News and Updates


Regeneration will come naturally to the Lea Valley - after a lot of work

26/04/2017 Industry news
The Leaway has been a long time coming but soon we should be able to let the landscape do the talking, says Gillian Darley John Evelyn thought he fully understood the workings of the human body from...

Offsite modular construction – the challenges and opportunities

24/04/2017 Industry news
Offsite manufacture, including volumetric construction, pods and panelised systems could provide solutions to the challenges faced by the construction industry. These pre-manufactured solutions could...

UK Offsite Manufacture: the challenges and opportunities for construction markets

Recent UK construction industry reports have signalled greater focus on the methods of Offsite construction. Offsite Manufacture for construction promises to deliver greater build efficiencies in the...

What's the social value of an office building?

24/04/2017 Industry news
A recent study has tried to quantify the social impact an office development can have on a local area, the theory being if you can measure it you can maximise it It is nothing new that developers...

Bennetts unveils King's Cross HQ building images

24/04/2017 Industry news
Bennetts Associates has unveiled new images of a proposed 55,525m² office building at the north end of Argent’s huge King’s Cross regeneration scheme. The buildings at 11-21 Canal Reach - which have...

Historic England names new planning director

24/04/2017 Industry news
Government heritage adviser Historic England has appointed Ian Morrison as its new planning director. Morrison, who is currently chief executive of charity the Architectural Heritage Fund, will...
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Macquaire buys Green Investment Bank for £2.3bn

24/04/2017 Industry news
The sale has proved controversial, with environmental groups expressing fears that the impetus behind clean energy technology could be lost. The government has sold the Green Investment Bank (GIB) to...

Conservation areas at 50: is their time up?

13/04/2017 Industry news
As conservation areas turn 50, they are coming under increasing pressure in major cities. Ike Ijeh looks at the battle between heritage enthusiasts and developers, and asks experts if they think the...

Sustainability: Dropping the ball

13/04/2017 Industry news
Environmentalists have been alarmed by Trump’s reversal of US climate change policies and signs that Brexit has diverted the UK government away from sustainability priorities. But does this worrying...

Race begins for HS2 station design roles

13/04/2017 Industry news
Client looking for four station designers and a development partner for Euston HS2 Ltd has begun the search for architects, designers and developers to deliver four HS2 stations. The client has...
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L&G appoints local contractor for £54m Dover development

13/04/2017 Industry news
RG Group took possession of the site as the main contractor on 3 April 2017 Legal & General (L&G) has revealed the appointment of Kent-based construction specialist, RG Group, as the main...

Aecom sets sights on delivering thousands of prefab homes

13/04/2017 Industry news
Consultant’s contracting arm to exploit rising interest in modular construction as solution to housing shortage Aecom is looking to expand its modular housing ambitions beyond the 3,000 homes it will...