Byker Community trust celebrates two regional awards

The Byker Community Trust (BCT) in Newcastle upon Tyne is celebrating after scooping two prestigious accolades at the Chartered Institute of Housing North East awards. Avondale House (a new housing scheme for veterans) won the Innovation of the Year award... View Article

Croydon’s cultural revival moves a step forward

Croydon-based consultancy Mott MacDonald and architects Rick Mather, renowned for working on some of the biggest theatres in the country, will oversee the design of the redevelopment of College Green, at the heart of which will be Fairfield Halls. Mott... View Article

KIMS Hospital shortlisted for ‘property oscar’

KIMS Hospital Maidstone has been shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Award in the South East’s Community Benefit category. The Community Benefit category showcases the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments that add benefit to the... View Article

The UK’s lost garden cities

Housebuilders are missing the opportunity to create the equivalent of a new garden city each year as unachievable government targets, delays in the planning process and lack of suitable land hinders residential development in the UK. BDO, the business advisory... View Article

Budget 2015 response and comments part two

James Thompson, head of business rates at Deloitte Real Estate, comments on the announcement of 100% retention of the growth in Business Rates for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. “The 10 authorities making up the Greater Manchester Combined Authority have... View Article

BPF responds to the budget

Budget 2015: developers laud business rates retention as vital to solve infrastructure funding challenge and boost regeneration. Proposals that could see City regions retain 100% of their additional business rates revenue will prove vital in overcoming the UK’s infrastructure funding... View Article

Budget 2015 responses and comments

Experts across the industries leading companies have all had their say on the Government’s budget announcements for 2015. Michael O’Connor, partner, national head of infrastructure, projects and energy at Addleshaw Goddard, said: “Connectivity between cities will be key to turning... View Article

Stylish and sustainable entrance flooring design with Nuway

Nuway, the market leading rigid entrance flooring system from Forbo Flooring Systems, has been enhanced to provide specifiers with more choice. Along with the reliable high performance characteristics for which Nuway is renowned, the collection now boasts a more design-orientated... View Article

Inaccurate CILs endanger development prospects

Property owners and developers are being alerted to Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) obligations relating to buildings that are set for demolition. By not including any buildings that are earmarked to be knocked down in the Gross Internal Area (GIA) calculations... View Article