HOUSEBUILDING

overheating, construction,

How can construction tackle the overheating challenge?

Chris Stanley, housing manager at the Concrete Block Association (CBA), explores the need to improve resilience to overheating, from the building materials used to the way our structures are designed.
Millbrook Park transformation,

Contractor wins first phase of £380m Millbrook Park transformation

Poly UK has appointed Bennett Construction as the primary contractor to deliver 257 homes at Plaza Collection in Mill Hill – the first phase of £380m Millbrook Park transformation.
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How is COVID-19 impacting the construction industry?

Jamie Johnson, CEO of FJP Investment, looks at the impact of coronavirus on the construction industry, the sector’s immediate response and the longer-term view.
construction work,

Construction Industry Council outlines ‘essential’ construction work

Chief executive of the Construction Industry Council, Graham Watts, has created a list of construction work that he believes is essential.
housebuilder,

Redrow finally shuts sites due to supply chain issues

Housebuilder Redrow has revealed that it will close all of its sites and offices, as it says supply chain difficulties left them with no other choice.
Equipoint building, Birmingham

mac-group to convert landmark Equipoint building into homes

mac-group has won a £17m contract to convert a landmark 1960s 10-storey Equipoint building in Birmingham into more than 200 apartments.
Construction contract awards,

Construction contract awards rise by 16.9% in February

The value of construction contract awards increased by 16.9% in February when compared with the previous month, as London and the North West scoop the most awards.

New fire safety bill to empower fire and rescue services

The new Fire Safety Bill builds on action taken to ensure that people feel safe in their own homes, and a tragedy like the Grenfell Tower fire never happens again.

Planning reform: 10 takeaways from Planning for the Future

10 things you need to know about the government’s latest plans for planning from Nigel Hewitson and Ben Stansfield of Gowling WLG.
Globe Point

BAM secures £350m Globe Point development in Leeds

CEG has appointed BAM Construction to deliver the first phase of its £350m development, known as Globe Point in Leeds, with a start on site confirmed for 30th March.
Canalside Quarter,

Development announced for Wolverhampton’s Canalside Quarter

Build-to-rent developer, Placefirst, has revealed plans for a new mixed-use development in Wolverhampton’s Canalside Quarter.

How mixed-use developments are changing the shape of Scottish cities

With the ongoing shift to urban living, mixed-use developments are becoming increasingly popular. Oliver Wilson, architect director at BDP’s Glasgow studio, looks at what is driving the rise of mixed-use in Scotland.
urban village,

Green light for £130m urban village in Exeter

Eutopia Homes has secured planning permission for a new £130m sustainable ‘urban village’ on a 15-acre brownfield site previously owned by Network Rail.
regeneration of Purfleet-on-Thames,

£75m government injection for Purfleet-on-Thames regeneration

The Chancellor has pledged to give £75m from the Housing Infrastructure Funding to support the £1bn regeneration of Purfleet-on-Thames town centre.

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