Journal

Written by David Roberts We welcomed the UK City of Culture judging panel to Sunderland recently. Whilst walking the judges past Siglion's VAUX redevelopment and talking them through the scheme’s connections with Sunderland’s cultural sector,  I reflected on the role igloo is playing through its various partnerships across the UK, bringing culture into the heart of...

igloo CEO Peter Connolly recently joined fellow housing leaders and the Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street to discuss the various actions required to create a step change for UK housing development to meet Government targets for the delivery of new homes. The conversation covered a range of topics including modern construction methods, supporting...

Young Urbanists is all about getting young people more involved in the development of their cities. 20 young people aged 14 - 15 from Hetton School have worked with creative agency, 22Sheds, to explore Sunderland in a project supported by the Wellesley Trust and Siglion - the joint venture charged with transforming the city, managed...

A recent igloo team meeting saw everyone at igloo travel from all over the UK to Sunderland, home of Siglion, igloo's joint venture partnership in Sunderland, set to transform the city over the next 10 years. As part of the day's agenda, which included company updates, walking & cycling tours, and presentations by Deputy Leader Cllr...

igloo’s residential development on the banks of the river Ouseburn in Newcastle, The Malings has been highly commended at the prestigious The Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2017.   The development was nominated in two categories, Outstanding Placemaking Award and Development of the Year (schemes of 200 homes and under) where it received the highly commended accolade. Based...

igloo Community Builders has been selected as the preferred development manager for Tonic Housing CIC. Tonic Housing CIC is a community interest company with a vision to create a fresh and exemplary approach to LGBT older living. The aim is to reduce the social isolation and discrimination feared and often experienced by older LGBT people. The...

igloo’s The Malings has been nominated in two categories in the prestigious The Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2017. The development, which incorporates 76 low energy and eco-friendly homes, with commercial units for local business, is up for Development of the Year (schemes of 200 homes and under) and Outstanding Placemaking Award. The annual British Homes Awards...

Siglion, a joint venture in Sunderland managed by igloo, is injecting some creative spark into plans for Seaburn, after formerly appointing an artist to help transform it into a thriving seaside hotspot. Siglion – which aims to create happy, healthy and sustainable communities in the city – has appointed nationally-renowned local artist, Simon Watkinson to help...

igloo’s Trent Basin, is about to set the bar for community energy schemes as it prepares to install Europe’s largest community battery (2MWh), and solar photovoltaics that will generate, store and distribute energy at a neighbourhood level, and launch a unique energy company for residents. A trailblazing consortium of business, government and academia has come together,...

igloo is delighted to announce that Whitelaw Street at Maryhill Locks has picked up the ‘Starter Home of the Year’ accolade at the Scottish Home Awards. The event was founded in 2007 to recognise excellence in the Scottish housebuilding industry. It is an independent awards programme, run for the benefit of the housebuilding community, with the objective...