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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.

Modular Room System

Modular Room System at Birmingham University

FP McCann present a case study of their Modular Room System being utilised on new Birmingham University Student Accommodation Products Supplied: Precast concrete modular room systems Site: University Locks, Birmingham Contractor: John Sisk & Son Client: Birmingham City University One of the most prominent regeneration projects in Birmingham is the £48 million canal side prestigious student accommodation scheme at University...

Going offsite is the solution to the UK’s housing crisis: Discuss

Well, not quite the only solution but offsite is certainly a solution that can shake things up, says Ian Pannell of Buildoffsite
Offsite sector

Budget 2017: Rethinking construction through offsite

Steve Thompson, managing director of EOS Facades, shares his perspective on the Budget and how the industry can meet the government’s target of 300,000 homes per year by 2025
Secret Santa

Plumbers, builders and electricians are Britain’s biggest Secret Santa spenders

Tradesmen are the most generous workers when it comes to Secret Santa with plumbers, builders and electricians spending the most on Christmas gifts for their colleagues
Garden Bridge

London Assembly summons Boris Johnson over Garden Bridge project

Boris Johnson has been summoned to give evidence to the GLA Oversight Committee about the controversial Garden Bridge project
drainage system

Drexus XL – high capacity drainage solution

Whether it’s an airport, motorway, distribution centre or busy supermarket car park, large surfaced areas need drainage systems that can cope with the volumes of water the great British weather is likely to throw at them
Timber frame

New era for Scotframe as timber frame market continues to grow

It’s an exciting time of expansion and growth for offsite timber frame specialist Scotframe

Exporting Ireland: Offsite, digital and the future of Irish construction

PBC Today talks to Enterprise Ireland’s John Hunt, about the role of offsite and in improving efficiency, delivering “wow factor” and tackling the housing crisis on both sides of the Irish Sea
modular buildings

McAvoy wins place on modular buildings framework

The McAvoy Group has been appointed to the LHC Modular Buildings Framework, which has a combined value of more than £1bn. The LHC is one of the UK’s longest-established public sector procurement specialists
Women in Planning

North West Women in Planning branch launches

A new network aimed at supporting and empowering women working in the planning industry is launching in the North West
RoSPA Awards

Housebuilders and construction firms win big at RoSPA Awards

A host of construction companies, housebuilders and property developers were among the biggest winners at this year’s RoSPA Health and Safety Awards
landscape furniture

The story behind Stratic landscape furniture

Marshalls has announced the launch of a new collection of landscape furniture – Stratic is a fully coordinated collection, which consists of a seat, bench, litter bin, mixed recycle litter bin, planter, cycle stand and LED Marker
Build to Rent

Build to Rent Newhall Square project underway

Spitfire Urbane and Legal & General have announced that work is now officially underway at the £53m Build to Rent (BTR) project in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter
planning departments

Council planning departments missing out on £70m, LGA warns

Council planning departments are set to miss out on an extra £70m by the end of the financial year, ‘hampering’ their ability to process applications, if the Government does not urgently bring forward measures to increase planning fees, the LGA has warned

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