'Housing supply'

Resource Pack: Building Homes for Growth in Yorkshire

Date: 04/11/2019

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The Housing Forum hosted a Development Partnership Forum in the Leeds City region in September focusing on ‘Building Homes for Growth’ – providing insights to the supply chain working on housing and regeneration in Yorkshire.

 

Delivered in partnership with Kirklees Council, the event included an update on the Homes England Strategic Plan, the housing strategy for Wakefield and the growth of community housing initiatives.

 

It also featured an ...

John Rowan and Partners Join The Housing Forum

Date: 31/10/2019

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We are thrilled to announce John Rowan and Partners have joined The Housing Forum.

 

John Rowan and Partners is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary property and construction consultancy, delivering projects worldwide.

 

Their services range from quantity surveying, project management, building surveying, clerk of works, health and safety advice, strategic asset management, joint venture supervisor, bank monitoring to hidden homes.

 

As an organisation, they ...

Read our Autumn Newsletter

Date: 21/10/2019

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Catch up on the latest news, events and outputs from The Housing Forum in our quarterly newsletter.

 

Our October newsletter includes:

 

  • 'MMC for affordable housing developers' guide launch

  • Initial findings from our annual membership survey

  • Upcoming events

  • Freiburg study trip with the CIH

  • The Housing Forum National Conference 2020

  • The Housing LIN extra-care survey

  • New members in the spotlight

 

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A Housing Forum Guide: MMC for Affordable Housing Developers

Date: 27/09/2019

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Mythbusting guide to MMC seeks to solve the affordable housing crisis

 

A new guide argues that modern methods of construction (MMC) are key to increasing the supply of affordable homes in the UK.

 

Published by The Housing Forum, MMC for Affordable Housing Developers, aims to help public sector organisations navigate the procurement, planning, design and post-build stages of MMC projects.

 

It includes a detailed section on mythbusting, highlighting common ...

The Housing Forum's 10-point Manifesto for Housing

Date: 13/09/2019

 

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The Housing Forum’s Manifesto for Housing:

 

Achieving increased supply of the right homes and raising the quality of new homes are heavily impacted by wider economic conditions and the approach taken by the Government through supply and demand-side measures. The impact of Brexit and policy and investment decisions have the potential to immediately stimulate or contract market forces.


Unlike investment in other infrastructure, Government can commit to capital ...

New MMC Guide for Affordable Developers to Launch at Breakfast Event

Date: 09/09/2019

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We are delighted to announce that our new guide 'MMC for affordable housing developers' will be launched at a special Breakfast Briefing on Friday 27 September.

 

Modern methods of construction (MMC), the catch-all phrase for non-traditional means of building, including major housing elements produced off-site in factories, is not a new concept. Some of the key drivers for the adoption of MMC have converged in recent years though and they now make MMC a feasible, attractive and ...

Working Group Established to Explores Older People's Housing Options

Date: 05/08/2019

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The Housing Forum has established a specialist Older People’s Housing Working Group in a bid to tackle what has been coined a “Silver Tsunami” as a growing proportion of the population lives into their 80’s. How to make this a happy and productive time of life can create real challenges for individuals and for health and for housing professionals.


Tom Titherington Chair of the working group and Executive Director, Development and Commercial at Sovereign ...

Capacity Building for Local Council Housebuilders

Date: 17/07/2019

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The Housing Forum’s key purpose is to encourage partnerships, increase supply and encourage quality outcomes in housing development.

 

Building influence with national and local government using our collaborative expertise is a major aim in our strategic plan. To support this, we have set up a new work stream aimed at local councils who have ambition to build homes.

 

Member organisations including Baily Garner, Ark, Trowers & Hamlins and NHBC contributed to our ...

The Housing Forum at Housing 2019

Date: 01/07/2019

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The Housing Forum at Housing 2019

 

The Housing Forum joined organisations from across the housing supply chain last week at Housing 2019, Europe's largest and most inclusive housing festival and the Chartered Institute of Housing's annual conference.

 

Whilst at the conference – in addition to exhibiting - we examined and debated some of biggest challenges facing the industry, featuring sessions at the conference on:

 

Hackitt Review response consultation ...

Housing 2019 - Visitor Pass Registration

Date: 22/05/2019

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Register for a free visitor pass to Housing 2019 as a valued member of The Housing Forum.

 

The visitor pass will give you access to seven theatres of free content including the MMC stage, TECH@Housing and the award-winning fringe, plus hear the Ministerial session in the tepee and attend the happy hour drinks receptions.

 

You can also hear from Andrew Mellor of PRP on what the Hackitt Review response consultation means for the industry, in addition to an update from The ...

