Canterbury City Council has appointed Thomas Sinden to refurbish and remodel existing student accommodation at Parham Village into much-needed council homes.
Cambridge Investment Partnership continues to deliver brand new affordable council homes across Cambridge with the purchase of a new site in Orchard Park.
Planners have given the go-ahead to an ambitious new masterplan for Grahame Park in Colindale as part of the transformation of Barnet’s largest housing estate.
A groundbreaking project to retrofit energy measures in existing properties to create net-zero energy homes is being piloted in Exeter.
The Conservation Hierarchy is a new framework developed by the University of Oxford to help construction projects achieve Biodiversity Net Gain, improving infrastructure while protecting and enhancing the natural environment. Hollie Booth, Henry Grub and Professor EJ Milner-Gulland from the University of Oxford and Julia Baker from Balfour Beatty major projects explain.
Housing minister, Julie James has announced that investment in housing in Wales will reach £400m in 2020-21, thanks to a £175m budget boost from the Welsh Government.
Wrexham County Council and Liberty are to build new council homes at the site of the former Nant Silyn residential care home on Pont Wen, Caia Park.
The Queen’s speech has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to infrastructure, with promises to invest in the country’s public services and construction industry.
Britain has woken up to the largest Conservative majority since 1987 after Boris Johnson was swept back into Number 10 in the General Election.
In its manifesto, ‘Infrastructure for everyone’, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) argues for denser brownfield development, to help deal with the national housing crisis.
Interserve has been awarded a place on the new £8bn Procure Partnerships Framework as a contractor partner, with access to construction contracts from £1m up to £25m-plus.
East Ayrshire Council has unveiled plans for a £175m boost in the future of housing and housing services over the next five years.
In the run-up to the general election, PBC Today takes a look at what the political party manifestos mean for the housebuilding and construction industry.
Overall there is no alternative but for councils to increase the supply of council homes for rent at genuinely affordable rents, but using the already existing housing stock to house people is something that shouldn’t be overlooked, says GMB London.