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Construction Frameworks – New Frameworks, Renewals & Industry Challenges To Be Discussed

On the 2nd October, prominent figures from the public and private sector will come together for the Construction Frameworks Conference – the framework industry’s largest event of the year. The conference, hosted by Built Environment Networking, is set to be held in London, and will attract the industry’s biggest names including leading framework providers, major […]

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Affordable housing on the way for Branston

Leading Midlands housing association, Midland Heart, is celebrating gaining planning approval for its third development of affordable housing with Partner. The 24-home development on Court Farm Lane, Branston, Burton-on-Trent is their first joint venture since agreeing a memorandum of understanding that will see them working together to identify land and build 150 homes a year. […]

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Building change into construction business planning ahead of reverse charge

A major change to the way VAT is collected in construction will impact on 150,000 UK organisations – and it is predicted that the change could lead to cash-flow issues. The VAT domestic reserve charge for building and construction services comes into effect in October. This means the customer receiving the service will have to […]

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Housebuilder and social enterprise develop innovative modular housing design 

Ambitious North East housebuilder Homes by Carlton is trialling an innovative modular house type that could have a major impact on the new homes market and the environment. The County Durham-based property developer is currently building two of the new designs on its latest new homes site at Cathedral Gates, a mix of 14 three […]

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Keller Williams partners with Investerge the UKs only property investment marketplace

Keller Williams, the world’s largest estate agency, has entered into a partnership agreement in the UK with start-up Investerge to widen their service offering, giving their customers access to the UKs only property investment marketplace. Investerge, a new UK start-up, created by Richard Jacques, the ex-lettings director and head of property investment for Purple Bricks, […]

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Great crested newt mitigation scheme expands across the South Midlands

  NatureSpace is now offering even more developers the opportunity to join an innovative scheme which provides a quick, simple, certain and sustainable solution for meeting their legal obligations to great crested newts. Today the company is announcing the scheme’s expansion into nine new Local Planning Authorities across the South Midlands. With an unfortunate reputation […]

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Avison Young completed the deal to the construction and property consultancy

Midlands — Birmingham’s 1 Newhall Street has welcomed independent multi-disciplinary construction and property consultancy, Robinson Low Francis (RLF) as the latest tenant. Avison Young completed the letting to RLF for 3,500 sq ft of Grade A space, representing the front half of the building’s 7th floor, on a 10 year lease. RLF, which is relocating […]

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An Exclusive Q&A from Homes for Scotland

To drive economic growth across Scotland one major issue needs to be tackled – the lack of housing across the country. Homes for Scotland represent 95% of all housebuilders across the coutnry, creating one unified voice which can tackle the challenges, create opportunities and help accelerate housing delivery. Ahead of their participation in the Scotland […]

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First development underway following partnership agreement to deliver 1,000 new homes

Midland Heart housing association and home builder Countryside have started work on their first joint development following the recent signing of a partnership agreement. The £14.8m development, on a former golf course at Nuneaton, Warwickshire, will provide 105 family homes and one-bedroom apartments. Come and join us at our London Property Club November event where […]

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Mental health and well being matter – BOHO

‘When we talk about mental health, we’re talking about our mental well-being: our emotions, our thoughts and our feelings, our ability to solve problems and overcome difficulties, our social connections, and our understanding of the world around us.’ (CMHA, 2019)   One in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in […]

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Building Equality marches at Leeds Pride

Building Equality – an alliance of construction companies working to build LGBT+ inclusion including Built Environment Networking, has completed their second annual march at Leeds Pride. More than 200 people from across the construction and property industry – double the number of people from the previous year – joined the parade to celebrate diversity, advocate […]

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Nottingham bucks national trend with increases in value of hotel room bookings

The latest accommodation figures released by hospitality data analytics company STR make for very positive reading for Nottingham, which is bucking the national trend with the value of its hotel bookings and is one of the UK’s strongest performers for year-on-year growth.   The UK Hotel Review for June 2019 analysed hotel statistics from 24 […]

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Appointment of the Chair of the Board of Scottish Enterprise

Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay MSP, today announced the appointment of Lord Smith of Kelvin as Chair of the Board of Scottish Enterprise.  The Cabinet Secretary said: “I’m delighted to welcome Lord Smith of Kelvin into his new position as Chair of the Board of Scottish Enterprise. “Scottish Enterprise plays a vital role in helping […]

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Marshalls sustainability work recognised on FTSE4Good Index

Marshalls plc, the UK’s leading manufacturer of hard landscaping, has remained a FTSE4Good constituent. The FTSE4Good Index measures the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance practices and is designed to help investors take these factors into account to make ethical investment decisions. Only companies who demonstrate strong sustainability practices make it onto […]

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Rural development of affordable homes gets underway

Work for Stonewater’s latest development of new affordable and shared-ownership homes on Leicester Lane in Great Bowden, a village in the Harborough District of Leicestershire, is under way. Stonewater currently owns and operates over 600 homes in Leicestershire and aims to help more first-time buyers and families looking to get on the property ladder, with […]

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Planning Secured For Bury Residential Scheme

Bury Council’s planning committee has unanimously granted outline planning permission for a 108-unit residential scheme on a 2.6-hectare site close to the town centre. The scheme, which was submitted by local manufacturing company Andrew Industries, will see the redevelopment of its former textile mill site off Walshaw Road which closed in March this year. The […]

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Icon Industrial eyes fifth development at Manchester Airport

A planning application has been submitted for a fifth development at the rapidly growing global logistics area of Manchester’s Airport City. Icon Industrial – a joint venture between Stoford and TPG Real Estate – has announced plans to develop a new industrial/warehouse unit and accompanying office space at Unit 2 of its Manchester Airport site. […]

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Major works to upgrade College Road roundabout expected soon

Drivers will need to be prepared for disruption before benefiting from the major changes taking place this summer at the College Road roundabout. From Monday 19 August, essential work will begin on the A630 College Road which is a critical access point to the Town Centre and provides an important link across the borough. Improvements […]

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NW speculative build trade counter schemes reap rewards

Trade counters are increasing their footprint and now account for almost 20% of all floorspace in the North West Despite reducing their footprint, general manufacturers remain the region’s single largest occupier sector at 22% North West sees “ripple effect” of high ERV growth in other geographical locations, pushing occupiers into the region Manchester, UK – […]

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Construction to start at Axis J9 Bicester’s latest distribution & manufacturing park following detailed planning approval

Construction is to start on a new distribution and manufacturing park in Bicester to provide space for between 900 and 1,200 jobs, following approval by Cherwell District Council of Albion Land’s detailed planning application incorporating amendments. Axis J9 will be a major employment park totalling 500,000 sq ft, which will be built in three phases: […]

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