Spring Budget

Spring Budget 2021: Construction industry predictions and wishes

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the UK economy, all industries await the chancellor’s spring budget announcement on 3 March. Here, professionals in construction and engineering outline their wishes and predictions.
Build to rent, Nottingham housing

Construction work starts on Nottingham build to rent project

Blocwork LLP, a joint venture between Network Rail and Bloc Group has appointed Graham as construction partner to build a PRS ‘build to rent’ development on Queens Road, Nottingham.
student accommodation,

Mace Develop finalises £157.5m student accommodation sale

Mace Develop has completed the sale of its student accommodation portfolio to Ares Generation, assets sold include the Depot in Exeter and West Wing in Cardiff.
Collaborative BIM

Collaborative BIM assists the delivery of social housing in Tallaght

Collaborative BIM helps Sean Harrington Architects deliver social housing in the historic town of Tallaght, Dublin.
new homes harrogate, affordable homes, homes england

Homes England acquires two development sites in Harrogate

Homes England has acquired two new sites in Harrogate, unlocking land for over 800 new homes, with room for 40% affordable homes.
net zero home

CCG launches net zero housing standard

CCG has launched the ‘CCG net zero home’, a new standard for housebuilding to respond to Scotland’s ambitious net zero targets.
NHBC regional directors

NHBC appoints three new regional directors

NHBC has appointed three new regional directors to lead customer relations with builder clients in the North East, West & Wales and Scotland.
Housing scheme, new homes, weymouth,

Lovell and Abri to build £120m housing scheme in Weymouth

Lovell Southern, part of the £3bn Morgan Sindall Group, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Abri to build 500 homes as an urban extension.

Galliard to deliver £140m TCRW SOHO scheme

Galliard Homes has finalised the purchase of TCRW SOHO from TfL, a £140m residential-led development on Oxford Street.
The Verdean

Work starts on major West London regeneration

Catalyst and Mount Anvil have commenced enabling works on their joint venture regeneration scheme, The Verdean in Acton, marking a new chapter for the Friary Park estate.

2 in 3 builders say VAT policy will lead to cashflow issues, warns FMB

The Government must scrap new tax policy ‘reverse charge VAT’ to show they are listening to builders and protecting jobs, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
development finance, SME builders

Homes England and UTB launch development finance for SME builders

Homes England and United Trust Bank have launched a new five-year lending alliance to provide development finance to SME builders.
build-to-rent sector

Avanton to invest £500m into London’s build-to-rent sector

Avanton has unveiled plans to invest £500m in strategic land acquisitions over the next three years, as it expands into London’s lucrative build-to-rent sector.
Care homes,

Green light for new care home in West Sussex

Nexus Planning has secured planning permission at appeal for a much-needed 66-bed care home in Middleton-on-Sea, West Sussex.
sme housebuilders

Sales guarantee to empower SME housebuilders

A new Proptech online engine has been launched to eliminate the growing development finance problem for SME developers by providing a sales guarantee to purchase new homes built by SME housebuilders.
new homes in Shobnall

Go-ahead for 125 new homes in Shobnall

Keepmoat Homes has been given the green light by East Staffordshire Borough Council to deliver 125 new homes in Shobnall.
Old Brewery, Bristol homes, Southville,

Abri acquires land to build mixed-use scheme in Bristol

Abri, who will be working with Change Real Estate, has acquired land at The Old Brewery in Southville to build 107 affordable homes and seven commercial units.

Contractors sought for 2,500 low carbon homes across Oxford

Oxford City Council is seeking contractors for more than 2,500 low carbon homes across Oxfordshire in the next 10 years.
Build-to-rent homes

Build-to-rent homes increase by 23% in 2020

The number of completed build-to-rent homes increased by 23% in 2020, according to research by the British Property Federation (BPF).
building control application

How to make a building control application

Unsure how to make a building control application? Take a look at this guide by building warranty experts, Premier Guarantee.

ENGIE appointed to build £17m Gorton Lane scheme

One Manchester has selected ENGIE to transform disused land in Manchester into a modern development of 109 low carbon homes, located over two sites on Gorton Lane.
building control

When is building control required?

Structural warranty specialists, Premier Guarantee provides an insight into building control requirements on construction projects.
UK construction output

Builders feel the pressure in January, as UK construction output drops

UK construction output dropped slightly in January, as the third national lockdown leads to hesitancy across the industry.
Stallings Lane

Keepmoat Homes acquires former brickworks site on Stallings Lane

Keepmoat Homes has purchased the former brickworks site on Stallings Lane in Kingswinford, which will be transformed into a new 169-homes development.
canal village

Green light for first phase of £115m ‘canal village’ in Warwickshire

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has given the go-ahead to the first phase of a £115m canal village in Hawkesbury, Warwickshire.
m62 construction, rochdale

Construction of new M62 Rochdale scheme underway

John Sisk & Son has started work on a new link road at junction 19 of the M62 in Rochdale, one of the biggest regeneration schemes in the region.

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