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Earls Court site Capco

Brexit and stamp duty blamed as value of Capco's Earls Court scheme slides

22 Feb 17 | By Louise Dransfield

West London development now worth £300m less than 2015 figure

Housebuilding

Lack of housing could stifle Northern Powerhouse, says Aecom

21 Feb 17 | By Louise Dransfield

Consultant says region has opportunity to lead the way in new construction methods

Westferry Printworks south view

WSP latest to land role on 700-home Docklands scheme

17 Feb 17 | By Louise Dransfield

Demolition works have started on site for the scheme from Northern & Shell

West Bar Square

Green light for £175m Sheffield West Bar plans

16 Feb 17 | By Jim Dunton

Blueprint backed for mixed-use regeneration of riverside business district

Protest

Lendlease £2bn Haringey deal advances amid protests

15 Feb 17 | By Jim Dunton

Protests outside borough headquarters as £2bn development bid progresses

St John's Wood riding school

Frontrunners for £1.5bn luxury resi scheme emerge

15 Feb 17 | By Louise Dransfield

Updated plans for the scheme have also been submitted to Westminster council

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ANALYSIS

Tour of a building site

Autumn Statement: Hit and miss

30 Nov 16 | By David Blackman

Last week’s Autumn Statement trumpeted an extra £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes, but is the government set to miss its own target?

House

Housebuilders' salary survey 2016: Business as usual

21 Oct 16 | By Joey Gardiner

The Brexit vote has ushered in a time of widespread uncertainty, but activity in the housebuilding sector has so far held up well. Joey Gardiner looks at what we can learn from this year’s salary survey and and asks how long trading can remain strong

Affordable housing

State of play: London

6 Oct 16 | By Joey Gardiner

Sadiq Khan has proved himself a pragmatist - a quality he’ll need to address the capital’s major built environment challenges

Housebuilding

State of play: Housing

22 Sep 16 | By Joey Gardiner

The government wants to see one million homes built in England by 2020, but while some housing experts think a little tinkering will get us there, others countenance a far more radical plan

Corbyn and May

Party conferences preview

15 Sep 16 | By David Blackman

The political backdrop to the approaching party conference season looks nothing like it did this time last year. The Brexit vote, which swept Theresa May to power and plunged Jeremy Corbyn into another leadership contest, has many policy implications. So what do the two main parties have to say about construction?

Top 150 contractors 2016

Top 150 contractors: The rough & tumble

21 Jul 16 | By Joey Gardiner

This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 shows the sector pulling out of recession, but economic danger remains

Housebuilding

Top 20 housebuilders 2016

20 Jul 16

Find out who’s in this year’s league of top housebuilders by housebuilding turnover

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Theresa May

How Theresa May can avoid a construction recession

13 Jul 16 | By Iain Withers

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

COMMUNITY OPINION

Andrew Jones

Local authorities now have a central role in housing delivery

20 Feb 17 | By Andrew Jones

Giving councils more CPO powers will help, but the housing white paper did not outline the resources they will need to deliver more homes

Chloe McCulloch

The results are in

10 Feb 17 | By Chloë McCulloch

Our exclusive survey shows the industry would prefer a ‘soft Brexit’ with as little disruption to the status quo as possible

Al Watson

Marks out of 10 for the housing white paper

9 Feb 17 | By Al Watson

A quick scorecard of the best and worst bits of the government’s much awaited housing policy

Steve Douglas

Housing white paper: Strategy needs delivery

7 Feb 17 | By Steve Douglas

The housing white paper represents a big policy shift and contains some bold ideas, but it is just a set of principles until it is delivered

Simon Saint

Housing white paper: Rental failure

7 Feb 17 | By Simon Saint

The housing white paper gave a boost to build to rent but the government could have gone further

Tom Dickson

Collaboration is key to Starter Homes

24 Jan 17 | By Tom Dickson

Local authority partnerships now have ambitious targets for delivering homes for first time buyers, and much depends on knowledge sharing with stakeholders

Alan Shingler

Prefabrication can have a positive impact on architecture

3 Jan 17 | By Alan Shingler

Let’s remain open-minded about the architectural quality modular construction can deliver

Philip Bevan

Modular homes can have design integrity

19 Dec 16 | By Philip Bevan

In the rush to build more homes we must ensure that offsite construction still allows for good design

Jules Bickers

The next step for regeneration

13 Dec 16 | By Jules Bickers

The government’s new strategy for regeneration released last week offers a useful insight for local authorities