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Could digital twins transform the social housing sector?

Helen Rogers, housing product director at global software providers Civica, looks at the potential of digital twins to deliver a better, safer, greener social housing sector across the UK.
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Report highlights impact of retrofit programmes on social housing

A new report by Orbit highlights the impact that the decarbonisation retrofit programme has on social housing customers.
Levelling up funding

Levelling up: Government pledges billions for councils to build back better

Councils across England are set to receive £53.9bn in ‘Levelling up’ funding for the next upcoming financial year, including an additional £1bn of funding for social care, according to the latest government announcement.
Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund

Five lessons learned from the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund

Gary Cawley, Director, CPC, ponders the top five emerging lessons learned from projects funded by the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund.
MMC in the social housing sector

Overcoming blockers/issues to delivering MMC in the social housing sector

Mary Bennell, director of SWPA, explores the issues of delivering modern methods of construction (MMC) in the social housing sector and tells us how we can overcome these blockers.
Portobello Square regeneration

Bouygues appointed for next phase of Portobello Square regeneration

Catalyst has announced that it will be working with Bouygues UK to complete the next phase of regeneration at Portobello Square, North Kensington.
MMC Frameworks

MMC Framework Agreements and commercial reality

Suriya Edwards Managing Associate at Foot Anstey and Kaetlin Gale Trainee Solicitor, discusses how the rise in Modern Methods of Construction has brought about the emergence of MMC frameworks.
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Hybrid working to influence new build housing in 2022

A survey from LABC Warranty has revealed that more than a third of builders and developers plan to include work-from-home study rooms or areas in new build housing from 2022, as hybrid working rises.
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Bringing tenants along on the net zero journey

Social housing providers have targets to bring their housing stock to an EPC rating of C or better by 2030. Gary Cawley, director of CPC, discusses the need to bring tenants along on the net zero journey.
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Modern methods of construction as a solution to UK social housing

Andrew Shepherd, managing director at TopHat, looks at modular housing as a solution to the UK social housing supply deficit.
Brentford affordable housing

Willmott Dixon wins £38m Brentford affordable housing scheme

Willmott Dixon has been selected by the London Borough of Hounslow to deliver 96 homes and commercial space as part of a £38m affordable housing scheme in Brentford.
Doncaster affordable housing

Willmott Dixon begins Doncaster affordable housing scheme

Wilmott Dixon has begun construction work for Doncaster Council on three new affordable housing developments across the borough, as part of the next phase of the Council House Build Programme.

Morgan Sindall launches machine learning platform for social housing

Morgan Sindall is set to launch a new machine learning software platform to provide social housing landlords and tenants with real-time, actionable insights.
Brownfield Land Release fund

53 councils get slice of £58m to deliver homes on brownfield...

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has injected £58m to deliver thousands of new homes on brownfield sites.
MMC for social housing

Unlocking the value of MMC for social housing

Tony Woods, technical manager at LHC, explains how sector collaboration can help social housing providers to fully embrace MMC.

Start your retrofit journey here

270,000 homes need to be retrofitted every year until 2035 to meet the government's Clean Growth Strategy. Gary Cawley, director of CPC, explores what you can do to start your retrofit journey.
wheatley sustainability

Wheatley to invest £100m for glazing, heating and insulation

Scottish social housing landlord, Wheatley has announced plans to invest £100m on sustainability initiatives for ‘greener homes, greener lives’.
Linmere development, Bedfordshire, affordable properties

Housing association acquires Bedfordshire site to deliver 100 affordable homes

A Bedfordshire housing association has completed the purchase of 4.06 acres to develop 100 new homes as part of a new 650-acre urban village being created near Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire.

How to procure energy efficiency works

The announcement of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund being available for up to 38,000 of the UK’s worst energy-performing social homes is welcome but leaves a bigger question in its place. How can these works be procured?
Homes emissions

England’s ‘leaky’ homes are greater threat to climate than cars, says...

England’s homes produce more carbon emissions every year than all of the country’s cars, new research from the National Housing Federation (NHF) has revealed.
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£160m fund opens to enhance energy efficiency of social homes

Local authorities and housing associations across England will have the chance to secure a share of £160m to enhance the energy efficiency of social homes.
pre-manufactured value

Pre-Manufactured Value (PMV) in action

If you’ve yet not started to figure Pre-Manufactured Value (PMV) into your planned new-build projects, then chances are you will have heard of it. Consortium Procurement Construction explores.
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Canary Wharf Group delivers 115 council flats in Poplar

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) has completed the delivery of 115 new council homes as part of the housing development in Poplar.
wales low carbon homes

Wales to deliver 20,000 low carbon homes for social rent

The Welsh Government is set to commit an initial £250m for 20,000 new low carbon homes for social rent.
pas 2035

Retrofitting for energy efficiency: PAS 2035, a guiding light

Retrofitting your stock for energy efficiency probably feels like an overwhelming battle; a job that will never end. Where to start? How to prioritise? What measures to install?
social housing disrepair

How to tackle social housing disrepair head on

The social housing sector is facing a crisis of sub-standard conditions. Gary Cawley, director of CPC, looks at how to tackle disrepair head on.

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