Luxury Bracknell apartments completed 4 months ahead of schedule

The transformation of the former One Thames Valley commercial office building into a luxury apartment development has been completed four months ahead of schedule. Leading UK property developer SevenCapital, which acquired the premises in May 2019 with permitted development rights... View Article

New social housing scheme in Lewisham given the go-ahead

The City of London Corporation has been given the green light to build 110 new social housing homes in the borough of Lewisham. On Thursday (27 August) Lewisham Council’s planning committee unanimously agreed the development on the land at Sydenham... View Article

The pros and cons of zonal planning

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has published a new report which sets out the strengths and weaknesses of zonal planning systems. Planning Through Zoning provides an insight into the use of zonal planning in a number of different nations... View Article

Ceremony marks new council housing milestone

A topping-out ceremony was held on Thursday at a new 100% affordable block that will become council homes at council rents for 90 Croydon families when it is completed. Next spring, local people on the borough’s housing waiting list will... View Article

Put PI on your plans with specialist help

If the last year has shown us anything, it is that we simply don’t know what is around the corner, says Darci Edwards of Bridge Insurance Brokers Ltd. Businesses all over the UK have changed, pivoted or sadly gone under... View Article

Governments homes funding looks disingenuous – CPRE

Commenting on the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) launching affordable homes funding, Tom Fyans, deputy chief executive of CPRE, the countryside charity, said: ‘While this funding seems impressive, it was announced in the Budget and doesn’t represent... View Article

Coronavirus Lockdown? Off-site construction saves the day

By Jonathan Passmore, UK Technical Sales Manager, Helec Ltd A lot has changed since the UK’s first two patients tested positive for Covid-19 at the end of January. Six weeks later, the prime minister announced a nationwide lockdown, asking the public... View Article