Housing association Aster Group has made a series of senior board appointments including former housing ombudsman Mike Biles and one-time head Channel 4 head of corporate services Julie Kortens.
The joint venture between Irish developer Johnny Ronan’s Ronan Group and US investor Colony Capital has acquired a 4.6-acre site from NAMA which forms part of Project Waterfront in Dublin’s docklands.
Modular construction is one of the most significant advancements in housebuilding in recent years. In the 2017 Autumn Budget, the chancellor announced that the government would aim to prioritise modern methods of construction over traditional housebuilding by 2019.
Could lower forecasts for new households threaten scale of the government’s housebuilding push?