London mayor to set up construction skills academy

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is to set up a construction academy as part of his newly launched initiative Skills for Londoners. The academy, to be established later this year in partnernship with the hosuebuilding industry, will aim to increase the number of skilled construction workers in London to help meet housebuilding targets by providing […]

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Heathrow moves to revolutionise UK construction industry

Heathrow to use £16bn expansion to push growth in off-site construction in UK In a first for a major infrastructure project, Heathrow invites communities across Britain to showcase why their area should host one of four new off-site logistics hubs New logistics hubs key to Heathrow’s plans to build as much off-site as possible, making […]

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Europe’s tallest modular scheme takes shape in Wembley

The final piece of Europe’s tallest modular tower has been put into place in Wembley. Tide Construction and Vision Modular Systems have lifted the last section of the 29-storey Apex House tower in north London. The scheme, which has been designed by architect HTA Design, will accommodate 560 student rooms when completed and has been […]

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HS2 station contract bidding details revealed

The construction contracts to build HS2’s Birmingham stations will be awarded nearly two years later than those at the London end of the route, Construction News can reveal. HS2 confirmed the awarding of the contracts for the northern stations, Birmingham Interchange and Birmingham Curzon Street, had been scheduled for Q2 2020, two years after the […]

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London accelerates plans for Ultra Low Emission Zone

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that the capital’s introduction of an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will now come into force in April 2019, instead of in September 2020. The move will see all cars, motorcycles, vans, minibuses, buses, coaches and heavy goods vehicles that travel through the ULEZ that do not […]

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Competition: Mayor’s Design Advocates, London

The mayor of London is recruiting built environment professionals for a new 30-strong design advocacy panel The three year contract calls on ‘London’s top design talent’ – including built environment professionals and members of the built environment media – to assist the mayor in delivering his ‘City for All Londoners’ vision. Those chosen for the […]

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The Croydon Partnership has revealed the Westfield shopping center will be confirmed in a ‘month or so’

Work on Croydon’s long-awaited Westfield shopping centre will get a decision in about ‘a month or so’ it has been revealed. The Croydon partnership, partners Hammerson and the Westfield group, are in the final stages of waiting to hear back from the most recent planning application, for an enhanced scheme. The highly-anticipated new Westfield shopping complex […]

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Laing O’Rourke tops March contracts league

Laing O’Rourke has soared to the top of the March contracts league after securing a major Welsh hospital project. Work will start in August on the £350m super hospital on the site of the former Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital outside Cwmbran. According to construction information specialist Glenigan, the win also lifts Laing O’Rourke to second place in the annualised 12-month league […]

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Stansted Airport gets thumbs up for £130m terminal

Stansted Airport has been given the green light for a new £130m three-level arrivals building. The new arrivals facility, designed by Pascall & Watson Architects, will be situated next to the current terminal and will include larger immigration and baggage reclaim areas, new retail facilities, improved access for onward transport options and a public forecourt. […]

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Huge Development for House Building in the UK

New homes can now be built in just five days Construction giants H+H UK Ltd and SIG Offsite have launched a new house building system which sees homes built in just five days. The SIG I-House combines all the speed of offsite construction with the familiarity of a traditional build – from foundations to roof […]

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London Ultra Low Emission Zone arriving in 2019

The Mayor of London has confirmed plans to introduce daily charges for heavy diesel vehicles to drive in the capital. The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will come into force in central London from 8th April 2019 and be widened across Greater London in 2020 for heavy vehicles, and up to the North and South […]

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