The HousingNet Bulletin
January ‌12th ‌2017#120
Construction & Maintenance DN
Leaked letter reveals Circle repairs overhaul could run to SeptemberInside Housing
Overhauling the long-standing repairs issues affecting former Circle Housing stock could take until September, a leaked letter has revealed.
UK construction output suffers unexpected slowdown in NovemberInternational Business Times
Output in sector declines 0.2% month-on-month in November, while annual reading misses forecast.
New construction minister announcedInside Housing
The government has appointed a construction minister whose brief will include infrastructure issues.
Public housing projects boost build figures24 Housing
Latest estimates show new housing output grew at a monthly rate of 1.2% in comparison with October 2016 – an increase in part due to a 5.5% rise in public housing.
JV North to invest third of a billion on building nearly 3,000 new homesHousing
A consortium of housing associations in the north of England is to invest over £330 million to build nearly 3,000 homes. JV North has received a grant of £87.3 million from the Homes &...
Green Housing Forum to tackle sustainability in social housingSpecification Online
The Green Housing Forum has released a whitepaper the key outcomes of the latest event, which took place at Homes 2016.
Interserve shares jump despite poor UK construction performanceCity A.M.
Shares in support services firm Interserve jumped over seven per cent this morning after the firm revealed it was on track to hit its full year numbers.
Lower interest rates help Taylor Wimpey to 4% rise in home completionsBelfast Telegraph
Home builder Taylor Wimpey is celebrating a 4% jump in home completions last year, saying lower interest rates and a wide range of mortgages helped drive sales.
Housing group secures £6.7m to build 195 homes across DurhamCounty Durham Housing Group Limited
The group has been awarded funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) that will enable the development of 121 houses for Rent to Buy; and 74 specialist bungalows for affordable rent by 2021.
Yorkshire Housing to build 720 homes after securing £25 million from the Homes and Communities AgencyHousing
Yorkshire Housing is to build 720 homes to help people onto the property ladder after securing £25 million in funding from the Homes and Communities Agency.
Planning & Regeneration UP DN
L&Q plans to deliver 25,000 PRS homesSocial Housing (register)
L&Q said it will aim to deliver the figure - representing a quarter of the organisation’s ambition to create 100,000 new homes - working in partnership with key partners and stakeholders, ma...
Councillors ‘dismayed’ at Barwell’s restrictions24 Housing
Call to lift financial restrictions to allow more council houses to be built has been rejected.
New NT evidence suggests lack of democracy in local planningNT Places
As the Government puts the final touches to the Housing White Paper, the National Trust and Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) has launched new evidence which points to a lack of local democracy...
S106 Dispute Resolution: Will it unlock stalled development?DAC Beachcroft LLP
A much under-publicised provision of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 ("the Act") is the proposed S106 dispute resolution mechanism. In this article we set out the mechanism has the potenti...
Council at war with Peel as second public inquiry into Salford green belt housing plan confirmedManchester Evening News
The property giant wants to build 600 homes on land at Broadoak - but town hall chiefs are fighting back.
How will a proposed 'fast track' for affordable homes impact development?DAC Beachcroft LLP
During his Mayor of London campaign, Sadiq Khan pledged a target of 50% of all new homes in London to be affordable.
Daily Tenders TOP DN
Supply of Domestic Electrical ComponentsSandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Location: Dudley and Sandwell
Tender Value: £800,000
Deadline: 25 Days
Construction WorksCity of London
Location: London
Tender Value: £19,000,000
Deadline: 39 Days
Electrical Fixed Wiring Inspection and Testing worksWM Housing Group
Location: Hereford, Worcestershire
Tender Value: -
Deadline: 14 Days
Fire Alarm Removal and WorksIrwell Valley Housing Association Ltd.
Location: North West
Tender Value: £50,000
Deadline: 21 Days
Maintenance and Repair Services to Controlled Entry Systems, Automatic Doors & Magnetic LocksHull City Council
Location: United Kingdom
Tender Value: -
Deadline: 34 Days
Planned Maintenance Works 2017-2018Helm Housing
Location: Northern Ireland
Tender Value: £2,500,000
Deadline: 21 Days
Contract Award Notices TOP DN
Demolition Works 2016 Phase 1Stoke-On-Trent City Council
Contractor: Ron Hull Demolition Ltd
Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Tender Value: £175,000
Tenure: 2 months
Alterations and Refurbishment WorksKing's Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council
Contractor: SDM Fabrication Ltd
Location: East of England
Tender Value: £242,000
Tenure: 2 months