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    London’s Canary Wharf gets greenlight for expansion

    Canary Wharf, London’s second financial district, is set for a big expansion after the local council gave the go-ahead for...

  2. July 18, 2014

    McCarthy & Stone seeks advisers for £92m debt refinancing

    Britain’s biggest retirement housebuilder, McCarthy & Stone, is to appoint financial advisers to help it refinance £92m of...

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  1. July 17, 2014

    Brickmaker boosts UK output

    The world’s largest brickmaker by output has signalled its confidence in the UK’s rebounding housing market by relighting...

  2. July 15, 2014

    Target the planning laws not the one per cent

    About 40 per cent of the stated wealth of the UK – more than £3tn – does not exist. It is a terrible illusion. For the US...

  3. July 15, 2014

    Boris Johnson set for public sector land grab

    London mayor Boris Johnson is set to be given the power to acquire land owned by all public bodies in the capital in order...

  4. July 11, 2014

    UK construction output dips in May

    UK construction output dipped in May, increasing the chances that overall economic growth in the second quarter could be...

  5. July 10, 2014

    Countryside appoints STJ on possible float

    Countryside has appointed STJ Advisors to work on a potential initial public offering of the UK housebuilder, as debate hots...

  6. July 2, 2014

    Metro Holdings invests in Manchester homes and offices

    A Singapore developer has made its first UK investment as part of a £600m scheme to build more than 2,000 homes and offices...

  7. July 2, 2014

    UK construction sector gains momentum

    Construction activity in the UK increased at the fastest pace for four months in June thanks to a steep rise in house...

  8. July 2, 2014

    UK house prices surpass 2007 peak, data show

    Average house prices in the UK have surpassed their 2007 peak, rising nearly 12 per cent in the past year and stoking fears...

  9. July 1, 2014

    Hong Kong developer markets microflats to Manchester students

    Pioneered in San Francisco, Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York, the “microflat” is a concept usually associated with cities...

  10. July 1, 2014

    St Modwen profits build on strength of demand for property

    St Modwen Properties offered yet more evidence of the strength of the UK property market as the brownfield land specialist...

  11. June 19, 2014

    Sacrifice the greenbelt to fix  the broken property market

    Ibrought myself up to hate the interwar Conservative-dominated coalitions for three reasons. First, for appeasement of...

  12. June 17, 2014

    Crest Nicholson aims to tap land bank to fuel growth plans

    Crest Nicholson put itself firmly in the growth camp of volume housebuilders as it outlined plans to reach £1bn in annual...

  13. June 16, 2014

    Boris Johnson’s housing plans add to pressure on UK councils

    Councils in the southeast of England are under pressure to build up to 200,000 extra homes during the next decade as London...

  14. June 15, 2014

    UK housebuilders: huffing and puffing

    The wolves huffed and puffed and blew UK housebuilders down. Investors raced for shelter last week after news that the Bank...

  15. June 13, 2014

    UK housebuilders knocked by interest rate fears

    More than £1bn was wiped off shares in the leading UK housebuilders on Friday after the governor of the Bank of England...

  16. June 13, 2014

    Construction data signal strong growth

    The UK construction industry grew strongly in April, providing further evidence the economic recovery has broadened out from...

  17. June 12, 2014

    George Osborne plans to clean up ‘brownfield’ sites for homes

    George Osborne will set out plans to speed up development of disused industrial sites, in his latest attempt to stop housing...

  18. June 9, 2014

    North of England sees big rise in plans for new homes

    Eight of the 10 areas in England with the largest increase in planning applications for residential property were in the...

  19. June 5, 2014

    Bellway sees robust demand for new UK homes

    Homebuilder Bellway said on Thursday that demand for new homes in the UK remained robust and was underpinned by “growing...

  20. June 4, 2014

    Lord Wolfson urges Tories to ignore opponents of new towns

    Lord Wolfson, the Conservative peer, has urged his party to ignore the calls of those opposed to creating new towns in rural...

  21. June 3, 2014

    Construction sector still struggles to rebuild after recession

    Building activity is rising so strongly that supply bottlenecks are beginning to emerge, according to a survey of purchasing...

  22. June 3, 2014

    UK construction eases back in May

    Construction activity in the UK eased back in May, but a strong performance from the house building sector helped the index...

  23. May 26, 2014

    Target of 200,000 homes a year impossible, say UK housebuilders

    The vast majority of housebuilders believe an industry target to build more than 200,000 homes a year cannot be met. Some 94...

  24. May 23, 2014

    Quintain returns to profit after asset sale

    London-focused property company Quintain has returned to profitability after selling off a swath of assets. The FTSE-listed...

  25. May 20, 2014

    Ballymore seeks partner for £2bn London sites

    Irish developer Ballymore is seeking a joint venture partner to finance London residential projects including City Island –...

  26. May 16, 2014

    Lord Prescott’s £60,000 homes ‘are rotting’

    Some of the “£60,000 homes” built under the Labour government’s drive to solve the housing crisis are rotting just seven...

  27. May 15, 2014

    Private housebuilding starts in England increase by a third

    Private housebuilding in England has risen by more than a third since the introduction of the government’s Help to Buy...

  28. May 11, 2014

    Developers and lenders ply healthy trade without Help to Buy

    Telford Homes has, like many builders, been doing rather well of late. So well, in fact, that just 16 days into its current...

  29. May 8, 2014

    Builders fight back against Labour’s ‘land hoarding’ accusations

    Housebuilders have rebuffed Labour’s criticism that they hoard land, publishing research that they claim shows developers...

  30. May 2, 2014

    UK housebuilding activity nears 10-year high

    Activity in the UK’s housebuilding sector is close to a 10-year high, according to the latest survey of construction...

  31. April 24, 2014

    Travis Perkins sales up 13%

    Travis Perkins continued to feel the effects of the recovery in the UK housing market as it reported a double-digit rise in...

  32. April 21, 2014

    Queen’s Awards: UK shows its strengths in trade and innovation

    Exports may so far have been one of the disappointing elements in the UK’s economic recovery, but this year’s winners of the...

  33. April 21, 2014

    List of 2014 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise winners

    Individuals – winners of Enterprise Promotion award Mrs Christine Atkinson Mr Timothy Barnes Mr Eric Binns Professor Mark...

  34. April 17, 2014

    Taylor Wimpey house price surge threatens to negate affordability push

    The average price of a Taylor Wimpey home has surged almost a quarter since the introduction of Help to Buy, underlining how...

  35. April 16, 2014

    UK property rebound lifts housebuilders

    Two housebuilders in different corners of the UK’s buoyant property market delivered further evidence of the resurgence...

  36. April 8, 2014

    Tech rally fails to lift Europe’s bourses

    European markets were flat to lower on Tuesday, but many of the technology stocks that got caught up in a sector-wide...

  37. March 31, 2014

    Sir Terry Farrell urges planning revamp to boost UK architecture

    Sir Terry Farrell has called for a fundamental rethink of the planning system, arguing that the UK’s success as an exporter...

  38. March 30, 2014

    UK housebuilders: same tune

    This time, it’ll be different. Anyone hearing those words – especially in an investment context – should worry. Business...

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