November 2018

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The Interview - Dave Smith, St Modwen Homes

Dave Smith is md of St Modwen Homes, a rapidly growing housebuilder that performed strongly at this year's Housebuilder Awards. He talks to Suzie Mayes about the secret to excellent customer service, turning contaminated sites into thriving communities and the St Modwen purpose.

Challenges and chances to shine at HMI

The annual Housing Market intelligence conference and report launch featured high calibre speakers discussing the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for the housebuilding sector. Housebuilder report

Homes for multigenerational living

Multigenerational living is on the rise across the UK, according to Sarah White, British Gypsum's residential sector manager. This creates an opportunity for housebuilders to design houses that offer more flexibility for changing lifestyles.

Local homes for local people

Paul Turton, head of sales-development finance at United Trust Bank, looks at the advantages of using local smaller builders on sites and calls for barriers to SME building to be removed.

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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