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Candy accuser 'unaware' of fraudster links

14 February 2017

The property developer bringing a case against the Candy brothers has said he was unaware that Billy Allen was a convicted fraudster when he considered going into business with him, and took his claim to be a close friend of industry legend  Sir Jack Petchey at “face value”.


St John's Wood resi development opportunity up for sale

13 February 2017

NAMA has appointed agents to sell a prime residential development site in St John’s Wood in London.

One Housing will build 1,450 homes with £85m loan

6 February 2017

Developer One Housing has secured an £85m financing deal with M&G that will enable it to build 1,450 homes, most of which will be for social and affordable rent.

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CBRE poaches C&W equity partner

3 February 2017

CBRE has poached a Cushman & Wakefield equity partner to spearhead the expansion of its UK development and residential capital markets business.

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Construction up in regional cities - Deloitte Crane Survey

31 January 2017

UK regional cities witnessed a boom in construction activity last year with Birmingham leading the way with a 50% surge in office development.

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Rule change leaves residential developers facing higher bank funding costs

20 January 2017

Changes to rules governing residential development lending by smaller banks are set to increase developers’ funding costs and could hamper housebuilding in the UK.

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Council gives green light for £300m development plan in Luton

18 January 2017

Luton Borough Council has given its approval to a £300m plan to develop the 60.5-acre former Vauxhall Motors car plant site. 

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Your Housing Group enters £2.5bn modular JV

19 December 2016

Housing association Your Housing Group, renewable energy company Welink and China’s state-owned China National Building Material Company (CNBM) have formed a joint venture which aims to develop 25,000 modular homes by 2022.

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Cornwall delivers UK's highest new build rates

16 February 2017

Research produced exclusively for Property Week has revealed the areas of the country that have seen the highest levels of housebuilding since 2011 - as well as the areas that are least affordable for first-time buyers.

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Necessity could well prove the mother of invention

18 February 2017

The emphasis of last week’s housing white paper - more green than white in nature - was on consultation, with a helpful emphasis on multi-tenures and on a diverse and broadening array of players that can contribute. The industry now has a chance to help shape practical policy for the sector as a whole.