Construction industry

Residents demand new clean air rules for former gasworks sites in England

September 22, 2020

Residents living near four gasworks redevelopment sites in London and Brighton have joined forces to demand an overhaul of regulations on the treatment of contaminated land. The move follows a Guardian report on residents’ claims that toxic substances from a site in west London were damaging their health. Calling itself Gasworks Communities United (GCU), the […]

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20 offices turned into 2,000 individual pods for post-Covid working

August 13, 2020

Welcome to cube city. Xu Weiping, a Chinese multimillionaire, has a vision for the future of office work in the post-Covid-19 pandemic world: thousands of office pods where each person works in their own self-contained 3m x 3m cube. Xu reckons the coronavirus pandemic will have such a fundamental impact on the way people work […]

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Call for inquiry into why senior Tory helped donor avoid £40m tax

May 30, 2020

Cabinet Office asked to look into Robert Jenrick’s unlawful approval of property project The proposed development in east London, which was approved by Robert Jenrick against the advice of his planning inspector. Photograph: PR Labour has urged the Cabinet Office to investigate why the housing secretary intervened in a controversial London planning decision that could […]

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