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Nottingham Council to discuss major £2bn investment and development drive

Plans to continue the transformational redevelopments happening across Nottingham are set to be discussed next week. Nottingham City Council – who’ll be speaking at our Nottinghamshire Development Plans Event this month – have already invested heavily into new developments within the city, including an ambitious development on the derelict land surrounding the train station and […]

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O’Brien Contractors; a sustainable partner for construction

Challenges in Construction In these challenging times, O’Brien Contractors has stepped up to the challenges posed by political uncertainty, our impending exit from the EU and the impending skills crisis from Brexit immigration laws. Despite the difficulties the UK construction sector is facing, O’Brien Contractors continues to thrive under our sustainable strategy. We have won […]

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West Midlands metro expansion ‘to create 35,000 jobs’

Plans to extend the metro line from Brierley Hill to Wednesbury in the West Midlands is set to be signed-off this week, with a proposed opening date set for 2023. The £449m extension being pushed forward by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), who’ll be speaking at our West Midlands Development Plans Event next week, […]

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England’s first new university in a decade to revitalise Hereford

Plans for the first new university in England in almost half a decade are key to revitalising Hereford’s offer for a new generation, the Chief Executive has said. Prof Elena Rodrigues-Falcon, President and Chief Executive of New Model in Technology & Engineering (NMiTE) – which aims to become the first new University in England in […]

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Approval granted for new stadium and major retail park in Yorkshire

An impressive new development located in a strategically placed site off the M62 has been given the green light by Wakefield Councillors. week. The AXIOM development, which will see a brand new retail park and a new rugby stadium built for Super League team Castleford Tigers, will bring a major boost to the Wakefield economy […]

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University ‘keen to change perception’ through landmark capital projects

Universities are under pressure to deliver landmark capital projects to help enhance their brands and entice students in a more competitive market, the Director for Estates & Facilities at the University of Salford has said. Jason Challender, who is spearheading Salford University’s £300m transformation plan to overhaul its campus, said that the university had produced […]

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Boosting investment into UK ports – ten-point plan launched

The UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) have revealed a 10-point investment plan to accelerate investments into UK ports ahead of the UK’s exit from the EU. UKMG, who represent nine members operating 40 ports across the UK, have laid out simple policy and strategy reforms which can ‘turbo-charge’ the UK ports industry. UKMG worked with […]

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Major new 700+ home community development set for York

Plans have been unveiled for a major residential and community development on the outskirts of York which will transform the former Heworth Gasworks into a thriving new neighbourhood. Moda Living – who’re set to speak at our North West Development Plans Conference – and Apache Capital Partners are collaborating with North Star to create the […]

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Phase 2 of Avant Homes project given green light

Avant Homes, who’re set to speak at our Leeds & Yorkshire Development Plans Conference this month, have received the green light to begin the second phase of their impressive Klyppr Village development in Nottinghamshire. The £35.5m scheme at Clipstone will see the creation of 171 new homes in total – with the second phase set […]

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London Luton Airport set for expansion

Council owned London Luton Airport have revealed plans to expand the airport – delivering a second terminal. The plans, which would increase passenger numbers from 18m to 32m per annum, will be a focus of the Airport Cities Development Conference – where the Airport are set to speak. The announcement comes as the airport continues […]

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Pagabo launch major new Refit & Refurb Framework

Construction procurement specialists Pagabo announce the launch of a major new Refit and Refurbishment Framework which will go live across the country on Friday, March 1, 2019. The Framework will sit alongside the already prestigious stable of public sector construction related frameworks and is aimed at extending the lifecycle of buildings with modern renovation and […]

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Walsall Bus Station revamp image revealed

An image has been revealed showing the vision for Walsall Bus Station – which is set to be regenerated. Plans for the station – which will undergo a £700,000 revamp – are being driven by Transport for the West Midlands who’ll be sharing details about this any many other schemes at the West Midlands Development […]

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Exclusive Q&A New Model in Technology and Engineering | NMiTE New University

New Model in Technology & Engineering (NMiTE) are an exciting new University set to open its doors later in the year. We’re delighted to have Elena Rodriguez-Falcon, Chief Executive, speaking at our event in Worcester next week – where we’ll hear about the institutions vision, its input into driving economic growth, and their future plans […]

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How optimised collaboration in construction improves the Cambridge-Oxford-Arc project

An exclusive editorial from Newforma – our Partner for the up and coming Cambridgeshire Future Development Plans Conference:    Humanity as such is only as efficient and successful as its ability to collaborate. Without it, we would be right at where we have started as a species.

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Plans to be considered in Bournemouth for transformational shared economic and residential space

Plans drawn up by Bournemouth Development Company for the redevelopment of the Cotlands Road and York Road car parks located in the business district of Lansdowne will be considered next week by Bournemouth Borough Council’s Cabinet. As part of Bournemouth Council’s Town Centre Vision, the Lansdowne is a priority location for investment and job creation. […]

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Pagabo and Built Environment Networking announce new partnership

Pagabo and Built Environment Networking – the UK’s leading provider of construction and networking events – are pleased to announce their new partnership which will allow Pagabo to continue connecting valued clients to the very best the construction industry offers – Simply Better Procurement. Pagabo support public sector organisations across the UK by providing a […]

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Weston Homes & Tesco preparing proposals to redevelop Goodmayes site

Weston Homes and partner Tesco have been in dialogue for some time to redevelop the Tesco store and carpark at 822 High Road in Goodmayes into a new mixed use development. The 10.4 acre site is located next to Goodmayes Railway Station and is opposite Barley Lane Park. Weston Homes, who’re set to speak at […]

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Government action can ensure UK benefits from world-class infrastructure

Ministers have a real and exciting chance to set the course for the UK to have world-leading infrastructure, Sir John Armitt said today. The chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission pointed to the action taken to date to enact the Commission’s recommendations – and the central role that infrastructure plays in the Government’s Industrial Strategy […]

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Caledonian Modular successful in two educational builds

Caledonian have announced that they’ve successfully bid for two new school projects in England – as they continue to drive forward their modular offering to educational institutions across the UK. The projects, valued at £38m, have been named as the Haygrove School in Somerset and The Sir Frederick Gibberd College in Essex. Caledonian, who’ll be […]

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Champions of infrastructure design sought for pioneering new group

The National Infrastructure Commission is today launching the recruitment of members for its new Design Group, inviting champions of infrastructure design to play an important role in ensuring this issue is placed at the heart of major projects. Commissioner, Professor Sadie Morgan, who will chair the Group, said those involved in this exciting initiative will […]

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