May 2015

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In this issue

The Pete Redfern interview

Taylor Wimpey’s ceo on business principles, volume growth and industry innovation

Housing Standards Review

Our look at what it means for the industry

Stannington Park

Bellway’s redevelopment of a hospital site in Northumberland

Managing agents

It is essential to appoint managing agents early on mixed use schemes says surveyor Lee Baron

Home security

A review of the products helping to make new homes safe and secure

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The Oxford-Cambridge Arc challenge

Mark Smulian reports on the debates surrounding a potential development corporation to deliver the homes, offices and infrastructure needed for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

Excellent infrastructure

Phillip Lyons, chief executive, housebuilding, at Countryside, looks at the crucial role that infrastructure - delivered in consultation with the community - should play in delivering first class developments

The Interview - Innes Smith, Springfield Properties

Innes Smith, ceo of Springfield Properties, is very proud of the Scottish housebuilder's product. He talks to Suzie Mayes about life as a listed company, the importance of keeping a customer focus and making homes as green as possible

Star turn

Roger Morton, performance director of Bovis Homes, is winner of the inaugural Housebuilder Star Award, recognising those who have gone over and above what is expected in their role. He talks to Suzie Mayes