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Platform_'s Bedford scheme

Platform_ picks Sheffield for first new-build development

28 April 2017

Private rented sector developer Platform_ is set to deliver its first new-build scheme after buying a Sheffield city centre site for a 300-unit, £75m project, Property Week can reveal.

Kidbrooke Village

Greenwich council to take on residential development

20 April 2017

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is set to embark on its first housing development, with plans afoot for six schemes of affordable housing units for rent.

Kampus, Manchester

Go Native homes in on BTR after landing key mandates

13 April 2017

Aparthotel operator Go Native has won a string of build-to-rent (BTR) management mandates across the UK, significantly expanding its footprint in the sector.

Chapel Riverside scheme, Southampton

Inland Homes seeks further joint ventures with councils

31 March 2017

Inland Homes is planning more joint ventures with local authorities following the success of its collaboration with Southampton City Council.

Melton View Swan Homes

Swan Homes spreads wings with three acquisitions

10 March 2017

Residential developer Swan Homes has added three sites with a GDV of £40m to its expanding portfolio.

Peony Court, Chelsea

Resi Land unveils plans for £500m spend

3 March 2017

Residential Land has put a £40m development in Chelsea on the market and revealed plans to spend £500m in prime central London this year.


Irvine Sellar interview: My battle to create The Shard

24 February 2017

Irvine Sellar talked to Property Week in 2012 about his epic battle to create a global landmark for London.


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”.

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Fish Island Village, Hackney Wick

Hill defies tough year with bumper results

28 April 2017

Last year was a tough one for housebuilders. The Brexit vote sent the share prices of the big listed companies tumbling, and many held off on land acquisitions because of the market uncertainty, particularly in central London.

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Going Dutch could radicalise the rental market

21 April 2017

Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down with my Dutch housing association counterparts to try to explain to them how the London market works and how people struggle to afford to live in London. Discussing this out loud really brought home just how broken the market is.