Regeneration

LTGDC unveils London riverside plans

The London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC) has launched its vision for London Riverside, part of the Thames Gateway.

East Manchester masterplan gets greenlight

A masterplan to rejuvenate a 128-acre site in West Gorton, East Manchester, has been approved by Manchester City Council.

RIBA names shortlist for Grahame Park

The RIBA has announced the design shortlist to deliver Phase 1b of the Grahame Park Regeneration Project, Colindale, London.

Manchester super casino axed

Plans to build a huge Las Vegas-style super-casino in Manchester is to be scrapped, the government has today confirmed.

£300m Doncaster scheme gets green light

Council bosses have given the go ahead to a £300m scheme in Doncaster.

Openshaw housing development gets underway

A major new £65m housing development in east Manchester has reached its first milestone with residents invited to lay the first bricks.

Urban Splash plans Liverpool`s biggest ever-residential scheme

Urban Splash have revealed plans to build a £100m housing development in the shadow of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral, the largest residential scheme in the city to date.

£300m Belfast redevelopment scheme

A £300m scheme looks set to transform Belfast City Centre after an agreement was reached between developers and the Northern Irish Government.

£59m Pavilion Gardens gets thumbs up

The majority of people who attended the recent public exhibition of the planned leisure development in Bournemouth Town Centre, have responded positively to the plans.

Torbay looks for redevelopment

Developers from across the UK were today in Torbay to examine the local councils plans for a "New English Riviera".

Basildon Council announce £150m contracts shortlist

Basildon Council has announced the shortlist for both the £120m regeneration of Wickford town centre and its £30m sporting village project.

Manchester's supercasino to be scrapped

The proposed Las Vegas style super-casino to be built in Manchester appears close to being formally scrapped according to reports.

Somerset gets locomotive in regeneration scheme

Minehead will next week witness the sight of an authentic 65foot long, 50 tonne locomotive turntable being craned into place as part of a £6m regeneration scheme in Somerset.

Grainger/Helical Bar win £110m Hammersmith scheme

Grainger and Helical Bar have beaten Galliford Try and St James Investments to be Hammersmith and Fulham Councils preferred developer for its £110m redevelopment scheme.

£300m Wolverhampton scheme gets go ahead

A £300m regeneration scheme in Wolverhampton is set to go ahead after the council confirmation that a large area of land in the city centre can be compulsory purchased.

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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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