'new development partnerships'
Partnership Working Never More Important
How does the housing industry manage the implications of suspension of works in response to the current public health crisis; which current actions will best assist the resumption of work and where should longer term stimulus to the market be applied to best effect?
Around the sector, the picture is mixed; volume house builders have generally closed sites with some exceptions. Design and build contracts for housing associations ...
MIPIM Seminar: New Life for Older English Towns
Wednesday 11 March 2020 (09:30 – 11:00 CET)
Radisson Blu Hotel, 2 Boulevard du Midi, Cannes, France
Housing can breathe new life into older towns and cities and help restore activities in many fine older civic buildings as the retail offer often struggles.
At our annual MIPIM seminar, members will hear about schemes and projects from around the country followed by a facilitated Q & A and audience ...
The Housing Forum is writing to all main party candidates standing in the General Election in England, urging them to place quality house building at the heart of their political agenda.
Addressing politicians representing Conservative, Labour and the Liberal Democrats, a manifesto issued by The Housing Forum sets out the steps necessary to solve the country’s housing crisis.
Titled “A Quality Home for All”, the manifesto calls for an effective ...
Quality in construction is hindered by ambiguity in standards and regulations, issues accessing skills and talent and a history of fragmentation. This was some of the feedback from The Housing Forum’s Quality Counts Conference, hosted in London on 13 November.
Opened by Stephen Teagle, chair of The Housing Forum, the event focused on how to deliver quality consistently in the housing sector.
Making Quality Count
The first session, Making ...
Our members believe that achieving quality is the number one issue in housing today, demonstrated in our latest members' survey which showed that build quality was the priority, closely followed by design quality.
Our industry is often regarded as fragmented, which is why it's important that all involved -from beginning to end- commit to quality.
And the industry also needs to look at how quality is maintained long after the initial build. Our challenge for ...
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 ...
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'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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...