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Birmingham Commonwealth Games athletes village

1,400 new homes proposed in Birmingham Commonwealth Games plans


Birmingham City Council has unveiled its masterplan for the 2022 Commonwealth Games athletes village including plans to convert the site into a scheme comprising social housing, for sale and private rental homes and a retirement village after the games.

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Cole Waterhouse forward-sells Wembley campus


Property Developer Cole Waterhouse and investment company Topland Group have forward-sold their 680 bed student campus in Wembley to Unite Students for £98m.

Samantha Davies CityBlock

CityBlock secures new head of ops ahead of expansion plans


Student accommodation developer CityBlock has hired Sanctuary Group’s Samantha Davies as its new head of operations to lead on a planned expansion.

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Alexander Tower gets approval in Berlin


Developer MonArch has received the green light to create Berlin’s tallest residential tower located on Alexanderplatz.


£275m Brum resi scheme given green light


Manchester-based investor MCR Property Group has been granted planning permission for a £275m, 1,000 unit residential scheme at Monaco House in Birmingham.

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HUB poaches Crest Nicholson's Huntly-Gordon to lead on acquisitions


Former Crest Nicholson development manager Chris Huntly-Gordon has joined developer HUB as head of acquisitions.

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Drum reveals distillery-anchored Pacific Quay regeneration plans


Drum Property Group has submitted plans for the £30m first phase of its mixed-use regeneration project at Pacific Quay in Glasgow, featuring 20,000 sq ft of Grade A office space and an urban whisky distillery.

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Allsop finds 59% of landlords charge below-market rents


More than half of private landlords are letting residential properties at below-market rents to keep tenants, according to a report by Allsop and research consultancy BDRC.

James Brokenshire Housing Minister

Brokenshire unveils £200m Midlands Right to Buy pilot


Housing and Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has launched a £200m pilot project which aims to enable more housing association tenants in the Midlands to buy their homes.

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OakNorth backs Select Manchester resi towers


Investor Select Property has secured a £40.2m development loan from challenger bank OakNorth to develop 356 homes across two residential towers in Manchester.

Tom Henry Grainger

Grainger hires national acquisitions director from LaSalle


Grainger has appointed Tom Henry from LaSalle Investment Management as national acquisitions director.

Sadiq Khan

Mayor announces new London Development Panel for public land


The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced the developers, housing associations and contractors which will bring forward up to £20bn of new housing on public land as part of the LDP, as well as a handful of new public sites that will be contracted out to panel members.

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Damning report on neighbourhood plans calls for overhaul of system


Lack of resources and poor understanding of the system mean that neighbourhood plans are not working, study finds.

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'Godfather of funds' Fink backs proptech


Lord Fink reveals real reason for investing £7m in investment platform British Pearl

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