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Quality Counts Autumn Conference on 13 November

Date: 16/09/2019

 

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Quality continues to be a major challenge to our industry and levels of performance must be raised for our customers, for safety and for legacy.

 

The Housing Forum is holding a dedicated autumn conference to identify actions to commit to quality throughout the supply chain. The theme of this conference is at the heart of one of the key pledges of The Housing Forum.

 

We will be welcoming 80 delegates who will hear from high profile speakers covering key themes such ...

The Housing Forum's 10-point Manifesto for Housing

Date: 13/09/2019

 

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Chair of The Housing Forum, Stephen Teagle will be visiting the Lib Dem political party conferences this year to present the Housing Forum’s manifesto for housing to policy-makers and politicians.

 

The Housing Forum will be making representations to all parties as we seek to increase both the supply and quality of new homes. We are the only cross-sector, industry-wide organisation that represents the entire housing supply chain as the representative ...

Lovell Partnerships Join The Housing Forum

Date: 21/08/2019

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We are delighted to announce Lovell Partnerships, London has joined The Housing Forum.

 

Lovell is a leading provider of partnership housing with over 45 years’ experience. With offices across the UK, Lovell provides a comprehensive range of services and can offer a full range of options for partners.

 

Lovell is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK regeneration and construction group with revenue of c£2.8 billion and which operates through six ...

The Housing Forum's Hackitt Consultation Response

Date: 31/07/2019

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Thank you to all Housing Forum members and Board members who contributed to The Housing Forum’s response to the Government’s consultation on ‘Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system’ and to Trowers and Hamlins for a helpful summary and overview.

 

We have long recognised that this is an important issue for organisations involved in the design, procurement and construction delivery of projects and welcome ...

Brighton: Hackitt Implementation and Diversity

Date: 15/03/2019

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The Housing Forum provided a quality start to the Brighton conference in early March with popular sessions examining topical themes in the sector.


Partnering with Willmott Dixon and Women in Social Housing (WISH), the two events respectively explored organisational response to the outcomes of the Hackitt report, and the benefits of diversifying the workplace across the sector.

 

 

Delivering Better Safer Homes - The implications of Hackitt implementation for ...

UK Construction Week 2018: Stopping Building Failures

Date: 25/09/2018

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The Housing Forum is delighted to be presenting the findings of our influential report ‘Stopping Building Failures’ at UK Construction Week 2018 (UKCW).


The co-chairs of the working group responsible for the report, Andy Tookey, Managing Director at Baily Garner and Nigel Ostime, Project Delivery Director at Hawkins Brown, will be joined by Austen Reid, Group Director of Development at Clarion and Katie Saunders, Partner at Trowers & Hamlins to discuss how the ...

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, ...

Stopping Building Failures Report Launched

Date: 25/05/2018

 

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“The sector’s inability to deliver consistent quality is at the heart of all building failures”

 

Drawing on expertise from across the sector The Housing Forum is launching a new report and best practice guide – “Stopping Building Failures” aimed at providing a practical response to the “deep flaws in the current system” identified by Dame Judith Hackitt in her report Building a Safer Future.

 

Stopping Building ...

'Stopping Building Failures' Set to Launch

Date: 09/05/2018

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Our highly anticipated report, 'Stopping Building Failures: How a Collaborative Approach can Improve Quality and Workmanship', is set to be launched next week in London.

 

Co-chaired by Andy Tookey, Managing Director at Baily Garner and Nigel Ostime, Delivery Director Hawkins\Brown, the working group responsible for the report draws directly from the expertise of our member organisations - commercially successful businesses who employ thousands of staff and contribute ...

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 ...

New £18m fund to speed up house building

Date: 11/11/2016

 

 

 

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has announced a new £18million fund to accelerate house building in order to provide thousands of new homes where people will want to live.

 

From 11 November 2016 councils are able to bid for a share of the ‘capacity fund’ which is created to tackle planning issues that can cause delays and prevent builders from getting on site and starting work quickly.

 

The £18million will help accelerate delivery of up ...

Health & Wellbeing in Homes event in Manchester

Date: 12/10/2016

 

 

On 10th October PRP, The Housing Forum, and UK-GBC hosted a successful and well-attended event on the topic ‘Health and Wellbeing in Homes’ in Manchester. Following the successful launch of UK-GBC’s “Health and Wellbeing in Homes” report earlier this year, this event provided an overview of the evidence linking design features in the home and neighbourhood to better health and wellbeing outcomes for residents.

 

Our guests were from a wide ...

Working Group "Building Homes for the Future" Manchester | 6th May 2015

Date: 13/04/2015

 

Our Working Group "Building Homes for the Future" will take place in Manchester on 6th May. The Working Group is chaired by Philip Pamment of PRP and is still open for new members to join. This meeting will include a panel session on “The local authority role as enabler and developer of new homes” and also feature a presentation from Paul Beardmore, Director of Housing, Manchester City Council . The current agenda is available here.


For those who have not attended a ...

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Our member PRP hosts seminar "Local authorities as developers – sharing experiences"

Date: 06/02/2015

 

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Our member PRP and property consultant GVA are jointly hosting a follow up to the seminar from last year regarding housing development by Local Authorities post-HRA reform. 

The follow up seminar will be targeting outer London Boroughs and will focus on the themes of using their assets to develop new homes and estate renewal on lower density estates. It will cover viability modelling, funding options, delivery vehicles, private sector appetite, ...

The Housing Forum...and why you need to be part of us...

Date: 01/01/2015

Shelagh Grant is Chief Executive of The Housing Forum

 

The scale of the housing shortage in Britain today dwarfs the capacity of housing organisations to build at scale on their own.

 

The Housing Forum was set up in different times to bring all parts of the housing industry together and to drive up standards and outputs through innovation, ensuring quality was central to the process of housebuilding and renovation.

 

This is best delivered through collaboration, and learning ...

The Housing Forum's Call for Action "More Homes, Better Homes" - Launched December 2014

Date: 01/12/2014

 

Britain urgently needs a new strategy to build more homes, invest in the existing housing stock and overcome a capacity and skills deficit that is threatening to create a barrier to increasing supply. But we must ensure that increasing output is not at the detriment of quality. If we are to leave a lasting legacy for future generations, we must innovate to drive the highest standard of design and performance in new and existing homes.

 

Though housing is clearly high up the ...

Wolfson prize : Shared Themes for 21st Century Communities

Date: 10/10/2014

The Forum are pleased to host a special event to explore the common themes arising from the Wolfson entries - and how these ideas and concepts could impact on future large scale housing developments

 

  • Winning entry  - Uxcester -URBED – Dr Nicholas Falk, URBED
  • Runner Up - Hoo Peninsular, Kent -Shelter with PRP - Andy von Bradsky, PRP and Toby Lloyd, Shelter
  • Finalist- Maidstone - Chris Blundell

Open to members and supporters of The Housing Forum.

For further information and ...

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