Go ahead for £45m Manchester student tower

Plans to build a 33-storey tower of student accommodation in Manchester city centre have received planning permission from the city council.

Four chosen for Glasgow housing framework

Glasgow City Council has selected four contractors for a housing framework worth £75m.

Mace takes London student accommodation

Mace has won a £19.3m design and build contract with Fieldgate Street Investment for student accommodation in east London.

Berkeley Homes signs joint venture with Southwark Council for Tower bridge development

Berkeley Homes has signed a joint venture with Southwark Council to build a 400-home development next to Tower Bridge on the south bank of the Thames.

NHBC reports rise in UK house building

House building levels across the UK rose during May 2010, according to the latest NHBC statistics.

Willmott Dixon takes £20m housing work

Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Circle Anglia for two new housing projects worth over £20m that will create 194 new homes.

Call for 'smart living plan for disabled and older people'

Experts working across the field of disabled and older people have called for a national overall plan to develop fully integrated systems and services which meet their needs.

Havering Council appoints two partners for Essex scheme

Havering Council has appointed Countryside Properties and Notting Hill Housing Trust to build 170 new homes in Essex.

Lord's Cricket Ground scheme up for grabs

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has shortlisted five developers to build a residential scheme at Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood, London.

Three chosen for Hackney Homes deal

Three contractors have been selected for a place on a £220m four-year framework for Hackney’s Decent Homes programme in London.

Ikea plans housing development near Olympic Park

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has bought a 13 acre site near the Olympic Park in east London, as part of its plans to expand its residential business in the UK.

Frank Haslam Milan wins Snow Hill scheme

Frank Haslam Milan (FHM) has won a £6.25m contract fromhousing, support and regeneration organisation Midland Heart, to deliver the redevelopment of the Snow Hill homeless scheme in Birmingham city centre.

£45m funding to build Scottish homes

The Scottish Government has unveiled funding of £45m to build around 800 low-cost homes across Scotland.

Aberdeen housing scheme planned

More than 200 “low-cost” homes are to be built in Aberdeen, the Scottish Government has announced.

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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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