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REL completes electrical project at £35m mixed-use scheme

REL Electrical has completed a £1.5m electrical contract at a new £35m mixed used scheme in London. Designed by Sheppard Robson and built by Bouygues UK for developer Linkcity, the Ebury Centre combines educational facilities and a 10-storey residential development... View Article

Investec goes into bat with Westbourne Capital Partners on Lord’s scheme, with £46mn facility

Investec Structured Property Finance (“Investec”) announces it has agreed to provide a £46 million financing facility to Westbourne Capital Partners (“WCP”), a leading developer of high-quality residential homes in London, for the acquisition of a prominent 2-acre site in St John’s Wood, North London. The finance package will support WCP through acquisition and planning, as it explores a number of options... View Article

Capital Valley Plastics celebrates Award win

Cwmavon-based Capital Valley Plastics is pleased to announce its success at the Monmouthshire Business Awards 2017. The independent manufacturer and supplier of polythene film won the Excellence in Innovation award and was a finalist in the Excellence in Manufacturing category.... View Article

One in five construction workers are foreign-born

New findings from the Home Builders Federation show that one in five construction workers building homes are foreign-born. Steve Mansour, CEO of building insurance specialists, CRL commented:  “The results of the Home Builders Federation emphasise what we already know; the construction industry depends... View Article

GGF cautiously optimistic with 2017 Budget

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) was cautiously optimistic in response to housebuilding announcements made at the 2017 Budget. Despite the Government’s focus on housebuilding, the GGF believes more action is needed to ensure the UK meets the target of... View Article

Greg O’Donoghue receives Lifetime Achievement Award

It was a memorable evening at the G17 Awards on 17th November at Park Lane Hilton as Greg O’Donoghue received The GGF Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the industry. As well as being major sponsors for the... View Article

Housebuilder hands over Aylsham Allotments

Green-fingered residents have chance to ‘grow their own’ at new allotments in a Norfolk market town. Housebuilder Persimmon Homes handed over the allotments to Aylsham Town Council, as part of the planning agreement linked to the company’s Willow Park development... View Article

3D Printing in concrete

Additive manufacturing removes design limitations for concrete components. Concrete components are traditionally made by casting. But the mold needed places significant limitations on design possibilities. 3D printing now provides new freedom in shaping. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich... View Article

New survey shows housebuilding rate declining

Construction of new homes has fallen significantly since the EU referendum, according to a new survey of housebuilding companies published today. Housebuilders are also sceptical that the government’s target of building one million new homes by 2020 will be met,... View Article

NSBRC commended at UK Employee Ownership Awards

The National Self Build & Renovation Centre (NSBRC) is celebrating once again this year as the unique visitor & conference centre has been recognised for it’s performance as an employee-owned business. The UK Employee Ownership Awards were held on Monday... View Article

Senior MP to Introduce Bill to Hold Retention Monies in Trust

ECA and the BESA fully support Peter Aldous’ Bill to protect construction SMEs A forthcoming parliamentary Bill on retentions, to be introduced by Peter Aldous MP, will be backed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the electrotechnical and... View Article
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