SOCIAL HOUSING

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.
social housing contract, Kilwinning,

Graham secures £12.43m Kilwinning social housing contract

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.
Home of 2030

Finalists revealed for Government’s homes of the future

Housing minister, Christopher Pincher, has announced six finalists in the Home of 2030 competition to design the homes of the future.
escape of water claims, social housing,

Research reveals escape of water problem in social housing

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.
iot in housing, social housing,

IoT in housing: The time is now

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”.
new council homes

Green light for £43m social housing scheme in Brent

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.
Optimised Retrofit Programme,

£9.5m retrofit scheme to reduce Wales’ housing carbon footprint

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.
Norwich Castle Keep, Morgan sindall

Construction starts on £13.5m Norwich Castle transformation

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.
homes in Rotherham,

Willmott Dixon wins £31.5m deal for 171 new homes in Rotherham

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.

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