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. 

Global
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.

23 Jan 2018

Carillion investigation gathers pace Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Trades Union Congress will join the national taskforce that will deal with the collapse construction giant Carillion.

23 Jan 2018

UK construction continues to decline Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Output is at is worst level since 2012, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.