Archive for September, 2017

Build-to-rent fuels 100,000 homes construction boom

Build-to-rent fuels 100,000 homes construction boom

27/09/17

Build-to-rent projects are igniting a construction boom in major cities across the country as investors pour cash into schemes. There are now nearly 96,000 build-to-rent homes complete, under construction and in planning, a near 40% jump on the figures for first quarter of this year. According to research by Savills for the British Property Federation, London leads the expansion […]

Homes plan for one of Manchester’s last derelict mills

Homes plan for one of Manchester’s last derelict mills

27/09/17

North West developer Capital & Centric has submitted plans to convert one of Manchester’s last derelict mills into upmarket flats. The Talbot Mill in Castlefield will be turned into 200 flats in a £50m scheme put together by the specialist warehouse redevelopment firm. Designed by ShedKM, the 1750,000 sq ft scheme will see the historic textile mill on […]

Bidding to begin on £165m Edinburgh tram extension

Bidding to begin on £165m Edinburgh tram extension

25/09/17

Edinburgh City Council is to start bidding for its £165m tram extension project after approving the outline business case last week. The council is taking a cautious approach to tendering after major cost overruns on the earlier city centre phases. Under present two-stage bidding plans councillors will not make a final decision on taking the tram […]

Lack of project managers hits infrastructure plans

Lack of project managers hits infrastructure plans

13/09/17

A lack of project managers is set to send costs soaring and cause delays on major infrastructure projects. A report by accountant EY is also warning that commercial and financial managers are in short supply. According to EY analysis, the East of England is facing the biggest project management skills deficit in the UK – […]

Plans for £150m Bournemouth Winter Garden revamp

Plans for £150m Bournemouth Winter Garden revamp

13/09/17

Plans have been submitted to transform one of Bournemouth’s most famous locations into a £150m shopping, leisure and homes complex. Bournemouth Development Company, a partnerships between Morgan Sindall and the local council, wants to build 352 apartments on the former Winter Gardens site, in what is the most ambitious development plan the seaside town has […]

Spurs stadium to have two pitches

Spurs stadium to have two pitches

12/09/17

Tottenham Hotspur are installing the world’s first dividing retractable pitch at their new stadium. Sheffield engineering specialist SCX will install a grass pitch that sits directly above an artificial surface. The fully retractable grass surface will be used for football matches whilst the artificial pitch underneath will be used for NFL matches, music concerts and […]

Giant UK wind farm backed as cheaper than nuclear

Giant UK wind farm backed as cheaper than nuclear

12/09/17

DONG Energy has been awarded a contract to build its Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm, at the lowest-ever price for offshore wind electricity in the UK. Projects owned by Germany’s Innogy Renewables and Denmark’s Dong Energy were among 11 winners of contracts with the UK Government that are worth up to £176m a year. […]

Growth lulls as commercial orders drop again

Growth lulls as commercial orders drop again

05/09/17

Construction is sliding into a soft patch of growth as new orders for commercial work dropped for the second month in a row. The fall in new work has weakened confidence for the whole construction sector despite rising growth in house building. Concern about stagnating growth also hit employment levels across the industry, according to the […]

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