Built Environment Networking Blog: London News

£4.2bn Government Housing Fund Largely Untapped Amid UK Housing Shortage

More than two-thirds of a £4.2bn government fund designed to boost housing development in the UK remains unspent, despite its initiation over six years ago. Launched in 2017, the British government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund aimed to facilitate the creation of 324,000 new homes by providing local authorities with the necessary funding for infrastructure, including transport […]

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£500m Green Finance Fund opens to London local authorities

Urgent action is needed to tackle climate change. We are seeing the impacts of climate change accelerate in London and globally. Last year London experienced drought, record temperatures and heatwaves that also led to wildfires across the city and the busiest day for the London Fire Brigade since the Second World War. Globally we saw […]

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£600m Cavalry Barracks plans approved

Inland Homes has received, on behalf of the third-party project investor, a resolution to grant planning permission at Cavalry Barracks in West Hounslow for a mixed-use development of 1,525 homes and 2,700 sqm of commercial space. Inland Homes acquired the site from the Ministry of Defence and submitted the planning application in March 2021. It […]

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£88m forward funding deal agreed for Yardhouse with City Developments Limited

HUB have agreed a forward-funding deal with Singapore-based real estate developer City Developments Limited (CDL) to deliver Yardhouse, an innovative mixed tenure scheme in Wood Lane, west London, in partnership with Bridges Fund Management Ltd. The project, designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, will deliver 209 co-living homes alongside high-quality amenity spaces and two roof terraces, […]

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£Billions of development set for Greenbelt Lands in England

In various parts of England, including Surrey, Somerset, and West London, plans are underway to develop former greenbelt lands into housing communities. These developments aim to address the growing demand for housing in the country. Surrey’s New Town A significant 284-acre stretch of former greenbelt land in Surrey is being transformed into a ‘new town’ […]

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20-storey London tower block and homeless shelter set for approval

Two tower blocks with nearly 100 flats and a homeless shelter could be built in Central London. Over £50 million could be spent redeveloping the St Mungo’s premises in Harrow Road and building a 20-storey tower with flats for rent, along with a nine-storey homeless centre for the charity next door.  The new homeless centre […]

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3000 student Wembley plans approved

Wilkinson Eyre Architects’ design for a new campus for the College of North West London has received approval from Brent Council. The proposed £130m, eight-story development will be located at the site of the Olympic Office Centre, near Wembley Stadium. The final decision now lies with the Greater London Authority. The new campus will span […]

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31-storey Isle of Dogs tower set for approval

A major scheme in Tower Hamlets has been recommended for approval – which will see Mount Anvil and One Housing deliver a 31-storey residential scheme.The project, which previously obtained consent for a 26-storey tower, has been increased in size with HTA Design drawing up plans to add five additional storey’s to the build.24 homes and […]

Posted by: Leon Newton

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4,500 Homes in Earls Court plans

A new-look scheme for the former Earls Court exhibition centre brownfield site is expected to describe plans for 4,500 homes, alongside cultural venues and parks The expected plans by Earls Court Partnership Limited comes following the purchase of Lillie Bridge Depot and associated land from Transport for London (TfL). Following the purchase, Lillie Bridge Depot […]

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AEW’s £18.5 Million Investment: Windsor Royal Station Shops Acquired

In a significant move that underscores its commitment to prime real estate, AEW has announced the acquisition of Windsor Royal Station shops through its Urban Real Estate Fund (UREF). The deal, worth a staggering £18.5 million, encompasses a shopping area of 74,200 sq ft, strategically located next to the Windsor Yards centre, which AEW had […]

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