HOUSEBUILDING

redevelopment

Brent Council appoints Wates for £23.4m redevelopment

Wates Residential has been appointed constructor to a new £23.4m project by the London Borough of Brent, which will see 149 new homes built by December 2021
timber frame

Cost analysis highlights timber frame savings

Timber frame construction is only marginally cheaper than masonry for affordable housing but is significantly quicker, according to a new study by cost consultant Rider Levett Bucknall UK

Contractors selected for £1.5bn Scottish housebuilding framework

Twenty building contractors have been confirmed for a £1.5bn local authority housebuilding framework in Scotland
Planning Protocol

Planning Protocol to unite developers and planning authorities in Essex

Planning departments and developers across Greater Essex have signed up to a new Essex Planning Protocol. The Planning Protocol is an agreement committing parties to working together constructively to facilitate the growth needed across Greater Essex
sheerwater

New masterplan for Sheerwater in Surrey submitted to council for planning consent

Thamesway Development Ltd have put forward plans to transform a post-war housing estate in Woking Surrey.

BOPAS registrations set to outperform previous years

BLP Insurance, the specialist residential warranty and commercial latent defects insurer, has revealed significant growth in the number of registrations under the Build Offsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS) over the last three years, with 2018 on track to outperform all previous years
housing shortage

University of Wolverhampton homes new centre to tackle the UK’s housing shortage

West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street has announced that the University of Wolverhampton is proud to home the new National Brownfield Institute which will help tackle the housing shortage in the UK The news to fund the institute with a £350 million pound housing deal for the West Midlands, was announced...
tall buildings

Bristol needs to be bold and build taller buildings to meet future needs, says...

Bristol needs be bold in its vision and create denser centres, including taller buildings in the right places, to help meet its future needs, says Bristol studio of international architects BDP
new build

London’s new build housing growth declines

Annual new build sales are falling in Central London and sales in Greater London also appear to be declining, according to LCP’s latest LCPAca Residential Index report
Home Building Fund

Stewart Milne Homes to deliver 500 homes through the Home Building Fund

Stewart Milne Homes North West has secured £11.5m from Homes England through the Home Building Fund to allow the delivery of around 500 new homes in the North West with a development value of £125m
Edinburgh

Ambitious plans set to ‘revamp’ Edinburgh

Edinburgh Council is examining ‘ambitious plans’ to revamp the public realm of the Scottish capital’s city centre. Delivering the opening keynote at a Built Environment Networking event, the authority’s Head of Place Development Michael Thain said the city was in the middle of a building boom
construction equipment

Construction equipment sales climb in Q1

Sales of construction and earthmoving equipment in the UK rose by 5.7% in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the same period of 2017.

Wates bans single-use plastic cups on London scheme

Wates Residential has banned single-use plastic cups on one of its London developments and is looking to roll out the policy to all of its sites.
Digitalisation

Digitalisation holds key to £575m savings for housebuilders

Stewart Dalgarno, director of product development at Stewart Milne Group, discusses how utilising digital technologies in the design and build process can bring added value and yield savings for UK housebuilders

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