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Local Plan highlights development of 15,000 new homes

South Kesteven District Council, who are set to speak at our Lincolnshire Development Plans Conference, have begun the final round of public consultation on their new Local Plan – which is set to shape the future vision of the South Kesteven area. The proposed plans, which will be sent to the Secretary of State for […]

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Plans submitted for two schemes as part of Wirral Waters phase one

Plans have been submitted for two schemes at Wirral Waters – the huge regeneration site being transformed by Peel Land and Property. The proposals highlight the creation of more than 500 new homes and 400,000 sq ft of office and employment space. Peel Land and Property, who are set to speak at the Liverpool City […]

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UA92 submit plans to transform former Kellogg’s building

University Academy ’92 (UA92) have officially submitted plans to transform the former Kellogg’s building in Old Trafford to a new designated educational space. The site, which spans 106,000 sq ft, would house UA92 – a new ambitious University project set to educate within media and sports and backed by Bruntwood, Trafford Council and Gary Neville. […]

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Wakefield city gateway to ‘make a real difference’ to the city region

Wakefield City Centre is set to be transformed as the South East Gateway project continues to take shape. The scheme, which centres around the area where The Hepworth Galley and Kirkgate Train Station sit, will ‘make a real difference’ to the area and drive tourists and locals into the city centre. Known as South East […]

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Arts and amentity hub set for Wirral Waters

Plans have been submitted to the Council for a £3.5m arts and amenity hub at the huge Wirral Waters regeneration site. The plans, put forward by Peel Land and Property who’re set to speak at our Liverpool City Region Development Plans Conference later this year. Known as Egerton Village the site, which will be situated […]

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A look at London’s largest regeneration area

Old Oak and Park Royal is one of the most talked about development opportunities within the capital. 1,600-acres 40,000 homes. 65,000 jobs. It will create a brand new and thriving district within West London. The site will help tackle the expected growth in population that the capital is foreseeing – with an estimated 11m living […]

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An incredible opportunity for regeneration – Wirral Waters

On the 29th October, prominent business leaders within the construction and property industry will come together for the Liverpool City Region Development Plans Conference – one of the region’s largest business events of the year within the construction sector. The conference will see some of the region’s biggest names in business lead a regional discussion […]

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How will HS2 benefit Sheffield and the wider Yorkshire region?

HS2 is set to bring transformational economic growth to cities and regions across the UK – and we’ll be discussing the huge development opportunities which it could unlock at the HS2 Economic Development Plans Conference. One of those areas is Yorkshire – and as more details emerge of the positive impacts HS2 could have we […]

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Major housing scheme by Tatton Estate set for the North West

A decision will be made next month on a major housing development in Cheshire – which has been put forward by Tatton Estate. The residential development, in the sought after town of Knutsford, will see the construction of up to 250 homes within ‘Tatton Park Gate Village’. The 40-acre plot was originally granted outline planning […]

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Gap between ‘Tier One’ bids and rest of the market is narrowing

The gap between the quality of bids submitted by smaller and larger contractors is closing, the Managing Director of a regional frameworks says. Robbie Blackhurst, Managing Director of Procure North West, told our Construction Frameworks Conference panel on best value in procurement that the organisation had set out to encourage greater participation by SMEs when […]

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Bentley ‘horrified’ by self-interested procurement advice

The chair of one of the UK’s leading construction consultants has said she would be ‘horrified’ if procurement advice is being motivated by consultants’ self-interest. During our Construction Frameworks Conference session on delivering a world class framework Rider Levett Bucknall’s Chairman Ann Bentley said: ‘’I would be horrified if you found that professional advisers are […]

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Crown Commercial Service wants to be notified when sub-contracts are dished out

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has asked its prime contractors to notify it when awarding work to their supply chain, the Government’s Chief Commercial Officer told our Construction Frameworks Conference. In the opening keynote speech at the event, held in London last month, Gareth Rhys Williams said the collapse of Carillion has led to ‘slight […]

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Date set for infrastructure upgrade as Cheshire East prepare for HS2

Cheshire East Council are aiming to have the funding in place for a £55m upgrade by the end of this year – as it prepares to get ready for the arrival of HS2. A business case has now been submitted to the Department for Transport – which highlights Spring 2020 as the project start date. […]

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Canal & River Trust’s proposed inland port for Leeds moves step closer

The development of a £3.4m ‘Inland Port’ could provide huge benefits to Leeds and the further West Yorkshire region. The proposed scheme, which could see 200,000 tonnes of traffic taken off Yorkshire roads, would help ease congestion in the city, reducing air pollution, and providing an overall better quality of life for those in the […]

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Thames Valley & Berkshire ‘economy to flourish’ as Heathrow expansion announced

Senior business leaders from Thames Valley and Berkshire have welcomed the news of a third runway being given the thumbs up at Heathrow. The Government announcement earlier this week was focused on tackling a growing lack of capacity for the future in UK aviation, whilst also having a huge economic benefit to the wider region […]

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‘OJEU will be replaced by OJUK’ predicts framework provider

Tenders will still have to be advertised even if the UK no longer has to abide by OJEU requirements after it has left the EU, a leading framework provided has predicted. Discussing post-Brexit procurement at the Construction Frameworks Conference Tim Oakley, Head of Consultancy at LHC, predicted that public advertisements would remain a feature of […]

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Robertson announced as sponsorship partner for Glasgow Development Plans Conference

On the 12th June, prominent business leaders within the construction and property industry will come together for the Glasgow Development Plans Conference – one of the city’s largest business events of the year within the construction sector. The event, hosted by Built Environment Networking, will see some of the region’s biggest names in business lead […]

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£150m vision for Halifax town centre revealed

Halifax town centre is set to be transformed, as new images are revealed of the ambitious project. The images, which show a transformational change to the railway entry, piece gardens and a new leisure centre, are part of the multi-million pound project to elevate Halifax to another level within the region. Calderdale Council, who released […]

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£383m worth of schemes given backing by West Yorkshire Combined Authority

West Yorkshire Combined Authority have approved to back ten schemes across the region, with a focus of driving economic growth across the region. The schemes, with a combined total of £383m, have been added to their investment pipeline after a committee meeting yesterday to discuss the proposed projects. They include: Wakefield City Centre South East […]

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Build-to-rent schemes ‘are key to unlocking economic growth in Belfast’

Build-to-rent schemes could be the key to unlocking economic growth within Belfast and the rest of Northern Ireland, according to leading property agency CBRE. The purpose-built rental homes are common in countries such as the US, Germany and France, and are fast becoming a hot investment for property developers with the rising trend for long-term […]

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