18 Oct 2018

North West construction is 10 times national average, says ONS Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Construction output in the region has risen 15% in the last quarter, according to Office of National Statistics figures.

7 Sep 2018

House growth hits record low Locked

Brownfield Briefing: UK house prices have seen their biggest monthly fall since 2012, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index.

9 Aug 2018

Home building generates £38bn, finds report Locked

Brownfield Briefing: About £12bn was also invested in land and buildings in England and Wales, according to a Lichfields report.

9 Aug 2018

SOCOTEC secures Tata Steel contract

Brownfield Briefing: The testing and inspection firm will provide support for ongoing remediation works at the steelmaker’s Port Talbot site in Wales.

2 Aug 2018

Harworth sells two plots for £8.4m Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The regeneration company has sold land for residential development in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, and in North Nottinghamshire.

26 Jul 2018

Homes England looks forward to bigger role

Brownfield Briefing: The 2017-18 Homes and Communities Agency Annual Report outlines healthy gains but will have an extra £15bn to get Britain Building in its new Homes England guise.

19 Jul 2018

Brownfield managers invited to apply for Future Cities China delegation

Brownfield Briefing: Opportunities to learn about smart cities the Chinese way.

13 Jul 2018

What environmental factor is most likely to derail a housing scheme?

Brownfield Briefing: In Development+Infrastructure’s recent Housing and the Environment (H&E) survey, industry representatives identified contaminated land as the chief threat. But who was the most environmentally sensitive developer?

15 Jun 2018

AECOM signs $450m US project extension Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The US Department of Energy has extended the AECOM-led remediation project at the Savannah River site in South Carolina. 

Global, North America
6 Jun 2018

UK construction shows modest improvement Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Construction activity has risen slightly but uncertainty still hinders growth, according to the IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index.

6 Jun 2018

Causeway wins Iona ground investigation contract Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Argyll and Bute Council has awarded the contract to Causeway Geotech Ltd following a three-company tendering process.

17 May 2018

London newbuild starts fall by 25%, says LCP Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Both sales and sales growth have slowed down in the capital in the past year.

16 May 2018

Persimmon plans 830-home scheme

Brownfield Briefing: Severn Trent and Gedling Borough Council have sold the 135a site, which lies 8km east of Nottingham.

1 May 2018

Landmark appoints new sales and marketing director Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The property and environmental data specialist has made Jason Goodwin its new sales and marketing director.

26 Apr 2018

Harworth announces new moves Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The regeneration firm will deliver 485 new homes across two East Midlands sites.

26 Apr 2018

New infrastructure and land price research released Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Land and residential sale values tend to increase when new infrastructure is complete or almost completed, claims Savills.

13 Apr 2018

Chinese developer buys £400m East London brownfield site Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Country Garden will build the 785-home Ailsa Wharf development on the contaminated former industrial site.

4 Apr 2018

UK Remediation plans Cornwall remediation facility Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The company hopes to operate a soil treatment facility on the disused Wheal Jane tin mine site in Cornwall.

22 Mar 2018

QDS Contracting to be acquired by Vertase FLI following administration Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Vertase FLI snaps up Hydrock remediation contracting business just days after it enters administration.

13 Mar 2018

Construction output falls for ninth consecutive quarter Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Britain’s construction output fell 1% during the three-month period up to January 2018, according to the ONS.

1 Mar 2018

More waste classification analysis needed after 1 April Locked

Brownfield Briefing: From 1 April 2018, those sending off-site waste landfill must properly assess the waste’s classification or they could incur penalties. 

28 Feb 2018

Lendlease wins Euston HS2 contract Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The construction company will lead the planning and development of the Euston HS2 station in London. 

8 Feb 2018

Construction material prices rise by 5.5%

Brownfield Briefing: Sawn wood, concrete reinforcing bars, and structural steel experienced the biggest price increases in the past year, according to the BEIS. 

7 Feb 2018

St. Modwen’s trading profit up 15.2% Locked

Brownfield Briefing: St. Modwen’s trading profit was up 15.2% to £64.6m from £56.1m in 2016, and Net Asset Value up 4.6% to £450.9 from £431.0, writes Ian Grant.

7 Feb 2018

MOJ estate fails sustainability standards Locked

Brownfield Briefing: An Environmental Audit Committee report has found that Ministry of Justice has failed to meet its “unambitious” environmental targets. 

7 Feb 2018

Urban brownfield values rise 4.9% Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The value of England’s urban brownfield sites has risen 4.8% in Q4, according to property consultancy Knight Frank.

Europe, United Kingdom
31 Jan 2018

Partner chosen to raise Phoenix 10 from the ashes Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Henry Boot Developments will develop the 44a former industrial site between junctions 9 and 10 of the M6 in Walsall.

31 Jan 2018

Bioremediation market to reach US$65.7bn by 2025

Brownfield Briefing: The global bioremediation technology and services market could grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8.3% between in the 2017-2025 period, according to a report by ResearchMoz. 

31 Jan 2018

Harworth makes first Doncaster scheme sale Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A 2,800m² plot on its 112a Riverdale Park development site has been sold to Arnold Clark Group to build a car showroom.

23 Jan 2018

Lords roast large housebuilders Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Big bad housebuilders, the viability loophole, and Joe Root’s batting average were all on the agenda during the recent Housebuilders debate in the House of Lords. Eoin Redahan reports.