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!

construction supply chain data

Barbour ABI partners with PLACEMAKE.IO to enhance construction supply chain data

Construction industry intelligence provider, Barbour ABI, has announced a partnership with PLACEMAKE.IO that will enhance the construction supply chain data offered to mutual clients.
Congleton Link Road project

Graham wins two highways industry awards for its Congleton link road project

Civil engineering specialist firm, Graham, has been awarded two prestigious highways industry awards for its Congleton link road project.
planning system reforms

Does the Queen’s speech deliver on levelling-up, planning system reforms & energy security?

The Queen's speech has outlined plans for planning system reforms, cheaper, cleaner, and more secure energy and improved regulation of social housing.
improve productivity

Skanska has partnered with industry leaders to improve productivity

Skanska has collaborated with key industry leaders and launched the Construction Productivity Taskforce to improve productivity and project delivery.
Cherrywood, Dublin

Fletcher Priest receives planning permission for new homes in Cherrywood

Fletcher Priest has designed and received planning permission for 488 new homes in Cherrywood, an urban village in Dublin.
ravensdale infant school constructionvideo

Drone footage shows progress of Ravensdale Infant School construction project

Morgan Sindall has released drone footage showcasing the progress made on its Ravensdale Infant School construction project, in Derby.
Hard FM

BAM FM appointed to NHS Shared Business Services Hard FM framework

BAM FM has been appointed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to its Hard Facilities Management framework agreement (Hard FM).
National Rehabilitation Centre

IHP appointed as main building contractor to National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) Programme

The National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) Programme has appointed Integrated Health Projects (IHP) as main building contractor.
JCT training

JCT Training: Courses on JCT contracts

A flexible range of training courses and resources to give you all the information you need on JCT training contracts.
green finance

£10m Paragon green finance secured for Somerset scheme

Acorn Property Group has secured a £10m Paragon green finance facility to support its ‘Cubis Bruton’ newbuild scheme in Bruton, Somerset.
carbon negative homes

First affordable carbon negative homes to be trialled

St. Modwen Homes have launched the first affordable carbon negative homes, which are capable of reducing energy bills by 79%.
rugby school

Work begins on Rugby school’s Whitelaw boarding house

Significant extension and alteration works are already underway on Grade II Listed and historically significant Whitelaw boarding house at Rugby school.
w edinburgh

BAM appointed to fit interiors of St James Quarter’s W Edinburgh

BAM has been appointed by Nuveen Real Estate to fit out the interiors of 244 guest rooms at the 12 storey W Edinburgh, St James Quarter’s.
motorway construction

Vinci appointed to M12 motorway construction project in Sydney

Seymour Whyte, a Vinci Construction subsidiary, has been appointed to deliver a new M12 motorway construction project in Sydney.
The Gramophone Works

Graham completes design and build of The Gramophone Works

Graham has completed the design and build of a new premium commercial development in Notting Hill, The Gramophone Works.
technology park

Empty land to be converted into technology park in Barrow-in-Furness

Holker Group has announced plans to covert land near Sowerby Woods Business Park into a 14.3-acre technology park near Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
new build housing development

HMS completes affordable new build housing development in Liverpool

HMS has successfully completed and handed over its latest new build housing development in South Liverpool for affordable housing provider, Torus.
BRE pilot scheme

BRE pilot scheme will test net zero homes in time for Future Homes Standard

The BRE pilot scheme, in partnership with Croudace Homes, will evaluate the impact of net zero homes ahead of the Future Homes Standard.
high speed railway station

HS2 acquires second site for Manchester’s new high speed railway station

HS2 has agreed on a deal to purchase a second development site on Square One, Travis Street, to make way for Manchester’s new high speed railway station.
guide to mediation

The complete user’s guide to mediation from Gateley Vinden

Chief executive Peter Vinden brings his decades of experience as a mediator to set out the case for pursuing mediation and provides an overview of the process in this complete user’s guide to mediation.
community benefit fund 

LHC announces latest round of grants through its community benefit fund 

LHC continues its strong focus on social value this year, both through its frameworks - the latest of which have included new evaluation processes to increase opportunities for more EDI conscious companies who undertake significant community initiatives - and through its Community Benefit Fund.
construction orders

PMI reports slowest new construction orders growth in 2022

S&P Global / CIPS UK Construction PMI reports slowest new order growth in 2022 due to rising costs and economic uncertainty.
hospital upgrades

Graham appointed to deliver £100m Whittington Hospital upgrades

Graham has been appointed to deliver £100m worth of hospital upgrades for Whittington Health NHS Trust.
Prospect House SEND school

Tilbury Douglas completes Prospect House SEND school in Manchester

Tilbury Douglas has completed the construction of Prospect House SEND school (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) in Blackley, Manchester.
perimeter security

Water treatment works upgrades perimeter security with Palisade fencing

Identified as one of 13 national Infrastructure sectors by the UK Government, the water industry has invested heavily in recent years upgrading perimeter security systems with the aid of LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) and LPS1175 rated security fencing.
new houses in Dalmarnock

Keepmoat Homes to build 48 new houses in Dalmarnock, Glasgow 

Leading UK housebuilder Keepmoat Homes has bought land at French Street in order to build 48 energy-efficient new houses in Dalmarnock over the next few months.

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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!