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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!

urban village

Newby submits plans for £250 million urban village in Newcastle

North Yorkshire developer, Newby has submitted plans to Newcastle City Council for a £250 million urban village to be built on the former Calders cite on Skinnerburn Road, Newcastle.
electrical works

Kier joins Western Power Distribution’s framework to deliver electrical works across the Midlands

Kier has partnered with Western Power Distribution’s framework to deliver planned and reactive works across the East and West Midlands.
construction projects

SES Engineering lands new construction contracts in York and Lincoln

SES Engineering Services (SES), has announced its latest multi-million-pound projects to construct a new stadium and leisure complex in York and custody suite in Lincoln.
single-use plastic

Caddick aims to become single-use plastic free workforce

Caddick Construction is aiming to become a single-use plastic free workforce, by shifting to reusable water bottles across the company
Station Street

Nottingham’s 11 Station Street scheme given the green light

Nottingham City Council’s Planning Committee has approved one of Nottingham’s grade A office schemes, known as 11 Station Street

Innovative product to ease roofing skills shortage

A lack of skilled roofers has led Marley Eternit to create an easy to install aluminium sheeting that can be rolled out on a roof like a carpet
Scotland's biggest city

Edinburgh to overtake Glasgow as Scotland’s biggest city

Edinburgh is due to outstrip Glasgow within the next 15 years to become Scotland’s biggest city, the chief executive of the Scottish capital’s council has said.
East Village

Mace appointed to build next phase of East Village

Mace has been appointed to build the next major phase of the East Village development at London’s Olympic Park after using its innovative rising factory method on the previous phase

Strong month for infrastructure boosts construction contracts in August

The value of new contracts across construction reached £6bn in August, a monthly increase of 28.9%, according to Barbour ABI’s latest market review

Kier reveals rise in profits as it details plans to cut £375m debt

Kier Group’s end of financial year report reveals that revenues have climbed to £4.5bn, with record order books of £10.2bn, as the construction giant details its plan to cut its £375m debt
Rail review

Rail review ordered after persistent failures of train operating companies

The government has commissioned a review of the structure of the railway network operating in the UK, following persistent failures of train operating companies
social housing

May pledges £2bn for affordable homes & calls for an end to social housing...

Theresa May has told  housing associations they have £2bn worth of investment over the next 10 years  in order to help ease the housing crisis
Leyland development

Lovell gets the green light for £45m Leyland development

The plans to build 200 new homes using modern methods of construction (MMC) in Leyland were approved by South Ribble Borough Council last week with work set to start on the greenfield site later this year
Community Housing fund

Phase two of Community Housing fund now open

Phase two of the £163m Community Housing Fund launched on 17 September for community-led groups to drive forward their ambitions for delivering new affordable housing schemes across England up to 31 March 2020

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