Carillion Consortium To Build Britain's First Floating Village
Carillion Igloo Genesis consortium have been chosen to design and build Britain's first floating village at London's Royal Docks.The consortium is going to transform a 15 acre site of water in the Royal Victoria Docks, which was once an industrial powerhouse, into a thriving community which will include an array of brightly-coloured floating homes with custom built approache...... Read more24th July 2014
Is The UK's Recovery Slowing Down?
Is the UK’s Recovery Slowing Down?Figures released last week show the surprise slump in construction.The Office for National Statistics said production in the sector fell 1.1% in May as private sector house building deteriorated. These figures will add to concerns that the financial situation in the UK is starting to wobble.Analysts advised that overall economic growth may ...... Read more14th July 2014
Plasterers On Construction's Most Wanted List!
First Bricklayers, now Plasterers in short supply for the Construction industry.The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) latest survey of small and medium businesses has found skills shortages are getting worse as construction activity picks up.40% of the FMB members surveyed confirmed their workload had increased during the second quarter of 2014 with only 14% seeing a decre...... Read more9th July 2014
London Housing Gap To Be Battled With £400m
The London housing gap is to be battled with £400mGeorge Osbourne and Boris Johnson have launched a £400m scheme to build as many as 50,000 homes in the capital over the next 10 years. The Mayor is expected to deliver £200m which will be matched with an additional £200m from central government. The funding will be used, mainly, to provide infrastructure and land remediation...... Read more20th June 2014
House Prices Up - Annual Increase 6.7%
House prices up, an annual increase of 6.7% according to the Land RegistryThe Land Registry has reported that April house prices were up 1.5% since March 2014 and up 6.7% since March 2013. This figure does not however reflect the true picture in central London, which increased by circa 17% fuelled by lack of stock, the Help to Buy scheme and overseas investors, still keen to...... Read more17th June 2014