Residential and Development

Residential property news and features and all the latest news on major property developments.

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Candy eyes bid for Capco


Residential property tycoon Nick Candy has confirmed he has joined forces with Saudi Aradia’s Public Investment Fund to launch a bid for Earls Court and Covent Garden owner Capital & Counties (Capco).

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L&G appoints Capco director as it prepares for £750m affordable homes push


Legal & General Affordable Homes is to pump £750m into new affordable housing projects across the UK, increasing its development pipeline to nearly 3,500 homes, across 41 schemes.


REDD snaps up 7 Charles Street and secures planning permission for £10m duplex


Monaco-based residential developer REDD has acquired 7 Charles Street in Mayfair and obtained planning permission to create a new £10m duplex residence as it continues to execute its luxury residential plan.

Quintain names James Saunders as Angus Dodd’s successor


Quintain, the developer behind Wembley Park, has appointed James Saunders as its chief executive replacing Angus Dodd.

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Three Kevin McCloud firms fall into liquidation


Three of Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud’s firms have collapsed and liquidators have been appointed.

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Pidgley sells £42m stake in Berkeley


Berkeley Group chairman Tony Pidgley has sold a stake worth £42m in the housebuilder.

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Maslow funds resi skyscrapers in Manchester


Maslow Capital has agreed a £123m loan to provide Renaker funds to develop two residential towers in Manchester.

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Gresham House resi and infrastructure fund raises £200m


Gresham House, the alternative asset manager, has raised £200m for its British Strategic Investment Fund.

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Bellway posts annual profit rise, but warns on falling margins


Housebuilder Bellway has reported a rise in profit as it sold a record number of homes for the year.

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The Collective targets £650m fundraising to build £1bn co-living portfolio


Co-living group The Collective and DTZ Investors have launched the world’s first fund to buy and build communal housing in London.

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Edinburgh gives permission for 394-bed student accommodation


Planning permission has been granted to a new 394 bedroom student residence in Edinburgh’s west end near Murrayfield Stadium.

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First stage of £1bn Havering housing plan gets go ahead


Plans for the first stage of a £1bn housing regeneration in east London have been green lit, but remain subject to the mayor of London’s approval.

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Invesco in £4bn residential push


Invesco Real Estate is gearing up to double the size of its European residential portfolio to £4bn over the next five years.

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Meadow Partners wins planning for Tolworth Tower scheme


Meadow Partners has received planning permission from Kingston Council for the 261-flat Tolworth Tower build-to-rent scheme.

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Sigma enters London BTR market


Sigma Capital is set to make its first build-to-rent foray into London following the acquisition of two development sites in Havering and Barking.

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QIP and HG Developments make student accommodation debut with £30m purchase


Singapore’s QIP and HG Developments have made their debut in the student accommodation sector with their first joint acquisition in Edinburgh.


U+I unveil plans for 1,500 homes in Greenwich


U+I has revealed its plans for a mixed-use scheme on Greenwich Peninsula, which will offer 1,500 homes and six acres of landscaped parks and public space.

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Countrywide appoints Tesco director as COO


Countrywide has poached Tesco executive Bruce Marsh to become its chief operating officer as the troubled estate agency group continues to battle against a shrinking house sale market and Brexit concerns.

Unite Students accommodation at Grand Central in Liverpool

Student portfolio values nudge up at Unite


Student accommodation giant Unite Group has revealed the quarterly valuations of its two portfolios both nudged higher during the three months to the end of September.


Mapletree buys two Unite schemes in Coventry


Unite Students has sold two blocks in Coventry, comprising 1,127 beds, to Mapletree Investments for £96m.

More residential stories

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Homes England is transforming

2019-10-18T00:00:00+01:00By Amy Casterton

Since returning from the RESI Convention last month, I’ve been reflecting on the changes I’ve seen at Homes England since I joined almost two years ago.

Nowsad Gani

‘It’s no longer about money’ - interview with Nowsad Gani


Nowsad Gani has quietly amassed a sizeable business buying land, securing planning and then developing or selling it. The Ganco founder tells Simon Creasey how he now plans to revolutionise social housing

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