ unveiled Ham & High - 21 March 2017 CEO Marc Vlessing on Sunday Politics BBC - 20 March 2017
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CEO Marc Vlessing on Sunday Evening News BBC News - 20 March 2017
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More affordable homes Waltham Forest News - 20 March 2017 Plans to build more than 100 affordable homes for first-time buyers near East Croydon station Croydon Advertiser - 16 March 2017 House-hunters living in Waltham Forest to benefit from 45 new affordable homes Yellow Advertiser - 08 March 2017 Pocket Living plans to build in Bermondsey Estates Gazette - 13 February 2017 BBC News interview on the Housing White Paper with Marc Vlessing BBC News - 07 February 2017
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BBC Lunchtime News Housing White Paper summary featuring Pocket BBC News - 07 February 2017
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BBC London Vanessa Feltz Radio Interview - Lucian Smithers and resident Pippa Watson BBC London - 07 February 2017
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It's time we saw some real planning reforms in the upcoming housing white paper City AM - 31 January 2017 Property must disrupt to evolve Estates Gazette - 18 January 2017 Cochran to head up sales at Pocket Property Week - 16 January 2017 Small step in housing crisis The Mercury - 21 December 2016 Modular build – from factory floor to 3 storeys in 2 weeks Building Talk - 20 December 2016 Can Modular Housing Help Solve The UK’s Housing Crisis? Buzzfeed - 15 December 2016 Marc Vlessing interviewed on Radio 5 Live BBC Radio 5 Live - 24 November 2016
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Battersea powers ahead but it’s a bleak time for builders elsewhere The Times online - 21 November 2016 Battersea powers ahead but it's a bleak time for builders elsewhere The Times - 21 November 2016 Pocket completes latest modular housing scheme Construction Manager Magazine - 21 November 2016 New ‘superb’ 26-storey modular tower in Wandsworth could be Europe’s tallest SW Londoner - 14 November 2016 Prefabs sprout in effort to ease lack of homes FT - 12 November 2016 Prefabs called into service for UK housing shortage FT Online - 12 November 2016 I've bought with a 20% equity loan Metro Property - 10 November 2016 Work starts on Europe’s tallest modular residential block Construction Enquirer - 09 November 2016 Construction begins on Europe's largest residential modular tower Inside Housing - 08 November 2016 Pocket to build Europe's tallest modular housing tower Property Week - 08 November 2016 London gets tallest modular tower City AM - 08 November 2016 Construction begins on Europe's tallest modular residential block City AM Online - 08 November 2016 Posh prefabs: the future is modular The Times - 04 November 2016 Posh prefabs: the future is modular TheTimes.co.uk - 04 November 2016 Prefabs to solve the housing crisis The Sunday Telegraph - 30 October 2016 Britain set for new wave of prefabs to help tackle housing crisis The Telegraph Online - 29 October 2016 A Practical No-Bull*** Guide to Owning a Home One Day Vice - 24 October 2016 Opinion: If we want to solve the housing crisis, we need to find smarter ways of building City AM - 14 October 2016 Gort Scott wins planning to turn offices into homes BD Online - 13 October 2016 Gort Scott to create micro apartments in disused London office block Dezeen - 12 October 2016 Affordable Pocket Apartments in Former Office Building Secure Planning Permission in England Arch Daily - 09 October 2016 In London, Related is unveiling micro-units The Real Deal Magazine - 09 October 2016 Developer of $50 Million Zaha Hadid N.Y. Penthouse Now Explores Tiny Homes Bloomberg - 07 October 2016 'Pod' houses:the next generation of sustainable UK houses are being pre-built in factories using cut Evening Standard - 05 October 2016 Build homes with smaller rooms so young people can afford them, Tory housing minister says The Independent - 04 October 2016 Gort Scott wins approval for 45 Pocket flats in Walthamstow Architects