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!

centre for humanities

Laing O’Rourke to build Centre for Humanities at University of Oxford

Long-standing partner Laing O’Rourke will deliver the Stephen A. Schwarzman Centre for Humanities at the University of Oxford.
senior living development

Farrans Construction wins £50m senior living development contract

Farrans Construction has been awarded the contract to build a new £50m senior living development in Bedfordshire, England.
health and wellbeing

Modular offices for improved health and wellbeing

A webinar hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) heard that the pace of change in workplaces over the next decade would be ‘astounding’, as office buildings that fail to comply with health and wellbeing regulations will become redundant.
Television Centre development

Kier awarded affordable housing Television Centre development contract

Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo have announced that they have awarded Kier the contract for the construction of 142 new affordable homes for Peabody in Macfarlane Place at Television Centre, London.
SEMH School

Willmott Dixon begins work on £10.7m SEMH School

Willmott Dixon has started work in Okehampton, to deliver a new £10.7m SEMH school for children with special needs in West Devon, on behalf of Devon County Council.
oldham old library

Tilbury Douglas begins refurbishing grade II listed Oldham Old Library

Tilbury Douglas has started work on a major refurbishment project to restore and reopen Oldham Old Library.
homelessness prevention grant

Government injects £316m funding to tackle homelessness in the UK

The government have announced a £316m funding boost to the Homelessness Prevention Grant, which will support households in England who are homeless, or at risk of losing their home.
DfE Construction Framework

Tilbury Douglas secures place on 2021 DfE Construction Framework

Tilbury Douglas has been appointed on the new Department for Education’s (DfE) 2021 Construction Framework, with an anticipated spend of £1.8bn to cover all education-related projects from £6-12m.
Colne Valley Viaduct

HS2 creates the first of 56 giant piers for Colne Valley Viaduct

HS2 has taken another step forward towards the construction of the UK’s largest railway bridge, as work begins on the first of 56 giant concrete piers that will support the Colne Valley Viaduct.
gateway linear

Cardiff’s £2bn Gateway Linear Park for Garden City revealed

The first glimpse of the Gateway Linear Park entrance to Plasdŵr, Cardiff’s ‘garden city for the 21st century’ has been released.
CO2 emissions

New build housing to reduce carbon emissions by a third

New government regulations mean that new builds in England will have to produce significantly less carbon, as the country moves towards net-zero targets.
demolition of norton court

Demolition of Norton Court makes way for Birmingham Women’s Hospital’s modernisation

Demolition of Norton Court at Birmingham Women’s Hospital by leading building company Tilbury Douglas and local demolition and remediation partners Armac Group has successfully paved the way for hospital expansion.
government housing scheme

Gove bans Grenfell lead contractor from government housing scheme

A company linked to the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower is being excluded from the government’s Help to Buy housing scheme, pending the outcome of the Grenfell Inquiry, following concerns of ‘unacceptable’ business practices.
Levelling up funding

Levelling up: Government pledges billions for councils to build back better

Councils across England are set to receive £53.9bn in ‘Levelling up’ funding for the next upcoming financial year, including an additional £1bn of funding for social care, according to the latest government announcement.
Major redevelopment plans

Major redevelopment plans for Wakefield rugby club

Wakefield Council approve plans for major redevelopment of Belle Vue stadium, providing a brand new 2,507 seated capacity East Stand built to Super League standards, and community facilities.
stormwater tanks

Construction firm receives £174K in tax relief for fixing stormwater tanks

Oakley Industrial Services has received £174k in government tax relief after perfecting a method for fixing underground stormwater tanks.
timber frame technology specialist

The Donaldson Group acquires timber frame technology specialist SMTS

The Donaldson Group has acquired Stewart Milne Timber Systems, a ‘UK pioneer’ in timber frame technology and manufacturing, marking the company’s entry into the timber frame market.
£7bn construction framework

GRAHAM gains two places on DfE’s £7bn construction framework

GRAHAM makes it on to the highly coveted Department for Education’s 2021 £7bn Construction Framework.
Kitchen manufacturers

Kitchen manufacturers invited to apply for LHC K7 framework

LHC invites kitchen manufacturers to apply for a new four-year framework to supply kitchens and associated products to the public sector.
sustainable construction skills centre

University College Birmingham to create sustainable construction skills centre

University College Birmingham is creating a sustainable construction skills centre, as part of the regeneration of the iconic James Cond print works in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.
enabling works

BAM begins enabling works at Newcastle Gateshead Quays

The Newcastle Gateshead Quays arena, conference, and exhibition centre scheme is slowly coming to life as hoardings have been erected and enabling works begun on the site.
sustainable modular neighbourhood

Legal & General propose new sustainable modular neighbourhood

Legal & General have proposed a new and innovative modular neighbourhood at Bore Hill Farm, Warminster.
land contamination report

Landmark Information launches land contamination report

Landmark Information has announced the publication of the second edition of its Data Insights Report, which reports into the history and origin of land contamination across England and Wales.
low-carbon leisure centre

Willmott Dixon tops out on £16m carbon-efficient leisure centre

Willmott Dixon and partners joined with council leader Simon Robinson, to lay the first part of the low-carbon fabric of the new two-storey leisure centre building.
Creative centre

Kier completes £17.2m Creative Centre for York St John University

Kier has successfully completed and handed over its £17.2m Creative Centre project to York St John University.
the housing crisis

Pocket Living tackle housing crisis with affordable homes in Barnet

Housing developer make deal with Transport for London to provide 86 one-bedroom homes for first-time buyers to tackle housing crisis in Barnet.

Related Guides & Reviews

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!