Stepping up to the housebuilding challenge
Mixed-use property is one of many approaches in Homes England’s housing arsenal. Its value in unlocking new homes and driving wider urban regeneration makes it an issue that should not be overlooked, writes Gareth Blacker.
Brum to implement bin strike deal
Beleaguered Birmingham City Council is finally expected to implement the deal that ended an acrimonious bin strike – four months behind schedule.
EXCLUSIVE: Brum loses control of £1bn project as costs double
Birmingham City Council has been forced to hand over control of its £1bn city centre regeneration, amid spiralling costs and governance criticisms, The MJ can exclusively reveal.
Bolton secures £250m regeneration investment
A private consortium is poised to invest hundreds of millions into Bolton MBC’s £1bn town centre regeneration.
Leading the charge on town centre revival
Alan Harris looks at what councils can take from the recent Grimsey Review and suggests where it did not go far enough.
Doncaster presses ahead after Muse pulls out of joint venture
Doncaster MBC has been left to go it alone on a multi-million pound regeneration project
Breathing life into the high streets
Sam Clayden looks at two new reports urging a full re-purposing of the British high street in response to the chaos caused by changing lifestyles and technological advances.
The key commercial property considerations for local industrial strategies
Andrew Carter outlines the findings of a new Centre for Cities report on local industrial strategies and city centres.
Preferred bidder for Salford Masterplan announced
Morgan Sindall has been announced as the preferred builder for the first stage of an £800m regeneration project in Salford.
Council foots £9m bill following Carillion collapse
The Carillion collapse has left a £9.4m hole in a council’s finances.
Council relocating to ‘rundown’ town centre
Slough BC is moving its headquarters into the heart of the town centre in a bid to regenerate the area's economy.
Regeneration scheme aims to create hundreds of jobs
A developer has been appointed to carry out a multi-million pound regeneration project in Lincolnshire.
A fresh start for Salford
Salford has seen a wave of regeneration in the past 30 years. Sam Clayden speaks to the council’s chief executive about its journey.
Building blocks for change
Sam Clayden talks to Leeds City Council’s Richard Lewis about the strides being made within housebuilding and regeneration in a rapidly evolving city.
Labour in 'monumental effort' to boost northern productivity
Labour’s shadow Treasury team has announced it will fund a ‘monumental effort’ to boost productivity in northern England, including a £250bn transport and infrastructure programme.
Tough decisions needed to protect commercial heart of cities
As urban centres change transform, the priority should be on protecting and expanding the commercial space in city centres, rather than encouraging more residential development, argues Andrew Carter.
York terminates £9m Interserve contract
York City Council has terminated a £9m contract with Interserve to redevelop the historic Guildhall after it judged the firm’s cost estimates to be too high.
Winning the UK regeneration game
There has been a resurgence of urban regeneration in the UK, in part thanks to unique partnerships between the councils and private sector developers. Sam Clayden reports on a Morgan Sindall sponsored panel event, chaired by The MJ, at this year’s MIPIM conference
Metro mayors fly the flag for the regions
The UK’s thriving regional economies and their new metro mayors dominated talk at this year’s MIPIM event. Michael Burton reports.
Possible penalties for rogue developers
Local authorities may be given powers to impose financial penalties on developers who renege on previously agreed affordable housing targets, housing minister Dominic Raab has said.