UK Construction & Property Events Worth Attending in 2020

The construction and property industry is in a fascinating place. On one side there is major disruption and uncertainty with skills, housing, Brexit and more creating massive challenges which need to be overcome. On the other hand innovative smart solutions are offering ways to combat barriers, whilst ambitious infrastructure projects including HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail […]

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Police Estates Incorporate Community Engagement Projects

The Metropolitan Police Service is developing new public engagement into their estates, our Blue Light Estates Development Conference has heard. These community engagements have been accompanied by a “just over a billion-pound programme” of estates regeneration that was conducted by the service between 2013-2017 according to Vince Fihosy, Property Services Director at the Metropolitan Police. 

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Homes Of The Future Being Built Across The West of England

Bristol Housing Festival have been exploring future methods of housing to try to tackle shortages within the housing market, our West of England Development Conference heard. Jeremy Sweetland, Project Lead for the festival, said: “There is the reality of a systemic failure in the housing market, and there is a reality that there is a […]

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£1.7bn Road Improvements Proposed at A303 Near Stonehenge

The A303 Corridor is a site of a potential major development, with a new £1.7bn road upgrade proposed near Stonehenge. A decision is set to be made in Spring 2020. Derek Parody, Project Director at Highways England, specified details of the development at Built Environment Networking’s West of England Development Conference,  saying that the whole […]

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West of England Plans to Build on World-Leading Tech Success

The planned £300m Temple Meads Enterprise Campus at the University of Bristol will “cement Bristol’s position” as a leader in technology according to the university’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Guy Orpen.  Speaking at our West of England Development Conference he described their ambition as “to support and enable what is Britain’s most successful technology cluster around […]

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Western Powerhouse Being Driven By Atoms & Enterprise

The Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station is the “largest foreign direct investment and inward investment project in the country” Claire Pearce, Director of Planning and Economic Growth of This is Gravity Ltd told attendees at the recent West of England Development Conference.  With a building cost of up to £22.5bn the new power plant […]

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YTL’s Sky-High Ambitions for New Arena in Bristol

Malaysian developer YTL Developments revealed details of their plans for the former Brabazon hangars on the derelict Filton Airfield, at our West of England Development Conference. Plans for the hangars, the birthplace of the Concorde aircraft, centre around the construction of a new 17,000-seater arena set in the central hanger, and YTL is currently awaiting […]

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Inclusive development “The Biggest Economic Challenge in Our Society”

Sado Jirde, the Director of the Black South West Network (BSWN) delivered a hard-hitting keynote at the recent West of England Development Conference, decrying systemetic discrimination: “There is an entrenched inequality, and deep seated, cultural, structural system at play that places barriers in the way of all people having the same chances and the fair […]

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