As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the UK economy, all industries await the chancellor’s spring budget announcement on 3 March. Here, professionals in construction and engineering outline their wishes and predictions.
Blocwork LLP, a joint venture between Network Rail and Bloc Group has appointed Graham as construction partner to build a PRS ‘build to rent’ development on Queens Road, Nottingham.
Mace Develop has completed the sale of its student accommodation portfolio to Ares Generation, assets sold include the Depot in Exeter and West Wing in Cardiff.
Collaborative BIM helps Sean Harrington Architects deliver social housing in the historic town of Tallaght, Dublin.
Homes England has acquired two new sites in Harrogate, unlocking land for over 800 new homes, with room for 40% affordable homes.
CCG has launched the ‘CCG net zero home’, a new standard for housebuilding to respond to Scotland’s ambitious net zero targets.
NHBC has appointed three new regional directors to lead customer relations with builder clients in the North East, West & Wales and Scotland.
Lovell Southern, part of the £3bn Morgan Sindall Group, has entered into a joint venture agreement with Abri to build 500 homes as an urban extension.
Galliard Homes has finalised the purchase of TCRW SOHO from TfL, a £140m residential-led development on Oxford Street.
Catalyst and Mount Anvil have commenced enabling works on their joint venture regeneration scheme, The Verdean in Acton, marking a new chapter for the Friary Park estate.
The Government must scrap new tax policy ‘reverse charge VAT’ to show they are listening to builders and protecting jobs, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
Homes England and United Trust Bank have launched a new five-year lending alliance to provide development finance to SME builders.
Avanton has unveiled plans to invest £500m in strategic land acquisitions over the next three years, as it expands into London’s lucrative build-to-rent sector.
Nexus Planning has secured planning permission at appeal for a much-needed 66-bed care home in Middleton-on-Sea, West Sussex.
A new Proptech online engine has been launched to eliminate the growing development finance problem for SME developers by providing a sales guarantee to purchase new homes built by SME housebuilders.
Keepmoat Homes has been given the green light by East Staffordshire Borough Council to deliver 125 new homes in Shobnall.
Abri, who will be working with Change Real Estate, has acquired land at The Old Brewery in Southville to build 107 affordable homes and seven commercial units.
Oxford City Council is seeking contractors for more than 2,500 low carbon homes across Oxfordshire in the next 10 years.
The number of completed build-to-rent homes increased by 23% in 2020, according to research by the British Property Federation (BPF).
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One Manchester has selected ENGIE to transform disused land in Manchester into a modern development of 109 low carbon homes, located over two sites on Gorton Lane.
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UK construction output dropped slightly in January, as the third national lockdown leads to hesitancy across the industry.
Keepmoat Homes has purchased the former brickworks site on Stallings Lane in Kingswinford, which will be transformed into a new 169-homes development.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has given the go-ahead to the first phase of a £115m canal village in Hawkesbury, Warwickshire.