housebuilding

Wales to get £30million eco facelift

A green home improvement scheme will benefit people in at least 21 communities in Wales with £30m in funding in its first year, Environment Minister Jane Davidson has announced.

Green light for Edinburgh council housing

The go ahead has been given to build the first local authority housing in Edinburgh for more than 20 years.

Go ahead for Genesis Stratford scheme

Genesis Housing Group has won planning permission to build more than 700 canalside homes at its 43-storey tower scheme, which overlooks the 2012 Olympic site in Stratford, East London.

Mansell takes £14m housing job

Mansell has scooped a £14m contract to build 100 new build affordable homes at Muirpark Wynd, Tranent for East Lothian Council.

FE Peacock to build first new council homes for 30 years in Corby

Bourne-based builder FE Peacock, part of the Larkfleet Group, has won the contract to build twenty-six new social homes for Corby Borough Council. The properties will be the first council homes built in Corby for around three decades.

Green light for Preston housing plans

Councillors at Preston City Council have approved a development strategy to build 20,000 new homes by 2026.

Balfour Beatty to expand US military family housing project

Balfour Beatty has announced that its Fort Carson military housing PPP project in Colorado has received approximately US $100m (£65m) in funding from the U.S. Department of the Army for an expansion phase covering the development and construction of additional homes and amenities.

Balfour Beatty wins £65m Kensington estate project

Balfour Beatty subsidiary Mansell has won a £65m design and build contract to redevelop Wornington Green Estate, London, for Kensington Housing Trust.

Go ahead for Cambridge housing scheme

A planning application to build 286 new homes on the southern edge of Trumpington village in Cambridge has been agreed, subject to finalising a legal agreement with the developers, Countryside Properties.

Archial Architects gets green light for £20m Conon Bridge scheme

Inverness-based Archial Architects has won planning approval for its proposals to design 209 houses for a £20m housing development at Braes of Conon, Conon Bridge.

Galliford Try lands £50m affordable housing work

Galliford Try has secured work worth a total of £50m, providing affordable housing in Yorkshire, Devon and Middlesex.

Sentinel invites bids for £50m housing deal

Contractors are being invited to bid for Sentinel Housing Association’s £50m development and regeneration framework covering design and build projects.

Regenter consortium lands Kirklees housing PFI

Kirklees Council has named a consortium comprising Regenter, Wates Living Space and Pinnacle Housing as preferred bidder for its Excellent Homes for Life housing PFI project.

Stewart Milne wins Aberdeen housing contract

Stewart Milne Construction has been awarded three contracts with a combined value of £10m to build the first new council housing in a generation for Aberdeen City Council.

HBF calls for action to tackle housing crisis

The Home Builders Federation (HBF) is warning MP’s that they need to “wake up to the mounting housing crisis” as the shortfall in supply approaches one million homes.

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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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