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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!

Tustin Estate

Linkcity bags Tustin Estate scheme to build 700 new homes

Southwark Council appoints Bouygues-owned company, Linkcity, to deliver Tustin Estate project comprising of nearly 700 new homes.
Marshall Building

Mace completes landmark LSE Marshall Building

Mace, together with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) celebrate the completion of the new Marshall Building.
anker valley

Ceremony marks opening of G F Tomlinson’s Anker Valley Primary School

Anker Valley Primary School in Tamworth, Staffordshire has been completed by Midlands-based contractor G F Tomlinson and marked by a grand opening ceremony.
ABC+ Warranty Winter Update

ABC+ Warranty Winter Update

The ABC+ Warranty winter update is here featuring HSBC’s approval of ABC+ 10 Year Structural Warranty, the New Home Quality Board, the new requirements for electric charging vehicle points, plus awards.
educational facilities

McAvoy Group to deliver three new £40m educational facilities

The McAvoy Group is delivering three new educational facilities valued at £40m, on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE).
community infrastructure levy

Land of confusion? Making sense of the Community Infrastructure Levy

A lack of understanding about the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is costing developers, self-builders and small builders time and money unnecessarily. Alun Oliver, managing director of property tax specialists E3 Consulting, explains how the company’s own research has illustrated the importance of acting early
ancoats dispensary development

Ancoats Dispensary development appointed to EWC

Eric Wright Construction has been appointed by Great Places for the redevelopment of Ancoats Dispensary on Old Mill Street in Manchester city centre and construction will start in the coming weeks.
heritage buildings

Conserve and refurb: Reinvigorating heritage buildings

Changing briefs in a post-pandemic world recognise the value of repurposing heritage buildings, say Amy Punter, Olivia Evans and Kate Glensman of engineering consultancy Hoare Lea.
theatre refurbishment

Tilbury Douglas completes Walsall Manor Hospital theatre refurbishment

Tilbury Douglas has successfully completed the theatre refurbishment at Walsall Manor Hospital, on behalf of the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.
quality guarantee award

Eco-friendly housing scheme wins a Premier Guarantee Quality Recognition Award

United Living New Homes, a leading UK placemaker, has been awarded a Premier Guarantee Quality Recognition Award for its innovative eco-friendly housing development at Shaldon Road, Bristol.
cheddar brownfield site

Keepmoat Homes given go-ahead to develop Cheddar brownfield site

Keepmoat Homes have announced that plans to redevelop Cheddar brownfield site into a new housing development have been given the go-ahead, following the purchase of land at Steart Farm.
expansion project

Morgan Sindall completes £14.6m Community College expansion project

Morgan Sindall has completed a two year, £14.6m development and expansion project at Cromwell Community College, in Cambridgeshire.
logistics park

Winvic Construction appointed to deliver Link Logistics Park in Ellesmere Port

The brownfield site will be converted into Link Logistics Park, consisting of a single unit and industrial space spanning more than 760,000 sq., making it the biggest single cross-docked warehouse being developed in the UK this year.
Peartree Hostel

WILL+Partners appointed to design new Peartree Hostel

WILL+Partners Architects has been appointed by charity and housing provider One YMCA, to deliver a new Peartree Hostel in Hertfordshire.
information management

The real cost of losing an email and how to protect yourself

Michele D’Andrea Rodrigues from Mail Manager advises how you can protect yourself against a dispute in the event of losing important files such as emails.
clinical buildings

Kier to construct new clinical buildings at Luton & Dunstable Hospital

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Kier to deliver £92.8m new clinical buildings at Luton & Dunstable University Hospital.
Covent Garden building

BAM bags £110m refurbishment of landmark Covent Garden building

Seaforth has appointed BAM to deliver the £110m refurbishment of Space House, a landmark Grade II listed Covent Garden building.
new headquarters

West Yorkshire Police appoints Willmott Dixon to deliver new headquarters

Willmott Dixon has been appointed by West Yorkshire Police to deliver a new headquarters for the Kirklees district.
eco-efficient development

Hayfield appoints Spicerhaart to £31m eco-efficient development scheme

Hayfield has appointed Spicerhaart as selling agent on the new £31m Hayfield Park Scheme, an eco-efficient development located within central Bedfordshire.
Benchmarking Study

ACE Benchmarking Study reveals pandemic damage

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has published its Benchmarking study for 2021 revealing the damage caused by the pandemic.
lifts and escalators

TK Elevator will deliver HS2 station lifts and escalators framework

HS2 Ltd will award framework to build around 300 state-of-the-art lifts and escalators for the four major new stations as part of HS2 to TK Elevator.
redevelop brownfield site

Keepmoat Homes to redevelop brownfield site into affordable housing

Keepmoat Homes have proposed to redevelop a brownfield site into a housing development of 140 new affordable homes.
arrowe park

Tilbury Douglas will build £28m A&E Department at Arrowe Park Hospital

Leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fitout company Tilbury Douglas will lead construction of the new £28m Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at Arrowe Park Hospital, on behalf of Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Biodiversity Net Gains

What can planning departments do to prepare for Biodiversity Net Gains?

Paul Beaney, Customer Success Director at DEF Software, discusses Biodiversity Net Gain and the impact on local authorities in regards to planning applications, with a focus on legislation, what action planning departments need to take as well as challenges such as how biodiversity can be measured and enforced.
November construction output

November construction output reaches largest growth since March

November construction output increased by 3.5%, reaching the largest monthly rise since March 2021, and the highest construction output since September 2019, as demand for work increases and supply chain pressures ease.
contingency planning

Tackling supply chain challenges with contingency planning

Supply chain challenges are here to stay, but contingency planning is what will make projects successful, says Phil Smith, Associate Director, Rund.

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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!