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More acquisitions of specialist development lenders expected

We’re likely to see more acquisitions of specialist development lenders in the near future – accordingly to a leading solicitor. The development finance market is beginning to become an attractive proposition for challenger banks to enter into. Speaking about the subject and highlighting the recent announcement that Paragon Banking Group were in early stage discussions […]

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Birmingham City Council seek contractors for £2bn framework

Birmingham City Council have announced that they’re looking to renew their £2bn Construction West Midlands Framework used for new build and refurbishment works – which has put property and construction firms on high alert. The existing framework is set to expire in the Autumn of 2019. We’re in Birmingham on Monday to discuss some of […]

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Impressive transformation plans for Halifax revealed

Design images have been revealed for an impressive multi-million pound revamp of Halifax train station. The plans, by Calderdale Council, will see the town centre transformed – including an ambitious new look for the town’s railway station. The Council, who will speak at our Transforming West Yorkshire Conference in Leeds this June, are now displaying […]

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Lincolnshire project set to be promoted overseas

A project which could bring a new outlet village and thousands of new homes to Lincolnshire is set to be promoted overseas in a bid to raise £200m in investment. The regeneration scheme is set to be promoted by International Trade Secretary and MP Liam Fox – as he looks to give the Grantham Southern […]

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First look at Sheffield’s HS2 railway station

With inward investment conversation ‘at an all time high’ according to Council officials the city of Sheffield is currently going through an exciting period. The backing of Boeing and McLaren have coming to the region, the revamp of the City Centre, the ambitious plans of Sheffield Hallam University and more have seen the city gain […]

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Crewe Train Station ‘needs altering’ for HS2

Crewe Train Station will need to be altered before the arrival of the new high-speed train network – HS2. According to Council officials the station is ‘unlikely to be able to accommodate’ the influx of travellers using the route, with thousands of extra HS2 passengers expected, without major changes being made. Cheshire East Council have […]

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