Journal - 03 October 2016 Pocket plans first mixed-use site Estates Gazette - 30 September 2016 Secretary of state discusses the changing game of building houses at Bedfordshire firm Bedfordshire On Sunday - 30 September 2016 Javid visits modular housing factory Property Week - 30 September 2016 AJ exclusive: Pocket names winner in nursery competition Architect's Journal - 28 September 2016 The pint of milk test: Developer has housing plans firmly in its Pocket Estates Gazette - 22 September 2016 How to build a hipster housing development in ten days City AM - 19 September 2016 Pocket-sized homes to tackle the housing crisis City AM - 19 September 2016 The Affordable Game Changers Metro Property - 13 September 2016 Modular a ‘huge opportunity,’ says Barwell Property Week - 09 September 2016 RESI: modular building is key to solving the housing crisis Property Week - 08 September 2016 Housing shortage puts squeeze on London workers Financial Times - 07 September 2016 Pocket Living in London DW - Euromaxx - 06 September 2016
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Can Sadiq Khan's crack team take the controversy out of the viability process? Property Week - 02 September 2016 Small space, big ideas: living in pocket-sized apartments Sydney Morning Herald - 27 August 2016 How a home made in seven days could help solve the housing crisis The Telegraph - 22 August 2016 Marc Vlessing letter to editor The Times - 18 August 2016 Could modular housing solve London's housing crisis? City Metric - 04 August 2016 6 Ideas That Could Help Solve The Housing Crisis Buzzfeed - 30 July 2016 At home on a bike London Evening Standard - 27 July 2016 London's 50% affordable housing target will 'take time' to achieve Local Government Chronicle - 25 July 2016 On the home front Sunday Times - 24 July 2016 London housing: Lambeth's Pockets of affordability The Guardian - 22 July 2016 ITV London News ITV - 22 July 2016
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Modular living Daily Telegraph - 22 July 2016 Resident-led regeneration for London CT Brief - 30 June 2016 Staying in the EU is building for the future i Newspaper - 13 June 2016 Pocket's Affordable Homes First Time Buyer Magazine - 03 June 2016 Zone in on Streatham the darling of first-time buyers Evening Standard - 01 June 2016 The rise of Streatham: from Britain's 'scruffiest' high street to Zone 3's new homes hotspot Evening Standard Online - 01 June 2016 London Evening Standard New Homes Awards winners 2016: thoughtful design for flexible spaces Evening Standard - 25 May 2016 Rewards for excellence Evening Standard - 25 May 2016 London Evening Standard new homes awards 2016 Evening Standard - 20 May 2016 Marc Vlessing of Pocket micro-homes is big in small housing Financial Times - 17 May 2016 Expert voice: micro homes - Adam Challis JLL The Telegraph - 15 May 2016 Cities look to halt drift from the centre Financial Times - 11 May 2016 Why aren't we Building More Homes? The Planner - 11 May 2016 Life in Pocket format Süddeutsche Zeitung Newspaper - Germany - 06 May 2016 Life in Pocket format Süddeutsche Zeitung Newspaper Online - Germany - 06 May 2016 Pocket trials modular housing Property Week - 05 May 2016 DCN talks to Russ Edwards Digital Construction News - 28 April 2016 Pop-up homes to help first-timers South London Press - 22 April 2016 Pop-up homes to help first-timers South London Press - 22 April 2016 Housing crisis: architect Bill Dunster designs £50,000 pod homes on stilts for would-be buyers The Independent - 20 April 2016 Tiny homes become the next big thing The Times - 16 April 2016 LBC's Iain Dale interviews Marc Vlessing LBC Radio - 05 April 2016
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For once I am happy I don't earn lots more The Metro - 05 April 2016 Deceptively big ideas for small spaces Telegraph - 27 March 2016 Rising cramp The Independent - 16 March 2016 Properties with social appeal: First-time buyers are lured by communal gyms and roof gardens Daily Mail Online - 27 February 2016 US investor eyes HA partners after Pocket deal Inside Housing - 12 February 2016 Property mogul buys 50% stake in developer of micro-homes Financial Times - 09 February 2016 US real estate giant strikes deal with Pocket Inside Housing - 09 February 2016 US real estate giant strikes deal with Pocket Inside Housing - 08 February 2016 Marc Vlessing on BBC Oxford BBC Oxford - 08 February 2016
