ZHA to build CECEP’s new Shanghai headquarters

Following the international design competition, Zaha Hadid Architects has been selected to build the new Shanghai headquarters of the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP). CECEP is the country’s leading company initiating and funding projects with a focus... View Article

Housing association volunteers boost community response to Covid-19

Organisations in Stafford providing support for vulnerable members of the community during the coronavirus outbreak have received a welcome boost thanks to employees from the area’s leading provider of affordable homes. Gavin McAlister, Community Engagement Advisor at Stafford and Rural Homes –... View Article

Site manager’s kind gesture goes viral

When a site manager came to the help of a newly moved-in couple on one of his developments, little did he know that the kind gesture would go viral on social media! Will Rudd, site manager at Persimmon Homes North... View Article

L&G acquire site in Bedfordshire for £120m retirement community

Legal & General announces that its later living business, Inspired Villages, has acquired a 12-acre site in Caddington, Bedfordshire.  The site has been acquired with outline planning permission to develop 200 specialist age-appropriate homes, delivering much needed housing stock to... View Article

Storey Homes pays tribute to essential workers

Storey Homes is supporting essential workers with a new incentive offering a £10,000 reduction on all homes at their impressive sites; De Montfort Place in Bedford and Birch Meadow in Barkway. A concession introduced to assist those providing essential services... View Article

Specifying sustainably

Architects should take a more considered approach to the origins of the plastic products in their specification, says Jon Chamberlain, Sales Director at Marshall-Tufflex. Here, he looks at the cable management industry in particular and the wider argument for an... View Article

New temporary accommodation for homeless opens its doors

An exciting new development of 57 apartments is now being furnished ready to give homeless households additional high-quality accommodation and support, to help them transition from becoming homeless at this difficult time, to finding a new settled home. Families and... View Article

Homes fit for the future

Ian Batchelor, Director of Construction and Building Services at ODS, argues for a revolution in social housing with a focus on innovative design for eco-credentials and community-based living The UK builds, on average, only 6,000 new social homes each year;... View Article