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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!

£1bn Devon town granted approval for first phase

£1bn Devon town granted approval for first phase

A new town development in Devon has been granted approval for the first phase to go ahead... Building work is set to start on the first phase of a new town development in Devon after planning permission was granted by South Hams District Council and Plymouth City Council. The first phase...
NHS England to trial healthy towns scheme

NHS England to develop healthy towns scheme

News towns or schemes of more than 250 homes will form part of a new NHS England initiative to trial design ideas and digital technologies aimed at improving health... NHS England is seeking five new towns or developments of more than 250 homes to trial a new project. The scheme, part...
Councils pushed to release surplus land and property

Councils pushed to release surplus land and property

Under the productivity plan the government wants councils to release land and public property to boost development... In an attempt to boost development the government is calling on local authorities to share buildings and services. It is hoped this will reduce running costs and release surplus land. During the Chancellor's Budget,...
Scottish construction firm enters administration

Scottish construction firm enters administration

A total of 60 staff are set to lose their jobs after Scottish construction firm Stewart McNee (Dunoon) Ltd goes into administration... Tough trading conditions and cash flow difficulties were cited as the reasons behind family-run firm Stewart McNee (Dunoon) Ltd running into difficulties. The company, which is in administration, will...
housing

Housing a nation through off-site construction

Dr Tim Fox, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers argues that a solution to the UK’s housing crisis could lie in the off-site construction sector
£400m Waterloo revamp set to start in October

Planning permission sought for £400m Waterloo revamp

Planning permission has been sought by Network Rail to upgrade bridges, the platform, and the concourse at the Waterloo railway station... Network Rail has submitted a planning application to extend the station at Waterloo in a bid to enable more trains to run in and out of the station. The project,...
Plans to develop historic Liverpool buildings submitted

Plans to develop historic Liverpool buildings submitted

Two historic buildings in Liverpool could be converted into an office scheme under new plans... LABB Developments has submitted a planning application to Liverpool City Council to convert two historic buildings into usable spaces. The development within Liverpool's UNESCO World Heritage Site would see 11-13 Cheapside and 10 Hockenhall Alley off...
800,000 sq ft Knowsley Industrial Park plans submitted

800,000 sq ft Knowsley Industrial Park plans submitted

Outline planning permission has been submitted for 800,000 sq ft of employment space at Knowsley Industrial Park... Peel Logistics is seeking permission to create 800,000 sq ft of employment space at Knowsley Industrial Park. This new development at the park, which currently accommodates approximately 600 businesses and employs more than 10,000...
The devolved path for construction

The devolved path for construction

Devolution may be a step in the right direction to rebalancing the UK’s growth, however its strategy and execution need to be carefully thought through if the construction industry is to reap the rewards, writes Jeremy Blackburn, Head of Policy and Parliamentary Affairs at the RICS... As expected, the newly...
Annual planning performance in Scotland reveals mixed results

Annual planning performance in Scotland reveals mixed results

The scale of a project determined the average length of time it took it decide the outcome of planning applications in Scotland, according to new data... According to new statistics local developments have seen the average time taken to decide the outcome of planning applications speed up. However, major developments...
Making consideration in construction top of the agenda

Making consideration in construction top of the agenda

Robert Biggs, former Chairman of the Considerate Constructors Scheme outlines how the Scheme can address modern day challenges in the construction sector… In today’s world, we’re continuously faced with a barrage of information, advice and guidance – much of which can often lead to confusion rather than being helpful. The...
Network Rail seeks contractor for £20m Waterloo refit

Network Rail seeks contractor for £20m Waterloo refit

Train infrastructure firm Network Rail is searching for a contractor to refurbish its general offices in Waterloo, London... Network Rail has started the hunt for a contractor to refurbish its offices based in London. The building at Station Approach is located within the train station at Waterloo. It spans 90,000...
Galliford Try signs £46m Birmingham university contract

Galliford Try signs £46m Birmingham university contract

Construction firm Galliford Try has won a £46m contract to carry out work on behalf of Birmingham City University... A £46m Conservatoire in central Birmingham will be constructed by Galliford Try. The firm signed contracts with Birmingham City University to undertake the project. It was estimated the original price of the...
A 21st Century approach to infrastructure decisions

A 21st Century approach to infrastructure decisions

Amy Mount, Senior Policy Adviser at Green Alliance examines the opportunities available to improve public engagement in infrastructure decisions… The scale of change required to build a green economy has been compared to the Industrial Revolution. A key difference today – aside from the lack of smog and workhouses –...

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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!