It’s a fine time for construction. According to newly-released figures, industry growth has hit an encouraging 17 month high, thanks in part to the house building sector which has expanded at its fastest rate in over decade. And yet, for many last month was memorable for all the wrong reasons. Grenfell Tower, one of the worst incidents of its kind in UK history, has laid bare lax attitudes to social housing and shortcomings in the current building regulations. It is to be the subject of an in-depth inquiry, and Excellence will gauge the industry’s reaction over the weeks and months to come.
Appropriately, safety and security is our focus this month, and we’ve a raft of exclusive interviews and opinion pieces on issues relating to crime prevention and industry best practice. All this and more can be found inside, along with contributions from guest commentators and breaking news from Great Britain and beyond.