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£31m site near Old Street acquired for mixed use development in partnership with H.I.G. Capital

We have acquired Finsgate House situated next to Old Street roundabout, in partnership with global investment firm H.I.G. Capital, with plans to redevelop it into a mixed-use scheme

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Woof woof: The dog that did not bark is rent controls

Good round-up in Place North West of what we might expect in Labour's manifesto and themes the property industry might be looking for... including insights from our CEO Robert Sloss on the rent control debate

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One Maidenhead official opening event

One Maidenhead, the Get Living, the first mixed-use build-to-rent (BtR) development outside of a city centre for Get Living, has now officially opened! We joined our partners and the whole project team to celebrate!

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BTR Developer of the Year - RESI Award winner 2024!

We were proud and honoured to be named 'BTR Developer of the Year' in this week's RESI Awards.

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Leeds Latitude 1 achieves practical completion

Our first project in Leeds, Latitude 1 ,has just achieved practical completion, bringing 463 new homes on behalf of Realstar to this regeneration area within walking distance of Leeds city centre.

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Trehus gets unanimous planning approval

We have received planning approval from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead for a six-storey timber office building in Maidenhead town centre. Developed in partnership with Norwegian family-owned investor Smedvig, Trehus will provide over 6,000sqm of office space as part of the wider mixed-use One Maidenhead scheme.

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Phase 1 at One Maidenhead achieves practical completion

One Maidenhead phase 1 has just PC'd, bringing a new public square, retail and 429 homes on behalf of Get Living to the heart of this Thames Valley town.

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BTR developer of the year finalist

We are proud and honoured to be named a finalist BTR developer of the year in Property Week RESI Awards

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Yardhouse starts on site in West London with JJ Rhatigan appointment

JJ Rhatigan has been selected for our £49m Yardhouse London scheme in London, which we're developing in partnership with Women's Pioneer Housing, Bridges Fund Management and City Developments Limited. The project will deliver co-living homes and affordable women-only housing in White City, west London.

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Social spaciousness: our new design study by MVRDV shows how co-living can help shape the future of housing

The housing sector is in desperate need of innovative thinking. In response to the housing crisis we have released a co-living design study by MVRDV, which researches and catalogues various typologies to create new opportunities for this emerging way of living that engenders lively neighbourhoods.

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Our CEO on converting London offices into co-living communities

Robert Sloss tells React News about our expanding co-living platform and our role at the forefront of office to residential conversion

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"How will we live together in the future?"

We are launching a design study into co-living by MVRDV, in collaboration with Bridges Fund Management Ltd., and we've published a book packed full of ideas which we're launching at the NLA on Thursday 29th February 2024

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Plans submitted for Cornerstone, a co-living retrofit designed by AHMM, in the City of London

We have submitted plans for a co-living-led development at 45 Beech Street in the City of London, in partnership with Bridges Fund Management. The scheme, known as 'Cornerstone' would deliver 174 co-living homes as well as new public realm, a ground-floor commercial space and on-site resident amenities.

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£88m forward funding deal agreed for Yardhouse with City Developments Limited (CDL)

We have agreed a forward-funding deal with Singapore-based real estate developer City Developments Limited (CDL) to deliver Yardhouse, an innovative mixed tenure scheme in Wood Lane, west London, in partnership with Bridges Fund Management Ltd.

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What's in store in 2024? Our CEO Robert Sloss shares his thoughts with BE News

"We believe that multi-family BTR will continue to be highly attractive to both domestic and international investors, due the performance of existing assets, the resilience of the income stream and the strong ESG characteristics of the asset class".

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NLA's expert panel on 'Retrofit and Conservation'

We are very proud that our senior development manager Tom Valente has been selected to join the NLA's new expert panel 'Retrofit and Conservation'. This panel will be discussing the ongoing challenge of retrofitting and preserving London’s existing building stock, reviewing the impact of new policies in reducing carbon emissions, considering adaptive reuse and extending the life and heritage of historic buildings.

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Disused 4.5-acre Bath site acquired for transformational BTR-led redevelopment

We have acquired a vacant 4.5 acre brownfield site adjacent to Bath city centre, with plans to transform it into a high quality housing-led scheme within the wider regeneration of the Bath Western Riverside enterprise area - in partnership with Bridges Fund Management.

