'Communities'

Review: Regional Forum - Refurbishment for Retirement Living in Manchester

Date: 29/10/2018

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Regeneration has played an exceptional part in delivering high quality retirement living in Greater Manchester.

 

Delegates from across the housing supply chain and local authorities joined Northwards Housing and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group for a Regional Retirement Forum which explained how the two organisations have turned around empty tower blocks in to successful extra care communities refurbished to high space, energy efficiency and environmental standards.

 

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Programme Announced for Estate Regeneration: What Next?

Date: 03/10/2018

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We are delighted to announce the confirmed programme for the upcoming symposium, hosted by Birmingham City Council and supported by MHCLG, 'Estate Regeneration: What Next?'

 

The Estate Regeneration National Strategy was launched in winter 2016 under the last administration and attracted interest from 100 places that received Government support. This event will consider the way forward for the Estate Regeneration programme and will examine the challenges faced by different ...

Innovation Forum: Delivering Social Value through Partnerships

Date: 27/08/2018

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Since 2013, the Social Value Act has placed an obligation on social landlords to build social impact into procurement of major contracts. But there are challenges to delivering real community benefit and to align the tender process with the community investment goals of the client organisation.

 

This FREE half day seminar will provide an invaluable insight for contractors and suppliers into how best to build Social Value into bids and for HA and LA procurement, ...

Building the Future: Our 2018 National Conference Report

Date: 24/07/2018

 

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Building the Future: National Conference Report 2018

 

Thank you to all of the housing and construction professionals who attended our 2018 Conference: ‘Building The Future’. The Housing Forum have hosted a National Conference every year for the past two decades. It is the major event in our annual programme.

 

We have compiled a report for our 2018 National Conference that you can download below, and we are also grateful for the support of our conference ...

National Conference: Building the Future - Programme Announced

Date: 11/04/2018

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The programme for our 2018 National Conference will explore the theme ‘Building the Future’; with a range of expert speakers from across the sector. 

 

We're delighted today to announce the programme for the day, which will also include a walking tour around the fascinating new built environment at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, followed by a networking drinks reception.

 

The four main elements of the national conference will focus on:

  • Housing Supply

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CEO Forum: New Homes with the New Communities Partnership

Date: 23/11/2016

 

 

 

CEOs of The Housing Forum member organisations met in Leeds on 19th October 2016 to discuss new homes with the New Communities Partnership.

 

The conclusions of the Forum are:

  • Flexibility in tenure mix is vital to delivery. It has to play to local conditions and circumstances and allow for exit routes.
  • The New Communities Partnership offers the possibility of locally determined tenure and house type choice and more affordable housing than other routes.
  • The local ...

g15 meets the challenge of urban renewal in new report

Date: 14/10/2016

 

 

 

 

The g15 – who represent London’s largest housing associations– has launched a report which documents 35 of its estate regeneration projects. It highlights the importance of estate regeneration in solving the capital’s housing crisis and identifies what is required to deliver more.

 

The ‘Meeting the Challenge of Urban Renewal: The g15’s Contribution to Regenerating London’s Estates’-report shows how partnerships ...

North west markets - Cross Sector Market Workshop hosted by Arcus - Manchester

Date: 12/01/2016

Matthew Harrison, Chief Executive, Great Places, opened the workshop with his views on the key prospects and opportunities for the North West in 2016, stressing that change brings both threats and opportunity, and that housing providers must determine their risk appetite as market focus shifts. 

Among other speakers, Andrew Greenwood, Partner at Arcus, gave an overview of Arcus’ perspective on meeting these new challenges. 

Following a lively debatem, the ...

Double success for A2Dominion at Housebuilder Awards

Date: 10/11/2015

Housing Forum member A2Dominion scooped two accolades in the 2015 Housebuilder Awards recently, winning both the ‘Best Low or Zero Carbon Initiative’ category and the prestigious ‘Best Medium Housebuilder’ title.

 

Fabrica by A2Dominion won ‘Best Low or Zero Carbon Initiative’ for its innovative Elmsbrook development, the first phase of the NW Bicester eco-town in Oxfordshire.

 

The nationally-important, true zero carbon housing scheme at ...

Growth of Housing in Cambridge - CEO Forum hosted by calfordseaden

Date: 28/10/2015

In his opening remarks, Ben Furr introduced calfordseaden, a multi-disciplinary practice with a range of Cambridge projects now supported by a local office. The practice is committed to playing its part in making the development of Cambridge and the surrounding Eastern Region a success.

 

The focus of the forum is on both private and public sector development - are adequate numbers being delivered? - are we delivering in terms of affordability? – and, are we ensuring that new ...

Lyons Housing Review CEO Forum output- now available

Date: 09/03/2015

The output from the CEO Lunch Forum "Lyons Housing Review" held in January 2015 is now available to download below. Principal Speaker:  Sir Michael Lyons and contributions from:  Keith Exford, Affinity Sutton and Bill Hughes, Legal & General Property 

 

An extract of the output is available below with a link to the full document.

 

"Mobilising across the nation to build the homes our children need” is the Oct 2014 report from the review led by ...