When Sajid Javid said in 2017 that "the housing market was broken", describing it as "almost impossible for small independent builders to enter the market", he cast light on an issue of vital importance, writes Simon Finlay, head of development at Macbryde Homes.
In the latest in a series showcasing regional architecture practices, Place North West sat down with David Cox to talk about what makes Preston unique, transforming its housing offer, and how developers can kick-start the next phase of the city’s growth.
The next steps for Carlisle Lake District Airport, the transformation of Whitehaven, the region’s rapidly-changing retail landscape and planning troubles were all under the spotlight at Place North West’s Cumbria Update, part of the Development Series.
There's one week to go until the 30th edition of MIPIM kicks off at the Palais des Festival in Cannes. Ronan Vaspart, director of MIPIM, chooses his highlights for the 26,000 participants expected to attend.
As the two new faces at the helm of the Altrincham-based housebuilder, Northern managing director David Ward and North West managing director Lee Sale have laid out their plans for increasing turnover, mixing tenures, and partnering with local authorities to meet ambitious Government targets.
Over the past year it seems the only story able to break through wall-to-wall Brexit coverage has been the growing housing crisis, writes Jaimie Ferguson of Optimised Environments. Getting town centre developments right could be part of the answer.
The UK’s exit from the EU and the GMSF planning process have a number of similarities, writes Paul Martin, managing director of Altrincham-based Patrick Properties. Will they deliver on their promises, and is the public being misled?