Archive for June, 2019

Inland Homes gets green light to start £620m “urban village”

Inland Homes gets green light to start £620m “urban village”

26/06/19

Inland Homes has been given the go-ahead by planners to build a £620m “urban village” at Cheshunt Lakeside in Hertfordshire. Work will include construction of 1,725 homes, 19,000 sq m of commercial space and a new primary school.  Inland said the first phase of 195 homes “will be brought forward at the ear… Read More

Masterplan for largest area of Ebbsfleet garden city approved

Masterplan for largest area of Ebbsfleet garden city approved

21/06/19

Masterplans have been finally approved for the largest area of housing at the Ebbsfleet Garden City The Eastern Quarry area, now known as Whitecliffe, will be home to the villages of Ashmere and Alkerden. Up to 4,600  homes will be built in the location adding to the 1,600 homes in Castle Hill where building work is well … Read More

John F Hunt buys nuclear specialist

John F Hunt buys nuclear specialist

21/06/19

John F Hunt is boosting its presence in the nuclear market with the acquisition of diamond drilling specialist Holemaster’s Demtech operation. Cumbria based Demtech will now become part of John F Hunt’s BD Nuclear Ltd business. Diamond cutting and decommisioning specialist BD Nuclear has taken on all Demtech staff and … Read More

Skanska wins £58m Derwent London office job

Skanska wins £58m Derwent London office job

21/06/19

Developer Derwent London has picked Skanska to deliver a new office project near Old Street in London. Under the £58m contract, Skanska will deliver the 120,000 sq ft Featherstone Building project, which is designed by architect Morris+Company to look like four individual office blocks varying in height and facade. An 11 … Read More

Berkeley Homes ups major site starts despite 20% profit fall

Berkeley Homes ups major site starts despite 20% profit fall

19/06/19

Berkeley Homes is cranking up investment in new regeneration sites despite pre-tax profits falling by just over a fifth to £775m. This morning the luxury house builder said it was entering a new investment phase targetted at developing major regeneration sites in London and the South east, as well as its relatively new Birmi… Read More

Gleeson boss quits in boardroom pay row

Gleeson boss quits in boardroom pay row

10/06/19

The chief executive of house builder MJ Gleeson has left with immediate effect after a row about his pay package and succession. Jolyon Harrison, who was appointed chief executive officer seven years ago, received a total package worth £2.9m last year. In a statement this morning, the board said: “Following extensive discus… Read More

Laing O’Rourke lands £1bn Olympia revamp

Laing O’Rourke lands £1bn Olympia revamp

10/06/19

New images have been released of the £1bn redevelopment of London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre which will be carried out by Laing O’Rourke. Project sources confirmed the contractor has taken the job from under the noses of Mace who were originally hot favourites. Consultant Pell Frischmann has shared the images on the … Read More

£350m Barking riverside village approved

£350m Barking riverside village approved

05/06/19

Developer Weston Homes has received planning permission for a new £350m urban-village in Barking, east London. The firm plans to regenerate the 6-acre Abbey Retail Park into a riverside urban-village called Abbey Quays, which will provide over 1,000 homes of mixed tenure. Designed by architectural practice Broadway Malya… Read More

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