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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!

Pay Less Notice,

Pay Less Notice served for construction contracts: Now what?

Jonathan Nugent, managing director at Arbicon, explains Pay Less Notices and what to do when you receive one.
planning system,

Government appoints Nicholas Boys Smith to establish new design body

The housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, has appointed Nicholas Boys Smith to establish a new design body to drive up design standards.
Ashroyd Business Park, G F Tomlinson

G F Tomlinson hands over units at South Yorkshire business park

G F Tomlinson has completed construction works on five new industrial units at Ashroyd Business Park, Barnsley, adjacent to the Dearne Valley Parkway.
International Pool

Leeds selects developer for £270m International Pool redevelopment

Marrico and Helios have been selected as the preferred developer for the £270m redevelopment of the former International Swimming Pool.

Meridian Home Start provides affordable homes for Greenwich

Royal Greenwich has joined forces with Meridian Home Start to deliver brand new homes for over 60 families and individuals previously on housing waiting lists.
potteries museum

Morgan Sindall to deliver Stoke Spitfire museum extension

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has appointed Morgan Sindall Construction to erect a £5.4m extension for the city’s Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.
New council homes

CIP hands over new council homes in Cambridge

Cambridge Investment Partnership has handed over energy-efficient homes at Wulfstan Way, Cambridge, as part of its commitment to deliver more than 500 new council homes to the city by March 2022.
A5 Highway,

Winvic wins £3.4m A5 highway contract

Winvic has been appointed by Highways England to undertake widening and roundabout construction works on the A5 highway, as part of the S278 agreement.

Interserve begins work on new special needs school in Bristol

Interserve was awarded the £9.3m contract by the Department for Education to design and build the new Soundwell Academy for Learn@ MAT, which delivers specialist education for children across the South West.
construction contract awards

Construction contract awards grow by 21.2% in August

Construction contract awards have increased to £4.4bn in August, up 21.2% compared to last month, showing improvements in industry conditions.
VAT reverse charge for construction

VAT reverse charge for construction: Delayed but not dropped

Phil Hall of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) explains why no government is likely to abandon the domestic VAT reverse charge for construction.
construction sector, Covid-19

Rebuilding better: How construction can bounce back from Covid-19

Mike Smith, managing director (direct) at Virgin Media Business explores how investment in infrastructure can allow the construction sector to flourish and rebound post-Covid-19.
East Coast Upgrade, power supply

Rail alliance lands £216m power upgrade deal

The East Coast Mainline (ECML) power supply upgrade is to power forward into its second phase, bolstered by a £216.2M contract award for the Rail Electrification Alliance.
film studios in Liverpool

Plans in for pop-up film studios in Liverpool

Liverpool City Council has submitted plans for the city’s first purpose-built pop-up film and high-end TV stages.

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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!