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Second Phase Gets Underway in Landmark Cambuslang Housing Project

Work continues apace at the East Whitlawburn Regeneration Project in Cambuslang, with construction set to begin following three months of demolition works. Led by South Lanarkshire Council and Cambuslang-based CCG (Scotland) Ltd, planning permission has been granted for the 230 new social rented homes and 81 private residences for sale by CCG Homes Ltd, the […]

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Capital&Centric’s Adair Hotel In Piccadilly East Approved

Plans by CAPITAL&CENTRIC to develop a new 275-bed hotel in Piccadilly East have been approved today by Manchester City Council. The application was approved unanimously with councillors welcoming the ‘brave’ and ‘innovative’ design. The 110,000 sq ft hotel will be the first development to come forward in the Portugal Street East Strategic Regeneration Framework area. […]

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Glenbrook Invests In Stockport’s Future With M&S Acquisition

In a significant deal which will further boost the ongoing regeneration of Stockport town centre, property development and investment company Glenbrook has completed the acquisition of the former Marks & Spencer (M&S) building in Stockport, Greater Manchester. Situated within Merseyway Shopping Centre, the scheme comprises 80,551 sq ft over the lower ground, ground and two […]

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Nottingham – Plans submitted for 703-bed student scheme by Cassidy Group

New plans have been submitted by Cassidy Group for its massive student scheme on Deakins Place Road, Nottingham near the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus. Come and join us at our East Midlands Development Plans where we will be delving into the latest new projects in the region >

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Selby celebrates high street funding boost

A £430,000 boost for Selby town centre has been announced, following a successful bid for government money from Selby District Council. The money is part of a £95m fund announced over the weekend for historic town centres across the UK.  The funding is designed to help town centres better compete with online outlets and adapt […]

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West of England – New major projects & developments to be discussed

West of England Development Conference to bring together 350 civic and business leaders On the 8th October, prominent business and public sector leaders will come together in Bristol for the West of England Development Conference – an event officially supported by civic and business leaders across the region. This conference, hosted by Built Environment Networking, […]

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Bridgend – New police training centre planned

The four-storey police learning centre would be built in Cowbridge Road alongside a human resources building and a two-storey gym, if approved. Plans were submitted by The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for SWP and said the development would provide the police with their own in-house on-site training and recruitment centre, saving them having to […]

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Plans called-in for Edinburgh Airport business district

Due to the concerns over the impact over the development would have on transport, the Scottish Government has called-in plans for a major mixed-use business-les development near Edinburgh Airport The 90-acre International Business Gateway scheme has been in the pipeline for more than a decade, which is now set for vacant land near the airport’s […]

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Tower Works will be the best connected residential scheme in the north

Tower Works on Globe Road, Leeds has announced its commitment to becoming WiredScore certified by international connectivity rating scheme WiredScore Home. Tower Works is currently undergoing certification and it will be the first residential development in Leeds to attain the globally-recognised verification of infrastructure connectivity. Come and join us at our Manchester Development Plans where […]

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Salford’s £800m masterplan – Shortlist revealed

The 240-acre Salford Crescent masterplan has now been narrowed to four parties which include partnerships between some of the biggest players in the region and is now looking for a development partner. The companies which have been shortlisted are: Bruntwood with Capital & Centric; Peel with Urban Splash; English Cities Fund, made up of Muse […]

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Coffee giant moves to LCP’s Prime Point

A global manufacturer of professional coffee machines is moving into a newly completed warehouse on one of the UK’s leading industrial estates in the Black Country – its first move in the UK operation’s 85-year history. Evoca has agreed a 15-year lease on a 40,000 sq ft unit at Prime Point, a £1.5 million speculative […]

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Ambitious new plan to improve local housing launched

The Council has launched its new Housing Plan to improve local housing over the next three years. The vision for the district is for Wakefield to have a strong housing offer with a high quality and diverse range of housing that meets everyone’s needs. Come and join us at our High Streets Development Conference – […]

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Pagabo Is Set To Launch A New Mental Health Charity

NATIONAL framework organisation Pagabo is launching a new charity to tackle head on the taboo of mental health in the construction industry. The fundraising Pagabo Foundation aims to raise the profile of mental health within the construction industry and will fund resources making support and advice as readily available as possible to those working in […]

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Simple Life launches build to rent family homes in Essex

Simple Life has launched 28 new build to rent family homes in Newhall Harlow, Essex. Part of a larger development of 700 properties being built over the coming years, the homes are ideally located, surrounded by green space and within commuting distance of the City of London. Come and join us at our Essex & […]

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Glasgow-business leader wins Scottish Women’s Awards

Glasgow-based company BOHO wins Managing Director of the Year Christine Young launched property-management brand BOHO in 2018 BOHO is set to open Scotway House in the West End in September 2019, home to more than 400 students Glasgow-business leader Christine Young has scooped Managing Director of the Year at last night’s Scottish Women’s Awards. Come and join […]

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Major construction conference supported by Scottish Government launched

On the 24th September, prominent business and public sector leaders will come together at the Scotland Development Conference – one of the country’s largest business conferences of the year. 300 attendees, 30 speakers and 15 exhibitors are expected at the event, which is officially supported by the Scottish Government, Structured House Group and BOHO. This […]

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Cole Waterhouse Acquires Salford Quays Site

Development and investment company Cole Waterhouse has exchanged legal agreement with COIF Charities Property Fund to acquire The Anchorage in Salford Quays, with plans to transform the site into a 290-unit residential scheme. An outline planning application has been submitted by Indigo Planning to Salford City Council for an L-shaped residential building, designed by architects […]

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£1bn given to towns to spruce up high streets – is yours on the list?

