Latest housing news and contracts
Only two out of 205 private residential blocks containing combustible ACM cladding have had it completely removed since the Grenfell fire last June, government figures have revealed.
ONS downgrades household growth forecastsSubscription
Government housing targets could need to be revised after the Office for National Statistics downgraded its latest forecast for new household growth.
Contract awards up 29% to hit £6bn in AugustSubscription
The value of new construction contracts reached £6bn in August – up almost a third on the previous month, a new report by Barbour ABI has found.
Mace scoops £180m Olympic Park towersSubscription
Mace has been picked by developer Get Living for a £180m scheme comprising 524 homes in the Olympic Park’s East Village.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has overturned a decision by Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council to refuse planning for a 55-home scheme in Notting Hill.
Features and Analysis
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.
Controversies over high-profile estate regenerations will likely impact future arrangements for clients, developers and communities.
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?
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.
Chinese contractor lands £200m Manchester schemeSubscription
Barratt plans 4,000 new homes in ScotlandSubscription
HB Reavis appoints new chief executive Subscription
Mayor grants £288m for 4,700 affordable homesSubscription
Chinese contractor to lead £1bn Bolton regenSubscription
Murphy wins £11m luxury development dealSubscription
Developers face bans and fines over claddingSubscription
Amey acquires Carillion MoD deals Subscription
Grosvenor to triple size of land businessSubscription
Persimmon controls costs to boost profit in H1Subscription