Newport gives green light to £1bn regeneration of Llanwern

Newport City Council has granted outline planning consent for St Modwen's proposals to redevelop a former Corus steelworks.

Private sector first for Croydon

International law firm Eversheds has today announced its appointment by the London Borough of Croydon to advise on its proposed partnership with the private sector. Croydon is the first Council in the UK to emulate the successful regional development agency PPP model, by creating a £450 million urban regeneration vehicle in partnership with a private developer.

Green light for festival site plan

Developers Langtree McLean were last night granted outline planning permission for the first phase of a £250 million scheme to regenerate Liverpool’s derelict International Garden Festival site. The consent is to build 1,308 flats and 65 houses on land at Otterspool which has fallen into neglect since the 1984 festival.

Midlands regeneration plan

A major scheme which promises to create up to 270 new jobs and clean up a highly-contaminated former colliery site on the Nottinghamshire-Derbyshire border has been submitted to planners.

Bellway wins £1.2bn Leeds regeneration

Bellway Homes has signed a contract with Leeds City Council for a £1.2 billion 20-year regeneration scheme.

British Land to redevelop Euston

Network Rail today named British Land preferred development partner for the Euston railway station in London.

AMEC chosen for Blackpool redevelopment

AMEC Developments, has been chosen by Blackpool Council and urban regeneration company ReBlackpool as the preferred developer for a £285m redevelopment of the Talbot Gateway area of the town.

£58m brownfield development gets the nod

A former Saint Gobain Pipelines site in Wales is a step closer to becoming a £58m housing and commercial development after planners granted consent yesterday.

Women will deliver Olympics safely guests told

Women will have an integral role in improving safety onsite, Simons Group director and construction consultant Sandi Rhys Jones told guests at the Women in Construction Awards last night.

Galliford Try awarded £71m regeneration work

Galliford Try has today announced it has been appointed by Shoreline Housing Partnership as development partner on a £46m regeneration scheme to redevelop an estate in Grimsby. The company also won a £25m affordable housing contract in East London for East Thames Housing Group.

Amec to revamp Swindon town centre

Amec Developments has won preferred bidder status to redevelop Swindon Town Centre.

Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

The demolition of The Alexandra Hotel is at the centre of an ambitious £56m regeneration scheme to re-develop the whole Buchan area.

Plans unveiled for the second phase of Scottish waterfront development

One of Scotland’s largest waterside development will enter its second phase by creating a new communitynamed Ferry Village. The £245m project will span 105 acres from Braehead shopping centre to Renfrew town centre.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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