Latest housing news and contracts
Morgan Sindall’s construction and infrastructure arm saw operating profit jump 129 per cent in 2017 to hit £20.4m.
Barratt eyes expansion into East of EnglandSubscription
Barratt has announced the opening of a new division in Cambridgeshire amid sluggish performance in central London’s high-end housing market.
Galliford Try Partnerships has won a £55m contract with a Solihull housing group to construct 375 homes.
Capco’s Earl’s Court scheme loses £163m in valueSubscription
The value of Capco’s Earl’s Court scheme dropped from £1.14bn to £989m in 2017 due to “economic and political uncertainty”.
The Mayor of London and housing developer L&Q have announced a £500m investment in the Barking Riverside project in east London.
Features and Analysis
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.
A quick search engine trawl for ‘housing ministry’ directed me to the Ministry for Housing and Infrastructure for the Maldives.
Listed housebuilders had a strong 2017, with their share prices up 43 per cent on average – higher than builders’ merchants (39 per cent) and building materials companies (31 per cent).
With average commercial rent 70 per cent cheaper than in the capital, Manchester is still one of the most popular office locations for businesses outside of London.
We’re yet to see policy-makers address the chronic under-supply of appropriate housing for older people.
In the boardrooms of British businesses there is growing talk of the war for talent – how to recruit the best and brightest from around the world, particularly post-Brexit.
As we saw in the recent Autumn Budget, housing clearly remains at the top of the government’s agenda. Don’t expect this to change in 2018 – or any time soon.
Political uncertainty has blighted the Northern Powerhouse in 2017, yet positive signs remain. As the year draws to a close, CN asks those leading the agenda to assess its prospects.
Stadiums, towers and listed refurbs – the 10 schemes worth keeping a close eye on as 2018 unfolds.
Construction is an industry full of characters – these are the 15 people to keep an eye on in 2018.
In many ways 2017 has been a challenging year for the housing sector and wider construction industry during what has been an extraordinary period – politically, economically and socially.
Housing was at the heart of Philip Hammond’s Budget this week as he announced a huge boost in financial support over the next five years.
Another year, another Budget.
Despite some truly grim economic news with stagnant productivity and downgraded growth, the big headline – as has so often been the case with recent Budgets – is housing.
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