Beyond Brexit - building homes for your communities

Date: 15/05/2019

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How will the extensions to Brexit impact on the supply of housing when the long term reality is that more homes are needed to benefit local communities?

 

This question formed the basis of discussions at our latest CEO Forum hosted in partnership with United Living in Sheffield.

 

Encouraging the delivery of affordable housing in quality communities has been a core purpose of The Housing Forum which is the cross-sector forum for the entire housing supply chain.

 

The ...

Senior Sector Leader Appointed as Chair of The Housing Forum

Date: 09/04/2019

 

Stephen Teagle has been appointed as the new Chair of The Housing Forum.

 

Chief Executive of Galliford Try Partnerships, and member of the Executive Board, Stephen brings over 25 years’ experience in the affordable housing sector.

 

In his role as Chair, Stephen will lead the cross-sector membership network for the housing supply chain during a time where the sector is increasingly viewed as fundamental for the country’s future.

 

He takes over from Andy ...

The Challenge of Change - National Conference 2019 Programme

Date: 02/04/2019

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The Housing Forum's 2019 National Conference will explore how the housing industry has risen to the challenge of increased demand and changing expectations - where quality outcomes and partnership working achieved success.

 

For over 20 years The Housing Forum has been associated with a commitment to quality and innovation in the affordable housing space. Our National Conference is our flagship event, attracted senior leaders from landlords, local authorities, contractors, ...

Development Partnership Forum - London

Date: 01/03/2019

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Hear from Richard Jones of Arcadis on his well-informed assessment of the impact of Brexit on housing development and Alistair McLeod of Waterstons on using data to build in resilience in housing businesses.

 

This Forum will also feature:

  • Draft new London Plan – what it means for housing partnerships
  • Professor Janice Morphet’s up to date findings on new house building by local councils
  • GLA’s Housing Tracker
  • An in-depth examination of Clarion’s ...

Bookings Now Open - National Conference 2019

Date: 22/02/2019

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The Challenge of Change

 

Thursday 9 May 2019 from 09:30 - 17:30 followed by drinks reception. 

Hilton London Wembley, Lakeside Way, Wembley HA9 0BU

 

 

The Housing Forum's 2019 National Conference will explore how the housing industry has risen to the challenge of increased demand and changing expectations - where quality outcomes and partnership working achieved success.

 

This year's conference is taking place in the heart of Wembley Park and ...

MIPIM Breakfast Briefing: The New Reality

Date: 11/02/2019

 

 

Our annual breakfast event during MIPIM returns to the Radisson Blu on Wednesday 13 March. 

 

This year’s panel discussion will centre on the role of local authorities in delivering new homes and the panel will include:

  • Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council
  • Tom Walker, Deputy Chief Executive, Homes England
  • Steve Partridge, Senior Partner, Savills
  • Richard Sterling, Development Manager, Willmott Dixon

 

As well as enjoying a buffet ...

Programme Announced for Development Partnership Forum - East of England

Date: 24/01/2019

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Whatever the political uncertainty, one thing is certain we need to build more housing and do so urgently. The first Development Partnership Forum of 2019 will examine how a new town is being developed and explore new house building opportunities available in the East of England.


Achieving sustainable and economically successful communities at scale is a significant challenge. This Forum will focus on the housing ambitions in the East of England and the creation of new ...

Review: A Fix for the Broken Market

Date: 11/01/2019

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After an eventful year with a series of announcements on affordable and social housing, the Letwin Review proposing a mix of tenure on larger sites and a consultation on new routes into affordable home ownership, including private sector shared ownership, the final CEO Forum in 2018 reviewed how far we have got in increasing supply. 

 

The Forum also explored prospects for the domestic housing market in 2019 and the ongoing impact of Brexit on the housing industry.

...

Development Partnership Forum - East of England: Creating New Communities

Date: 07/01/2019

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Whatever the political uncertainty, one thing is certain we need to build more housing and do so urgently. The first Development Partnership Forum of 2019 will examine how a new town is being developed and explore new house building opportunities available in the East of England.

 

Achieving sustainable and economically successful communities at scale is a significant challenge. This Forum will focus on the housing ambitions in the East of England and the creation of new ...

Activities at HOMES 2018

Date: 26/11/2018

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The Housing Forum is pleased to announce its involvement at HOMES 2018.

 

HOMES will take place on through the 28-29 November at the Olympia in London. It is a premier event experience for those working at a high level in residential development, strategic asset management and procurement, and a forum for government and the sector to meet and discuss how to build more homes and ensure a high quality standard of housing.

 

The conference welcomes 150+ speakers and ...

