Heathrow Planes

What are the pros and cons for a third runway?

Thanks to a decision by MPs on 25th June, a third runway has been given the go ahead at Heathrow. The move comes after years of debate over whether Heathrow is the right place for this expansion, as well as the impact this will have,...

Heathrow Terminal 2

Will the construction industry be ready for the Heathrow expansion?

Parliament has voted to go ahead and build a third runway at Heathrow, potentially improving the competitiveness of UK airports and generating construction sector jobs. But will the UK construction industry be ready for Heathrow expansion? How significant is the Heathrow expansion? The decision to add the...

Heathrow Runway

What will Heathrow’s third runway provide?

Heathrow’s third runway has been a pretty controversial topic – and much in the news recently. On 25th June 2018 the government won a key vote in the House of Commons supporting the expansion of Heathrow with another runway. The vote passed by 415 votes...

Buildings from Overhead

What does the future hold for PPP?

The liquidation of construction group Carillion has cast some doubt over the future of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). PPPs have been around since the 1990s and Carillion had a substantial portfolio of these projects. It’s thought that the cost of replacing Carillion in these contracts...

RG Group Boxpark Wembley

RG on site at Boxpark Wembley

Work is underway on the new Boxpark project in Wembley. The £5.7m scheme, due to complete in December, will be Boxpark’s third London site, following those in Shoreditich and Croydon. Since 2011, Boxpark has become synonymous in London with great food and innovative events. When the...

Flats

How does PPP work across different housing sectors?

When it comes to enabling more infrastructure projects to be completed – and in a more efficient and value adding way – the Public Private Partnership (PPP) has proven to be a useful solution. PPPs were first developed in the 1990s as a method for...

Building Homes

What are the pros and cons of PPP?

Public Private Partnership (PPP) has become one of the most popular ways of funding infrastructure projects in countries around the world. They bring together a public authority with a private sector business with the aim of collaboration that will yield benefits for both sides. The...

School Building

What are Public Private Partnerships? The basics of PPP…

The idea behind Public Private Partnerships (PPP) is to bring the private and public sectors together on projects where there is mutual benefit for both to do so. According to government figures, PPPs have delivered £56 billion of private sector capital investment in over 700...