Tuesday24 January 2017

EU Referendum coverage

Theresa May

Construction leaders: Act to stop bad EU deal for industry

19 Jan 17

Lord Stunell, Mace and the RIBA warn of pitfalls of flawed deal for building sector as May outlines ‘hard’ Brexit plans

In depth

Make yourself heard

Brexit: Make yourself heard

19 Jan 17

As Theresa May makes clear that she favours full separation from the EU and we approach the March deadline to trigger Article 50, Building launches a survey to find out what readers want from the Brexit deal, both for your business and the wider industry

Latest referendum news

Union Jack and EU flag in front of Palace of Westminster

Construction professionals fear poor deal on Brexit

11 Jan 17

Two thirds of poll respondents say they are not confident in the likely outcome of the government’s negotiations


Brexit calm – but worst is still to come, warn top consultants

16 Sep 16

UK’s biggest consultants say impact of vote to leave EU won’t be felt until spring next year

Commercial Office Towers

Half of industry professionals have lost work post-Brexit vote

8 Sep 16

Building’s exclusive survey shows 49% in construction have had jobs postponed or cancelled since referendum

David Thomas

Barratt gets back to 'business as usual' after Brexit vote

7 Sep 16

Housebuilder latest to report strong selling in weeks after referendum

Leaders of the UK and Irish architectural institutes at their meeting in Belfast

Architects urge government to protect freedom of movement at all costs

1 Aug 16

Presidents of five architecture institutes issue joint statement on Brexit

Traffic on a motorway

Infrastructure growth 'grinds to a halt' since Brexit vote

26 Jul 16

CECA survey shows workloads have flatlined in the second quarter of this year

Earls Court

Brexit cuts 14% off value of Earls Court

26 Jul 16

Capco revises down value of 7,500-home west London scheme


Balfour warns Brexit could threaten Crossrail 2 and Tube upgrades

21 Jul 16

Contractor also warns Brexit could delay HS2 and Hinkley Point C

White Chapel Building

Derwent signs up tenants despite Brexit

19 Jul 16

Developer said it has pre-let central London office space to three customers after the Brexit vote

John Armitt

Armitt sets up Brexit response team

14 Jul 16

ICE president Sir John Armitt sets up group to help Brexit negotiators get “best possible deal” on infrastructure

David Thomas

Barratt 'raises a red flag' post-Brexit vote

13 Jul 16

Housebuilder cools on development plans, but expects to post 20% rise in pre-tax profit for last year

Woman on site

Government reassures firms over EU workers

12 Jul 16

Government “fully expects” legal status of EU nationals in UK to be “properly protected” post-Brexit


Construction growth prospects downgraded again by Experian

11 Jul 16

Experian publishes chastening set of forecasts - before it’s even estimated likely impact of Brexit

A wind farm

Siemens puts new UK wind power on hold after Brexit vote

7 Jul 16

Engineering company’s UK boss says new plans will be frozen until EU-UK trading relationship is clarified

Leadenhall Make

Mace £400m City job pauses for pre-let

6 Jul 16

Post-Brexit uncertainty throws another scheme into question

Mark Carney

Brexit threatens London commercial jobs

6 Jul 16

Schemes in doubt include 40 Leadenhall and 22 Bishopsgate, as investors reconsider their stakes in property and development


Architects shed staff as Brexit fallout begins

5 Jul 16

Gloomy buyers’ forecast completes downbeat few days for industry

London skyline / Cheesegrater

Trio of investors shut UK property funds after Brexit

5 Jul 16

Investors in three real estate funds told they cannot withdraw

New Covent Garden Market redevelopment

St Modwen and Persimmon on Brexit impact

5 Jul 16

St Modwen says it will take a more cautious approach to delivering its pipeline


Industry and politicians gather at the House of Commons

30 Jun 16

Less than a week since the Brexit result guests at Building’s Houses of Commons reception heard speeches from Conor McGinn MP and editor Sarah Richardson on the impact facing the industry


Heathrow decision put back until 'at least October'

30 Jun 16

Transport secretary says Brexit has put back airport expansion decision

EU Referendum

Brexit: What effect will it have on you?

