1,000-home North London scheme approved

1,000-home North London scheme approved

06/12/22

The site adjacent to St Ann’s Hospital in South Tottenham will also provide enhanced green spaces, shops, and other commercial uses, including affordable workspaces, while retaining and restoring several historic hospital buildings. Hill will deliver 239 homes within the first phase which gained detailed approval. Outline plans for an additional 756 homes will be built […]

British Land sees construction cost inflation easing

British Land sees construction cost inflation easing

16/11/22

British Land is predicting construction cost inflation will ease to a maximum 4-5% next year as subcontractor rate rises start to soften as some projects are delayed or cancelled.   The developer said inflation is still running at 8-10% this year. But it added: “There is a possibility that inflation next year is lower than […]

£26m Surrey road and bridge job out to tender

£26m Surrey road and bridge job out to tender

20/09/22

Guildford Borough Council is heading the plan to replace the station level crossing with a new bridge and pedestrian crossing. The A323 Guildford Road road diversion and bridge project will also enable housing that has been allocated in the Local Plan to come forward. Read more here.

Go-ahead for £400m London office tower on stilts

Go-ahead for £400m London office tower on stilts

16/09/22

Developer CIT has been given approval to build a major office scheme in London on stilts to allow trees and open public space to run beneath the building. The design by architect Foster for a 518,000 sq ft building has been split into four elements and raised by up to 18m above ground level on […]

Enabling works to start at £250m Manchester tropical resort

Enabling works to start at £250m Manchester tropical resort

06/09/22

Regeneration business Peel L&P has submitted plans to demolish the vacant former Soccerdome building at Trafford Way on Barton Dock Road to build the landmark tropical complex. The TraffordCity project will cost around £250m to build and is being developed by Therme in partnership with Peel L&P. Read more here.

London’s largest estate regen scheme forges ahead

London’s largest estate regen scheme forges ahead

30/08/22

Outline plans for the £1bn regeneration of East London’s Carpenter Estate have finally advanced after decades of waiting. London Newham Council’s wholly owned housing delivery company, Populo Living has submitted plans for what is the capital’s largest and most ambitious estate restoration and regeneration scheme. Read more here.

Designs revealed for £1bn London Blackfriars tower blocks

Designs revealed for £1bn London Blackfriars tower blocks

15/08/22

The developers Hines and the National Pension Service of Korea bought the site nearly a year ago with existing consent for a residential tower of 53 storeys and an office tower of 34 storeys. After appointing Foster + Partners to redesign plans for the 18 Blackfriars Road site it has gone out to public consultation […]

Start for £500m Television Centre phase 2

Start for £500m Television Centre phase 2

26/07/22

Phase 2 comprises a total of 511 homes in four separate plots, including a modern crescent-shaped block of 180 apartments and a contemporary 25-storey tall building of 167 apartments for completion in 2026. Read more here.

Kier wins £69m London Southbank office job

Kier wins £69m London Southbank office job

18/07/22

Property investors Barings and LBS have named Kier as their builder for a £69m net zero office project on London’s Southbank, near Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. The 12 -storey 135 Park Street project in Southwark has been designed by architect Square and Partners to be net zero carbon in both embodied and in operation. Read more […]

Byrne Group steps-in to save O’Keefe

Byrne Group steps-in to save O’Keefe

15/07/22

Byrne Group has bought the the properties and plant of civils contractors O’Keefe Group. O’Keefe has been struggling financially and struck a Company Voluntary Arrangement with its creditors last year. Concrete frame specialist and contractor Byrne Group has now established O’Keefe Construction (Byrne Group) Limited and O’Keefe Demolition (Byrne Group) Limited. Read more here.