Construction industry

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Riverstone’s Penny Hughes: from boardrooms to high-end apartments
The retirement property developer’s chair swapped the corporate treadmill for years in non-executive roles – which is, she says, ‘real work’ and no longer a matter of who you know

Joanna Partridge

24, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Brexit: UK construction costs ‘have risen much more steeply than EU’
Cost of labour in Britain up by 30% since referendum, double rise in some EU countries, research finds

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

24, Jan, 2023 @1:31 PM

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Godfrey Bradman obituary
Sharp-brained property magnate whose financial acumen helped to tee-up some of London’s largest developments

Martin Adeney

12, Jan, 2023 @9:07 PM

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Barratt brings in hiring freeze as UK housing market slows down
Housebuilder also cuts land purchases, with it forced to scrap proposals for 3,293 plots

Kalyeena Makortoff

11, Jan, 2023 @8:45 AM

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Housing targets help developers, not those struggling to buy | Letters
Letters: Isabella Stone and Ursula Hutchinson on the government’s scrapping of housebuilding targets

12, Dec, 2022 @4:51 PM

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We can’t build our way out of the growing housing crisis | Letters
Letters: John Worrall, Philip Kerridge and John Rigby on the problems that continue to plague Britain’s housing market

07, Dec, 2022 @5:53 PM

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England’s affordable housing scheme falls 32,000 homes short of target
MPs highlight big shortfalls in rural areas and warn that programme risks falling even further behind

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

07, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Replacing old ITV Studios building ‘just greedy’, inquiry hears
Plans to redevelop 72 Upper Ground ignore material and climate impact, detractors say

Sarah Butler

06, Dec, 2022 @6:10 PM

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The Guardian view on housing politics: a clash of false alternatives | Editorial
Editorial: Communities deserve better than a choice between developers’ financial interests and local nimbyism


01, Dec, 2022 @6:31 PM

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The Tories are tearing themselves apart over housing – but this is another crisis of their own making | John Harris
Twelve years of decaying public services mean any sensible conversation about much-needed new housing is impossible, says the Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

27, Nov, 2022 @12:45 PM

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Shares in big UK estate agent chain fall as housing market cools
Housebuilders also see share price falls as interest rate rises and cost of living crisis deter potential buyers

Joanna Partridge

25, Nov, 2022 @3:56 PM

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Demand for rental homes in UK up by 23% in a year, as rents hit record high
Competition among tenants for properties intensified by potential buyers delaying plans and lower supply of smaller homes

Julia Kollewe

25, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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