Latest housing news and contracts
Make hails VR influence for planning U-turnSubscription
Make has hailed the use of virtual reality for helping overturn a planning refusal of its proposed 46-storey Isle of Dogs residential tower.
Two private rented sector projects that will deliver a total of 425 homes have won planning permission from local authorities in Belfast and Sheffield.
RG Group has landed the contract to build a new student housing tower in Leeds, which is set to become the tallest building in Yorkshire.
The government has released £248m to fund the replacement of dangerous ACM cladding on social housing blocks across the country.
Crest Nicholson has issued a profit warning as it blamed a weakening market and rising costs for eroding margins.
Features and Analysis
Manchester is providing a wealth of work for contractors to target – but who is already working on the city’s biggest schemes and which jobs should companies keep an eye on?
In south London Galliford Try is approaching its eighth year on a residential development by the Thames that now faces the trickiest phase of work yet.
It’s been a busy few weeks in politics with the party conference season, and the government has been keen to demonstrate that it is working to build a better future for Britain.
The chancellor’s commitment in last year’s Budget to build 300,000 homes a year fell very much into the classic ‘grand announcement’ category: big ambition but no detail on delivery.
The contractor has navigated Roman ruins and shifted its approach to cope with soaring temperatures as it overhauls a long-neglected part of the city.
The housing secretary’s recent announcement of a £1bn Housing Delivery Fund to develop homes for rent or sale is a welcome move that will help SMEs overcome a common barrier to their growth.
The first half of 2018 was split into two contrasting quarters.
Is there any part of the industry that has seen more false dawns over the past decade than the housing sector?
Residents have been left in fear and confusion by the slow pace of re-cladding private blocks deemed unsafe. Jack Simpson examines the factors behind the delays and what the future holds for these works.
Look across the River Thames from Rotherhithe and you will see, emerging from the cluster of high-rises that make up Canary Wharf, the Landmark Pinnacle Tower, the area’s latest mega-project – and it will be filled with high-end apartments
Can London’s insatiable appetite for tall buildings continue? Binyamin Ali examines the ownership of the capital’s towers and why developers see such value in the skyscraper
It’s hard to believe that Britain was covered in snow and work had ground to a halt just five months ago.
Housebuilding targets are unlikely to be met without digital innovation. A panel of leaders from clients, housebuilders and trade bodies gathered to identify the barriers to technology – and how to break them down.
The MoD’s Army Basing Programme must produce 1,200 homes by 2020, driving the contractor to deliver units at breakneck speed under its £250m deal.
Last July, just weeks after the Grenfell fire tragedy, the government launched its Building Safety Programme.
In Birmingham a two-block residential building that tops out at 22 storeys has emerged from the middle of an old subterranean car park.
The refurbishment of Grenfell Tower and how it came to pass has put procurement under the microscope. One year on from the tragedy, have council attitudes shifted and what comes next as the inquiry unfolds?
Controversies over high-profile estate regenerations will likely impact future arrangements for clients, developers and communities.
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