Control immigration and large areas of British countryside will not need to be destroyed by housebuilding, says UKIP. Nationalist populism at its most simplistic, perhaps, but the party’s anti-development stance is bearing down on politics at a local level
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Our Agenda 15 campaign manifesto sets to influence the next government by setting out what construction needs to thrive. Here’s why some of those who have signed up to support it think this initiative is so important
Supermarkets are responding to the UK’s shift in shopping habits by massively cutting back their development programmes, leaving the construction industry and affected communities wondering what will happen to the unwanted sites
Our Agenda 15 campaign aims to influence the next government by telling politicians what construction needs to thrive. Here, we explain the manifesto aims and how you can support them
WSP’s UK head of building services on what the next 12 months have in store
Cala’s chief executive officer reveals what he’s expecting from 2015
Great Portland Estates’ head of projects looks at 2015 from a client perspective
Pringle Brandon Perkins + Will’s principal and managing director forecasts 2015
Mace’s chief executive predicts what 2015 could have in store for contractors and the wider sector
From the Green Deal to Crossrail, the government made a number of pledges back in 2010 to keep the industry afloat during the grim five years ahead. But how well has it stuck to them?
New research into the housebuilding industry shows that although staff are enjoying higher salaries, they’re also taking on more responsibilities, working longer hours and finding their work/life balance out of kilter.
George Osborne talks of a creating a ‘northern powerhouse’ but how much faith should the industry put in Westminster’s affirmations?
The Lyons Review sets out a routemap to the construction of 200,000 homes a year, so what do private housebuilders and affordable housing landlords make of it?
The amount of consumer information for home buyers is pitiful, but now a pilot project will test what better home performance labelling might look like in practice
Construction firms are increasingly emboldened to take the government to court over its procurement decisions, but who’s to blame?
Plans to redevelop 77 acres of prime real estate in Earls Court - entailing the demolition of London’s landmark exhibition centre - have become mired in political wrangling. But is there really any doubt as to how it will end?
There’s no guarantee that mergers will work out for the companies involved - we look at four of construction’s biggest deals