University addresses construction industry skills shortage

A shortage of problem-solving skills in the construction industry is preventing professionals from advancing within their careers, prompting a new initiative between Birmingham City University and Mott MacDonald Ltd. Starting next month, the University and the global engineering, management and... View Article

New Managing Director for Kier Living

Nick Moore has been appointed managing director of Kier Living (Eastern) following Kier Group’s decision to create a unified housing division. He was previously deputy MD of Kier Homes, which is based in Sandy, Bedfordshire. With 29 years’ experience in... View Article

Sovereign appoints new Finance Director

Sovereign Housing Association has appointed Mark Hattersley as its new Finance Director. Mark, currently Director of Finance and Infrastructure at the University of Staffordshire, will take up his role at the start of January. He takes over from Martin Huckerby,... View Article

How to specify a partitioning system

As an integral part of many office fit-outs, partitions offer a host of structural and aesthetic benefits and can make a major contribution to the overall appearance and quality of a finished space. However, specifying the right partitioning system can... View Article

Former Crown Factory site in Aintree sold to Bellway Homes

CBRE’s Manchester Land and Development team has sold Crown Packaging’s former factory site in Aintree, Liverpool to Bellway Homes for residential development. Crown Packaging utilised the 7.2 acre site on Park Lane in Aintree until earlier this year when it... View Article

Grant Associates expands presence in Singapore

Grant Associates, the UK landscape architecture firm behind Singapore’s acclaimed Gardens by the Bay, is expanding its presence in Singapore to meet growing demand for its services across Asia and Australia. Four new members of staff have joined Grant Associates’... View Article

Cost increases hinder construction despite growth in Q2

The latest Construction Trade Survey, published today, highlights that activity rose in the second quarter of 2014 across all areas of construction, including building contractors, SMEs, specialist contractors, civil engineers and product manufacturers. Future growth, however, may be put at... View Article

Appointments: WSP gets technical

WSP has announced six new technical directors across its UK offices as the professional services consultancy continues to grow its staff numbers and senior leadership. WSP now has 17,500 employees globally and 2,700 in the UK. Peter Bone has joined... View Article

BPF comments on Nick Boles receiving construction brief

Liz Peace, Chief Executive of the British Property Federation, comments on Minister of State Nick Boles receiving the construction portfolio as part of his responsibilities within the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. “We are pleased to see that Nick... View Article

Remote aerial surveys given the go-ahead

he use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – often referred to as ‘drones’ – to help combat the threat of flooding has been given the official go-ahead to operate on a commercial basis by The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Urban... View Article