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

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

schmidt hammer lassen architects adjusts organisation

Danish schmidt hammer lassen architects is adjusting its organisation and is downscaling its London office. The studio will, however, maintain its UK activities. “Our organisation has to follow the flow of incoming assignments and therefore we have had to adjust... View Article