Programme announced for next Development Partnership Forum

Date: 13/10/2018

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After a year of major announcements on housing supply and build quality, the final Development Partnership Forum in 2018 will examine the new opportunities available to the sector. 

 

This Forum will explore how larger housing associations have a significant role to play through Strategic Partnerships with Homes England. In addition, selected case studies will demonstrate how more local councils are finding ways to form innovative partnerships to develop ...

Review: Quality Homes through Off-site Manufacture

Date: 08/10/2018

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Over 40 delegates from across the housing supply chain and local authorities joined Kingspan at their Yorkshire base for an Innovation Forum on Quality Homes through Off Site Manufacture.

 

At the Forum, Homes England set out their approach to equity investment for MMC partners. The Forum also heard how the new development at Ice house Road for the Goodwin Trust uses the Kingspan TEK system and how Hull City Council have supported access to development capital for this inner ...

Shelagh Grant Addresses National APS Conference 2018

Date: 12/09/2018

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Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive of The Housing Forum will be addressing delegates at the Association for Project Safety’s annual conference in Manchester today; presenting on the subject of ‘Building homes for all: Managing targets and maintaining health and wellbeing’.

 

The conference will discuss the particular health and safety challenges and opportunities arising from large scale infrastructure projects and will bring together leading experts from energy, ...

Estate Regeneration: What Next?

Date: 10/09/2018

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In advance of the Autumn Statement, this symposium hosted by Birmingham City Council and supported by MHCLG, will consider the way forward for the Estate Regeneration programme and will examine the challenges faced by different programmes across England and particularly:

 

  • Resident Engagement
  • Social Impact
  • Delivery Vehicles
  • Finance and Funding

 

As well as speakers from MHCLG and Homes England, there'll be the opportunity to hear from those involved in delivering ...

HOMES 2018: Visit us in London

Date: 03/09/2018

 

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The Housing Forum is pleased to announce its involvement at HOMES 2018. Our activities include; exhibiting at the conference, delivering an educational seminar and also hosting a senior leadership roundtable.

 

HOMES will take place on through the 28-29 November at the Olympia in London. It is a premier event experience for those working at a high level in residential development, strategic asset management and procurement, and a forum for government and the sector ...

Development Partnership Forum for the south & west of England: Supply & Regeneration

Date: 14/08/2018

 

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The major focus of this inaugural Development Partnership Forum for the south and west of England will be on new initiatives and latest policy from government, developing quality homes, diversifying housing supply and estate regeneration. This Forum will be relevant to all councils and housing associations together with partnering contractors. Wider diversity of housing supply is critical as housing continues to be a major political and social issue.

 

The Development ...

Autumn & Winter Events Programme

Date: 06/08/2018

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We are delighted to announce The Housing Forum's updated autumn & winter events programme for 2018. 

 

If you would like further information about any of our events, please do contact us via events@thehousingforum.org.uk.

 

 

September

 

     
         
Wednesday 12       CEO Forum with Engie       Leicester
         
Wednesday 26   ...

CEO Forum Output: A Question of Balance

Date: 31/07/2018

 

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The subject matter and discussion for The Housing Forum's July CEO Forum, hosted by NHBC, was balancing government targets with diversity in housing supply.

 

Richard Donnell, Research and Insight Director, Hometrack covered trends in tenures and the market in general. NHBC’s figures shows starts are down 6.4% for the affordable sector and 4.6% for the private sector in the 12 months to April 2018.

 

There followed a discussion regarding individual ...

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 ...

CEO Forum Output: Partnering for Housing Delivery and Diversifying Supply

Date: 10/07/2018

 

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The subject matter and discussion for The Housing Forum's latest CEO Forum was partnership and diversifiying housing supply.

 

NHBC hosted the Forum and openend with a perspective on the current state of play in terms of new starts and registrations. Long term trends indicate continued growth with the second highest level of registrations in a decade, although there has been some decline in numbers of registrations in London.

 

There followed a ...

Resource Pack: Development Partnership Forum for Housing Supply & Estate Regeneration

Date: 29/06/2018

 

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Wider diversity of housing supply is critical as housing continues to be a major political and social issue. Our Development Partnership Forum in June had a major focus on Estate Regeneration and developing additional homes and for those setting up new housing companies.

 

 

The Development Partnership Forum is an initiative from The Housing Forum to bring government and industry together to share best practice and support new entrants into housing development. It is ...

Regional Forum Output: Delivering Good Quality, Affordable Homes

Date: 08/06/2018

 

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In May we hosted a round table forum in Peterborough with our members Cross Keys Home as they continue to expand their development programme and range of services across the region.

