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Oakmont Homes

Green light for Oakmont’s RBS-resi conversion in Hemel


Oakmont Homes has been given the green light to convert a former Royal Bank of Scotland office building in Hemel Hempstead town centre into 53 new homes.

Scott McDonald Cheyne

New property development business launches


Johnny Lovett and Scott Macdonald, formerly of Keepmoat Regeneration and Cheyne Capital respectively, have announced the launch of Morningside Real Estate (MRE), a property development business.

The Mall, Cribbs Causeway

Major Bristol shopping centre expansion rejected by Ministry of Housing


The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) rejected The Mall at Cribbs Causeway’s £300m expansion plans.

Plant Prefab Amazon

Amazon takes punt on pre-fab homes


Amazon has backed a $6.7m fundraising round for California-based modular housebuilder Plant Prefab as part of its efforts to secure dominance over the smart home market.

Legal and General Bristol plans

Bristol Mayor scraps city centre arena plan


Bristol Mayor Martin Rees has abandoned council plans for an arena at Temple Meads in the centre of Bristol.

Social housing

Social housing loses out to home ownership fixation

2018-12-13T06:14:00+00:00By Geeta Nanda

When you think ‘social tenant’ or ‘social rent’, the word ‘subsidised’ is never too far away. Characterisation of social tenants as underprivileged and a burden on the state remains commonplace. The government’s social housing green paper reported that 90% of social housing residents felt the media projected this stereotype of ...


There is a model of freehold that can work for tenants and owners alike


This week, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government announced a consultation on a major reform of ground rents. In many respects it’s kicking at an open door.

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