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.

energy efficient homes

Keepmoat Regeneration to build energy efficient homes for North Sighthill

Construction is underway on a new £35 million regeneration project to provide 316 energy efficient homes in North Sighthill Keepmoat Regeneration will deliver an affordable housing development which will comprise of 96 energy efficient homes for social rent, 88 affordable homes for mid-market rent and 132 flats and family homes...
Planning Delivery Fund

£25m Planning Delivery Fund opens to local authorities

A new £25m Planning Delivery Fund to help local authorities delivery housing and infrastructure has opened for bids
construction costs

European construction costs compared

According to a recent study, UK construction costs are among the most expensive in Europe when calculated in Euros
offsite construction

Can offsite construction solve the UK housing crisis?

It’s no secret that the UK faces a severe housing shortage. Kim Vernau of BLP Insurance examines how offsite construction can help to bridge the gap
modular construction

Tide wins planning consent for tallest modular construction tower

Tide Construction Ltd in Croydon has gained planning permission for two of the tallest modular towers in the world
green bond

Thames Tideway builder becomes largest corporate issuer of green bonds in sterling

Tideway, the company building London's new £4.2bn super sewer, has become the largest corporate issuer of green bonds in sterling after it priced a CPI-linked green bond with asset manager M&G Investments
impact of flooding

All is not lost: Developing solutions to reduce the impact of flooding in UK...

Mary Dhonau OBE, chair of the Property Care Association’s Flood Resilience Group, sets out some of the actions that can be taken to reduce the impact of flooding – and why a co-ordinated approach is vital
new build

CCNH celebrates CTSI approval in new build sector

The Consumer Code for New Homes (CCNH) celebrated its formal approval by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Consumer Code Approval Scheme at Westminster this week
Life Cycle Evaluator

LCC option appraisal made easy

The way that designers select different components for their buildings has been transformed by the new Life Cycle Evaluator tool launched by the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS)
Steel Framing Systems

Rethinking construction

Steel Framing Systems (SFS) make up a substantial part of the offsite solutions portfolio – from structural panels to complete frames, plus a variety of roofing, volumetric modular options and infill walling applications. Steve Thompson, Managing Director of EOS Facades, shares his perspective on the budget and how the industry can meet the specified target of 300,000 homes per year by 2025
Modular building

Modular buildings lead the way for offsite

How do manufacturers and installers of volumetric offsite construction ensure sustainability and compliance when the key priority is time? Jackie Maginnis, CEO of the Modular & Portable Building Association, shows how the industry has been leading the way longer than you think
draft London Plan

Khan launches draft London Plan to increase housing capacity

Sadiq Khan is ready to ‘rip up’ planning rules in challenging housebuilders to develop affordable housing sites at higher densities to substantially increase capacity in London
Army Basing Programme

Lovell awarded MoD contract for Army Basing Programme

Sustainable housing development specialists Lovell have been awarded around £250m by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to build more than 900 new homes in south Wiltshire
Soft Landings

Soft Landings: Supporting collaboration for better buildings

Soft Landings enables closer collaboration between designers and builders from inception to completion – and beyond – to close the building performance gap. Sustainable building consultant Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein takes a look

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