Toton train station to arrive sooner than expected

A new train station could be arriving in Toton sooner than expected, with plans put forward to have the station up and running prior to the HS2 completion in 2033. The station would form part of a new ‘Innovation Campus’ business park, which would include new infrastructure and office space to create up to 10,000 […]

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Dudley Council plan for £25m facility to develop ‘very light rail’

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council have put forward plans to develop a facility in the region which will develop light rail technology. They’ve put forward a planning application which would see a £25m transport hub which would offer an alternative to heavier rail travel or traditional metro transport systems. The council was allocated £18m of funding […]

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Strong line-up announced for the Birmingham Development Plans Conference

On the 24th January, prominent business and public-sector leaders will come together at the Birmingham Development Plans conference – one of the City’s largest business events of the year within the property and construction industry. The event, hosted by Built Environment Networking, will see some of the region’s biggest names in business lead a regional […]

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£100m Redditch Eastern Gateway project is a step closer

A development which could be situated at junctions A4023 & A435 east of Redditch has taken a step closer after Redditch Council gave it the green light, subject to legal agreements. The development, which would see more than 2,500 jobs created in the region, went before the council chiefs last month. The project, which lies […]

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Conference to set out development plans & opportunities in Worcester

  On the 16th January, prominent business and public-sector leaders will come together at the Worcester Development Plans conference – one of the City’s largest business events of the year within the property and construction industry. The event, hosted by Built Environment Networking, will see five of the region’s biggest names in the construction and […]

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Landlord raises alarm about pace of Birmingham office lettings

Potential occupiers are taking too long to mull over their office requirements in Birmingham, one of the city’s leading landlords has warned at a Built Environment Networking conference. Richard Norgove, property director at Hortons Estates, said at the West Midlands Development & Regeneration Plans conference, that he was concerned about the upcoming pipeline of prospective […]

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Built Environment Networking: Podcast EP10 – West Midlands

In our newest edition of Built Environment Networking Podcasts we hear exclusively from the speakers at our West Midlands Development & Regeneration Plans Conference. This behind the scenes podcast sees Phil Laycock deliver a Q&A with leading figures of the construction and property market giving honest answers to some strong questioning. The exclusive audio footage […]

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New heritage park & city centre hotel to galvanise Coventry

Ian Harrabin, chairman of the Historic Coventry trust, is to create a new heritage park in the grounds of the medieval Carthusian monastery on the outskirts of the city centre. He said that the monks’ cells will be restored to create new hotel accommodation and a new events venue will be built in the gardens. […]

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Devolution to further benefit the West Midlands and Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester and the west midlands are the only two city-regions which are likely to receive more devolved powers, the chief executive of Coventry council has revealed at a Built Environment Networking Conference. Responding to questions at BEN’s Coventry Development Plans event, Martin Reeves said there would be announcements on further devolution ‘over the next […]

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