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.

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
refurbishment and conversion

Approaching refurbishment and conversion

Refurbishment and conversion projects require the right approach to satisfy structural warranty requirements explains Clare M Thomas, Managing Director of Q Assure Build
regeneration revolution

Corbyn pledges regeneration revolution on social housing

During the Labour Party conference Jeremy Corbyn pitched a regeneration revolution, promising tenants a return ‘home’ to the same site on the same terms
render products

What can go wrong with render products

Andy Butchers shares his insider advice on the pitfalls you need to know about render products to ensure you get this part of your project right
coBuilder and CRB

coBuilder and CRB sign co-operative agreement

coBuilder and CRB have signed an agreement outlining future co-operation, which aims to positively affect the Swiss construction industry
Queensferry Crossing project

How SES helped build the Queensferry Crossing project

Offsite working played a key role in the construction of Scotland’s iconic Queensferry Crossing project
construction process

Heart of the matter: Why architects need a key role in the construction process

With recent events, including the Grenfell Tower disaster, raising concerns about independent scrutiny of the construction process, Russell Curtis of RCKa Architects argues it is time for his profession to return to the heart of the design and build process
social housing tenants

Social housing tenants ‘struggling’ in Scotland

According to a new report, social housing tenants in Scotland are struggling to pay the first month’s rent in advance as a result of welfare reforms, making it harder for them to find and retain a home
Concrete Bricks

Accounting for Movement of Concrete Bricks

Premier Guarantee Technical Standards Manager, John Gilbert, highlights the measures you can take to account for movement of concrete bricks in your projects