Regeneration

JPG and Marshall complete retail park

Marshall Construction, working with civil engineering consultancy JPG, has completed work on a new retail park in Prestatyn in north Wales that has already created more than 650 jobs.

Brick factory gets underway with donations

Brick manufacturer Ibstock Brick has marked the release of the first batch of bricks from its completely redeveloped Chesterton factory by donating 10,000 bricks to local causes in need of building materials.

OMA chosen for final Greenwich river frontage

Cathedral Group and Development Securities have appointed international architecture practice OMA as masterplanner and lead architect on the mixed-use development of Morden Wharf, a 19 acre regeneration site on London’s Greenwich Peninsula.

BB wins £80m London student accommodation contract

Balfour Beatty has won an £80m contract to design and build a 19-storey building in central London for student accommodation provider Urbanest.

Crossrail reveals plans for Abbey Wood

Crossrail has submitted plans for the redevelopment of Abbey Wood station, in what it claims is the largest investment in transport in the local area since the railway first arrived in 1849.

Lovell in £269m Woolwich regeneration

Lovell has won a £269m contract with the Royal Borough of Greenwich to redevelop three Woolwich council estates.

ISG in £6.2m east Manchester win

ISG has won a £6.2m contract to complete the final phase of external cladding on two multi-storey blocks in east Manchester owned by the Eastlands Homes Partnership.

Former union site to convert to homes

The former offices of the Unite union in Hayes in south east London are to be converted into apartments after the site was acquired by property developer London Square.

Competition launched for new Salford bridge

Architects and engineers from around the globe are being invited to join a competition to build a new pedestrian bridge aimed at opening up some of Salford’s untapped green spaces.

Scottish goverment considers place standard

A place standard that would act as a benchmark for new housing developments and possibly even be required if they are to attract public sector funding have been included in a new architecture policy l

Brent Cross new plan unveiled

The development partnership behind Brent Cross in north London have put forward three new improvements to the shopping centre which they claim will help it connect with its immediate surroundings much

Liverpool scheme 'still on'

The funder behind a major Liverpool regeneration project has insisted that the project will be finished despite the main contractor behind it going into administration.

Interserve teams up with environment charity

Interserve has formed a partnership with regeneration charity Groundwork that will see surplus equipment and construction materials that might otherwise have gone to landfill used on environmental projects.

Muse JV to redevelop Aberdeen site

Aberdeen City Council has named a joint venture between Morgan Sindall subsidiary Muse Developments and Aviva Investors as preferred bidder for the £100m-plus redevelopment of the council’s former head office at St Nicholas House site in Aberdeen.

New £25m fund to tackle deprived Scottish communities

An annual £25m fund to transform disadvantage areas in Scotland has been launched jointly today by the Scottish government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).

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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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