Welsh Government Favouring Newport for Development to Prevent Over-Expansion of Cardiff

The Welsh Government says it wants to make Newport “the focus for regional growth and investment” and says Cardiff “cannot continue to expand indefinitely”. The Welsh Government and Newport City Council are speaking to our up coming Wales event. But Cardiff council has criticised the idea, revealed in the Welsh Government’s proposed new national development […]

Posted by: John Clark

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New Gas-Fired Power Station Approved for Swansea

A new £90 million gas-fired power station in Swansea has been given the go-ahead. The application for Abergelli Power Station, submitted by Drax Group Plc, was referred to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for the final decision. Drax Group are speaking at our upcoming energy development conference.  The decision to […]

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Bridgend – New police training centre planned

The four-storey police learning centre would be built in Cowbridge Road alongside a human resources building and a two-storey gym, if approved. Plans were submitted by The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for SWP and said the development would provide the police with their own in-house on-site training and recruitment centre, saving them having to […]

Posted by: Adil Kotia

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Sypro secures key role in £738m Transport for Wales infrastructure project

Across the board deployment of Sypro Contract Manager software in: Improved connectivity for 1.5 million people Electrification of 172km of track Five new rail stations Improvement to all 52 rail stations within the Cardiff valley region  Hull-based construction software providers, Sypro, has been announced as a key partner in a landmark Transport for Wales infrastructure […]

Posted by: Nathan Spencer

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“We need your help”

As hosts of the leading built environment networking events, we are always looking at ways we can improve and modernise to ensure we are providing everyone with an outstanding experience. We have recently partnered with Constructing Rainbows to look at ways we can encourage a more diverse audience to our events. We know that by […]

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Pagabo and Built Environment Networking announce new partnership

Pagabo and Built Environment Networking – the UK’s leading provider of construction and networking events – are pleased to announce their new partnership which will allow Pagabo to continue connecting valued clients to the very best the construction industry offers – Simply Better Procurement. Pagabo support public sector organisations across the UK by providing a […]

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Convert department stores into retirement homes – says leading developer

Ailing department stores could be reconfigured to create town centre residential communities for older people, a leading retirement developer has said. Lex Cumber, Director of Cardiff-based Castleoak, told delegates at our South Wales Development Conference that big stores like House of Fraser contain a lot of floorspace that could be converted to house older people: […]

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Plea to end hand out culture

South Wales was urged to wean itself off the culture of hand-outs by the Director of the Cardiff Capital Region. Opening the South Wales Development Conference Kellie Beirne said the UK’s withdrawal from the EU will cut off an important source of support for the South Wales economy.

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Exclusive Q&A; Developing cities to be smart – Siemens

Sarah Handley, Carbon Neutral Programme Manager at Siemens, is set to speak at the Smart Cities Development Conference on the 6th February. Ahead of the event we hear exclusively from Sarah on the exceptional work Siemens is doing within the market as one of the leading smart city providers.    Siemens is at the forefront […]

Posted by: Nathan Spencer

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