Orbit acquires Daventry site to build 450 new homes

Orbit, one of the country’s largest housing groups, has acquired a 95-acre site near Daventry, Northamptonshire, on which to build 450 new homes as well as providing community facilities and land for a new primary school. The new high-quality development... View Article

Hidden benefits

Paul Bailey of Grohe explores the many benefits that come from installing concealed bathroom systems in new developments. Trends in the marketplace show that the demand for concealed bathroom products is continuing to grow, and it seems the shower space... View Article

MOBIE announces powerhouse appointments to board

George Clarke’s vision for MOBIE – The Ministry of Building, Innovation and Education – has made monumental movement to securing the future of Britain’s housing industry with a series of stellar appointments for the organisation. The highly respected TV presenter... View Article

Windows worth their mettle

James Keeling-Heane of Senior Architectural Systems explains how developments in aluminium window systems can shed new light on cost-effective ways of ensuring energy performance targets are met. All properties lose heat through windows and doors, but the amount of energy... View Article

Tapping into history on the Thames waterfront

Situated on the banks of the Thames, Royal Arsenal Riverside is a £1.2bn regeneration scheme including historic building conversions, that will include over 5,000 homes on completion. Jack Wooler reports for Housebuilder & Developer on one of the major developments... View Article

Rising concerns

Small and medium-sized (SME) housebuilders are deeply concerned about rising costs and the impact this could have on their businesses in both the short and longer term. Small housebuilders are seeing costs increase not in just one or two areas,... View Article

World’s tallest modular towers set for Croydon

What are thought to be the world’s tallest modular residential towers are planned for a new build to rent project in Croydon, south London. The development at 101 George Street, Croydon, is funded by Greystar and will be built by... View Article

CALA Homes underway at Leith waterside scheme

Work has started on a 388 home development in Leith, Edinburgh, set to transform the long-term disused land. The Waterfront Plaza project by CALA Homes (East), located opposite Ocean Terminal shopping centre, will see the new homes created along with... View Article

Multi-generational homes for London

A project offering 72 new homes have been launched in Newington Green, north east London. A 50:50 joint venture (JV) between Hill and Hanover, the £25.7m development is the third JV to be announced by the partners, intended to create... View Article

MHCLG Grenfell update – LABC responds

Last week, in a written statement, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, updated the government’s response to the Grenfell tragedy. Among the announcements were amendments to the approved documents confirming what materials can be... View Article

Dementia-friendly demo home launched by BRE

The first phase of a new ‘dementia-friendly’ home on the Building Research Establishment’s Watford Innovation Park has been completed, to demonstrate how a standard house can be adapted. According to BRE, the project will help educate housebuilders, carers and relatives... View Article

Spitfire takes silver and gold at WhatHouse? Awards

Spitfire Bespoke Homes has been awarded the Silver Award for Best Medium Housebuilder and a Gold Award in the Best Development category for Clevedon Hall Estate at the WhatHouse? Awards 2018. Held at The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London,... View Article

West Yorkshire scheme wins RICS award

Fern House in Bingley, West Yorkshire, a development from the Abbeyfield Society, has won the residential category at the 2018 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards Grand Final. Shortlisted against 10 other residential developments from around the UK, the... View Article

Housebuilder appeals for names in WW1 plaque restoration

A brass plaque honouring the names of soldiers that died in World War One has been stolen from a site in Leicestershire, with a Midlands businessman vowing to fully restore it. Adrian Burr, managing director at housebuilder Springbourne Homes, discovered... View Article

Housing delivery level hits 222,000 in 2018

A total of 222,000 new homes were delivered between 2017 and 2018 in England, figures published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have revealed. According to the report ‘Housing supply: net additional dwellings, England’, this figure represents... View Article