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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!

Ground stabilisation, renovation project,

What’s the best way to stabilise the ground for a renovation project?

There are various methods for ground and soil stabilisation: this article looks at the different techniques to assess their pros, cons and suitability for different projects.
New social housing, landlords, Falkirk Council

New social housing planned for Falkirk

More than 1,800 additional social housing homes are planned across the Falkirk Council area, to be developed over the next five years.
demand for new homes, small housebuilders

Demand for new homes falls to lowest level since 2013, says FMB

According to latest figures from Federation of Masters Builders’ (FMB), the consumer demand for new homes has fallen by 8% to its lowest level since 2013.
regeneration framework, Macclesfield, Cheshire east council

Cheshire East Council backs regeneration framework for Macclesfield

The support follows public consultation on a draft strategic regeneration framework for Macclesfield town centre – which maps out a vision for a ‘town that celebrates its quirkiness’.
Cruise Terminal Hotel, Liverpool Waters,

Cruise Terminal Hotel gets the green light at Liverpool Waters

Wates Construction has been given the go-ahead to build the new Cruise Terminal Hotel in Liverpool, marking a step forward for the city’s waterfront regeneration scheme.
contractor earnings, Hudson Contract,

Housing and skills demand keeps contractor earnings high

Earnings for freelance tradespeople in the construction sector dipped by 1.7% in September, according to the latest payroll data figures by Hudson Contract.
Breightmet, affordable homes

69 affordable homes in Breightmet get the green light

Families in Breightmet, Bolton are set to benefit from 69 new affordable homes that have received planning permission.
St John’s Hill Estate, regeneration, Peabody, John Sisk & Son,

Sisk awarded Phase 2 of St John’s Hill Estate regeneration

John Sisk & Son has been appointed by Peabody to construct phase 2 of the St John’s Hill Estate regeneration scheme.
Delamere Forest, Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon wins £9m Delamere Forest contract

Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Forestry England to improve the visitor experience at Cheshire’s Delamere Forest.
UK contractors, Productivity,

Productivity is UK construction industry’s Achilles heel, says report

Confidence amongst UK contractors has reached historic lows according to Turner & Townsend, as construction’s dysfunctional relationship with productivity limits the sector’s future growth.
Dunfermline, Linen Quarter, Marshall Construction

Marshall Construction secures £11.25m Linen Quarter contract

Marshall Construction has concluded the negotiation process and has been appointed as Principal Contractor for the first two phases in the redevelopment of the former Pilmuir Works in Dunfermline.
Lintott Control Systems, NMCN, acquires

NMCN acquires Lintott Control Systems

Construction company, NMCN has acquired Norfolk-based business, Lintott Control Systems (LCS) for up to £3.7m subject to a three-year earn-out.
Manor Road Quarter, Canning Town, London Borough

Major new scheme for Canning Town gets the green light

A new 804-home scheme at the Manor Road Quarter in Canning Town has taken a step forward after the London Borough approves planning.
Council houses, Affordable housing, Sheffield

Plans for 3,100 new council homes take shape in Sheffield

Plans for the largest council housebuilding programme for decades are taking shape in Sheffield, as over 3,100 new council houses will be built over the next 10 years.

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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!