Entries by Steve Grimshaw

£6M loan fund recycled 4x

NUE has recycled its £6m loan fund four times, coupled with private sector leverage, investment reaches £53m It’s been 10 years since NUE offered short term secured interest free loans across Kent in response to removing one of the barriers when it comes to bringing long term empty properties back into use – the availability […]

Empty Homes Conference 2018 – 18th October 2018

The 2018 National Empty Homes Conference will be held on Thursday, 18th October 2018.  And, as always, the programme features a wide range of informative sessions and great speakers. The Conference will be held at Maple House, in Birmingham. To make a booking please contact Claire Hope:  email [email protected]  07917 794589   Timetable: 09.00 to 10.00 Registration […]

Westbrook House, Folkestone – 8 new homes available now for rent

Former school building: Westbrook House, Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone returned to use Thanks to a combination of private funds and loans from NUE (an interest free loan, a top up loan from Folkestone and Hythe district council and an interest bearing loan), a local family owned company acquired the property in 2017 and have transformed the former school […]

UK Housing Awards Winners

No Use Empty (NUE) scooped the award for ‘Outstanding approach to regeneration’ at the UK Housing Awards event at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in central London. The UK Housing Awards, run by Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing, is the largest and longest running awards in the sector and is now in […]

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Pledges £100k to Empty Homes Scheme

 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council pledges £100,000 to No Use Empty Award winning empty homes scheme, No Use Empty (NUE), has received a commitment of £100,000 from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council to provide top-up loans to help bring long-term empties back into use. The pioneering scheme introduced top-up loans in 2015 and has since seen further […]

NUE celebrating National Empty Homes Week

National Empty Homes Week 2017 National Empty Homes Week will take place from Monday 16th October to 22nd October. Every year local authorities, housing providers, community-led organisations and others see Empty Homes Week as an opportunity to organise events and put out information so that people know about their work to tackle empty homes.  Empty Homes […]

Former British Volunteer Pub, Ashford now completed

Former British Volunteer Pub, Ashford History The original pub was converted by the army in the 1860s from two old cottages which stood alongside barracks after several licensees in the town refused to serve troublesome soldiers. Like so many once vibrant traditional town centre pubs, it closed its doors during the summer of 2015 and remained boarded up. […]