On a mission to replace concrete with recycled timber

The 38-year-old UK architect and scientist Colin Rose has been given the Flemming Bligaard Award of 65,000 EUR from the Danish Ramboll Foundation for his research contribution to the field of Circular Economy. Dr Colin M. Rose from University College... View Article

LGA responds to Spending Review housing funding announcement

Responding to the announcement in the Spending Review of nearly £20 billion in capital investment to underpin the Government’s long-term housing strategy, including a National Home Building Fund with initial funding of £7.1 billion over four years, Cllr David Renard,... View Article

British Property Federation response to Spending Review

Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property Federation comments: “With many parts of our economy still very much in the eye of the Covid-19 storm – including the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, and the commercial property owners supporting them –... View Article

Green light for 850-home masterplan in Crewe

Cheshire East Council’s Planning Committee has granted outline permission for an 850-home masterplan brought forward by Bloor Homes and Vistry Partnerships. Each developer will build half of the homes, with the scheme forming part of the Council’s wider North West... View Article

SEH BAC signs landmark agreement with Purplex

One of the UK’s leading home improvement companies, SEH BAC, has signed a five-year partnership agreement with Purplex, the construction marketing agency. The deal, thought to be the industry’s biggest ever marketing agreement, will see Purplex manage the marketing strategy... View Article

Must-have home improvements for COVID working and living

Homeowners looking to adapt spaces for optimal home working during the COVID-19 pandemic can look to suggestions from property experts. With government guidelines tightening restrictions, it is important that homeowners and potential buyers consider the viability of home working and... View Article

Aico facilitate panel discussion on LACORS reform

Aico facilitated a panel discussion on the LACORS (Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services) guidance document, in partnership with the NRLA (National Residential Landlords Association). Aico’s Southern Specification Manager, Tina Mistry hosted the discussion, and was joined by panel members... View Article

A work of art

The London borough of Lewisham has long been a location that has effortlessly encapsulated the charm of old south London alongside its modern cultural counterpart, establishing energetic, creative and diverse communities. With attractive residential neighbourhoods, pockets of open green space... View Article

Kathleen Fontana becomes RICS President 2020-21

Kathleen Fontana has become President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Her inauguration as President took place on Friday 20 November after the RICS Annual General Meeting 2020, chaired by Time Neal, the outgoing RICS President. Kath is... View Article