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5G connectivity to launch in 16 UK cities

5G mobile connectivity is set to be launched across 16 UK cities in 2019 – it has been confirmed. EE, part of the BT Group who’ll be speaking at next years Smart Cities Development Conference, are set to roll out the connectivity once their initial trials in Canary Wharf and East London have been completed, […]

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UK Emergency Service Estates & Facilities Conference

UK Emergency Service Estates & Facilities Conference On the 20th November, prominent estates and facilities leaders from the UK’s national, regional and local emergency services will come together at the Blue Light Estates Development Conference – the sector’s largest conference of the year. The conference, hosted by Built Environment Networking, will offer the first ever […]

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McBains; Blue Light estates & Tri-Light collaboration

Next week the inaugural Blue Light Estates Development Conference is set to bring together those at the forefront of estates, property and facilities management at our Emergency Services – including Police, Ambulance and Fire & Rescue. We’re set to hear about the future vision for our services estates portfolios – with new regeneration and development […]

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Liverpool Mayor outlines Council’s ‘Ethical’ Housing Plans

Liverpool Council’s housing company aims to be on site with nearly 2000 homes within a year, the Mayor of Liverpool has said. Speaking at our Liverpool event Mayor Joe Anderson told delegates that his authority’s new ethical housing company aims to deliver 10,000 homes on council and privately-owned land. The company, which will deliver a […]

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HS2 Chairman: “Half a million jobs and ninety thousand homes are just the beginning”

Local HS2 growth plans show almost half a million jobs at HS2 station sites Nearly 90,000 thousand new homes to be built around HS2 stations including new garden villages. Opportunities to better local transport connections facilitated by HS2 for both work and leisure.   Today, Sir Terry Morgan, Chair of HS2 Ltd will state how […]

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Wildgoose Construction; Success in Frameworks

Frameworks play an incredibly important role within the construction industry – which is why we’re bringing together those at the forefront of the sector at the Construction Frameworks Conference on the 13th December with a focus on sharing best practice, helping to reduce capital costs, help clients achieve best value from procurement and enable the […]

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Cities and Transport Catapults to join forces

The Future Cities Catapult and Transport Systems Catapult are set to be merged into a new organisation, it has been announced. The move, which is set to allow them to become more focused on issues around modern and smart cities as well as the future of connectivity, infrastructure and mobility, reflects their joint relevance to […]

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HS2 Chairman keynote speaker at Economic Growth Conference

The new chairman of HS2 Ltd, Sir Terry Morgan, has been confirmed as the headline speaker at the inaugural HS2 Economic Growth Conference. The event, supported by HS2 Ltd, will see Sir Terry Morgan address up to 1,000 delegates on Wednesday 7th November, sharing his views on the importance of the project to the UK’s […]

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New Manchester strategy to explore further metro expansion

Further developing Greater Manchester’s metro system with tram trains will be explored in a soon to be published transport blueprint for the city region. Simon Warburton, Transport Strategy Director at Transport for Greater Manchester, told the Greater Manchester Economic Growth Conference that the body will publish its 30-year plan later this autumn. This will look […]

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New University Academy aims to tap secret of ‘class of ’92’

The new University Academy being set up by Manchester United FC’s ‘class of 92’ aims to learn the lessons of the club’s golden era, the institution’s Chief Executive has said. Craig Gaskell told the Greater Manchester Economic Growth Conference that students would learn a set of ‘fundamental life skills’ each year alongside their academic curriculum. […]

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Developers urged to help the homeless

Manchester developers have been urged to give space in their schemes to charities that support homeless people. Paul Morrish, Chief Executive of LandAid, told the Greater Manchester Economic Growth Conference that Greater Manchester is ‘ahead of the game’ thanks to its strategy to tackle tackling rough sleeping: “These are important commitments but nobody can do […]

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Developer hails healthy Manchester commercial market

Demand for Manchester city centre commercial property is at a three-year high, one of the north west’s leading developers has claimed. Speaking at the Greater Manchester Economic Growth Conference John Hughes, Managing Director of Ask Real Estate, said: “Over the last two to three years we never been this scale of requirements in terms of square […]

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Bloxham blasts ‘fundamentally flawed’ social housing policy

