NHBC launches local authorities insights collection

29 April 2024

NHBC, the UK’s leading independent provider of warranty and insurance for new-build homes, has brought together some of the leaders of local authority development and regeneration to share their thoughts on this important sector. 

Available in print and to download, Built. On insights - a collection of industry insights from leaders in local authority development, has been produced to highlight the important work undertaken by local authorities. It raises questions about the viability of local authority housing in its current form and celebrates the dedicated professionals delivering quality housing in challenging circumstances.

Contributors share their career journey, views on the market and local authority priorities. They give a personal perspective on their work, with their unique insight. Examining the current state of local authority residential development and the difficulties faced by many councils, this book covers everything from regeneration and retrofitting to partnership working and methods of modern construction (MMC).

It also gives insight into the motivations of its contributors; from personal backgrounds and early careers, right through to their hopes for the future, this publication portrays the people, as well as the developments they lead.

Professor Janice Morphet of the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London authors the collection’s introduction, followed by contributors helping deliver much needed affordable housing, including Shahi Islam, Director of Affordable Housing at Homes England. Contributors from around England are featured in this first edition, with viewpoints from a variety of different regions and areas showcased. 

Andrew Milsom, Sector Lead for Local Authorities at NHBC commented,

“Local authority housing has provided millions of homes across the UK, providing a much-needed boost to affordable housing. The sector is experiencing higher-than-ever demand for its services at a time of extreme economic pressure and other market forces, but our contributors are working tirelessly with the aim of providing quality, modern homes. Local authority housing is part of the fabric of modern society and this collection of insights celebrates many of those who have contributed to its successes.”

NHBC works with local authorities to deliver quality new homes, providing unrivalled expertise from early-stage planning through to completion, with a focus on building it right first time. 

Insights from industry leaders

Our insights collection brings together leaders in local authority development to share their expertise on delivering high quality homes, despite stretched budgets and high demand. 

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