Regeneration

Farringdon Crossrail development approved

The London Borough of Islington has approved a plan for a 207,000 sq ft over-site development at the western end of the Farringdon Crossrail station.

Housing supply 'needs more transparency'

More transparency and more innovation in project funding is needed if the UK is really to get to grips with meeting the current housing shortfall, a report by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is claiming.

Lovell brings three more in in London

Housing developer Lovell has made three new senior appointments to its new-build residential business in London.

Galliford Try wins £60m east London contracts

Galliford Try has won two house building contracts with social housing provider Peabody in east London worth a total of £60m.

HS2 opponents slam £15bn benefits claim

Opponents of the HS2 high-speed rail link have condemned a Government sponsored report which claims that the proposed high speed rail route could boost the economy by £15bn a year, with the balance of the benefits going to the regions.

Slip House wins second RIBA prize

The Slip House in Brixton by Carl Turner Architects has been shortlisted for a second RIBA prize.

Earth removed by rail from Crossrail reaches 1m tonnes

The one millionth tonne of earth to travel by rail has left Crossrail’s tunnel entrance in west London for Northfleet in Kent.

Wandsworth plans £7m primary school

Wandsworth Borough Council is seeking expressions of interest for a £7m contract to build a new primary school in Earlsfield.

Earls Court plan passes another hurdle

Regeneration chiefs have applauded a government decision not to hold a public inquiry into proposed plans to demolish Earls Court as part of an £8bn redevelopment programme, but it has brought harsh condemnation from a member of the London Assembly.

HS2 hits back at £80bn cost claim

The promoter of the HS2 rail project has hit back at claims by a free market-supporting think tank that the likely £80bn cost of the project would be better spent on funding more local projects that it claims would results in a higher return with a lower risk.

Catterick Garrison set for £25m revamp

A joint venture between Kier Property and Lingfield Securities is to start work on a £25m revamp of Catterick Garrison town centre now Richmondshire District Council has granted planning permission for the scheme.

Falkirk to benefit from TIF scheme

The Scottish government has given the go-ahead for a £58m investment scheme to improve motorway access and open up areas for development in the Falkirk and Grangemouth areas.

Charge wipes out most of Morgan Sindall's profits

An exceptional charge of £13m taken out against bad debt on old contracts has significantly shrunk Morgan Sindall’s half-year profits.

Shetland runway to get £12m repairs

The Scottish Government has approved £12m funding to repair the runway at Sumburgh Airport in the Shetland Islands, part of which has collapsed into the sea following bad weather.

Woolwich Crossrail station gets green light

Transport for London (TfL) and the Department for Transport have given Crossrail the go-ahead to begin the procurement process for fitting out an extra Crossrail station at Woolwich.

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Features

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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