Construction industry growing despite claims of Brexit slowdown

Construction industry growing despite claims of Brexit slowdown

Despite complaints that Brexit uncertainty is negatively impacting the UK’s construction industry, experts show that the market is actually growing.   According to the latest Builders Merchant Index, which uses data from sales by merchants to builders and other trades, construction is currently showing “year on year growth of 5.4%”....

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Transport Minister meets the female engineers building London’s transport network

Rail Minister Claire Perry MP has joined female engineers from Transport for London (TfL), Crossrail and Network Rail who are building London’s transport network, and urged more women to consider a career in engineering and transport more widely. Claire Perry joined the women at Farringdon Station, which will provide Thameslink,...

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Have your say on basement development

Anyone who wishes to comment on the Council’s new draft Supplementary Planning Document on Basements has until Wednesday 1 April 2015 to do so. On 21 January 2015 the Council adopted a new policy for dealing with planning permission for basement development, Policy CL7: Basements, which forms part of the Local...

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‘Cash for trees’ scandal erupts on Pembridge Road

Prospects for residents hoping to challenge future building developments has been dealt a serious blow. One of the few legitimate objections to any new building project is that they may affect one of the borough’s mature trees which are all protected by Tree Protection Orders (TPO) However, Kensington and Chelsea...

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Battersea Power Station chimney comes down

Work has begun on dismantling one of Battersea Power Station’s iconic chimneys this week as part of an ongoing million pound project to redevelop the structure. This marks phase two of the project which was given the go-ahead after structural tests were conducted. The south west chimney is the first...

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