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Infrastructure improvements to unlock 100,000 new homes in Oxford

Millions of pounds are set to be ploughed into crucial infrastructure improvements across Oxfordshire’s roads next year in a bid to prepare the region for a huge increase in housing developments and population. The deal, which will unlock the development opportunity for around 100,000 new homes in the City region, is costing around £215m, but […]

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New University Set for Milton Keynes as Cranfield are named lead provider

Cranfield University have been appointed as the lead higher education provider for a new University in Milton Keynes. The higher education institution, known as MK:U, will see a ‘new model’ of University build in the heart of Milton Keynes, which is set to house up to 5,000 students. The news comes in an incredibly exciting […]

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Springfield Properties submit detailed planning application for Gartcosh site

Scottish housebuilder Springfield Properties continue to drive the delivery of housing in Scotland as they announce a detailed planning application has been submitted for a new development. The 1.98-hectare site, located in Gartcosh, has been highlighted to deliver 42 new homes with plans now submitted the local authorities. Springfield Properties, who’ll be speaking at the […]

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Nottingham City Council explore pre-lets for large office development

Nottingham City Council have confirmed that they’re exploring the potential for pre-lets for a proposed 100,000 sq ft office development. The scheme, which would be situated within the City Centre, would create a stylish office complex along with café space on the lower floor at the bottom of Arkwright Street. The City is seeing an […]

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University of Edinburgh open to forging relationship with new suppliers

The University of Edinburgh is open to speaking with fresh suppliers, according to its Director of Estates Gary Jebb, as they continue to transform their property and estates portfolio. Gary Jebb told the Scottish Universities Development Plans Conference that since he had joined the university nearly five years ago its annual construction expenditure had increased […]

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Kirklees Council announces plans to build 10,000 new homes

Kirklees is set for some major residential developments, as they announce their ambitions to build 10,000 new homes in the next five years. The plans, revealed at MIPIM this week by Kirklees Council’s Deputy Leader Shabir Pandor, will see the Council build 1,000 new homes themselves and look to secure the support of developers the […]

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Redcar & Cleveland Council release ‘area growth plans’ for over 90 schemes

Redcar & Cleveland Council have revealed plans to transform the region with 99 exciting projects including a brand new cinema, an adventure centre, transformation of the high street and the regeneration of Redcar station. The plans are set to be a huge focus of the Tees Valley Development Plans Conference to be held in Middlesbrough […]

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University of Birmingham reveal Rail & Engineering Hub designs

Designs have been unveiled for the University of Birmingham’s Rail and Engineering Hub. The centre, which will house engineering and research staff working on new digital innovations for the rail industry, is set to be one of the University’s largest estate projects of the next few years. The University of Birmingham will be speaking about […]

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Leeds City Centre to ‘double in size’

The City of Leeds is set to double in size with huge developments plans – with key stakeholders set to discuss further details at the Transforming Leeds Conference next month. Plans are set to see a huge housing boost with the development of over 16,500 new homes, and massive developments around the HS2 Train Station, […]

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Business & industrial park planned for West Yorkshire

Keyland Developments are planning a 400,000sq m industrial and business park on a former water treatment site. The development, which would transform the former Yorkshire Water site in Kirklees, would create 800 new jobs in a massive regeneration of the site. The development would be a huge boost for the regional economy, which is set […]

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Manchester Metropolitan University reveal tech facility plans

Plans have been revealed for a new tech facility in a collaboration between Manchester Metropolitan University and Tatton Estate. The Cheshire 3D Print Hub (C3D) will create a major new addition to the Liverpool-Manchester science corridor. Manchester Metropolitan University are set to speak at our North West Universities Development Plans Conference later this month, and […]

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Plans to revitalise the City of Bradford and boost economy by £4bn

Bradford is set for an ambitious project to boost the regional economy and create tens of thousands of new jobs. By the year 2030 the plans aim to increase the city’s economy by 40% to a total of £14bn, whilst it envisages creating 20,000 new jobs. Bradford is central to the regional economy of the […]

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£300m regeneration project set for Great Northern Square & Warehouse

Great Northern Warehouse in Manchester is set for a huge overhaul – with a £300m redevelopment project set for the Great Northern Square and Deansgate Terrace. The project, put forward by land owners Trilogy Real Estate and Peterson Group, is set to go in front of the planning committee on the 8th March for final […]

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£800m masterplan details revealed by University of Salford and Salford City Council

The first details of a hugely impressive £800m masterplan to completely transform the University of Salford and the surrounding city region have been shared. The plans, designed by architect 5plus, cover the University’s present campus which spans 240-acre, as well as areas around Crescent, Peel Park and Frederic Road North. We’re delighted to have them […]

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Conference set to highlight development plans and future opportunities in Edinburgh

On the 26th April, prominent business leaders within the construction, building and property industry will come together for the Edinburgh 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 […]

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Five garden towns proposed within Oxford Cambridge corridor

The Oxford – Milton Keynes – Cambridge corridor could see five new garden towns created in a bid to create thousands of homes in the growth region. The area, set for improved connectivity by road and rail which is set to create huge regional economic benefits, is likely to see a huge increase in population […]

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Leeds Kirkgate redevelopment edges closer to approval

Next week two projects which are set to transform part of the Kirkgate area of Leeds are set to go before councillors. The two projects, which will see the redevelopment of several historic buildings, are set to be given the green light with recommendations that planning permission is granted. The area is set to be […]

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Story Homes: Developing the North East

For 30 years Story Homes have been one of the names often associated with aspirational new build homes for sale throughout Cumbria, the North East, North West, Lancashire and Scotland. Their passion for quality and excellence has seen them become a multi-award winning UK property develop and we’re delighted to have them confirmed as a […]

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Siemens to invest £200m to develop new rail factory in Goole

Global technology and innovation business Siemens are set to create 1,700 new jobs in a new rail factory development which will see them invest up to £200m. The proposed plans would see Siemens establish a factory on 67-acres of land within the East Yorkshire town of Goole, which would manufacture and commission trains. The factory […]

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Glasgow Life – Kelvin Hall Glasgow Case Study

A unique partnership between McLaughlin & Harvey, Glasgow City Council, the University of Glasgow and the National Library of Scotland has seen a complete transformation of the original, iconic Kelvin Hall. Reopened to the public in 2016, the Category B listed building now hosts the Hunterian Museum, Scottish Screen Archives and also provides a state-of-the-art […]

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