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Planning & Construction is a crucial and somewhat challenging part in the execution of construction projects. It incorporates a whole host of tasks, from the estimation of resources and duration of tasks to the choice of technology and predicted budget of a project. Developing the planning & construction strategy is a vital task in the management of construction. It may also be helpful when making organisational judgments about the relationships between project participants and even which organisations to include in a project. Our team of editors offer a wide range of planning & construction-based articles. We look at projects applying for planning permission, projects successfully completed and the planning system as a whole. There are plenty of newsy pieces and features delving deeper into the world of construction for you to get your teeth into… enjoy!

Haydon Hill, cycleway

Construction work underway on new Haydon Hill cycleway

Construction to build the new 650m Haydon Hill cycleway, connecting Roman Park Community Centre at Berryfields with Gogh Road, starts today (19 April).
contract awards, construction

Construction contract awards above average for first time since September

In March 2021, contract awards increased by 22% compared to February to £5.8bn, change in activity was a very large increase in the hotel and leisure sector.
Hull Maritime,

Contractors invited to bid on £30m Hull Maritime contract

Contractors have been invited to bid for the new energy efficient visitor centre at North End Shipyard as part of the £30m Hull Maritime project.
Whitefriargate, Hull

Plans for Hull’s HSBC building revealed

The former HSBC building on Whitefriargate in Hull city centre will be redeveloped to create a thriving home for creative, digital and tech businesses.
Birmingham Health Innovation Campus

Green light for £210m Birmingham Health Innovation Campus

Birmingham City Council has given the go-ahead for plans to deliver the Birmingham Health Innovation Campus.
sale of Kier Living

Kier signs deal to sell housebuilding business for £110m

Kier Group has agreed to the £110m sale of Kier Living to Foster BidCo, a newly formed company owned by Guy Hands, the founder of Terra Firma.
Grahame Park

Wates appointed to Grahame Park regeneration in Colindale

Wates Residential, part of the Wates Group, has been appointed by Notting Hill Genesis to deliver the first 209 mixed-tenure homes of the next stage of the regeneration of Grahame Park, Barnet’s largest housing estate, located in Colindale.
Chester new drain, Chester construction work

Vinci starts tunnelling work on Chester’s new drain

Underground tunnelling has started on the surface water drain through Chester city centre, the new drain will run south along St. Martin’s Way, Nicholas Street, Grosvenor Road and Castle Drive.
4 Angel Square

Bowmer + Kirkland appoints SES on 4 Angel Square scheme

SES Engineering Services (SES) has been appointed by Bowmer + Kirkland to deliver building services design and installation contract on 4 Angel Square in Manchester.
regeneration project

Wates appointed to £10m regeneration project in Camden

Wates Construction has been appointed by the London Borough of Camden to deliver the latest phase of a mixed-use regeneration project near Abbey Road.
London Plan

The London Plan: 7 areas to deliver a legacy of sustainable change

Andrew Dowell, a senior planner at Ingleton Wood’s London office, casts his expert eye over the London Plan – the fraught 500-page vision to reshape our post-Covid capital over the next 20 years – and has picked out seven key areas that could seal its fate.
one eastside

Revised plans for Birmingham residential tower approved

Court Collaboration has been given the go-ahead for revised plans to deliver One Eastside, a  51-storey residential tower in Birmingham.
Biodiversity, construction,

Planning guidance to protect biodiversity on construction sites

Dr David Smith, Eastern region director at Ecological Planning & Research, discusses why developers and construction businesses should protect biodiversity and how to follow the guidance.
education contracts in the West Midlands

Tilbury Douglas bags two new education contracts in the West Midlands

Tilbury Douglas Construction has won two new education contracts in the West Midlands, The Ladder School and Walsall Studio School.
Mile End, rooftop

Gracewood and EastendHomes to develop rooftop homes in London

Gracewood Group and EastendHomes will provide 142 new homes on Eric Estate in London along with further estate refurbishment work, construction is already underway.
Anglia Square in Norwich

Weston Homes withdraws high court challenge for Anglia Square scheme

Weston Homes has withdrawn from challenging the housing secretary Robert Jenrick in the High Court for the redevelopment of Anglia Square in Norwich.
utilities supply framework

Pagabo launches national utilities supply framework

Pagabo has launched the National Utilities Supply Framework to provide public sector bodies with a procurement route for their electricity, gas and water supply contracts.

Biophilic Swansea project ‘a first for the UK’

The Biophilic Swansea project will transform the site of the former Woolworth store on Oxford Street, providing affordable new homes and workspace alongside a community urban farm.
MEP contract, Lewisham Gateway

Kane secures £29m MEP contract at Lewisham Gateway

MEP contractor Kane has landed a £29m design and build contract with Balfour Beatty to deliver the MEP installation at Lewisham Gateway Phase 2.
EKFB contract, HS2

Bauer Keller JV wins £95m HS2 foundations contract

Bauer and Keller JV has bagged a contract to deliver ground engineering and foundational work along an 80km stretch of HS2.
Gateshead Quays car park,

Willmott Dixon lands £22.9m Gateshead Quays car park

Willmott Dixon has been awarded a £22.9m contract to deliver a ‘futuristic’ multi-storey car park in the Baltic Quarter of Gateshead.
Moog Controls centre

Readie Construction bags £28m contract for Moog Controls centre

Readie Construction has started work at a Gloucestershire site, paving the way for the development of a manufacturing and design facility for Moog Controls Limited.
Peel London, Brent

Green light for all four phases of Peel in North West London

Countryside has received planning approval from London Borough of Brent, for all four phases of Peel, in Kilburn, North West London.
Construction output

Construction output grows by 1.6% in February

Construction output grew by 1.6% in February 2021, largely thanks to a 1.5% increase in new work and 1.9% increase in repair and maintenance, as the industry maintains its recovery.
New Albion Place

Plans unveiled for new £200m business quarter in Nottingham

Plans have been unveiled for New Albion Place, a new office space development by the former Broadmarsh shopping centre in Nottingham.
JV North framework

JV North opens bids for £560m housebuilding framework

JV North, a consortium of North West housing associations and local authorities has launched a £560m framework to build 4,000 homes.

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Planning & Construction is a crucial and somewhat challenging part in the execution of construction projects. It incorporates a whole host of tasks, from the estimation of resources and duration of tasks to the choice of technology and predicted budget of a project.

Developing the planning & construction strategy is a vital task in the management of construction. It may also be helpful when making organisational judgments about the relationships between project participants and even which organisations to include in a project.

Our team of editors offer a wide range of planning & construction-based articles. We look at projects applying for planning permission, projects successfully completed and the planning system as a whole. There are plenty of newsy pieces and features delving deeper into the world of construction for you to get your teeth into… enjoy!