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.

construction activity

Construction activity in Belfast reaches the highest levels seen since 2008

A new report has revealed construction activity in Belfast has reached the highest level seen in nearly a decade
circular economy

Integrating data lifecycles to enable circular economy in construction

PCSG Senior BIM Consultant, Steve Thompson, explains how digitalisation is opening up opportunities for a more circular economy approach
building boom

Building boom for Britain’s cities as figures near record levels

An annual review from Deloitte has revealed the UK’s largest regional cities are experiencing a building boom as construction activity nears record levels
roads contract

Scottish roads contract worth £50m is now open for bids

A roads contract notice worth up to £50m has been issued to upgrade the A96 east of Huntly to Aberdeen, with design consultancies invited to bid
car parks

Could UK car parks offer the solution to tackling the housing crisis?

New research has suggested UK car parks could be used to build hundreds of thousands of new homes
self-build homes

Self-build homes business goes into administration

Scottish-based self-build homes firm Roy Homes has gone into administration, with 17 jobs lost following serious cash flow problems
scottish cities

Scottish cities have a long but very different architectural history

DM Design highlight the differences in architecture across Scottish cities and how this provides a unique insight into the history of the country
scottish construction

Scottish construction industry faces tough times ahead despite growth

Small to medium Scottish construction firms reported growth at the end of 2016, but there are still many challenges ahead, says FMB Scotland

Collaboration beyond borders: the differences in UK and US construction

Jim Forrester and Paul Daynes from Newforma discuss regional variations in the UK and US construction sectors, and explain why collaboration is key
new homes

Plans for 15,000 new homes are approved in Glasgow

Over the five years 15,000 new homes are to be built in Glasgow as the city council approves its Housing Strategy for 2017/22
Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes celebrates success as it reaches its fiftieth birthday

One of Britain’s most successful new towns Milton Keynes has reached a major milestone, celebrating its fiftieth anniversary today
new homes

Government will fail on its promise to deliver a million new homes

The Labour party has accused the government of dropping their pledge to build a million new homes during this parliament and failing to be transparent
modular construction

Modular construction versus traditional construction

MTX Contracts outlines the pros and cons of modular construction verses traditional building methods and how this can help the industry meet housing targets Adding more space to premises, be it a domestic property or another premises such as a clinic, school or college, comes at a price. It is expensive...
housing developer

Housing developer Shanly Homes fined £10k after damaging Redhill trees

A £10,000 fine has been levied at Shanly Homes after the housing developer wilfully damaged two protected trees on a site in Surrey