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.

Halifax survey

Halifax survey highlights UK house price rise

According to the latest Halifax survey, buyers are ignoring Brexit uncertainty as UK house prices soar at their fastest rate for eight months in September
Great North Rail Project

Great North Rail Project to transform travel

As of today train customers and taxpayers will benefit from the Great North Rail Project (GNRP), the largest upgrade since Victorian times
Affordable housing in Wales

Affordable housing in Wales to receive £340m budget

Affordable housing in Wales is to become a priority, as Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford reveals a new £340m draft budget
Construction 2025

BRE unites sector to deliver the Construction 2025 strategy

BRE unites with public and private industry partners to meet the Construction 2025 targets through its leadership role and via the solutions and services its develops for the industry
equity loan scheme

Further investment announced for Help to Buy equity loan scheme

The government has announced it will invest a further £10bn in the Help to Buy equity loan scheme
offsite construction solutions

Can offsite construction solutions kick-start a housing revolution?

The Greater London Authority’s Designed, Sealed, Delivered report calls on Mayor Sadiq Khan to kick-start a “housing revolution” through offsite construction solutions. Tim Hall of Buildoffsite offers his thoughts
council house

May to announce council house expansion

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to reveal plans for a ‘significant’ increase in the building of council houses as part of her closing speech in today’s Manchester conference
offsite timber construction

Unlocking the full potential of offsite timber construction

Offsite timber construction could meet much of the government’s target for new housing, says Alex Goodfellow, Chairman of the Structural Timber Association
Elizabeth Tower

Sir Robert McAlpine awarded Elizabeth Tower conservation contract

Sir Robert McApline has been awarded the contract to restore the Houses of Parliament's Elizabeth Tower and Great Clock - after the project's costs doubled to £61m
rail network

Hammond announces more money for rail network

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced further investment in the UK rail network and an extra £300m to improve rail links in northern England
Immersive learning

‘Immersive learning to revolutionise the future of training for construction’

Immersive learning has the potential to revolutionise the delivery of training, produce ‘work ready’ employees and transform the opinion of the construction sector, according to a new report from CITB
Carillion

Carillion reveals losses in first half of 2017

The UK’s second-largest contractor Carillion has revealed pre-tax losses of £1.15bn in the first half of 2017, after it said full-year results would be below current expectations
flood data

Using flood data to get a clearer picture of environmental risk

Flooding is considered a complex and technical area of environmental risk; however, with the flood data we have available today at our fingertips, it doesn’t have to be
regeneration project

U+I gets go-ahead for regeneration project

Specialists in property regeneration, U+I Group, have been given the go-ahead to launch a £300m regeneration project in Brighton