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!

HS2 phase two,

Kier secures early works contract on HS2’s phase two

Kier has been appointed to deliver highways and utility work on Phase 2a of HS2, which will take the UK’s new high-speed railway north of the West Midlands.
retirement living sector, NHBC

NHBC announces new partnership with ARCO

NHBC has announced a new partnership with the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) to support the growing demand within the retirement living sector.
st pancras campus

BAM Construct lands £95m St Pancras Campus deal

BAM Construction UK has signed a £95m contract to deliver the 230,0000 sq ft W.RE’s St Pancras Campus in Camden, London.
Paradise development birmingham

MEPC takes over next phase of £700m Birmingham Paradise scheme

Argent’s team working on the £700m Paradise development in Birmingham will be joining the MEPC, the asset management subsidiary of Federated Hermes.
office north Shoreditch

Go-ahead for £40m office development in north Shoreditch

Developer Southern Grove has been given the green light for plans to deliver a £40m sustainable office development in north Shoreditch, London.
Solent, Network Rail,

First phase of Solent to Midlands multimodal freight strategy published

Network Rail and Highways England have published the first phase of the Solent to the Midlands multimodal freight strategy.

Work underway on build-to-rent housing in Sheffield

Winvic is developing a new Build-to-Rent (BTR) project on Sylvester Street in Sheffield, it is situated between The Moor shopping centre and the A61 ring road for PLATFORM_.
Coventry site, jaguar pub,

Former Coventry pub to be transformed into 5G digital space

A new 5G digital space will transform Coventry's jaguar pub site into a performance and education venue in plans to revamp the post-war Corporation Street
construction playbook,

The Construction Playbook: A design transformation point of view

With the recent publication of the UK government's Construction Playbook aimed at anyone procuring publicly funded works, there’s a renewed call for our industry to reform not just the technical aspects of construction but also its design practices, working culture and behaviours. Lesley Waud, global head of design transformation at Atkins, takes a look.
balfour infrastructure investments

Balfour sells three UK assets from its infrastructure portfolio

Balfour Beatty has sold its interests in three UK assets from its infrastructure investments portfolio.
West Vale new homes

Crossfield Living to deliver new homes at West Vale in Oldham

Crossfield Living is set to build 88 new homes in the West Vale neighbourhood as part of the £160m plan to deliver 850 homes in Oldham.
logistics park

ISG bags £22m contract to deliver major logistics scheme

Contractor ISG has secured a £21.8m contract to deliver a major warehouse/logistics development in Avonmouth near Bristol.

Construction complete on Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station

Laing O'Rourke has completed the construction of the new Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station, with the station being officially transferred to Transport for London (TfL) ready for commissioning to prepare it for opening in the first half of 2022.
water and wastewater

7 companies appointed to Scottish Water’s wastewater portfolio

Galliford Try, Clancy and Morrison Water Services are among the successful companies appointed to carry out essential work across Scottish Water’s water and wastewater portfolio.
Construction output, housebuilding

Construction output expands at fastest pace since June 1997

Construction activity expanded at the fastest rate since 1997 in June, largely thanks to a sharp rise in new orders, according to the latest PMI data.
construction cybersecurity

Why cybersecurity matters in construction: Part 2 of 2

Viewpoint share some construction cybersecurity best practices and insider tips on what to be on the lookout for.
net zero housing

Go-ahead for Scotland’s largest net zero housing scheme

Plans to deliver Scotland’s largest net zero housing development in Edinburgh have been given the green light by city planners.
Auckland Castle, Auckland Project

Secondary glazing solutions for Auckland Castle

The 900-year-old Aukland Castle closed in 2016 so that experts could renovate the historic site back to its original 18th Century grandeur. Selectaglaze fitted parts of the Castle with a series of secondary glazing solutions.
steven kerrigan

Builder given community order for acting as director whilst bankrupt

Builder Steven Kerrigan has been given a 12-month community order and ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work after acting as a director whilst bankrupt.
Northumbrian Water framework,

Galliford Try wins place on Northumbrian Water framework

Galliford Try’s Environment team has secured a place on three lots on the Northumbrian Water’s AMP7 framework contract for construction and engineering works worth £10m.

Morgan Sindall hands over new Britannia leisure centre

Morgan Sindall has successfully completed works on the Britannia leisure centre that supports healthy lifestyles in Hackney, London.
retail and office

RED to deliver mixed-use scheme in London’s west end

RED Construction has been appointed to deliver a new mixed-use retail and office scheme in the heart of London’s West End.
sfs external wall systems

New specifiers guide for light gauge steel frame external wall systems

FIS and the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) have launched a specifiers’ guide to light gauge steel framing systems (SFS) external wall systems.
Everton New Stadium, Dock,

Everton’s new 52,888 capacity stadium build date confirmed

Laing O’Rourke will begin construction of Everton’s new stadium on 26 July, the first phase of the development will enable works to prepare the Bramley-Moore Dock site for the build.
eye centre

Go-ahead for £250m London eye centre

Camden Council has given the green light for plans to deliver a new £250m eye centre hospital at King’s Cross in London.
city place house

Green light for 13-storey City Place House in London

The City of London Corporation has resolved to grant planning permission to Great Portland Estates’ redevelopment of City Place House.

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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!