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Miami Dolphins' owner buys 50% of London micro-homes developer Financial Times - 08 February 2016 38 square meters is enough Frankfurter Allgemeine - 08 February 2016 NFL team owner buys 50% stake in property developer Development Finance Today - 05 February 2016 Related Cos. Takes Half Stake in UK Affordable Housing Developer Multi Housing News - 05 February 2016 Related Companies takes stake in UK affordable housing firm IPE Real Estate - 05 February 2016 Related acquires a 50% stake in Pocket Property Week - 05 February 2016 Related Buys Stake in London Affordable Housing Firm Affordable Housing Finance - 04 February 2016 Related Companies makes Strategic Investment in POCKET to expand Affordable Housing in London Blau Journal - 03 February 2016 Related takes 50% stake in Pocket Property Week - 03 February 2016 New build news - Launch pad Metro Property - 02 February 2016 Pocket Land Bond Extends on Crowdcube; Now Offering 10% Interest Crowdfunding Insider - 15 January 2016 Goldsmith admits replacement homes for Right-To-Buy sales are unlikely to be built in Camden Camden New Journal - 08 January 2016 How to add Value to your Home in 2016 The Times Bricks & Mortar - 18 December 2015 Pocket turns to crowd for funding Estates Gazette - 08 December 2015 Affordable Housing Developer Pocket Debuts Second Bond on Crowdcube Crowdfund Insider - 04 December 2015 Beware of quick-fix housing solutions Evening Standard - 03 December 2015 Living in London is a 'judgement call' says housing minister Brandon Lewis Evening Standard - 01 December 2015 We are the Builders...Pocket on the Today Show BBC Radio 4 - 29 November 2015
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Unleash small developers to reap public sector land sale potential City AM - 25 November 2015 London for less Sunday Times Home - 22 November 2015 Forthcoming debate: 'Building for need not greed' at the AA Architect's Journal - 18 November 2015 Democracy and the Challenge of Affordability: London’s ‘Squeezed Middle’ Harvard Kennedy School Blog - 17 November 2015 Will Joint Equity be the key for first-time buyers? The Independent - 14 November 2015 Small developers must be at heart of housing revival, say experts The Planner - 06 November 2015 A very special house guest Hackney Today - 04 November 2015 We need to build homes the Netflix generation actually want BD Online - 04 November 2015 Princess Anne visits affordable homes in Hackney East London Lines - 29 October 2015 Building a future: Royal backing for new homes that don't leave owners out of pocket Evening Standard - 29 October 2015 Princess Anne pops into Hackney to see how ‘pocket’ flats help London’s housing crisis Hackney Gazette - 27 October 2015 Co-working becomes co-living Financial Times - 20 October 2015 Starter Home Initiative - Shelagh Fogarty inteviews Marc Vlessing LBC - 07 October 2015
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Pocket purchases largest land deal yet Property Week - 06 October 2015 McAslan's ten point plan to solve the housing crisis Architect's Journal - 02 October 2015 Homes for city makers The Planner - 02 October 2015 Own your own Pocket home in London First Time Buyer Magazine - 01 October 2015 Small World BA Business Life Magazine - 01 October 2015 Teuer jann jeder Brandeins Magazine - 01 October 2015 So you want to get on the ladder? The Metro - 29 September 2015 Time to take action on housing Local Gov - 28 September 2015 Affordable housing in London - Tom Swarbrick interviews Marc Vlessing LBC - 21 September 2015
