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Watch This Space launches new creative office

An impressive new boutique office scheme called ‘This is the Space’ has been launched in Manchester. The project, developed by Watch This Space who’ll be speaking at our Greater Manchester Development Plans Conference next month, was acquired for more than £1m last year from St James’ Chambers and is one of a row of Georgian […]

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ZEDpods proposes solution for NHS Key Worker Housing and Delayed Transfer of Care

Each year 33,000 nurses leave the NHS and, according to the Royal College of Nursing, 40% are considering leaving London over the next five years due to housing costs. To meet this problem ZEDpods, a company set up to build and install high quality low carbon homes for keyworkers and young people, is announcing a […]

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Darlington Railway Station revamp moves a step closer

An ambitious scheme to transform Darlington railway station and the surrounding area is close to receiving government backing. A ‘positive’ meeting between Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen and Transport Minister Jo Johnson took place earlier this week where proposals that include extending the station and creating platforms for local connections and future high-speed services were […]

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Redevelopment plans for Clapham Junction revealed

Plans to redevelop Clapham Junction railway station are underway. A feasibility study is set to be carried out on the South London station to see whether an over site development could fund a major redevelopment of the UK’s busiest station. Network Rail, who’ll be speaking at our London Public Estates Conference in June, are carrying […]

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Eight reasons why the Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth Conference is unmissable

The Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth Conference in June is set to be unmissable. For those companies and individuals from both the public and private sector who have an interest in the ARC Corridor it’s an opportunity to network with key industry professionals, learn more to understand the potential opportunities in the region and be […]

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Delivering digital land and property information services for Scotland

Registers of Scotland is responsible for maintaining and compiling 19 public registers relating to land, property and other legal documents in Scotland. They’re an organisation with centuries of history, but a 21st century mandate to be an effective digital first asset for Scotland. To achieve this RoS, who are sponsoring our Edinburgh Development Plans Conference […]

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University College of Dublin masterplan finalists announced

The University College of Dublin (UCD) have announced the finalists of its Future Campus – International Design Competition. The competition, centred around the University’s sixty-acre master plan and a new academic building, saw a total of 98 companies submit proposals which has now been whittled down to just six. The University College of Dublin are […]

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Tech Cluster ‘key to Cambridge-MK-Oxford growth corridor’s success’

Business and public sector leaders will hear at our huge conference in June just how important a role the Silverstone Technology Cluster can play in helping them to hit growth targets for the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Corridor (CMKO), as laid out by the National Infrastructure Commission. Silverstone Technology Cluster (STC) Director Roz Bird will be a […]

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Transport, skills and homes highlighted as key priorities in the West of England

Transport, skills and new homes have been highlighted as key priorities for the West of England. Tim Bowles, Regional Mayor, will focus on better and more frequent rail services, investment in skills, and building new homes more quickly over the coming year. The West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership’s business plan for […]

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Workplaces, not just homes, are the key to regeneration

Clyde Gateway is an incredible success story. 85% of the 800,000 sq ft of Grade A office and industrial space that the urban regeneration company have already developed has been sold – and as a result more than 5,000 jobs have come to the area over the past ten year. With Clyde Gateway set to […]

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£1bn Springfield Properties development reaches milestone

Scottish housebuilder Springfield Properties have reached a milestone in their ‘Bertha Park’ village – as the first bricks are laid. The £1bn development in one of five huge community villages that Springfield are developing across the region and they’ll be sharing further details of the developments they’re working on at the Edinburgh Development Plans Conference […]

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Cambridge economy leads the way

Cambridge has continued to experience the fastest economic growth of any city within the United Kingdom at the end of 2017, according to a new report. The report, which predicts big things for Cambridge, also highlights Oxford and Milton Keynes as two places to watch over the next decade as the OxMkCam Arc Corridor continues […]

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TFL developments to deliver major revenue boost

Transport for London (TfL) could raise £500m through a set of huge developments which could go towards improving transport in the capital. TFL have proposed a ‘huge programme of retail, commercial and residential developments’ on a number of proposed Elizabeth line stations in the city. The announcement will form part of the discussions at our […]

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Report highlights a ‘string city’ development for the Oxford Cambridge Corridor

Biggleswade, Sandy and Potton could become a ‘string city’ according to a report on the Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge corridor. The report suggests the creation of new settlements, the reinstatement of a rail line between Cambridge and Bedford, and a passenger interchange linked to the East Coast Mainline could help the area thrive. […]

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Barberry Developments exciting projects within the Midlands

Barberry Developments, who are set to speak at next months Birmingham Development Plans Conference, have kick-started to year in positive fashion. From their recent purchase of land within Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub to the exciting plans revealed at MIPIM last month for a development in Coventry – there is a real buzz about their projects. […]

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Aire River Growth Corridor set for £750m transformation

Thousands of new homes, jobs and green spaces are set to be created in the town of Castleford – with plans to completely transform the region. The area, known as the Aire River Growth Corridor, could see 4,500 new homes built over the next 15-20 years with a total of £750m in investment being pumping […]

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New creative quarter set for Wakefield riverside

A new creative quarter that could become a ‘significant cultural destination in the North of England’ has been given the green light to regenerate an area of Wakefield. The waterfront site, located opposite the Hepworth Gallery, is within the south of the city within a few minutes walk of the busy Wakefield Kirkgate train station. […]

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Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium set for Commonwealth Games investment

Alexander Stadium in Birmingham is set to be transformed into a world-class athletics venue ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The £70m investment will see the capacity of the stadium boosted from 12,700 to 40,000 in a bid to ensure maximum visitor numbers to the games. The Commonwealth Games and the huge potential they can […]

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University of Birmingham looking to attract contractors

The University of Birmingham are set to ease up on contractors as competition increases in the West Midlands. Speaking at our conference Trevor Payne, Director of Estates at the University of Birmingham admitted that the higher education institution faced growing competition to attract contractors to deliver its campus development. He said: ‘’We are competing with […]

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£270m Highways England framework out for bidding

Highways England are seeking bids for a £270m construction framework. The Area 10 Construction Works Framework will cover locations such as Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Lancashire. The framework will be made up of a number of different contractors from difference specialist areas who will collaborate together to deliver network improvements and maintenance schemes within […]

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