Upspace Blog

At Upspace we specialise in residential rooftop developments through transforming under-utilised spaces into high-end liveable accommodation — helping address London’s housing shortage.

We aim to develop airspaces to accommodate modest apartment construction ensuring the original character of the residential building is maintained.

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  • Airspace Development

    Why Airspace Development is the Ethical Option

    Ethical housing refers to the practice of developing, designing and managing residential spaces in a way that prioritises social cohesion,…

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  • London scene

    Auctioning airspace rights: A new trend?

    In December 2023 the airspace rights to a single building in Battersea in London were being auctioned for £10,000. Despite…

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  • Airspace construction

    Perils of Using the Wrong Contractor

    Airspace developments have become more common in London in the past decade. However, it’s still a relatively new sector of…

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  • Resident on staircase

    Minimising Disruption For Airspace Residents

    No one wants to live on a building site – or in the case of airspace developments, beneath one. Even…

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  • Young people on rooftop

    Airspace Development and the Housing Crisis

    In the past 12 months, housing has gone from an issue in that’s remained in the background for decades to…

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  • Rooftop development

    What we’ve learned about rooftop developments

    Airspace development is still a relatively new industry in the UK. In 2020, the government made changes to planning laws…

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