The Phoenix is set to rise

One year after proposals were announced for the transformation of a 7.9-hectare brownfield site into the UK’s most sustainable neighbourhood, the Phoenix development has been granted planning permission, taking the visionary project a step closer to reality. Designed to prioritise... View Article

Mandatory biodiversity net gain goes live

Biodiversity net gain (BNG) is now a legal requirement for most new housing developments. After implementation was delayed twice, from November and last month, applications for new schemes in England of more than nine dwellings will now need to achieve an uplift in... View Article

Barratt Redrow merger response to challenging market

Barratt Developments plc has acquired Redrow plc for £2.5bn to create a new firm Barratt Redrow, following a series of “challenges faced by both companies in the housing market,” including drops in completions and revenue during the latter part of... View Article

Construction enquiries fall by half, warns FMB

Nearly half (47%) of all Master Builder companies reported a fall in enquiries for new work at the end of last year leading to a 15% fall in workloads, according to the latest State of Trade Survey from the Federation... View Article

Recognising the importance of apprenticeships

Kicking off its largest development to date, Watson Homes is providing opportunities for the next generation of the construction workforce. Elleise Stanton, people and culture manager at Watson Homes discusses how the company recognises the value of investing in apprenticeships... View Article

Wyatt Homes appoints financial director

Poole-based Wyatt Homes has appointed Matthew Bennett as its financial director. Matthew, who is 48 years old and based in the South West, joined Wyatt Homes this month (January) as it enters a new phase of growth. Before joining Wyatt Homes,... View Article

Crest Nicholson to launch new development in Suffolk

Housebuilder Crest Nicholson is launching its new Aspen Grange development in Stowmarket, Suffolk. The highly anticipated development will provide a mix of 258 new homes, offering a range of options for first time buyers, second-steppers, up-sizers and downsizers alike. Situated... View Article