New-build housing completions top 200,000

Aaron Morby 5 years ago
Share

The house building industry has pushed new-build completions in England up 9% over the year to almost 214,000.

The North West and London each grew by around 17% over the year to March 2019
The North West and London each grew by around 17% over the year to March 2019

Housing output is now higher than the peak before the 2008 financial crash and approaching the last housing boom in the 1980s.

Across the regions in the tear to Match 2019, the North West delivered the biggest growth outside of London at nearly 17%. The capital itself bounced back after a slide in 2018 with 17% year on year growth.

The total net additions including change of use reached 241,000, still short of the Government 300,000 target.

The figures mean that in the past six years, housing supply has almost doubled (up 93%) since a low of just over 124,000 in 2012/13.

Over a million homes have been added to the housing stock in the past five years.

Stewart Baseley, executive chairman of the Home Builders Federation said; “Today’s numbers show the huge progress made by the industry as we look to meet the country’s housing need.

“Alongside much-needed homes, the increases are boosting local economies up and down the country, creating tens of thousands of new jobs and delivering much-needed investment in infrastructure.

“We need politicians to continue to work with us and develop policies that enable further increases to be delivered.

“We need to see policies that ensure buyers can buy and that enough land comes forward in the right places quickly and efficiently.

“We also need to see more support for SME builders and specialist providers to ensure the supply base continues to grow.”

 

Latest news

Morgan Sindall bags £60m raft of NHS projects

Mid and South Essex NHS Trust plans six projects
2 hours ago

Peri buys shoring and temporary bridge specialist Mabey Hire

Scaffolding and formwork specialist expands offer
7 hours ago

Vinci/McAlpine go-ahead for £312m Midlands hospitals revamp

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust gets full business case approval
10 hours ago

Lendlease puts construction arm up for sale

After two decades of global expansion Lendlease retreats to Australia
1 day ago

Mount Anvil seals Isle of Dogs estate rebuild

Firm will build 300 new homes at East London's Tiller Road Estate
10 hours ago

Northumbria Uni invites bids for £75m CHASE project

12-storey student block to be demolished for new Centre for Health and Social Equity
9 hours ago

Civils firm Akela appoints former Robertson director as MD

Framework expert Robert Ogg to lead growth at Scottish contractor
10 hours ago

McLaren to build new Hertfordshire primary school

Contractor to prioritise local suppliers on High Leigh Garden Village site
9 hours ago

Developer picked for Stafford town centre regeneration

ION Developments will draw up detailed plans for mixed-use Eastgate scheme
10 hours ago

Former Crossrail boss Mark Wild to lead HS2

Wild to bear down on spiralling costs and bring rejigged scheme in on time
2 days ago

Receivers in at £125m Manchester tower developer

Domis Construction walked away from scheme following doubts over funding
3 days ago

Costain A1 £260m dualling job finally gets go-ahead

Ministers sat on planning inspectors report for nearly three years
1 day ago

Election delays decision on Lower Thames Crossing

Planning decision on £1.2bn Luton airport expansion also pushed back six months
1 day ago

Caddick steps-in at former Lane End housing job

Contractor to restart phase of £262m scheme hit by administration
1 day ago

Plans in for Leeds iconic Tetley building revamp

Former brewing giant's HQ to become indoor market and offices
1 day ago

BAM wins first phase of North Devon hospital revamp

New staff accommodation to kick-off hospital redevelopment
1 day ago

McAlpine pulls out of £55m Carlisle Citadels project

University of Cumbria starts hunt for replacement contractor
6 days ago

Strabag UK suffers further big trading loss

Austrian contractor is gearing up for major presence in the UK market
5 days ago

Durham Uni picks UPP for £130m student scheme

Firm will deliver 1,000 self-catered bed spaces
5 days ago

Architects now upbeat after 10-months of work gloom

Larger practices see rising workloads in next three months
5 days ago

Motorist dies after collision with road paver

Police Scotland investigating fatal crash
6 days ago

McLaren Living appoints HG Construction for £69m scheme

Build to Rent scheme will transform former vacant car park site in Leeds city centre
6 days ago

Squibb liquidator probes £2m of “missing” plant

Machinery, cars and scrap metal have disappeared at demolition specialist
6 days ago

Galliford Try to re-enter affordable homes market

Contractor sets out new five-year plan to build margin to 4%
6 days ago

Former Sellar chief to lead civils contractor Kilnbridge

Owen Dannatt joins as new CEO as founder Dermot McDermott becomes Chairman
6 days ago

Hunt starts for nuclear fusion plant construction partner

Fusion energy plant to be built at West Burton coal power station site.
6 days ago

National Grid raises £7bn for big infrastructure upgrade

Rights issue to fund a major round of capital investment in energy infrastructure
6 days ago

Grenfell police probe to last at least until end of 2025

19 companies and 58 individuals could eventually face charges
7 days ago

Mace confirmed on £100m London office retrofit

Work underway on Helical's 100 New Bridge Street job near Ludgate Circus
1 week ago

Wylfa chosen for next big nuclear power station build

Government names Anglesey site for a large-scale gigawatt nuclear power plant.
1 week ago

Contractor services