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!

Birmingham build-to-rent, Irish Centre, Deritend

Green light for build-to-rent development in Birmingham

Court Collaboration has been given the go-ahead to deliver a 48-storey build-to-rent development at the site of the former Irish Centre in Deritend.
Teviot estate regeneration

Residents choose Hill to deliver Teviot estate regeneration

Housebuilder Hill has been selected as Poplar HARCA’s development partner to deliver 2,500 new homes as part of the Teviot Estate regeneration in Tower Hamlets.
site in Thurnscoe

Keepmoat Homes to build 360 homes at site in Thurnscoe

Keepmoat Homes has acquired a site in Thurnscoe to build 360 new homes in partnership with Homes England and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.
UK construction sector

UK construction sector continues to recover in December

The UK construction sector continued to bounce back in December, but stretched supply chains and delays at UK ports resulted in the fastest rate of input cost inflation since April 2019.
Brent Cross Town

RED to deliver pavilion as part of £5bn Brent Cross Town scheme

RED Construction has been appointed by Argent Related and Barnet Council to deliver Brent Cross Town’s visitor pavilion as part of the £5bn town centre development in North London.
The Forum

Phase one of Gloucester’s £85m digital quarter gains approval

Plans for the first phase of The Forum, an £85m digital quarter in the Kings Quarter area of Gloucester city centre, have been given the go-ahead.
Tunbridge Wells grammar school

Willmott Dixon to build satellite facility for Tunbridge Wells school

Kent County Council has appointed Willmott Dixon to build a three-storey satellite facility for Tunbridge Wells grammar school for boys in Sevenoaks.
Essoldo House, VolkerFitzpatrick

VolkerFitzpatrick completes £20m Essoldo House scheme

VolkerFitzpatrick has recently completed £20m design and build project, Essoldo House, on behalf of Ilona House Securities Ltd.
visitor attractions

Long-term view essential as visitor attractions recover from Covid

Ian Streets, managing director of About Access, explores how the disruption caused by Covid gives us an opportunity to review visitor attractions and make everything more accessible.
mixed-use scheme in Bath

Green light for mixed-use scheme in Bath

Summix Capital has been given the green light for a new mixed-use scheme in Bath which will deliver 52 student studios and 28 student en-suite rooms.
Permitted Development Rules, PDRs,

Permitted Development Rules: Higher you climb, harder you fall

New Permitted Development Rules (PDRs) came into force which could provide for a large boost to the government’s housing target of 300,000 “new” homes a year by 2025.
civil construction,

Aecom completes sale of civil construction arm

Aecom has successfully completed the sale of its civil construction arm to affiliates of Oroco Capital, a strategic infrastructure investor also.
NHS framework, shared business services,

Graham wins place on £10.5bn NHS framework

Graham has secured a place on the NHS shared business services framework agreement for PS-Works: Public Sector Construction Works.
infrastructure works,

Winvic lands £107.5m infrastructure works contract

Winvic Construction has been awarded a £107.5m infrastructure contract at SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton Gateway (SLPNG).
Old Curzon Street Station

Old Curzon Street Station to be transformed into HS2 terminus

HS2 has been given the green light to kickstart the refurbishment of the Old Curzon Street Station into a new HS2 terminus.
Milan Babic

London architect admits unacceptable professional conduct

Architect Milan Babic has been reprimanded by ARB’s professional conduct committee for allowing a junior member of staff, who was not an architect, to prepare and submit planning applications.
Island Quarter

Plans in for major phase of Nottingham’s Island Quarter

Plans have been submitted for the first phase of the £650m Island Quarter development in Nottingham.
scape framework, place shaping, mace

Mace wins supplier role on Scape place shaping framework

Mace has won the sole supplier role on the Scape Consultancy's place shaping framework for England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
estimating software

Contractor CNG chooses ConQuest for digitally-led vision

As digital adoption continues to grow in the construction industry, main contractor CNG has put technology at the centre of its operations. Launching in June this year, the firm’s mission is to create, transform and regenerate space for people and the built environment Co-founder Leigh Edmondson has been using ConQuest...
bridge, skanska, network rail,

Skanska secures Network Rail bridge replacement contract

The £52m contract will lead to the replacement of the SAS13 bridge on the Stechford to Aston (SAS) rail line, making way for the new HS2 route.
track systems

HS2 shortlists bidders for track systems and M&E suppliers

HS2 has shortlisted bidders for its track systems and for tunnel and lineside M&E systems to deliver 280km of the high-speed track and infrastructure.
construction waste, Recycling facility

Green light for construction waste recycling facility in Salford

Plans have been approved for a plant to recycle construction and demolition waste into materials at Port Salford and other construction sites across Greater Manchester.
Construction contract awards, Barbour ABI

Construction contract awards rise by 0.2% in November

The total value of construction contract awards in November 2020 was £4.9bn based on a three-month rolling average, according to Barbour ABI.

BAM secures place on NHS public sector construction framework

BAM Construct UK has been appointed to the new Construction and Minor Works Framework Agreement from NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS).
Abbey Place, Abbey Wood,

JJ Rhatigan to deliver 245 homes in Greenwich

HUB has awarded JJ Rhatigan a £53m construction contract to deliver Abbey Place, a development of 245 homes in Abbey Wood, South East London.

Big Carl’s biggest lift ends 2020 at Hinkley Point C

The world’s largest crane, Big Carl, has just completed its biggest ever lift at Hinkley Point C – lifting a total weight of 575 tonnes.

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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!