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Thursday25 May 2017

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Housing

Industry unimpressed by Tories' social housing policy

25 May 17 | By Joey Gardiner, Iain Withers

Experts disappointed the policy is not explained or backed with new money

Google Kings Cross

Google presses on with revised plans for £1bn HQ

24 May 17 | By Iain Withers

Tech giant to submit plans for King’s Cross scheme redesigned by BIG and Heatherwick Studio next month

ITV HQ

ITV seeks to build 38-storey tower on London's South Bank

24 May 17 | By Hamish Champ

Broadcaster hopes to demolish existing building and construct 38-storey high block, including 270 flats

coins-economy

Pay remains top priority for building professionals

24 May 17 | By Hamish Champ

Salary is important, but so too is workplace culture, new survey reveals

Landsdowne, Birmingham

Interserve starts 16-storey Birmingham tower

24 May 17 | By Hamish Champ

‘The Lansdowne’ is a jv between real estate manager Long Harbour and property investment group Seven Capital

more news

Project news

Bracken House

McLaren to fit-out Financial Times' return to old City HQ

23 May 17

The revamped building will include a 150 metre running track

Koko

Legendary London music venue KOKO set for remix

23 May 17

Archer Humphryes Architects proposals will upgrade Grade II building and deliver new hotel

AHMM Croydon scheme for HUB

Go-ahead for AHMM homes at former Croydon council HQ

22 May 17

Work on Taberner House to start later this year

LeedsBeckett1

Leeds uni unveils £75m arts building plans

22 May 17

Leeds Beckett hopes centre will become ‘iconic home’ for cultural activities

Brent Cross shopping centre aerial at night

Detailed plans in for £1.4bn Brent Cross mall revamp

19 May 17

The scheme will see the shopping centre double in size

Family room at Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

8build joins team building new children's hospice

19 May 17

North and Central London’s first children’s Hospice Noah’s Ark moves closer to breaking ground with main contractor appointment

Neubau 2

Ex-OMA architects' 'pixelated tower' gets nod

19 May 17

Barnet block will feature ‘landmark’ clock face

Whiteleys Foster's

Fosters' £1bn Whiteleys mall plans rejigged

19 May 17

Meyer Bergman wins planning for west London scheme tweaks

Nova

Mace's Nova job ran over budget, Land Secs admits

18 May 17

Developer says property markets have ‘paused for breath’ after Brexit vote

PLP

22 Bishopsgate sticks to 62 storeys after review

16 May 17

PLP scheme was revised down to 59 floors

Museum of London

Simon Rattle's Centre for Music hunts for design team

11 May 17

Team press on with plans after being thrown funding lifeline earlier this year

Black & White 2, Rivington Street

'Black and white' Shoreditch revamp unveiled by BuckleyGrayYeoman

11 May 17

Black and White 2, as the Rivington Street project is informally known, will provide purpose-built co-working space

Uni of Reading campus, Barton Willmore

Barton Willmore designs new 'heart' for University of Reading

11 May 17

Practice designs new ‘central heart’ to university campus

Tintagel House Stanton Williams

Go-ahead for former Met Police building revamp

10 May 17

Tintagel House being updated for office space

Creed Court, Ludgate Hill

Hotel opposite St Paul's Cathedral wins planning

10 May 17

Dominivs Group gets nod for 82,500ft² hotel on Ludgate Hill

6-8 Bishopsgate

Mitsubishi submits extended City tower for planning

9 May 17

Japanese developer joins rush upwards in the Square Mile

Roupell Street - proposed

Anger over plans for historic south London street

8 May 17

Roupell Street residents rue Tony Fretton Architects’ school-extension plans

David Chipperfield portrait by Ingrid von Kruse

Chipperfield and Arup bag £45m Edinburgh arts venue

8 May 17

“Intriguing” design pips Adjaye, Richard Murphy, Allies & Morrison and others

Tottenham Hotspur stadium aerial view

Spurs stadium gets green light for more seats

8 May 17

An extra 559 seats will be added to the stadium’s total capacity

John Lewis store Westgate shopping centre Oxford

Mace wins second John Lewis fit-out job

4 May 17

The firm is to fit out the retailer’s new store in Oxford

Dark home pic

Online poll: New-build homes

12 Apr 17

Are housebuilders doing enough to ensure the quality of new-build homes? Vote here

By Sector

Katy Dowding

Skanska names new UK building boss

23 May 17 | By Hamish Champ

Appointment is one of five announced by new CEO Gregor Craig

more contractor news

Conor Ellis RLB Head of Health

RLB appoints ex-Arcadis health boss

23 May 17 | By Louise Dransfield

The appointment is part of RLB’s plans to expand its healthcare business

more QS news

Porter Building 1

Slough office eyes 'healthiest building' status

8 May 17 | By Hamish Champ

The Porter Building is scheduled for completion by the end of September

more sustainability news

Finance

Lendlease---Rathbone

GPE readies pipeline for construction starts

24 May 17 | By Louise Dransfield

The developer has two schemes with potential starts dates over the next year

more finance news

Nugen workers

Chinese power firm in 'investment talks with NuGen'

22 May 17 | By Hamish Champ

Representatives of State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation reported to be meeting with NuGen execs tomorrow

more global news

Koko

Legendary London music venue KOKO set for remix

23 May 17 | By Jim Dunton

Archer Humphryes Architects proposals will upgrade Grade II building and deliver new hotel

more architecture news

Nugen workers

Chinese power firm in 'investment talks with NuGen'

22 May 17 | By Hamish Champ

Representatives of State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation reported to be meeting with NuGen execs tomorrow

more infrastructure news

Cranes

Housing association starts up 13%

23 May 17 | By Hamish Champ

Completions down by 5%, primarily due to uncertainty triggered by rent cut news

more housing news

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Education & healthcare

Conor Ellis RLB Head of Health

RLB appoints ex-Arcadis health boss

23 May 17 | By Louise Dransfield

The appointment is part of RLB’s plans to expand its healthcare business

more education news

Wembley Park - New 2017

Home ownership focus is flawed, says Quintain boss

19 May 17 | By Hamish Champ

Wembley developer calls for ‘vibrant rental sector’

more policy news

Planning Houses

Countryside admits it sold houses with ‘doubling’ clauses

19 May 17 | By Joey Gardiner, Iain Withers

News comes after Taylor Wimpey’s £130m writedown related to controversial leasehold contracts

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more legal news

Handshake

Buro Four promotes two to board

25 Jan 17 | By Yoosof Farah

Ian Higgs and David Boles have been appointed to consulant’s board of directors

more career news

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