SOCIAL HOUSING

Parham Village, council homes

Thomas Sinden to deliver council homes at Parham Village

Canterbury City Council has appointed Thomas Sinden to refurbish and remodel existing student accommodation at Parham Village into much-needed council homes.
Orchard Park, council homes,

CIP to deliver affordable council homes across Cambridge

Cambridge Investment Partnership continues to deliver brand new affordable council homes across Cambridge with the purchase of a new site in Orchard Park.
Grahame Park, housing,

Grahame Park masterplan gets the green light

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.
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Innovative net-zero energy homes to tackle fuel poverty in Exeter

A groundbreaking project to retrofit energy measures in existing properties to create net-zero energy homes is being piloted in Exeter.
Conservation Hierarchy, Biodiversity Net Gain

Achieving Biodiversity Net Gain on construction projects

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 in Wales, Welsh Government

Housing in Wales gets £175m investment boost

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.
Nant Silyn, Wrexham, social housing

Work begins on Nant Silyn scheme in Wrexham

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, construction industry, infrastructure

The Queen’s speech: Further commitment to infrastructure

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.
General Election reaction, Construction,

General election: Reaction round-up

Britain has woken up to the largest Conservative majority since 1987 after Boris Johnson was swept back into Number 10 in the General Election.
brownfield developments, Infrastructure for everyone

ACE urges Government not to overlook brownfield development

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.
Procure Partnerships Framework, interserve

Interserve wins place on £8bn Procure Partnerships Framework

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.
investment in housing, East Ayrshire,

East Ayrshire reveals £175m investment in housing

East Ayrshire Council has unveiled plans for a £175m boost in the future of housing and housing services over the next five years.
political manifestos, construction industry,

What do the political manifestos mean for the construction industry?

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.
housing waiting list, affordable rent, gmb london,

Vacant properties should house those on waiting lists, says GMB

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.

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