Small sites will help solve the housing crisis

Through its geovation accelerator programme, which awards grants to help Ordnance Survey and HM Land Treasury make better use of their data, the Government has announced funding for 7 property and geospatial start-ups. This includes RenKap, an online marketplace working... View Article

Feeling ‘at home’ improves health, say researchers

The ability to feel ‘at home’ has a significant impact on people’s health and wellbeing, according to experts at the University of Stirling. Academics, who studied 75 tenants living in rented properties in Glasgow over a year, found that being... View Article

Housing a pawn in Tory Brexit leadership scrap

Former Housing Minister Dominic Raab has called for “radical” housing reforms in an attempt to help renters get on the housing ladder and increase the rate of home building. Attacking the Conservative failure to stand up to developers and ensure... View Article

Farrells complete first phase of Shanghai Shipyard

Commissioned as masterplanners and architects for the first phase, Farrells are delivering the vision for this strategically significant location in Shanghai. The Lujiazui Central Financial District of Pudong Area is the first national financial zone in China, built on Shanghai’s... View Article

Interior design trends for the year ahead

Sian Astley, property expert for the Homebuilding & Renovating Show and project manager for BBC2 series Your Home Made Perfect, predicts the biggest interior trends for the year ahead: ‘70s retro revival Grey isn’t exactly banished but if you’re a hippy... View Article

HLW’s London Team Announces New Design Strategist

Global architecture, design and planning firm HLW is pleased to announce the addition of Helen Bentley to its London team. Bentley is a passionate leader in interior design and workplace planning, and joins the firm’s global strategy team as Design... View Article

Coffin Mew comments on no fault evictions

Following recent reports that the government will consult on no fault, or section 21, evictions, Adrian McClinton, Partner at Coffin Mew comments: “The government’s announcement that it is consulting on the removal of ‘no fault evictions’ represents a seismic shift... View Article

New technologies inspire optimism on energy use

Patrick Mooney explores why new technologies are inspiring him to be more optimistic about our use of energy The challenges posed by global warming in terms of how can we reduce carbon emissions, safeguard our health and pass on a... View Article

The Brexit conundrum for construction

It’s not been clear for months what is happening regarding Brexit and its potential effects upon the UK construction industry. Here, Rick Smith, Managing Director of Forbes Burton, a Midlands-based company rescue and insolvency specialist, explains what the effects are... View Article

The counties in England with the most land for sale

With properties becoming increasingly difficult to afford, many are starting to turn to renovation rather than relocation. Recent research from Hiscox 2018 has found that 25% of 1,200 UK homeowners claim ‘prohibitively high property prices’ is the main reason for... View Article