Plans in for Manchester 56-storey twin towers resi scheme


The flat-top residential towers designed by architect Hodders and Partners will provide over 1,000 build to rent apartments for the city. Subject to planning, demolition of existing warehouse buildings at the site could...

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17-storey hybrid timber London tower gets green light


Transport for London has got the green light to build a 17-storey hybrid timber office building above Southwark Station in South London.

The net zero-carbon office development is designed to be one of the greenest and healthiest...

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Caledonian has confirmed the award of a big modular contract package for a 279-key aparthotel in Canary Wharf, London.


Canary Wharf Contractors is delivering the main build after a £74m development loan was secured by Canary Wharf Group and hospitality group edyn.

The 20-storey Locke aparthotel is to be built at One Charter...

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British Land gets green light for 38-storey tower at Broadgate development



Scheme at 2 Finsbury Avenue, drawn up by Danish architect 3XN, is third high-rise to get Square Mile OK in recent weeks

The City of London has approved its third tower in less than a month after...

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Avanton to invest £500m into London’s build-to-rent sector


Avanton has unveiled plans to invest £500m in strategic land acquisitions over the next three years, as it expands into London's lucrative build-to-rent sector

Avanton intends to expand into the build-to-rent (BTR) sector in...

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Manchester 25-storey private rental tower approved


Build to rent specialist Packaged Living has got the green light to build a high-rise scheme of 352 flats in the developing Piccadilly East area of Manchester.

'The Castings' scheme...

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Plans submitted for hundreds of flats at Seifert’s Tolworth Tower


Masterplan will add two towers and convert post-war landmark from offices

3D Reid has submitted plans to add two blocks of flats beside Richard Seifert's 1964 Tolworth Tower.

The proposals are part...

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McAlpine starts on £57m Tower Works site in Leeds


Sir Robert McAlpine has started ground works on the £57m Tower Works site in the South Bank area of Leeds city centre.

The 1.13 hectare site will contain 245 new homes which are expected to complete in early 2023.


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Green light for 39-storey Sheffield tower


Developer SFGE Properties has gained planning approval to build a 39-storey residential block in Sheffield city centre.

It plans to redevelop the site of the former Primark store in the Castlegate area to create just over...

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Henry Construction wins London City Road tower


Henry Construction Projects has secured a 22-storey mixed residential and office tower project close to Silicon Roundabout in London.

The City Road project, known as The Arc, is the first in the UK for big European property...

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Sisk wins £260m Birmingham skyscraper


Build to rent specialist Moda Living has named John Sisk as the preferred contractor to deliver its Great Charles Street high-rise residential-led neighbourhood in Birmingham.

The £260m scheme is the...

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Go-ahead for 850-home west London TfL scheme


Transport for London has got the planning green light for its ambitious plan to build up to a dozen high-rise blocks alongside Tube train tracks in Acton, west London.

The plan for a long ribbon site at Bollo Lane has...

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Do tall buildings affect city air quality?


The University of Surrey is to investigate how increased construction of tall buildings will impact the meteorology, air quality, and climate of towns and cities in the UK.

The study is being launched after the...

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Tideway’s offsite ambition was hindered by contracts


The Tideway megaproject was unable to implement more ambitious offsite measures because of contractual issues, its chief technical officer Roger Bailey has revealed.

In the early years of the...

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Ryder’s 39-storey Birmingham tower approved despite heritage fears


Councillors have approved Ryder Architecture plans for a 39-storey tower in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter despite objections from heritage bodies

The city council's planning...

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