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Falkirk Pension Fund - Invest millions to build new homes

Falkirk Local Government Pension Scheme Fund has awarded fund manager Hearthstone Investments £30 million to invest in social and affordable housing in Scotland.

Company: Scottish Government

Falkirk Pension Fund - Invest millions to build new homes

Date added: 15-06-2015
Duration: 2
Categories: Residential

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Places for People - Inventing our Future: Review of the year 2014/15

Places for People continues to innovate and grow, intent on advancing our vision to create successful places and enable people to reach their potential.

2014/15 was another successful year for Places for People. Watch this video for some of our highlights.

Company: Places for People

Places for People - Inventing our Future: Review of the year 2014/15

Date added: 08-11-2015
Duration: 9
Categories: Residential

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Places for People - An introduction

We're one of the largest property management, development and regeneration companies in the UK. We own or manage 148,000 homes and have assets of more than £3billion. This video tells you more about us.

Company: Places for People

Places for People - An introduction

Date added: 19-06-2014
Duration: 4
Categories: Residential

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Enforcing the unenforceable: the hard work of two enforcement officers in London

The deregulation act of March 2015 changed the way London regulates short-term letting. Before the act Londoners were not allowed to rent out their properties on a short-term basis without first gaining planning permission. The legislation now makes it possible for the council taxpayer to let their property on a short-term basis of fewer than 90 nights in a calendar year. STL is often associated with the loss of permanent housing stock and the change of the character and amenity of neighbourhoods through an increase in transient residents. This animation focuses on the difficulties that London Authorities, now deprived of some of their fundamental tools, face in enforcing the new law.

Company: LSE

Enforcing the unenforceable: the hard work of two enforcement officers in London

Date added: 16-10-2016
Duration: 4
Categories: Residential

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Alternative housing: Lessons from a visit to 3 South London schemes

On 4 February 2015, a group of researchers and stakeholders visited three alternative housing sites in south London as part of the LSE London year-long knowledge exchange project, Housing in London: Addressing the Supply Crisis. The group visited Walters Way (a street of self-build units), Featherstone Lodge (site of a future co-housing development) and Havelock Walk (a mews of live/work dwellings) in the Forest Hill area. The site visit followed a workshop which explored how alternative housing can be part of the solution to London's housing supply crisis and offered a chance to see first-hand the potential of and the obstacles faced by alternative housing schemes. 

Company: LSE

Alternative housing: Lessons from a visit to 3 South London schemes

Date added: 16-10-2016
Duration: 11
Categories: Residential

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Discussing Planning Deregulation in London: Office Conversions and short-term lettings

The deregulation of planning controls is often presented as a panacea that will help increase housing supply and give individuals more freedom to extract value from their property/ies. From the streamlining of planning regulation to the government’s red tape challenge, the answer to the provision of better outcomes for society appears to be – let the market decide. 

But is it always best or desirable to allow the market to arbitrate collective values? 

Is planning deregulation necessarily the answer? 

This short film examines the case of the extension of Permitted Development Rights to allow office to residential conversion and the partial deregulation of planning controls on short-term letting in London from the perspective of local government officers.

Company: LSE

Discussing Planning Deregulation in London: Office Conversions and short-term lettings

Date added: 16-10-2016
Duration: 13
Categories: Residential

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PLACE making: A modular approach to London's housing shortage

The scale of the housing supply crisis in London tells us that what we are doing is not working. It is not good enough. And that we have to look at new ways of working. In this film, we explore a unique and innovative housing scheme in Ladywell, Lewisham, offering modular construction as one of many possible ways. These new modular construction methods go by many names, they're called micropods, prefabs, or manufactured homes, or offsite construction. There are various examples of this in different countries and cities around the world. We want to look at this new construction in Lewisham in a deeper way to see the challenges and advantages of this particular scheme.

Company: LSE

PLACE making: A modular approach to London's housing shortage

Date added: 16-10-2016
Duration: 7
Categories: Residential

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Creating communities in London's new villages

LSE London and Berkeley Homes have been working in collaboration to produce a report on creating new communities in London. This film looks at the report's main findings. We identified six characteristics of a new London village: 1) It’s small and intimate and can be comfortably covered on foot, 2) It’s unique, and has an identifiable centre with its own atmosphere and sense of place, 3) It’s designed for social interaction with plenty of public and green space, and places for community events, 4) It’s locally driven and locally responsive, and residents are involved in decisions, 5) It’s functional; well served by public transport and with good access to core services like a doctor’s surgery, food shops and schools, and 6) It’s mixed – the community has a mix of ages, backgrounds and tenures; there are long-standing residents as well as new arrivals.

Company: LSE
Video Type: CPD

Creating communities in London's new villages

Date added: 16-10-2016
Duration: 7
Categories: Residential

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The Kipling Estate: Genuinely affordable housing in central London

In this video we explore creative approaches on how to accelerate housing production in London. Bermondsey provides a good example of this creativity with Kipling Estate. Please share with your networks.

Company: lse

The Kipling Estate: Genuinely affordable housing in central London

Date added: 01-05-2016
Duration: 7
Categories: Residential

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FT World - Tackling London's housing crisis

London is experiencing the biggest housing crisis since the Victorian era. The FT's Kate Allen explores how foreign investment and the city's growing population have contributed to the crisis, and how mayor Boris Johnson has tried to tackle it.

Company: FT

FT World - Tackling London's housing crisis

Date added: 14-10-2015
Duration: 4
Categories: Residential

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Schroders - 60 Seconds on why data centres matter for real estate investors

Hugo Machin, Co-Head of Global Real Estate Securities, says demand for data from sectors such as the gaming industry and high frequency traders can benefit real estate in global cities.

Company: Schroders

Schroders - 60 Seconds on why data centres matter for real estate investors

Date added: 12-10-2018
Duration: 1
Categories: Residential

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