Josephine Smit

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jsmit@cmpi.biz
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    Housebuilders' salary survey 2019

    2019-10-17T05:00:00

    Pay is still going up – driven by continuing skills shortages – but the economic climate has constrained wages this year

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    Why housebuilders’ bosses are seeing green

    2009-11-13T00:39:00

    The housing market seems to have hit the bottom and bounced, and according to our salary survey, the pay of housebuilders’ directors is about to follow it

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    Does your job ever get on top of you?

    2009-10-16T00:00:00

    Each construction profession requires different skills and personalities, so it’s easy to fit the person with the job, right? Well, actually it’s harder than that, and the consequences of failure can be very unhappy workers

  • Make yourself at home: The office of the future will have a residential feel or be like a club
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    What is the future for fit-out?

    2008-12-15T00:00:00

    Josephine Smit asks some of the industry’s leading experts

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    Treat your staff with honesty and humanity

    2008-10-17T00:00:00

    Thousands of people have been made redundant in the past few months and more will probably follow. How should a good employer handle this painful process? Josephine Smit found out

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    Foreword

    2006-12-08T00:00:00

    The chancellor’s pre-Budget statement opens a new chapter for regeneration this week, with the expected release of policy documents including economist Kate Barker’s review of the planning system.

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    Suburban jungle

    2006-11-10T00:00:00

    Take another look at the cover of this issue. It is archetypal suburbia, as a housebuilder of the 1930s promoted it.

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    It’s not all black and white

    2006-11-10T00:00:00

    The government wants more mixed communities but seems to have little idea how to go about it. What should the regeneration sector be doing?

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    The outsider

    2006-11-10T00:00:00

    Forty years after Cathy Come Home brought the plight of homeless people to our TV screens, filmmaker Dominic Savage is tackling the topic in Born Equal – and finds the themes as alive today as they were then.

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    What’s working - mixed use

    2006-11-10T00:00:00

    The first is a town centre, the second is in a city and the third is in a suburb. All are on the receiving end of mixed-use development to regenerate and bring a new vibrancy to their area, and all have different approaches.

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    Keep them spinning, Ken

    2006-11-10T00:00:00

    Of all the plates mayor Ken Livingstone has spinning at one time, none is more prone to topple than Thames Gateway. He tells Josephine Smit all about the revolution.

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    Reeling in Richmond’s gas guzzlers

    2006-10-25T12:30:00

    Building’s Regenerate editor is feeling victimised by Richmond council’s stealth tax on oversized cars.

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    Crest Nicholson launches high density prefabricated brand

    2006-10-20T00:00:00

    Components can be assembled to build units from one-bed apartments to four-bed houses

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    Shops snub mixed-use schemes in London

    2006-10-06T00:00:00

    About one-third of the commercial space in new mixed-use developments in London is lying empty, a report by London Development Research has revealed.

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    Wimpey to build £60,000 homes for first-time buyers

    2006-10-06T00:00:00

    G2 subsidiary will sell one and two-bedroom homes in northern England and the Midlands

  • Anyone for doubles? What the four-storey homes in the Thames Gateway would look like
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    ‘Double decker’ family homes to meet high-density demand

    2006-10-06T00:00:00

    Bellway Homes and English Partnerships aim to build four-storey blocks in Barking Riverside

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    Countryside puts Accordia up for sale

    2006-09-01T00:00:00

    Countryside Properties, the housebuilder, is to sell the remainder of its award-winning Accordia site in Cambridge after the departure of Kajima, its contractor on the PFI-led housing project

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    Prescott Jr’s uncomfortable outing

    2006-08-21T12:38:00

    The Sunday Times ‘revealed’ John Prescott Jr’s involvement in the housebuilding industry at the weekend. Is this another embarrassment for his dad?

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    How sustainability became an optional extra

    2006-08-07T14:00:00

    Housebuilders are now offering greywater recycling in new homes but at £3500 it doesn't come cheap. The editor of Regenerate wonders whether buyers will opt for such expensive green extras

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    Kellys heroics

    2006-07-14T00:00:00

    The past month or so has been marked by Ruth Kelly’s coming out, not in the white chiffon frills of a debutante, but in her customary sensible trouser suit.

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