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"It's a team game"

Our MD Damien Sharkey talks about how teams should collaborate more in order to achieve net zero. in the latest issue of NLQ.

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HUB achieves PlanetMark accreditation

As part of our sustainability framework 'People, Planet, Progress' we pledged to become accredited by PlanetMark, and we are very pleased to announce that we have just been signed-off!

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'Highly commended' for BTR sustainability award by Love to Rent

Earlier this month HUB received 'Highly commended' in the Love to Rent awards for BTR sustainability

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HubCap acquires 150 Minories in Aldgate

HubCap has acquired 150 Minories for £39m, in partnership with Bridges Fund Management, to repurpose the existing commercial building into a sustainably built residential scheme

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Planning achieved for aparthotel in Thistle St, Edinburgh

HubCap has received planning consent to convert a listed building in Edinburgh’s Thistle Street into a new aparthotel.


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Plans for our timber office building in Maidenhead submitted

We have submitted plans for a new timber office building at the heart of our major town centre regeneration project, One Maidenhead, designed by Waugh Thistleton


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Moving back into our refurbished offices

We've reconfigured our office to accommodate our growing team, and create more meeting spaces and booths for remote meetings. We moved back in earlier this month

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Five minutes with.... Damien Sharkey

Our Managing Director talks with David Taylor in this week's NLW to share his thoughts on HubCap's strategy of repurposing 'stranded assets' to living spaces, and employing the ideas of engineers like SImple Works in the process

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Seeking a forward-funding partner for Shore Station in Leith, Edinburgh

We are seeking a forward-funding partner for Shore Station, our 632-bed purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme in Leith, Edinburgh.

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BTR forum - "The next decade: navigating the future of rented living"

HUB and HubCap were pleased to attend the recent BTR Forum, participating in two panels to share our thoughts on the challenges of repurposing buildings to create new homes, and creating, developing an sustaining a brand

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HUB wins BTR Developer of the Year 2023 award

We were thrilled to be crowned BTR Developer of the Year in this year's BTR360 awards

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All change: trains are the catalyst to regeneration

Transport-linked regeneration can deliver prosperity, but must not price out locals. Our MD Damien Sharkey shares his views, and the story behind our recently completed scheme in Abbey Wood, in React

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Supporting Ukrainian Film Festival

HUB is very proud to be sponsoring Side by Side, a Ukrainian film festival organised by the Ukrainian Institute London presenting five screenings of feature, documentary, and short films about life in contemporary Ukraine

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What to do with a 45-storey skyscraper and no tenants

HSBC’s plan to leave its Canary Wharf tower for a smaller site shows the global challenges ahead in repurposing unwanted office space for a post-pandemic world. Our CEO Robert Sloss comments in this Bloomberg article

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HubCap submits plans for redevelopment of striking historic building in the City

We have submitted our latest HubCap planning application for the refurbishment of a super-central London project on Ludgate Hill, a striking building that dates back to the late 1800s, located a stone’s throw from St Paul’s

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Snowhill is celebrated as tallest building for Birmingham in Time Out

"Birmingham is getting one of the UK's tallest skyscrapers outside of London". Our Snowhill project in Birmingham which we're delivering in partnership with MARK, is in Time Out!

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What Scandinavia can teach us about co-living and community

Our MD Damien Sharkey reflects on the success of the co-living sector in Scandinavia, and what the UK can learn from it.

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The Government’s obsession with home ownership won’t fix the housing crisis

By ignoring BTR and co-living, and paying little attention to the climate crisis, Michael Gove’s recent speech was a missed opportunity. Damien Sharkey, our managing director, comments on the recent speech by Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities

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It’s time to think beyond ownership - letter in Property Week

With so many struggling to buy or rent, it’s clear housebuilding activity alone is not the answer. We need a more diverse housing offer to deliver suitable options for all needs, budgets and life stages in our cities. And while the country clearly needs more social and affordable housing, the provision of better, more secure private rental homes is also vital. Our CEO Robert Sloss shares his thoughts with Property Week

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Simple Works wins inaugural HUB and Archiboo Engineer Pitch

Simple Works has won the Archiboo Engineer Pitch, the competition created by HUB to shine a light on the important role engineers play in decarbonising the built environment, especially when it comes to repurposing buildings to avoid unnecessary demolition and waste.

