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.
social housing, Barking and Dagenham, GMB,

GMB slams Barking & Dagenham for approving tower with no social housing

GMB has slammed Barking and Dagenham Council for approving two new tower blocks on crown house site without any social housing after council says it has over 7,000 on the housing waiting list.
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.
funding boost

£19.5m funding to be shared across 54 projects to help the vulnerable

Councils will use the funding boost to help vulnerable people secure their own tenancy through support such as, paying deposits or putting down the first months’ rent.
Festival Gardens

£9.9m funding injection for Liverpool’s Festival Gardens

Up to 1500 family homes will be built at the Festival Gardens in Liverpool due to a £9.9m funding boost from Homes England.
Council-built homes

New council-built homes in North Manchester complete

40 Council-built homes are complete for the first time in more than 7 years completed in North Manchester The 40 new affordable Council homes in North Manchester have now been handed over to tenants, and a further 20 new shared ownership homes bought by the Council to help residents on...
housing associations

Plans set for stronger tenant-landlord relationships

The National Housing Federation is launching an ambitious new programme of work to build a stronger relationship between housing associations and their tenants.
New homes

BMHT to build 2,000 homes over the next five years

After completing 10 new homes, Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) is on track to build a further 2,000 new homes over the next five years.
external works programme,

Lovell and Vinci awarded £40m external works programme

Sandwell Council has appointed Lovell and Vinci to help deliver a £40m external works programme for council housing across the borough.

Thomas Sinden awarded Hidden Homes Phase 6 works

Thomas Sinden has been awarded the contract for the Hidden Homes Phase 6 works at Comber House and Pinner House by Southwark Council.

Woodhead Group to build 33 new developments in Nottingham 

Nottingham City Homes has appointed Woodhead Group as construction partner in building 33 new developments in Nottingham.
regeneration programme,

£10m regeneration programme for North Ayrshire

North Ayrshire Council is set to launch a multi-million pound regeneration of its Council housing estates.
social rent, SDLT,

Solving the social housing conundrum

David Baybut, head of Real Estate at Stephensons, discusses the recent plunge in social housing figures and explores how ‘new thinking’ can grow the stock of homes for social rent.

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