Housing/Uni partnership puts value on community giving

North Star Housing Group and Teesside University have partnered up for a project that measures the value of giving. Psychology and Criminology graduate Beth Danby, 22, of Eaglescliffe, Stockton-upon-Tees, has been employed on a sKTP (shorter Knowledge Transfer Partnership) as... View Article

Redrow makes the shortlist of Grafters Award

THE Lancashire division of Redrow is up for Best Housebuilder after being shortlisted in awards which celebrate the North West’s construction industry. Redrow’s Chorley based operation was nominated for a Grafters Award by several people including one of the housebuilder’s... View Article

Housebuilder’s bid to get stalled development re-started

Housebuilder Persimmon Homes has submitted a new planning application in a bid to get construction re-started at a stalled Bedfordshire development. The Home Farm site at Lodge Road in Cranfield has been dormant since May 2012, after negotiations between Persimmon and... View Article

Council to buy International House and surrounding land

Last night (13th February) cabinet members agreed that Ashford Borough Council will purchase International House. This purchase, along with that of the former Crouch’s garage site, paves the way for the council to drive forward its bold plans for a comprehensive... View Article

Innovative property company to be established

It has been an aspiration of Ashford Borough Council for some time to use its expertise in a commercial, entrepreneurial way to generate revenue. This has already seen cabinet give the go ahead for the creation of a building control... View Article

Construction begins of new affordable homes in Christchurch

Work to build 27 new affordable homes in the Somerford area of Christchurch has begun. Sovereign Housing Association’s development at Scotts Green received planning approval last June and demolition of the previous homes was completed before Christmas. said Luke Bingham,... View Article

Studio Seilern Architects in RIBA Exhibition

Studio Seilern Architects is exhibiting at the RIBA “Brits Who Built the Modern World Exhibition”. As part of this exciting event, SSA will be showcasing one of its seminal projects: Jabi Lake, a 36 hectare masterplan in Abuja, Nigeria. The scheme... View Article

More grim news for specialist contractors

West Sussex-based steelwork contractor Graham Wood Structural has collapsed. The firm employed 25 management and office staff with around 50 operatives, according to the last accounts and owed £2.6m. Don’t let this be you! StreetwiseSubbie.com was set up 3 years... View Article

Builder in bid to restart stalled Bedfordshire development

Leading housebuilder Persimmon Homes has submitted a new planning application in a bid to get construction re-started at a stalled Bedfordshire development. The Home Farm site at Lodge Road in Cranfield has been dormant since May 2012, after negotiations between... View Article