Capita to retain some Barnet contracts
Barnet LBC is to leave some outsourced services in the hands of Capita despite concerns over quality.
Giant observation wheel sought by Scarborough
Scarborough BC is looking to add a giant ‘observation wheel’ to the resort’s attractions.
Extra borrowing request after restoration costs rise
Stockton-on-Tees BC councillors will be asked next week to approve an extra £6.5m borrowing after costs for the restoration of a live entertainment venue increased.
A shared passion for regeneration in Salford
Ten years ago, the English Cities Fund and Salford City Council submitted a plan for a scheme that would change the skyline of Salford, Greater Manchester and leave a vital legacy. Phil Mayall and Jim Taylor tell the story of the partnership.
Regeneration schemes need to be about more than bricks and mortar
Damian White outlines how Havering Council's joint venture housing regeneration scheme for 3,000 new homes will deliver social value through increased investment in local SMEs, education, training and skills.
We’re making Slough a springboard for the UK
Centre for Cities research has identified Slough as the second largest contributor to UK GDP after London. Josie Wragg outlines how a strategic property partnership has been central to a long-term plan to transform the town
Reimagining Leeds’ hub regeneration
Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan (LISM), is one example of how a city council is taking a forward-thinking approach, says Jamie Kerr.
Council makes ‘radical move’ to buy town centre
Knowsley MBC has made an offer to buy Kirkby town centre in what it describes as a ‘radical move’.
Birmingham unveils plans to build thousands of homes in next decade
Birmingham City Council’s housebuilding company has announced plans to build almost 3,000 new homes by 2029.
Homes England strikes multi-million pound deal with Japanese housebuilder
Japan’s biggest housebuilder has moved into the UK market after striking a £90m deal with Homes England and regeneration firm Urban Splash.
Why we need to start talking about town centre regeneration
Strong local leadership is needed to ensure that the transformation required to create vibrant town centres is one which benefits the wider community, says Tim Reade of CIPFA.
Square Mile to borrow for the first time in decades
City of London Council could borrow more than £1bn over the next three years through its local government arm and endowment fund.
Enfield’s world class development plan
By retaining control of the £6bn Meridian Water project, Enfield LBC will be able to ensure it meets the needs of residents – speeding up delivery of new jobs and homes, writes Sarah Cary
Celebrations as Balfour Beatty takes on £26m project
Balfour Beatty’s appointment to overhaul Union Terrace Gardens has been described as a ‘moment of celebration’ by Aberdeen City Council.
Galliford Try wins Meridian Water contract
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
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
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
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
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
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