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Planning & Construction is a crucial and somewhat challenging part in the execution of construction projects. It incorporates a whole host of tasks, from the estimation of resources and duration of tasks to the choice of technology and predicted budget of a project. Developing the planning & construction strategy is a vital task in the management of construction. It may also be helpful when making organisational judgments about the relationships between project participants and even which organisations to include in a project. Our team of editors offer a wide range of planning & construction-based articles. We look at projects applying for planning permission, projects successfully completed and the planning system as a whole. There are plenty of newsy pieces and features delving deeper into the world of construction for you to get your teeth into… enjoy!

road upgrade, Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor,

Sunderland gets funding boost for £70.2m road upgrade

Roads minister Jesse Norman has announced that a stretch of the A1231 road between Northern Spire bridge and Sunderland’s city centre will be upgraded to a dual carriageway thanks to more than £40.5m of government funding.
Residential sector

Residential sector: Upturn in contracts awards

The residential sector is looking positive after an upturn in construction contracts awarded during February, according to the latest analysis by Barbour ABI.
Infrastructure requirements

WSP to examine infrastructure requirements at Oxford Station

Engineering and professional services consultancy, WSP, has been appointed by the East West Railway Company to study the infrastructure requirements for an increased train service in and out of Oxford station.
RAF Lakenheath

Demolition work underway on RAF Lakenheath site

A total of 18 buildings are being brought down to make way for construction of a flight simulator facility, a maintenance unit, new hangars and storage facilities at RAF Lakenheath as part of a Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) project.
construction industry, no deal, building materials,

How a no deal Brexit will transform the construction industry

The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March. Joanne Starkie of the Immigration Advice Service looks at what a "no deal" scenario could mean for the construction industry.
Kingsway transformation, Griffiths,

Griffiths to restart Dawnus Kingsway transformation project

Swansea Council has revealed that Welsh civil engineering contractor Griffiths will complete work on the £12m Kingsway transformation project.
leakage, thames water,

Thames Water signs £200m contract to combat leaks

Thames Water has signed contracts worth a combined £200m with some of the industry’s leading suppliers to find and fix more leaks than ever before across London and the Thames Valley.
Urban village

Placefirst unveils £27.5m build to rent plan for Bolton

Placefirst has unveiled its vision to transform a key site in Bolton Council’s town centre masterplan, the town's first urban village.
Affordable housing

Development partners sought for £6bn Meridian Water phase 2

Development partners are being sought for second major affordable housing site at Enfield Council’s Meridian Water scheme.
Kirkstall Forge, Tolent,

Tolent begin work on £400m Kirkstall Forge project in Leeds

Tolent has been awarded the contract to build the first residential stage at Kirkstall Forge, a flagship £400m project in Leeds.
E20 project, EastEnders,

MPs criticise “over-budget and flawed” EastEnders E20 project

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has criticised the BBC for underestimating the scale and complexity of its E20 project, which will be completed almost five years late.
Kier,

Kier shares dip as group reveals £35.5m loss in Q2 2018

Kier has revealed it fell to a pre-tax loss of £35.5m in the second half of 2018 after it was hit by growing debts.
Kingsway redevelopment, Dawnus,

Swansea council staff replace Dawnus on Kingsway redevelopment

The previously stalled Kingsway redevelopment in Swansea’s city centre has reopened after council staff replace contractor Dawnus.
AMP7

Severn Trent reveals details of first contractors for AMP7

Severn Trent has announced details of the first contractors it intends to use to deliver its circa £2bn investment in its construction projects for AMP7 The water company, which serves around eight million people across the Midlands, has changed the way that it intends to carry out the work between 2020...

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Planning & Construction News

Planning & Construction is a crucial and somewhat challenging part in the execution of construction projects. It incorporates a whole host of tasks, from the estimation of resources and duration of tasks to the choice of technology and predicted budget of a project.

Developing the planning & construction strategy is a vital task in the management of construction. It may also be helpful when making organisational judgments about the relationships between project participants and even which organisations to include in a project.

Our team of editors offer a wide range of planning & construction-based articles. We look at projects applying for planning permission, projects successfully completed and the planning system as a whole. There are plenty of newsy pieces and features delving deeper into the world of construction for you to get your teeth into… enjoy!