HOUSEBUILDING

home-grown timber

Project to showcase use of home-grown timber in UK construction

A new pilot project has secured funding to increase the use of home-grown timber in UK construction and develop the country’s first engineered timber manufacturing plant.
brownfield site

Inland Homes unveils potential for 1,650 new homes

Housebuilder Inland Homes has secured three new brownfield sites in Barking and Dagenham with a combined potential for over 1,650 new homes.
leeds student residence

Green light for Leeds student residence and art space

Alumno has been given planning approval by Leeds Council to build a seven-storey building that will provide accommodation for the city’s growing student population.
affordable housing scheme in Whiston, seddon, Livv Housing

Seddon hands over affordable housing scheme in Whiston

Construction on an affordable housing scheme at Lickers Lane in Whiston is now complete, built by Seddon for Livv Housing Group.

Plans in for Manchester’s energy-efficient Northern Gateway scheme

Plans have been submitted for The Gasworks – New Town, a new neighbourhood of 1,202 homes and public green space that will set a benchmark for energy-efficient living in Manchester’s Northern Gateway regeneration area.

£170m grant to deliver infrastructure at Meridian Water

An agreement providing Enfield Council with £170m of funding to deliver infrastructure to unlock the £6bn Meridian Water project and help deliver thousands of new homes has been signed by Enfield Council and the government.
build to rent, randalls way, Mole Valley

Committee resolution secured for build-to-rent scheme in Mole Valley

Nexus Planning has secured Committee resolution to grant for Randalls Way, the first build-to-rent development in Mole Valley.
Canalside Quarter,

Canalside Quarter plans submitted to Wolverhampton Council

Placefirst has submitted a planning application for 370 new homes in the heart of Wolverhampton’s historic Canalside Quarter.
housing scheme, affordable housing, homes,

Brick By Brick submits plans for 170 affordable homes

Brick By Brick has submitted three schemes consisting of 170 homes on small sites across the borough for planning permission.
Housing crisis, Brexit

The housing crisis is one of the UK’s biggest issues, says MFS

The majority of UK adults consider the housing crisis to be one of the main issues facing the UK, even amidst Covid-19 and Brexit uncertainty, a survey by Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has revealed.
Anglia Square,

Weston homes to fight Robert Jenrick’s refusal of Anglia Square revamp

Weston Homes has said it will fight Robert Jenrick’s decision to refuse planning permission for the £271m Anglia Square redevelopment in Norwich.
housing projects, affordable housing

Affordable housing confirmed for Scotland’s rural communities

A five-year programme to fund Scotland's affordable housing projects in rural and island communities is being extended, Housing Minister Kevin Stewart has told Parliament.
construction output

Infrastructure and private housing lifts construction output

Construction output increased by 2.9% in September, driven by growth in both new work and repair and maintenance.
planning applications, Householder applications,

Householder planning applications continue to rise

In October 58,963 planning applications were submitted, an increase of 23% compared to the previous year, according to the latest report from the Planning Portal.
Northstowe, sustainable community

Keepmoat Homes to develop sustainable community in Cambridgeshire 

Keepmoat Homes has been confirmed as Homes England’s development partner for the Northstowe new town development in Cambridgeshire.
standards for UK housebuilders,

2021 standards for UK housebuilders launched by NHBC

Warranty and insurance provider, NHBC has launched the 2021 standards for UK housebuilders.
new homes,

Whose job is it to improve the UK new homes industry?

Everyone knows the UK is facing a housing shortage. Pete Griffin, director of key nationals at Premier Guarantee, examines the big question: how do we improve things?
'Build it in Britain'

Labour challenges Government to ‘Build it in Britain’

The Labour party has pledged to ‘Build it in Britain’ and support 400,000 new jobs as part of the drive towards a clean economy.
Tom Jarman, House by Urban Splash

House by Urban Splash appoints new director of architecture

House by Urban Splash has announced the appointment of Tom Jarman as its new director of architecture, strengthening its 'Live Well by Design' philosophy
Housing crisis, social housing,

RIBA: 90,000 new homes per year needed to meet housing demand

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is calling on the Government to end the housing crisis by giving support and resource to local authorities to deliver the next generation of council housing across England.
net-zero carbon homes, ENGIE

ENGIE to deliver net-zero carbon retrofit programme

ENGIE has been appointed by Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP) to design, build and deliver a programme, which will transform existing properties across London into low maintenance, net-zero carbon homes.
Construction companies,

UK construction growth falls to five-month low

Construction companies in the UK reported a sustained recovery in output volumes during October, as the rate of expansion grinds to a halt.
Victoria Riverside

Work underway on Victoria Riverside residential development

Developer JM Construction has started work on the next phase of its £50m Victoria Riverside residential development in Hunslet.
new homes in West Lindsey

Keepmoat to deliver 454 new homes in West Lindsey

West Lindsey District Council has partnered with Keepmoat Homes to deliver a new sustainable neighbourhood at Foxby Lane, Gainsborough.
insulation products,

Demand rises for Actis’ insulation products

Actis has seen a rise in demand for its insulation products from homeowners extending their properties or building office pods in their gardens.
Baerbel Schuett, Wates,

Wates Residential appoints new development director

Baerbel Schuett has been appointed as Wates Residential’s new development director, with immediate effect.

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