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News related to construction

Mayor concerned about number of tall buildings on London site
2014-10-06 07:33:50 [Europe]
The Mayor of London has intervened in the proposed redevelopment of a site on the Isle of Dogs following concern that too many tall buildings are being proposed without an overall vision for the area.
Read full article: [Mayor concerned about number of tall buildings on London site]
 
Minister announces new help for self builders in the UK
2014-10-01 10:32:14 [Europe]
Eleven areas in England are to benefit from the latest government backed opportunity to help aspiring custom or self-builders get their projects off the ground.
Read full article: [Minister announces new help for self builders in the UK]
 
UK govt announces new building standards proposals
2014-09-19 09:58:30 [Europe]
New measures will save UK house builders and councils £114 million per year by cutting red tape and ensuring homes are built to demanding standards.Read full article: [UK govt announces new building standards proposals]
 
RICS sets out bold new vision for UK property market
2014-09-17 11:59:28 [Europe]
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has proposed a new solution to solve the UK's chronic housing shortage including the introduction of a new land classification.Read full article: [RICS sets out bold new vision for UK property market]
 
Aviation growth in Dubai set to boost real estate sectors, it is claimed
2014-09-11 12:30:35 [Middle East]
The real estate sector in Dubai is expected to emerge as one of the principal beneficiaries of the development of Al Maktoum International Airport, according to property firm Cluttons.Read full article: [Aviation growth in Dubai set to boost real estate sectors, it is claimed]
 
Growth in land prices slows in China as Bangkok, Jakarta and Phnom Penh power on
2014-09-09 13:07:26 [Asia]
Growth of prime land prices in China have slowed but other parts of Asia such as Bangkok, Jakarta and Phnom Penh are powering ahead, according to the latest index.Read full article: [Growth in land prices slows in China as Bangkok, Jakarta and Phnom Penh power on]
 
Development land values in England and Wales up 2% in first half of 2014
2014-08-29 15:58:27 [Europe]
The price of development land in England and Wales continued to rise in the second quarter of this year, rising by 1%, according to the latest index from Knight Frank.Read full article: [Development land values in England and Wales up 2% in first half of 2014]
 
Green field land prices in UK up almost 10% year on year
2014-08-28 08:02:02 [Europe]
National green field land values in the UK grew by 2.7% in the second quarter of 2014, bringing year on year rises to 9.8%, the highest rate of annual price growth recorded for three years. Read full article: [Green field land prices in UK up almost 10% year on year]
 
UK govt announces shortlist for major housing development infrastructure
2014-08-15 13:53:43 [Europe]
The first wave of projects to benefit from a UK government £1 billion scheme to provide new homes has been announced with 36 large projects set to get a share.Read full article: [UK govt announces shortlist for major housing development infrastructure]
 
Surveyors in Ireland call for more European family flats to be built
2014-08-05 12:50:41 [Europe]
More European style family apartments should be built in Ireland to help tackle the nation’s lack of affordable housing, according to a new report from chartered surveyors.Read full article: [Surveyors in Ireland call for more European family flats to be built]
 
UK govt proposals for garden cities not enough, new analysis suggests
2014-06-27 15:47:18 [Europe]
The UK government’s Garden Cities programme will not help solve the housing crisis unless the number of homes planned for locally is large enough to meet true housing need, according to property adviser SavillsRead full article: [UK govt proposals for garden cities not enough, new analysis suggests]
 
House building in UK falling but still accounts for over a third of construction projects
2014-06-24 14:14:34 [Europe]
House building in the UK failed to sustain the growth in construction activity in April despite it still accounting for a third of the total value of new contracts awarded, new data shows.Read full article: [House building in UK falling but still accounts for over a third of construction projects]
 
Five designs for new garden cities in the UK unveiled
2014-06-11 11:51:55 [Europe]
Five designs for a new garden city in the UK have been shortlisted for a major prize at a time when the country could see up to three new towns built.Read full article: [Five designs for new garden cities in the UK unveiled]
 
Planning permission for new UK homes back to 2008 levels, but still not enough
2014-06-10 14:43:27 [Europe]
Planning permission for new homes in the UK is at its highest level since 2008 but the system needs to deliver more sites more quickly to meet demand, according to new figures from the House Builders Federation.Read full article: [Planning permission for new UK homes back to 2008 levels, but still not enough]
 
New home lending and building up in Australia
2014-06-10 14:06:03 [Australasia]
Lending for new home building is continuing to rise in Australia, up 5.4% in April to reach the highest quarterly level since early 2010, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Read full article: [New home lending and building up in Australia]
 
England and Wales face a shortfall of over 250,000 homes over next four years
2014-06-09 10:32:34 [Europe]
England and Wales is facing a major shortfall in the delivery of new homes over the next four years due to a lack of readily available sites, according to a new report published by planning consultancy Turley.Read full article: [England and Wales face a shortfall of over 250,000 homes over next four years]
 
