ISG hosts Transformational Change Debate

ISG has teamed up with the British Council of Offices (BCO) and Trafford Council to host a wide-ranging debate focusing on how transformational change in the public sector is affecting the demands of the built environment. Held at Trafford Town... View Article

SuDS implementation delayed again

Despite a winter of floods misery and high-profile media attention, DEFRA has once again postponed the target start date to introduce compulsory legislation for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in England and Wales. Key stakeholders, who have been involved in detailed... View Article

NFB welcomes Help to Buy boost to construction growth

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) today welcomed Treasury figures showing that the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme is helping to drive residential construction growth, particularly in the regions. The first set of comprehensive figures for the scheme show... View Article

Quit blaming, get building on public land

Marnix Elsenaar, head of planning at City law firm Addleshaw Goddard, said: “Our modern culture of blame has driven critics towards both house builders and Help to Buy as culprits for unaffordable housing in recent months. Yet no politician will... View Article

Turley opens door for new Manchester townhouse hotel

Turley has secured listed building consent and planning permission for a new luxury townhouse hotel in Manchester City Centre. Permission was recently granted by Manchester City Council, enabling Eclectic Hotels to create an exciting 40-bedroom luxury townhouse hotel in Booth... View Article

BAM to build £11 million UTC in Devon

BAM Construction is to build an £11 million university technical college (UTC) on a challenging site in Newton Abbot. The contractor, which has offices in Exeter, will create South Devon UTC on a split level former garage site. BAM will... View Article