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Blackpool is one of the local councils to receive £6m of funding to boost housing and support for vulnerable tenants from the Government’s Supported Housing Improvement Programme

Councils given £6m in funding to enhance housing and support for...

£6m of funding has been announced to boost housing and support for vulnerable tenants from the Government’s Supported Housing Improvement Programme.
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Governments sets out further details of Energy Bills Support Scheme

The UK government has set out further details of the Energy Bills Support Scheme where millions of households will be eligible to receive a non-repayable discount of £400 on their energy bills this winter.
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EQUANS wins retrofit project with Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council has appointed EQUANS to deliver a retrofit project which will serve as a pilot for decarbonising 60,000 properties in the region.
WSP logo on laptop screen - capita sells real estate and infrastructure consultancy businesses to wsp

Capita sells real estate and infrastructure consultancy businesses to WSP

Capita has agreed to sell two real estate and infrastructure consultancy businesses to WSP for £60m, on a cash-free, debt-free basis.
Heat network projects funding to help 28,000 households ditch fossil fuels

Heat network projects funding to help 28,000 households ditch fossil fuels

Four heat network projects in England have been awarded £54m in government funding, to help shield homes and businesses from costly fossil fuels.
Pictured: the AG project board of directors; L-R Andrew Whittle, Jonathan Shaw, Daniel Metcalf, Kirsty Robinson, Tom Hargreaves

Triple appointment to AG Board of Directors

A trio of appointments have been made to the AG Project + Building Consultancy Board of Directors, with Kirsty Robinson, Tom Hargreaves and Dan Metcalf joining the board.
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Galliford Try to build Single Living Accommodation facility at RAF Coningsby

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has appointed Galliford Try to build a new £11m Single Living Accommodation (SLA) facility at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire.
The planned infrastructure works at York Central will create a mixed use neighbourhood with residential, commercial and green spaces.

Sisk to deliver £100m infrastructure at York Central for Homes England

John Sisk and Son Ltd will deliver over £100m of critical infrastructure at York Central, in a partnership with Homes England to develop the 45-hectare brownfield site.
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Tracking the progress of the Levelling Up & Regeneration Bill

Edward Clarke and Jennie Baker of Lichfields examine the state of play with the Levelling Up & Regeneration Bill as it makes its way through Parliament.
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Hayfield invests in MMC across six development sites

As part of its aim to create 350 homes in 2022, Hayfield has invested in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) across six of its live development sites.
The all-electric homes as proposed by St. Modwen

All-electric homes to be delivered in Midlands scheme by St. Modwen

350 new all-electric homes are to be built on the historic MG Rover site by St Modwen using pioneering smart grid technology.
CPC regional director Ethan James

New regional director targets housing and levelling up in the North...

Ethan James has been appointed regional director for Consortium Procurement Construction, targeting housing and levelling up for the North and Midlands.
Gas hob, fuel poverty cost of living crisis

Fuel poverty, cost of living and the drive to net zero

Tackling fuel poverty should be front and centre amid the cost of living crisis and the drive to net zero, says Gillian Charlesworth, CEO of the Building Research Establishment.
The historic cottages will be refurbished into affordable housing

Historic cottages transformed into affordable homes

A £1.1m refurbishment project in Manchester will turn historic cottages into affordable homes after being abandoned for almost a decade.
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UK Heatwave: How to keep your property cool in hot weather

As extreme temperatures continue across the country, properties in Britain are not suitable for the UK heatwave. In this article, PBC Today explains how to keep your property cool in hot weather.
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Biodiversity Net Gain: What are the options for developers?

Biodiversity Net Gain, as mandated under the Environment Act 2021, affects housing and nationally significant infrastructure projects in England. With the end of the transition period just 18 months away, developers need robust delivery solutions right now. James Cross, chief executive of Environment Bank, explores the options.
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Camden Agar Grove reaches new milestone

Construction at Camden Agar Grove has reached a new milestone with the ‘topping out’ of the latest phase of 125 homes.
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PLATFORM_’s Glasgow build-to-rent development reaches 20 storeys

GRAHAM has completed work on the core of PLATFORM_’s Glasgow build-to-rent Central Quay scheme, which now stands as one of Glasgow’s tallest buildings at 20 storeys (circa 60m high).
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Brownfield fund to help transform derelict sites into new homes

Derelict brownfield sites across England will be transformed into thousands of new homes as the new brownfield fund opens.
Secretary of State for Levelling Up Greg Clark

Greg Clark appointed secretary of state for levelling up, housing and...

Rt Hon Greg Clark has been appointed secretary of state for levelling up, housing and communities after the dismissal of Michael Gove.
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Making the stars align for building net zero carbon homes

As AIMCH, the UKs flagship collaborative R&D project, whose aim has been to develop, trial and scale up industrialised housing techniques ends, Stewart Dalgarno, its project director, reflects on its achievements and predicts what’s next on the agenda for building net zero carbon homes.
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Housing and construction ministers resign and Michael Gove sacked

Housing minister Stuart Andrew and construction minister Lee Rowley are amongst the growing list of government resignations from Boris Johnson's precarious cabinet.
Dogpool Lane student accommodation

Alumno secures funding for Dogpool Lane student accommodation with Singaporean construction...

Alumno’s £24m Dogpool Lane student accommodation project is to receive funding via a partnership with Woh Hup Holdings Limited, creating rooms for 167 students and an enhanced public space.
Fusion at Brent Cross Town

Fusion at Brent Cross Town to offer 662 rooms in £210m...

The new north London neighbourhood of Brent Cross Town will be the home of a new £210m student accommodation with 662 private rooms, onsite gym and coffee shop, known as Fusion at Brent Cross Town.
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Balfour Beatty JV awarded two development contracts in Hong Kong

Balfour Beatty has announced that its 50:50 joint venture, Gammon, has been awarded two development contracts in Hong Kong with a combined value of HK $6.1bn.
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Barratt Developments North East appoints Steven Ball as sales director

Barratt Developments North East has appointed Steven Ball to its board of directors as sales director.

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