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London council bags £1m from sale of 'dilapidated shed'

A London borough has netted almost £1m after auctioning off a prefabricated 1950s bungalow.

Investors line up to finance 'Super Sewer' in a bid to clean up London's river

Thames Water has selected a preferred bidder to deliver the Thames Tideway Tunnel, also known as the 'super sewer'.

House price rises surge ahead of England and Wales ahead of new tax

A new tax implemented by the Scottish government has seen house prices rise twice as fast as in England and Wales, according to a market report from estate agent Your Move.

We must build more affordable homes before they run out, says Shelter

There are only 43 family homes at an affordable price left in London – and one of them is a houseboat, according to Shelter. England as a whole has a mere 42,185.

Current planning permissions impacting the rate of building in London

Planning permission will cap London’s efforts to provide new homes at just two-thirds of official targets if approvals continue at the current rate, according to new research from London estate agents Stirling Ackroyd.

Plans to help deliver over 400,000 homes for London

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has set out plans to help London meet its need for over 400,000 homes on a visit to Aura development by Weston Homes in Edgware, with the Mayor of London.

Plans for thousands of homes along the Thames

The Mayor of London has published a ‘blueprint’ for creating thousands of new homes along the river Thames.

Government funding kick-starts transformation of London landmark

An iconic former flour mill at the heart of London’s Royal Docks will be transformed into a vibrant centre for business and enterprise thanks to £12 million of government funding.

Lend Lease wins £75 million office job

Lend Lease’s Construction business has been appointed by Legal & General Property to create a £75 million mixed-use scheme on Hammersmith Road, London.

Transport secretary congratulates 400th Crossrail apprentice

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin visited Crossrail’s Bond Street site to congratulate the 400th apprentice appointed to work on the project.

Costain Skanska JV wins £40M Paddington Underground contract

Costain, in joint venture (JV) with Skanska UK, has won the contract to create an underground link between Paddington Station’s Crossrail and Bakerloo Line platforms for London Underground Limited (LUL). The contract is worth approximately £20m to the Costain Group.

Atkins named as route developer for Crossrail 2 programme

Transport for London has appointed Atkins as part of one of the major consulting groups tasked with developing the detailed plans for Crossrail 2, the proposed major new rail line which would deliver much needed extra transport capacity in the capital.

Plans to build 24,000 homes move another step closer

Plans to transform Old Oak Common in West London into a brand new part of the capital with up to 24,000 new homes and more than 55,000 jobs have moved another step closer.

Tower Hamlets approves Canary Wharf Group's Wood Wharf development

Tower Hamlets Council has approved plans by Canary Wharf Group to regenerate the 4.9 million square feet site adjacent to Canary Wharf formerly known as Wood Wharf.

Planning strategies published to ensure Tech City continues to thrive

The Mayor of London is asking for views on detailed planning strategies that he hopes will ensure that the area around Old Street can continue to thrive as the beating heart of London’s tech sector.

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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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