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Muse Developments set to deliver £1bn Wirral regeneration

A huge regeneration is set to transform the Wirral – in a project that will deliver new homes, commercial space, retail and leisure developments and boost the regional economy via new jobs and boosted property values. The plans, which are set to make the Wirral an attractive investment zone, will be delivered over a 10-year […]

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Three-lane ‘smart motorway’ improvements revealed to link Cambridge and Oxford

A report by The Greater Cambridge Partnership has revealed the need for a three-lane M11 to link Cambridge and Oxford. The plan would see an improved junction at the Girton interchange which would allow more east-west travel, whilst expanding the ‘smart motorway’ scheme around Cambridge and further afield. Connectivity and infrastructure will be a huge […]

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Trafford Council Set To Purchase Vacant Charlton House For Student Accommodation

Trafford Council are set to purchase a vacant building and transform it into student flats – in a move which will support the exciting plans for the University Academy ’92 in the area. The Charlton House site, which has been earmarked by the council, will help support the wider university which will focus around the […]

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Two Scape frameworks worth £2.1bn open to bidders

Scape Group have announced two frameworks which are open to bidding – worth a total of £2.1bn. The frameworks, for civils infrastructure work, are made up of around £1.6bn of infrastructure work across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and another £500m for infrastructure work in Scotland. Frameworks are a major part of the construction and […]

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Sponsors announced for the Scottish Universities Development Plans Conference

On the 6th March 2018, prominent leaders of estates, facilities and properties from the biggest Universities in Scotland will come together at The Trades Hall in Glasgow for the Scottish Universities Development Plans Conference – one of the country’s largest estates business events of the year within the property and construction industry. The conference, hosted […]

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Pegasus Group announce partnership with Built Environment Networking

Pegasus Group have today announced their continued partnership with Built Environment Networking, the UK’s leading provider of networking conferences for professionals in property and construction. The deal will see Pegasus Group become a Conference Associate across 60 regional conferences, and be at the forefront of regional economic debates as the Housing Session Partner for the […]

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University of Salford estates masterplan continues…

Higher education institutions are incredibly important for regional and national economic growth. They’re attracting record numbers of overseas students, delivering better and more advanced education than ever before, and creating the skilled workers of tomorrow. The estates play an instrumental part of that – with facilities and accommodation being key to attract new students to […]

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Belfast City Council give green light to developments

A £10m regeneration of Belfast Odyssey and an 11-storey office development have been given the thumbs up by Belfast City Council chiefs on Tuesday. The Odyssey will be transformed to include more than a dozen new bars and restaurants to create a vibrant atmosphere around the arena, whilst the 11-storey office and employment space will […]

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Conference to set out development plans & opportunities in the South West including Filton Airfield

On the 1st March, prominent business and public-sector leaders will come together at the South West Development Plans conference taking place in Bristol – one of the region’s largest business events of the year within the property and construction industry. The event, hosted by Built Environment Networking, will see some of the region’s biggest names […]

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Huge Peterborough development ‘unlocked’ through crucial infrastructure funding

A major new development in the city of Peterborough has been given a financial boost after £4.5m of government funding was secured. The funding is set to be used to deliver crucial infrastructure to create the ‘Yaxley Loop Road’ for the Great Haddon development in the south of the city which is set to delivery […]

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Blackpool Enterprise Zone gets the go-ahead

The Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone has taken a double step forward after the masterplan was given the green light. The proposal went in front of both Blackpool Council and Fylde Council with the site covering both authorities – spanning a huge 144 hectare. The zone aims to create 3,000 new jobs and attract around £300m […]

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The University of Manchester’s Campus Masterplan continues…

The University of Manchester’s Campus Masterplan is one of the largest estates investments ever seen in UK higher education, supporting the University’s ambitions to become one of the top 25 Universities in the world. Now at halfway stage, this ten-year project will realise the University’s ambition to consolidate the majority of its estate onto a […]

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Borough of Poole awarded £6m as £134m regeneration gathers momentum

The £134m regeneration project being undertaken by the Borough of Poole has been given a boost with £6m of funding from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF). The money will further help support the towns ambition and vision to transform the region and remodelled the town centre. Borough of Poole Council will be speaking at […]

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Derwent Group to rebrand as charitable foundation

One of Britain’s highest profile property companies has transformed itself into a vehicle for delivering its deceased founder’s philanthropic goals, our Liverpool Development Plans Conference has heard. John Nugent, interim managing director of Derwent Holdings, told delegates that the company’s current name would disappear as it rebranded itself as the Albert Gubay Foundation later this […]

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Bournemouth development sites: mapping the future

It’s an incredibly exciting time for the South Coast town of Bournemouth, and our Bournemouth Development Plans Conference on the 18th April is set to hear above some incredible development and procurement opportunities from both public and private sector leaders in the built environment industry. One of the key talking points is set to be […]

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Bournemouth Borough Council set to submit Capital Strategy Plan

The development of secondary schools and care homes are set to be amongst some of the key priorities for Bournemouth Council over the next three years. The council are set to submit a Capital Strategy and Action Plan to members later this month which identifies £245m for investment into schools and care homes and more […]

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Warning over sustainability of university development drive

Universities risk becoming too heavily indebted thanks to over-optimistic predictions about future growth in student numbers, our Yorkshire Universities Development Plans Conference has heard. University of Huddersfield director of estates and facilities Colin Blair warned that the higher education sector’s long-term sustainability was threatened by a combination of inadequate surpluses, declining revenues and record borrowing. […]

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Plans for London Resort to rival Disneyland Paris to be submitted this year

Plans to develop one of the world’s top ten visitor attractions in London are set to be submitted by the end of the year, our Kent Development Plans Conference has heard. The resort, which is due to be developed on the Swanscombe Peninsula that juts out into the Thames Estuary on the north Kent coast, […]

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£450m village development proposal to be shared with Scottish Ministers

Plans by Murray Estates to create a £450m village in Western Edinburgh as part of a new ‘Garden District’ is set to be shared with Scottish Ministers as it nears an ‘important first stage’ of the development. If approved the village development could give a huge boost to the regional economy and housing targets – […]

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Build to rent growth to be ‘exponential’ says major global investor

Legal and General’s build to rent portfolio will grow ‘exponentially’ according to their Pete Gladwell, Head of Public Sector Partnerships at L&G Investment Management. Speaking at the Manchester Development Plans Conference he said the insurer is delivering its first build to rent development in Salford which was letting ‘much quicker’ than anticipated, with almost a […]

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