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Posted May 11, 2015

Cork plan for 20,000 houses

A development plan for Cork has identified land in the city that is suitable for the production of nearly 20,000 houses. The bulk of the land is available in the redeveloped docklands and Port of Cork area in Tivoli The…
Posted May 1, 2015

Poolbeg chimneys a look inside – Video

The ESB has decided to keep the Poolbeg chimneys in Dublin and will carry out maintenance work on the famous red and white stacks. The semi-State last year said carrying out structural and repair work on the chimneys may not have been…
Posted April 13, 2015

80,000 new jobs forecast by end of 2016

Ibec has predicted the numbers in employment will rise by 80,000 by the end of next year, meaning an increase of 180,000 in the four years to the end of 2016. The employers’ body said in its latest Quarterly Economic…
Posted April 8, 2015

With construction growth comes jobs

Cranes may not be the most glamorous vehicles in the world, but they’re one of the most visible and welcome signs of economic recovery – and they’re back on the skyline. I paid a visit to one such construction site…
Posted March 26, 2015

Construction Industry to grow 15% this year

The construction industry’s rebound is set to deliver growth of up to 15% this year and talk of a bubble is premature, according to a leading construction sector consultancy firm. The strong growth patterns of the past 12 months are…
Posted March 24, 2015

New Solar Trade Body in Scotland

‘STA Scotland’ seeks to become the leading voice for solar in Scotland, advising and developing policy with the Scottish Government and raising awareness of the benefits of solar. STA Scotland has been backed by a number of prominent figures in…
Posted March 20, 2015

London – Growing Up

“If London doesn’t grow up, it will need to grow out.” Following last year’s report, New London Architecture (NLA) in cooperation with GLHearn (an independent property consultancy) have released the results of their annual London Tall Buildings Survey. In 2014, they forecast 236 new…
Posted March 19, 2015

[London] What a £15bn building site will look like

  The future of London’s biggest buildingsite has become clearer after the latest concept images were released for the Nine Elms area on the south bank of the Thames. With 20,000 homes under construction and more than £15bn being invested in the area, the triangle…