More than 240 housing associations owning and managing over 1.5 million homes have pledged to take part in a the pilot for a new sector-wide efficiency scorecard.
What are the opportunities for housing associations as ‘accelerated construction’ finally gathers pace? David Blackman speaks to the experts, including the author of the Farmer Review.
Swan HA is planning 15 per cent build savings after investing £3m into an off-site construction factory being delivered via a ring-fenced subsidiary.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is set to take a more proactive role on compulsory purchase as it is relaunched as ‘Homes England’ in the summer, the housing white paper states.
Highly-anticipated white paper calls on housing associations and local authorities to build more and improve on efficiency, in return for clarity on rent policy post-2020.
London & Quadrant Housing Trust (L&Q) has completed the £505m acquisition of Gallagher Estates, one of the largest strategic land companies in the UK.
Brian Johnson is stepping down as chief executive of Metropolitan after four years at the London housing association.
Radian Housing Group and Bracknell Forest Homes have secured £114.5m via the UK government’s affordable homes guarantee scheme at a spread of 30 basis points over gilts.
Places for People has been selected as preferred bidder to manage a £200m regeneration programme for Runnymede Borough Council.
L&Q’s ‘pioneering’ £2.6bn refinancing included a new covenant package ‘more in line with the corporate market’ and to support its ambitions to deliver 100,000 homes. The group married banking loans with shorter-term sales activity and longer-term debt capital markets finance with housing for rent. It also saw L&Q crystallise its mark-to-market (M2M) position on its swaps.