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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!

Millbrook Park transformation,

Contractor wins first phase of £380m Millbrook Park transformation

Poly UK has appointed Bennett Construction as the primary contractor to deliver 257 homes at Plaza Collection in Mill Hill – the first phase of £380m Millbrook Park transformation.
SMEs, construction,

What can SMEs in the construction industry do to survive coronavirus

Lyndon Wood, CEO of constructaquote.com, explores what SMEs can do to survive current challenges and what the future will look like once coronavirus is over.
construction,

CLC chair urges government to better protect construction

Andy Mitchell, chair of the Construction Leadership Council, has sent a letter to PM Boris Johnson putting forward a plan to sustain the industry and accelerate economic recovery.
Lockdown,

COVID-19: ‘Construction can be productive despite lockdown’

Ian Streets, access consultant at About Access, takes a look at how the construction shutdown scenario can create the opportunity to change a working environment.
Battersea Power Station,

Battersea Power Station site closes until end of April

Construction work on the Battersea Power Station site will not restart until at least the end of April, following its temporary closure last week.
Beeston Square, social distancing,

Work on Beeston Square suspended as social distancing ‘impossible’

Bowmer + Kirkland (B+K) has taken the decision to close the site of its Beeston Square development due to coronavirus social distancing rules.
construction, Alok Sharma,

COVID-19: Alok Sharma hails ‘critical contribution’ of UK construction

Alok Sharma, secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), says those working in construction can ‘continue to do so’ as long as they adhere to Site Operating Procedures.
Construction sector,

Construction sector needs clarity to avoid industry shutdown, says NFB

The construction sector ‘desperately needs’ the government to provide clarity to avoid industry shutdown, says the National Federation of Builders (NFB).
construction sites, coronavirus lockdown,

Opportunistic thieves target construction sites during coronavirus lockdown

Police across the UK are carrying out extra night patrols, as burglars target construction sites during the coronavirus lockdown.
Merritts Brook Primary School in Frankley,

Interserve to deliver new £4.1m school in Frankley

The Department for Education has selected Interserve to design and build the new £4.1m Merritts Brook Primary School in Frankley, Birmingham.
Costain, COVID-19,

Costain board take 30% pay cut to mitigate COVID-19 impact

Construction work has been suspended on all of Costain’s big projects in London, as senior leadership agrees to take a 30% pay cut to protect cash.
Temporary hospital, covid-19

Scottish government confirm temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients

A temporary hospital with an initial 300 beds is to be created in the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in Glasgow to help care for COVID-19 patients during the pandemic.
building services, coronavirus

Building service companies must carry out essential work, says BESA

BESA reinforces the message that building services specialists are carrying out crucial work in support of the country’s essential services.
contractual issues,

Coronavirus: Build UK publishes contractual issues guidance

Due to the fast spread of the coronavirus, many in the construction industry are already facing unprecedented issues and foresee further problems – as a consequence, Build UK has published guidance on contractual issues.

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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!