The London Borough of Havering has announced it will enter a joint venture partnership with housebuilder Wates to regenerate 12 council estates over the next 12 years to deliver 3,000 new homes.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and housing association L&Q have agreed to invest £500 million in Barking Riverside, via a partnership between the GLA and L&Q called Barking Riverside Limited, which will deliver the masterplan.
Brighton and Hove City Council has exchanged contracts with developer and Sitematch sponsor U+I on the redevelopment of Preston Barracks, one of the city’s largest-ever regeneration projects.
Following a successful 2018 event on 8 February, the next Sitematch London will take place on 7 February 2019.
Following the Sitematch London held on 8 February, delegates from the public and private sector explain why they attended the event.
Keynote speakers James Murray, London's deputy mayor for housing and John Healey MP, shadow secretary of state for housing, called on the government to play its role in delivering more affordable homes.
The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, and Chancellor Philip Hammond announced on 1 February that 133 projects around the country will receive funding to deliver up to 200,0000 new homes.
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that it is seeking a joint venture partner for its largest development site, the Limmo Peninsula in east London.
Delegates at Sitematch London attended three "briefing sessions" to learn about the build to rent (BTR) sector, housing associations and council-owned housing companies.
Council representatives from London and the south of England attended the eighth annual Sitematch London event on 8 February, a business-to-business "speed-dating" event where private sector businesses meet with key council decision makers for 15 minutes, to encourage development in their respective areas.