Construction adds to UK economic growth

Today’s GDP figures, published by ONS, highlight that the UK economy grew by 0.8% in the third quarter of 2013 and construction grew 2.5% over the same period. Commenting on these figures, Noble Francis, Economics Director at the Construction Products... View Article

10×10 Drawing the City London artwork

World-renowned artists, architects and designers have taken part in the 10×10 Drawing the City London, helping to raise funds for the UK’s leading architectural and construction aid charity, Article 25. A section of London was divided into a 10×10 grid... View Article

BAM to redevelop Somerset school

BAM Construction is to create new buildings for Penrose School in Somerset, working in collaboration with Penrose School, Somerset County Council and Futures for Somerset. The contractor will demolish the existing single-storey school buildings in Bridgwater and replace them with... View Article

UK new home growth continues to soar in 2013

Latest figures from NHBC detailing new home volumes across the UK have revealed a 19% increase in the number of new homes registered in Q3 compared to the same period in 2012. In total 33,573 new homes were registered between... View Article

2013 Young Builder of the Year winners announced

Youthbuild UK has announced that Kimberley Beagan of Novus Solutions, Glasgow is the 2013 Young Builder of the Year and the first-ever Scottish winner of the annual award. The UK-wide awards, now in their fourteenth year, celebrate the achievements of... View Article

Developers welcome further Community Infrastructure Levy reform

The property industry has welcomed further changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) after raising concerns with Government that the development tax risked becoming unworkable and would frustrate economic growth. The Department for Communities and Local Government announced today that... View Article

Keepmoat wins place on major Circle Housing Group framework

Housing and regeneration specialist Keepmoat has won a place on a major procurement framework for one of the largest affordable housing providers in the country. The new build housing framework for Circle Housing Group could be worth between £500million and... View Article

Three top design awards for East Thames

East Thames Group has scooped three awards at the 2013 Sunday Times British Homes Awards, recognised as the UK’s most prestigious awards for design and construction excellence. East Thames’ VIVO development (pictured) in Stepney Green took home two awards for... View Article