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!

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New ‘exceptional talent’ visa announced for architects

RIBA and the Home Office have announced that from 10 January 2019, the Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent and Exceptional Promise) visa will be available to applicants from architecture.

280,000 homes could be built above rail tracks in London, says WSP

Engineering firm WSP found that space above train, overground and tube lines could result in an additional 2,470 hectares of land available for residential buildings across London, the equivalent of 280,000 homes.
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UK infrastructure pipeline still has a long way to go, says KPMG

The UK government’s National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline looks to be gaining ground, but more needs to be done to drive investment, according to analysis by KPMG.
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Sci-Tech Daresbury development seeks contractor

Sci-Tech Daresbury has begun the tender process for the selection of a contractor to build its new 43,000 sq. ft. grade A office complex.
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Sadiq Khan approves Elephant and Castle redevelopment

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has approved the planning application for the £2bn redevelopment of the Elephant and Castle shopping centre in South London.
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Scrap tyres recycled for road construction

German chemical company Evonik has created a process additive to turn scrap tyres into a recycled construction material for durable roads.
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Kier selected to deliver £45m Northstowe Education Campus

Kier has been chosen by Cambridgeshire County Council to carry out the first phase of the design and construction of its brand new £45m Northstowe Education Campus.
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Crossrail chaos as project could cost almost £3bn more

The opening of Crossrail is set to be further delayed until at least 2020, as costs spiral to almost £3bn more than the original budget.
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UK construction output flat-lines

Rising costs and continued uncertainty over Brexit are to blame for the slight drop in construction output, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
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UK first as property is sold in Artificial Intelligence auction

Artificial Intelligence auctions gain momentum as the first English commercial property is sold by gAbi, the clicktopurchase® AI auctioneer.
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Plastics in construction – Impacts, issues and alternatives

The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products’ (ASBP) third annual conference and exhibition will explore ‘Plastics in Construction – Issues, Impacts and Alternatives’.
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Interserve rescue plan leads to 75% plummet in shares

Shares in Interserve – one of the UK's largest providers of public services – have lost more than 75% of their value after it revealed it is seeking a rescue deal.
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Report sheds light on community-led solutions to housing crisis

A new report has revealed how community-led housing has the potential to generate a wealth of benefits amidst the housing crisis.

Kier celebrates 1000th project through Minor Works frameworks

Kier's 1000th project procured through the Scape National Minor Works framework will create a single-storey adult day care centre.

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