Day: February 17, 2016

Developers

Confidence in commercial property development at three year low

New Savills survey shows confidence at lowest since April 2013 Confidence in the UK’s commercial property development market is at its lowest since April 2013, …

Developers

London housing crisis: Give mayor power to seize commercial property for new homes, says report

To solve London’s housing crisis the government must arm the city’s mayor with tough new powers to seize under-used commercial property from its owners for …

Empty commercial buildings in London could provide 420,000 homes for rent, think tank says
Business, Law & Money

Empty commercial buildings in London could provide 420,000 homes for rent, think tank says

The government would be have to invest £3.1bn a year alongside a private sector partner to fund the project Allowing disused commercial land and buildings …

Rising oil prices set to fuel tender price increases in infrastructure
Civil Engineering

Rising oil prices set to fuel tender price increases in infrastructure

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is predicting that tender prices on infrastructure and civil engineering projects will rise by around a third over …

RICS: Civil engineering costs to drive tender prices over next 5 years
Facilities Management

RICS: Civil engineering costs to drive tender prices over next 5 years

Civil engineering costs are forecast to rise by around a quarter in the next five years, and tender prices by around a third, according to …

Scottish shortlist revealed for RICS 2016 awards
Developers

Scottish shortlist revealed for RICS 2016 awards

Scotland’s most impressive new and regenerated building projects will go head-to-head in the RICS Awards as the Scottish shortlist for 2016 is announced. The iconic Helix …

YourPlace boss takes on leading role for property managers
Facilities Management

YourPlace boss takes on leading role for property managers

YourPlace factoring services director Alison McDiarmid has been elected as President of the Property Managers Association Scotland (PMAS). PMAS represents 37 professional factoring firms in …

FM Conway buys 38 JCBs
Products

FM Conway buys 38 JCBs

Civil engineering contractor FM Conway has invested £1.5m in the purchase of 38 JCB machines. The new arrivals include excavators ranging from one to 22 …

Concrete mixer first for Hogan
Products

Concrete mixer first for Hogan

Hogan Concrete has taken delivery of the UK’s first concrete-mixer based on a DAF 8×2 rear-steer chassis.   The new Euro-6 DAF CF 400 FAX …