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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!

Interserve wins £200m defence rehab contract

Interserve wins £200m defence rehab contract

Interserve has been chosen as the preferred bidder for a new armed forces rehabilitation centre located near Loughborough... A £200m Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre located near Loughborough will be constructed by Interserve after the company beat off competition to win the project. It will comprise of a new 380,000 sq...
Scottish construction shows growth in confidence

Scottish construction shows growth in confidence

The latest quarterly survey of Scottish builders shows confidence has soared to record heights… The Scottish construction sector has seen confidence increase by six points on the first quarter of 2015, reaching a new high score of +35. The news, which will undoubtedly be welcomed by the sector, means it is...

Survey suggests old homes are preferred

In the rush to build more homes, there is concern that new homes standards are slipping... According to the 2015 Homeowner Survey by HomeOwners Alliance and BLP Insurance, the British public are shunning new build homes because they are seen by some as being poorly built, characterless, and with rooms...

Affordable homes top 260,000 mark

New figures released today have revealed that more than 260,000 affordable homes have been delivered since April 2010. Housing Minister Brandon Lewis hailed the efforts and said work had already started on delivering a further 275,000 homes with £38 billion public and private investment for the Affordable Homes Programme in...
Urban Development and quality of life

Urban Development for the highest level of quality of life

Andreas Trisko and Katharina Söpper from the Municipal Department of Urban Development and Planning, City of Vienna sheds light on the Urban Development Plan Vienna 2025…   Vienna’s Urban Development Plan 2025 (UDP 2025) was adopted in June 2014 and is the 4th development plan since 1985. The key question is, how does...
Plans for York building unveiled

Plans for York building unveiled

New plans have been submitted to convert a large York property located close to the railway station into residential accommodation and offices... Property investment company Palace Capital has submitted a planning application to the City of York Council. The firm owns Hudson House, which it acquired in 2013. The building was...
Greenbelt construction has increased

Green belt construction has increased

According to new figures, the number of new homes being approved on green belt land has increased five-fold in the last five years... Figures obtained by the BBC, and collected by Glenigan, show the amount of construction taking place on green belt land across England has increased significantly. According to the...
Welsh convention centre expected to be approved

Welsh convention centre expected to be approved

A new convention centre in Newport, Wales, is set to receive the green light from the council, it has emerged... Plans for a convention centre located at Newport's Celtic Manor resort are expected to gain approval. The Wales International Convention Centre will be able reach 4,000 delegate capacity and as such...
Plans for a £25m mixed-use scheme submitted

Plans for a £25m mixed-use scheme submitted

A planning application for a new housing and retail development on the site of the former Walton Hospital, Merseyside, has been submitted for approval. Mulbury Homes has submitted a planning proposal for a multi-million pound project in Walton, Merseyside. The development will be built on the site of Walton Hospital and...
Planning reformed: new opportunities

Planning reformed: new opportunities

Just months into the biggest planning and local government shake up in a generation, Turley Belfast Office Director Michael Gordon provides some early thoughts… The first round of Planning Committee meetings has passed off largely uneventfully. Applications decided have generally been of the garden variety, rather than controversial. Where the...
The pros and cons of Right to Buy

The pros and cons of Right to Buy

Adjacent Digital Politics looks at the scheme and examines the pros and cons of selling off England's publicly-owned housing stock... There has been a lot of hand wringing and mud slinging over the issue of Right to Buy. For better or worse, the system allows council tenants to purchase their local...
Plans submitted for £20m Leeds University refurb

Plans submitted for £20m Leeds University refurb

Plans have been submitted for a £20m refurbishment of a number of buildings located at the University of Leeds campus... A planning application has been submitted to transform four interconnected buildings at the University of Leeds. The buildings range from the early 1900s to the late 1990s and have grown...
£200m City of London office project plans revealed

£200m City of London office project plans revealed

Plans to develop a £200m office building in the City of London have been revealed... Marick Real Estate and Swiss-based Partners Group are set to develop a 245,000 sq ft office building in the City of London. The project, which will be located at 80 Fenchurch Street, will see the see...
Smart cities standards, the story so far

Smart cities standards, the story so far

Saviour Alfino Smart Cities Standards Strategy Project Manager at BSI discusses how standards are shaping the future city landscape… There are many reasons to support the case of the smart city, be that creating a ‘greener’ environment, with improved use of shared resources and greater efficiency. Or simply accommodating the...

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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!