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Landsec goes modular in quest for net zero office block

Property developer Landsec is planning to build what it expects to be the UK’s first net zero carbon commercial building by going modular. All Construction News modular. The Forge, previously known as 105 Sumner St, is a 139,000 sq ft office development in Southwark, London SE1, behind the Tate Modern. Landsec is aiming for it […]


Planning laws amended to allow sites to work for longer

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has announced changes to the planning system to help support ‘safe’ construction. All Construction News These include allowing developers to agree more flexible construction site working hours with their local council. The aim of this is to make it easier to follow public health guidance onsite and stagger builders’ arrival times, […]


Ombudsman to police quality of building work

All Construction News The UK government is moving forward with the creation of a house-builders’ watchdog after publishing the result of its consultation on the proposal. Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed that legislation will be brought forward to set up the New Homes Ombudsman, with powers to police building quality in the residential sector […]