British Land

The devil is still in the detail

Yet another charter promising enforcement of payment terms is unlikely to make much difference now, says Chris Scott

British Land gains 50% stake in shopping centre for £101m

British Land has acquired a 50% stake in SouthGate in Bath for £101m – with the other half of the shopping centre, near Bath spa station, owned by Aviva Investors.

Luxury homes part of Shoreditch estate regeneration aims

One of Europe’s largest real estate investment trusts (REIT) has reached an agreement with the City of London Corporation to redevelop the Shoreditch Estate.

Barratt plans to build 2000 homes a year in London

Barratt developments is continuing the expansion of its London business after the house building firm has won two joint ventures (JVs) worth over £675m.

British Land plans Lancaster canal scheme

British Land has acquired the 2.3 acre Canal Corridor North site in Lancaster city centre where it plans to deliver a mixed use scheme.

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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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