Latest housing news and contracts
More than 20 contractors have been picked for a £500m construction framework to build affordable homes across London and the South-east.
Multiplex has won the £400m-plus deal to redevelop the site of New Scotland Yard’s former central London headquarters.
Government launches £22m onsite training fundSubscription
The government’s skills minister Anne Milton has launched a £22m initiative to set up 20 onsite construction skills training centres.
More than 100 social housing blocks in London have been asked to suspend their ‘stay put’ evacuation after Grenfell-style cladding was found on their exteriors, data from the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has revealed.
Recladding work slows on social housing blocksSubscription
The number of social residential blocks undergoing remedial work on non-compliant cladding has slowed in the past two months, according to government data.
Features and Analysis
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.
Urban & Civic’s founder sits down with CN to talk millennials, industry business models and the truth about the housing crisis.
U+I is overseeing £300m of development in Brighton – yet the big tier ones are not its main targets. Delivery director Mark Richardson reveals why the client is trying a different model.
British Land is leading a £4bn transformation of Canada Water. Project mastermind Roger Madelin takes CN around a site that is catching the eye of industry heavyweights.
The first time I visited Canada Water, it was by accident.
A south London boxing venue that played host to the Kray twins forms part of Durkan’s mixed-use development that promises to be a knockout for locals.
The first quarter of 2018 was one to forget for the UK construction sector.
On the face of it, today’s construction activity figures offered a glimmer of good news in what has been a bumpy start to the year dominated by Carillion.
Land for housing is a political hot potato right now, with the Letwin review in full swing to determine how to use it more efficiently.
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.
Urban & Civic doubles down on development plansSubscription
Capco considers spinning off Earls Court siteSubscription
Watkin Jones poaches CEO from rival UniteSubscription
Rio Ferdinand-backed £400m scheme stuck on holdSubscription
U+I names first contractor on £200m Brighton scheme Subscription
Sadiq Khan plans major council housebuilding push Subscription
Essential Living founder joins London firmSubscription