Built Environment Networking Blog: Residential News

Cambridge Embraces Housing Revitalisation with Ekin Road Estate Redevelopment

Cambridge City Council is actively exploring opportunities to revitalise the Ekin Road Estate, potentially introducing modern housing solutions. The council has presented three promising avenues for the 122-home estate, which include essential repairs and retrofitting, partial redevelopment, and a complete site transformation. This initiative is geared towards enhancing the living standards for residents and aligning […]

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£12m funding deal secured for new Brixton project

Ekaya Housing Association will drive forward plans to build more than 65 new homes in the next three years – after securing eight-figure funding from NatWest. The housing association will use the £12 million funding package to grow its existing portfolio of circa 450 homes for affordable rent, shared ownership and supported housing across seven […]

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£200M Student JV launched!

Singapore-based private equity investment firm Q Investment Partners (QIP) and integrated property group Soilbuild have announced a £200 million platform to invest in purpose-built student accommodation in the UK. QIP and Soilbuild have capitalised and underwritten the build-to-core platform, which could potentially be scaled up to GBP400 million. The joint venture partners seek to syndicate […]

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£300m development portfolio – Aitch Group diversify in challenging market with new land sought

In 2022, property developer Aitch Group spend £70 million on land across four London boroughs including Brent, Waltham Forest, Greenwich and Southwark. This added a further £300 million (GDV) to the Aitch Group development portfolio. With immediate funds available, Aitch Group are now seeking more land for development in 2023 and onwards – specifically sites […]

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£500bn investors herald golden age for investment into UK ‘beds for rent’ sector

Investec’s second Future Living report looks at how the pandemic has underpinned the sector’s evolution with data gathered from global institutional investors representing over £500bn of AUM. • The ‘beds for rent’ sector has emerged as a clear winner during Covid-19, far outpacing office, retail and hotels in prospects for the next 10 years• Build-to-rent […]

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£500m London Urban Village gains planning permission

Weston Homes and partner Tesco have received a Resolution to Grant planning permission from the London Borough of Redbridge to transform the 10.4 acre Tesco store and carpark site at 822 High Road in Goodmayes into Lorimer Village, a new £0.5 billion mixed-use urban-village development. Lorimer Village will provide 1,280 new homes of mixed tenure, […]

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1300 home Gloucester masterplan set for greenlight

The latest phase of a Gloucester masterplan are likely to be approved next week. The entire scheme is expected to consist of approx 1,300 properties and 20.5 acres of land for commercial use. The area for development is north of Innsworth Lane. Plans also include a primary school, open space, landscaping, parking and supporting infrastructure and […]

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5,000 new homes, £2 billion: 40 integrated retirement communities

Retirement Villages Group (RVG), owned by AXA IM Alts, has revealed the concept for its future collection of Integrated Retirement Communities, which it says will deliver the critical change needed to cater for the UK’s growing, ageing population. Thrive Living is largely an urban or peri-urban concept which aims to regenerate local communities and town […]

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65m North Quay Riverside Project: Great Yarmouth Council in Search of Development Partner

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is actively seeking a development partner for its ambitious £65 million North Quay Riverside Gateway regeneration project. The council aims to transform this area into a vibrant new neighbourhood near the town centre and waterfront. Preliminary discussions with landowners of the designated four hectares for the project are underway, with the […]

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AJC Group pledges to build 500 affordable homes in five years

Dorset-based AJC Group has committed to raising £10,000 for a local homelessness charity, while pledging to build 500 new affordable homes across the Wessex region by 2028. The housebuilder currently has 173 private and affordable homes under construction, with a strong land pipeline located across Dorset, Hampshire, and Somerset, capable of achieving 500 new affordable […]

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