Archive for May, 2020

Construction now restarted on 86% of major sites

Construction now restarted on 86% of major sites

22/05/20

Major contractors are now working on 86% of sites in England and Wales as the return to work on construction and infrastructure sites gathers pace. An update from trade body Build UK on Wednesday revealed the number of operational sites for its contractor members – up from 82% last week. Build UK’s membership includes most […]

Latest tower for Canada Water unveiled

Latest tower for Canada Water unveiled

18/05/20

Developer Southern Grove has unveiled plans to build an £80m mixed-use residential and office complex in London’s Canada Water. “The Brooklyn” will provide 150 homes alongside 25,000 sq ft of office space and is designed by architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. The scheme will be 18 storeys high and will occupy a site called St Olav’s […]

Plan for world’s tallest octagonal resi tower

Plan for world’s tallest octagonal resi tower

05/05/20

Developer Argent has unveiled plans to construct the world’s tallest pure octagonal residential building at the Paradise site in Birmingham.   Birmingham-based Glenn Howells Architects has designed the Octagon tower which will rise to 49 storeys. It will house 346 build to rent flats, with up to eight to a floor getting their own uninterrupted panoramic […]

Interserve trials site social distancing alarm system

Interserve trials site social distancing alarm system

01/05/20

Interserve is using new social distancing technology which sounds an alarm if workers get too near each other on site.   The personnel distancing systems (PDS) from specialist SiteZone Safety have been used on the new NHS Nightingale Hospital in Birmingham to enforce the ‘two-metre rule’ during construction.   The PDS consists of a 2kg […]

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