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!

housebuilding targets

Councils already failing to meet housebuilding targets, says research

Councils across the UK are failing to meet their housebuilding targets, with some falling more than six years below the intended goal, according to new research by Project Etopia
New Cross Gate, private rented homes

Grainger teams up with Lewisham council for 300-home scheme

Residential property business Grainger is teaming up with Lewisham Council to build a 300 private rented homes scheme at New Cross Gate
rogue landlords

£2m to help local councils take action against rogue landlords

Councils across the country will be able to bid for funding to improve enforcement action against landlords who are not fulfilling their responsibilities.

Driving innovation: A must for the engineering industry

Robert Plana of international engineering firm Assystem discusses the growing complexity of building and infrastructure projects.
Western Village, Ebbsfleet Garden City,

Architect appointed for Western Village in Ebbsfleet Garden City

Architecture firm PRP has been appointed as lead architect and masterplanner on The Western Village in North Kent, by joint venture development partners, Clarion Housing Group and Countryside
UK construction sector

Cyber insurance product to cover UK construction sector

Ensurance UK and Lloyd’s Coverholder, has been appointed as a distributor for a cyber insurance product aimed to cover the UK construction sector
Routes to Market

Highways England reveal 13 contractors for £8.7bn framework

Highways England has announced a deal with 13 contractors to collaborate regionally to carry out up to £8.7bn worth of work on England’s motorways
Skelton Gate

Homes England loans £20m to Skelton Gate development

JPG are engaged as lead consultant to design the infrastructure and development plot arrangements at Skelton Gate in Leeds, which has just secured a £20m loan from Homes England
McBains

McBains announce senior management changes to take immediate effect

Leading property, construction and design consultancy McBains, has announced a number of changes to its senior management structure.
construction skills

Three firms join construction skills scheme to support the built environment

Black & White Engineering, s h e d and James Christopher Consulting now sponsor a training scheme which works to attract the best talent into the sector.
pre-design, Cura

Willmott Dixon launches pre-design facilities for healthcare

Willmott Dixon is bringing its pre-design concepts to the healthcare market following the success of Sunesis and CODE which have secured the company over £200m in orders in the last five years
housing crisis

A modern solution to London’s housing crisis?

Erica Belcher of Centre for London, explains how Modern Methods of Construction can help London to improve quality of homes during the housing crisis.
construction disputes

Construction Disputes – to Mediate or Adjudicate?

Peter Vinden, Chief Executive of The Vinden Partnership discusses mediation as a method to resolve construction disputes.
development-led regeneration

The impact of developer-led regeneration on Greater Manchester

Professor Karel Williams of Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester explores regeneration in Greater Manchester.

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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!