HOUSEBUILDING

Leyland development

Lovell gets the green light for £45m Leyland development

The plans to build 200 new homes using modern methods of construction (MMC) in Leyland were approved by South Ribble Borough Council last week with work set to start on the greenfield site later this year
RICS urges industry to embrace Modern Methods of Construction

RICS urges industry to embrace Modern Methods of Construction

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has released a paper urging the government and construction industry to “think outside of the bricks” and boost diversity in construction skills, by embracing Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)
building homes

New government investment to tackle potential building blockers

Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire has launched a new investment to solve the potential issues that can cause delays to building projects.
X1 South Bank

X1 South Bank scheme gets the go-ahead

The next stage in the South Bank regeneration scheme has been given the green light, with Leeds City Council unanimously granting planning permission for X1 South Bank, a £210m mixed-use development by developer X1 and property consultancy Knight Knox
Housing Delivery

Barclays and Homes England launch £1bn housing development fund

Barclays has announced that it is teaming up with the UK Government to provide £1bn of development finance to help build thousands of new homes across England to help increase the speed and volume of housing delivery
SME house builders

SME house builders fear skills shortage will hamper housing delivery

SME house builders predict that skills shortages in the construction industry will hinder housing delivery and eventually overtake access to finance as a bigger barrier to building new homes, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB)
housebuilding

Northern regions overtake London in housebuilding growth

New data from the Regional Construction Hotspots in Great Britain 2018 report by industry analysts Barbour ABI and the Construction Products Association, shows London's homebuilders have been outpaced by the rest of Great Britain as investment in housebuilding dropped to its lowest value in six years.
new homes in Scotland

Housebuilder announces plans for 4,000 new homes in Scotland

Barratt Developments has acquired 14 sites as part of plans to build nearly 4,000 new homes in Scotland, in response to the “continued demand for its new homes”
operating profit

McCarthy & Stone expects full-year profits to fall by 32%

Retirement housebuilder, McCarthy & Stone has confirmed it expects its full-year operating profit to fall by up to 32% for the year, following a decline in reservations and property prices
new homes

Cheshire East benefits from record number of new homes

Cheshire East Council has reported that a record number of new homes were built in the area last year to meet local demand
safety review

Barrett launches safety review following increase in site accidents

Property development company, Barratt Developments, has launched a safety review after accidents on its sites increased
UK construction

UK construction PMI highlights activity slump in August

The latest monthly construction PMI has revealed a renewed slowdown in output growth across the sector; however, there were signs of resilience in commercial building and residential work
modular garages

Redrow to trial modular garages to reduce costs

One of the UK’s largest housebuilders, Redrow, is trialling more offsite manufacturing techniques with the integration of modular garages
BIM4Housing

Digitisation and productivity: The BIM4Housing mission

Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association and chair of BIM4Housing, discusses the cross-industry group’s mission of spreading the benefits of BIM in the housebuilding industry

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