Economic recovery needs local builders, says FMB

The Government must back local builders by bringing forward policies that support their recovery, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). This is in response to ONS data, published today, showing that construction output dropped by 5.9% in March... View Article

LGA responds to Government plans to restart housing market

Responding to new government guidance published today to help restart the housing market, Cllr David Renard, Housing spokesman for the Local Government Association, said: “It is good that government has brought forward measures to ensure that planning departments can continue... View Article

Strawberry Star’s Clint Bartman to expand BTR division

The Strawberry Star Group – a leading international property company with developments in London and the South East – has announced a business focus on the Build to Rent (BTR) sector, as part of its market expansion strategy. Santhosh Gowda,... View Article

British Property Federation response to Government back-to-work guidance

The Government published its back-to-work papers today – guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. You can find the guidance in full here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19 Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property... View Article

Construction remains upbeat despite record slump

The construction industry remains upbeat despite record falls in activity and is ready to adjust to a ‘new normal’ as the economy comes out of lockdown, according to the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). This month’s Construction Purchasing Managers Index... View Article

Vanke Cloud City by Rocco Design Architects Associates

This commercial center— located at the middle of a development zone in Shenzhen—creates a new neighborhood hub that knits the surrounding areas into a unified urban district.  The project sits in the middle of several important centers of life in... View Article

Housebuilder’s sweet PPE donation

CALA Homes (West) has donated to a small business in Glasgow which is raising money to purchase vital PPE for key workers in the NHS.  The homebuilder has donated £500 to Jordanhill-based cupcake company, Cake at Number 8, which is... View Article

LGA responds to latest ONS figures on care home deaths

Responding to the latest ONS figures on deaths from COVID-19 in the community, which show there were 8,312 coronavirus-related care home deaths registered up to 1 May, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:... View Article

New images of £1bn Purfleet-on-Thames regeneration revealed

New images have been released showing how the £1bn regeneration of Purfleet-on-Thames will transform the town centre and riverfront, with upgraded transport links sitting alongside new homes, social infrastructure and a 1m sq. ft. creative complex. Purfleet Centre Regeneration Limited... View Article

LGA responds to PM address to nation on Coronavirus

Responding to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address on the road map for reopening society, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said: “It is encouraging that we are now moving into the next phase of tackling this virus... View Article