Grade II property on Hove seafront set for flat conversion

Rego property have outlined their plans to convert the former headquarters of Brighton and Hove’s Council into flats at a recent Built Environment Networking event. The plan to convert King’s House, a grade II listed building on Hove seafront, will provide much needed housing in the region. Ronan Mellett, director of Rego Property, said that […]

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Tall building earmarked for Portsmouth City Centre

Portsmouth looks on the verge of a high-rise building boom, the council’s city development manager told Built Environment Networking’s recent event in the city. Delivering the opening presentation at the Portsmouth Development Plans 2017 event, Claire Upton Brown said that the authority had to deliver up to 17,200 new homes in its local plan, which […]

Posted by: Keith Griffiths

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Bristol to push for more affordable housing

Bristol’s elected mayor is aiming to ensure that a fifth of all new housing development in city is affordable, according to the chief executive of one of the city’s biggest registered providers. Oona Goldsworthy, chief executive of United Communities housing association, told Built Environment Network’s recent Bristol Major Development Plans event that she believed Marvin […]

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Bristol to unleash tall buildings relaxation

Bristol council is about to unveil plans to allow more tall buildings in the city, the authority’s housing supremo has revealed. Cllr Paul Smith, cabinet member for housing at Bristol City Council, said that the authority was about to go out to go to consultation on a new strategy to encourage higher density development. “The […]

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Rising nimby backlash frustrates social housing delivery

Bristol is delivering a tenth of the new affordable housing that it needs. That was the blunt message from a member of the city’s mayoral housing commission at last week’s Bristol Development Plans 2014 event. Oona Goldsworthy, chief executive of the locally-based United Communities Housing Association, said that Bristol mayor George Ferguson’s Homes Commission had […]

Posted by: Adil Kotia

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Southampton comes out of the shadows

The city of Southampton is pushing ahead with several major development schemes, putting the city firmly on property and construction firms’ radars, according to four major clients in the city. Dawn Baxendale, chief executive of Southampton City Council, told a Built Environment Networking Event on ‘Southampton General Development Plans 2014’ at the city’s Novotel, that […]

Posted by: Adil Kotia

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Turbulent times ahead for higher education

Student fees will become a “battlefield” in next year’s general election and higher education policy will see “major change” from 2015, whichever party wins, a senior university estates professional has predicted. Matt Fulford, head of space and asset management at the University of Bristol, told the Built Environment Networking event on Bristol Universities Investment Plans […]

Posted by: Adil Kotia

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