Tuesday07 July 2015



Retrofit: Low expectations

2 Jul 15 | By David Blackman

David Blackman looks at the vanishing chances of making green retrofit a national infrastructure priority


Budget preview: Ace up Osborne's sleeve?

1 Jul 15 | By Mark Leftly

Freed from the shackles of coalition government, chancellor George Osborne will be outlining some quite different policies and priorities when he presents his emergency Budget next week

Steve Elliott

Interview: Steve Elliott

26 Jun 15 | By Joey Gardiner

Steve Elliott took Morgan Sindall’s fit-out business to an industry-leading position. After taking a year out he’s ‘got the band back together’ at BW Interiors and is thinking big again

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Walkie Talkie; 1 Fitzroy Place; Wembley stadium; and Nova Victoria

PC Harrington: The higher they climb…

18 Jun 15

When PC Harrington Contractors collapsed into administration in May, it had debts of around £28.4m and just £900 cash in the bank. We reveal the true story of the firm’s demise

Construction professions

Professions: Now you see them, now you don’t

21 May 15

Construction’s professions could effectively disappear within a decade, according to the author of a challenging report

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David Cameron and cabinet

The next five years

14 May 15

Following a surprise result which leaves the Tories free to rule without coalition partners, what can construction expect from the next parliament?

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Image of the week

Glastonbury 2015

Image of the week: The pop-up city

1 Jul 15

For the weekend Worthy Farm in Somerset becomes a city approximately the same size as Oxford

Sketch of the week


Sketch of the week: Cross of Christ Church

3 Jul 15

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Mariusz Wroblewski, senior architect at Chapman Taylor


Online poll: Government retrofit policy

1 Jul 15

Is the current government’s target to retrofit 1 million homes in the next five years ambitious enough? Vote here


Sarah Richardson

Beyond the headlines

3 Jul 15

Osborne’s emergency budget looks set to disappoint those hoping for more than familiar headlines

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James Wates

The class of 2050

1 Jul 15

Education is a key part of any society’s future prosperity and social cohesion. How can we create the buildings that will help our children’s children to succeed in a generation’s time?

Richard McCarthy

Housing: Use your imagination

26 June 2015

In the quest to create more homes, we need to help and incentivise local authorities to think outside the box to identify sites for development, and perhaps even more critically, redevelopment

Chris Tinker

Policy review

25 Jun 15

What will the Conservative’s right to buy and starter homes initiative mean for UK housing?

Barbara Welch

Let’s party like it’s 1997

25 Jun 15

As Mace celebrates its 25th year one of its directors remembers what life was like when she first joined the firm, nearly two decades ago

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