Galliford Try hires from Lovell

Contractor Galliford Try has appointed Simon Parr from Lovell as contracts manager and head of the construction division in the North West.

Barratt completions rising

The housebuilder completed 7,626 units in the six months to the end of December, up 9.4% on the same period in 2014, and the group aims to complete 16,750 homes in 2016.

New base for Wainhomes

Residential property developer Wainhomes North West has relocated its headquarters to Kelburn Court at Daten Park in Birchwood, Warrington. The 9,307 sq ft building was purchased by Wainhomes from Standard Life Investments for an undisclosed sum.

Construction boosted by apartment schemes

The North West residential sector saw a significant boost in the number of new-build properties commissioned in Q3 this year, leading all regions with 5,275 units, according to data provider Barbour ABI.

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Green belt housing appeal goes Westby’s way

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Westby Homes, advised by Indigo Planning, has received planning permission on appeal from the Secretary of State to replace the Rhinewood Country House Hotel in Glazebrook, Warrington with a 36-unit residential scheme in the green belt.

Shelter: Number of homeless families rising

New figures highlighted by the charity reveal that 536 families in the North West are homeless and living in temporary accommodation, a 22% rise on the same time last year. Shelter warned that the combination of welfare cuts and...

Hive on site with £12m Warrington PRS housing

Housing association Your Housing Group has launched Hive, a new development arm for private rented sector homes, and has started on site with its first scheme in Church Street, Warrington.

Omega South consultation opens

Omega Warrington Ltd is hosting a series of public consultation events on the next stage of development at Omega South, which is expected to include residential, retail, leisure and community uses.