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At a cost of £700m, nearly three times the initial estimate, questions are being raised about why the price tag of the former Olympic stadium, soon to be West Ham’s new home, snowballed so drastically. With fingers already being pointed, who is really to blame?
Has the LLDC managed to adhere to the legacy promises that won the UK the Olympic bid in the first place?
Annual industry research reveals contractors are feeling profit squeeze, while housebuilders’ results soar
- Top 150 contractors: The rough & tumble
- ‘The next Canary Wharf and Stratford combined’
- Is the door still open on build to rent?
- Heseltine reveals task force set to revive Thames Gateway
- Heseltine: ‘I haven’t yet been told to shut up’
- Battersea crane tragedy: After the fall
- Nightmare on Nine Elms street?
Encouraging noises from government means urban extensions, new settlements and, yes, even eco-towns are back on the agenda. But don’t expect them to arrive any time soon
This week’s publication of the National Planning Policy Framework puts the ball back in the developers’ court
The Climate Change Committee says nuclear is most cost-effective way of delivering low-carbon power and could force ruling Lib Dems to abandon large-scale renewables
- Spotlight now on OFT to defend five-year investigation
- Cabe - why it must keep the name
- Why the Cala Homes' legal defeat shows it's time for housebuilders to wake up to localism
- How do you solve a problem like the Olympic Stadium?
- Halving housing spend? We'll be lucky
- Has CITB been saved from privatisation?
- Is Shapps going to be good news for housebuilders?