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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!

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Weston Homes acquires £93m Edinburgh Way redevelopment

Weston Homes is to redevelop a former car park in Harlow and transform the site into 361 apartments surrounded by landscaped gardens.
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New business park in Bradford reaches completion

A new business park at the top of the M606 in Bradford is reaching completion – the development of seven light industrial units, at Alpha Court, next to Prologis Park is now nearly complete.
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No reason for museums to be stuck in the past

Ian Streets, managing director of About Access, says consultation is key when it comes to making art and culture accessible to all.
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Time to tackle ‘timebomb’ in lack of suitable housing

Ten organisations from across the housing and charity sectors have warned of a crisis in the provision of suitable housing for older and disabled people as they launch a new coalition to campaign for accessible homes.
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Bovis Homes agrees £1.1bn deal for Galliford Try housing business

Bovis Homes has agreed to buy Galliford Try's Housing Businesses in a deal that values the business at £1.1bn.
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Chase Centre: $1.4bn arena opens in San Francisco Bay

The $1.4bn Chase Centre, a new sports and entertainment venue home to the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, has opened in San Francisco.
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NTU and Morgan Sindall join forces to improve procurement practices

Nottingham Trent University and Morgan Sindall Construction are working with CITB on one of their four pilot schemes to improve procurement practices for homebuilding and infrastructure projects.

BSRIA whitepaper: How globalisation affects design and construction

Globalisation remains a hot topic of debate, and an often controversial one at that. Henry Lawson, author of a new BSRIA Megatrends white paper on the subject, looks at the key factors behind it and how it affects building design, construction and services.
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Wates Living Space joins flagship framework

Wates Living Space has expanded its framework presence with its appointment to the South East Consortium (SEC) Internal & External Building Works Framework.
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Major plans revealed for former Kellogg’s site in Old Trafford

Bruntwood Works and Trafford Council have announced plans for a residential-led, mixed-use development on the former Kellog's site, including housing, a school, offices and public realm in Stretford.
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Morgan Sindall appointed to £7.5m schemes trio in Scotland

Morgan Sindall Construction has been selected to deliver three early years nursery schemes worth a combined by £7.5m by South Lanarkshire Council and hub South West Scotland.
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Better neighbourhood planning needed ahead of General Election

The RTPI has stated the importance of planning in a fast-paced, changing world in areas such as climate change, communities and nations.

Government fails to build any starter homes, says NAO

The Conservative Government has failed to build a single ‘Starter Home’ despite pledging to build 200,000 by 2020, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).
Construction Product Information Survey, hackitt review

Construction product information to be reformed

The Construction Product Information Survey, launched last week is expected to reform the way construction product information is provided by manufacturers and communicated to those that use it.

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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!