Saturday05 September 2015


Locations of contracts awarded in July

Market review: Regaining momentum

25 Aug 15 | By Michael Dall

July saw construction activity levels pick up, in a reflection of the wider economy during the spring months

Geeta Nanda

Interview: Geeta Nanda

21 Aug 15 | By Joey Gardiner

With government policies that cut rents and extend Right to Buy, housing associations are feeling the strain. But Geeta Nanda of Thames Valley Housing has an alternative approach

The Class of 2014

Class of 2014: One year later

20 Aug 15 | By Yoosof Farah

Building catches up with the class of 2014 to find out if, having made it through their first year, life in construction is all they’d hoped it would be

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school UK Alamy

School places: Do the math

4 Sep 15

The Department for Education is scratching its head over how to meet the demand for 25% more school places at a time of rising construction inflation and a dearth of available urban land

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University challenge

3 Sep 15

With contractors more choosy about the projects they bid for, and inflation eroding HE’s fixed tuition fee income, can universities remain attractive to the industry?

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Crossing the line

28 Aug 15

With the Calais crisis still a hot media topic, the government is on the warpath against construction companies employing illegal workers. But is the sector doing enough to make sure it doesn’t get caught out?

More news analysis

Image of the week

Boris launches safer lorrey scheme

Image of the week: In safe hands?

4 Sep 15

The mayor of London introduces a safety scheme that will affect construction vehicles supplying sites in the capital

Sketch of the week

Sketch St John's Wood

Sketch of the week: St John's Wood

4 Sep 15

This week’s sketch is by Ryder Architecture associate David McMahon

School desk

Online poll: School places

2 Sep 15

Is the government doing enough to address the shortage of school places? Vote here



Building schools: Must try harder

4 Sep 15

The last time a new government was formed the school building sector was handed an abrupt halt

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Mark Leftly

Where’s the opposition?

4 Sep 15

Labour has collapsed into naval-gazing over its leadership contest. But the government must be held to account

Nick Cullen

Meeting our greens

4 Sep 15

Despite rowing back on green policies, the UK has a positive story to tell

Richard McCarthy

New kids on the block

3 Sep 15

The shift away from local authority control of education brings its own challenges, but it also gives developers the chance to work with academies and free schools to meet community needs

Mairi Johnson

School design: Back to reality

2 Sep 15

Today’s schools reflect our emphasis on digitally focused environments. But school communities need to be more physically networked

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