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Friday01 August 2014

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London skyline

Arcadis takeover of Hyder ‘will boost EC Harris’

1 Aug 14 | By Iain Withers

Combined firm will offer ‘full set of services’ in UK and Middle East, Arcadis CEO says

London housing

Private housing continues to drive growth

1 Aug 14 | By Allister Hayman

NHBC figures show number of new homes rose 9% in second quarter - but number of public homes falls 11%

Woodberry Down - Berkeley, North London skyline

Government unveils fresh planning shake-up

1 Aug 14 | By Allister Hayman

New set of planning reforms unveiled as part of extensive government consultation

zero carbon

Labour reaffirms zero carbon homes pledge

1 Aug 14 | By Allister Hayman

Shadow housing minister hits out at government’s failure to implement zero carbon homes agenda

Paul Flatt

Hurley Palmer Flatt reports pre-tax loss of over £500,000

1 Aug 14 | By Vern Pitt

Engineer’s accounts also show that it broke banking covenants in 18 months up to September 2013

more news

Project news

Campsmount School

Leeds universities reveal £375m pipeline

30 Jul 14

University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan plans to spend £375m on capital projects over next four years

Rathbone Great Portland_03

GPE moots major development push

28 Jul 14

Developer considers starting on six new London scheme within next year

High Speed Train

Consultants bid for potential Sheffield city centre HS2 station

28 Jul 14

Sheffield procures consultants for rival HS2 station to Meadowhall

Oxford Station 4

Masterplan unveiled for £75m Oxford station revamp

28 Jul 14

Newly-demerged practice AHR unveils plans, which include three residential and three commercial buildings

Royal Docks

Massive east London schemes take step forward

25 Jul 14

Silvertown Quays development submitted for planning while Royal Docks scheme is given the green light

Bishopsgate Goodsyard

Bishopsgate Goodyard scheme submitted for planning

25 Jul 14

Plans to redevelop east London’s Bishopsgate Goods Yard site have now been submitted for planning permission

Baca's losing proposal

Team picked for Royal Docks floating village

23 Jul 14

Architect DRMM with developer Carillion Igloo Genesis and engineer Buro Happold propose Dutch-inspired custom-build community

Golders Green Synagogue

Styles & Wood completes Golders Green synagogue refurb

22 Jul 14

Fit-out contractor completes rennovation of historic London building

Wood Wharf - Allies Morrison master plan

Go ahead for Canary Wharf's massive Wood Wharf scheme

22 Jul 14

Tower Hamlets gives outline permission to 30 new buildings in London’s Docklands, including over 3,000 homes

Swansea Tidal Lagoon

Concerns over £850m Swansea tidal project

22 Jul 14

Experts raise concerns over environmental credentials of the £850m Swansea Tidal Lagoon green energy project

Stratford City Aerial View

Plans for Olympic Park cultural hub launched

21 Jul 14

An international design competition has been announced for a major new cultural and educational district in the Olympic Park

AstraZeneca's Cambridge HQ, designed by Herzog & de Meuron: View from piazza

AstraZeneca unveils plans for £330m Cambridge HQ

21 Jul 14

Architect Herzog & de Meuron reveals first concept images for new HQ that will include global R&D centre

Old Vinyl Factory

Green light for next phase of £250m Old Vinyl Factory scheme

18 Jul 14

Housing developer Hub strikes deal to build 213 homes on the site of the Old Vinyl Factory development in west London

Steven Holl's design for the Maggie's Centre at St Barts Hospital

St Bart's Maggie Centre wins planning

17 Jul 14

Steven Holl-designed Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre for St Bart’s hospital has been narrowly approved by City of London planners

Peter Amato

Dalian Wanda eyes up Brent Cross Cricklewood development

17 Jul 14

Chinese developer sizing up bid for 7,500-home regeneration of Brent Cross Cricklewood in north London

Tottenham Hot Spurs Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur makes new stadium breakthrough

14 Jul 14

Government gives Haringey council permission to compulsory purchase necessary land for new stadium and wider development

Paramount development in Kent

Developer expects 2016 start for £2bn Kent theme park

11 Jul 14

Developer of Paramount Park leisure resort sets out timetable for massive scheme on Swanscombe Peninsula

The Wapping Lane site before the Paul Davis and Partners-designed redevelopment

Paul Davis completes Docklands housing

11 Jul 14

A five-block mixed-use development adjacent to east London’s historic Tobacco Dock has now been completed.

Feildon & Mawson's New Kumasi City Hall in Ghana

UK architects shortlisted for Ghana project

10 Jul 14

Elsie Owusu Architects and Feilden & Mawson have been shortlisted for a civic centre in one of Ghana’s largest metropolitan areas

Smithfield Quarter - John McAslan + Partners

Developer may 'sit on' Smithfield site

9 Jul 14

Henderson’s lease on the buildings does not expire until 2020 and that the developer may decide to hold on to the site

By Sector

Keltbray sees revenue jump 15%

1 Aug 14 | By Vern Pitt

Demolition and rail work boost turnover at specialist contractor, but pre-tax profit slips 3%

more contractor news

London skyline

Arcadis takeover of Hyder ‘will boost EC Harris’

1 Aug 14 | By Iain Withers

Combined firm will offer ‘full set of services’ in UK and Middle East, Arcadis CEO says

more QS news

zero carbon

Labour reaffirms zero carbon homes pledge

1 Aug 14 | By Allister Hayman

Shadow housing minister hits out at government’s failure to implement zero carbon homes agenda

more sustainability news

Finance

London skyline

Arcadis takeover of Hyder ‘will boost EC Harris’

1 Aug 14 | By Iain Withers

Combined firm will offer ‘full set of services’ in UK and Middle East, Arcadis CEO says

more finance news

Doha

Workers on Qatar 2022 offices 'unpaid for a year'

30 Jul 14 | By Iain Withers

Workers that fitted out offices for Qatar World Cup organisers have not been paid

more global news

Peter Hall

Celebrated urbanist and planner Peter Hall dies

31 Jul 14 | By Elizabeth Hopkirk

Peter Hall, the celebrated planner, urbanist and geographer, has died

more architecture news

Boris Johnson

Boris outlines £1.3 trillion London infrastructure plan

31 Jul 14 | By Vern Pitt

Industry applauds “long-term visibility” of workload and potential for investment

more infrastructure news

London housing

Private housing continues to drive growth

1 Aug 14 | By Allister Hayman

NHBC figures show number of new homes rose 9% in second quarter - but number of public homes falls 11%

more housing news

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Education & healthcare

Schoold design

Morgan Sindall takes £93m Pf2 schools batch

31 Jul 14 | By Allister Hayman

Exclusive: Morgan Sindall beats rivals to take batch of private finance schools in the North-west

more education news

Woodberry Down - Berkeley, North London skyline

Government unveils fresh planning shake-up

1 Aug 14 | By Allister Hayman

New set of planning reforms unveiled as part of extensive government consultation

more policy news

military useful

Interserve's legal challenge to £2.8bn defence contracts dropped

30 Jul 14 | By Allister Hayman

Contractor’s legal challenge to the award of £2.8bn in defence work to Carillion and Amey dropped

more legal news

useful

Government launches push to "inspire next generation of engineers"

4 Nov 13 | By Iain Withers

Raft of measures announced backed by £49m of new public funding

more career news

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