South East London tipped for property price growth

With more than 31,000 homes in the pipeline, property prices in South East London are forecast to rise by around 17% over the next five years.

The Changing Role of Residential Developers

PlaceTech. explores the new methods of construction and technologies that developers must adopt, to avoid being left behind.
They cover what new skills residential developers will have to learn, the impact of technology and the benefits of going digital, and what residential development might look like in 20 years time.

Developer Rethinks Plans Due to Uncertainty in UK’s Retail Property Market

Developer, Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company has ‘completely scrapped’ their ‘vista type approach’ to the Prince Phillip Park scheme as a result of the ‘dying retail market’. Instead, the development will take on a ‘predominantly leisure’ focus across the 700,000 sq ft site, which also has consent for 2,500 homes.

Whitehill & Bordon have also taken the unusual step to enter the broadband market, rather than work with an existing utility supplier. As a result, they can bring full fibre broadband to the home by working with a local provider as a joint venture. However they ‘plan to exit the broadband space within a five-year period, and share any proceeds.’

Specialist Contractors Needed as The Show Must Go On

As live-performance audiences continue to swell, the UK's ongoing development of theatrical venues is requiring contractors with increased experience as well as specialist trades to come to the fore.

Two new concert halls have been proposed for London, as well as a 21,500 capacity arena near the Olympic Park and even a new West End theatre – the first in decades. Meanwhile, existing venues in London and around the country are undergoing refurbishment.

Bigger house extensions to be allowed without planning permission, in England

The temporary rules that have allowed homeowners to build larger extensions without planning consent since 2013 are being made permanent in England. Now, owners of terraced and semi-detached homes will be able to build extensions of up to 6m, and those who live in detached properties will be able to add up to 8m to their properties under permitted development.

Free Event (Brighton) - Constructing a Circular City | 11 June 2019

Circular Brighton & Hove, Design Brighton and Brighton & Hove City Council are hosting an event that might be of interest. The focus is on the built environment and how the Greater Brighton area can accelerate to becoming a circular economy.

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