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!

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Will construction supply shortages dent safety progress?

The Government’s bid to ‘build back better’ has reaffirmed an urgent need to improve construction output. Ian King, COO at Zeroignition explains why Brexit and the pandemic have together created a storm within the industry.
Cryfield student residences, student village, Warwick

Kier hands over £57m student village in Warwick

Kier has successfully completed the final phase of the Cryfield student residences at the University of Warwick.
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Go-ahead for £60m Manchester inland surfing lagoon

McKinney Group has been given the green light for plans to deliver a £60m inland surfing lagoon in Manchester.
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Willmott Dixon secures £8m Innovation Central in Darlington

Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Darlington Borough Council to deliver the £8m Innovation Central in Darlington.

Green light for 702-bed student living scheme at Island Quarter

Plans for a 12-storey, 702-bed purpose-built student development at Nottingham's Island Quarter have been given the go-ahead by Nottingham City Council.
cross tay link road

BAM Nuttall lands £118m Cross Tay Link Road project

BAM Nuttall has been appointed to deliver the detailed design and advance work on the £118m Cross Tay Link Road project.
Lower Thames Crossing

Five bidders shortlisted for £1.9bn Lower Thames Crossing deal

National Highways has revealed the five companies in the race for two road contracts worth £1.9bn to design and build routes north and south of the river on the planned Lower Thames Crossing.
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Tilbury Douglas hands over new SEND Beacon College

Tilbury Douglas has successfully completed the construction of the new Beacon College, which is a Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) school located in Hereford.
london power tunnels

Balfour bags £52m London power tunnels project

Balfour Beatty has secured a £52m contract on behalf of National Grid to deliver cabling works as part of the London Power Tunnels 2 project.
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Mace to build super-prime Audley Square scheme in Mayfair

Mace has been selected by Caudwell to deliver the Audley Square development in Mayfair which will see the creation of a 7-storey residential building.

Muse hands over new South Shields job centre

Muse Developments partnered with South Tyneside Council and contractor, GMI Construction Group to deliver a 12,000 sq ft new Jobcentre Plus for South Shields.
Mogden sewage treatment works

Kier lands £66m Mogden Sewage Treatment Works contract

Kier has secured a contract from Thames Water to deliver a £66m improvement project at Mogden Sewage Treatment Works in Isleworth.
Anfield Road Stand,

Buckingham secures LFC’s Anfield Road Stand expansion contract

Buckingham has been confirmed as the main contractor for the Anfield Road stand expansion, which will see 7,000 more seats added, taking its overall capacity to more than 61,000.
materials crisis

Materials crisis in better position but industry ‘not out of the woods yet’

The UK is facing increased delays in securing bricks and blocks, as the shortage of HGV drivers and price increases continue to impact the materials crisis. 
ironbridge power station

Go-ahead for plans to redevelop disused Ironbridge Power Station

Shropshire Council has given the green light for plans to redevelop the former Ironbridge Power Station to bring 1,000 new homes to the site.
consultants framework

112 specialist firms appointed to £120m Consultants Framework

Fusion21 has revealed the 112 successful suppliers appointed to its £120m national Consultants Framework to support more than 100 projects a year.
civils and infrastructure framework

Pagabo begins bid race for £1.6bn civils and infrastructure framework

Pagabo has launched the race for suppliers to join its £1.6bn civils and infrastructure framework which will run for four years.
belgrave logistics park

Green light for £50m Belgrave Logistics Park

Knight Property Group has secured planning consent from North Lanarkshire Council to develop a new £50m logistics park at Bellshill Industrial Estate.
code for construction product information

CCPI launched to raise standards in construction product information

The Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) has been launched to raise standards in construction product information.
21 moorfields

Sir Robert McAlpine tops out on 21 Moorfields scheme

Sir Robert McAlpine has topped out on 21 Moorfields, a major project situated directly above Moorgate Underground Station in London.
self-storage contracts

McLaren bags duo of self-storage contracts

McLaren Construction has secured two contracts worth £23m from Big Yellow Self Storage to deliver a new facility at Kings Cross and a new self-storage centre in Hove.
department for levelling up

MHCLG renamed to reflect levelling up agenda

The ministry of housing, communities and local government has changed its name to become the department for levelling up, housing and communities.
scottish hospitals inquiry

Inquiry begins into construction of Scottish hospitals

The first round of hearings for the inquiry into the construction of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus and the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People and Department of Clinical Neurosciences (RHCYP/DCN) begins today (20 September).
Atlantic Wharf arena,

Robertson Construction to deliver Cardiff’s Atlantic Wharf arena

Cardiff Council has completed the full business case for the 15,000-capacity new indoor arena at Atlantic Wharf – Robertson has been appointed as developer.
wood green site

Weston Homes buys disused Wood Green site for £33m scheme

Developer Weston Homes has acquired a 0.6-acre site in Wood Green to deliver a new £33m mixed-use residential-led development.
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VolkerFitzpatrick secures £82m contract to deliver new blade factories

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has awarded VolkerFitzpatrick an £82m contract to deliver two wind turbine blade manufacturing facilities at its site in Hull.

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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!