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Approval Granted for Welsh Windfarm

Every week, we’re bringing you the latest construction project news from across the UK. Plans Approved for Leeds Office Redevelopment Project ID: 12668835 Plans for redevelopment works to an office building in Leeds have been approved. With construction due to start on site in the coming months, work will see the addition of multiple floors … Read more

Construction Start Brought Forward for Swansea Shopping Park

Every week, we’re bringing you the latest construction project news from across the UK, including planning approvals and construction start dates. Construction Start Brought Forward for Swansea Shopping Park Project ID: 12453928  A start date on construction of a new shopping park in Swansea has been brought forward and is now expected to commence in … Read more

Manchester Residential Construction Plans Given The Go-Ahead

Every week, we’re bringing you the latest construction projects from across the UK including within cities such as Oxford, Cardiff and Manchester. Wales Residential Tower Plans Near Approval Project ID: 12617945 Plans for a 35-storey residential tower in Cardiff has been recommended for approval before a planning committee. The £55m scheme will be Wales’ tallest … Read more

Later Stage Construction Activity Hits Record Levels in March

Residential planning approvals highest since before COVID Is Covid-induced working from home finished for London companies? The latest Snap Analysis report from leading construction industry intelligence provider, Barbour ABI, shows a decline in planning applications in March that could predict a downturn in construction activity over the coming months. Tom Hall, Chief Economist at Barbour … Read more

2021 – The Annual Review

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2022 is here. The start of a New Year means setting new goals, targets and objectives, whether that be for yourself or your business. To help develop your business’ 2022 strategy Barbour ABI have done something a little different this month: We are delivering you the story behind the data which created a record-breaking year … Read more

Offsite and Modular Building: An Evolutionary Tale

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Offsite and modular building construction is evolving at pace in an industry that’s often slow to adopt new practices. With a relatively small number of contractors set up to fully embrace it, this month we look at the experience of early adopter Laing O’Rourke and ask where next for this disruptive methodology. “Our view on … Read more

Back to business for the Hotel, Leisure and Sports Sector

Data Driven In September, contract awards resumed normality and achieved above average levels. There were 1,216 contracts awarded with a value of £6.1bn. According to Snap Analysis, this success was driven by commercial and warehousing projects. However, a sector which saw drastic improvement in terms of contract awards was the Hotel, Leisure and Sports Sector. … Read more

Contract awards in Education – The highest since 2017

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Data trends August, typically a quiet month for construction has had a huge turnaround this month, all thanks to the education sector. Making up around 17% of the entire construction industry, the education sector saw the biggest month since 2017 for contract awards, grossing over £700m in new contracts. The common assumption is that the … Read more

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