Third phase of £700m Manchester development approved

The third phase of a new 1,117-home project in Salford, Greater Manchester, has been given the green light by the local authority. It is the latest phase of Middlewood Locks, a 25-acre, mixed-use development from joint venture FairBriar International – a partnership between developer Scarborough International Properties, Chinese firm Hualing Group and Singapore-listed developer Metro. This section of the development

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Housebuilder disrupter gains net-zero certification

Modular housing start-up Etopia Group has had its offsite approach to housebuilding certified as carbon neutral. The housebuilder partnered with non-profit organisation One Carbon World to assess the environmental impact of its approach, with unavoidable emissions offset in order to achieve full carbon neutrality. As a result, it has been awarded One Carbon World’s ‘Carbon Neutral International Standard’ kitemark. The

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Councils call for support to build 100,000 new homes a year

Local authority leaders have called for a housebuilding programme of 100,000 social homes per year to help drive a “post-pandemic building boom”. In a new report, the Local Government Association (LGA) also said councils should havemore power in the planning and decision-making stages of residential schemes. It recommended bringing forward and increasing the £12bn extension of the Affordable Homes Programme

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Vistry secures 900-homes deal with Homes England

Vistry has bought two sites from Homes England to deliver 935 homes. The firm has agreed to develop 335 homes on 11 hectares of land in Sandymoor, Cheshire. This will include 100 affordable apartments which will be delivered in partnership with Halton Housing Trust. Homes England said it had “flexed its investment muscles” by utilising a grant from its affordable

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MJ Gleeson set for £100m drop in turnover

MJ Gleeson is preparing for a £100m drop in revenue due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis. The housebuilder expects to record revenue of £145m for the year to 30 June 2020, compared to last year’s turnover of £249.9m, despite having an order book of £135.2m against £87.6m from the year before. The company has restarted construction work on

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