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Royal Docks to be revived in London

A £300m regeneration plan for the Royal Docks in east London has been given the green light, with plans in motion to introduce a new district to the area. Plans have been approved for a £314m regeneration of the Royal... View Article

A call for consistency

James Thomson, CEO of Keepmoat Homes, discusses the urgent need for consistency of policy to support the UK housing market. Aunified approach to housing policy is essential if we are to continue to see an increase in housebuilding in line... View Article

Can we de-stigmatise social housing?

It was probably one of the more surprising nuggets of feedback from survivors of the Grenfell tower fire, but they strongly felt there was a stigma attached to living in social housing and this lay at the heart of many... View Article

Prioritise smaller sites

Brian Berry, chief executive at the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), explores the upcoming planning reforms, and argues for a much higher focus on small sites. The planning reforms that are due to be published “before the summer” as part... View Article

From the editor

Things are moving so fast at Government level with the shambles that Brexit is becoming, that there’s little guarantee we will have the same set of leaders by the time you read this. And, as the time for negotiating the... View Article

A breath of fresh air

Eliot Warrington of Solarcrest argues that building regulations need to reflect 21st century ventilation. Building Regulations have pushed people in the UK closer and closer towards airtightness in recent years, but while this is a demonstrably good thing with regards... View Article

Mayoral support for Croydon affordable housing

A Croydon Council-backed drive building around 2,000 homes for local people has been praised by a deputy Mayor of London during his visit to the borough. In 2016 the council established the development company Brick by Brick (BxB), which has... View Article

Southern Housing Group delivers stable performance in 2017-18

Southern Housing Group, one of the largest housing associations the UK, released its Annual Report and Group Financial Statements for the year 2017-18. The Annual Report demonstrates that the Group’s consistent underlying financial performance is underpinned by a robust balance... View Article

Building a better-informed future at the Build Show 2018

Construction output is reportedly on the rise again, but risks from the economic uncertainty around Brexit, post-Grenfell regulatory changes and the well-documented skills shortages in building trades are raising a lot of questions about the future for the construction industry.... View Article

NHBC honour for site managers

A leading regional housebuilder is celebrating after two of its site managers were awarded a prestigious NHBC Pride in the Job Awards. James Hanson was recognised for his work at the Persimmon Homes Meadow View development in Redditch, along with... View Article
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