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, Joe Ridgeon, houses

Planning stability will drive housebuilding growth

Housebuilding is an emotive issue at the best of times but in the face of a full-blown crisis in supply, the need to deliver many more homes, in the right places, cannot be ignored. Joe Ridgeon, director of Hedley Planning Services, examines the key issues affecting supply.
Liberty Park, Liberty Property Trust, Stoford Developments

First phase of Liberty Park, Widnes, complete

The first phase of Liberty Park, Widnes, has been completed, with a speculative warehouse and site infrastructure being delivered to provide the only new-build unit over 50,000 sq ft in the Halton and south Liverpool industrial and warehouse market.
adjudicators,

Parties playing hide and seek with adjudicators

Parties can be quite ingenious when it comes to trying to avoid the will of an Adjudicator. They can even resort to playing the game of hide and seek in order to argue “it’s not me governor” and avoid the adjudication but getting away with this line of argument is not always that easy.
Unconventional living, BLP Insurance

‘Unconventional living’ rising in popularity

Over half of residential property owners in the UK would consider living permanently in an unconventional type of home, according to a recent survey from BLP Insurance.
Digital construction, Graham, digital technology

Digital construction: The future of the built environment

Melanie Dawson, director of digital construction at Graham, explains how the business is implementing cutting-edge technology.
West Midlands Combined Authority, WMCA, New homes

WMCA gains £41m to help unlock derelict land for housing

£41m has been secured by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to help unlock hundreds of acres of former industrial land for much-needed new homes.
construction and demolition waste, Highland Council,

Highland Council cuts down on construction and demolition waste

The Highland Council is to restrict the amount of construction and demolition waste bought to its network of 21 Household Waste Recycling Centres.
smithfield development, Pochin, Genr8,

Willmott Dixon to finish Pochin’s Smithfield development scheme

Construction work is expected to continue on the stalled Smithfield development as Willmott Dixon is to be confirmed as replacement contractor for Pochin.
HBBE, living buildings,

A world-first research hub to create Living Buildings

Experts from Northumbria and Newcastle Universities will develop new technologies to revolutionise how buildings are constructed and how they operate.
London Resort, Radisson Hotel,

Radisson Hotel agrees partnership with £5bn London Resort

Radisson Hotel Group has partnered with The London Resort to become a stakeholder in the planned £5bn London Resort theme park in Kent.
Framework, oxford,

Willmott Dixon appointed to University of Oxford’s framework

Willmott Dixon will be delivering projects for the University of Oxford with a value between £5m to £20m alongside other contractors Willmott Dixon has delivered significant projects across Oxfordshire including the RAL Space facility at the Harwell Science Campus and numerous residential projects for Oxford City Council. Projects on the...
Rocket Junction,

Plans submitted to redesign M62 Rocket Junction

Transport for the North has submitted a £120m plan to redesign Liverpool’s Rocket Junction at the M62 to replace Queens Drive Flyover with a new roundabout.
Brexit, construction,

Building our way out of Brexit

Mike Leonard, CEO of Building Alliance, discusses the construction industry in a post-Brexit landscape.
Planning system, housing crisis,

Adapting the planning system to emerging trends

The housing crisis, shifting demographics and a rise in people living on their own represent major changes for how we live, yet town planning is slow to react to new forms of housing, argues WYG associate director Mark Westcott.

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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!