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Talking development to the younger generation

This week we hosted a cohort of 20 young people from the Regeneration Brainery, talking them through the development process from start to finish

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Green light for Snow Hill, our landmark Birmingham BTR scheme

We have received planning approval from Birmingham City Council for a Build to Rent development at 2 Snowhill Plaza in central Birmingham, in partnership with pan-European real estate investment manager MARK

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Supporting Maidenhead United FC and 'Campaign Against Living Miserably'

HUB and Smedvig are proudly supporting the sponsorship of the 'Campaign Against Living Miserably' (CALM) for Maidenhead United FC 2023/24 kit

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Engineer Pitch - judges announced

Our judging panel for the first ever 'Engineer Pitch', focused on repurposing commercial buildings to provide low-carbon living spaces, has been announced

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Diversity builds stronger teams

"Bringing together people who will challenge us and each other, allowing different disciplines to step up and lead a project, making sure that we’re taking full advantage of diverse talent"

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Shortlist announced for Engineer Pitch with Archiboo

We have selected a shortlist of seven engineering practices to participate in the Engineer Pitch, a take on Archiboo’s popular Architect Pitch which will see the finalists pitch an engineering design solution for a low-carbon building conversion.

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Wembley Link 'in pictures' in Building Design

Wembley Link sits on a prominent junction on the Wembley High Road and houses associated retail space, a new public square and community facilities - completed 2020

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HubCap receives approval for aparthotel conversion plans

HubCap has received planning permission for the conversion of a warehouse on Water Street, Leith, into a 45-room aparthotel.

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Architects and engineers need to work together to help solve our two biggest crises

Retrofitting existing buildings is vital to tackling both the climate emergency and housing shortage – but effective collaboration between architects and engineers is essential, says our Managing Director Damien Sharkey

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Webb Yates Engineers - Pavilion for London Festival of Architecture

As part of this year's London Festival of Architecture, HUB is pleased to be supporting "Third Space: Craft Not Carbon Pavilion" by Webb Yates Engineers

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Meet the client: Damien Sharkey in Architecture Today

Our managing director talks about making the leap from architect to client and delivering quality within the build-to-rent sector.


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Celebrating a major milestone at our Leeds city centre BTR scheme

As UKREiiF started to wind down, we celebrated a major construction milestone with our contractor John Sisk & Son (Sisk) and funding partners Bridges Fund Management and Realstar, with a topping out ceremony at UNCLE Leeds, our Build to Rent development in Leeds city centre (also known as Latitude Purple).

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Engineer Pitch launches - a joint initiative with HUB and Archiboo

We've teamed up with Archiboo to deliver the first Engineer Pitch, a new take on the Architect Pitch, exclusively for structural engineering practices - with a focus on repurposing commercial buildings to provide living spaces, which is at the heart of our new venture HubCap

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HUB and Bridges buy Barbican office for resi conversion

HUB has acquired 45 Beech Street in the City of London for £30m, in partnership with Bridges Fund Management, for low carbon refurbishment by HubCap.

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BTR is a game-changer – let’s end the “estate agent” mindset

"Estate agentism" is getting the underestimated sector nowhere fast. Our CEO Robert Sloss shares his thoughts in React News

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NLA study tour of Queen's Quarter

We invited a group of NLA members on a study tour of our Croydon regeneration project Queen's Quarter, designed by AHMM

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BTR's role in helping regional cities retain talent

Regional cities across the UK have historically struggled with ‘brain drain’, where graduates leave once they have finished studying, often heading for London. Can BTR help reverse this trend? Our MD Damien Sharkey discusses

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NLA study tour of Queen's Quarter in Croydon

Join HUB and AHMM, for a tour and exclusive insight into Queen’s Quarter a key regeneration project in central Croydon. Organised by NLA, this is taking place on Thursday 13th April 2023

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Team workshop about diversity, equity and inclusion

The HUB team took part in a leadership workshop delivered by the team at The World Reimagined, the ground-breaking, national art education project to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact on all.

