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Liverpool Universities Plan to Create 30,000 “Knowledge-Intensive” Jobs

The three universities of Liverpool – Liverpool John Moores University, University of Liverpool and Liverpool Hope University – are collaborating with Liverpool City Council on a strategy to create 30,000 new high-skilled jobs over the next decade, the recent North West Development Conference heard. “Universities are about 40% of the local economy of Liverpool,” according […]

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Liverpool City Region “Continues to Look Forwards and Outwards”

The Liverpool City Region is an area “that continues to look outwards, and forwards” according to the Chair of the Liverpool-China Partnership, Paul Grover. Speaking at the North-West Development Conference Grover celebrated the fact the partnership has recently secured “£138m worth of deals” as part of delegations to mark 20 years since Liverpool was twinned […]

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Peel Group’s £50bn Transformation of the North West

Peel Group, the firm behind some of the North West’s most iconic schemes including MediaCityUK, Liverpool Waters and The Trafford Centre, is continuing its massive development programme, the £50bn Ocean Gateway. Speaking at the North West Development Conference Anthony Hatton, Director of Strategic Projects said of the projects success:  “Over the first 10 years of […]

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UK’s Largest Garden Village Planned for Near Carlisle

The scenic county of Cumbria is set to receive a massive 10,000 new homes following a development push by Carlisle City Council.

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Liverpool Bound for ‘London-Style’ Transport System

“I’ve set a target of achieving a London-style transport system for Liverpool in the next decade” That was the message from Metro Mayor of Liverpool Steve Rotheram whilst delivering an inspiring keynote speech at our North West Development Conference, as he outlined his vision for a transportation revolution in the region.

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Pagabo Announces Winners of £10bn Framework

The winners of our national partner Pagabo’s £10 billion, six-year Major Works Framework have been announced. The framework, which launches in April 2020, is the second iteration of the Major Works contract and will see up to 28 contractors deliver projects starting at £5 million. The framework – which is open to all public and […]

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£1bn Fawley Waterside Redevelopment “On Track”

Fawley Waterside Ltd – the firm behind the £1bn redevelopment of the former power station – has made “significant progress” on the scheme and they’re “on track” for a decision from the council by April. The firm are looking to transform the site into a thriving residential and commercial waterside community that becomes a destination […]

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High Street Residential & Logik Developments Announce £100m PRS Project

A new partnership between High Street Residential and Logik Developments is set to unlock a £100m residential tower in Manchester. High Street Residential has taken a stake in Logik Development’s Arundel Street PRS scheme – and their assistance with funding, planning, design and development of the project could see the project start in mid-2020. Logik […]

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€2bn Redevelopment Takes Step Forward

Proposals for a major new urban quarter in Limerick have taken a step forward – with the key stakeholders signing a memorandum of understanding for the strategic city centre regeneration.

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Focus on Making a “Real Difference” says Mayor Driscoll

“There’s no automatic connection between growth and well-being, I don’t care about growth, I care about people being able to pay their bills, that small business has a secure pipeline of work”- Jamie Driscoll, Mayor of the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) delivered an impassioned keynote at the recent Built Environment Networking North-East Development […]

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Bovis Homes and Metropolitan Thames Valley Strike JV Deal

Bovis Homes and Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH) have announced a partnership that will see them deliver new homes in Cambridgeshire. The JV will develop more than 750 new homes as part of a £240m development at Cambourne West – a project which is set to see the creation of more than 2,350 homes in […]

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CEG Submit Plans New Plans For Kirkstall Forge Scheme

Major development Commercial Estates Group (CEG) has submitted a planning application for the next stage of their 57-acre Kirkstall Forge development in Leeds. The planning application includes 200,000sq ft of commercial space and forms part of the wider £400m mixed-use project being led by CEG. CEG – who’re speaking at the annual West Yorkshire Development […]

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17-Storey Office Build in Leeds Given Green Light

Developer McLaren Property has received the green light from Leeds City Council to develop a 17-storey office building in the city centre. The project, situated on Wellington Street, will see the creation of Grade A multi-occupied office workspace – and will become one of the largest such buildings in Leeds. The development includes: 17-Storey Build […]

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Faithful+Gould Secure Framework Success With Pagabo

Framework organisation and our National Events Partner Pagabo has announced that Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has retained its position as Lot 1 provider for its Professional Services Framework. The consultancy has been reappointed to lead the framework, which is for projects up to £500 million and covers project and cost management, architecture, […]

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Home-Start Cambridgeshire; Supporting Communities

Home-Start Cambridgeshire (HSC) are a charity working in the region to improve lives of families – and they exhibited at our most recent event in Cambridge looking to connect with developments and construction firms to help create better communities together. We took some time out from the event to hear about their aims, and how […]

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New Community Developments Reshaping Cambridgeshire

Massive new communities are emerging across Cambridgeshire which are reshaping the region, our Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Development Conference has heard. One of the major developers working in the region are Crest Nicholson who’re developing homes at the former RAF Wyton site.  

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Major one-day conference to delve into economic growth opportunities in the North East

On Wednesday (8th January 2020), prominent business and public sector leaders will come together at the North East Development Conference – the region’s largest construction and real estate conference of the year. The event, hosted by Built Environment Networking, will see some of the biggest names from regional business, politics and local government lead a […]

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Trinity College Dublin Led €1bn Scheme Approved

The Government has approved the development of the €1bn Grand Canal Innovation District- a national initiative, spearheaded by Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with other universities. Located in the heart of the city, the District aims to be a hub for innovation and excellence, world class university research facilities and a thriving start up ecosystem, […]

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Plans Submitted Forming 1,200-Home Development

Plans have been submitted for the latest phase of a major 1,200-home development in Wales. The latest plans for the site in Torfaen – to the north of Newport – propose 177 homes in a scheme being led by major housebuilder Taylor Wimpey.

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Karbon Homes Scheme Receives Green Light

Karbon Homes new development in the North East has been given the green light – a scheme which will transform the former Sunderland College campus which has remained derelict since 2016. The £20m project will see the development of 105 new homes in a variety of styles with generous proportions of landscaped space, with the […]

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