British Property Federation response to Government back-to-work guidance

The Government published its back-to-work papers today – guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. You can find the guidance in full here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19 Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property... View Article

Construction remains upbeat despite record slump

The construction industry remains upbeat despite record falls in activity and is ready to adjust to a ‘new normal’ as the economy comes out of lockdown, according to the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). This month’s Construction Purchasing Managers Index... View Article

Housebuilder’s sweet PPE donation

CALA Homes (West) has donated to a small business in Glasgow which is raising money to purchase vital PPE for key workers in the NHS.  The homebuilder has donated £500 to Jordanhill-based cupcake company, Cake at Number 8, which is... View Article

New images of £1bn Purfleet-on-Thames regeneration revealed

New images have been released showing how the £1bn regeneration of Purfleet-on-Thames will transform the town centre and riverfront, with upgraded transport links sitting alongside new homes, social infrastructure and a 1m sq. ft. creative complex. Purfleet Centre Regeneration Limited... View Article

LGA responds to PM address to nation on Coronavirus

Responding to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address on the road map for reopening society, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said: “It is encouraging that we are now moving into the next phase of tackling this virus... View Article

Site manager’s kind gesture goes viral

When a site manager came to the help of a newly moved-in couple on one of his developments, little did he know that the kind gesture would go viral on social media! Will Rudd, site manager at Persimmon Homes North... View Article

CIOB announces support for ‘dementia friends’

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is delighted to announce that it is supporting the Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Dementia Friends’ initiative. 850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia, a number that is expected to rise to 1 million by... View Article

Storey Homes pays tribute to essential workers

Storey Homes is supporting essential workers with a new incentive offering a £10,000 reduction on all homes at their impressive sites; De Montfort Place in Bedford and Birch Meadow in Barkway. A concession introduced to assist those providing essential services... View Article

Homes fit for the future

Ian Batchelor, Director of Construction and Building Services at ODS, argues for a revolution in social housing with a focus on innovative design for eco-credentials and community-based living The UK builds, on average, only 6,000 new social homes each year;... View Article