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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!

Meridian Water,

Three contractors shortlisted for £135m Meridian Water infrastructure

BAM Nuttall, VINCI Construction UK, and VolkerFitzpatrick have been shortlisted to tender the infrastructure projects to support the Meridian Water scheme.
Hyde main framework,

Kier wins seven lots on Hyde’s main framework

Kier has been appointed to seven lots on the Hyde main framework development, which will see the construction of around 11,000 new homes.
student accommodation in Bristol,

New student accommodation in Bristol gets the green light

Student accommodation developer, Unite Group has been given the green light for its 416-bed student accommodation development in Bristol city centre.
operational support building, Humberside police force,

Willmott Dixon wins £20m Humberside police force development

Willmott Dixon has been chosen by Humberside Police Force and developer Wykeland Group to construct a £20m operational support building.
town centre development, risk management,

Balancing risk for town centre development

Jacqueline Hughes, senior risk analyst at Equib, discusses how project managers for town centre developments can get their risk management strategy right.
St Michael’s development,

Laing O’Rourke wins Gary Neville’s £200m St Michael’s scheme

Laing O’Rourke has been confirmed as the construction partner on Gary Neville’s £200m St Michael’s development.
Anthony Pettorino, Architects Register,

Architect Anthony Pettorino banished from Architects Register

The Architects Registration Board’s (ARB) Professional Conduct Committee has erased Anthony Pettorino of AJP Architects Ltd from the register following unacceptable conduct.
Oakervee review,

Midlands Connect urges Boris to release full Oakervee review

Midlands Connect has written to PM Boris Johnson stating that any delay or downgrade of HS2 is a “serious concern” and further leaks are “simply unacceptable".
Emirates Old Trafford,

Emirates Old Trafford extension gets the go-ahead

Trafford Council has approved the next phase of the £60m redevelopment at Emirates Old Trafford for Lancashire Cricket.
uk exports, UK Africa Investment Summit,

£620m financial support announced for UK infrastructure exports to Africa

The international trade secretary, Liz Truss, announced that UK Export Finance (UKEF) has provided financing worth £620m to support UK infrastructure exports to Ghana, Zambia, Gabon and Uganda.
late payments, small business commissioner, Lord Mendelsohn,

Labour peer introduces 30-day limit to eliminate late payments

Labour peer Lord Mendelsohn has introduced legislation to help tackle the issue of late payments in construction and to strengthen the powers of the small business commissioner.
housing design, housing developments,

Audit slams ‘a decade of disastrous housing design’ in England

The design of new housing schemes in England is ‘mediocre’ and ‘poor’, leading to ‘a decade of disastrous housing design’, according to research conducted by UCL for CPRE and the Place Alliance.
Garden Communities, local plan, Housing delivery,

Garden Communities, Local Plans and housing delivery

Garden Communities can help meet local housing needs, but require confidence over implementation to avoid housing delivery failure, says Lachlan Anderson-Frank of planning and development consultancy Lichfields.
Construction industry,

What the construction industry needs from Boris

In the wake of Boris Johnson’s election win, Ibrahim Imam, founder of PlanRadar, looks at five things the new prime minister needs to deliver for the construction industry.

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Planning & Construction News

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!