MORNING NEWS: Stanhope, supermarkets and single staircases

In the news this morning, /news/factory-made-homes-are-big-picture-for-partners/ to build £2bn of new homes over the next five years.

The Times has the details on the partnership which will take on new projects together from the start, in contrast with the traditional model, under which a property developer receives planning permission for a project before hiring a construction firm and a housing association later on.

Also in the news Tesco has plans for a new supermarket chain to take on the German discounters and an investigation into residential towers that dwarf Grenfell that are being built in London with a single staircase.

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