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The Housing Crisis Within The Northern Powerhouse
Recent figures suggest that by 2030 the Northern Powerhouse will have a shortage of approximately 86,000 homes. Rough sleeping has almost doubled since 2010 and nationwide the number of people in temporary accommodation is on track to reach 100,000 by 2020, unless the Government takes steps to deliver more affordable private, intermediate and social housing. So how can this negative trajectory be reversed?
Market Research Bulletin: key themes from the BCO conference and ONS construction figures show output grew by 0.4% in the 3 months to April
Learning from the Danes: work-life balance and wellness were the key themes of this year’s BCO conference, Eurovia UK warns that local authorities are reining in highways maintenance investment after two or three years of strong spending and hedge funds and investors are increasingly betting against copper, with the price of the metal dropping 9% since the start of May.
NextGen Perspectives on...Tackling Talent Post-Brexit
How can the industry futureproof acquisition and retention of young talent through design? And how can we prevent a talent drain after Brexit?
Market Research Bulletin: Latest London Crane Survey shows a rise in office space under construction
Immigration minister Caroline Nokes confirms there will be no EU labour ‘cliff edge’ on 31st October 2019, Steel prices are likely to become more volatile if British Steel is unable to find a buyer and the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) Future Skills report encourages contractors to employ more people directly.
NextGen Perspectives on...Big Data and Smart Technology
How important is big data and smart technology to the next generation? and how can we harness big data and smart technology to innovate within the construction industry?
Market Research Bulletin: The City of London takes on debt to fund major infrastructure projects
The City of London takes on debt for the first time in almost 30 years to fund major infrastructure projects, UK Construction PMI returns to expansion after two consecutive months of contraction, the CPA’s latest survey finds that rising costs are eating into contractors’ margins and UK Construction output grew just over 1% in Q1.
NextGen Perspectives on...Wellbeing and Mental Health: The invisible risk
In April, G&T hosted the New London Architecture (NLA) NextGen Working Group, as part of the NLA’s NextGen programme. The programme seeks to bring together young professionals and established construction industry experts to explore and discuss some of the critical issues being faced in the industry.
Are 'All Electric' Buildings The Future?
The UK government has set an ambitious target to reduce carbon emissions by 80% of 1990 levels, by 2025. The use of fossil fuels as the primary source for heating and cooling buildings is a substantial contributor to carbon emissions, and its continued use by the construction industry is likely to impact the UK’s ability to achieve this target.
Market Research Bulletin: Latest Build To Rent report indicates UK regions catching up to London
CPA lower their construction output forecasts for 2019 and the latest findings from the RIBA Future Trends Survey
Market Research Bulletin: UK Construction PMI reading indicates contraction for the second month in a row
Our roundup of key economic and construction news and data across the UK and London includes UK Construction PMI reading indicates contraction for the second month in a row, three suppliers of groundwork have provisionally been found to have broken competition law and manufacturers of construction products reported continued sales growth in Q1 2019.
Retail Is Changing Shape, But We Can All Move With It
Online retail is growing fast and there are thousands of empty stores lying dormant in retail centres across the UK, but already certain landlords are bringing them back to life through considerate development. Read on to find out more