Leas Pavilion, Folkestone / Hollaway Studio

Final pre-commencement approvals have been given to restore Folkestone’s historic Leas Pavilion as part of a stunning residential development overlooking the town’s seafront. With all pre-commencement approvals now in place, work to return the Grade II-listed building to its former... View Article

Grenfell inquiry: New “massively significant” report released

The Fire Brigades Union has termed a new report to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, released to the public today, “massively significant” evidence. The report (visible at https://www.grenfelltowerinquiry.org.uk/evidence/professor-luke-bisby), written by Professor Luke Bisby, a professor of fire and structures at Edinburgh University and an... View Article

Durkan signs Hatfield housing deal to deliver 87 new homes

Durkan, a leading London and Home Counties homebuilder, will deliver 87 new homes in Hatfield following the exchange of contracts with Hertfordshire County Council and Danes Educational Trust – with agreement facilitating multiple new facilities for Onslow St Audrey’s School... View Article

Land Deal for William Davis Homes

Work is starting on a new housing development in a sought-after Leicestershire village, after the award-winning housebuilder William Davis Homes agreed to purchase the site from a local family. Outline planning permission had already been granted for the scheme in... View Article

Housebuilders call for greater accuracy in river pollution rules

Overestimates of the amount of river polluting nutrients housebuilding generates is leading councils to delay 100,000 new homes’ planning applications, claims the Home Builders Federation. A new report by planning consultancy Lichfields shows Natural England’s pollutant methodology to be based... View Article

Ask the Manufacturer – The building blocks of success

To celebrate the family firm’s 75th anniversary, Jack Wooler of Housebuilder & Developer talks to Giles de Lotbiniere, Chairman of Lignacite, about the company’s foundation, and what makes it special In 1947, retired ex-serviceman and engineer, Sir Edmond de Lotbiniere,... View Article

Industry expert strengthens Miller Homes board

Miller Homes, one of the UK’s leading private housebuilders, has recently appointed sector expert, Stephen Stone as a senior non-executive director to the board. Stephen has had a highly distinguished 40-year career in housebuilding, most notably as CEO of Crest... View Article

New help-to-buy loan deadline wrong-foots developers

Thousands of first-time buyers will miss out on a help-to-buy loan due to the government introducing a new deadline for reserving a property by the 31st of October. Originally consumers could reserve a home by the end of December if the new... View Article

Advanced expands sales team to accelerate UK growth

Fire protection solutions company Advanced, has appointed Iain Stevenson to drive further growth in South-East England. Iain joins the company with over 26 years’ fire industry experience, having worked as a commissioning engineer on a wide range of high-profile projects... View Article