Planning & Construction News

Planning & Construction News

The latest UK planning & construction news, including development, management, housing, retail & town centres, development plans, market information and contributions from key authors such as Karen Alford, Peter Capelhorne and Peter Hansford.

House prices hit record high despite political uncertainty

House prices hit record high despite political uncertainty

New data has revealed house prices in the UK hit a record high, despite political uncertainty from Brexit and the snap General Election
Planning communications service launched by independent consultancy

Planning communications service launched by independent consultancy

A new planning communications service, which aims to support developers throughout a project has been launched by GK Strategy
Dementia home under construction by BRE and Loughborough University

Dementia home under construction by BRE and Loughborough University

The construction of a new dementia home that can provide an insight into how to support those with the condition is set to begin
Homeownership aspirations saw a decline in 2017

Homeownership aspirations saw a decline in 2017

A new survey has revealed over 250,000 people have given up on the idea of homeownership, with increasing house prices and large deposits cited as the reason
Considerate Constructors Scheme launches first registered site in Ireland

Considerate Constructors Scheme launches first registered site in Ireland

The first contractor has registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme in Ireland, helping to promote a positive image of the construction industry internationally
Building services engineers should see themselves as artists

Building services engineers should see themselves as artists

The new president of the CIBSE has called on building services engineers to view themselves as artists and practitioners
London named fifth most expensive city for construction

London named fifth most expensive city for construction

A new survey has revealed London is the world’s fifth most expensive city for construction, despite the slump of the pound
Soft Landings Conference will focus on how to deliver value

Soft Landings Conference will focus on delivering value

This year’s BSRIA 2017 Soft Landings Conference will take place in June and will concentrate on how the process can improve performance
MC Construction reveals 20 per cent growth this year as profits set to hit £15m

MC Construction reveals 20 per cent growth this year as profits set to hit...

Salford-based firm MC Construction has seen profits soar this year, with £8m worth of completed projects and an order book of £6m
UK construction output falls in March for the third consecutive month

UK construction output falls in March for the third consecutive month

New figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed UK construction output fell 0.7 per cent in March, marking the third month of negative growth According to new figures UK construction output fell in March by 0.7 per cent. This represents the third consecutive period of negative month-on-month growth. The...
Planning reforms are necessary to increase the rate of housebuilding

Planning reforms are necessary to increase the rate of housebuilding

Speeding up the “drip-fed” housebuilding process requires serious planning reforms, says think tank Civitas
Sustainable drainage policies need to be put into action in order to prevent future flooding

Sustainable drainage policies must target flood risks

The government must implement sustainable drainage policies more comprehensively says the Environment Food, and Rural Affairs Committee
New statistics on empty homes in the UK have been published

New statistics on empty homes in the UK have been published

The Department for Communities and Local Government say there are over 200,000 empty homes in the UK totalling £43 Billion
Positive start to 2017 for small to medium construction companies

Positive start to 2017 for small to medium construction companies

Small to medium construction companies experienced strong growth in the first quarter of 2017 according to the Federation of Master Builders