Glenhaven Avenue, Borehamwood

November 3, 2021

The Industrial Dwelling Society (IDS) has entered into a contract with main contractor and developer Boshers to build 27 affordable homes in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. Boshers will start work on the town centre site in Glenhaven Avenue at the beginning of 2022 to construct the 100% affordable scheme.  There will be a mix of affordable rent and shared ownership… View Article

Poplar HARCA’s Aberfeldy Village scheme shortlisted for award

October 8, 2021

Collaboration between the Aberfeldy community, housing association Poplar HARCA and residential developer EcoWorld is getting noticed for its work to revitalise Aberfeldy Street as part of the wider Aberfeldy regeneration scheme. The team – including Askival’s Malcolm Ward as project director and Tony Draper as leasehold director – has been shortlisted for the New London… View Article

Expedite a CPO with s203 powers

July 31, 2021

by Askival Director Tony Draper MCIH As a CPO project manager, I often recommend that councils grant approval to engage their s203 powers at the same time as seeking a CPO resolution.  This is because s203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 gives a council the power to legally override property rights such as rights to light, easements, covenants… View Article

Hartland Drive, Edgware

June 16, 2021

We are delighted that the Industrial Dwellings Society has contracted with Fairview New Homes for the delivery of 51 properties at Hartland Drive, Edgware. Askival provided a range of services to IDS, including financial appraisals, selection and appointment of the technical team, and contract negotiations with Fairview. We also prepared board reports and consulted with… View Article

Temporary Housing Success

April 13, 2021

Askival is pleased to have been able to support developer BuildVantage in renewing a lease agreement with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.  The lease provides the council with 71 units of temporary accommodation provision for homeless families. The scheme has proved to be popular with the families placed there by the council and there… View Article

Right to Buy Receipts – Modified for the Better?

April 12, 2021

The government has recently announced significant changes to the use of Right to Buy receipts, some of which are very welcome. The extension of the time for use of RTB receipts from three years to five years in particular, and increasing the percentage cap on how much of a receipt councils can use for new… View Article

Oakwood Court, Haywards Heath

March 16, 2021

Many congratulations to our client Sussex Housing & Care for achieving planning to extend Oakwood Court in Haywards Heath.   Their £8 million investment will provide an additional 31 care bedrooms and other facilities to allow them to deliver state of the art services within the home. Well done, also, to Askival’s Jackie Strube, who managed the… View Article

Chrisp Street, Poplar E14

February 9, 2021

Earlier this week, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets (LBTH) made a compulsory purchase order (CPO) to secure designated properties as part of the redevelopment of Chrisp Street Market. Considerable teamwork between LBTH and the Poplar HARCA/Telford Homes joint venture makes this a significant step towards revitalising an area at the core of London’s East… View Article

Avenue Road Estate, Waltham Forest

February 5, 2021

Our client, London Borough of Waltham Forest, has demonstrated its excellent community engagement skills where residents of the Avenue Road Estate have voted in favour of the estate undergoing a full regeneration scheme.  As part of the council team, Askival assisted in the preparation of the formal offer document. The successful ballot outcome saw 91.5% voting… View Article

Teviot Estate, Poplar, London

January 18, 2021

Another milestone has been achieved by our client Poplar HARCA and housebuilder Hill in the form of their recently formed joint venture to regenerate Teviot Estate in Tower Hamlets. The scheme is expected to deliver more than 2,500 homes, new green and play spaces, shops, community and faith facilities and improved infrastructure. A steering group of residents and an independent advisor led… View Article