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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Review: Launch of MMC Guide for Affordable Housing Developers

Date: 11/08/2019

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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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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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 ...

Innovation Forum: Delivering Social Value through Partnerships

Date: 27/08/2018

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

 

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

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, ...

CEO Forum: Shaping the future – The Midlands Housing Offer

Date: 26/10/2016

 

 

 

CEOs of The Housing Forum member organisations met in Birmingham on 21st September 2016 to discuss shaping the future for the Midlands housing offer. Focus was on how to improve quality in construction and ensure that shared ownership and other tenures can be built out commercially – even if the market fluctuates.

 

The conclusions of the Forum are:

 

  • Particularly in times of uncertainty joint ventures offer a good basis for the long-term
  • Shared ...

New solutions to housing supply - CEO Forum hosted by NHBC - London

Date: 27/01/2016

The Housing Forum, in conjunction with NHBC, hosted a CEO Forum to discuss new approaches to meeting the Government's ambitious housing targets through greater supply, with speakers Stephen Teagle, John Knevett and Tina Barndard.

In his opening remarks, Stephen Teagle, Managing Director Affordable Housing and Regeneration at Galliford Try, commented that this country faces a serious and enduring supply deficit in housing. The Housing Forum has established a new working group on this central ...

Housing and West Midlands Devolution - CEO Forum hosted by Wates Living Space - Walsall

Date: 19/01/2016

The Combined Authority proposed for the West Midlands will bring the seven West Midlands Metropolitan local authorities together with the aim of increasing economic output and setting service delivery to reflect priorities at a local level.

 

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) for the area are in the process of preparing amalgamated plans for jobs and growth into a Super Strategic Economic Plan (SSEP).

 

The future Combined Authority could form a consortium or could create a ...

Growth of Housing in Cambridge - CEO Forum hosted by calfordseaden

Date: 28/10/2015

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

 

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

Funds for South West Housing Regeneration - topical debate in the South West - just released

Date: 08/06/2015

On the day of the Queen's speech announcing a new Housing Bill, The Housing Forum focussed on the challenges for funding for housing regeneration in the South West at a time of increasing devolution to major industrial cities.  Read more