As of this April, social housing will be financed differently with local authorities taking more control via a self-financing model and housing associations depending more on the market value of their homes to raise funding for growth. Dave Lewis, head of sales at energy company npower, looks at the potential of the new financing model to stimulate a vital new era of social housing growth and construction.
A new £4.1m development of 36 eco-friendly homes for rent has been opened at Rice Lane and Springfield Place in Wallasey.
A new multi-million pound road in Carlisle has opened to the public two months ahead of schedule.
Stoke-on-Trent’s new bus station is well on its way after excavation work to create the foundations started on the 30 January.
Pyroguard FireDoor 60, the specialist fire door glazing product from CGI International, has been installed throughout the new Silverstone Wing, at the UK’s flagship racing circuit.
The sun has got his hat on and he’s heading out the door; the old song gains a less than jolly twist when it comes to the Government’s reduction in Feed-in-Tariffs (FiTs), slashed by half this month, so is that it for solar electricity’s sunny disposition? Mark Cantrell reports.
Construction starts the year in the doldrums. The Glenigan Index shows project starts had dropped by 29% year-on-year in the three months to December.