'affordable housing'

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 ...

Blog: Exploding MMC Myths - Public Procurement

Date: 28/10/2019

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Exploding the myths: public procurement, structures and MMC – part one

 

Since the promotion of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) as a way of meeting housing demand, many myths have arisen. Fears over a lack of quality, difficulty in securing finance, and confusion over contracts, have all been cited as problems.

 

Many within the industry have accepted these issues as facts. But this isn’t the case. Katie Saunders, David Cordery and Rebecca Rees from ...

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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Review: Launch of MMC Guide for Affordable Housing Developers

Date: 15/10/2019

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Launch of The Housing Forum’s MMC Guide for Affordable Housing Developers

 

 

“Modern Methods of Construction – the key to increasing the supply of affordable homes in the UK”

 

 

Last month, we hosted a breakfast briefing in London to launch MMC for Affordable Housing Developers – a guide to overcoming the hurdles associated with modern methods of construction (MMC).

 

It aims to bust the myths associated with ...

Local Council Housebuilding Practitioners Panel - Southampton

Date: 01/10/2019

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About The Housing Forum's Local Council Housebuilding Practitioners Panel

 

The Housing Forum is a national network of organisations involved in the commissioning, design and building of affordable homes.

 

We have welcomed the opportunities for local councils to become direct providers of new homes and as The Housing Forum is committed to collaboration and sharing of best practice, we are working with Foot Anstey at this event to develop a programme of practical ...

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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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 ...

Annual Members Survey Now Open

Date: 04/09/2019

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Have your say!

 

The Housing Forum’s annual membership survey is now open.

 

Our membership is at the heart of what we do and your valuable feedback helps us to plan our activities and improve our ways of working.

 

We want to continue to relate, listen and engage with members to ensure our programme and services remains topical and relevant in this ever-changing climate. By completing the survey and sharing your views, you can influence the future content ...

Book your place | Development Partnership Forum Yorkshire: Building Homes for Growth

Date: 27/08/2019

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The Housing Forum is holding its next Development Partnership Forum in the Leeds City Region. It will be relevant to all working on house building and regeneration in Yorkshire and the North, focusing on Building Homes for Growth.

 

The Forum will cover Housing Partnership Policy and a case study featuring Dewsbury Riverside Delivering 4,000 New Homes, as well as a walking tour before concluding with a networking lunch.

 

Date and Time:

 

Friday 20 September ...

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 ...

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 ...

Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission publishes interim report

Date: 09/07/2019

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MHCLG Press Release:

 

Make “places not just homes” and transform retail parks into thriving communities, says Commission

 

 

  • Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission publishes interim report.

  • Retail parks and supermarkets could be turned into new ‘mixed’ developments for communities, says report.

  • Calls for great weight on securing beauty in the planning system, for communities to be given an early and more effective voice in ...

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 | Join us for Breakfast at the MMC Stage

Date: 17/06/2019

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The Housing Forum will shortly be launching our latest Working Group Report – “MMC for Affordable Housing Developers”.  This guide to design, procurement and delivery of smart construction is aimed at busting some of the myths about MMC and providing good practice advice on how to adopt it.

 

Date: Wednesday 26 June, 8:20 - 9:00

 

Speakers will include:

 

  • Dave Sheridan, CEO, Ilke Homes
  • Katie Saunders and David Cordery, Trowers & ...

Quarterly Newsletter: June 2019

Date: 12/06/2019

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

 

Our June newsletter includes:

 

  • Housing 2019 
  • New Chair Announcement
  • Upcoming Forums
  • Working Group Updates
  • Forum Outputs
  • Affordable Housing Commission
  • Freiburg Study Tour
  • Members in the Spotlight

 

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Innovation Forum: Decarbonising Housing Stock

Date: 03/06/2019

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The drive for sustainable homes and communities is a top priority, with the Government accelerating the shift to a clean economy, building on the industrial strategy, clean growth strategy, future homes standard and 25-year Environmental Plan.

 

Taking place on Friday 5 July during London Climate Action Week, this seminar, in conjunction with Switch2, will look at the key issues of sustainability for housing and will consider:

 

  • Clean economic growth and the requirement ...

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 ...

