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!

hs2 washwood heath

Shortlist unveiled for HS2’s £275m Washwood Heath depot

HS2 Ltd has revealed the shortlist of bidders in the running to build its network control centre and rolling stock maintenance depot in Washwood Heath.
Fetter Lane office

Dual plans approved for new London office block

The City of London Corporation’s planning and transportation committee has given the go-ahead on two schemes for a site on Fetter Lane.
woolwich leisure centre

Hill named housing partner on Woolwich Leisure Centre scheme

Woolwich Council has appointed The Hill Group as housing development partner on its Woolwich Leisure Centre Scheme.
graphene road

Graphene resurfacing trials begin on A1 in Northumberland

National Highways will trial the use of graphene along three miles of the A1’s northbound carriageway between Newton on the Moor and West Cawledge, Northumberland.
HS2 archaeologists

HS2 archaeologists discover Anglo-Saxon church in Stoke Mandeville

Archaeologists working on the HS2 project have made a new discovery, uncovering what they believe to be the remains of an Anglo-Saxon church underneath the structure of the Norman church they were excavating.
modern wharf

Green light for major Modern Wharf mixed-use scheme

The Royal Borough Greenwich’s planning committee has given the go-ahead for plans to deliver 1,500 new homes and employment space at U+I’s Modern Wharf.
Norjan properties, Norman Thornton, Jane Thornton,

Married construction directors banned for 18 years

Norman and Jane Thornton, a married couple from Telford, directors of the construction company Norjan (Properties) Limited, have been banned for 9 years each after diverting over £124,000 away from creditors.
lincoln affordable housing, Rookery Lane

Construction underway on £7m Lincoln affordable housing project

Willmott Dixon has started construction of 42 new homes comprising 32 two to four-bedroom houses, four two-bedroom bungalows and six one-bedroom apartments.
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Homes England launches new land disposal approach 

Housebuilders of all sizes will find it easier than ever to access Homes England land, with the launch of the new delivery partner dynamic purchasing system (DPS).
Forge Island, Travelodge Rotherham

Muse to deliver new Travelodge at Rotherham’s Forge Island

Muse Developments and Rotherham Council have exchanged a deal with Travelodge to become the latest occupier at Forge Island, which will see a new 69-room hotel delivered in Rotherham town centre.
Mayfield school, Portsmouth

Kier hands over all-through school in Portsmouth

Kier has handed over the new development of the existing Mayfield School in Portsmouth, Hampshire to the Department for Education (DfE).
Homes for Lambeth, Lambeth

A new model for building better homes in Lambeth

Homes for Lambeth has launched its new sales brand, Addition by Homes for Lambeth and unveils its first scheme for sustainable housing in the borough.
affordable housing Waltham Forest

Barclays & HGP to fund Waltham Forest affordable housing scheme

Pocket Living has agreed a deal with two new funding partners, Barclays and Housing Growth Partnership to deliver its latest affordable housing development in Waltham Forest.
construction companies

Supply chain pressures threaten to derail construction projects

Severe supply chain pressures restrain purchasing activity and building projects in August, as 68% of construction companies reported even longer delivery times for materials compared to July.
buckingham group employee ownership

Buckingham Group taken over by employees

The owner-directors of Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd have transferred 100% of their equity into the Buckingham Group employee ownership trust.
bedfordshire developments

Green light for two developments in Bedfordshire

Housebuilder Dandara Northern Home Counties has been given the green light for two developments, one in Biddenham and the other in Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire.
old curzon street station

HS2 begins work on Old Curzon Street Station refurb

HS2 Ltd has begun work on the major restoration project to restore the Grade 1 listed Old Curzon Street Station in Birmingham.
Care home in Bromley

Green light for £30m care home scheme in Bromley

Savista Developments has received planning permission to transform St Raphael’s care home in Bromley into a new care home on behalf of Hallmark Care Homes.
construction materials shortage

Materials and labour shortages threaten subcontractors’ recovery

Subcontractors across the UK are struggling to take advantage of the economy reopening, as rising costs and lack of availability of raw materials threatens business.
track maintenance

Network Rail to improve reliability between Norwich and London stations

Network Rail will carry out track and maintenance works between Marks Tey and Chelmsford on the busy London to Norwich mainline in September, October and November.
student accommodation in bath

Green light for Bath student scheme despite lack of parking

Bath and North East Somerset Council has resolved to grant planning permission for a build-to-rent purpose-built student scheme in Bath.
accessibility for disabled drivers

New initiatives highlight need to do more for disabled drivers

The media hasn’t exactly swamped its audiences with the news, but this has been a significant summer in terms of improving accessibility for disabled drivers and passengers. Ian Streets, managing director of About Access, takes a look.
affordable homes programme

Homes England allocates £5.2bn to strategic partners for affordable homes

Homes England’s has announced 31 new strategic partners that will deliver nearly 90,000 grant-funded affordable homes over the next five years.
Linmere development, Bedfordshire, affordable properties

Housing association acquires Bedfordshire site to deliver 100 affordable homes

A Bedfordshire housing association has completed the purchase of 4.06 acres to develop 100 new homes as part of a new 650-acre urban village being created near Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire.
Ducal Palace, Secondary glazing

Preserving Nottingham’s history with security secondary glazing

In 2018, Grade I Listed Nottingham Castle has undergone a £30m conservation, renovation, and redevelopment to revitalise and restore the 17th-century Ducal Palace and its grounds.
Formal complaint KPMG, Carillion

Formal complaint against KPMG issued over Carillion audit

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced a formal complaint against KPMG and others regarding allegedly false information provided to the FRC in Carillion and Regenersis audit quality inspections.

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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!