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Conference to set out development plans & opportunities in the South West including Filton Airfield

On the 1st March, prominent business and public-sector leaders will come together at the South West Development Plans conference taking place in Bristol – one of the region’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 […]

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Blackpool Enterprise Zone gets the go-ahead

The Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone has taken a double step forward after the masterplan was given the green light. The proposal went in front of both Blackpool Council and Fylde Council with the site covering both authorities – spanning a huge 144 hectare. The zone aims to create 3,000 new jobs and attract around £300m […]

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The University of Manchester’s Campus Masterplan continues…

The University of Manchester’s Campus Masterplan is one of the largest estates investments ever seen in UK higher education, supporting the University’s ambitions to become one of the top 25 Universities in the world. Now at halfway stage, this ten-year project will realise the University’s ambition to consolidate the majority of its estate onto a […]

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Derwent Group to rebrand as charitable foundation

One of Britain’s highest profile property companies has transformed itself into a vehicle for delivering its deceased founder’s philanthropic goals, our Liverpool Development Plans Conference has heard. John Nugent, interim managing director of Derwent Holdings, told delegates that the company’s current name would disappear as it rebranded itself as the Albert Gubay Foundation later this […]

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Bournemouth development sites: mapping the future

It’s an incredibly exciting time for the South Coast town of Bournemouth, and our Bournemouth Development Plans Conference on the 18th April is set to hear above some incredible development and procurement opportunities from both public and private sector leaders in the built environment industry. One of the key talking points is set to be […]

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Warning over sustainability of university development drive

Universities risk becoming too heavily indebted thanks to over-optimistic predictions about future growth in student numbers, our Yorkshire Universities Development Plans Conference has heard. University of Huddersfield director of estates and facilities Colin Blair warned that the higher education sector’s long-term sustainability was threatened by a combination of inadequate surpluses, declining revenues and record borrowing. […]

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