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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 […]

Posted by: Mark Flanagan

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“The greenest building is the one that already exists”

“The greenest building is the one that already exists”  – Carl Elefante, former President of the American Institute of Architects As our town and city centres adapt to the twin realities of the climate emergency and the post-pandemic era, the sustainable regeneration of historic and listed buildings has never been more central to urban renewal and […]

Posted by: Nathan Spencer

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£260m Investment to Develop Next Gen of Offshore Technology in the Humber

The UK continues to significantly boost its world-leading offshore wind manufacturing industry, with over 1,340 jobs created and protected across the Humber region thanks to £266 million of UK government and private sector investment, the Government has announced. Offshore wind manufacturers Siemens Gamesa and GRI Renewable Industries will receive grant funding from the Government’s £160 […]

Posted by: Nathan Spencer

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£7bn Tidal Lagoon project in Wales takes step forward

A major new renewables energy generation project off the Welsh coast has the support of Denbighshire Councillors. Off the coast of Conwy and Denbighshire the scheme would involve a 19-mile barrage with underwater turbines changing able to change the tide. The scheme has been touted by a private sector company, who remain unnamed, but the […]

Posted by: Nathan Spencer

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£90m of Government and Industry Green Investment Announced

Electric car batteries which can charge in just 12 minutes are among green automotive tech projects to be awarded more than £91 million of government and industry funding. Four projects have been awarded funding through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) Collaborative Research and Development competition, which supports the development of innovative low carbon automotive technology.  […]

Posted by: Nathan Spencer

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A Matter of Degrees: The Glasgow Climate pact

The heavily anticipated COP26 conference finished last week, but what did this historic event achieve? Well one headline figure is that 140 countries have now made zero emission pledges, which represents 90% of all the entire world’s greenhouse emissions! Of course pledges are one thing, but it is key that countries are held to their […]

Posted by: Mya Driver

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Aldermore Bank provides finance loan to sustainable developer Citu

Aldermore bank has provided a £8.4m development finance loan to Citu Group, a low carbon property developer which specialises in using modern methods of construction (MMC) techniques to deliver high quality, energy-efficient and sustainable places. The loan will finance part of Citu’s new Kelham Central scheme in Sheffield, delivering 46 residential units. The timber panels […]

Posted by: Nathan Spencer

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Alpha Real Capital acquires £86m energy portfolio

Real assets investment manager Alpha Real Capital has acquired Innova Energy, which has a solar energy portfolio totalling almost 62MW in the UK. The 17 PV projects, valued at £86m, are located across the UK and include extension and expansion rights. They generate about 540 gigawatt-hours of electricity a year, equivalent to powering 186,000 homes. […]

Posted by: Nathan Spencer

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American sustainability pioneers join forces with Essar Oil to build £600m biofuel plant in North West

Ellesmere Port is set to become the centre of a sustainability revolution in the UK thanks to a £600m investment from an American firm which has developed a technology that allows non-recyclable waste to be converted into aviation fuel. Fulcrum Bioenergy is developing the world’s first BioFuels plant in Nevada and this month announced plans […]

Posted by: Mark Flanagan

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APCOA and REEF announce exciting new urban mobility hubs collaboration across 1,500 locations in UK & Ireland

APCOA and REEF are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership which will allow the parties to jointly turn existing locations into distribution and logistics centres for greener, more efficient last-mile deliveries. The deal supports APCOA’s vast network of 1,500 locations across UK & Ireland to maximise value and utilisation for their clients and is […]

Posted by: Nathan Spencer

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