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London housing crisis The Telegraph - 11 September 2015 Pocket acquires four sites in South London Property Week - 04 September 2015 Think small to solve the housing crisis Local Government Executive - 18 August 2015 The quiet revolution in British housing The Guardian - 16 August 2015 Affordable Southall flats to go on market next month Ealing Times - 13 August 2015 Westminster development will offer ‘compact’ homes at 50% market rent Ham & High - 12 August 2015 Tiny homes: a revolutionary design craze BBC Culture - 12 August 2015 Pocket moves to rental sector with Westminster council deal Property Week - 06 August 2015 How Pocket helped me save my money Metro - 04 August 2015 What is the answer to London's housing crisis? Metro - 29 July 2015 RCKa wins planning for Pocket warehouse conversion BD Online - 29 July 2015 RCKa wins planning for Lewisham Pocket homes conversion Architects Journal - 27 July 2015 Affordable housing in London- Eddie Nestor interviews Lucian Smithers BBC Radio London - 15 July 2015
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Boxed In RICS Modus - 03 July 2015 London’s Wandsworth to get first set of micro homes Gay Star News - 02 July 2015 Green light for Wandsworth’s first 63 compact starter homes Wandsworth Council - 02 July 2015 Wandsworth Pocket plans for micro homes Estate Gazette - 27 June 2015 How one young company has pocketed an untapped property market Property Week - 26 June 2015 Towering Achievement South London Press - 25 June 2015 Pocket wins planning for 'micro-flats' tower Architects Journal - 22 June 2015 Micro-flats gain favour as the answer to big city urban density Financial Times - 20 June 2015 New London Awards 2015: the housing category shortlist Evening Standard - 17 June 2015 Small wonders Construction Manager - 15 June 2015 The CM guide to compact living around the world Construction Manager - 09 June 2015 London housing lessons from Pocket’s model Construction News - 08 June 2015 Affordable housing is vital to UK’s economic success Financial Times - 05 June 2015 These Pocket flats in Camden may be tiny - but they're also 20 per cent cheaper than the local area City A.M. - 03 June 2015 The ideal home exposition The Planner - 01 June 2015 Talk is cheap Sunday Times Home - 31 May 2015 13 ‘compact’ homes for first time buyers in Camden go on the market Ham & High - 29 May 2015 Can better design help to solve the housing crisis? BD Online - 13 May 2015 Lack of brownfield data hampers London housebuilding Financial Times - 12 May 2015 A problem shared is a property acquired Financial Times - 09 May 2015 New house rules Building Magazine - 08 May 2015 Pocket submits plans for 24-storey 'micro-flats' tower Architects Journal - 07 May 2015 Miliband pledges new 'local homes for local people' Evening Standard - 27 April 2015 Live small, be happy? The next new big thing BBC Capital - 21 April 2015 HRH The Princess Royal visits Pocket Inside Housing - 20 April 2015 Think Small The Telegraph, Property - 18 April 2015 How micro homes are helping Londoners onto the property ladder Ham & High - 17 April 2015 Pocket's new crowdfunded affordable housing bond Planning in London - 17 April 2015 The Conservatives and Right to Buy: Nick Ferrari interviews Marc Vlessing LBC - 14 April 2015 Pocket crowdfunds £1m for London housing schemes Property Week - 01 April 2015 Pocket Budget commentary BBC News - 20 March 2015
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Let us build The Planner - 20 March 2015 Coming soon: a new London district Evening Standard - 18 March 2015 'Pocket': the urban housing offer with a difference Social Housing blog - 13 March 2015 Affordable housing bond launches to help investors cash in on first-time buyers The Telegraph - 10 March 2015 Affordable housing developer Pocket launches mini-bond to raise £1.5m on Crowdcube Angel News - 10 March 2015 The Conservatives 'starter homes' initiative: BBC News interviews Marc Vlessing BBC News - 02 March 2015
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Housing crisis BBC News - 19 February 2015
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Pocket plots move into rental sector Inside Housing - 09 February 2015 Why is housing so unaffordable? Tom Swarbrick interviews Marc Vlessing LBC - 01 February 2015