 

 

Topical presentations were given by Claire Higgins, Chief Executive, Cross Keys Homes and John Anderson, Executive Director, Kier Living.

 

 

Chief Executive of The Housing Forum, Shelagh Grant, updated the forum on our latest work and Regional Director East of NHBC, ...

National Conference: Shelagh Grant Looks Forward to Building the Future

Date: 21/05/2018

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The central theme of our National Conference programme is connectivity – of people - of places - of ideas - of skills – and how in combination, we might shape future communities.

 

Housing projects are underway throughout the country and there is a growth trajectory with many more new communities planned. The combination of advances in technology, different techniques opening up possibilities of more land and advances in transport, particularly rail are bringing ...

Development Partnership Forum: Housing Supply & Estate Regeneration

Date: 16/05/2018

 

Housing Supply and Estate Regeneration

 

Wider diversity of housing supply is critical as housing continues to be a major political and social issue. This Development Partnership Forum will be relevant to all councils and housing associations together with partnering contractors with a major focus on Estate Regeneration and developing additional homes and for those setting up new housing companies.

 

 

The Development Partnership Forum is an initiative from The Housing Forum to bring government and industry ...

MHCLG Housing Supply Director announced as keynote speaker for 2018 National Conference

Date: 20/04/2018

 

Isobel Stephen Announced as Keynote Speaker

 

Isobel Stephen, Housing Supply Director, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), will address delegates with a keynote presentation focusing on ‘Ambitions for housing delivery – and for integrated communities’ on Wednesday 23 May at the Grange City Hotel.


Isobel has responsibility for strategy, design of programmes and relationships with the developer sector, mortgage lenders and institutional investors.


Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive ...

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

    ...

National Conference: Building the Future - Book your place

Date: 26/03/2018

 

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The National Conference is a major event in The Housing Forum’s annual programme, bringing the house building supply chain together after an exceptional year of growth and expansion in a challenging climate.

 

Our 2018 National Conference will explore the theme ‘Building the Future’; with a range of expert speakers from across the sector. Topics will include:

 

  • Leading for the future
  • Accelerating housing delivery
  • Quality & skills in modern ...

New housing supply and estate regeneration initiatives - Leeds CEO Forum, Polypipe

Date: 23/03/2016

Polypipe hosted a CEO Forum in Leeds in March to discuss new housing supply and estate regeneration initiatives, with a particular focus on the Leeds city region.

 

The conclusions of The Housing Forum are:

  • Housing associations see building – and doubling development profit from sales – as a way of overcoming revenue losses from rent reductions
  • New partnership methods offering options of 5, 10, 15 or 20 year maintenance free services can offer social landlords certainty ...

Working with the Housing and Planning Bill 2015 - CEO Forum hosted by NHBC - London

Date: 22/12/2015

In his opening remarks, Ben Derbyshire, Chair, commented that given the scale of anticipated change, The Housing Forum with its cross sector approach, will be concentrating on solutions to housing supply that can be achieved through improved collaboration. 

 

Ian Davis, NHBC, indicated that recent initiatives have made it easier to build but beyond headlines, there may not be much more additional growth as industry output is now getting close to 200,000 starts a year...

 

For ...

The Housing and Planning Bill and Local Housing Markets

Date: 05/11/2015

CEO Forum on the Housing and Planning Bill and local housing markets, hosted by Wates Living Space.

Andy Doylend of Wates gave the opening position from the perspective of Wates Living Space (WLS) on maintenance and housing construction. The focus of HAs 18 months ago was on welfare reform issues and fuel poverty and their impact on rental income and financial plans. Now the context has moved with HAs focusing on their 30 year plans and viability.

 

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A special member event with Lord Kerslake on the London Housing Commission and Superdensity – as a solution to London’s housing shortage

Date: 22/09/2015

 

Open for booking As London faces unprecedented housing challenges in supply and affordability, The Housing Forum is holding a special member event to present evidence to Lord Bob Kerslake, chair of the London Housing Commission and hear from the authors of “Superdensity-The Sequel”, how the density of housing development can be raised by the imaginative use of upper storeys and under-developed land.

 

Date: Friday 9th October 2015

 

Time: 8.30 a.m. to ...

New Politics of Housing - CEO Forum - July 2015 Hosted by NHBC

Date: 30/07/2015

 

The Housing Forum met to consider the July 2015 budget and how the Government will approach their manifesto commitments for housing supply, home ownership, welfare, efficiency and devolution.

 

In his opening remarks, Stephen Teagle highlighted the impact of these policies of future housing supply. At the heart of this agenda are incentives to accelerate planning decisions and refocus on home ownership and devolved powers.  

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