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Is it time to incentivise MMC?

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.
cmm toolkit

Unlocking the market for modular housing in Bristol and the South...

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.
council homes nottingham

Lovell Partnerships to deliver 130 new council homes in Nottingham

Housebuilder Lovell Partnerships has been appointed to deliver 130 new council homes in Bestwood, Nottingham.
explore mmc

Want to explore MMC but not sure where to start? Here’s...

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.
Heritage protection, Historic buildings,

Government urged to enable historic buildings to tackle climate crisis

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.
disrepair,

Social housing: The great disrepair conundrum

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.
Social housing Manchester

Plans submitted for low carbon social housing in Manchester

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.
door manufacturers,

27 door manufacturers win place on £130m public sector framework

27 door manufacturers have secured places on a new £130m framework to supply communal and entrance doors to the public sector.
new build housing framework

25 contractors secure place on £200m new build framework

EN:Procure has awarded places to 25 contractors on its EN:Procure New Build Housing framework.
Mike Nevitt

Anwyl Partnerships appoints new managing director

Mike Nevitt has been appointed as managing director of Anwyl Partnership, assuming full operational control of the Partnerships’ businesss.
fountainbridge regeneration

Cruden Homes chosen for Edinburgh Fountainbridge regeneration

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.
Dynamic Purchasing System

What is a Dynamic Purchasing System?

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.
social housing net zero,

Tips from experts – five things to help steer you on...

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.
Post-Covid world (placemakers, Places for People)

Creating places that work for everyone in a post-Covid world

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.
Building materials for social housing

Building a better social housing sector through collaboration

Specifying building materials for social housing is a liability landmine, says John Harris, head of sales – housing at Wienerberger.
Local Authority Delivery scheme

Fighting fuel poverty: Leveraging frameworks as part of Local Authority Delivery

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 framework

JV North opens bids for £560m housebuilding framework

JV North, a consortium of North West housing associations and local authorities has launched a £560m framework to build 4,000 homes.
new build retrofit

Retrofit vs new build – which should take priority?

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.
social modular housing

£9.8m project to deliver Scotland’s largest social modular housing scheme

Irvine Housing Association and Connect Modular are set to deliver Scotland’s largest social modular housing development in South Ayrshire.
modular homes barking

Modular housing scheme in Barking complete

Rollalong has completed its latest residential development, delivering 13 new modular council-owned homes in Barking, East London.

Modular housing company awarded sustainability accreditation

Boutique Modern has been awarded the status of a B Corporation – a UK first in the modular construction industry.
social housing net zero

Put social housing providers at the forefront of net zero plans,...

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.
budget 2021 social landlords

What the Budget promises mean for social landlords

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.
Energy saving homes

£526m energy saving to improve UK’s poorest performing homes

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.
fabric first,

“Fabric First” and the consequences for social homes in the North

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 council housing

Landmark Liverpool council housing scheme set for go-ahead

Liverpool City Council’s first major council housing scheme in more than 30 years is set to clear its final hurdle.

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