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Affordable Housing 2018

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Student Housing 2018

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Site Finding & Development 2018

Thursday 24th May 2018

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Property development: the types of site taking centre stage

With Site Finding and Development 2018 coming up this May, we take a look at some of the sites catching the eyes of developers and investors in a bid to meet housebuilding targets.

A new approach? The changing world of student housing

Looking at the numbers, it’s no surprise to hear that the student living market has been enjoying a high in the last few years and with 1.04m students now undertaking higher education away from home, the demand for purpose-built accommodation is growing. Ahead of Student Housing 2018 we take a look at the ways in which the world of student accommodation is changing the property market both at home and abroad.

The future of the London resi market – is the way we are living changing?

It’s safe to say that London’s residential property market has been the subject of much pessimism in the last few months but, it seems that we've regrettably forgotten alternative models of housing that solve the problem at hand. There is now calls for a paradigm shift in the London residential market and, ahead of our London Resi event, in March, we explore some of the alternatives that are changing the way UK residents are living.

Top 5 London Property Growth Markets in 2015

New data reveals a distinct trend in where to buy and invest in 2015. This July, new Land Registry figures display the extent to which London’s ‘emerging fringe’ and newly gentrified areas have driven growth since the summer of 2014. Here are five of the most successful growth markets to investigate this year.




According to the latest House Price Index issued by Land Registry this July, Newham holds the title of the borough with the highest annual price rise in London, with an upward movement of 16%. A monthly increase of 1.4% has culminated in an average property price of £306,386. Alongside this accolade, Newham is also home to the best performing Buy-to-Let market in London this year with yields of more than 13% during the past 12 months. The gentrification of Newham has also produced the highest social housing rents in London at £128.90 a week. An upcoming Crossrail station and the redevelopment of the 560-acre former Olympic Park has helped to put Newham on the map. High rental yields combined with a leading buyer’s growth market means that Newham property has the best returns in London.




Hillingdon ranked second in the July House Price Index with an annual increase of 15.2%, and a monthly increase of 1.2%. The sprawling borough is characterised by urban, dense populations on the one hand – including Heathrow Airport - and up to 800 acres of woodland and leafy suburbs on the other. The average house price, according to Land Registry, is now £342,662, far below the average £493,000 asking price in the capital. The affordable enclaves found in the zone 6 commuter area is one reason for its success this year. The rise of London’s ‘fringe markets’ has been prevalent in 2015 as central markets like Battersea, where prices fell by 10% during the past 12 months, face the challenges of stamp duty levies and mortgage concerns.




A 15.1% annual increase and a positive 0.6% monthly change makes Enfield a profitable investment option in 2015. Situated on the edge of the Herefordshire countryside, Enfield is yet another example of a leafy suburban market that is propping up London’s most glamorous neighbourhoods. The area has long attracted families looking for a more affordable lifestyle with the home comforts of city travel links. Enfield’s country lanes and town centre are home to fine Georgian property while Edwardian and Twenties houses make up much of the market around Bush Hill Park. The average price to buy in Enfield is £342,958, more than a £1 million less than the average asking price in Kensington and Chelsea.




Four short years on from the 2011 riots, Croydon has become a leading growth market with a 14.6% annual increase. It has also been revealed that existing landlords in the area profited from the biggest rise in rents in 2014. The gentrification of this suburban town 10 miles from central London is well under way with a £1 billion regeneration plan which includes a new Westfield mall and new homes to grow this dynamic market that is made up of modern townhouses, Edwardian properties and the odd white stucco property. 




The Hounslow property market in west London has had the fifth largest growth spurt over the past 12 months with a 13.9% annual price rise and 2.5% monthly increase. Like other best performers such as Hillingdon, the Hounslow area provides a more relaxed lifestyle away from the city with excellent transport links into the heart of the capital. Wealthy areas like Chiswick (one of the most expensive property areas in London) sit alongside places like Feltham which require more development. Buyers in Hounslow can expect to pay an average of £379,481 for a home in the area.  


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Posted: 14/08/2015
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