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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!

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Building sustainable healthcare facilities

Taking into account budget constraints, net zero commitments and the wellbeing of occupants, construction professionals must consider developing more sustainable healthcare facilities. Steve Richmond of REHAU Building Solutions discusses how healthy design principles are key.
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£176m highways maintenance contract awarded to Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty Living Places has been awarded an eight-year, £176m highways maintenance contract by Buckinghamshire Council.
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Kier appointed to deliver new ‘smart’ prison in East Yorkshire

Kier has been appointed to deliver a new Category C 'smart' prison in East Yorkshire to get more offenders into jobs and away from crime.
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New urban park in Sheffield earns fulls marks from Considerate Constructors Scheme

Henry Boot Construction receives full marks from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) for its urban park site in Sheffield.
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Secured by Design showcases crime prevention garden at the Royal Horticultural Society show

A crime prevention garden that incorporates elements to deter burglars will be one of the show gardens on display at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Hyde Hall Summer Flower Show in August.
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EQUANS wins retrofit project with Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council has appointed EQUANS to deliver a retrofit project which will serve as a pilot for decarbonising 60,000 properties in the region.
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Capita sells real estate and infrastructure consultancy businesses to WSP

Capita has agreed to sell two real estate and infrastructure consultancy businesses to WSP for £60m, on a cash-free, debt-free basis.
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Kier wins contract to deliver St Kevin’s Community Hub

hub South West Scotland, on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council, has appointed Kier as their construction partner to deliver the new St Kevin’s Community Hub in Bargeddie.
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JCT recognised as dominant construction contract provider in RIBA report

JCT has announced that it continues to be the UK's most widely used standard form construction contract provider in the recently published RIBA Construction Contracts and Law Report 2022.
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ROCKWOOL® announces the launch of NyRock technology

Rockwool's new launch of NyRock technology delivers improved thermal performance, while maintaining non-combustibility and acoustic capabilities.
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Tilbury Douglas to deliver multi-million-pound Leeds Beckett University Law School project

Tilbury Douglas has been appointed, via the PAGABO Framework, to lead the construction of the Leeds Beckett University Law School project.
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Window and door suppliers win place on £66m public sector framework

Eleven window and door suppliers have won places on a new £66m national public sector framework (WD2), launched by not-for-profit public sector construction framework provider LHC.
Wynne have commenced work on a new additional learning needs school in Powys

Wynne commences work on new additional learning needs school in Powys

North Wales construction firm Wynne has commenced work to replace a school building, allowing up to 108 pupils to have access to specialised facilities.
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Almost 25 years of adjudication and many contractors still unaware of rights

Jonathan Nugent, Managing Director at Arbicon, explains after almost 25 years how many contractors are still unaware of adjudication and the right to adjudicate in construction contracts, losing out on an effective way to obtain payment. A big surprise, but not a shock to Arbicon!
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Construction completed on state-of-the-art City Campus Manchester

Construction work has been completed on the new City Campus Manchester facility, transforming an old brewery site into a creative arts campus that will open in September.
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Galliford Try to build Single Living Accommodation facility at RAF Coningsby

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has appointed Galliford Try to build a new £11m Single Living Accommodation (SLA) facility at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire.
The planned infrastructure works at York Central will create a mixed use neighbourhood with residential, commercial and green spaces.

Sisk to deliver £100m infrastructure at York Central for Homes England

John Sisk and Son Ltd will deliver over £100m of critical infrastructure at York Central, in a partnership with Homes England to develop the 45-hectare brownfield site.
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[Video] Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre nears completion

Tilbury Douglas releases final flyover footage of its Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) in Scotland, as the project nears completion.
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HS2 historic tunnelling breakthrough made with Dorothy the Massive Tunnel Boring Machine

HS2 Ltd celebrates the historic tunnelling breakthrough of a 2,000-tonne Tunnel Boring Machine named ‘Dorothy’, which has completed a one-mile dig under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire.
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Tracking the progress of the Levelling Up & Regeneration Bill

Edward Clarke and Jennie Baker of Lichfields examine the state of play with the Levelling Up & Regeneration Bill as it makes its way through Parliament.
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Withholding payment for construction defects

When the final account and final payment must be considered when a construction project reaches completion, it is common for the paying party to withhold payment against what they consider to be defective works.
John Littler JCT

JCT Training – training courses on JCT contracts

A flexible range of training courses and resources to give you all the information you need on JCT contracts.
Nicola Gooch discusses the need for local authorities to consider and plan appropriately their housing for seniors

Housing for seniors: How can local authorities better plan for an ageing society?

We are all getting older - let’s at least try to plan for it, says Nicola Gooch, planning partner at law firm Irwin Mitchell. Here, Nicola pleads the case for local authorities to better prepare for an ageing society by adopting local plans that support a greater provision of seniors' housing.
The all-electric homes as proposed by St. Modwen

All-electric homes to be delivered in Midlands scheme by St. Modwen

350 new all-electric homes are to be built on the historic MG Rover site by St Modwen using pioneering smart grid technology.
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Zurich Airport redevelopment awarded to Pragma and team

Pragma, as part of an international consortium led by BIG and HOK, has been chosen to lead on the Zurich Airport redevelopment to create a new terminal extension.
Children sat at table reading in new Burton-on-the-Wolds Primary School library

British Gypsum donates £4,730 towards new school library

British Gypsum contributed £4,730 towards a new school library for pupils at Burton-on-the-Wolds Primary School.

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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!