Quality Beyond Hackitt: The Affordable Housing Group

Date: 08/05/2019

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Hear from Jim Martin and technical experts on 'Quality Beyond Hackitt' - including an examination of the Mayor of London’s Zero Defect Charter and the work the G15 have commissioned on “After Care” at our upcoming Affordable Housing Group event on Wednesday 22 May.

 

The Housing Forum and NHBC host a biannual Affordable Housing Group event for the housing and construction industry. The free-to-attend event is an opportunity for delegates to update their ...

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, ...

Video: Shelagh Grant Discusses FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract with Professor David Mosey

Date: 22/03/2019

 

Major construction and engineering projects the world over face the challenge of bringing multiple consultants, contractors and specialists together to integrate their work, services and supplies.

 

There are great opportunities not only to reduce disputes but also to improve economic and social value through new contract relationships that integrate team members and that embed learning from one project to another.

 

In response to these challenges, experts in the Centre of ...

Programme Announced for Development Partnership Forum - Building Resilience, Raising Quality … and Brexit?

Date: 21/03/2019

 

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Hear from Richard Jones of Arcadis on his well-informed assessment of the continuing uncertainty and 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:

  • Professor Janice Morphet’s up to date findings on new house building by local councils
  • GLA’s approach to land intensification for housing development
  • An in-depth examination of Clarion’s ...

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 ...

Get Your Brighton Off to a Quality start with The Housing Forum

Date: 05/02/2019

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Get your Brighton off to a quality start with two events from The Housing Forum on Wednesday 6 March. As well as hearing from leaders across the sector discuss and debate important topics, you'll be able to catch up with members of The Housing Forum and invited guests.

 

 

Delivering Better, Safer Homes: Implications of Hackitt Implementation for Quality

 

Panel Debate: Wednesday 6 March (09:30 - 11:00)
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Kings Road, ...

Video: Shelagh Grant Discusses Quality at the 2018 Energy Summit

Date: 17/01/2019

 

At a recent event, The Housing Forum partnered with long-standing members Worcester Bosch in a bid to tackle future challenges relating to quality construction and heat provision in the UK amongst housing professionals.

 

Featuring key speakers from across the housing and construction industry, attendees of the Housing Forum’s Energy Summit event discussed where energy might sit amongst a drive towards quality and sustainable housing and ambitious construction targets.

...

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 ...

Programme of Member Events 2019

Date: 02/01/2019

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The Housing Forum is delighted to announce its programme of membership events and activites in 2019. 

 

Looking forward to the year ahead, Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive of The Housing Forum, outlines what's in store over the next 12 months:

 

'The Housing Forum's unique position is our cross-sector status and our essential offer in in partnership working. We plan to nurture this with a full programme of event in 2019.

 

'Our National Conference in May will ...

The Housing Forum's 2018 Yearbook

Date: 10/12/2018

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We are delighted to announce the launch of The Housing Forum’s annual Yearbook; showcasing the Forum’s achievements in 2018, and previewing our plans for 2019.

 

Launched at The Housing Forum’s Members Morning event on Friday 7 December at The Goldsmiths’ Centre, the Yearbook provides a detailed summary of how the Forum has influenced the housing agenda during a transformative year for the sector.

 

Chairman of The Housing Forum, and Architectural ...

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 ...

Consultation Response: Social Housing Green Paper

Date: 19/11/2018

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“A new deal for social housing”

 


Green Paper from MHCLG August 2018

Consultation period to 6 November 2018

 

Selected questions for response set out in bold

 

Chapter 1- Ensuring homes are safe and decent

 

1. Are there any changes to what constitutes a Decent Home that we should consider?

 

The introduction of the Decent Homes Standard made a significant difference to the quality of existing stock. However, the component based approach does ...

Review: Energy Summit- Building a Sustainable Future

Date: 15/11/2018

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Housing Professionals Debate the Future of UK Energy at Worcester’s Head Quarters
 
At a recent event, The Housing Forum partnered with long-standing members Worcester Bosch in a bid to tackle future challenges relating to quality construction and heat provision in the UK amongst housing professionals. 
 
Featuring key speakers from across the housing and construction industry, attendees of the Housing Forum’s Energy Summit event discussed where energy might sit ...

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.

