Leaderflush Shapland Laidlaw – more than a door

The two great brands of Leaderflush Shapland and Laidlaw Ironmongery have been brought together to create a new company delivering one great solution. After extensive research with its customers across the industry, the two brands have united to form Leaderflush... View Article

Strong first half performance for Skanska UK

Skanska UK’s construction business recorded operating income (profit) of £19.9 million in the first half of 2014 and revenue of £651.4 million, equating to an operating margin of 3.1 per cent. In the first six months of 2014, £858.8 million... View Article

How people power saved Bloomsbury from destruction

The story of how ‘one of the last villages in London’ was saved from demolition to make way for the British Library is the subject of new research and an exhibition which opened in Bloomsbury this week. ‘A Case Against... View Article

Apprentices vital to the future of construction – Hansford

Apprenticeships are essential to the future wellbeing of the construction industry, Peter Hansford the Government’s Chief Construction Advisor, has told a Parliamentary Reception. Hosted by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the reception... View Article

L+M hire Colin Bartlett

James Caan’s real estate services firm Leadership and Management Limited (L+M) has appointed Colin Bartlett as Director of mixed-use & residential projects. Colin joins from Sweett Group where he was Senior Director for Project Management and a member of the... View Article

Housing action for Haringey families

An innovative package to accelerate the borough’s house-building and help more families get a foot on the housing ladder has been unveiled by Haringey Council. The wide-ranging plans approved by the council’s Cabinet on Tuesday night sets out how underused... View Article

Build Show welcomes strong signs of industry growth

s a string of influential housebuilders and construction businesses report strong trading figures for the first half of 2014, the Build Show has welcomed these further indications of economic recovery, but warns that more needs to be done to tackle... View Article

JLL and Glenigan launch Commercial Construction Index

JLL and Glenigan’s inaugural Commercial Construction Index reveals that the development of new workplaces, shopping centres and industrial facilities is playing an increasingly important role in the UK’s economic recovery. The quarterly index highlights that work began on £22.7bn of... View Article

UK construction activity falls in June despite long-term growth

Figures released today reveal that the total value of new construction contracts fell in June, but the industry should remain optimistic about its long-term future, say construction intelligence experts Barbour ABI. Barbour ABI, which supplies construction data to the Office... View Article

Integrated transport key to international growth

Responding to the Cities Growth Commission report, RICS has called for both HS2 and the wider transport network to be prioritised as an integrated package in order to deliver the greatest economic benefit to the north by attracting international investment.... View Article

New course offers key to tackling crumbling roads

A new university qualification has been launched to help equip highway engineers with the skills they need to fix the UK’s crumbling roads. With demands for better road surfaces and pavements to provide better journey times with minimum disruption to... View Article

HCA sets out delivery priorities for 2014-18

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has today set out the ways in which it will use its land, investment and effective regulation to maintain the scale and pace of delivery of new homes and support economic growth over the... View Article

Reshuffle will leave the construction industry ruddless and drifting

Mark Robinson, Group Chief Executive of Scape, the UK’s leading construction procurement specialists, comments on the cabinet reshuffle and the construction industry: “It is imperative that we have strong leadership from central government and solution-driven ministers. Re-arranging the deck chairs... View Article