Public Property

MPs call for deadline for asbestos removal

21/04/2022
Asbestos should be removed from all public and commercial buildings within 40 years, MPs have argued today.

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Middlesbrough Council purchases £12m shopping centre

12/01/2022

Middlesbrough Council has acquired a multi-million-pound shopping centre as part of a drive to secure the town centre's long-term future.

Thousands of new air filters to be installed in schools

04/01/2022

An extra 7,000 air purifiers will be installed across schools to protect face-to-face education and minimise disruption.

New building renovation framework to support local authorities

14/12/2021

A new framework to help local authorities meet net zero targets through building renovation has been published.

Newcastle to be new home of 9,000 HMRC staff

24/11/2021

Newcastle city centre is to be the new home for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the North East, the city council has confirmed.

County commits £12.8m to decarbonise its buildings

11/11/2021

Suffolk County Council will invest £12.8m to reduce the carbon produced by hundreds of its buildings.

Council breaches Home Standard after missing safety inspections

28/10/2021

Norwich City Council failed to carry out inspections relating to fire, electrical, asbestos and water safety, causing the potential for 'serious detriment to tenants'.

Budget 2021: £24bn multi-year housing settlement

27/10/2021

The chancellor has today announced £11.5bn to build up to 180,000 new affordable homes, calling it the largest cash injection in more than a decade.

London boroughs agree retrofitting housing plan

15/10/2021

A new plan to upgrade all housing stock in the capital has been agreed by all the London boroughs.

Plans for new children's hospital submitted to Cambridge City Council

12/10/2021

Plans for the first dedicated children’s hospital in the East of England have been submitted to Cambridge City Council.

Nearly 2,000 swimming pools at risk of closure by end of decade, report warns

22/09/2021

Almost 2,000 public swimming pools could be lost by the end of the decade unless ageing facilities are replaced or refurbished, a report has warned today.

Green homes 'revolution' would give £9.8bn boost to UK economy, report argues

21/09/2021

A new strategy to decarbonise the UK's housing stock could create up to 138,600 new jobs and boost the economy by £9.8bn by 2030, according to a new report.

Councils call for £1bn investment for ageing sport facilities

16/09/2021

Council leaders are calling for the spending review to include £1bn to modernise sport facilities, after warning nearly two-thirds of the leisure estate is past its replacement date.

Welsh Government doubles spending for low carbon social homes

05/08/2021

The Welsh Government has doubled its spending on social housing for rent in order to deliver 20,000 new low carbon homes.

Second round of schools rebuilding programme announced

19/07/2021

A further 50 schools have been confirmed for the second round of the Prime Minister’s rebuilding programme.

Scottish councils to receive £3.2bn housing grant

19/07/2021

Councils in Scotland will receive a 20% uplift in grant funding for affordable homes over the next five years.

Right to Buy-back fund launched

13/07/2021

London boroughs are to receive funding to purchase former council homes on the private market.

Bill aimed at improving safety standards for high-rise buildings published

05/07/2021

A new Bill aimed at strengthening safety standards for the construction of high-rise buildings will be published today four years after the Grenfell Tower fire.

Welsh council to end property joint venture

30/06/2021

Powys County Council has decided to end its joint venture with Kier and bring housing and building maintenance services back in-house.

More than a thousand school buildings to share £483m investment

23/06/2021

Schools in the North East and North West will receive the biggest share of funding to improve school buildings.

Boroughs call for ‘fit for purpose’ fire safety regime

15/06/2021

London boroughs marked the fourth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire yesterday by calling on the Government to put in place a fire safety regime that is ‘fit for purpose’.

Councils to set priorities for First Homes scheme

04/06/2021

Councils will be able to set a ‘local connection test’ to give priority to people such as key workers.

Wolverhampton's i9 selected to house MHCLG's Midlands base

28/05/2021

Two floors of Wolverhampton’s new i9 office building will be home to the first ministerial department outside of London, it has been announced.

Shared ownership reforms could lead to loss of affordable homes, providers warn

19/05/2021

Proposed reforms of the shared ownership regime may result in a loss of affordable homes due to the increased administration and costs for social housing providers and local authorities.

Government consults on new £2bn developer tax

30/04/2021

The Government has launched a consultation into a new residential developer tax to help towards the cost of removing unsafe cladding.

Pilot phase launched for government-backed 'value toolkit'

29/04/2021

The Construction Innovation Hub has launched the pilot phase for its 'Value Toolkit', designed to drive better social, environmental, and economic outcomes in the built environment.

