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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.
James Bailey, managing partner of Bruton Knowles which has just been appointed a place on the Citizen Framework

Bruton Knowles secures spot on property valuation Citizen Framework

Bruton Knowles has secured a place on the £800,000 Citizen 2022 framework (0928) to deliver vital development property valuations over the next four years.
Nicola Gooch discusses the need for local authorities to consider and plan appropriately their housing for seniors

Housing for seniors: How can local authorities better plan for an...

We are all getting older - let’s at least try to plan for it, says Nicola Gooch, planning partner at law firm Irwin Mitchell. Here, Nicola pleads the case for local authorities to better prepare for an ageing society by adopting local plans that support a greater provision of seniors' housing.
social housing block

Social Housing Regulation Bill: How can digitisation improve social housing standards?

As the Social Housing Regulation Bill makes its way through parliament, John Doyle of Voicescape says digital transformation can play a valuable role in improving resident and building safety.
CGI Image of a new social housing scheme in Manchester by Caddick Construction.

Caddick Construction appointed to deliver £11.4m Manchester social housing scheme

Caddick Construction has been appointed to deliver a new £11.4m Manchester social housing scheme, which will be energy-efficient and create work opportunities.
Retrofitting social housing

The Road to Net Zero: Retrofitting social housing

Building new homes that are zero carbon is complicated enough but pales in comparison to the challenge of retrofitting social housing to achieve zero carbon by 2050.
standards of supported housing

£20m Government programme to improve standards of supported housing

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has announced £20m of funding for local councils with the Supported Housing Improvement Programme, aimed at tackling extortionate rents and other factors contributing to current poor standards of supported housing.
housing maintenance contract

Morgan Sindall secures housing maintenance contract with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council(WHBC) has signed a new £11m housing maintenance contract with Morgan Sindall Property Services(MSPS), for the repair and maintenance, out of hours services, void and planned works of its 9,500 council-owned properties.
right to buy scheme, social housing

Right to Buy Scheme: What do new legislations mean for the...

This week (9 June 2022), Boris Johnson announced an extension to the Right to Buy Scheme, but what does this mean for the current UK housing crisis? PBC Today explains.
turner & townsend advisory

James Hardy appointed as director on Turner & Townsend Advisory team

James Hardy has been appointed as a director on the Turner & Townsend Advisory team (UK) to continue to strengthen its sustainability advisory offering.
safer homes

3D models: Why a smarter approach is the key to better,...

Helen Rogers, product director at Civica, explores how robust data and modelling can help housing providers deliver safer homes.
offsite dps

Building Better appoint six manufacturers to join new offsite DPS

Building Better has appointed an initial six manufacturers to its new offsite DPS (dynamic purchasing system) for MMC category 2 construction systems.
McArthur’s Yard

Bristol Dockland project, McArthur’s Yard, tops out

McArthur’s Yard, a major redevelopment project to transform Bristol Docklands, has reached a key milestone and topped out.
planning system reforms

Does the Queen’s speech deliver on levelling-up, planning system reforms &...

The Queen's speech has outlined plans for planning system reforms, cheaper, cleaner, and more secure energy and improved regulation of social housing.
PBC Today May 2022

PBC Today May 2022

Welcome to the PBC Today May 2022 edition where our expert contributors from across the architecture, engineering and construction sectors explore issues ranging from how we can realise levelling up and the cost of poor housing to the NHS to the role of social value in the built environment, improving compliance and safety, and the impact of the war in Ukraine on projects and planning.
sustainable funding

Caledonia partners with NatWest to secure £75m of sustainable funding

Caledonia Housing Association, with support from NatWest, has secured £75m of sustainable funding to further its commitment to building sustainable housing and becoming a carbon-neutral organisation.
homelessness in cambridgeshire

Organisations adopt MMC to tackle homelessness in Cambridgeshire

A team of organisations have collaborated to tackle homelessness in Cambridgeshire, providing much-needed accommodation and employment.
social housing in the uk

MMC: An innovative solution for social housing in the UK

Amid cost and supply crunches for housebuilding, could Modern Methods of Construction offer a way to accelerate delivery? Andrew Shepherd, managing director at Goldman Sachs-backed modular housing firm TopHat, thinks so.
pension funds, affordable housing

Legal & General invest £2bn of pension funds in affordable homes

Legal & General Retirement Institutional has announced its plans to invest £2bn of pension funds into affordable housing over the next five years.
levelling up agenda

LHC report says improved housing and public sector procurement is key...

The LHC report outlines the key role public sector procurement can play in the government's levelling up agenda.
social housing draft, electrical safety checks

Social Housing Draft paves the way for mandatory electrical safety checks

The Social Housing Draft regulation bill, published 29 March, will pave the way to remove inequalities in the law, whereby private tenants are protected by mandatory five-yearly electrical safety checks but social tenants are not.
affordable housing block

Silk District affordable housing block reaches topping out stage

L&Q, Mount Anvil, Mayor John Biggs and other senior representatives from London Borough of Tower Hamlets celebrate the topping out of a new affordable housing block in Whitechapel.
retrofitting homes

Barriers to retrofitting homes within the social housing sector

Gail Scholes, head of local authority, considers the ‘social anxiety’ of retrofitting homes, how this will affect the most vulnerable and how we can overcome these issues.
shared ownership housing

Lewisham Homes announce the launch of shared ownership housing development

Lewisham Council have announced the launch of its first shared ownership housing development through Lewisham Homes, which will help to boost the supply of affordable housing in the borough .
Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator

T&T appointed to run new Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator phase

Turner & Townsend have announced that they have been appointed to run a new phase of the Social Housing Retrofit Accelerator, an advisory programme to support the decarbonisation of social housing across England.
social housing solutions

How social housing solutions can ease the housing crisis

Proudly working and building on over £1 billion pounds worth of homes throughout Merseyside over the last 35 years, Sutcliffe is no stranger to providing the very best civil and structural engineering services on social housing projects.

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