170 years

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    From the archive: 1852

    2018-09-14T06:00:00Z

    Back in the 1850s, readers were just as excited about developments in the railways as they are today – but for the right reasons

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    From the archive: 2012

    2018-09-07T06:00:00Z

    Spending on schools, or lack of it, is once again making the headlines in Building

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    From the archive: 2016

    2018-08-31T06:00:00Z

    Two years ago, considering any way to lessen the housing crisis, no matter how expensive and impractical, Building asked: does the Square Mile need more houses?

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    From the archive: 2016

    2018-08-24T06:00:00Z

    We look back to reaction just after the EU referendum, when some were jubilant, some were shellshocked and some were downright miserable about the future.

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    From the archive: 2001

    2018-08-10T06:00:00Z

    When Manchester began to prepare for 2002’s Commonwealth Games, it had to start from scratch

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    From the archive: 2008

    2018-08-03T06:00:00Z

    Been moaning about the heat? We may have found the job for you. Back in 2008, an intrepid team of contractors experienced summer in the snow.

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    From the archive: 2005

    2018-07-27T06:00:00Z

    Low margins, as highlighted in our Top 150 Contractors table this week, are nothing new. Back in 2005 we reported on how difficult things were in the sector.

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    From the archive: 2012

    2018-07-20T06:00:00Z

    We look back at how Singapore does gardening. As you would expect from the city-state, it’s not on a small scale

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    From the archive: 2005

    2018-07-13T10:56:00Z

    This week, we interviewed James Lidgate, chief executive of Legal General Homes, who is on a mission to produce 15,000 homes a year with the help of modular design. However, long before the 2017 government white paper called for offsite strategies, and the current rallying cry for modular,

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    From the archive: 2008

    2018-07-06T06:00:00Z

    The stand-out entries in this year’s Housing Design Awards were often developed by councils taking control of their own housing in the face of huge demand. Back in 2008, softening prices meant that nobody seemed very interested in residential.