Willmott Dixon Invests in Plymouth’s Future With Permanent Base in Town

Following its completion of The Box, Willmott Dixon is underlining its support for Plymouth’s future as a gateway for growth across Devon and Cornwall by setting up a permanent base in the city.    The company has opened the doors to its new office in Thrive Hub, 25 The Crescent, as a platform to create local jobs and grow the business across the region and contribute to […]

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MAYORAL ELECTION IN FOCUS: West of England CA

On May 6 a number of Combined Authority mayoral elections will be taking place and, as part of a special series of events, we invited all candidates to explain what their ambitions are in terms of regeneration? Below are the responses for the candidates in the West of England CA who took part

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Portsmouth Council launches £100m building maintenance framework

Portsmouth Council is looking for building maintenance partners for its four-year £100m Primary contractor Framework. The council has a 15,000-strong social housing portfolio plus 900 corporate assets and it is anticipated that, over the four-year period, up to £60m of PCC projects may be procured through the Framework based upon the agreed maintenance budget for […]

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Wessex Water – Improving Ecology, Innovative Solutions & Major Investment

Following his involvement in our Water Infrastructure and Capital Investment Conference we’ve been speaking exclusively to John Thompson – Executive Director of Engineering and Sustainable Delivery at Wessex Water… Q. Wessex Water’s catchment area was recently added to the Environment Agency’s water stressed areas, what are your priorities for your water resources management plan? We […]

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HS2 hoping to utilise Hinkley workforce

Businesses in Somerset are being encouraged to bid for upcoming HS2 contracts worth millions of pounds. Two days ago HS2 made a similar appeal for Scottish firms to come forward with both regions under represented on the contractors’ roll. And Robin Lapish, HS2 Ltd’s Supply Chain Manager, is hopeful the considerable expertise, contained withing the […]

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Planning relief for £500m Oxford life sciences district scheme

Oxford City Council has finally given the go ahead for a £500m life sciences district on the edge of the city. Ten years after it was first mooted, the Oxford North development, which is the brainchild of St John’s College’s development company Thomas White Oxford (TWO), will incorporate new laboratories and workspaces for biomedical science, […]

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Tellon Capital hopes Southampton redevelopment will be worth the wait

A revised major redevelopment, on historically sensitive land near the centre of Southampton, was finally okayed by planners last night. Tellon Capital’s Barfield Quarter scheme involved the demolition of a shopping centre five years ago and an archaeological dig around the city’s Old Town Walls which will be completed this year. Tellon’s initial idea to […]

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New residential version of Southern Construction Framework unveiled

The two councils behind one of the most successful public sector frameworks in recent times have launched their first bespoke residential version. Hampshire and Devon County Councils created the four-year, £3.9bn Southern Construction Framework in 2007. It encompasses councils in nearly 20 counties. This week the four-year £1.1bn Residential Delivery and Development Framework was unveiled […]

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