housing

Piccadilly tower tallest in Europe

Construction work on what will be Europe’s tallest residential skyscraper will start in January, it has been announced.

English Partnerships and Housing Corporation make urban design update

English Partnerships and the Housing Corporation have updated their Urban Design manual with a new 207-page supplement and an interactive website.

Housebuilder submits new plans for Whittingham hospital site

Taylor Wimpey has submitted fresh plans to develop 147 acres of the derelict Whittingham hospital site, following consultation with the local community.

Housebuilders slam Government housing plan

The Home Builders Federation has slammed Government targets for housebuilding in the South East.

Lovell win Islington Housing

Lovell is to build a £36 million mixed tenure housing development in Islington, north London.

Tender launched for Brunswick housing PFI

Manchester City Council has launched a tender for its Brunswick HRA Housing PFI contract.

Construction suppliers warn Government on housing efficiency

The Construction Products Association has welcomed the publication of the government's Green Paper on Housing, but said it must do more to tackle the efficiency of existing stock.

Gladman group in £100 million investment

The Cheshire property developer the Gladman Group has unveiled a plan to invest £100m over the next year, acquiring land for residential development.

Property federation welcomes housing target

The British Property Federation has welcomed the building of an extra 20,000 social rented homes a year,a target which isexpected intodays' Government housing green paper.

Planning application submitted for stadium and Tesco

The planning application for the new 18,000 Rugby League Saints' Stadium with a multi million pound Tesco Extra superstore next door, has now been submitted to St. Helens Council.

Housing, hospital and infrastructure projects for John Laing

John Laing's joint venture for housing and regeneration, Regenter, has signed a £165m deal with Lewisham Council to refurbish and manage over 1,200 Local Authority homes in Brockley, Lewisham.

Housing project for Regenter

Regenter B3 has entered into a Private Finance Initiative Partnership with Lewisham Council to invest £165m into housing in South London.

Bring the Production Line to the Construction Site

With the cost of housing perpetually on the rise in the UK and interest rates now also at a relative high the need for affordable social housing is increasingly under the spotlight. B&E hears how precast concrete can alleviate the problem.

Green light for festival site plan

Developers Langtree McLean were last night granted outline planning permission for the first phase of a £250 million scheme to regenerate Liverpool’s derelict International Garden Festival site. The consent is to build 1,308 flats and 65 houses on land at Otterspool which has fallen into neglect since the 1984 festival.

Hull homes contract for Kier

Kier today signed an £86m contract with Hull City Council to deliver repairs and maintenance for 10,000 council 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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