Great Eagle Group residendial scheme overlooking Tai Po’s Tolo Harbour in Hong Kong

Balfour Beatty JV bags £295m Hong Kong resi contract

18 Aug 17 | By Louise Dransfield

Scheme includes eight residential towers overlooking Tai Po’s Tolo Harbour in Hong Kong

Castle Hill, Ebbsfleet

Trio of schemes at Ebbsfleet Garden City get green light

18 Aug 17 | By Louise Dransfield

Another 250 homes will be built at the development

Golden Lane plans by Hawkins Brown

Plans for new residential block on Golden Lane take a step forward

16 Aug 17 | By Jim Dunton

Two London boroughs are behind the scheme to build 66 new flats and a new school on the site near the Barbican

social housing

Mears says tragedy at Grenfell Tower will hit workload

15 Aug 17 | By Louise Dransfield

The social housing contractor also undertook a review of cladding systems installed over the last five years

Sadiq Khan

Mayor of London provides £25m off-site housing boost

15 Aug 17 | By Will Mann

Investment will support construction of over 1,000 homes, a third to be factory-built

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Bicester Eco-Town

Crest Nicholson and A2 Dominion unveil £80m eco-town JV

15 Aug 17 | By Will Mann

North West Bicester scheme will deliver 232 homes, 30% affordable



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Carillion: A cautionary tale

4 Aug 17 | By Joey Gardiner

The UK’s second-biggest contractor has posted some pretty alarming figures recently, from its £695m debt to its £845m writedown. But how did it get into this state, how can it get out again, and what does it mean for the wider industry?

Theresa May and Arlene Foster

DUP: Done deal?

3 Aug 17 | By David Blackman

With the Conservatives and DUP agreeing increased funding for the region, and a sizeable chunk of it going to infrastructure projects, Northern Ireland looked to be the big winner from June’s election. But does ongoing political turmoil put much of this construction work at risk?

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Barns Road

Housing Project of the Year shortlist

2 Aug 17 | By Ike Ijeh

A Victorian chapel, rooftop houses, and a playground in the sky are just some of the innovations that feature in this year’s Building Awards housing shortlist, showcasing the country’s best residential projects

Top 150 contractors 2017

Top 150 contractors: Whatever the weather

28 Jul 17 | By Joey Gardiner

This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 shows the sector enjoying reasonably benign market conditions but remaining fearful of the uncertainties of Brexit and volatile domestic politics

Battersea Power Station

Battersea: ‘The toughest project in the world'

21 Jul 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Battersea Power Station’s redevelopment has not had an easy time of it lately, with profit margins plummeting and costs soaring. The development company behind the scheme speaks exclusively to Building about the scale of the problems

Soencer McCarthy

Spencer McCarthy: All in the family

20 Jul 17 | By David Blackman

Churchill boss Spencer McCarthy explains why his business model works and why the firm – one of the UK’s biggest providers of private housing for the elderly – will be sticking with traditional designs for its homes


Qatar: ‘This dispute has escalated beyond any reasonably sane level’

13 Jul 17 | By Mark Leftly

With tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and its allies rising by the week, many are fearful of the impact this row could have on construction companies working in the Gulf state, the World Cup 2022 preparations, and Qatari investment in UK projects

Chalcots Estate

In Grenfell’s shadow

6 Jul 17 | By Joey Gardiner

After the immediate shock of the Grenfell Tower fire, local authorities and housing associations are trying to work out what it all means for the social housing sector. Joey Gardiner reports


Nigel Wilson

Housing association frameworks: One size doesn’t fit all

15 Aug 17 | By Nigel Wilson

For big housing associations, one framework, open to all contractors and consultants, is not specific enough to meet demand


Why we must transform

14 Aug 17 | By Mark Farmer

Construction must change its ways. The government may at last be listening to our concerns, but if the sector does not innovate and attract a new breed of young workers, then it is in serious trouble

Noble Francis

CPA/Barbour ABI Index: Shifting momentum

27 Jul 17 | By Noble Francis

Activity on site has slowed compared with the first quarter, while the election result has provided no assistance

Steve Douglas

Grenfell review must be considered and fearless

20 Jul 17 | By Steve Douglas

Politicians and professionals must be responsible and forensic in seeking the truth


A long, hard look

5 Jul 17 | By Mark Farmer

The Grenfell Tower tragedy has put social housing in the spotlight - and while the government certainly has urgent questions to answer, the construction industry should also be looking to its own policies and standards

Earle Arney

London needs a housing reset

4 Jul 17 | By Earle Arney

The private rental sector could help the government tackle the housing crisis in the capital

Chloe McCulloch

Fire tests: Cause for alarm

29 Jun 17 | By Chloë McCulloch

It’s possible that combustible materials used in the cladding for Grenfell Tower and others complied with building regulations, in which case we are looking at a catastrophic failure of the system


Grenfell Tower: A fatal failure

22 Jun 17 | By Sarah Richardson

The onus is on all of us to ensure a tragedy like the deadly blaze at Grenfell Tower never happens again

Dominick Veasey

More homes: A mountain to climb

21 Jun 17 | By Dominick Veasey

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