BRE to collaborate on building standards in Mexico

As part of the Deputy Prime Minister’s trade mission to Mexico this week, BRE has signed an agreement with the Government of central state Aguascalientes today which will pave the way for the use of BREEAM and LPCB (Loss Prevention... View Article

AEW continues work with Ronald McDonald House

Manchester architecture practice AEW has submitted planning applications on behalf of Ronald McDonald House Charities for two new schemes in Nottingham and Cardiff. AEW has a long association with the charity and has previously designed houses for families in Manchester,... View Article

London Square buys office site in Parsons Green

Award-winning residential developer London Square has acquired a prime development site at 100 New Kings Road in Parsons Green with a projected GDV of over £30 million. The 0.2 acre site, a former office building, has been acquired from New... View Article

Work starts on stunning new homes scheme

A leading house builder says work is underway on a £11 million development set around a stunning area of open space in a Midlands’ village. Persimmon Homes says work started on its new Elmbridge Gardens site in Wychbold, near Bromsgrove,... View Article

Bangor University: St Mary’s Student Halls development

A consortium of three companies has been selected to develop Bangor University’s residential site at St Mary’s – Cityheart Ltd who are leading the project, Vinci Construction UK Ltd, and CRM Ltd. Investment of over £30 million will bring new... View Article

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