London faces skyscraper pressure unless planning laws change

Scarcity of land in London could result in the capital becoming a city of residential skyscrapers unless existing planning laws are altered, according to LSE urban economist Gabriel Ahlfeldt. Dr Ahlfeldt, an Associate Professor of Urban Economics and Land Development... View Article

TfL awards Skanska £4 million bus shelter contract

Transport for London has awarded a £4 million contract to Skanska for the electrical maintenance of all bus shelters across its network. The contract will run for at least five years, with the option for a three-year extension. Covering almost... View Article

Salterns Marina to get £100 million facelift

Plans have been submitted to regenerate and improve the popular Marina facilities at Salterns. This will include a luxury hotel with spa being built on the site of the current hotel, which will be home to a highly desirable rooftop restaurant... View Article

Chapelton Community Puts Down Roots

Residents of Scotland’s largest new town, Chapelton, have marked their arrival by planting more than 500 trees, sowing the seeds of a new woodland five miles from the edge of Aberdeen. Over 40 green-fingered residents of all ages and members... View Article

New programme director to deliver Tottenham’s ambitions

Progress on London’s biggest regeneration scheme is set to accelerate following the appointment of one of the UK’s leading experts as Tottenham Programme Director. Helen Fisher, who has been at the helm of some of the most significant regeneration London... View Article

Go behind the scenes with Construction Time-Lapse

Things are heating up this summer at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., with its newest exhibit, the BEACH! After the success of last year’s BIG Maze, the Museum once again partnered with Work Zone Cam to document construction... View Article

Summer Budget 2015: comments continued

The Chancellor of the Exchequer gave his summer Budget to Parliament on Wednesday 8th July 2015. Listed is a further selection of comments on the key announcements. Brian Murphy, Head of Lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), commented: “The restrictions... View Article

Consent for 5 star Country House Hotel and Spa

Planning consent for a £30 million project to restore the Grade l listed Doddington Hall, its surrounding Grade ll listed stables, Grade II listed park and gardens has been granted. The scheme will provide a five star country house hotel... View Article

Summer Budget 2015: comments

The Chancellor of the Exchequer gave his summer Budget to Parliament on Wednesday 8 July 2015. Listed is a selection of comments on the key announcements. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders, said: “The construction industry... View Article

A hat-trick for Bond Bryan Architects

Last week proved to be a celebratory week for Bond Bryan when Matt Hutton, Associate Director responsible for the design and delivery of the David Hockney Building, picked up the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Award in the... View Article

Grant Associates receives Outstanding Earth Champion Award

Landscape architect Grant Associates has received an award from the Earth Champions Foundation for its contribution to protecting the planet’s environment. Grant Associates was awarded an Outstanding Earth Champions Award in the category of Built Environment by the initiative, which... View Article

£9 million worth of new contracts for Clegg across Yorkshire

Clegg Construction has secured new contracts worth £9 million across Yorkshire, covering a range of different sectors and locations and reflecting the company’s growth plans since its Leeds office was launched three years ago. The contracts include a £5 million... View Article

London’s best buildings of 2015 announced

The King’s Cross Pond Club, the Tower of London poppy installation, an Al Jazeera newsroom and a Premier Inn – New London Architecture unveils the capital’s best architectural projects of the last 12 months. New London Architecture, the capital’s leading think-tank... View Article