Tom Bloxham has branded the way the UK provides social housing as ‘fundamentally flawed’ because it drives up home price inflation. The Urban Splash founder and chairman criticised social housing policy whilst speaking at the Greater Manchester Economic Growth Conference. He said: “We believe that the basic way of providing social housing is fundamentally flawed […]

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University of Manchester development has potential to be most valuable in the county

Manchester University has launched an international search for a partner to develop its North Campus. Professor Luke Georghiou, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester, told delegates at the Greater Manchester Economic Growth that feedback from agents suggested development has the potential to be the most valuable in the country. The University of Manchester is […]

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Planning for life beyond HS2

Ahead of the HS2 Economic Growth Conference – focused on developing stations, hubs and cities – we hear from Keith Mitchell, Director – Community Development and Infrastructure, at PBA, now part of Stantec.   In the beginning… When HS2 was first presented, the concept was easy to grasp. Reduce travel times between London and the […]

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Transformation growth set for the North of England

Northern Powerhouse Rail is poised to deliver transformational change to the North boosting the economy and improving connectivity for millions of people. Leaders from the city regions of Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield have welcomed the move to bring fast and frequent rail services to the region – and new opportunities for businesses and […]

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Trains, planes and driving the economy – Central Lancashire’s opportunity of a lifetime

Trains, planes and driving the economy – Central Lancashire’s opportunity of a lifetime Ahead of the HS2 Economic Growth Conference we hear exclusively from Lancashire County Council on the phenomenal opportunities the infrastructure scheme will bring to the region and how it’ll be a catalyst for growth:   The potential is crystal clear – Preston’s […]

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Green light for new housing scheme at Wirral Waters

Peel Land and Property have today received the go-ahead for new homes set to be built at their ambitious Wirral Waters development site. The £90m ‘Wirral Waters One’ scheme, which will see them built 500 new properties, is set to be the first residential development at the site – which is set to be transformed […]

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Leeds-Manchester rail capacity set for four-fold boost

The number of hourly seats on the route between Leeds and Manchester is set to quadruple by the mid-2020s, the Chief Executive of Transport for the North has said. Barry White, whose organisation was set up in April to create a cohesive voice for northern England’s transport system, told delegates at our West Yorkshire Economic […]

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Placemarque: if you build it we’ll help people get there and stay there

Every crane in Greater Manchester is part of a wider story relating to the economic development of our city. At Placemarque, as wayfinding designers, our role is to tell these individual stories from a human perspective. As storytellers we consider what is special about an area and consider how we can fire up people’s imaginations […]

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Ramboll – helping to shape economic growth opportunities

Ramboll, one of the UK’s leading consulting engineering groups, are one of our many partners at the Greater Manchester Economic Growth Conference on the 2nd October. Ahead of the event we hear from Ramboll on what they’re doing to help shape economic growth opportunities in Greater Manchester and the Northern Powerhouse.   Actively engaged to […]

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Northern cities leading the development charge…

Research carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has revealed that cities in the North of England are leading the development charge within the UK. The report, done on behalf of Royal Mail, shows Manchester has applied for the most new development plans in the country over the past three years […]

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Midlands Connect and Transport for the North pledge to create joint rail forum

Sub-national Transport Bodies Midlands Connect and Transport for the North, who’re set to speak at the HS2 Economic Growth Conference in November, have today signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), committing them to working together more closely towards a mutual vision for rebalancing the UK economy through sustainable transport improvements. The agreement includes a […]

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Crewe regeneration takes step forward

The regeneration of Crewe has moved forward this week with the announcement of a new state-of-the-art cinema which will be the centre-piece of the Royal Arcade scheme proposed in the town centre. The cinema, set to have eight screens and hold 800 seats, is another development in the future vision for the area which will […]

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Exciting new chapter for Yorkshire firm

Leeds-based construction and property events company Built Environment Networking has moved to a new office in the city to support an ongoing growth strategy. Built Environment Networking, which has recently recruited 10 new members of staff, has relocated to larger premises at Thorpe Park in Leeds, allowing the company to double the size of its […]

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Firms reaping the benefits of HS2

