We need innovative solutions to our national housing crisis to find new ways to ensure everyone can live in a clean, safe, affordable and sustainable home.
Our Property group works together to ensure that the views our members inform the public debate. Where possible we engage a range of stakeholders in this area – whether the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, National Housing Federation, the Chartered Institute of Housing or Homes England. As well as housing we explore issues around commercial property and large-scale regeneration projects.
The group informs ACE’s thought-leadership in this area producing innovative yet tangible proposals to improve housing design and construction, regularly responds to government consultations, holds events and writes articles for the trade press. It also manages ACE's involvement in the APPG on Building Communities.
The group meets quarterly. Members include representatives of the following ACE member companies: AECOM, Amey, Arcadis, Clancy, Hoare Lea, Hurley-Palmer-Flatt, Ramboll UK, Waterman, WSP and WYG.
The Chair is Tom Smith of WSP.
Budget 2020 - Initial briefing
Three page briefing on major announcements at Budget 2020.
Budget 2020 - Detailed analysis
Detailed member-only analysis of Budget 2020.
ACE Manifesto - Infrastructure for everyone
Outlining a raft of policies ready for all political parties to engage with.
Call for evidence and contributions
APPG consultation on placemaking and design that maximises infrastructure's social value.
Scrapping the Levy
ACE analysis into CIL spending by local councils in England and Wales.
Building on Brownfield
EIC report explores potential for building and development on derelict land.
Report argues for good design and placemaking to solve the housing crisis.
Supporting housing delivery through developer contributions
ACE responds to MHLCG consultation.
National Planning Policy Framework response
ACE responds to proposals to make more land available for housing.
Draft London Housing Strategy
ACE proposes "disruptive" recommendations for the planning framework.
Policy Briefing - Manifesto comparison 2017
We compare the offering for infrastructure from the three major parties.
Policy Briefing - Housing White Paper
Analysis of the government's Fixing the Housing Market White Paper.
The Housing Gap
The growing human cost of not building enough homes.
Stimulating the housing market
ACE explores the slowdown in the housing construction market.