29 Jun 16

Building’s news desk examines what the Leave vote will mean for five key areas of construction


Wales infrastructure worth £300m in doubt after Brexit

28 Jun 16

Major road projects in doubt while future of £2bn rail project is also unclear


Redrow plays down Brexit fears

28 Jun 16

Housebuilder says initial feedback from sites is positive

george osborne

Osborne seeks to calm Brexit fears

27 Jun 16

Chancellor says UK government has resolve to ‘maintain fiscal stability’

HS2 Woodesford

Brexit sparks fears over HS2

24 Jun 16

Industry fears Brexit and change of leadership could threaten big-ticket infrastructure projects


Housebuilder shares crash more than 20% after Brexit vote

24 Jun 16

Developers, contractors and housebuilders all see share prices plumment

construction useful

What a Brexit means for construction

24 Jun 16

At a glance - the likely impact on labour, materials and investment

EU Referendum

Brexit: Construction reaction and analysis

24 Jun 16

Construction reacts to the historic vote and Building analyses what it means for the sector


Britain votes to leave EU: Construction braces for impact

24 Jun 16

PM David Cameron resigns and Nigel Farage declares ‘Independence Day’ as Leave wins with 51.9% of the vote

EU Referendum

EU Referendum Countdown: Live coverage

22 Jun 16

Full coverage of the EU Referendum debate in the run-up to Thursday’s vote

Richard Rogers

Rogers: Brexit would be 'catastrophic error'

21 Jun 16

Leading architect tells Building a Brexit would be “catastrophic” for construction and the economy

SimpsonHaugh and Partners - Ian Simpson, Rachel Haugh and the team

Vote Remain for sake of our cities, say architects

21 Jun 16

‘Leaving EU would rob us of cultural exchange that contributes to great architecture’

Graffiti on the completed theatre - Elizabethan Theatre, Chateau d’Hardelot by Studio Andrew Todd

Architect slams ‘anti-EU vandals’ for attack on theatre

21 Jun 16

Thousands of euros of damage is wreaked as ‘entente cordiale’ project completes

Andy Steele

Contractor Osborne latest to back Remain

20 Jun 16

Osborne among latest backers of ‘Building says IN’ ahead of crucial referendum

In depth


State of play: Industry voices Brexit concerns

8 Sep 16

So how’s it looking for construction more than two months after the nation voted for Brexit? Building’s survey of 500 construction professionals suggests that commercial, residential and infrastructure will be the worst hit sectors … but that it’s not all bad news


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

Theresa May

How Theresa May can avoid a construction recession

13 Jul 16

In these days of lightning fast political changes, and possibly dire economic prospects, prime minister Theresa May has to hit the ground running if she is to prevent construction slipping into another recession


Brexit: The vote that shook Britain

29 Jun 16

It’s hit construction hard - on the stock exchange, in boardrooms and on sites across the UK, people are starting to rethink an industry that is no longer part of the EU. But what exactly will change and how quickly?


Brexit: No time to hedge our bets

17 Jun 16

As polling cards are readied for the UK’s EU referendum, the construction sector prepares for the possibility of a vote to Leave. Building speaks to professionals about the possible profound effects on labour and material costs, foreign investment, and growth and trade


Andrew Stunell

Construction must not be left out

19 Jan 17

Theresa May’s speech on Brexit has done little to reassure construction that the government understands the industry’s concerns, says Andrew Stunell

Sarah Richardson

What kind of Brexit?

19 Jan 17

Building is calling on our readers to complete our survey about your priorities for the sector in the negotiations ahead

Sarah Richardson

Make Brexit work for us

6 Jan 17

Building is starting 2017 by launching a campaign to secure a fair deal for construction from Brexit

Nick Cullen

The other single market

8 Nov 16

The UK relies heavily on the single electricity market, let’s hope Brexit doesn’t disrupt this vital trade with European networks


The darling buds of May

7 Oct 16

Theresa May’s Brexit announcement provides clarity but raises concerns

Jack Pringle

Brexit: Glass half full

29 Sep 16

We may have made a grave mistake in leaving the EU, but little can be achieved by dwelling on a bad hand. Perhaps we can do ‘Apple in Ireland’ incentive schemes: tax breaks, transport links and a Plymouth port that looks like Singapore


Brexit: The slow burn

8 Sep 16

Exclusive research by Building shows the construction industry may be slowing down faster than we think after the Brexit vote

Sadie Morgan

Embracing uncertainty in the wake of Brexit

10 Aug 16

We mustn’t let cynicism guide our response to the result of the EU referendum. Let’s stay positive and use the uncertainty of Brexit to create new opportunities

Steve Denniss

What has Europe ever done for rail?

2 Aug 16

Britain stands to gain massively from Europe’s Digital Railway Programme, we shouldn’t let Brexit de-rail us

Chris Tinker

Getting back on track

27 Jul 16

The vote to leave the EU triggered a loss in investor and buyer confidence. While there has been some recovery, sentiment remains cautious and both developers and the government must look to support housing delivery in uncertain times

Jack Pringle

Negotiating a post-Brexit position

20 Jul 16

The British economy could well slip into recession as a result of the decision to leave the EU - and negotiating a benign post-Brexit position will take years. We have no option but to choose the best model and make a good fist of it

Michael Dall

Looking for the ‘Brexit effects’

19 Jul 16

Some businesses may be feeling the effects of a downturn already but it will take months for it to show up in official statistics

Noble Francis

Contract awards: Waiting for impact

19 Jul 16

Contract awards rose in June but that’s less of a surprise when we look at the sector driving that rise

Emma Hoskyn

Brexit: Leaving the environment behind?

