Unite tops out London student block

Balfour Beatty and developer Unite have taken part in a topping out ceremony for a new ten-storey student accommodation block in central London following the completion of the structural construction phase.

Public gain right to contest central government land use

New powers giving the public the right to challenge central government’s use of its land and property come into force today.

Willmott Dixon to develop Brentford FC scheme

Willmott Dixon’s development business Regen has been chosen by Brentford Football Club as preferred bidder for the role of development partner on its plan to provide a new 20,000 seat stadium and 910 homes close to Kew Bridge in London.

Agreement reached on Brunswick regeneration

The S4B development partnership has reached agreement on how it will develop the £100m Brunswick regeneration scheme in east Manchester following its appointment as preferred bidder.

Be:here agrees to Hayes development

Be: here, a company created by Willmott Dixon to develop homes for private renters, has reached agreement with two other property companies to develop 132 homes on the Old Vinyl Factory site in Hayes, Middlesex.

Wates' Erith project gets funding boost

The Mayor of London has approved £6.7m in funding for the regeneration at Erith Park in Bexley, where Wates Living Space has already begun to replace seven high-rise blocks with around 550 new homes for around 3,000 local people.

Southall redevelopment gets approval

A plan to redevelop the 1950s era Havelock Estate in Southall in west London has been approved by Ealing Council.

PMC in £5m Southampton project

PMC Construction has started work on a £5m affordable housing development for Raglan Homes in the fruit and vegetable market area of Southampton’s old town.

Edinburgh's Haymarket development moves ahead

Work on one of the biggest commercial developments to take place in Edinburgh in the past decade could now start as early as next month following an agreement to start enabling works and the completion of a number of key pre-lets.

Battersea Power Station gets funding boost

The latest plan to redevelop Battersea Power Station has received a major boost after a group of banks and lenders agreed a agreed a £790.2m funding package with the site’s current development manager.

St Giles Circus scheme wins approval

Consolidated Developments has won planning permission for its proposed redevelopment of St Giles Circus in central London that aims to celebrate the area’s musical heritage and create a new urban gallery for London.

£24.3m goes on road improvements in Leeds and Birmingham

The government has approved funding of over £24m for two traffic improvement schemes in Leeds and Birmingham.

Wates signs up for £120m regeneration project

Housing provider Orbit South has signed an unconditional contract with Wates Living Space for the £120m development of Erith Park in the London Borough of Bexley, which it claims is one of the largest regeneration projects in London.

Bournemouth scheme gets topped out

A joint venture between Bournemouth Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments have marked the completion of the latest stage of a £40m regeneration project in Bournemouth town centre with a topping out ceremony.

Builder needed for famous Glasgow venue redevelopment

Glasgow City Council is inviting tenders for a £30m contract to redevelop one of the city’s most famous entertainment venues.

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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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