Don't Move, Improve awards 2020

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This year’s Don’t Move, Improve awards has brought a bevy of beautiful, inspiring residential projects to the fore. The scope in diversity and creativity is incredible and to celebrate we are highlighting all 25 shortlisted projects for you here so you can see them in all their glory! To read more about any of the projects, just click the heading.  

And if you'd like to see more inspiring projects, check out our Open House London article >>

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Don't Move, Improve Awards 2021

We've been big fans of the Don't Move, Improve! awards since they first began. We take a look at this year's entries, and boy, are they good!

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