Bidding opens for a share of affordable homes fund

Housing associations are now bidding for a cut of the £800m worth of funding that the Government has just made available to help meet the need for more affordable housing in the UK.

The fund is managed by the (more…)

Plans to turn Liverpool reservoir into a landmark announced

The development group Dingle 2000 recently announced its intentions to turn the decommissioned Toxteth reservoir into a must-visit destination.

The regeneration group will oversee (more…)

Vietnamese community space wins World Building of the Year award

A civic centre called The Chapel in Ho Chi Minh City has won the prestigious World Building of the Year award for 2014.

The building was designed by a local firm called (more…)

Chester cultural centre gets the green light

The Kier Group has been given planning permission for a new cultural attraction in Chester.

Building work is expected to commence in February, 2015, under Kier Construction’s (more…)

Market for green-building materials to reach several billion by 2020

A report by Global Industry Analysts into the growing market for environmentally sustainable construction materials shows that in six years’ time demand will reach $529bn (£326.7bn).

Consumer concerns about the environment and (more…)