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!

Amey, Estate management

Amey wins estate management services contract with Southeastern

Amey will provide commercial estate management for 164 stations covering Central and South East London, Kent and East Sussex.
Stainless steel, Rendering, PVCu

Don’t let Rusty ruin your render!

When planning an outdoor rendering project, it’s important to remember to choose beads made of stainless steel or PVCu.
home improvement website,

LABC launches new home improvement website

LABC has launched a new website for homeowners – Front Door. The site provides practical guidance on all sorts of home improvements and renovations.
contractor insolvency,

What you need to consider if your contractor goes bust

Ian Timlin, specialist dispute resolution and commercial litigation lawyer at Conexus Law, explores the factors to consider if faced with contractor insolvency.
Rammed earth

Technical construction update: Bricks, rammed earth

This technical update by Premier Guarantee provides additional guidance on the use of bricks, rammed earth.
Cleveland Pools,

Construction work begins on restoration of UK’s oldest lido

Beard Construction is leading the work on the restoration of Cleveland Pools, the oldest surviving outdoor public swimming pool in the UK.
force majeure, construction disputes,

Is force majeure a “get out of jail” card for contract disputes?

Adrian Aston, head of dispute resolution at Naismiths, examines what force majeure is, why so many disputes are focused on it this year and what it means for both suppliers and clients.
Dynamic Purchasing System

What is a Dynamic Purchasing System?

What is a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), how does it differ from a traditional framework, and how it can be used to keep work local? Gary Cawley, director of CPC, takes a look.
office building nine elms

Green light for office building on Nine Elms Park site

Quadrant has been given the go-ahead to deliver a 12-storey office building on the site of the Royal Mail’s former south London depot in Nine Elms.
hs2 archaeologists,

HS2 archaeologists discover centuries of history in Buckinghamshire

Archaeologists working to prepare the UK for HS2 have begun uncovering almost 900 years of history at St Mary’s Church in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire.
Dunclug College campus

Graham to construct Dunclug College’s new campus

Graham has been selected by the Education Authority to design and build a new school campus for Dunclug College in Ballymena.
Enterprise centre, Braintree

Kier appointed to second project for Braintree District Council

Kier has been appointed to deliver Braintree District Council’s £14.7m enterprise centre, to be based at the new Horizon 120 Business and Innovation Park near Great Notley.
rockfall shelter Devon,

Green light for £37.4m rockfall shelter extension in Devon

Teignbridge District Council has given the green light to Network Rail’s plans to extend an existing rockfall shelter over the railway line between Dawlish and Holcombe in Devon.
Manchester arena job

Local firms reap £150m contracts on Manchester arena job

BAM Construction has handed out almost £150m worth of contracts to North West firms on its Manchester arena job.
Birkenhead regeneration, Wirral

Green light for Birkenhead transformation

The Wirral Growth Company’s masterplan to bring forward the transformation of Birkenhead town centre has been approved by Wirral Council’s planning department.
PBC Today editorial board

PBC Today Editorial Board: How has construction coped with Covid-19?

In March, as we marked a year since Britain first entered lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, PBC Today’s Editorial Board gathered over Zoom to discuss the impact of a turbulent 12 months for everyone in the sector.
drainage system,

Housebuilder found guilty over unauthorised drainage system

Housebuilder Morris Homes has been found guilty of breaching planning conditions, following the installation of an unauthorised sewage and drainage system.
the Island Quarter, student accommodation,

Plans in for 720-bed Nottingham student accommodation

Plans have been submitted for the latest phase of the Island Quarter development, which will deliver a 702-bed student accommodation in Nottingham.
Regent Street Flyover

Infrastructure maintenance work to commence in Leeds

Construction work has progressed at pace to demolish and rebuild the southern bridge section of Regent Street Flyover and the project is now entering the next phase where the northern bridge will be taken down and rebuilt.
Bradford residential scheme,

£80m Bedford residential scheme gets the go-ahead

MCR Property Group has secured planning consent for an £80m residential scheme to deliver 350 homes in Bedford.
Big Carl, Hinkley Point C

World’s largest land-based crane makes second lift at Hinkley Point C

Big Carl lifted the second of three massive containment rings from the bunker it was constructed in at Hinkley Point C to a lay-down area close by.
Manufacturing programme, Mace

Mace wins manufacturing programme partnership

The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has appointed Mace as Manufacturing Programme Partner for a major infrastructure development programme.
Carlisle Southern Link Road

Morgan Sindall appointed to Carlisle Southern Link Road scheme

Cumbria County Council has selected Morgan Sindall Infrastructure to design the multi-million-pound Carlisle Southern Link Road project.
residential developer tax,

Government seeks views on new residential developer tax

The government has revealed further details of its new residential developer tax, as it seeks views on the proposed design features of the tax.
Octagon tower, paradise birmingham

Go-ahead for ‘world’s first’ pure Octagon tower

The world’s first 49-storey, 155m tall Octagon residential tower has been granted planning permission by Birmingham City Council.
student accommodation in Birmingham

Green light for £24m student accommodation in Birmingham

Alumno has been given the go-ahead to deliver a £24m purpose-built student accommodation on Dogpool Lane in Birmingham.

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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!