Kirkby redevelopment plans go on show

Plans for the redevelopment of Kirkby town centre will be on display from today for the community to view.

Tesco wins Sheringham store battle

Tesco has won a 14 year battle to build a superstore in the town of Sheringham in Norfolk.

Edge Lane Retail Park redevelopment planned

Derwent Holdings has submitted a planning application for the £200m redevelopment of Edge Lane Retail Park in Liverpool.

McLaren Construction takes B&Q deal

McLaren Construction has won a £23m contract to build a distribution centre for B&Q.

Go ahead for Sainsbury's in Bognor Regis

Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has backed plans for a 9,163sq m Sainsbury's superstore in Bognor Regis.

£30m West Bromwich Tesco scheme up for grabs

Bam Construct, Galliford Try, Vinci, and Simons Construction are in the running for a £30m Tesco-led regeneration scheme in West Bromwich town centre.

Go ahead for Tameside Tesco

Plans to build a 90,000 sq ft Tesco store and a community centre in Hattersley have been approved by Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council.

Sainsbury's resubmits plans for Penrith scheme

Supermarket giant Salisbury's has resubmitted its plans to redevelop the town centre of Penrith in Cumbria after they were rejected.

Williams Tarr takes Manchester Fort deal

Warrington-based construction company Williams Tarr has been appointed to build the second phase of an extension to Manchester Fort Shopping Park.

Green light for Thornton retail development

Wyre Council has given planning approval to NPL Estates for plans to transform land next to the former power station in Thornton, Lancashire into a retail development.

Ocado to build £200m distribution centre

Ocado, the online grocer, plans to build a £200m distribution centre at Birch Coppice Business Park in north Warwickshire.

Laing O'Rourke is main contractor for £300m Trinity Leeds

Laing O'Rourke has been named as the main contractor for Land Securities' £300m Trinity Leeds scheme.

Supermarket boom lifts construction

Over £500m worth of supermarket construction projects have started on site so far this year (to June), with supermarket projects accounting for 69% of this figure according to new figures from Glenigan.

Go ahead for Congleton scheme

Scarborough Development Group has received planning permission to build a hotel and food store in Congleton town centre in Cheshire.

Land Securities to restart work on Trinity Leeds

Work isexpected to start next month on the stalled £350m Trinity Leeds retail scheme, developer Land Securities has today 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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