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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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Wates appointed to £3.5m Hammersmith & Fulham maintenance

Wates Living Space, the social housing repairs company, is set to commence repairs and maintenance for 7,000 homes on behalf of Hammersmith & Fulham Council.
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Fusion21 appoints contractors to £800m construction works framework

Fusion21 has revealed the successful contractors appointed to its national construction works & improvements framework, worth up to £800m over four years.
Green belt land

Green belt land: Could it save our housing crisis?

With the housing crisis at a critical point and the uncertainty of Brexit hanging over the nation, some believe that utilising our green belt land could be the best solution to the current lack of affordable housing, Adam James discusses more.
social housing, Barking and Dagenham, GMB,

GMB slams Barking & Dagenham for approving tower with no social housing

GMB has slammed Barking and Dagenham Council for approving two new tower blocks on crown house site without any social housing after council says it has over 7,000 on the housing waiting list.
anti-competitive arrangements, construction services, CMA,

CMA investigates suspected anti-competition in construction

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has revealed it is investigating suspected anti-competitive arrangements in the supply of construction services in the UK.
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HS2 completes demolition at site of new Old Oak Common crossover

HS2 has revealed that it has completed its biggest demolition challenge yet, as it clears a construction site close to the new Old Oak Common ‘super-hub’ station.
regeneration of council sites, morgan sindall, Brentwood,

Morgan Sindall to deliver regeneration of council sites in Brentwood

Brentwood Borough Council has announced Morgan Sindall as preferred joint venture partner for the redesign and regeneration of council sites.
road improvements, Costain, Highways England,

Costain wins major A19 road improvements contract

Costain has been appointed to deliver major road improvements on the A19 for Highways England as part of their Regional Investment Programme (RIP).
road upgrade, Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor,

Sunderland gets funding boost for £70.2m road upgrade

Roads minister Jesse Norman has announced that a stretch of the A1231 road between Northern Spire bridge and Sunderland’s city centre will be upgraded to a dual carriageway thanks to more than £40.5m of government funding.
Residential sector

Residential sector: Upturn in contracts awards

The residential sector is looking positive after an upturn in construction contracts awarded during February, according to the latest analysis by Barbour ABI.
Infrastructure requirements

WSP to examine infrastructure requirements at Oxford Station

Engineering and professional services consultancy, WSP, has been appointed by the East West Railway Company to study the infrastructure requirements for an increased train service in and out of Oxford station.
RAF Lakenheath

Demolition work underway on RAF Lakenheath site

A total of 18 buildings are being brought down to make way for construction of a flight simulator facility, a maintenance unit, new hangars and storage facilities at RAF Lakenheath as part of a Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) project.
construction industry, no deal, building materials,

How a no deal Brexit will transform the construction industry

The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March. Joanne Starkie of the Immigration Advice Service looks at what a "no deal" scenario could mean for the construction industry.
Kingsway transformation, Griffiths,

Griffiths to restart Dawnus Kingsway transformation project

Swansea Council has revealed that Welsh civil engineering contractor Griffiths will complete work on the £12m Kingsway transformation project.

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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!