Minister sees new era of PRS homes

The housing minister Kris Hopkins MP saw some of the first homes in the country being built especially for the private rent sector when he visited Aberfeldy estate in Tower Hamlets. The Government has backed the Private Rental Sector (PRS)... View Article

Assael Architecture to design pioneering waterside development

Assael Architecture has been appointed by Cardy Construction Limited to develop a £150,000,000 mixed-use regeneration scheme on an existing brownfield site on the edge of Lake Lothing, Lowestoft, Suffolk. The unique environmentally lead masterplan aims to deliver the local authority’s... View Article

Major initiative results in 230 warmer homes

One of the South’s leading housing associations has carried out a £2.8 million programme to make 230 homes in Berkshire and Oxfordshire more energy efficient and help residents out of fuel poverty. Sovereign Housing Association’s Warmer Homes programme is over... View Article

Construction begins on the UK’s first eco town

Construction of the UK’s first eco town, North West Bicester (NW Bicester), in Oxfordshire has begun. Lead developer A2Dominion has started preparing the site for building works to commence for the initial phase, which will form part of the long-term... View Article

Sovereign to provide more homes at Great Western Park

Sovereign Housing Association is to provide more affordable homes at Great Western Park, the major housing development in Didcot, South Oxfordshire. Sovereign will take handover of the first of the 37 homes at the end of February with the rest... View Article

Wulvern granted planning permission to develop

Crewe-based affordable homes provider, Wulvern has been granted planning permission to transform a derelict house and surrounding site into a state of the art three storey apartment block for over 55’s. Construction work is due to commence on the £1.9... View Article

Canaletto over half sold just four months after launch

Over half of the 190 apartments in Canaletto, the luxurious high-rise development on London’s City Road have been sold, just four months after launch. The 31 storey development is releasing apartments on its 16th and 17th floor months ahead of... View Article

New residential scheme for Guiseley

Leeds developer, Evans Property Group and York house builder, Shepherd Homes have entered into a joint venture partnership to deliver 54 traditional homes in Guiseley, West Yorkshire. The family-owned companies have teamed up to transform a redundant former industrial site... View Article

‘New neighbourhood’ scheme granted for North Yate

A landmark ‘new neighbourhood’ north of Yate, in South Gloucestershire, consisting of 3,000 new homes in total has been given the go ahead by the Local Planning Authority. LDA Design prepared a masterplan for 2,400 of the homes and also... View Article

Painting the town Nottingham City Red

A scheme to build nearly 400 new council homes in Nottingham has led to the development of a new red brick. Five million of the new bricks will be used to build brand new council homes across Nottingham, and have... View Article

Work gets underway at Blagg Avenue

Construction work has commenced on a £1.7 million development on Blagg Avenue, Nantwich which will provide much needed homes in the historic town. Crewe-based affordable homes provider, Wulvern has appointed local contractors Lothlorian to transform the former Millfields public house... View Article

Planning permission granted for student accommodation

Architectural designs for the new post-graduate student accommodation for the University of Cambridge at the North West Cambridge Development have been approved by the local planning authorities. Designed by the Cambridge-based architectural firm, RH Partnership, the student accommodation buildings for... View Article

Unamimous approval for Yiewsley Canalside regeneration scheme

Clearview Homes received an unanimous approval from the London Borough of Hillingdon for their latest canal-side regeneration scheme. Carefully designed in conjunction with Assael Architects of London, the scheme makes use of redundant industrial and storage areas adjacent to The Grand Union... View Article

Royal Road wins Best Housing award

The Brick Development Association announced the winner of the Best Housing Development 26 Units or more category, at the annual Brick Awards which took place on 14th November at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London. As part of the Elephant... View Article

Harlow names £67 million housing partners

Harlow Council has named Countryside Properties and affordable housing provider Home Group as its preferred partners in a £67 million scheme which will see more than 350 new homes built in Harlow, Essex. The two companies will work with the... View Article