Congleton housing development gets underway

The Plus Dane Group has started work on a new housing development at Elworth Court in Congleton, Cheshire.

Fifteen take £120m housing framework

Fifteen contractors havewon a place on a£120m housing framework covering London and the south east.

Green light for 2,500 homes in Gainsborough

Plans to build around 2,500 new homes in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, have received outline planning permission from West Lindsey District Council.

Bristol City Council to set up £250m housing delivery framework

Bristol City Council plans to set up a delivery panel, worth up to £250m, covering the development of affordable housing for four local authorities in the West of England.

£450m Glasgow regeneration planned

ty Council is looking for a development partner to deliver a £450m regeneration programme in the city’s Laurieston area.

Bristol housing scheme gets underway

The Leadbitter Group has started work on 26 new affordable homes on the former site of Winstanley House in Barton Hill, Bristol.

Go ahead for first phase of Green Man Lane estate regeneration

Ealing Council has granted planning permission for the first phase of the £136m regeneration of the Green Man Lane estate.

Barratt takes Plymouth housing scheme

Barratt Developments has been chosen by Plymouth Community Homes to deliver a £30m housing regeneration project in Plymouth over the next three years.

ISG Pearce takes £42m house building deal

Contractor ISG Pearce has won a four-year house building framework worth up to £42m with Two Rivers Housing.

Cruden to build Edinburgh council homes

Construction work on the first new council homes for a generation in Edinburgh will start shortly following the appointment of the Cruden Group.

Six take Arena housing deal

Six contractors have won a place on Arena Housing Group’s four year housing framework covering the north west of England and Yorkshire, worth up to £60m.

Greenwich Council seeks partner to redevelop estates

Greenwich Council is looking for a partner to carry out the redevelopment of three estates in Woolwich, south London, covering 12 hectares of land.

Four shortlisted for Gallions Quarter

Four developers have been shortlisted by the London Development Agency (LDA) for its plans to build more than 600 homes next to Gallions Reach DLR station in the Albert Basin.

Bury housing deal up for grabs

Six Town Housing, which manages council homes on behalf of Bury Council, has published a tender for a contract worth between £4.5m and £5m for the construction of new care homes in Radcliffe.

Mansell wins £8m deal to build Bayswater apartments

Mansell has won an £8m contract to build 15 luxury residential apartments in Bayswater, London for Seahorse International Holdings.

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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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