Fund to Create New Jobs and Homes
15 Jun 21
New funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and One Public Estate is set to create 19,000 jobs and 17,000 new homes.
Funding has been awarded to more than 160 projects throughout England, delivering new jobs and homes as well as saving the taxpayer £34m as the Government continues its mission to build back better and level up.
One Public Estate – a national programme run by the Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and the Local Government Association – has awarded £30m to successful cross-public sector projects as part of its levelling up agenda.
Along with this, Land Release Fund (LRF) investment will help and support councils to regenerate mainly brownfield sites by providing capital funding for the provision of infrastructure works to help enable councils bring the sites forward for much-needed housing.
Minister for State for Efficiency and Transformation, Lord Agnew, said: “This government is committed to levelling up across the country as we build back better from the pandemic, creating new jobs and homes in our towns and cities.
“The latest projects to benefit from £30m of One Public Estate funding will not only help unlock under-used public sector sites for homes but also help deliver jobs, better public services and save taxpayers’ money.”
The LRF has been given £20m in funding to help redevelop sites across England, demonstrating how seriously the Government is taking the commitment to level up throughout the country.
- £1.04m for projects in North Yorkshire for land remediation and infrastructure works to bring forward land for around 140 homes in Harrogate, Skipton and Knaresborough.
- £776k for a project in Gloucestershire to redevelop the derelict Brimscombe Port site in Stroud which will deliver around 150 homes as part of wider canal regeneration creating jobs, new enterprise opportunities and a nationally -important destination for canal tourism.
£10m has gone towards projects that support collaboration between local and central government and the wider public sector, aiming to achieve greater levels of efficiency and improve service delivery.
- £360k for projects in Cumbria, including bringing local authorities, the NHS and other key partners from the leisure sector together to deliver shared leisure and health services that will free up much-needed space in hospitals, reducing running costs by an estimated £390k per year.
- £95k for a project in Norfolk to redevelop a town centre site in Great Yarmouth. This will deliver a library and lifelong learning hub, while also bringing together library, children’s and advice services, and adult and community learning. It will include higher education provision and also release land for up to 89 new homes.
If you would like to read more stories like this, then please click here
- Cinema Boosts Leisure Work for JPG
16 Dec 21
JPG Group has announced that it is set to provide consultancy services for the delivery
- Work Starts on £4.3M First School in Uttoxeter
17 Nov 21
GF Tomlinson has started construction on a new first school on the Bramshall Meadows in
- Construction Businesses Invited to Summit
16 Sep 21
Firms, public/private sector bodies that are involved in the construction industry in the North East
- Meeting demand for sustainable housing
23 May 22
The sector must move with the times and adapt to change.
- How are modern methods of construction helping to exceed net zero targets in practice?
20 May 22
The World Green Council calls for all new buildings, renovations and infrastructure to reduce embodied
- Queen’s University leads project to drive safer, greener, cost-effective infrastructure
19 May 22
Queen's University Belfast will play an integral role in a new project.
- Project costs reflects ongoing global turmoil – CICV
18 May 22
Clients have voiced concerns at the increasing costs of construction work.
- Latest CPA forecast predicts trouble ahead
17 May 22
CPA has released its latest quarterly forecast, which predicts a dramatic slowing in growth due
- Zero carbon built environment
16 May 22
There are already cases where biotechnology is being used to benefit the built environment.