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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
We are delighted to announce Howden UK have joined The Housing Forum.
Howden UK is a leading independent insurance intermediary and part of Hyperion, a global insurance group comprised of broking, underwriting and digital delivery divisions.
The team at Howden UK join The Housing Forum’s growing membership of 150+ like-minded organisations and businesses from across the public and private sector, championing collaboration and innovation in construction to improve ...
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
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 ...
The Housing Forum is delighted to be joining forces with the CIH SE International Group to offer a study tour of one of the world’s greenest cities.
16 - 18 October 2019
One of the greenest cities in the world with a record of sustainable housing development, Freiburg is a must visit destination for those interested in how we develop places and homes to meet the challenges of climate change, affordability, health and wellbeing.
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 & ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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.
New Housing Forum Older People’s Housing Working Group established with support from leading members to tackle the future market challenges
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 live into their 80’s. How to make this a happy and productive time of life can create real challenges for individuals and for ...
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 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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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, ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Earlier this year, the government’s Social Housing Green Paper called for a review of the Decent Homes Standard, to consider whether it is demanding enough.
The guiding principle of the review is that homes should be safe and decent. The government also indicated it would consider the outcome of consultation on its Clean Growth Strategy about whether the energy performance of social homes should be upgraded to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2030.
This popular annual event for members provides an opportunity to reflect on progress in the sector over the past year and to catch up with colleagues from member organisations.
In particular we'll: consider the political landscape as the Brexit horizon moves ever closer, examine the possibilities offered by the Building in Quality collaboration between RIBA, CIOB and RICS and hear from member experts on the latest developments in sustainability and energy efficiency as we ...
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 ...
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.
Delegates from across the housing supply chain joined Osborne at their offices in Surrey earlier this month to gain an invaluable insight into delivering social value through partnerships.
This Forum explored what ‘social value’ is, why it matters, and how it can be measured, in addition to practical examples of how to achieve social impact through partnerships and early engagement.
Delegates were also equipped with knowledge of how to best build Social ...
It’s just over a year since I joined The Housing Forum and time to reflect on the changes we've seen in housing and construction in that time and the way the Forum has responded to and influenced that change.
I joined the week following the disaster at Grenfell. The aftermath dominated my first year at the Forum. We are a cross-sector membership organisation and people from all sections of the supply chain were deeply shocked and saddened, but also understood it was a ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, 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, ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 ...
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 ...
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.
“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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
60 leaders of housing and regeneration attended the inaugural Development Partnership Forum for the North.
Development Partnership Forums bring central and local government and industry together to share best practice and support new entrants into housing development. These Forums are a highly relevant initiative as government looks to accelerate and increase house building and address issues of quality.
This Forum covered the final report on Local Authority Direct ...
The Housing Forum begins 2017 working with DCLG and GLA discussing the Estate Regeneration National Strategy and the London Mayor’s Good Practice Guide at the Estate Regeneration Forum 19th January.
Councils, developers and consultants will discuss what matters most for residents in the process, finance and design of estate regeneration.
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 ...
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...