Latest housing news and contracts
Homes England chairman Sir Edward Lister has said the industry needs to change its model in order to hit the government’s target of 300,000 homes a year.
Southwark approves £520m Old Kent Road towerSubscription
Southwark Borough Council has given the green light to plans for a £520m 48-storey tower on the Old Kent Road.
Mears buys Mitie's property maintenance armSubscription
Mears is set to take over Mitie’s property management business in a £35m deal.
Be First appoints construction directorSubscription
Barking and Dagenham council’s housing developer Be First has appointed Tom Mather as director of construction.
Bristol City Council is seeking a joint venture partner to develop the first two sites through its new housing company.
Features and Analysis
Jeff Fairburn has been sacked (or ‘asked to resign’) for taking a ludicrous bonus by the company that gave him said ludicrous bonus.
Last month, housing secretary James Brokenshire announced a ban on combustible cladding on all new residential buildings above 18 metres.
In the prestigious west London neighbourhood Cadogan Estates is turning a 1930s icon of the famous King’s Road into a cutting-edge development.
Manchester is providing a wealth of work for contractors to target – but who is already working on the city’s biggest schemes and which jobs should companies keep an eye on?
In south London Galliford Try is approaching its eighth year on a residential development by the Thames that now faces the trickiest phase of work yet.
It’s been a busy few weeks in politics with the party conference season, and the government has been keen to demonstrate that it is working to build a better future for Britain.
The chancellor’s commitment in last year’s Budget to build 300,000 homes a year fell very much into the classic ‘grand announcement’ category: big ambition but no detail on delivery.
The contractor has navigated Roman ruins and shifted its approach to cope with soaring temperatures as it overhauls a long-neglected part of the city.
The housing secretary’s recent announcement of a £1bn Housing Delivery Fund to develop homes for rent or sale is a welcome move that will help SMEs overcome a common barrier to their growth.
The first half of 2018 was split into two contrasting quarters.
Is there any part of the industry that has seen more false dawns over the past decade than the housing sector?
Residents have been left in fear and confusion by the slow pace of re-cladding private blocks deemed unsafe. Jack Simpson examines the factors behind the delays and what the future holds for these works.
Can London’s insatiable appetite for tall buildings continue? Binyamin Ali examines the ownership of the capital’s towers and why developers see such value in the skyscraper
Look across the River Thames from Rotherhithe and you will see, emerging from the cluster of high-rises that make up Canary Wharf, the Landmark Pinnacle Tower, the area’s latest mega-project – and it will be filled with high-end apartments
It’s hard to believe that Britain was covered in snow and work had ground to a halt just five months ago.
Housebuilding targets are unlikely to be met without digital innovation. A panel of leaders from clients, housebuilders and trade bodies gathered to identify the barriers to technology – and how to break them down.
The MoD’s Army Basing Programme must produce 1,200 homes by 2020, driving the contractor to deliver units at breakneck speed under its £250m deal.
Last July, just weeks after the Grenfell fire tragedy, the government launched its Building Safety Programme.
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