Persimmon chairman resigns over £800m LTIP bonus scheme

Persimmon's chairman Nicholas Wrigley has resigned over his failure to cap a controversial bonus scheme that will see the housebuilder's chief executive receive a £128m payout
Timber frame

New era for Scotframe as timber frame market continues to grow

It’s an exciting time of expansion and growth for offsite timber frame specialist Scotframe
Fairness, Inclusion & Respect

Fairness, Inclusion & Respect at the core of tackling construction skills shortage

Leading contractors and clients have signed up to the construction industry’s Commitment to Fairness, Inclusion & Respect (FIR) as a key part of its strategy to modernise image and enhance perception of the sector
RoSPA Awards

Housebuilders and construction firms win big at RoSPA Awards

A host of construction companies, housebuilders and property developers were among the biggest winners at this year’s RoSPA Health and Safety Awards
Build to Rent

Build to Rent Newhall Square project underway

Spitfire Urbane and Legal & General have announced that work is now officially underway at the £53m Build to Rent (BTR) project in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter
foreign labour

Research illustrates importance of foreign labour in UK housebuilding

Housebuilders in the UK are heavily reliant on foreign labour and will need continued access to skilled EU workers post Brexit to deliver the Government’s housing targets a new census of the workforce shows
Planning Delivery Fund

£25m Planning Delivery Fund opens to local authorities

A new £25m Planning Delivery Fund to help local authorities delivery housing and infrastructure has opened for bids
draft London Plan

Khan launches draft London Plan to increase housing capacity

Sadiq Khan is ready to ‘rip up’ planning rules in challenging housebuilders to develop affordable housing sites at higher densities to substantially increase capacity in London
Army Basing Programme

Lovell awarded MoD contract for Army Basing Programme

Sustainable housing development specialists Lovell have been awarded around £250m by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to build more than 900 new homes in south Wiltshire
planning consent

Outline planning consent development acquired by L&G

Legal & General (L&G) has attained a 272-acre site in Wokingham, Berkshire, which has outline planning consent for 1,500 new homes
Build2Perform event

CIBSE Build2Perform event in full swing

The first day of the CIBSE Build2Perform event at London’s Olympia has proven a success with the number of visitors exceeding the total number of delegates over the entire conference last year
roof designs

Housebuilders urged to review roof designs

Housebuilders are urged to review their legacy roof designs as the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) commits to switching to building design standard Eurocode 5 from 1 January 2018
New builds

New builds on the rise

Construction insurance specialist, CRL, has announced a 20% year-on-year increase in the number of new builds registered with it in the UK and Ireland
housebuilding in London

Sadiq Khan urges chancellor to support housebuilding in London

Sadiq Khan wants the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to take emergency action to support housebuilding in the forthcoming Budget

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