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GPE spends £50m in Whitechapel

20 June 2017

Great Portland Estates (GPE) has bought land and buildings in Whitechapel, London for £49.6m from Hermes Investment Management.

Monk Bridge, Leeds

Foundation unveils plans for first BTR developments

5 May 2017

New build-to-rent (BTR) developer Foundation Real Estate has unveiled plans for two schemes with a combined development value of £186m and hired two industry veterans to help bring forward more sites.

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.

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Grenfell Tower

What must be done to stop another Grenfell happening?

23 June 2017

As the causes of the fire at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington last week begin to become clearer, government bodies and the property industry are asking themselves some searching questions about how to prevent tragedies like this in future.

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Alok Sharma housing minister

Tories must implement white paper

27 June 2017

The Conservative manifesto promised to ‘fix’ the dysfunctional housing market so that there are affordable and secure houses for all, and the new housing minister Alok Sharma has to follow through on this pledge