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Honey, I shrunk the flats Building Design online - 29 January 2015 Pocket Living in London: stylish micro-flats for singles or couples who earn under £66,000 Evening Standard - 28 January 2015 Pocket: ‘We want to diversify our canon of architects’ The Architects' Journal - 27 January 2015 Designing for the squeezed middle Archiboo - 23 January 2015 Think small Time Out - 20 January 2015 Micro-homes: part of the solution or part of the problem? The Architects' Journal - 16 January 2015 Pocket Homes The Architects' Journal - 16 January 2015 Pocket two bedroom eBook - 16 January 2015 First Time Buyer interview with Marc Vlessing BBC News - 06 January 2015
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Young opt for life in London microhouses Financial Times - 28 December 2014 New affordable housing planned for Kingston in the New Year Surrey Comet - 23 December 2014 The First Rung JLL UK First Time Buyers Report - 19 December 2014 New year property predictions: London's new homes hotspots to watch in 2015 Evening Standard - 10 December 2014 Former cabaret pub converted into pocket flats East London Lines - 02 December 2014 Derelict Homerton pub to become second 'pocket home' development Hackney Citizen - 01 December 2014 Carrot-and-stick approach to solve housing shortage FT Weekend - 22 November 2014 Move forward for Hackney's affordable housing bid Hackney Gazette - 31 October 2014 The one-bedroom flats with room to grow The Times - 28 October 2014 A model for Pocket-ing a piece of London Planning in London - 13 October 2014 Pocket fills a hole in housing market South London Press - 30 September 2014 A helping hand to 'generation rent' C'llr - 21 August 2014 London's microflats planned for Bristol Construction Manager - 15 August 2014 Niche developers shake up UK housing market Financial Times (subscription required) - 10 August 2014 Lloyd's in low-cost homes support Financial Times - 13 June 2014 Russ Edwards on Costing the Earth BBC Radio 4 - 15 April 2014
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Pocket man flush with London mayor's cash Property Week - 21 March 2014 Pocket-sized flats provide a start for the young first-time buyer The Guardian - 19 December 2013 Only way to ease housing crisis: more houses Independent - 11 December 2013 Cuff takes up residence at Pocket Property Week - 09 December 2013 400 new homes to become 4,000 Building Design - 25 October 2013 Boris cash goes to private builder Financial Times - 25 October 2013 Would-be homebuyers find DIY solution to Britain's housing crisis The Guardian - 13 October 2013 Encourage local authorities to release more land Financial Times (subscription required) - 03 October 2013 London's building boom The Sunday Times - 29 September 2013 RESI: Sector looks set to split due to government reform Inside Housing - 13 September 2013 Use all available space, says Pocket chief Marc Vlessing The Architects' Journal - 13 September 2013 London housing crisis: affordable pockets The Guardian - 06 September 2013 Boris loans £21m to get 400 affordable homes 24dash.com - 06 September 2013 Boris to back 'pocket'-sized flats across London Inside Housing - 06 September 2013 Pocket to press ahead with London homes plans Building - 06 September 2013 Pocket trousers £21.7m loan from mayor Property Week - 06 September 2013 Singular behaviour Financial Times - 05 August 2013 Interview with Marc Vlessing, Pocket Building - 19 June 2013 Westminster W9 development wins RIBA London Regional Awards 2013 RIBA Awards 2013 - 12 June 2013 Marc Vlessing on Iain Dale's Show LBC Radio - 20 March 2013
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New 'Jimmy Choo' Flats Evening Standard - 21 February 2013 Capital punishment Home Owners Alliance - 06 February 2013 House-hunters living in Waltham Forest to benefit from 45 new affordable homes Yellow Advertiser - 08 March 2007 London housing: Lambeth's Pockets of affordability The Guardian - 22 July 2006