Monday25 July 2016

Steve Rawlings

Lakehouse founder Steve Rawlings dies

25 Jul 16

Rawlings died peacefully after a short illness, the company says

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Buckley Gray Yeoman - Bishopsgate Goodsyard offices - site view

Year-long redesign for Bishopsgate Goodsyard

25 Jul 16

Hammerson says it will work with new City Hall team on revised proposals

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Profit more than doubles at John Graham group

25 Jul 16

Parent company of Graham Construction breaks £500m revenue barrier


One Carter Lane

Europe's first WELL Building

19 Jul 16

There is now an international standard for measuring how a building impacts on its users’ health and wellbeing. Ike Ijeh looks at how Studio Ben Allen Architects’ One Carter Lane will become the first European project to receive the accreditation

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Tony Giddings

Interview: Tony Giddings

15 Jul 16

Few people have done more to change the face of the UK’s cities than Tony Giddings, who stood down as partner at Argent at the end of last year

Lead times

Lead times: April - June 2016

21 Jul 16

Lead times have either remained the same or increased, with burgeoning workloads and enquiries and a shortage of skilled labour making further increases more likely


What to specify: Off-site

19 Jul 16

This week Tonbridge Grammar School gets a new sixth form study area, Essex County Cricket Club gets 36 balconies and a dementia care home with a clover leaf layout is given a new exterior finish


CPD 13 2016: Specifying softwood decking

27 May 16

The latest in our CPD series introduces specifying softwood decking. This module is sponsored by Marley Eternit



Image of the week: A Rosey view

22 Jul 16

£5.4m refurbishment re-opened to the public on Wednesday



Sketch of the week: Rural Devon

22 Jul 16

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Joe Copp of Hilton Barnfield Architects



Fixing the NHS

22 Jul 16

Health service spending on building maintenance and repairs faces a £4.3bn backlog. But there is good news for the construction industry

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Building Awards: The shortlist is announced

22 Jul 16

After a record number of entries, which projects have made the cut?


Top 150 contractors 2016

Top 150 contractors: The rough & tumble

21 Jul 16

This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 shows the sector pulling out of recession, but economic danger remains



Online poll: DECC

20 Jul 16

Is shutting down the Department of Energy and Climate Change ‘plain stupid’? Vote here

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Barbour ABI's July market review is out now

21 Jul 16

Barbour ABI’s Economic & Construction Market Review for July is now available to download



Sustainable sailor: Land Rover BAR

20 Jul 16

The Land Rover BAR sailing team heads to the Solent this weekend for the America’s Cup World Series, with a world-beating race team that embedded sustainability into not just its new base building but also its core ethos. With Sir Ben Ainslie running the show, the team looks set to knock the competition out of the water. Antony Oliver reports

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Paddington pole gets cut down to size

22 Jul 16 | By Sarah Richardson

From the Paddington Pole to Theresa May’s cabinet, both appear to be busily wielding an axe


Hansom HT

Hansom: Clearing the decks

22 Jul 16

This week, politicians shed more heat than light at the House of Lords, Whitehall gets the jitters, the Department of Energy and Climate Change gets wind of its demise and London has one less Pole



This week in 2001

22 Jul 16

British roller-coaster engineer John Roberts was presented with the challenge of creating a ride like no other


Stephanie Canham

Brexit: Apocalypse now or just bad weather?

25 Jul 16 | By Stephanie Canham

There must be changes to accommodate a new political and economic landscape


Paddington pole gets cut down to size

22 Jul 16 | By Sarah Richardson

From the Paddington Pole to Theresa May’s cabinet, both appear to be busily wielding an axe

Martin Venning

We must fight hard for Northern Powerhouse momentum

22 Jul 16 | By Martin Venning

The time to make the case to the new government for infrastructure investment in the North is now

Simon Wyatt

Get the most from your EPC assessment

22 Jul 16 | By Simon Wyatt

Advice for property owners and asset managers concerned they will not be able to lease property with an EPC rating of F or G

Martin Jepson

You shall go to the ball

21 Jul 16 | By Martin Jepson

A Winter Ball, filled with magicians and dancers, as well as a competition to design a light… and all in the name of a good cause

Jason Tann

Commercial real estate: Breaking the land bank

21 Jul 16 | By Jason Tann

Tesco used sale and leaseback transactions to release value from its property portfolio. But would it have been better off keeping the freehold of its own stores?

Peter Hibberd

In a state of fluctuation

20 Jul 16 | By Peter Hibberd

With inflation levels low, construction contracts are now less likely to offer fluctuation provisions. But the question as to where the risk of price changes should lie has not gone away

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