Askival gets pole position on framework

June 23, 2023

We are thrilled to be selected as development manager on the Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire Development Services Framework. The framework was developed by Pretium Frameworks Ltd  with Watford Community Housing as the contracting authority. Against stiff competition we were ranked first in the tender selection process, based on our expertise and value for money in… View Article

Where’s the solution for London’s empty homes?

June 15, 2023

One of our directors, Tony Draper, who for many years has campaigned for empty homes to be occupied – he was closely involved with the creation of Kent County Council’s ‘No Use Empty’ initiative – is dismayed by the sheer volume of London’s empty homes and, more importantly, the lack of a solution. Reading a… View Article

Successfully regaining Homes England investment partner status

April 17, 2023

We have been busy helping one of our housing association clients secure grant funding for a new development project and regain its investment partner status with Homes England.  The task arose as the housing association had not received grant funding for development for a number of years, so its partner status had lapsed and it… View Article

Praise from Merton resident

March 28, 2023

Everyone likes to be thanked for a job well done – and we are no exception. So it was great to hear from a Merton resident regarding our work in negotiating the acquisition of property on behalf of Clarion Housing Group. Lisa Graham had lived on the Ravensbury Estate for many years and it was… View Article

Contracts exchanged on affordable homes in West Hampstead

February 26, 2023

The Askival housing delivery team is pleased to announce that it has exchanged contracts on four affordable homes on behalf of its client Innisfree Housing Association. Located on Liddell Road, West Hampstead, the apartments are part of a mixed-used scheme and will provide 2 three-bedroom homes, 1 two-bedroom home and 1 one-bedroom home. John Delahunty,… View Article

Askival welcomes Chris Dawes MRICS

January 26, 2023

We are delighted to announce that Chris Dawes has joined Askival. A chartered surveyor with experience as a quantity surveyor and a residential and mixed-use development specialist, he brings a wealth of experience to our growing team of associates. No stranger to Askival, he worked alongside us while he was with United House and Telford… View Article

London Rebuilding Society appoints Askival to help with home improvements

December 6, 2022

Residential development consultancy Askival has been appointed by London Rebuilding Society (LRS) to help manage and grow its programme of home improvements for the elderly. LRS is a social enterprise which specialises in creating healthy homes for the elderly.  By updating and repairing properties in need of attention, the society’s home improvement scheme boosts energy… View Article

From the ocean to the sea

August 18, 2022

Congratulations to Askival chief executive Mike Nestor and his son for completing the Haute Randonnée Pyrénéenne (HRP). The HRP is a challenging 800 kilometres (497 miles) trail from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean which approximately follows the Franco-Spanish border and passes through Andorra. 

Planning secured for 22 affordable family homes in Barnet

July 26, 2022

Askival has helped Agudas Israel Housing Association secure permission to build 22 affordable homes for local families in Barnet. The site on Golders Green Road was already owned by the housing association and a sympathetic scheme, devised in co-operation with Rivington Street Studio, Jenkins & Potter Consulting Engineers and Bannerman Consulting Engineers, was submitted for… View Article

Poplar HARCA receives worthy recognition for its regeneration schemes

July 11, 2022

We are very pleased to hear that our client Poplar HARCA, has won a ‘golden pineapple’ for its Aberfeldy New Masterplan and has been shortlisted for the Best Development Team (Urban) in the Inside Housing Development Awards. The Pineapple Awards, organised by The Developer, celebrate making places ‘where people thrive with an emphasis on the… View Article