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The subplot: BTR investigated in Place North West

Our CEO interviewed in Place North West, following our recent £108m forward-funding deal in partnership with Bridges, with Canadian real estate investment company Realstar. As part of the deal, Realstar, the owner of the UNCLE residential rental brand, will deliver nearly 1,000 units in Leeds.

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HUB sets £500m GDV target for new acquisitions

HUB has set its sights on adding £500m GDV of sites to its pipeline this year, across its core build-to-rent offer and new low-carbon urban living arm HubCap. Article in EG...

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RG Group awarded £82m contract to deliver our Latitude Blue project in Leeds

We have awarded RG Group an £82m contract to deliver Latitude Blue, our 488-home build-to-rent project in Leeds. Construction will now start at the Whitehall Road scheme consisting of two towers rising to 26 and 31 storeys.

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'First Look' at Wembley Link Phase 1 designed by Maccreanor Lavington

First Look at Wembley Link Phase 1 in Architects' Journal, a project designed by Maccreanor Lavington which we developed in partnership with Bridges Fund Management and completed during lockdown.

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£108m forward funding deal agreed with Realstar to deliver 488 BTR homes in Leeds

We have signed a forward funding deal with Canadian real estate investment company Realstar, which owns residential rental brand UNCLE, to deliver a significant residential-led regeneration scheme in Leeds comprising 488 build-to-rent homes, the second Leeds development from the partnership.

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HubCap launch in the press

Our new venture HubCap has recently launched with three retrofit projects in Edinburgh and London, and we've been pleased to see it getting a lot of press attention

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Victoria Manston promoted to Development Director

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Victoria Manston to the role of Development Director, to oversee the full development process across several of HUB’s major projects.

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Discussing co-design at our recent roundtable

This week we hosted a roundtable to discuss co-design: its opportunities, challenges, best practice and how it might evolve. We had a lively discuss on this wide-ranging and very topical subject with some excellent guests.

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Introducing HubCap, our low-carbon urban living venture

HubCap is a wholly owned subsidiary of HUB, set up to deliver low-carbon urban living projects in key UK cities, with a focus on retrofit. HubCap’s first projects are emerging models such as aparthotels and co-living. Carbon budgets will be kept low by prioritising the re-use of existing buildings, as well as optimising operational carbon savings.

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Trials and tribulations: the key issues of 2022 in this Property Week round-up

Has the levelling-up agenda stalled? Looking back on this year, including thoughts from our CEO Robert Sloss

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The story of Queen's Quarter - a short film

The day we celebrated the opening of The Queen's Gardens with Croydon Council, our partners, residents and the community co-design team, we spoke to some of the people involved in this project

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Why build-to-rent delivers more than just housing

Collaborative BTR schemes can benefit investors, residents and the wider community - our MD Damien Sharkey explains how in this article

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The EG Interview: HUB’s masterplan for post-pandemic living

HUB managing director Damien Sharkey discusses our two planning consents in one week for schemes in London and Edinburgh - and how we're bringing forward third generation BTR

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Our MD, Damien Sharkey, shares his career story and views on leadership in Coaches on the Couch podcast

Our MD Damien Sharkey joins Louise and Rachel on the virtual couch to share his career story, how he came to join HUB, and how this shapes the way he views the leadership role

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Planning granted for Beaverhall, our BTR and creative workspace scheme in Edinburgh

Planning permission received for our residential-led development on Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh, from Edinburgh City Council. The scheme will provide 205 Build to Rent homes, including 52 affordable homes, as well as creative workspace and a new publicly accessible courtyard.

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Innovative mixed tenure scheme on Wood Lane in West London granted consent

Consent granted for our proposal for Wood Lane in West London, which will deliver 60 new high-quality affordable homes for single women alongside a new head office for Women's Pioneer Housing, and a substantial new co-living building with 209 apartments.

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Our plans submitted for city centre BTR project in Snow Hill, Birmingham

Plans submitted for a residential-led development at 2 Snowhill Plaza in Birmingham. The proposed scheme would deliver 462 Build to Rent homes as well as new public realm, ground-floor commercial space and on-site residents’ amenities.

