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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

Building on efficiency foundations

With housebuilders facing the pressures of rising demand, growing skills shortages and higher costs, Jason Ruddle of Elecosoft says it is time for a greater focus on improving efficiency
planning data

Why planning is ripe for innovation

Following the West Midlands Urban Tech Summit, Stefan Webb and Joseph Bailey talk about the importance of opening up planning data and working with Birmingham City Council to understand the impact of new developments
Modular Construction

The Meteoric Rise of Modular Construction

As Theresa May calls on developers across Britain to play their part in tackling a critical shortage of affordable homes, it’s clear the UK’s housing crisis is still very much at boiling point. With the need to find a viable solution that will reduce build time, cut costs and meet environmental specifications, both government bodies and housing developers face a challenge - but could modular housing be the answer?

How drexus pave drain is set to change the face of drainage

For centuries drainage has been considered a purely functional element of any design. So much so that it’s often something landscape architects try to squirrel away and hide – anything to ensure it doesn’t detract from the overall look and feel of the space that’s being created
tender prices

Scottish housing tender prices rising

Tender prices for social housing in Scotland have begun to rise since the beginning of 2017 following a year of minute change
Growth Programme

London’s Growth Programme

Hiro Aso and Ian Mulcahey from global architecture and design practice Gensler share their thoughts on London’s unprecedented
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
Natural stone

Telling stories with natural stone

‘Every stone tells a story’ proclaims a poster campaign in the capital’s Tube stations to promote the ever popular Crown Jewels exhibition at the Tower of London. While those particular gems may have dazzled from the finery of assorted monarchs down the centuries, natural stone can be just as eye-catching.
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...

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