Tom Bishop is executive chairman for Europe, Middle East and India at URS
New perceptions
By Tom Bishop - 07 July 17:49

The long-term benefits of an “infrastructure renaissance” will never be realised unless we tackle the engineering skills gap at classroom level.

An architect’s drawing of the finished house. Credit: DUS
A 3D printer is building a canalhouse in Amsterdam
By Barbara Speed - 01 July 13:36

Need a house? Just hit Ctrl+P.

Far from Chelsea: diggers during the regeneration of Elephant & Castle in London. Photo: Getty
The bizarre secret of London’s buried diggers
By Ed Smith - 05 June 10:00

After excavating your mega-basement in Holland Park, it’s cheaper and easier to leave the JCB entombed down there with the pool, personal cinema and staff quarters. 

Miners.
Underground epidemic: the tuberculosis crisis in South Africa's gold mines
By Heidi Vella - 18 February 10:33

South Africa's gold mining industry has suffered a number of setbacks in recent years. Repeated union strikes have resulted in bloody clashes between workers and police. Economic pressure has increased after a recent fall in the price of gold.

The curious case of Berlin's Brandenburg Airport
By Mark Brierley - 30 September 15:45

Will it ever open?

The people who can't use Crossrail
By Frances Ryan - 27 August 11:52

London's major new transport project is inaccessible to thousands for a saving of just 0.2 per cent of its budget.

Business quote of the day
By Helen Roxburgh - 13 August 9:24

Shelter on Help to Buy: "many people [will be] tempted to overstretch themselves before prices rise completely out of reach”.

Is an Irish recovery on the way?
By Andrew Amoils - 26 July 8:01

House prices rose over the last year.

New Statesman
Balls and Cable sound the alarm over HS2. Who will U-turn first?
By George Eaton - 19 July 16:13

It is no longer unthinkable that one or both of Labour and the Lib Dems could go into the next election pledging to scrap the project.

The housing crisis is pricing workers out of ever more of Britain
By Vidhya Alakeson - 16 July 15:37

Renting is now more expensive than owning with a mortgage in 44 per cent of all local authorities, but for many families it is the only option.

The Great British seaside reinvention
By Felicity Cloake - 16 July 8:18

It’s all very well getting misty-eyed about steamy-windowed seaside caffs serving up crab sandwiches and pots of tea but the reality is that the crab was always tinned and the teapot always leaked.

New Statesman
The map which explains why Boris Johnson wants to close Heathrow
By Alex Hern - 15 July 14:17

It must be political, because it certainly isn't economic.

UK Central: the West Midlands sets an example for the rest of the country to follow
By Jerome Frost - 09 July 9:57

A holistic approach to infrastructure will encourage growth.

New Statesman
TfL takes over services to Hertfordshire
By Alex Hern - 03 July 10:19

The franchise model is slowly dying in London.

Landlords have evolved, but the rules protecting renters are stuck in the past
By Tom Copley - 17 June 16:32

The private rented sector has fundamentally changed over the past decade; yet the rules governing how it functions are rooted in the late 1980s.

We're going to run out of houses in London
By Andrew Amoils - 12 June 15:28

Falling well short of projections.

New Statesman
We need more London
By Alex Hern - 03 June 18:00

So let's build it.

Just how much "community value" is in a football stadium?
By Martin Cloake - 28 May 12:28

Oxford United turns abstract into reality.

New Statesman
Is the housing crisis over?
By Andrew Amoils - 15 May 11:57

Well maybe in America.

New Statesman
The solution is compact cities
By Jeremy Bentham - 16 April 13:19

The problem is prosperity.

UK construction contracts for third month running
By Alex Hern - 04 February 10:41

Sector posts continued decline.

New Statesman
House prices fell in 2012
By New Statesman - 03 January 10:03

Dropped 1 per cent, according to Nationwide.

New Statesman
Galliford Try secures £100m affordable housing deals
By New Statesman - 10 September 8:40

Including work on the old St Clement's Hospital site, London.

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