Schools to share £1.8bn for building repairs

27/04/2021

Funding to repair and maintain schools in England has increased by 20% this year to almost £1.8bn.

Housing Ombudsman launches damp and mould investigation

14/04/2021

The Housing Ombudsman has launched an investigation after a review of data revealed a high rate of maladministration on cases involving damp and mould.

Majority of new homes classed as energy efficient, figures reveal

07/04/2021

The majority of new homes in England are in the most energy efficient bands, according to the latest official figures.

Councils to receive £30m to boost provision of Changing Places toilets

04/03/2021

Councils in England will be able to bid for a share of £30m to install Changing Places toilets in existing buildings under new Government funding.

Council plans England’s first sewage-powered heating scheme

26/02/2021

Plans to heat more than 2,000 homes using energy recovered from the sewage treatment process have been unveiled by Kingston Council.

Homes England acquires Harrogate sites to build over 800 houses

23/02/2021

Homes England has acquired two development sites in Harrogate in a move that the national housing agency hopes will unlock land for over 800 new family homes.

Social housing sector calls for guidance to meet sustainability targets

16/02/2021

Nine in 10 social housing construction professionals believe the sector is in urgent need of new Government guidelines if it is going to meet sustainability targets, a new survey has revealed.

UK set for first hydrogen homes

16/02/2021

The UK’s first homes with appliances fuelled entirely by hydrogen will be built in Gateshead this April.

Over £5bn raised through sale of surplus public land

08/02/2021

The Government has exceeded its target of raising £5bn by 2020 through the sale of surplus public sector land by almost £200m.

First 50 schools chosen for £1bn rebuilding programme

05/02/2021

The first 50 schools to receive £1bn funding under the Government's School Rebuilding Programme have been announced.

Government launches £30m fire alarm fund

01/02/2021

Residents living in high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding can now get financial support from the Government to help them buy fire alarms.

All social high-rise buildings take action on dangerous cladding

22/01/2021

All social housing towers have had unsafe cladding removed - or have work underway - government figures have revealed.

New homes will need to reduce emissions by at least 75% by 2025

20/01/2021

All new buildings will have to meet tough new energy efficiency standards under plans published by the Government.

MPs savage abandoned £192m housing scheme

08/12/2020

A £192m affordable housing programme that failed to deliver any homes has been labelled ‘deplorable’ by the Public Accounts Committee.

Hundreds of local authority owned pools will stay closed

02/12/2020

Around 200 council-owned pools will remain closed following the second lockdown, new research has revealed.

Charity calls for new standards for accessible housing

18/11/2020

A charity for elderly people is calling for national building standards to be raised to be ‘accessible and adaptable’ as a minimum baseline as a new survey reveals there is a shortage of accessible housing.

Derbyshire councils commit to fitting sprinklers in schools

11/11/2020

Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council have both signed a Statement of Intent committing to fit sprinklers and the right fire safety measures in new and refurbished schools.

Thousands of social homes to be decarbonised in Wales

06/11/2020

The Welsh Government has committed £10m to upgrade the energy efficiency of at least 1,000 existing social homes.

Two-thirds of school rated ‘poor’ for fire protection measures

05/11/2020

Two-thirds of schools have ‘poor’ fire protection with 40 schools a month hit by fire last year, a new study has revealed.

Mayor confirms relocation of City Hall

03/11/2020

The Greater London Authority will relocate to Royal Docks next year saving £61m over five years, the mayor has confirmed.

London boroughs call for £115m to retrofit energy inefficient buildings

03/11/2020

Local authorities in London are calling on the Government to ‘secure London’s environmental and economic future’ by increasing funding for councils to retrofit energy inefficient buildings.

Housing-with-care is 'critically low', report warns

22/10/2020

The UK has an ‘acute’ lack of housing-with-care for older people, a report has warned.

Oldham Council buys shopping centre to 'kickstart' town centre recovery

20/10/2020

Oldham Council has bought the Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre to provide a catalyst for town centre recovery.

Calls to invest £900m in ‘transitional supported housing’

15/10/2020

The Government has been urged to invest £900m to ensure the UK’s most ‘invisible’ vulnerable people have access to supported housing by a think tank.

Housebuilders call to raise threshold for affordable homes

15/10/2020

Raising the affordable homes threshold would help boost smaller developments, the National Federation of Builders (NFB) has argued.

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