HOUSEBUILDING

repairs and maintenance

Wates appointed to £3.5m Hammersmith & Fulham maintenance

Wates Living Space, the social housing repairs company, is set to commence repairs and maintenance for 7,000 homes on behalf of Hammersmith & Fulham Council.
Green belt land

Green belt land: Could it save our housing crisis?

With the housing crisis at a critical point and the uncertainty of Brexit hanging over the nation, some believe that utilising our green belt land could be the best solution to the current lack of affordable housing, Adam James discusses more.
social housing, Barking and Dagenham, GMB,

GMB slams Barking & Dagenham for approving tower with no social housing

GMB has slammed Barking and Dagenham Council for approving two new tower blocks on crown house site without any social housing after council says it has over 7,000 on the housing waiting list.
regeneration of council sites, morgan sindall, Brentwood,

Morgan Sindall to deliver regeneration of council sites in Brentwood

Brentwood Borough Council has announced Morgan Sindall as preferred joint venture partner for the redesign and regeneration of council sites.
Residential sector

Residential sector: Upturn in contracts awards

The residential sector is looking positive after an upturn in construction contracts awarded during February, according to the latest analysis by Barbour ABI.
rainwater harvesting, suds, sustainable water management,

How can housebuilders contribute to sustainable water management?

From water saving devices and rainwater harvesting to sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), there are myriad ways in which housebuilders can contribute to sustainable water management.
Urban village

Placefirst unveils £27.5m build to rent plan for Bolton

Placefirst has unveiled its vision to transform a key site in Bolton Council’s town centre masterplan, the town's first urban village.
Affordable housing

Development partners sought for £6bn Meridian Water phase 2

Development partners are being sought for second major affordable housing site at Enfield Council’s Meridian Water scheme.
Kirkstall Forge, Tolent,

Tolent begin work on £400m Kirkstall Forge project in Leeds

Tolent has been awarded the contract to build the first residential stage at Kirkstall Forge, a flagship £400m project in Leeds.
LIFEstyle scheme, ENGIE, Scarborough,

ENGIE secures £20m Scarborough LIFEstyle scheme

Scarborough Borough Council has approved a planning application by ENGIE, to build a bespoke over 55s housing development in Scarborough.
Housing developments

50% increase for economic growth in city centres, says KPMG

The latest research by KPMG shows that new housing developments built in city centres have the potential to stimulate 50% more economic growth than similar developments.
riverside quarter, South Tyneside, development,

Partner sought for new £200m riverside quarter in South Tyneside

A £200m riverside quarter is set to take a major step forward as South Tyneside Council seeks a development partner.
Starter homes

NFB “not surprised” by failure of starter homes scheme

As Kit Malthouse admits that the government will fail to keep its promise of building 200,000 'starter homes', the National Federation of Builders (NFB) has said it is not surprised by the scheme's failure.
developers, properties, Homes England, land hub,

Digital tool to boost delivery of new properties

A digital tool to help match developers to plots of land which are ready for housebuilding has been launched by Homes England, in an effort to speed up the delivery of new properties.

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