PRP appointed to design outline planning for Pydar

Leading UK architecture firm PRP has been appointed by Cornwall Council to design the outline planning proposal for the regeneration of the Pydar neighbourhood in Truro. The ambitious redevelopment is one of the council’s most significant projects within its investment... View Article

Education framework success for Watson Batty

Watson Batty Architects has announced that it has successfully secured a place on two significant university frameworks for architectural services. After a competitive procurement process Watson Batty is one of just three architecture firms to secure a place with The... View Article

Blog: Competency in Construction

With the construction industry in need of a widespread culture change and a chain of responsibility, who will have responsibility for delivering standards of performance throughout the lifecycle of a building? By looking at both the existing regulatory framework and... View Article

Marley Alutec launches Elite new roof outlet range

Marley Alutec, the UK’s leading aluminium rainwater system manufacturer, has launched Elite, an innovative multi-purpose flat roof and balcony drainage system that is compatible with all waterproofing membranes and roof build-ups. The launch is supported by the introduction of a... View Article

Metsec wins BIM/Digital Construction Award

Metsec has won the BIM/Digital Construction Award at the Offsite Construction Awards ceremony, held at Futurebuild 2019 at Excel, London. The prestigious award not only underlines Metsec’s commitment to Building Information Modelling but also reinforces the company’s position as one... View Article

Two Welsh HAs get extra scrutiny

The Welsh Government has increased its scrutiny of two social landlords amid concerns over their governance and financial viability. One of the housing associations is in the process of merging with another landlord, but the extra regulation is not expected... View Article

‘Rogue’ private landlords must stop exploiting students

A Government minister has warned landlords who fail to meet standards for student accommodation that they will face justice under new regulations designed to protect all private rental tenants. Universities Minister Chris Skidmore hit out at private landlords who do... View Article

Harrogate to pilot changes to Universal Credit

Amber Rudd has revealed the Yorkshire town of Harrogate will be the first area where existing welfare benefit claimants will be transferred onto Universal Credit, after telling Parliament she is committed to making the system fairer. This will involve piloting... View Article

Fixed-term tenancies have had their day

A growing number of housing associations are scrapping their use of fixed term tenancies in a rejection of the policy, first brought in by the Coalition Government as David Cameron sought to change the role and purpose of social housing.... View Article