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The ambitious Leeds project that could drive £1bn of development and investment

There is a real excitement about the city of Leeds at present. The news of C4’s arrival has only boosted the already thriving Yorkshire city which has plans to ‘double the size of the city centre’ – plans being realised by Leeds City Council who’re backing ambitious transformation projects including Vastint’s Tetley’s project and CEG’s […]

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UK’s biggest road upgrade passes key milestone

The ambitious £1.5bn upgrade of the A14 linking Cambridge and Huntingdon – set for completion in late 2020 – has this week reached a key milestone as it reaches the half-way point. The infrastructure project, transforming journeys between the two East of England regions, is an important scheme which will boost the local and national […]

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Addressing the challenges and maximising the opportunities within South Cambridgeshire – Exclusive Q&A

Cambridgeshire is a key strategic area for the UK. With a thriving University, an economy which is outperforming the wider UK marketplace and devolved powers enabling the region to acquire more funds and investment into the region it’s clear why it’s an attractive region to live, work and visit. The proposed infrastructure set for the […]

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Plans submitted for transformational Sheffield scheme

Plans have today been submitted for approval to Sheffield’s Local Planning Authority – which will see the ambitious Heart of the City II scheme continues to drive regeneration in the South Yorkshire city. The plans, which include Block B of the project, will include the redevelopment of the famous Laycock House, comes just after the […]

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What are the ingredients of a best in class framework? – Exclusive Q&A

Frameworks play a crucial role within the delivery of new developments and regeneration projects across the UK. From framework operators to procurement professionals, to professional bidders and more, they’re part of the daily life of some of those within the construction and property industry – both public and private sector. They need a collaborative approach, […]

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Leciester ‘must do more’ to stimulate the provision of Grade A office space

Leicester ‘must do more’ to stimulate the provision of Grade A office space in the city, a senior council official has admitted. Speaking at our Leicester event Louise Seymour, Head of Development Projects at Leicester City Council, told delegates that securing top quality office accommodation is key to the city’s wider growth prospects. She said: […]

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Unlocking growth: the Cambridge Milton Keynes Oxford ARC

The proposed new infrastructure links between Oxford and Cambridge is set to drive phenomenal growth in a once in a lifetime infrastructure scheme. We hear from one of our partners for the Oxford Cambridge Corridor Development Conference – WSP – on their future vision for the corridor. OUR VISION FOR THE ARC Re-imagining transport-led growth […]

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Waterman strengthen EIA team with new Technical Director

Waterman, who’re our partner for the up and coming Manchester & Cheshire Development Plans event, are delighted to announce that Tom Wells has joined our EIA team in London as Technical Director. A Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), Tom joins us from CBRE where he established, and ran, their Environmental Planning & Assessment service for six years. […]

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Developments totalling billions in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough to be centre of discussion at conference

On the 5th December, prominent business and public-sector leaders will come together for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Economic Growth Conference – the region’s largest business conference of the year. The conference, hosted by Built Environment Networking, will see some of the region’s biggest names in business, politics and local government lead regional economic discussions whilst […]

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Construction Frameworks Conference set to connect major operations, professionals and bidders together

On the 13th December, prominent public and private sector leaders within the construction and property industry will come together at the Construction Frameworks Conference – one of the sector’s largest conference of the year. The conference, hosted by Built Environment Networking in the South Yorkshire city of Sheffield, will see some of the industry’s biggest […]

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Massive University of Warwick expansion set for go-ahead

The University of Warwick have been given the thumbs up for a massive estates expansion – which will see them deliver 9 new estate projects over the coming years. The expansion, totalling around £400m in development works, will see the creation of new student accommodation, new educational buildings and a massive lecture theatre. The University […]

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Sheffield City Council launch new homes delivery plan

Sheffield City Council are looking to address their need to drive and accelerate the delivery of new homes within the region – with the launch of their New Homes Delivery Plan. The plan, which aims to provide an overarching strategic plan to build 2,000 new homes per year over the next five years, will help […]

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York Council set to back two new University of York builds

Two new colleges proposed by the University of York are set to be approved by the council – which will also provide 1,421 new beds. The new buildings are set to be developed next to the existing University estate – on derelict land in the middle of Goodricke Lane and Baird Lane. Documents previously submitted […]

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5G connectivity to launch in 16 UK cities

5G mobile connectivity is set to be launched across 16 UK cities in 2019 – it has been confirmed. EE, part of the BT Group who’ll be speaking at next years Smart Cities Development Conference, are set to roll out the connectivity once their initial trials in Canary Wharf and East London have been completed, […]

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LandSec announce strong performance amid plans to build 4,000+ new homes

Landsec, the largest commercial property development and investment company in the UK and speaker at the Smart Cities Development Conference, have today revealed a strong market performance as they look at developing future opportunities. The announcement comes alongside plans to build more than 4,000 new homes within London – primarily on the suburbs of it’s […]

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UK Emergency Service Estates & Facilities Conference

UK Emergency Service Estates & Facilities Conference On the 20th November, prominent estates and facilities leaders from the UK’s national, regional and local emergency services will come together at the Blue Light Estates Development Conference – the sector’s largest conference of the year. The conference, hosted by Built Environment Networking, will offer the first ever […]

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McBains; Blue Light estates & Tri-Light collaboration

Next week the inaugural Blue Light Estates Development Conference is set to bring together those at the forefront of estates, property and facilities management at our Emergency Services – including Police, Ambulance and Fire & Rescue. We’re set to hear about the future vision for our services estates portfolios – with new regeneration and development […]

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Essential funds for Oxford North scheme set for green light

Vital funds which will unlock the proposed Oxford North development are set to be given the green-light in a major boost for regional jobs and homes. The funding, set to be a percentage of the total £105m needed for infrastructure upgrades around the area, is set to go towards crucial infrastructure which includes new roads, […]

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CEG scheme to create 3,400 jobs in Leeds

Around 3,400 new jobs could be created in Leeds from the ambitious Kirkstall Forge development by CEG, a new report has found. The results of the report highlight the importance of the major development – which also highlights the ability of the scheme to deliver tens of millions of pounds worth of skills, training and […]

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1.7 acre site in Northamptonshire set for development

Property development and investment company Godwin Developments have purchased a new site set in a prominent location in Northamptonshire. The 1.7 acre development site, located in Rushden on the A6 bypass, is set to be a commercial development. Godwin Developments, who’re set to speak at the East Midlands Development Plans Conference next week, have exchanged […]

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