Rising costs and planning are biggest issues facing new home building in UK
2014-06-03 12:54:25 [Europe]
House builders in the UK have identified access to public sector land, local planning pressures and rising costs as some of the most notable challenges facing the sector, as more political pressure is piled on to step up the delivery of new homes.Read full article: [Rising costs and planning are biggest issues facing new home building in UK]
 
House building in the UK is driving a construction industry revival, says RICS
2014-04-24 08:45:08 [Europe]
The UK private housing sector is driving a construction industry revival, although skills shortages threaten the pace of recovery, according to the latest Construction Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Read full article: [House building in the UK is driving a construction industry revival, says RICS]
 
Development land prices in England up 7.3% year on year
2014-04-17 15:02:54 [Europe]
Development land prices in England increased by 0.8% in the first three months of the year, to take the annual increase in values to 7.3%, according to the latest data from property firm Knight FrankRead full article: [Development land prices in England up 7.3% year on year]
 
Housing shortage set to spread across the South of England, it is claimed
2014-03-31 14:43:54 [Europe]
By 2018 the South of England will face a combined shortfall of at least 160,000 homes because local planning authorities are not planning enough new homes, according to a new report.Read full article: [Housing shortage set to spread across the South of England, it is claimed]
 
British home builders see profits rise as property recovery continues
2014-03-06 08:43:43 [Europe]
Britain’s largest private house builder, Barratt Developments, has reported its highest level of completions for five years and  other builders are also seeing profits rise as the property market recovery continues.Read full article: [British home builders see profits rise as property recovery continues]
 
Number of new homes in the UK up with surge in London, latest data shows
2014-01-31 13:29:31 [Europe]
The number of new homes registered in London last year was the highest since electronic records began over 26 years, according to new figures from the National House Building Council published today (Friday 31 January).Read full article: [Number of new homes in the UK up with surge in London, latest data shows]
 
Growth in private house building in the UK slowed at end of 2013, survey shows
2014-01-28 11:55:29 [Europe]
The pace of growth in private housing in the UK slowed in the last three months of 2013 according to the latest economic survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).Read full article: [Growth in private house building in the UK slowed at end of 2013, survey shows]
 
Strong house building boosting UK construction sector, says RICS
2014-01-10 09:08:16 [Europe]
Strong house building is set to drive the construction sector’s recovery in 2014 with the private sector leading the way, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Read full article: [Strong house building boosting UK construction sector, says RICS]
 
Residential building trends in Australia looking strong going into 2014
2013-12-02 13:07:04 [Australasia]
Residential building approvals in Australia only eased slightly in October after hitting their highest level in three and a half years in September, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Read full article: [Residential building trends in Australia looking strong going into 2014]
 
London’s Crossrail project set to hike property prices by 13% by 2018
2013-11-25 16:53:03 [Europe]
London’s Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, will add around 13% to house prices between now and when the first train lines become operational in 2018, it is claimed.Read full article: [London’s Crossrail project set to hike property prices by 13% by 2018]
 
New home building in the UK reaches highest rate since 2008, new data shows
2013-11-21 14:16:27 [Europe]
The last three months have seen the fastest rate of house building in the UK since the economic downturn in 2008, according to new figures released by the government.Read full article: [New home building in the UK reaches highest rate since 2008, new data shows]
 
UK housing minister urges more builders to join Help to Buy scheme
2013-11-07 09:07:11 [Europe]
Builders in the UK are being urged to join the government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme aimed at boosting construction of new homes and stimulate growth in the property market.Read full article: [UK housing minister urges more builders to join Help to Buy scheme]
 
Upturn in house building in the UK across the country
2013-10-23 12:33:34 [Europe]
House building in the UK is continuing to rebound with chartered surveyors across the country reporting growth, according to the latest construction market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Read full article: [Upturn in house building in the UK across the country]
 
UK govt pledges to do more for self build sector
2013-10-16 14:56:58 [Europe]
New housing policies have added to a renewed confidence among property developers and buyers alike that is breathing new life into the UK residential market and self build is now set to take off as well, it is claimed.Read full article: [UK govt pledges to do more for self build sector]
 
England needs more new homes than previously estimated, new analysis suggests
2013-09-11 08:25:10 [Europe]
An analysis of Census information for England shows that over 240,000 new homes a year are needed as demand continues to significantly outstrip supplyRead full article: [England needs more new homes than previously estimated, new analysis suggests]
 
Building costs remain high in Europe, annual study finds
2013-08-27 16:42:30 [Global News]
Europe has five of the top 10 most expensive construction markets with Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, France and Belgium all featuring in the rankings compiled by global built asset consultancy EC Harris.
Read full article: [Building costs remain high in Europe, annual study finds]
 
£17 million announced for community self build in English regions
2013-08-05 12:53:36 [Europe]
Anyone planning new building projects in their community in England outside of London can now apply for a share of £17 million fund to get their ideas off the ground.Read full article: [£17 million announced for community self build in English regions]
 
UK construction sector finally on the way to recovery says RICS
2013-07-25 08:31:18 [Europe]
The UK construction sector finally seems to be turning a corner with new projects beginning to rise in almost every part of the country, according to the market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Read full article: [UK construction sector finally on the way to recovery says RICS]
 
