The first phase of the Stephenson Quarter project, construction contract valued at £44million, will include a landmark 251 bed four-star hotel and conference centre, a multi-use building providing 35,000 sq. ft. of Grade A offices and a 357 space multi-storey car park.
HUNDREDS of new homes and community facilities are set to transform the sprawling site of the borough’s last super-pits. The Government’s Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) confirmed today that the final piece in the restoration jigsaw has fallen into place 24 years after Bickershaw Colliery closed.
UCATT has found itself on the same side as the Confederation of British Industry by renewing calls for the government to change course on its economic policy as the latest figures show a further devastating drop in construction output.
Stoke-on-Trent council is selling homes for just £1 each in a bid to transform a rundown area of the city. The latest phase of the initiative will see 35 rundown houses sold in the Portland Street area of Cobridge to eligible residents. The city council will initially cover the cost of refurbishing the homes and […]
ALMOST a third of Britain’s small building firms have shed staff since the turn of the year, as falling workloads and rising costs have forced many SME construction companies to scale back their operations, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB)..
Sitedesk Dabit uses games rendering techniques to view large business information modelling models, which do not need to be run on high-end computers. It is hoped that the product will ‘bridge a gap’ between architects’ 3D models and the on-site project manager.
The government’s flagship Growth and Infrastructure Bill, which includes controversial proposals to make it easier for homeowners to build extensions to their properties without planning consent, has completed the legislative process.
Many subcontractors are so starved of cash that they are cutting corners in their work, creating a legacy of unsafe buildings and that “will result in the deaths of people” a witness to the late payments inquiry told MPs. Steve Sutherland of Dortech, a specialist commercial glazing contractor based in Huddersfield, said: “I feel very […]
Balfour Beatty has confirmed it is running a three-month pilot on “supply chain finance”, the controversial mechanism that gives subcontractors access to sums owed by Tier 1 contractors earlier than the contract states in return for paying an interest charge.
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A backbench MP has launched a bill enabling councils to impose “substantial” fines where planning laws have been deliberately breached.