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Peter Brett Associates to join forces with Stantec

Peter Brett Associates (PBA) has signed a letter of intent to join international consultancy Stantec to fulfil its strategy to grow and diversify the business. Stantec is an international consultancy, headquartered in Canada, with a strong record of growth. It shares PBA’s growth ambitions in the UK and Europe, strong values and focus on community. […]

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Weston Homes in huge recruitment drive

One of the UK’s leading housebuilders, Weston Homes, are set to unleash a recruitment drive to employ an additional 350 new members of staff couple of years inline with their ambitious housing targets. The announcement, which will be the largest recruitment drive registered in the construction industry for over 10 years, are now set to […]

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Acorn Property Group acquire new site in Devon

Acorn Property Group have joined forced with Galliard Homes to acquire a 7.4-acre site in Chillington, South Devon which will be used to create new homes in the county. Acorn Property Group, who’re a confirmed speaker at the West of England Economic Growth Conference, plan to build 65 new properties with an estimated total value […]

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Largest ever single housing project in East Yorkshire given go-ahead

Plans to build 900 new homes and additional amenities in Yorkshire have been given the go-ahead by councillors. The development, the largest ever single housing project within East Yorkshire, is set to be build over 100 acres of land to the south of Beverley. The scheme is being brought forward by Strata Homes, who’re set […]

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Oxford North urban district takes a step forward

Oxford North, the proposed new urban district set to be developed in Oxford, has taken a step-forward this week after plans were submitted to Oxford City Council. The Oxford North development, previously known as Northern Gateway, will transform the land owned by St John’s College into a thriving district with new homes, employment space, open […]

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Crest Nicholson submit planning application to Gloucester and Stroud Council’s

Developer Crest Nicholson have submitted an application to develop land in Gloucestershire which could be a big boost for housing numbers in the region. The application, which has been sent to both Gloucester and Stroud Council’s due to the boundary of the land covering both neighbouring councils, highlights their desire to create 118 new properties […]

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Making HS2 work for everyone

Maria Machancoses of Midlands Connect is set to join us at the HS2 Economic Growth Conference in November – an event supported by HS2 Ltd which will bring together civic and business leaders from across every region of the UK to drive and maximise economic growth opportunities presented by the arrival of HS2 to our cities […]

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University of Manchester begin search for development partner

The University of Manchester, who’ll be speaking at the Greater Manchester Economic Growth Conference, are launching their search to find a development partner for their North Campus Development partner. Proposals have been given the green light by the university’s Board of Governors, which will see them develop an incredible world-class innovation district over the course […]

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Sterling Property Ventures reveal plans for Milton Keynes scheme

Milton Keynes is set to set an impressive new development being built at Midsummer Boulevard – with plans being revealed to create a thriving and vibrant complex. The project, being brought forward by Sterling Property Ventures, will see the creation of new shops, offices, apartments, cafes and restaurants. Sterling Property Ventures, who’re set to speak […]

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Developer & housing association join forces to accelerate housing

A joint-venture will boost housing numbers in Cambridgeshire – as a property developer and housing association join forces to accelerate the creation of homes in the region. Lindum and Cross Keys Homes have announced that they’ll be teamed up to build 22 low cost affordable homes after the latter secured funding for the scheme. The […]

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Chesterfield welcome HS2 as a ‘game-changer’ for the area

Chesterfield is one of many regions across the UK who’re set to see huge economic growth across their region – and ahead of the HS2 Economic Growth Conference we hear from Chesterfield Borough Council on what the opportunities are and how they’re driving to maximise them… Chesterfield Borough Council welcome HS2 as a ‘game-changer’ for […]

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350 new homes set for Bristol City Council site

Plans to build 350 new homes on land owned by Bristol City Council have been given the green light as part of a multi-million pound transformation of the Lockleaze area. The developments, set to take place over two sites which partly come under South Gloucestershire Council’s authority, will include the demolition of the former Lockleaze […]

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Wakefield logistics hub welcomes new business

Wakefield Hub, a important strategically placed logistics site based metres away from J30 of the M62 with direct links to J42 of the M1, is set to welcome a new addition to the park – with independent wholesaler Kitwave announced their relocation to the area. The Wakefield Hub site, which has the capacity to accommodate […]

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Birmingham Airport set for expansion

Birmingham Airport have unveiled plans for a £15m extension to Terminal 3 – with firms having until the 17th August to express their interest in bidding for procurement opportunities on the project. The Airport, who’re set to see a huge impact from the arrival of HS2 and the continued economic growth success of the West […]

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Queen’s University Belfast proposed campus expansion

Northern Ireland’s higher education institution Queen’s University is set to expand their Institute of Electronics, Communications and IT campus situated at Catalyst Inc, formerly known as the Northern Ireland Science Park. The proposed plans outline a significant extension to the front of the building – which would be four-storeys high. Queen’s University, who’re set to […]

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New partnership will provide integrated, multidisciplinary services from concept to completion

The Regeneris Directors are excited to announce that Regeneris Consulting has joined the Hatch group of companies. Hatch is a forward-thinking, multidisciplinary business with global reach, combining vast technical and business acumen. Regeneris will join Hatch’s Urban Solutions practice, reshaping the world’s cities through innovative technical and strategic consulting services for public and private clients. […]

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Bath regeneration project set for approval

Bath and North East Somerset Council are set to give the green light for an ambitious regeneration project set to transform Bath’s riverside. The proposed Bath Quays North development includes retail, residential and office space within the plans, along with a 130-room hotel. The £120m scheme covers 5.4-acres and would replace the current multi-storey car […]

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New M49 junction to boost West of England’s economy

The addition of a new junction on the M49 could provide a huge boost for economic growth in the West of England – whilst easing congestion and creating thousands of jobs for those within the region. The £49m project is being brought forward by Highways England. The new junction, which will provide a connection into […]

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HS4 Air – proposed plans to connect the UK’s busiest airports

The UK’s busiest airports – Heathrow and Gatwick – could be connected via a new high-speed railway, cutting times between the two airports to just 15 minutes! The plans, which propose new rail infrastructure to run partly alongside the M25 motorway looping around the capital would provide the first direct route between the two airports. […]

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Lincoln to take retail inspiration from Shoreditch

Lincoln’s under threat House of Fraser is being eyed up for conversion into a pop up mall, our Lincolnshire Development Plans Conference has heard. The city’s biggest department store is due to shut its doors next year under the retailer’s plans to slash its estate. William Stokes, Co-Founder and CEO at The Co-Creative, told delegates […]

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