SOCIAL HOUSING

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.
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.
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Partnership to deliver £13m affordable housing scheme in Nelson

MCI Developments has partnered with social housing provider, Together Housing, to deliver a £13m affordable housing scheme in Nelson, Lancashire.
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Falkirk agrees £332m five-year housing spend

Falkirk Council has committed £332m to its housing stock over the next five years which will deliver improvements to existing homes and the creation of new homes.
Right to regenerate, derelict buildings

Jenrick confirms ‘right to regenerate’ derelict buildings into homes

Public bodies will be able to convert vacant plots of land and derelict buildings into new homes or community spaces, under plans announced by the housing secretary, Robert Jenrick.
Public sector procurement, social value, fusion21

Social value through procurement set to aid economic recovery

Public sector procurement is set to play an increasingly crucial role in helping communities to recover from the coronavirus crisis’ social and economic fall-out, according to Fusion21’s annual Procurement Trends research.
social landlords, homes uk 2020, modern methods of construction

Addressing the barriers faced by social landlords

As part of Homes UK 2020, social landlords and local authorities will be able to access technical advice on energy efficiency measures and delivering MMC for social housing projects via LHC’s virtual stand and online talks.
social housing, wates

Wates launches social housing energy service

Wates has launched a new service which will help social landlords to prepare their housing stock to meet zero carbon obligations.
Social housing,

Charter for social housing to make landlords more accountable

Major reforms to support housing tenants in England and ensure landlords raise standards have been announced today (17 November) by the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick.
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.
energy efficiency framework

30 renewables specialists win spots on £800m energy framework

More than 30 renewable energy, heating and insulation companies have won places on a new £800m energy efficiency framework for the public sector.
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.

ARA Venn to deliver £3bn affordable homes scheme

Housing minister Christopher Pincher has announced that ARA Venn will manage the government’s new £3bn Affordable Homes Guarantee Scheme (AHGS 2020).
social housing, land banking

Social housing provision: Reconciling social need and commercial risks

Recent research suggests 40% of homes granted planning permission in England go unbuilt. Katy Klingopulos of BDB Pitmans examines land banking, the changing nature of development and how we can tackle the housing shortage.
affordable housing development

Cruden Building secures £11.5m affordable housing scheme

Cruden Building has been appointed to deliver an £11.5m affordable housing development at Maryhill in Glasgow.
Sunderland accessible housing

Construction underway for accessible housing in Sunderland

Tolent has been appointed by Sunderland City Council to build accessible and affordable housing – the first council houses to be built in Sunderland for almost 40 years.

Birmingham Council launches housing scheme for homeless families

With the evictions ban now lifted, Birmingham City Council has launched a scheme that is set to help hundreds of people find affordable housing.
Investment partnership, housebuilding funding

New partnerships to boost South Cambridgeshire housebuilding recovery

South Cambridgeshire District Council has appointed Hill Group and Balfour Beatty Investments to join an investment partnership which will inject up to £340m to support the local recovery.
Iain Sutton

Wates’ senior team member joins Crossfield Group

The Crossfield Group has appointed Iain Sutton, previously in senior roles at Wates for 22 years, as the head of operations.
affordable homes colchester

Colchester adds more affordable homes to its portfolio

Building is underway for 16 affordable homes in Colchester, contributing to the council’s commitment to build 350 new council homes.
Northern Gateway scheme, Manchester

Proposed £1bn investment agenda for Manchester

Major schemes in the new agenda include a second arena, 634 new homes as part of the Northern Gateway scheme and 410 new homes in Varley Street, Miles Platting.

Meridian Home Start provides affordable homes for Greenwich

Royal Greenwich has joined forces with Meridian Home Start to deliver brand new homes for over 60 families and individuals previously on housing waiting lists.
New council homes

CIP hands over new council homes in Cambridge

Cambridge Investment Partnership has handed over energy-efficient homes at Wulfstan Way, Cambridge, as part of its commitment to deliver more than 500 new council homes to the city by March 2022.
social housing, Henry Boot,

Henry Boot puts social housing division into liquidation

Henry Boot has put its social housing arm, Starfish Commercial, into voluntary liquidation.
new homes in scotland, Caledonia Housing

Caledonia Housing commits £40m for 500 new homes in Scotland

Caledonia Housing Association has announced a £40m injection for new homes in Scotland, from Inverness, through Tayside and within West Dunbartonshire.
New Victoria

Insurance company to fund Manchester’s New Victoria scheme

Pension Insurance Corporation plc (PIC) has been named as the forward funder of the first phase of development at Manchester’s New Victoria scheme, following a £130m deal.

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