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Friday, 6 March 2015

The final phase of a large scale regeneration programme at Erith Park, London, has been granted planning permission.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Persimmon Homes has secured a deal with Land Securities to build 170 homes at Castle Hill in Ebbsfleet.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Planning experts at Daniel Watney have warned that more must be done to protect the supply of offices in London, following a Conservative Party election pledge to extend office-to-residential conversion rights to 2020.

Friday, 6 March 2015

A Derbyshire construction company has been fined for safety failings after a scaffolder was seriously injured when he plunged seven metres through a fragile surface during work to extend a London supermarket.

Friday, 6 March 2015

The Government has sold off enough unused public land to build over 103,000 homes according to new figures released by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

MKM Building Supplies, the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant, reported a 31% increase in sales for the 12 months to September 30, 2014, compared with the same period in the previous year, significantly outperforming the industry.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

The annual Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition run by the Considerate Constructors Scheme has returned for its third year, encouraging contractors to engage with their local communities by asking them to design and decorate hoardings, turning them into works of art.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

New procurement regulations aim to make it easier for SMEs to secure work from the UK public sector, which is publishing more construction tenders than before, according to electronic procurement services provider Millstream.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Fewer homes would have been built last year if the Help to Buy equity loan scheme (HTB1) wasn’t there to bolster demand, according to Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB).

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

A two-day inspection initiative of basement projects in high-value London boroughs is to be carried out by the Health and Safety Executive next week.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Contractor Forrest has been appointed by Merseytravel to deliver a £82,000 ground-mount solar PV project at the mouth of the Kingsway tunnel on Ford Street in Liverpool.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £12m scheme to develop an onshore substation to facilitate the transfer of electricity from the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm in North Wales to the National Grid for DONG Energy.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Eric Wright Civil Engineering (EWCE), part of the Eric Wright Group, has helped to safeguard one of England’s rarest animals thanks to a complex design and build project in the Lake District at Ennerdale Water.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Britain needs to build more affordable homes across the board, rather than focusing efforts on one group of people, said a housing association chief in reaction to the Government’s discounted Starter Homes plan.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The number of new homes built in Scotland last year has risen by 6% compared to the previous year according to the latest housing statistics.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

More than half small and medium sized businesses in the UK construction sector say that trading conditions are improving, with 52% saying that they will invest in their business during 2015.

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Features

2015-02-24 12:16

The construction industry’s reluctance to use digital technology is retrogressive and unrealistic… but things are starting to change, says Benjamin Dyer of Powered Now

2015-02-24 12:13

Tracey Jackson from Howells Patent Glazing says the firm is aiming high when it comes to the year ahead

2015-02-11 11:54

Gillian Econopouly, head of policy and research at CITB believes more still needs to be done to address the skills shortage

2015-02-11 11:49

Judy Ashcroft from Re:allies looks disposal issues currently facing the sector

2015-02-11 11:44

Investing in careers can help prevent talent from going elsewhere says Kirstin Donohue of Connect

2015-01-28 13:11

Ian Wakelin, CEO of Biffa, looks at the construction sectors' approach to waste

2015-01-28 12:56

Is HS3 all it's cracked up to be? Lee Wagstaff of Thornton and Lowe finds out

2015-01-28 12:40

Steve Farmer, CEO at Mabey Hire discusses the need for investment and high hopes in the construction and engineering industry

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