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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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HS2 Chairman to speak at Economic Growth Conference

HS2 Chairman to speak at Economic Growth Conference Joined on stage by council leaders and key project stakeholders   Chairman of HS2 Ltd, Allan Cook, has been confirmed as the headline speaker at the HS2 Economic Growth Conference in Leeds on Tuesday, 3rd September. Allan will address over 400 delegates sharing his views on the […]

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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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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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