13 Jul 16

What environmental regs will be in the firing line after Brexit, and will Theresa May be a green PM?

Sarah Richardson

Brexit: Dominoes start falling

8 Jul 16

Just a fortnight after the UK voted to leave the European Union, the construction industry is starting to feel a nasty pinch

Jon Shooter

Future of SMEs after Brexit

7 Jul 16

What does the future hold for SME’s in the wake of the UK’s vote to leave the EU? It’s not quite all doom and gloom

Richard Blair

Brexit could move Scotland's economy forward

6 Jul 16

We are seeing more enquiries from the public and the private sector north of the border, so perhaps we have reason to be optimistic

Richard Threlfall

Brexit survival guide

5 Jul 16

Forget about Remain - that particular ship has sailed. Here are five more Rs that deserve your attention in this post-vote UK

Alan Manuel

The implications of exiting the EU

1 Jul 16

Assessing the potential short, medium and long term impacts of Brexit


Brexit: The aftermath

1 Jul 16

Whether this is simply a knee-jerk reaction to economic uncertainty or a sign of things to come for the sector remains to be seen

Michael Dall

Brexit is an economist's worst nightmare

29 Jun 16

The political fallout from last week’s referendum result makes economic forecasting almost impossible - we have embarked on a huge change with no clear plan and so can only be vague about our future

Sajjan Sivia

A 16 year old's view on Brexit

29 Jun 16 | Updated: 29 Jun 16

Last week’s referendum has affected every British citizen, including those too young to vote

James Clark

Brexit - It's not all bad news but there is much uncertainty

28 Jun 16

The referendum result will impact on many facets of our sector

Alastair Stewart

Brexit will be good for Britain

28 Jun 16

Make no mistake, last week’s vote to leave the EU has created many unknowns but construction is an entrepreneurial and essential industry and will do better unfettered by EU regs


Brexit: What happens next?

27 Jun 16

The result is in, but what will be the long-term effect for construction?

Richard Steer 2014

UK economy: Steadying the ship

24 Jun 16

Whatever the outcome of the EU referendum, it’s important that those on both sides of the debate now work together to get the UK economy and construction back on course after months of uncertainty

Michael Dall

Why we need experts in the Brexit debate

23 Jun 16

One of the most worrying aspects of this referendum campaign has been the rubbishing of economic experts’ opinions

Michael Dall

Some unexpected stats

23 Jun 16

A Brexit could hamper future economic activity and not have an impact on current figures


EU referendum: Get ready for the day after

23 Jun 16

Whatever the result of the EU referendum, we cannot afford to opt out on diversity

Cora Marler

Could Brexit end procurement red tape?

21 Jun 16

Would a vote to leave the EU really cut the amount of red tape involved in procurement?

Dave Rogers

A reluctant Remainer

20 Jun 16

For the construction sector it makes sense to vote to remain in the EU, but personally I’ve struggled with many of the Remain campaign’s arguments, until now …

Chloe McCulloch

EU referendum: On a knife edge

17 Jun 16

Six days out from the EU referendum and the result is too close to call

Helen Gough

Why JLL supports remaining in the EU

10 Jun 16

There are many reasons why the construction industry should vote to remain part of Europe

James Clark

The future after Brexit

6 Jun 16

The EU referendum looms, but what is our relationship with the EU likely to look like if it’s an out vote?

Jack Pringle

Office politics

2 Jun 16

A passionate case was made for Britain to become more involved with the EU

Michael Dall

It’s not all doom and gloom

18 May 16

A Brexit is a real economic risk but a vote to remain could see sunshine replace the gloom in the second half of the year

Simon Rawlinson

Little to gain from Brexit?

12 May 16

Building’s latest survey of construction portrays an industry that expects a Brexit event to have a major impact on its business

Sarah Richardson

Why Building says IN

12 May 16

With local and regional elections out of the way, the countdown to the poll that could potentially have the biggest effect on the country has now begun in earnest

Richard Threlfall

On the money

18 Mar 16

Move the EU referendum debate to an economic battleground and it becomes pretty clear-cut which decision will work best for the majority of the construction sector


EU referendum: The great unknown

25 Feb 16

The noise from Westminster on the decision dubbed “one of the biggest in our lifetimes” by Cameron has only built as the week has gone on

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