Consent granted for 850 new homes in Bradwell

Planners have given the green light to 850 new homes at Bradwell, on the outskirts of Great Yarmouth. Persimmon Homes aims to start work on the site, on Beccles Road, early in September, following approval by the Great Yarmouth Borough... View Article

NCC to construct 150 new apartments in Aarhus

NCC has been commissioned by the project development company Bricks to construct 150 apartments in the new Frederiks Plads area in Aarhus, Denmark. The order is worth SEK 285 million. NCC has been commissioned by Bricks to build 150 two... View Article

George Clarke’s More Amazing Spaces

Including projects from Series 2 and 3, George Clarke’s More Amazing Spaces showcases more of George Clarke’s extraordinary small builds from all over the country. He shows how amazingly unexpected small spaces can be adapted into really workable living areas.... View Article

Work to begin on innovative cycle friendly roundabout

Work gets underway this week on an innovative redesign of Queens Circus Roundabout in north Battersea which will separate cyclists from other traffic and provide new pedestrian crossings. The cycle friendly scheme is thought to be the first of its... View Article

Barr Construction breaks ground on the new Waitrose in Milngavie

Retail specialist contractor Barr Construction has commenced construction on the site of the new Waitrose in Milngavie. Developers Town Centre Securities appointed Barr Construction as main contractors of the Milngavie site which will be the retailer’s seventh outlet and fourth... View Article

Housebuilder launches new site at Kingswood Park

Work has started a new 20 acre housing development off Richmond Way in Kingswood, Hull. Persimmon Homes will be building 44 new properties as part of its first phase of a £45 million development which will ultimately bring 340 homes... View Article

Barking’s new model housing

The UK’s first wholly private-financed council housing scheme, in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, has been designed to exploit the latest off-site manufacturing techniques. Stephen Cousins reports With cash-strapped councils across the UK struggling to deliver enough social... View Article

WSP wins major contracts in Middle East

WSP has been appointed by international contractor J&P Overseas Ltd to work on two major airport facilities in Oman and extensive highway works in Qatar. WSP is providing detailed design on the following projects: Maintenance and cargo facilities at Muscat... View Article

Just the spot

Designing outstanding hotels for difficult to develop locations pays off, writes Ray Philpott­­ Two impressive, high-end hotels have been created in interesting but rather challenging sites in the heart of London. On the South Bank and boasting breathtaking views over... View Article