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22.06.2022 by Emily Bull

Housing LGBTQ+

Across the globe, various pride events are held during June as a way of recognising the influence LGBTQ+ people have had around the world in securing LGBTQ+ rights.  

There is still a way to go – not just in rights globally but in enabling everyone to be accepted for who they are in all situations they’re in. 

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21.06.2022 by Mills & Reeve LLP

An update on the Procurement Bill

This short blog has been published by SWPA to share the expertise and resources provided by Mills & Reeve to help all procurement professionals and public sector organisations understand and navigate the upcoming changes.

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20.06.2022 by Mark Fisher, Head of Technical at Garland UK

Common Roofing Defects And How To Avoid Them

Roofing defects are all too common and can occur at the design stage of your project as well as during construction. This CPD, in association with Garland UK, looks at the most commonly encountered problems and how they can be avoided.

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15.06.2022 by LHC

Five ways procurement can improve building safety

LHC has been working with clients, suppliers and stakeholders to look at how collaborative frameworks can improve safety from procurement, through to design, construction and beyond. We recently discussed this issue in our film, ‘Collaborating to achieve the Gold Standard’, with appointed company Novus Property Solutions.

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18.05.2022 by Lucy Healy, Senior Architect, Pick Everard

Sensory Spaces: An Architect’s Guide to Designing for Children With Autism

It is often said that if you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism. Whilst this quip might be true, it suggests that the task of designing suitable environments for people with autism is extremely challenging. Improving the accessibility of our entire built environment for people with PDD is ultimately the end goal, but we need to focus primarily on the first environment an individual experiences outside of the home, school.

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17.05.2022 by Asha Patel, Strategy, Innovation and Growth Director, LHC

Applying ‘Constructing the Gold Standard’ together – a provider and supplier perspective

Five months on from Professor David Mosey’s ‘Constructing the Gold Standard’ report, I meet Claire Bailey-Jones, head of business development from Novus Property Solutions – a supplier with which LHC Group has a longstanding working relationship – to discuss the key lessons the sector can learn to make tangible, practical differences.

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16.05.2022 by Phillip Blackmore

The Benefits of MMC & Procurement Barriers to Adoption

The need for new housing has never been greater and with the Government aiming to deliver 300,000 new homes per year by mid-2020’s there needs to be a radical change in the way new homes are built. There’s some consensus around increasing housing supply to address the backlog of housing need, but there’s less agreement about how best to achieve it.

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12.05.2022 by South West Procurement Alliance

1,000 Homes for the Future Will Benefit South West Residents

People across Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset will benefit from a new partnership to build more energy-efficient homes for rent and ownership.

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09.05.2022 by Emily Bull

Could community building be the answer to loneliness?

It’s mental health week for 2022! SWPA enjoy taking this time to take stock of the last year and see what we can do better for our team over the coming year.  

This year we have decided to do something a little different, because this year’s theme of loneliness ties into a topic we are huge advocates of – building communities. 

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22.04.2022 by Emily Bull

It’s Earth Day 2022!

The statistics are bleak, we need to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century to keep the global temperature below 1.5°C to avoid the worst consequences of the biological and ecological crises.  

All to often the reality of this is overwhelming, and many of us have no idea where to begin or what to do. Earth Day 2022 gives us the perfect call to action – invest in our planet.

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