• Galliford Try wins Meridian Water contract

    25 April 2019

    Galliford Try Partnerships has fended off competition to win the first contract for Enfield LBC’s £6bn Meridian Water development.

  • Enfield to name first developer on £6bn Meridian Water project

    17 April 2019

    A developer is expected to be chosen next week to deliver the first 725 homes at Enfield LBC’s £6bn Meridian Water scheme.

  • Kara: Financial sustainability about more than just money

    12 April 2019

    The key ingredients of financial sustainability have been outlined by a senior sector figure speaking at The MJ’s Future Forum.

  • Shoring up the seaside economy

    09 April 2019

    Seaside towns offer more than just nostalgia, but if we don’t act soon, communities may be forever disadvantaged. Lord Bassam explains why the Lords’ Seaside Regeneration Select Committee went on tour and what it found.

  • Leading regeneration in coastal communities

    09 April 2019

    Great Yarmouth is one of just five ‘future places’ in England selected for a new programme to showcase and support councils with ambitious visions for shaping their areas’ futures, says Sheila Oxtoby.

  • Boosting Blackpool: the main attractions

    04 April 2019

    After the Lords select committee on seaside towns published its report on regeneration, Blackpool Council's Antony Lockley explains what his council is doing to boost the town for residents and tourists

  • Local government partnerships key to seaside town reinvention

    04 April 2019

    Councils have been urged to work with central government and LEPs to revitalise Britain’s rundown coastal communities.

  • Sunderland plans HQ move to boost town centre

    28 March 2019

    Plans to move Sunderland City Council’s civic offices in a bid to boost the town centre have been backed by the council’s cabinet.

  • Council should 'build on lessons learned' after critical review

    21 March 2019

    King’s Lynn & West Norfolk BC should ‘build on the lessons learned’ from the construction of a state-of-the-art commercial workspace, the council’s chief executive has said.

  • Barnsley hits back in battle for the high street

    20 March 2019

    David Shepherd outlines why regeneration is so important for Barnsley and its night time economy, and how the town is fighting back against the apparent ‘decline of the high street’

  • It's time for coherent joined up policies

    20 March 2019

    Lawrence Conway has one thing to ask following the Brexit outcome - and that's for a look at how national policy is put together and joined up.

  • A solid partnership was key to the new vision for Bracknell

    20 March 2019

    A ‘solid public-private partnership’ was critical to making the masterplan for Bracknell’s transformation work,  says Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker.

  • Extracting quality from the Future High Streets Fund

    19 March 2019

    Retail expert Bill Grimsey says the £675m Future High Streets Fund is welcome, but the Government is forcing the pace on bids and leaving councils without the time to put together quality schemes.

  • How not to handle an announcement

    13 March 2019

    The launch of a Stronger Towns Fund to give a boost to the Government hasn't exactly gone to plan, argues Claire Kober - instead it has been a masterclass in how not to handle a political announcement.

  • MIPIM: The frontrunner’s team checklist

    10 March 2019

    Those that can help tell the story, sell the story, capture hearts and minds, and importantly, deliver on promises will be key to MIPIM success beyond the four-day showstopper, says Marek Dobrowolski.

  • Districts are ideally placed to shape the towns of tomorrow

    27 February 2019

    As well as re-purposing town centres to create place-based experiences, district councils must also look to the future and the key role of innovation and technology, says Cllr John Fuller.

  • Private funds revive flagship Wolverhampton development

    22 February 2019

    New funders will be brought in to save Wolverhampton City Council’s ambitious £50m Westside development.

  • Matter of facts

    19 February 2019

    Preston City Council has an ethical procurement programme aimed at harnessing wealth within the city and the wider county - and a number of councils across the UK are now interested in the approach, says Tamar Reay.

  • Haringey officers in reserves warning

    18 February 2019

    Officers in Haringey LBC have warned that the Labour administration’s use of £5.5m of reserves to increase funding for children’s and adults social care is unsustainable.

  • Glasgow City Region advances at pace

    13 February 2019

    The £1.13bn Glasgow City Region City Deal is one of the largest and most advanced in the UK. Kevin Rush outlines the progress being made and how the City Deal is stimulating further growth and investment.