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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!

Construction output,

Construction output expected to plummet by 25% in 2020

Total construction output in the UK is anticipated to plummet by 25% during 2020, according to the Construction Products Association (CPA).
Tunnel Boring Machines,

HS2 reveals first images of Tunnel Boring Machines

HS2 ltd has revealed the initial images of its first two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) set to launch on the project later this year.
construction sites,

Keepmoat Homes to reopen construction sites across England

Housebuilder Keepmoat Homes has revealed it will reopen 46 of its construction sites across England under a phased programme.
mental health inpatient unit

Interserve starts work on £14.5m West Yorkshire CAMHS unit

Interserve has started work on the £14.5m mental health inpatient unit for young people in West Yorkshire, the joint venture between LCH and LYPFT is being built on the former St Mary’s Hospital site in Armley, Leeds.
A66,

Preferred route revealed for £1bn A66 upgrades

Highways England has revealed the preferred route for the £1bn upgrade to northern Trans-Pennine route, the A66.
Alan James Sheerin,

East Lothian architect handed £1,500 fine

Architect Alan James Sheerin of Haddington has been handed a £1,500 fine following a finding of serious professional incompetence (SPI).
Construction contract awards,

Construction contract awards drop by 36.4% in April

The value of construction contract awards in April fell by 36.4% on the previous month, as the Covid-19 crisis continues to impact construction activity.
M25 Junction 25,

Graham wins M25 improvement scheme

Graham has secured a contract with Highways England to deliver improvements to the M25 Junction 25.
Scottish Government,

Scottish Government reveals plans for phased return of construction

The Scottish Government has announced tentative steps to get the construction sector in Scotland back to work from 28 May.
Old Vinyl Factory,

Go-ahead for final phase of Old Vinyl Factory masterplan

The final residential phase of U+I’s Old Vinyl Factory masterplan has been given the green light at Hillingdon Council’s first ever virtual planning committee.
building solutions,

SIG abandons building solutions sale to Kingspan

SIG has abandoned its proposed deal with Kingspan, as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirms it will cancel its Phase 2 merger investigation into the takeover.
Video mediation,

Video mediation in construction disputes

As the UK begins its slow journey back to work and becomes accustomed to working in a Covid-19 present world, it is no surprise that there has been a surge in disputes and companies looking for restructuring advice.
Graham, Kings College hospital

Graham wins contract for King’s College Hospital

Graham has been appointed through Procure22 to undertake a broad programme of works for King's College Hospital in London, this includes increasing the support and treatment capabilities for Covid-19 patients.
residential tower,

Laing O’Rourke to deliver £160m residential tower in Salford

Laing O’Rourke has been chosen by developer One Heritage to deliver a 55-storey residential tower at Greengate in Salford.

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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!