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‘The time is right for something different’

UKREiiF Advisory Group chair Lord Kerslake has held a variety of roles within the built environment industry during the last two decades, including Chair of housing association Peabody and Be First (the growth and regeneration agency for Barking and Dagenham). Here he outlines why the time is right for UKREiiF I’ve been involved in development […]

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£110m technology campus planned in Gloucester

Gloucester City Council and Reef Group, the mixed-use regeneration specialist, are targeting the booming digital and cyber-technology industry with the launch of The Forum, a new technology campus in the heart of Gloucester. The £107m project, which is being delivered by Reef Group in a Joint Venture with Gloucester City Council, offers a blueprint for […]

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£30bn framework launched by Crown Commercial Service

The race has begun to tender for the latest CCS framework – with ProCure23 and major project framework covering public spending departments. The fourth-generation ProCure23 element for the NHS is set to be split into three lots, with the other two covering the Ministry of Defence (MoD) airfield works and construction works valued more than […]

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Bank of England planning northern headquarters in Leeds

The Bank of England (BoE) today announced its intention to create a northern headquarters in Leeds. The Bank has had operations in the West Yorkshire city dating back to 1827, including a cash centre which is due to close in 2023 when the lease on the building expires. [emaillocker id=”71749″] However the BoE has expressed its […]

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Build Back Local – councils set out post-pandemic recovery vision

At its virtual Annual Conference, the Local Government Association (LGA) launches its Build Back Local campaign to demonstrate the vital role councils must be able to play to help communities recover from the devastating social and economic impact of the pandemic. By working together as equal partners, local and central government can achieve our shared […]

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Caddick Construction completes new-look Kendal Town Hall

Caddick Construction has completed the refurbishment of the historic Kendal Town Hall. South Lakeland District Council’s (SLDC) main reception area has been relocated to the front of the town hall to make it more accessible for customers and community groups. Spaces have also been created inside the town hall for use by community organisations. The […]

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Combined Authority looks to reinvent transport strategy post Mayoral-election

Prioritising left behind communities, tackling inequalities and accelerating carbon reduction will form part of a renewed strategy for better transport across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. At its meeting on July 28, the Combined Authority Board agreed to proceed with a reinvention of the transport strategy in the region through a revamped Local Transport Plan (LTP). An […]

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Embracing the best aspects of attending online and in-person

UKREiiF will embrace interactivity at its three-day networking, exhibition and conferencing event in Leeds next year (May 17-19). While the Coronavirus pandemic forced events online, a raft of innovations, to help negate its effects, have created a different but highly effective user experience and the best of these will be utilised by the organisers of […]

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