Allied plans Manchester tower

Allied Developments has applied for permission to build a 37-storey block of student flats next to Manchester's Oxford Road railway station.

RCK winner of Preston Guild competition

RCKarchitects has been selected as the winner of the Gateway goes for Guild Social Housing competition.

Willmott Dixon takes £26m retirement village

Willmott Dixon Housing has been awarded a £26m contract by ExtraCare Charitable Trust for the main element of a 300-home retirement village in Milton Keynes.

NHF calls on churches to free up land for housing

Up to 10,000 rural affordable homes could be built if churches sold land and buildings to housing associations, the National Housing Federation (NHF) has said.

Lovell takes £4.3m Paisley housing job

Affordable housing specialist Lovell has won a £4.3m contract with Paisley South Housing Association to modernise 53 tenement flats in Gordon Street, Paisley.

Bramall Construction takes £1.6m Widnes scheme

Bramall Construction has been awarded a £1.6m contract from Halton Housing Trust to build 12 two-bedroom apartments and six bungalows at Clarke Gardens in Widnes.

Green light for 526 Bellway homes in Newcastle

Plans for 526 new Bellway homes at a former industrial site in Newcastle have been approved by the city council.

Go ahead for extra care housing scheme in Tameside

Planning permission has beengiven for a new build “extra care” residential scheme in Tameside, Greater Manchester.

East Thames Consortium wins £200m Ocean regeneration

The East Thames Consortium has been selected as Tower Hamlets Council’s preferred partner to deliver the £200m Ocean Estate regeneration project in east London.

Energy saving scheme unveiled

Homeowners in Birmingham, Sunderland, London Borough of Sutton and Stroud will be testing out new ways to finance whole house energy makeovers under the Government’s £4m Pay As You Save scheme.

RIBA calls for new approach to new build housing

Bold new approaches are needed to raise the standard of new-build homes and unlock the “hidden market” for high quality housing in the UK, according to a new discussion paper from the Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA).

Higgins Construction takes £5.7m scheme

Higgins Construction has won a £5.7m contract to build 65 new apartments in Southend-on-Sea.

Gateway issues shortlist

Community Gateway Association, Preston’s largest housing association has announced the names of the four shortlisted teams in the competition to design a social housing development in the city.

Lovell takes £3.5m Wirral housing scheme

Morgan Sindall subsidiary Lovell has won a £3.5m contract with Cosmopolitan Housing Association to build a housing scheme at Rice Lane, Egremont, Wirral.

Inspiral Group takes £130m Oldham job

A consortium, the Inspiral Group, has won a £130m contract to redevelop four deprived neighbourhoods in Oldham.

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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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