HOUSEBUILDING

subcontractors,

Subcontractors: Kick ‘em when they’re down

Copronet says the construction industry must ‘stand together’ with subcontractors, as contractors demand rate reductions amid Covid-19 worries.
Plan for Jobs,

Plan for Jobs to save money, cut carbon and boost economy

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £30bn ‘Plan for Jobs’ to save money, cut carbon, and support around 140,000 jobs.
regeneration of North Hayle Harbour,

Plans unveiled for second phase of North Hayle Harbour regeneration

FCBStudios has unveiled plans for the second phase of the regeneration of North Hayle Harbour, which will deliver 377 new homes.
Hallsville Quarter,

Bouygues UK secures £240m third phase of London’s Hallsville Quarter

Bouygues UK has been appointed as the main contractor for the third phase of the £240m regeneration scheme, Hallsville Quarter.
construction PMI,

Rise in UK construction output indicates ‘sector’s increasing health’

Construction PMI data for June revealed a sharp turnaround in the performance of the UK construction industry, as the phased restart of work helps lift output volumes.
structural design defects,

Barratt discovers structural design defects at seven developments

Housebuilder Barratt has revealed seven of its developments built over 10 years ago have structural design defects which will cost around £70m to remediate.
housing crisis, key workers,

Government urged to allocate £12.8bn to tackle rural housing crisis

CPRE and English Rural are urging the government to allocate £12.8bn of funding to tackle the housing crisis and deliver affordable homes for rural key workers.
Oxfordshire Garden Village,

Plans in for ‘21st century’ Oxfordshire Garden Village

Plans for the Oxfordshire Garden Village in West Oxfordshire have been lodged by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland.
site operating procedures,

CLC’s site operating procedures V5 introduces ‘one metre plus’ rule

Construction workers can now stay one metre apart with risk mitigation where two metres is not possible, according to the Construction Leadership Council’s fifth version of its Site Operating Procedures.
planning system,

New radical planning reforms cut ‘red tape’

Prime minister Boris Johnson has announced radical reforms to the planning system, giving freedom for buildings and land in town centres to change use without planning permission.
net-zero carbon, Legal & General,

L&G commits to net-zero carbon housing

Legal & General has announced it is going to make its new housing stock net-zero carbon enabled by 2030, this will be implemented in a phased approach across all its homes.
New deal

New deal: Boris Johnson pledges to ‘build build build’

Prime minister Boris Johnson will today (30 June) announce a ‘New Deal’ to ‘build, build, build’ putting jobs and infrastructure at the heart of the government’s economic growth strategy.
Falmer Cottages

Construction work starts on new Brighton student residence

Student accommodation provider Alumno has given the green light to Westridge Construction to begin work on a new project in the Falmer district of Brighton and Hove.
Craig Giblett,

Hart Builders appoints new construction director

Hart Builders, part of the Cruden Group, has appointed Craig Giblett as construction director, as the company prepares for expansion.

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