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Yorkshire Water seek firms for major £1bn framework

Water supply and treatment utility company Yorkshire Water have announced their desire to seek businesses to join a supplier framework for a major programme of civil and building work. The programme, set to be split into two different frameworks, has a total value of £1bn. Yorkshire Water, who’ll be joining us at the West Yorkshire […]

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INTERVIEW: Russell Galley, Lloyds Banking Group – Driving Economic Growth In Yorkshire

The West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference is set to bring together civic and business leaders from across the built environment industry together to discuss the opportunities and barriers to economic growth within the region, whilst presenting future development plans set to happen and tackling the constraints together in a collaborative approach. We’ll be welcoming hundreds […]

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Major dual-branded hotel scheme at Heathrow T4 nears completion

A major hotel project at London Heathrow Airport has reached its final stages this week. The development, a dual-branded hotel brought forward by the Arora Group who’re set to speak at our Heathrow Development Plans Conference, will comprise of two InterContinental Hotel Group-branded properties – the Crowne Plaza London (Heathrow Terminal 4) and Holiday Inn […]

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EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Kirklees Council – Economic Growth Constraints & Opportunities

Leeds and the wider West Yorkshire region are seeing huge development and regeneration schemes come to fruition – being driven by the great work being done across the region by business and civic leaders, along with the phenomenal once in a lifetime projects such as HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail which will unlock so much […]

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Team appointed to deliver master plan for Sheffield station transformation

The creation of a masterplan for the proposed Sheffield Midland Railway Station has moved a step forward with the announcement of a collaborative team who’ll be working to maximise opportunities for Sheffield and those within the region. The team of architects and engineers will now work together to develop a plan for the area in […]

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The economy & the industry in West Yorkshire – Oliver Myers, Kirklees Council

West Yorkshire is thriving! There is a real positive momentum within the region, being driven by the arrival of HS2 and the push to unlock opportunities through linking cities and towns across the North through new infrastructure schemes and collaborative partnerships. Growth however brings challenges, and one of those currently at the forefront of potential […]

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Dorset LEP reveal ambition to double regional economy

A new draft Statement of Intent has been shared by Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) which sets out the future vision and ambition for the region and how they can drive economic growth through supporting businesses, whilst highlighting opportunities for future funding and investment. Dorset LEP, who’ll be speaking about their regional plans at the […]

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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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