Kier’s £412m project wins lift it to top of contractor leagues

23 Jun 17 2:38 pm | By Hamish Champ

Firm racks up 551 projects over the year, pushing Balfour into second place


Camden council consults on tube station upgrade plans

23 Jun 17 10:07 am | By Hamish Champ

Proposals include a new entrance and exit for the busy Camden Town stop

The Marshall Building at 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields for LSE

Five chase £140m LSE contract

22 Jun 17 7:30 am | By Building news desk

Shortlist revealed for scheme to turn former home of Cancer Research UK into building for London university

road useful

Atkins and Waterman wins West Midlands transport framework

21 Jun 17 2:06 pm | By Will Mann

The framework beginning this month serves three local authorities

Palace of Westminster

Industry concerned at lack of detail in Queen's Speech

21 Jun 17 1:19 pm | By Building news desk

Government promised new bill for next stage of HS2, more housing and to negotiate the best Brexit deal possible

Queen at state opening of parliament 2017

Brexit and HS2 top Queen's Speech

21 Jun 17 12:48 pm | By Building news desk

Housing and public inquiry into Grenfell Tower tragedy also featured in the state opening of Parliament




Housebuilders' ground rent "scandal"

19 May 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Taylor Wimpey’s doubling of leasehold ground rents has drawn attention to what could be a wider industry practice


London drops down T&T's global costs league

16 May 17 | By Louise Dransfield

Latest global markets report from Turner & Towsend sees New York topple Zurich as the most expensive for property development


BIM: ‘They just don’t get it’

12 May 17 | By Tim Clark

The latest survey from NBS shows take-up is growing but raises concerns that private clients don’t understand BIM and that the government is failing to enforce its own mandate

Planning Houses

Avant lays down challenge for next government

4 May 17 | By Hamish Champ

Whoever gains power on 8 June ‘must back housebuilding beyond the South-east’

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Housing: The forgotten crisis

28 Apr 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Already it has been dubbed the ‘Brexit election’, so will this single issue overshadow all others, including how to tackle the housing crisis?

Garden Bridge

Garden Bridge: Troubled crossing

19 Apr 17 | By David Blackman

Dame Margaret Hodge’s recent report on the controversial Garden Bridge has highlighted the question of whether the mayor of London should pull the plug on the project


Bovis names new Southern head

19 Apr 17 | By Dave Rogers

House builder rings changes on day new chief exec starts

Here’s the snag …

Bovis: Here’s the snag …

13 Apr 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Bovis Homes recently set aside £7m to deal with its torrent of snagging complaints from buyers of its properties - and it’s not the only housebuilder criticised for selling unfinished and faulty homes

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International Women in Engineering Day: Why engineering

23 Jun 17

The construction sector can combat pre-conceived ideas of a male-dominated industry to increase the breadth of opportunities there are for women in engineering

Michael Dall

An Easter blip?

23 Jun 17

The latest ONS figures suggest construction activity is slowing, or are they just a blip?

Andrew Stunell

Listening mode

23 Jun 17

For construction to have a chance of getting the best out of Brexit, it needs to convince the government to listen to it

Hansom HT

Hansom: ‘tis the season to be arty

23 Jun 17

We marvel at the UK’s ‘tallest mural’, swoop in on an office drone race, and enjoy some exposure on Wickes and sun-screening charity campaigns. Plus Shawcross’ latest work hits St Pancras

Barny Evans

Overheating, the beginning of the end?

22 Jun 17

The days of homes overheating could be drawing to an end as low carbon design starts to become obsolete

Dominick Veasey

More homes: A mountain to climb

21 Jun 17

Market uncertainy caused by the hung parliament could derail government’s plans to tackle the housing crisis

Richard McCarthy

What we can do for Brexit

21 Jun 17

The best way to bolster the UK’s negotiating position in Brexit is to have a strong and growing economy. The construction industry needs pull together to show the government how it can help that to happen

Ike Ijeh

A view of the Serpentine Pavilion 2017

21 Jun 17

Natural simplicity forms an ode to the spirit of a modern city

Anthony Thistleton

Modular housing can introduce choice

20 Jun 17

Modular housing doesn’t have to come at the expense of good architecture and could bring choice