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Accessible vending machines

Accessible vending machines should be a standard requirement

Doors, pedestrian crossings and loos are among the essentials we’ve looked at when assessing accessibility. Now we’re adding accessible vending machines to the list - whatever they sell, everyone needs to be able to use them, not just non-disabled people.
planning modifications for accessibility to heritage sites

Careful planning of mod cons gives heritage sites a bright future

Ian Streets, managing director of About Access, looks at the balancing act of making modifications to improve accessibility at heritage sites.
Mace market view

Mace market view report forecasts tender price increase in 2022

A recently published Mace market view report for Q2 2022 has shown tender price increases from 5.5% to 8% in 2022.
nuneaton abbey street development

BAM appointed as contractor for Nuneaton Abbey Street development

BAM Construct UK has been confirmed as the construction partner for phase one of the Nuneaton Abbey Street development.
canal village

Outline planning permission granted for £115m Canal Village development

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has granted Terra outline planning permission for the second phase of the £155m Canal Village in Hawkesbury, Warwickshire.
catterick integrated care campus

Formal planning application submitted for Catterick Integrated Care Campus

Catterick Integrated Care Campus has taken an important step forward, with the submission of a formal planning application.
Construction 4.0

Construction 4.0 – how will an evolution in planning tools pave...

Graeme Cooke, commercial director at DEF Software, explores how Construction 4.0 will revolutionise planning tools and pave the way for local authorities.
Project management qualifications

Project management qualifications for construction & planning professionals

Devin Blewitt, chief information officer at ITonlinelearning, explores the value of project management qualifications for construction and planning professionals.
planning system reforms

Does the Queen’s speech deliver on levelling-up, planning system reforms &...

The Queen's speech has outlined plans for planning system reforms, cheaper, cleaner, and more secure energy and improved regulation of social housing.
PBC Today May 2022

PBC Today May 2022

Welcome to the PBC Today May 2022 edition where our expert contributors from across the architecture, engineering and construction sectors explore issues ranging from how we can realise levelling up and the cost of poor housing to the NHS to the role of social value in the built environment, improving compliance and safety, and the impact of the war in Ukraine on projects and planning.
wsp managing director

Paul Reilly appointed as WSP managing director for planning and advisory

Paul Reilly has been appointed as the new WSP managing director for planning and advisory which supports clients through a broad array of specialisms, including earth & environment, planning, project & commercial services, and transport planning.
Section 76

What does Section 76 mean for housebuilders and developers in Northern...

Northern Ireland's equivalent to Section 106 planning agreements, Section 76, designed to secure affordable housing in developments are set to become much more frequently used from next year. Chris Bryson of Gravis Planning and Drew Nesbitt of Wilson Nesbitt examine the likely impact.
Barbican Centre renewal project

Winning collaborative design team to deliver multi-million-pound Barbican Centre renewal project

A collaborative design team led by architects Allies and Morrison and Asif Khan Studio, has been appointed to deliver a multi-million-pound Barbican Centre renewal project.
Home Group HQvideo

Time-lapse footage shows latest progress on new Home Group HQ in...

Recent time-lapse footage showcases recent progress made on the new Home Group HQ in Newcastle, being delivered by Ask Real Estate and BAM Construction.
design concepts

The role of design concepts in driving positive change

Innovate UK KTN launched its Design Innovation Network just last month. Abi Hird, its founder and design specialist at Innovate UK KTN, discusses the purpose of the network, design concepts and what good design looks like in practice.
digitise the planning process

Exploring how best to digitise the planning process

Esri UK recently announced the winners of a competition to find local planning authorities with innovative ideas for how best to use geospatial technology to help digitse the planning process.
land and planning team

Persimmon Homes strengthens its land and planning team with two appointments

Persimmon Homes has further strengthened its land and planning team by appointing an experienced land manager and a development control planner.
Nuneaton town centre regeneration

Rg+p develop proposals for Nuneaton town centre regeneration

Rg+p has developed planning proposals for the Nuneaton town centre regeneration, which will include new homes, workspaces, public green space and improved riverside connections.
15-minute city

The 15-minute city and what it means for commercial property

Wybo Wijnbergen, Co-founder and CEO, infinitSpace, explores the increasingly popular concept of the 15-minute city and what this will mean for the commercial real estate (CRE) sector.
turley announces five appointments

Turley announces five appointments to strengthen NI operations team

Planning and development consultancy Turley announces five appointments to strengthen its growing Northern Ireland operations.
park centre in knowle

Beard completes new premises at the Park Centre in Knowle

Bristol-based construction firm Beard has completed new premises for The Park Centre in Knowle to house a number of community groups.
hayfield manor development

Planning sent off for £20m Hayfield Manor development in North Oxfordshire

Hayfield has submitted planning to Cherwell District Council for a £20m Hayfield Manor Development, comprising of 40 zero carbon ready luxury homes.
development drive

Acorn Property announces £390m residential development drive

Acorn Property has announced a £390m residential development drive across the South West, which will provide 821 homes and add to the Group's £1.2bn development pipeline.
new homes in attleborough

Construction of new homes in Attleborough to begin this summer

Latimer, the development arm of Clarion Housing Group, and The Hill Group will begin the construction of 349 new homes in Attleborough in Norfolk.
industrial land

Why action is needed on the UK’s industrial land supply crisis

Tom Jansons, development manager of Jansons Property, discusses the issues surrounding the industrial and logistics real estate sector, and the swelling need for industrial land across the South East.
new road scheme

Costain to deliver transformational new road scheme in south Lancaster

Costain have been appointed to design and deliver a sustainable and innovative new road scheme that will transform travel in south Lancaster.