A once in a lifetime opportunity. A catalyst for growth. HS2 is set to deliver phenomenal opportunities for regeneration and development across the UK – and new latest released shows that several regions across the UK are already reaping the commercial rewards of the massive infrastructure scheme. According to the latest data by Barbour ABI […]

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Oldham Council – Supporting & Growing The Local Economy (Exclusive)

Ahead of the Greater Manchester Economic Growth Conference we hear exclusively from Oldham Council on the huge opportunities within the region, what major infrastructure schemes like HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail could bring to Oldham, and how they’ll be approaching the need to accelerate housing within the region:   How will Oldham Council support 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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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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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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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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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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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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Amended plans revealed for Manchester Piccadilly Station

New plans have been revealed to help Manchester maximise the huge potential from HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail – which is set to be a huge focus of the HS2 Economic Growth Conference supported by HS2 Ltd. The revised Manchester Piccadilly Framework Agreement ensures the area around the station will be transformed into a thriving […]

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NFB and Built Environment Networking announce new partnership

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) and Built Environment Networking – the UK’s leading provider of construction and property networking events – are pleased to announce their new partnership which will allow the NFB to continue to help its members build prosperous businesses and create optimal conditions for the construction industry. The NFB represents small […]

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Exciting new life science development set for Manchester

An incredible new medicine campus is set to come to Manchester’s Enterprise Zone as Health Innovation Manchester announce an exciting new project. The development, which will see a world-leading precision medicine campus being built on the UK’s largest clinical academic campus, has involved global diagnostics company QIAGEN who’ve worked jointly with Health Innovation Manchester to […]

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HS2 Economic Growth Conference: Unlocking huge development, regeneration and economic growth opportunities

On the 7th November, prominent business and public-sector leaders will come together in Birmingham for the HS2 Economic Growth Conference supported by HS2 Ltd – the largest business conference of the year focused on driving and unlocking the huge economic growth opportunities which HS2 will bring to the UK. The conference, hosted by Built Environment […]

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3D printed houses – the answer to accelerating the delivery of homes?

HS2 is set to unlock huge regeneration and development projects across the whole of the UK, whilst other proposals to deliver an expressway between Oxford and Cambridge, the delivery new infrastructure to drive the Northern Powerhouse agenda and many more are also set to drive economic growth across our city regions. These projects, alongside other […]

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A Case Study – Corn Exchange, Manchester

Earlier this year saw the completion of the redevelopment of the Corn Exchange in Manchester. Getting to this stage in the life of this heritage building has been 13 years in the making and made possible through a partnership of industry professionals and experts. The partnership was between Aviva Investors, Queensberry Real Estate, Spring & […]

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Infrastructure investment in the North to be higher than London and the South of England

The North of England is set to be boosted by investment into their road and rail networks – as the Government announce higher spending on upgrades in the north compared to London and the South. The announcement by The Department for Transport shows that investment between 2018 and 2021 will be more than £30 more […]

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Local communities and woodlands in Birmingham and Crewe recieve HS2 funding boost

An additional £8m of funding has been provided to benefit local communities and woodlands between Birmingham and Crewe. The announcement, which promises to create new woodlands and bring safer local roads to communities and residents, comes as HS2 Minister Nusrat Ghani promises to ensure that HS2 sets a new environmental standard for construction projects. The […]

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Work begins on multi-million pound retail and industrial scheme

Work has begun on the multi-million pound Park 66 development on the outskirts of Bury. The development, which is set to see the first retailers of the park open their doors in the Spring of 2019, will see Home Bargains, Food Warehouse, KFC and Costa Coffee located in Pilsworth. It will pave the way for […]

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Collaboration crucial for the delivery of HS2 economic growth

At a time when local government is facing unprecedented pressure on its finances, and a growing and ageing population is putting the UK’s existing infrastructure under increasing strain; public-private partnerships are ever more crucial in delivering on the Government’s agenda for homes, jobs and economic growth. Whilst we look to the private sector to shoulder […]

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Homes England frameworks set to tackle the housing shortage

Homes England, formally known as the Homes and Communities Agency, are set to begin a drive with the aim of boosting housing numbers across the UK. The vision of delivering new homes faster to ease the shortage of homes will be helped by the launch of a procurement initiative at the end of this month, […]

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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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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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