Many Help to Buy hopefuls ill-prepared for scheme

Almost two fifths (39%) of 20 to 40-year-olds are planning to apply to the Government’s Help to Buy mortgage scheme in 2014, according to a report commissioned by Experian CreditExpert. However, some of these Help to Buy hopefuls could well... View Article

Ormiston Park Academy handed over

Nicholas Hare Architect’s new Ormiston Park Academy building has been handed over. Working with Balfour Beatty, this ‘Academy in the Park’ celebrates its green ethos and the building massing, evocative of a country house, responds to the special landscape –... View Article

Moving tips for 2014

If you have aspirations of moving home, 2014 is the year to do it. John Elliott, Managing Director of Millwood Designer Homes, gives some advice on making that move: “Last year the housing market proved its resilience as it underwent... View Article

MAB comments on DCLG Help to Buy statistics

Andy Frankish, New Homes Director at Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), comments: “Today’s figures show Help to Buy equity loans were top of many aspiring buyers’ wish lists on the run-up to Christmas. With almost 13,000 completions on the board, it... 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

Marginal fall in Q4 construction output following Q3 growth

Today’s GDP figures, published by ONS, highlight that the UK economy grew by 0.7% in the fourth quarter of 2013; however, construction declined 0.3% over the same period. Commenting on these figures, Noble Francis, Economics Director at the Construction Products... View Article

Rathbone Market Phase 2 begins

Work has begun on the second phase of regeneration from English Cities Fund (ECf) – a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General Property and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) – bringing shops, community facilities and 165 new... View Article

BRE appoints Chris Earnshaw as Non-Executive Chairman

BRE has appointed Chris Earnshaw FREng as Non-Executive Chairman of the Group Board. With a distinguished corporate career in the telecoms industry, he primarily worked at BT where one of his principal achievements was leading on the 10-year, £28 billion... View Article

Architects and roofing contractors – go collaborative!

A leading roofing contractor based in East Kent – A.E.M.S. Limited – is extolling the virtues of working in close collaboration with architects and project managers to deliver high quality, consistent and cost-effective results, as well as the benefits of... View Article

Forrest joins the fight to champion apprenticeships

Social housing regeneration specialist Forrest has been appointed as an Apprenticeship Ambassador by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS). Paul Rigby, learning and development manager, will join business leaders from organisations including Unilever, BAE Systems and Bentley Motors, to promote and... 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