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Five minutes with Victoria Manston

Victoria Manston, senior development manager at HUB, on how she got started in property, her top TV and music picks, her best and worst purchases and the celebrity she’d most like to meet.

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Topping out at Wembley Link Phase 2

The project team gathered to celebrate the topping out of Wembley Link Phase 2

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AHMM completes 513-unit residential development in Croydon

Queen’s Quarter comprises four blocks of 35, 21, 19 and 13 storeys and is centred around Queen’s Gardens, a community-designed public park by landscape architecture practice Grant Associates.

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Co-designing benefits for Croydon

To create a community space like a public park that will genuinely serve a wide range of local people, close collaboration between local authorities, developers and the community itself is required.

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Why the "mega-budget" won't spark an explosion of development

The chancellor’s announcements last week were no mini-budget but rather a mega-budget, with potentially radical implications for the UK economy. Yet, for property, it was littered with missed opportunities.

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Walking to raise money for local charity in Maidenhead

Members of the HUB team joined our contractor in Maidenhead JJRattighans to complete a nine-mile fundraising walk to raise nearly £3,000 for Alexander Devine Children's Hospice

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HUB celebrates the opening of The Queen’s Gardens, Croydon's most central park

The Queen’s Gardens, Croydon's most central park, officially re-opened to the public, following major renovations as part of HUB's regeneration of the area.

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HUB sponsors art trail in Leeds and Birmingham

We are very proud to be sponsoring a ground-breaking art trail in two of the cities that are home to new HUB projects.

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HUB joins BPF Residential ESG Working Group

HUB has joined the British Property Federation's residential working group on ESG.

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HUB joins the UK Green Building Council

We're proud new members of UKGBC, as we build our People and Planet roadmap 'Towards 2030'

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Working with Archiboo competition winners O'Donnell Brown

Back in September 2020, we ran a competition to find interesting new architectural talent. We're really pleased to be working with O'Donnell Brown on some early stage projects.

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Our plans for a creative community in Cannonmills, Edinburgh

We have submitted plans for a residential-led development on Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh, providing homes, some of them affordable, creative workspace co-designed with locals, and a new publicly accessible courtyard.

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Elizabeth Line end to end

Great connectivity is the hallmark of a Hub project, and we've been busy at both ends of the new Elizabeth Line!

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Better designed homes can improve young people's life chances

Our MD Damien Sharkey explains, in Building, how HUB's recent design competition set out to help the next generation thrive.

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Creative workspaces can bring new life to urban centres

Last December the government announced ambitious plans to boost the country’s high streets and build more homes.

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How to win back public confidence in community developments

More than three-quarters of the public lack confidence in the property sector to deliver schemes that genuinely benefit communities, according to the Urban Land Institute and YouGov.

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Our first Leeds site gets commitment from UNCLE

We have secured a forward funding agreement with investors Realstar and Quadreal for our Latitude Purple development in Leeds.

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Our first scheme in Edinburgh takes shape

The purchase of a site on Beaverhall Road in Canonmills, Edinburgh, is our first deal in the Scottish capital and ninth in partnership with impact investor Bridges Fund Management.

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Planning approved for our second project in Leeds

We are excited to announce that we have received planning approval for our residential-led Leeds project, Latitude Blue, in partnership with Bridges Fund Management Ltd.

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Hub Capital launch

HUB Capital is an investment vehicle focused on overlooked sites with short to medium term residential redevelopment potential, which we launched early 2022.

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ESG targets have never been more important for build to rent developers

Build to rent (BTR) is a booming sector, but to win work you need to really show you are making the social and environmental impact that investors are demanding.

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New Birmingham site for an exciting BTR scheme with MARK

We're pleased to share that we are collaborating with MARK for the first time on an exciting BTR scheme in the city of Birmingham.

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Queen's Quarter, 50% affordable housing, 100% exciting

We are proud to present Queen’s Quarter, the new name for our redevelopment of Taberner House…

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60 seconds with Annalise Bolger

We are building decent homes for decent people. Everyone deserves a good quality space where they can just close the door and relax, and we are helping make that happen each day.

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