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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!

Gayton Primary School,

Kier to deliver £5m school for Norfolk County Council

Kier has been appointed by Norfolk County Council to deliver a brand new £5m Gayton Primary School and Nursery.
New homes, NHBC

New home registrations gain momentum after lockdown drop

The number of new homes registered to be built by the UK’s housebuilders in the first three quarters of 2020 is down by 30% on the same period last year, according to figures released today by NHBC.
Affordable homes, Oak Farm Drive

Living Space Housing to deliver affordable homes in Oxfordshire

Living Space Housing and Paradigm Housing have secured a 3.5-acre site off to deliver 40 new affordable homes on Oak Farm Drive in the Oxfordshire village of Milcombe.
Estimating software,

Access ConQuest Estimating software for civils and subcontractors

Access ConQuest Estimating software contains features designed to minimise admin and help you do your job more accurately in a fraction of the time.
planning system, SME housebuilders

One in three housebuilders want ‘broken planning system’ fixed

One in three housebuilders want the ‘broken’ planning system fixed to boost construction activity, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to the government’s consultation on the Planning White Paper.

Higgins completes Wooddene Estate in Peckham

Higgins Partnerships has completed the Wooddene Estate project in Peckham, South London for Notting Hill Genesis.
mixed-use development, build-to-rent

First Base to deliver £115m mixed-use development in Cambridge

First Base and RPMI Railpen have entered into a contract to acquire a 3-acre site in Cambridge city centre for a new 250,000 sq ft mixed-use development.
academy in Newham

Work starts on ‘superblock’ academy in Newham

Morgan Sindall Construction has been appointed to deliver a new five-storey ‘superblock’ academy in Newham for the Department for Education (DfE).

Ambitious plans unveiled for two Birmingham hospitals

The Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has revealed plans to build two new Birmingham hospitals.

HS2 unveils designs for Canterbury works vent shaft headhouse

HS2 has revealed its designs for the Canterbury works vent shaft headhouse and compound, one of four structures that will be built to provide ventilation and emergency access to the high speed rail.
Town Deal

Blackpool amongst first Town Deals worth nearly £180m

Barrow-in-Furness, Blackpool, Darlington, Peterborough, Norwich, Torquay and Warrington are set to benefit from up to £178.7m in new Town Deals.
Eastern Highways Alliance, framework

Interserve reappointed to £400m Eastern Highways framework

Interserve has been re-signed to the Eastern Highways Alliance framework 3, a scheme to facilitate infrastructure of national importance.
affordable homes for Ellesmere Port

Torus to deliver affordable homes for Ellesmere Port

Torus has unveiled a major development in Cheshire West, The Coppice at Rossbank, which will provide 130 affordable homes for Ellesmere Port.

Willmott Dixon completes Llys Cadwyn scheme in Pontypridd

Willmott Dixon’s team has handed over the £38m Llys Cadwyn in the centre of Pontypridd for Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.
development in Exeter

Plans in for build-to-rent development in Exeter

Developer Eutopia Homes has submitted a planning application for a second development in Exeter to deliver 51 new apartments.

How can planning departments adapt post Covid-19?

Here, Graeme Cooke, commercial director at DEF highlights some of the lessons planning customers have shared that might be useful for planning departments to help streamline their own processes in order to support a boost in the industry post-Covid-19.
Productive Placemaking

Productive Placemaking: Place, planning and productivity

Bob Blackman MP, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Building Communities, discusses its latest report, Productive Placemaking.
facilities management,

£1.1bn facilities management framework launched

Fusion21 has launched a £1.1bn workplace & facilities framework, to meet the facilities management needs of a range of public sector organisations.
Braywick Park

Wates completes £33m leisure centre in Maidenhead

Braywick is the latest completion for Wates in the leisure sector, the £33m facility was built to replace the Magnet Leisure Centre.
project alpha

Mace provides consultancy services on Network Rail’s Project Alpha

Mace has secured a contract from Network Rail to provide consultancy services on Project Alpha, its railway improvement programme for the North West and Central Region.
Hampton Lakes Primary School, interserve

Interserve hands over new primary school in Peterborough

Interserve has completed the construction of a new primary school in Peterborough.
Housing crisis, standard method,

Revised formula for assessing housing need: The North-South divide

Antony Pollard, head of economics at Turley, discusses the debate around the changes to the Standard Method in calculating housing need, and whether those changes square with the government’s levelling-up agenda.
Construction industry, marketing

Marketing’s role in the construction industry’s post-Covid recovery

James Ellis, chair of the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG), discusses the vital role marketers can play in helping the UK construction industry get back on its feet.
Oak Cancer Centre

ISG secures £50m cancer research centre contract

ISG has been awarded a £50m project to build The Oak Cancer Centre at The Royal Marsden in London.
Structural warranty, ABC+ warranty

Structural warranty: Building success

Structural warranty provider, ABC+ Warranty has reported another high level of activity in the construction industry from new builds to conversion works.
Poole regeneration, Fisherman’s Dock, Regeneration project,

Plans for landmark regeneration project in Poole

MHA has announced that a planning application has been submitted for the Fisherman’s Dock development in the heart of Poole.

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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!