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CEG apply for demolition application for South Bank development

Developer CEG, at the forefront of major regeneration schemes across Leeds, has applied to Leeds City Council to carry out demolition works in the South Bank area of Leeds. The demolition works, if approved, would pave the way for a major residential development and a variety of mixed-use space. The site proposed for demolition is […]

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Arora Group move £14bn Heathrow bid forward

The Arora Group, headed up by hotel tycoon Surinder Arora, are set to bid for the £14.4bn development of Heathrow Airport’s Third Terminal. The airport expansion, which was officially agreed in June, already has a planning application from Heathrow Airports Limited (HAL) however the rivalled proposals ‘could save up to £6.7bn when compared to the […]

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Calderdale – a place for growth and investment

Ahead of the West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference – an event set to bring together senior figures from across the public and private sector to drive regeneration, investment and development – we hear exclusively from Calderdale Council on why their borough is an attractive location to develop, investment, work, live and more…   Calderdale – […]

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£76m West Yorkshire regeneration scheme…

A major £76m regeneration of an area Halifax has moved a step closer this week – after Calderdale Council received financial backing. £1.4m of investment is set to be secured from the Council’s Capital Programme with an additional £797,000 coming through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Calerdale Council, who’ll be speaking about their plans at […]

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”We have to do things differently” – Bristol City Council move forward with housing plans

Bristol City Council are moving ahead with their plans to build 2,000 new homes every year by 2020 – with 40% set to be affordable. In this weeks Council meeting an agreement was made to step into the private housing market – with the Council striking a deal with major developer Willmott Dixon for the […]

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Cogress complete 50th funding deal

A new residential development in New Barnet has taken the combined GDV of Cogress’s property portfolio past the £1bn mark as they confirm their 50th funding deal. Cogress, who were founded back in 2014, passed the landmark figure after announcing a new residential scheme in North London. Cogress, who’ll be speaking at our West Midlands […]

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Belfast’s largest development site approved

A major regeneration is set to happen within Belfast – with the City Council approving plans for the £140m Giant’s Park & North Foreshore project. The project, which will see the site become a major hub and attraction point for visitors to the city by 2026, is set to boost the regional economy with the […]

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‘Glasshouse’ – name revealed for major collaborative workspace development

Bruntwood have revealed the name of their flagship collaborative workspace development at Alderley Park. ‘Glasshouse’, which is set to be a key component of the Cheshire Science Corridor Enterprise Zone, was chosen as the name for the development as it ‘reflects spirit of innovation and flourishing ideas’. The project is set to create 150,000 sq […]

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BAM Nuttall; Contributing to the future of West Yorkshire

BAM Nuttall are one of over 150 companies set to join us at the West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference. Ahead of the event we speak to them about the exciting developments they’re delivering across the region, and how they’re making a positive contribution to economic growth across the region:   With so many large developments […]

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The wider impact of HS2

Paul Bogle, Head of Policy and Research at the National Federation of Builders: A shorter journey time between London and the Midlands was how HS2 was initially sold to the public. According to Ernst & Young, 90% of Eurotunnel passengers cited shorter journey times as a key reason for using the tunnel. It would not […]

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Smart Cities; how is energy crucial to the development of smart cities?

Built Environment Networking are the UK’s leading provider of networking events within the construction and property industry – bringing together public and private sector leaders to connect and collaborate with a view of driving regeneration, development and economic growth.  Leading energy firm E.ON are our National Smart Cities Energy Partner which sees them attend our […]

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Developments in the Leeds City Region – we’re HS2 ready

  The HS2 Growth Strategy is a once in a generation opportunity to revolutionise our transport network, but it is more than just a transport project. HS2 programmes are expected to add an extra £54bn to the regional economy by 2050. The HS2 Economic Growth Conference, supported by HS2 Ltd, is set to bring together […]

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Dame Nancy Rothwell – Exclusive interview on growing Greater Manchester’s economy…

The University of Manchester are set to join us at the Greater Manchester Economic Growth Conference as they join in the discussion on the major constraints and opportunities to economic growth within the region – and how the University plans to be at the forefront of the regions future. Dame Nancy Rothwell of The University […]

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Huge park proposed for Bristol as part of three major new villages on fringes of Bristol

Housing developer Taylor Wimpey are proposing a massive new park on the edge of Bristol – integrated into their plans for three new village developments providing over 4,500 new homes. The proposed plans would see a new park created stretching 360 acres – equivalent to over 200 football pitches – to transform the area into […]

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There is ‘real excitement and enthusiasm’ for the Ox-MK-Cam Corridor

June’s Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth Conference highlighted for me the real excitement and enthusiasm there is for the Growth Arc and its future.  Whether speakers were from academia or industry, Parliament or Town Hall, what united them was a clear desire to make sure the area’s economic success and ability to attract the brightest […]

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Solihull Council recieve HS2 funding boost

Solihull Council have received £10.2m in funding to help prepare the area for the imminent arrival of HS2 as the infrastructure project builds momentum. The funding, provided by the West Midlands Combined Authority, will help the Council deliver large transport and infrastructure schemes and improvements to help the region get ready for the huge development […]

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University driving growth across Leeds City Region

Ahead of the West Yorkshire Economic Growth Conference we hear from the University of Leeds on their vision for the future and how they’re at the forefront of the economic growth story within Leeds, West Yorkshire and the wider UK.   University driving growth across Leeds City Region By Lisa Roberts, Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research […]

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Exclusive Interview: The University of Salford on developments and economic growth

Greater Manchester is thriving! There is a real positive momentum in the region – with the arrival of HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail potentially unlocking huge regeneration and development, and so many other schemes in the pipeline which will help transform cities and towns. One of those places central to the economic growth story in […]

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HS2: Will it benefit people and businesses in the Midlands?

HS2: Will it benefit people and businesses in the Midlands? By Elaine Clarke, General Manager at Rail Forum Midlands. HS2 is frequently in the news – but sadly not always for the right reasons. Often the headlines are about how much it will cost with little, if any, media attention on the benefits it could […]

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Exclusive Interview: Old Oak & Park Royal Opportunities

HS2 is set to bring huge regeneration and development to the UK, driving transformational economic growth and unlocking a once in a generation opportunity within some of the UK’s major cities and regions. The HS2 Economic Growth Conference, supported by HS2 Ltd, is set to bring together civic and business leaders who’re at the forefront […]

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