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.
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.
More than 30 renewable energy, heating and insulation companies have won places on a new £800m energy efficiency framework for the public sector.
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.
Housing minister Christopher Pincher has announced that ARA Venn will manage the government’s new £3bn Affordable Homes Guarantee Scheme (AHGS 2020).
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.
Cruden Building has been appointed to deliver an £11.5m affordable housing development at Maryhill in Glasgow.
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.
With the evictions ban now lifted, Birmingham City Council has launched a scheme that is set to help hundreds of people find affordable housing.
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.
The Crossfield Group has appointed Iain Sutton, previously in senior roles at Wates for 22 years, as the head of operations.
Building is underway for 16 affordable homes in Colchester, contributing to the council’s commitment to build 350 new council homes.
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.
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.
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.
Henry Boot has put its social housing arm, Starfish Commercial, into voluntary liquidation.
Caledonia Housing Association has announced a £40m injection for new homes in Scotland, from Inverness, through Tayside and within West Dunbartonshire.
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.
hub South West has agreed a £12.43m social housing contract with Graham Construction to deliver 79 new homes on behalf of North Ayrshire Council.
Housing minister, Christopher Pincher, has announced six finalists in the Home of 2030 competition to design the homes of the future.
Zurich is calling on the government to increase investment in maintenance of the UK’s social housing stock, as analysis reveals there is a worrying trend in escape of water claims.
Following a world-first agreement to install real-time monitors in thousands of social homes in Renfrewshire, iOpt founder and managing director Dane Ralston says it is now time for IoT adoption in housing to become the “new normal”.
Plans for 65 new council homes, a state-of-the-art education centre and a new affordable workplace in Brent have been given the green light.
Wales has launched a new £9.5m programme to reduce the carbon footprint of existing social housing, make energy bills more manageable and provide new job opportunities.
Morgan Sindall has started construction on the major National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project to transform Norwich Castle Keep back to its origins as a Norman royal palace.
Contractor Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Rotherham Council to construct three housing developments worth £31.5m which will deliver 171 new homes in Rotherham town centre.