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It's widely accepted that MMC represent the future of volume housebuilding and are a key part of the solution that will enable the sector to hit big sustainability and net-zero targets. Yet significant barriers remain before it's truly viable on the scale at which our biggest housebuilders operate. Ian Atkinson, partner at Womble Bond Dickinson, examines those barriers and explain why incentives could be the answer to accelerating use of these modern methods.
The DPS and the CMM toolkit combined, form a single procurement and delivery package for MMC that will enable local authorities to reach Government targets.
Housebuilder Lovell Partnerships has been appointed to deliver 130 new council homes in Bestwood, Nottingham.
If, as a social housing provider, you’re not fully ready to take the plunge into MMC yet, Gary Cawley, regional director of the Consortium Procurement Construction (CPC), explores the way forward.
Historic buildings can help tackle the climate crisis, according to a new report published today (16 June) by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, it argues that the Government should commit publicly to align heritage protection and environmental sustainability.
The number of disrepair claims against social housing organisations across the country is becoming an increasing issue, taking up time and money that some teams just don’t have. But what’s behind this phenomenon, and how can you tackle it? Gary Cawley, director of CPC explores.
A planning application has gone into Manchester City Council for new social housing in Newton Heath, bringing a long-term brownfield site back into use.
27 door manufacturers have secured places on a new £130m framework to supply communal and entrance doors to the public sector.
EN:Procure has awarded places to 25 contractors on its EN:Procure New Build Housing framework.
Mike Nevitt has been appointed as managing director of Anwyl Partnership, assuming full operational control of the Partnerships’ businesss.
Edinburgh City Council is set to select Cruden Homes (East) as the preferred developer for the £1.1m regeneration of a major brownfield site in Fountainbridge.
What is a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), how does it differ from a traditional framework, and how it can be used to keep work local? Gary Cawley, director of CPC, takes a look.
As we get closer to COP26 and the government makes more concerted noises than ever over decarbonisation, social housing providers have a huge role to play, says Gary Cawley, director of CPC.
Places for People group chief executive David Cowans talks more about the future of developing neighbourhoods and the considerations that need to be made in a post-Covid world.
Specifying building materials for social housing is a liability landmine, says John Harris, head of sales – housing at Wienerberger.
Gary Cawley, director of North & Central England at CPC, explores how to fight fuel poverty by leveraging frameworks as part of the Local Authority Delivery scheme.
JV North, a consortium of North West housing associations and local authorities has launched a £560m framework to build 4,000 homes.
Gary Cawley, director of CPC, offers advice on how to weigh up the retrofit vs new build options, based on the funding streams currently available and the experience of social housing clients in the North working with CPC to meet their decarbonisation goals.
Irvine Housing Association and Connect Modular are set to deliver Scotland’s largest social modular housing development in South Ayrshire.
Rollalong has completed its latest residential development, delivering 13 new modular council-owned homes in Barking, East London.
Boutique Modern has been awarded the status of a B Corporation – a UK first in the modular construction industry.
Social housing providers must be backed by further, mid to long-term Government funding to enable them to lead the country’s drive towards net zero, urges LHC.
In the wake of the chancellor’s budget earlier this month, Gary Cawley, director at CPC, gives the view from the North on the latest slew of policy announcements and funding promises.
The allocation of £50m towards reducing carbon emissions in 50,000 social housing and low-income households across England and Scotland has been welcomed by Actis.
To help development directors plot their strategy to net zero, Gary Cawley, director of North & Central England at CPC, sets out the essentials that every social housing client needs to know today.
Liverpool City Council’s first major council housing scheme in more than 30 years is set to clear its final hurdle.