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The largest community energy battery in Europe has been installed at igloo’s Trent Basin project in Nottingham. The 2.1 MW battery from TESLA has the capacity to deliver 500kW of power and its inclusion at the pioneering development represents a significant leap forward in the use of renewable energy in housing projects across the UK. The...

Igloo has been appointed by Nationwide, the world’s largest building society, as development manager to support the delivery of a major housing project in Swindon, the firm’s home town – working closely with the community and Swindon Borough Council. A full-time community organiser has been employed to work with local people, firstly to fully understand their...

The Liverpool City Region's economy is improving and deserves a closer look, writes igloo’s Mark Bousfield. Its Gross Value Added (GVA) per head, a key measure of productivity, is back above three-quarters of the national average and growing, whilst its unemployment rate has fallen decisively towards the national average. These improvements highlight a long-term economic recovery...

The Leathermarket Community Benefit Society (CBS) team, led by development managers at igloo, is celebrating that Buxton Building Contractors Ltd has reached the highest physical point of construction at Marklake Court, and the 27 high-quality homes are really beginning to take shape. Marklake Court is a community-led development by Leathermarket CBS, in partnership with Southwark Council...

igloo has relocated its head office in Manchester to Tib Street in the city's Northern Quarter. Having outgrown its former office on Dale Street, the new space provides more opportunities for igloo and improved facilities to meet its growing requirements. CEO, Peter Connolly, said: "We had been based on Dale Street for just over three years...

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...