HOUSING

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.
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.

Brexit uncertainty causes further damage to UK housing, says RICS

Prolonged Brexit uncertainty will likely cause further damage to the UK housing market, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey.
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.
Spring Statement

Spring Statement: £3bn boost to unlock affordable housing

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a “determination to fix the broken housing market” in the latest Spring Statement, as a new £3bn Affordable Homes Guarantee scheme is revealed.
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.
housing crisis

Tackling the housing crisis in the North

The British economy has long been characterised by a north/south divide for a number of reasons and when it comes to the housing crisis, this remains.
empty homes

Number of empty homes rises by 5% in England

The number of empty homes across England has risen for the second year running, representing £53.6bn worth of vacant stock.
Holloway prison, Peabody, affordable housing,

Peabody secures former Holloway prison site to build 1,000 homes

Peabody housing association has acquired the former Holloway Women’s Prison site in London to build more than 600 social rented and affordable homes.
Property agents

New law unveiled to protect renters’ and landlords’ money

Housing Minister Heather Wheeler MP has brought forward new legislation to strengthen protections for money held by property agents.
quality homes

L&Q Group to build 450 new quality homes

Beauchamp Park will see 450 quality homes, including at least 40% affordable housing, brought to the 20.9-hectare site south of Gallows Hill and west of Europa Way.
3D mobile

How 3D tech is mapping the future of eco-home innovation

As planning and building teams seek to improve efficiencies and cut costs on projects, Sven Van Duffelen, from 3D mobile mapping and monitoring specialist GeoSLAM, looks at how technology is enabling a growing number of developers to prioritise energy efficiency in new housing developments According to the Home Builders Federation,...

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