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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!

West India Dock Road,

Sisk begins work on London’s tallest Premier Inn hotel

John Sisk & Son has begun construction on the £151m West India Dock Road scheme which will include London’s tallest Premier Inn hotel.
Light steel framing, SCI,

Light steel framing: Third-party assessment schemes from SCI

The Steel Construction Institute has played a key role in the development and certification of light steel framing in the UK for over 20 years.
gasholders regeneration, alligator park, avanton,

Alligator Park concept revealed for £230m gasholders regeneration

Avanton are looking at a range of options for the transformation of the gasholder on the landmark gasholders site, including creating London’s first alligator park.
Emergency department

Interserve deliver new emergency department in North Wales

Interserve has successfully delivered the new £14m emergency department at Ysbyty Gwynedd for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
sustainable office development, Cross Laminated Timber,

Developer unveils £33m sustainable office development in Shoreditch

Developer Southern Grove has announced plans to build a new £33m sustainable office development in Shoreditch, London.

Avoiding disputes in construction post-Carillion

Zoe Stollard, a partner in national law firm Clarke Willmott’s construction team, looks at the importance of getting the fundamentals right to avoid disputes in construction further down the line.

New report shows how HS2 impacts wildlife, environment and nature

‘What’s the damage? Why HS2 will cost nature too much', a new report, published by The Wildlife Trusts reveals the vast scale of the destruction and impact that HS2 will cause to nature.
Gascoigne Estate

Demolition begins on Gascoigne Estate in Barking

Demolition is now underway on the west side of the Gascoigne Estate, making way for the delivery of more than 200 new homes in Barking over the next two years.
Purfleet centre regeneration

Purfleet centre regeneration gets go-ahead for 61 new family homes

The first phase the £1bn regeneration of the town centre and will create a gateway to the wider masterplan, connecting existing Purfleet with the new development.
West Smithfield, cultural destination,

Plans submitted for new cultural destination in West Smithfield

A planning application has been submitted by the Museum of London to transform market buildings in West Smithfield into a new world-class cultural destination.
Bow Street station, Transport for Wales,

Transport for Wales begins work on new station at Bow Street

Transport for Wales, Network Rail, and Ceredigion County Council have begun work on the new £8m Bow Street station in Ceredigion, opening to passengers in 2020.
Housing in Wales, Welsh Government

Housing in Wales gets £175m investment boost

Housing minister, Julie James has announced that investment in housing in Wales will reach £400m in 2020-21, thanks to a £175m budget boost from the Welsh Government.
rate of VAT, construction,

VAT must be cut for construction sector to recover, says FMB

The chancellor should prioritise cutting the rate of VAT on home improvement works and invest in the construction industry to maintain the sector’s recovery, urges the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
Crawley regeneration scheme, Kier, Crawley Town Hall

£150m Crawley town centre regeneration scheme underway

Crawley Borough Council and development firm Westrock have appointed Kier to deliver the new Crawley town centre regeneration scheme.

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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!