Fifty towns in England will be given a share of £1bn to revitalise their struggling high streets. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the announcement means more than 100 high streets will be supported by the High Streets Fund. The money could be used for schemes such as improving transport links or converting empty shops into […]

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Preston Harris Quarter Update

Preston City Council has made a key decision to take the next steps in progressing the cinema development, with Muse Developments and Maple Grove working in partnership to take the scheme forward. The plans for a new leisure development on the site of the former indoor market and adjoining car park continue to progress. The […]

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Tata Steel land deal to unlock 800,000 sq ft of development

St Modwen has purchased the last 46 acres of land at St Modwen Park Stoke Central – formerly known as Etruria Valley – from Tata Steel. The deal brings a conclusion to agreements made with the steel making company nearly 25 years ago and enables the developer to bring forward a further 800,000 sq ft of industrial/logistics […]

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BOHO – An exclusive Q&A from our official partner at the Scotland Development Conference

We would like to present this exclusive Q&A from BOHO who are the official partner for the Scotland Development Conference. Find out what the official partners had to say…   Founded in 2013, Structured House Group (shg) has since taken the development marketplace by storm – delivering innovation and entrepreneurship across all their schemes. Tell […]

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Kampus Appoints New Head Of Commercial

Manchester’s new £250m neighbourhood, KAMPUS, has appointed a new Head of Commercial to curate the retail and leisure mix at the development. Rochelle Silverstein joins the KAMPUS team after 5 years as Associate Director of Retail & Leisure at Allied London, where she worked on Spinningfields, London Road Fire Station and St. John’s. A joint […]

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Clark-Drain Linear Drainage Channel and steel access covers used in National Stations Improvement Programme

Objective: Provide easy to install linear drainage to control surface water run off and robust steel utility covers at the refurbished Liverpool Lime Street Station. Solution: CD 434 B125 class polypropylene linear drainage channel with nylon grates were placed in 3 platforms to collect and drain any surface water along with 60 steel recessed covers […]

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First phase of major Liberty Park, Widnes, completed

The first phase of Liberty Park, Widnes, has been completed, with a speculative warehouse and site infrastructure being delivered to provide the only new-build unit over 50,000 sq ft in the important Halton and south Liverpool industrial and warehouse market. Liberty Property Trust and Stoford Developments have hailed the completion of the highly specified 108,091sq […]

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Key milestone for £6million Salford social housing scheme

  Manchester-based property developer, Investar Property Group, has marked a key milestone on its £6million affordable housing scheme in Salford with the handover of 10 new homes. Work began on Melody Gardens – an affordable housing development of 58 homes for Places for People – in August 2018. Come and join us at our Greater […]

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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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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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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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E.ON Launches Solar Reward Scheme For New Solar Customers

The first 500 customers on the Solar Reward scheme will be rewarded for exporting back to the grid. Designed to encourage homeowners to invest in solar energy and help the UK meet renewable energy target. E.ON has launched a Solar Reward scheme to help try and bridge the gap between the closure of the FiT […]

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Brighton needs its own mass transit – says Council Chief

Brighton requires its own mass transit transport system, the city council’s environment chief has said. Nick Hibberd, the south coast authority’s Executive Director for Economy, Environment & Culture said that buses and trams could help to reduce the city’s congestion because they require less road space: “We need to move toward more sustainable modes of […]

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£20m major works to start on transforming The Headrow in Leeds

From September 2019, bus services and stops in Leeds city centre will change as Connecting Leeds starts major works on The Headrow. Leeds City Council’s Connecting Leeds programme is set to transform transport in the city centre into world-class gateways for bus users, pedestrians and cyclists, while continuing to provide access for businesses. The total […]

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Winchburgh Developments Limited and Scottish Canals agree contract for new marina

Winchburgh Developments Limited and Scottish Canals have agreed a contract for the new marina in Winchburgh and have released a brand-new CGI image revealing what the Winchburgh marina will look like. The contract outlines that the new marina, which will be built on the Union Canal, will include 20 marina berths, and a further 29 […]

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Greater Cambridge’s aspirations for greener new developments 

Proposals to help make new housing developments as green as possible have been published by South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council – and local people are being encouraged to have their say. The draft guide to sustainable design and construction will, when adopted, give house-builders a clear steer on what is expected of […]

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Major development opportunity comes to the market in the ‘West End’ of Leeds

A rare opportunity to purchase and develop a major site in a well-connected and established urban quarter of Leeds city centre is being brought to the market this week. Formerly the International Pool, the 2.77 acre site at Lisbon Street (owned by Leeds City Council), sits to the west of the city centre and at […]

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Greater London’s Fastest and Slowest House Sale Markets Revealed

Property Solvers’ latest data shows that properties in West London are selling the fastest.   North London and Sutton were reported as having the slowest home sales markets over the last 12 months. Sell house fast firm Property Solvers most recent research has indicated that residential homes are taking an average of 15 and a half […]

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More than 90 new Council homes under construction across South Cambridgeshire

More than 90 new Council homes are currently being built across six sites in South Cambridgeshire – with around 170 more in the pipeline. A priority in the Council’s Business Plan that was agreed in February this year is to bring forward housing that is truly affordable for everyone to live in – and that […]

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