UK property market recovery results in creation of jobs for young people
2013-07-17 08:32:16 [Europe]
Property prices are rising, lenders are approving more mortgages and now one of the UK’s leading home builders is creating 225 new jobs.Read full article: [UK property market recovery results in creation of jobs for young people]
 
Outlook for architect and wider UK construction industry improving
2013-07-10 15:38:34 [Europe]
The outlook for architects in the UK has improved slightly with the latest future trends survey from the Royal Institution of British Architects (RIBA) showing that workload indicators are in positive territory.Read full article: [Outlook for architect and wider UK construction industry improving]
 
Residential building increased strongly in New Zealand in first three months of year
2013-06-21 10:05:33 [Australasia]
Residential building activity across New Zealand increased by 12% in the first quarter of 2013, the highest increase in 10 years, according to data from Statistics New Zealand.Read full article: [Residential building increased strongly in New Zealand in first three months of year]
 
Confidence in the UK construction sector at its highest since end of 2007
2013-04-25 09:49:23 [Europe]

More professionals in the construction sector in the UK saw workloads rise than at any time since the end of 2007, according to the latest market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Read full article: [Confidence in the UK construction sector at its highest since end of 2007]
 
UK govt to make self build homes exempt from infrastructure levy
2013-04-16 08:14:42 [Europe]

Proposed changes in the UK could save self builders thousands of pounds by ensuring they are exempt from paying a levy charge that must be paid for all new buildings over a certain size.
Read full article: [UK govt to make self build homes exempt from infrastructure levy]
 
Steady rise in number of new homes being built in New Zealand
2013-03-19 11:38:22 [Australasia]

The number of new homes being built in New Zealand is increasing, up 50% since March 2011, the latest official figures show.
Read full article: [Steady rise in number of new homes being built in New Zealand]
 
New quality assurance scheme for new homes in the UK to be launched
2013-03-19 10:00:29 [Europe]

A scheme is being launched in the UK to provide builders and developers of new homes a new way of measuring their durability and quality.
Read full article: [New quality assurance scheme for new homes in the UK to be launched]
 
Britain needs more energy efficient homes, builders tell the govt
2013-02-27 11:01:34 [Europe]

The upcoming Budget must include measures to make Britain’s homes more energy efficient, boosting the construction industry and helping householders protect themselves against rising fuel bills, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
Read full article: [Britain needs more energy efficient homes, builders tell the govt]
 
Owners along new UK rail link advised to take advice over sale and compensation
2013-01-29 12:38:06 [Europe]

Property and land owners along the proposed route for Phase 2 of the new high speed rail route which will link Birmingham to Leeds and Manchester are being advised to take steps now to find out how they will be affected.
Read full article: [Owners along new UK rail link advised to take advice over sale and compensation]
 
Builders call for UK govt to boost home construction industry
2013-01-28 14:54:30 [Europe]

Ministers must find more ways to stimulate construction to boost economic growth and tackle the housing crisis in the UK, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
Read full article: [Builders call for UK govt to boost home construction industry]
 
International sales agents appointed for iconic Battersea Power Station development
2013-01-11 14:20:46 [Europe]

Jones Lang LaSalle’s residential team has been appointed as international sales agent for the new multi million pound development at Battersea Power Station, one of the most iconic sites in London.
Read full article: [International sales agents appointed for iconic Battersea Power Station development]
 
Outlook for the UK construction sector more positive, says RICS survey
2013-01-10 09:12:33 [Europe]

The UK construction market is expected to turn a corner this year, albeit only in first gear, with chartered surveyors predicting output to increase in 2013.
Read full article: [Outlook for the UK construction sector more positive, says RICS survey]
 
House building levels in the UK down by 4%, new figures show
2012-09-28 09:22:21 [Europe]

House building levels are continuing to fall in the UK and are 4% below this time last year, according to the latest figures published today (Friday 28 September) by the National House Building Council.
Read full article: [House building levels in the UK down by 4%, new figures show]
 
Home building industry in Australia suffering from persistent and widespread weakness, says new repo
2012-07-27 10:46:34 [Australasia]

There is persistent and widespread weakness in the home building industry in Australia, according to the latest Trades Report from the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential construction industry.

Read full article: [Home building industry in Australia suffering from persistent and widespread weakness, says new repo]
 
UK housing starts down 15% compared with a year ago, data shows
2012-05-22 08:36:38 [Europe]

The UK government is busy promoting the idea of self building and introducing new measures to inject momentum in the new homes market but the latest statistics shows that house building starts fell in England in the first quarter of the year.

Read full article: [UK housing starts down 15% compared with a year ago, data shows]
 
Land deal for Paramount theme park in Spain signed
2012-03-08 16:21:34 [Europe]

The contract to complete the land sale for the new Paramount Theme Park in Murcia, southern Spain, has been signed given the green light for the much awaited project which could help boost the country’s slow property market.

Read full article: [Land deal for Paramount theme park in Spain signed]
 



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