Latest housing news and contracts
Grosvenor Group reveals 8,000-home UK pipelineSubscription
Grosvenor Group now has a UK pipeline of 8,000 homes, the firm’s 2017 review has revealed.
Hill Partnership turnover tops £400mSubscription
Revenue for housing regeneration specialist Hill has topped £400m as pre-tax margins hit 11.4 per cent.
Mace gets go-ahead for GPE Hanover Square schemeSubscription
Mace has been given the green light to start work on Great Portaland Estates’ multi-million-pound Hanover Square scheme, after the developer secured a substantial pre-let.
Carillion’s collapse and bad weather in February and March contributed to a £1.5bn quarterly decline in output during Q1, according to the Construction Products Association.
Barratt Developments has agreed to foot the bill for the replacement of cladding on a residential building in Croydon which failed combustibility tests last year.
Features and Analysis
In west London contractor Willmott Dixon is working on a tiny site to create a development of epic proportions.
In Liverpool ISG is nearing completion of student housing that is sat between two historic pubs and features one of the most complex steel frames ISG’s project manager has ever seen.
Argent’s latest addition to its huge King’s Cross regeneration has turned industrial heritage into high-spec homes. Arup’s Ed Shearer explains how it was done.
The latest ONS data shows that January was the construction industry’s worst monthly performance since June 2012, with output falling 3.4 per cent.
Quintain has tasked Wates with delivering hundreds of homes to high standards as a neglected corner of London is turned into a thriving community.
The story of 2018 so far seems best summed up as one step forward, two steps back for the UK construction sector.
Over the past year it has become clear that housebuilding has moved up the government’s list of priorities – to the point where hardly a week goes by without news of reforms, revisions or consultations.
“I couldn’t imagine working anywhere other than a project like this,” Eamon Melia tells us.
An express hoist ascent is just one of the highlights for the tour party braving a chill wind in east London.
Construction News editor Tom Fitzpatrick and associate editor Damon Schünmann visited Mipim to catch up with developers and contractors. Here are nine talking points from the Cannes conference.
Haringey’s HDV regeneration plans have been blighted by opposition campaigns and bitter disagreements. CN examines the factors behind the controversy and the consequences for projects across the UK.
The draft reforms to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) show the government’s fundamental misunderstanding of the practical realities of housing delivery.
In the year since the housing white paper was published, emphasis has been placed on the need to diversify the UK’s housing market – including encouraging further investment in build-to-rent developments.
Government has launched a review into why planning permissions aren’t translating into homes, but many of the answers lie within.
CPA senior economist Rebecca Larkin examines the forecast fallout from the contractor’s demise.
The Budget announced that government departments will favour offsite construction from next year. But are main contractors ready – and willing – to embrace this revolution?
Work volumes fell 2 per cent in the latest three-month data – the sharpest such decline in five years.
Construction companies appear set for a positive start to 2018 following a steady recovery in new work towards the end of last year, according to latest data from the IHS Markit / CIPS Purchasing Managers Index.
Man seriously injured on Aberdeen housing siteSubscription
Ardmore to build Perfume Factory towerSubscription
Berkeley eyes up Capco’s £1bn Earls Court siteSubscription
Mace appointed on £500m One Crown Place schemeSubscription
Partners wanted for £400m Southend regenerationSubscription
L&G expands homes arm with £315m buyoutSubscription
Robertson to spin off housebuilding businessesSubscription