Property, Planning & Construction: Constructive criticism
With Wembley Stadium's ongoing problems making headlines, Laing having been sold for £1 after suffering losses on projects including Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and the cost of the new Scottish Parliament being treated with outrage north of the border, Stuart Pemble and Ron Plascow ask - is there a better way to procure landmark buildings?
You could be forgiven for thinking that construction is an industry in crisis: a number of high-profile projects have failed to be delivered either on time or at anything resembling the supposed budget. One trade publication’s recent headline suggested that the Wembley fiasco had left construction “in the gutter” .
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