 

...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Innovation Forum: Quality Homes through Off-Site Manufacture

Date: 20/08/2018

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As the housing industry is increasing its output of off-site manufactured homes, this Innovation Forum will hear Homes England’s perspective and through a case study will cover how the Kingspan TEK system quickly brought energy efficient quality homes to a community housing project.

 

Innovation Forum events showcase innovation in the development or application of new products. These events can provide an understanding of product innovation and its potential ...

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 ...

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 ...

CIH Housing 2018: Visit us in Manchester

Date: 15/06/2018

 

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The Housing Forum will be making the most of CIH Housing 2018 from Tuesday 26-Thursday 28 June. 

 

We are hosting two thought leadership sessions at the conference, supporting the MHCLG Design Quality Seminar and exhibiting at stand B12.

 

We are delighted to provide complimentary exhibition passes to Housing 2018. Please follow the link below to register. This registration will provide access to all sessions listed below.

 

Register for free exhibition ...

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, ...

"The Best Ever Housing Forum National Conference"

Date: 24/05/2018

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Over 175 senior executives from across the housing and construction sector attended our sold out National Conference: #BuildingTheFuture on Wednesday 23rd May in London. 

 

Attendees at the conference enjoyed a full programme of expert speakers from across government and industry, followed by a walking tour around schemes surrounding the former Olympic site by Queen Elizabeth Park.

 

Feedback from attendees illustrated the value of the day with a range of ...

Regional Forum for Kent and the South East

Date: 23/03/2018
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Ashford welcomes 60 delegates for February’s Regional Forum

 

Tracey Kerly, Chief Executive, Ashford Borough Council opened the February Forum and welcomed over 60 delegates from across the housing and construction sector.

 

Ashford’s housing offer has increased substantially in recent years and the council has played a vital role in the improvement of infrastructure and place which has helped this success.

 

The Forum also heard more from Professor ...

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 ...

Announcement of support for home building

Date: 07/10/2016

 

 

  

The Housing Forum welcomes the announcement of additional funding to support the Home Building Fund and the introduction of the Accelerated Construction Fund announced by the Chancellor and Communities Minister this week.

  

The funds will provide £1bn of development finance for 25,000 homes this Parliament and up to £2bn for longer term delivery. The Accelerated Construction Fund has also been announced to support building on Government land, ...

Housing and The Government’s Spending Review 2015 - Hosted by Kier in London

Date: 16/12/2015

The CEO Forum, "Housing and the Government's Spending Review" was chaired by John Anderson, Kier Living.  

 

Read the full report and conclusions 

Collaborating for value: CEO Forum hosted by Baily Garner in Birmingham

Date: 18/11/2015

The Forum was chaired by Tim Bush of Baily Garner, one of the leading interdisciplinary construction consultancy providers to the housing sector. The topic for this Forum was Collaborating for value: Reassessing Development Plans with 1% rent reductions, and focussed on the public rented sector; it is clear that there are regional differences with housing associations in the south identifying proposals to increase revenue through sales but such opportunities being very limited north of ...

More Homes for London – response to the London Housing Commission

Date: 12/10/2015

 

More Homes for London- a special members Housing Forum event with Lord Bob Kerslake, Chair of the London Housing Commission and featuring the four member and authors of “Superdensity The Sequel" took place on Friday 9th October. 

 

Lord Bob Kerslake, chair of the London Housing Commission set out the objectives – to examine how to double housing output in London and maintain this over a period of time as if this is not addressed, there will be a serious economic ...

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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Building Homes- The Bigger Picture : Conference Highlights

Date: 14/07/2015

 

  

 

How to build more homes? This was the first question raised and responded to by Tim Wates – who urged that infrastructure in towns had to be improved when new homes are planned.

 

 

Tim Wates- Chairman- Wates Developments

 

David Lunts raised issues of the challenges for affordable homes in London where capital values are ten times higher than in Birmingham.

 

 

         

David Lunts, Executive ...

A Housing Dividend from Devolution- topical debate in Leeds CEO Forum- just released

Date: 28/06/2015

 

Devolution to northern cities and their economic hinterland is part of the Government’s legislative programme.

 

The Housing Forum met to consider the impact on housing prospects in Leeds and Yorkshire. Keith Exford’s view on the course of devolution is that it is unstoppable; with some commentators saying that the level of devolved powers proposed does not go far enough.

 

Read more  about this CEO Forum that took place in Leeds ...