Brokenshire: The country needs architects

James Brokenshire

Housing secretary praises profession at Stirling ceremony - as RIBA president delivers Brexit warning

If Britain is to build beautiful communities it needs to involve architects, housing secretary James Brokenshire told the Stirling Prize audience.

The secretary of state was the night’s surprise guest speaker, using his address to acknowledge the link between “ugly” housing and developers’ failure to appoint architects.

“You are the guardians of quality,” he said, addressing the audience at the Roundhouse.

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