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Life sciences firm's new HQ unveiled

15 Aug 17 | By Jim Dunton

Scheme in Cambridge is due to complete in late 2018

New Wakefield Street by SimpsonHaugh

Ian Simpson Manchester tower in for planning

4 Aug 17 | By Jim Dunton

Student block will be 30 storeys tall

Loughborough hall of residence

Bowmer & Kirkland bags £44m student accommodation scheme

3 Aug 17 | By Will Mann

Contractor is to get underway this month on construction of Loughborough University’s new hall of residence

Swansea University Student Centre

Kier picked for £30m Swansea University student centre

3 Aug 17 | By Will Mann

Project forms part of £300m second phase of university’s 10-year masterplan

John Radcliffe Trauma Unit

Fire safety failings shut hospital trauma unit

2 Aug 17 | By Will Mann

Patients to move out for 12 months while flammable cladding is replaced

Newcastle University’s proposed £50m National Innovation Centre, designed by GSS Architecture.

Six contractors win places on £750m universities framework

1 Aug 17 | By Will Mann

Newcastle University’s £50m National Innovation Centre will be first project tendered

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Schools for scandal?

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The government has put its all behind its manifesto commitment to provide 500 free schools, with £10bn of funding to back it up

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Building new schools: Between a rock and a hard place

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Some 3.3 million secondary school places will be needed by 2024 - a 20% increase on today - but how will the demand be met?

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Universities: Losing the higher ground?

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The university sector has provided a solid pipeline of work for construction over recent years, even in the doldrums of recession. But could demand around higher education fall following the UK vote to leave the EU?

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Does training need a reboot?

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The industry is changing rapidly, with companies urgently trying to attract a new generation of talent and projects increasingly dependent on new technologies – it’s vital that the way we train changes too

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Occupational health: Fit for purpose

14 Jan 16 | By Louise Dransfield

The construction industry has made huge progress on on-site safety in the last 20 years but health conditions have largely been neglected. Are things starting to change?

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Universities: Short-term fix

12 Nov 15 | By Joey Gardiner

Raising tuition fees gave university estates a shot in the arm, in terms of investment. But with student numbers predicted to fall and competition fierce, how can institutions maintain that momentum?

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School places: Do the math

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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 | By David Blackman

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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Building the universities of the future

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Taking a technology-led approach will be the future for designing assets for university estates

Alex Solk

Will the university campus exist in 50 years' time?

12 May 17 | By Alex Solk

Predictions that the campus will be usurped by digital, remote learning ignore the importance of ‘face-to-face’ interaction

Sarah Richardson

Free schools don't come cheap

7 Apr 17 | By Sarah Richardson

The question of whether the government is spending too much on free schools development is far from clear cut

Michael Thirkettle

Getting skills down to a T

14 Mar 17 | By Michael Thirkettle

The introduction of T-levels is being sold as a lifeline for industries like construction, but Brexit threatens to derail any benefits

Mark Halstead

Hitting NHS deadlines

27 Feb 17 | By Mark Halstead

Getting stakeholder engagement right at the start is key to successful management of healthcare projects

Mark Halstead

Efficiency in the NHS doesn’t have to mean cost cutting

8 Dec 16 | By Mark Halstead

NHS trusts must squeeze every penny out of limited captial funding, but with some careful thought at in the early stages they can deliver better outcomes

Ben Bolgar

Placemaking in student housing

6 Dec 16 | By Ben Bolgar

Involving students, staff and the local community in masterplanning has helped transform this university campus

Michael Stimpson

Building a university in the mountains

30 Nov 16 | By Michael Stimpson

The harsh winter and remote mountain location of the University of Central Asia in the Kyrgyz Republic created some unique challenges

Philip Watson

What’s stopping us building schools using off-site techniques?

24 Nov 16 | By Philip Watson

Modular schools can be bespoke and beautiful, but to build at the volumes needed to keep up with demand we need to think carefully about our delivery model