Tuesday31 May 2016



The battle of Bishopsgate

27 May 16 | By Joey Gardiner

The Bishopsgate Goodsyard development in east London was put on hold last month when the city’s departing mayor Boris Johnson deferred a public hearing on the planning application. The decision now falls at the feet of Sadiq Khan, in what could set a precedent for the new mayor’s planning policy


Market review: Cooling off?

25 May 16 | By Michael Dall

Things are still on the up but are we witnessing a slowdown? And is there any way to rebalance the UK economy away from the service sector?

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Steel Insight 16

20 May 16

Read the latest Steel Insight digital supplement

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Sadiq Khan

London’s new mayor: Yes, he Khan

10 May 16

Sadiq Khan has the mother of all in-trays to contend with in his first months as London’s new mayor - everything from housing to Heathrow, Crossrail 2 to controversial planning decisions

M62 motorway

Planes, trains and automobiles

27 Apr 16

George Osborne is famously a fan of infrastructure - but is he putting his money where his mouth is?

Battersea crane collapse

Battersea crane tragedy: After the fall

22 Apr 16

Ten years after the Battersea crane tragedy, Joey Gardiner talks to the mother of one of the two men killed in the accident and asks if tower cranes are any safer now than they were a decade ago

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Michael Heseltine

Heseltine: ‘I haven’t yet been told to shut up’

5 May 16

While most 83-year-olds settle for a quiet life and daytime TV, Lord Heseltine’s time is taken up spearheading the government’s regeneration agenda

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Image of the week

The Modern Slavery Garden

Image of the week: Opening the doors

27 May 16

The Modern Slavery Garden

Sketch of the week


Sketch of the week: Visitor centre, Druzhba Park Moscow

27 May 16

This week’s sketch is by architect David Roden

Sadiq Khan

Online poll: Housing quota

25 May 16

Should London mayor Sadiq Khan take a tough line on affordable housing quotas for new developments? Vote here



Khan's balancing act

27 May 16

The Bishopsgate Goodsyard site is an unpromising advert for London’s supposedly vibrant development pipeline

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Chris Tinker

Housebuilding: For starters…

25 May 16

The government’s pledge to create 200,000 starter homes by 2020 is ambitious, and must be paired with clear regulation from the off to avoid confusion and delays

Rudi Klein

Someone to watch over SMEs

24 May 16

The government is preparing to appoint a small business commissioner to provide advice and consider complaints on payment issues. But how much power will they really have?


Flood resilience – built in, not an afterthought

23 May 16

How can we build new homes without increasing the flood risk of existing communities further downstream?

Dave Cheshire

Is the circular economy the way forward?

20 May 16

Construction should look at a more circular approach to reduce the amount of waste it generates

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