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Welcome to the Team Carl!

Welcome to the Team Carl!

JPS is delighted to announce that Carl Churchward has joined our growing Project delivery Team, Carl will add strength in depth to what is already an excellent team!

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Decarbonising Construction Steps to Net Zero

Stuart Beasley is Head of Energy Solutions & Generation Services at npower Business Solutions. In this feature for UKCO discusses looking toward 2021 and the steps toward Net Zero. As we look towards 2021 after what has been a turbulent year for many industries...

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Keir Appointed to £10.5bn NHS Framework

Kier are pleased to announce that it has been appointed to the £10.5 billion NHS Shared Business Services public sector construction framework. The framework is for use by NHS and all public sector organisations within the UK to procure for building and construction...

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Brownfield Fund to Include Self-Build Plots

Following recent announcements in support of custom and self-build homes, the UK Government has announced that it is to launch a £100 million Brownfield Land Release Fund this month (January 2021). The Brownfield Land Release Fund will look to support the development...

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Three Predictions for Successful Construction Rebound

Mike Smith is Managing Director (Direct) of Virgin Media Business, in this feature he shares his predictions for a successful construction rebound in 2021. Covid-accelerated digital transformation revolutionised construction in 2020. The speed of change was...

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Coventry and Oxford Set to be First All-Electric Bus Cities

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that Coventry and Oxford are developing proposals to become the UK’s first all-electric bus cities. The two cities are currently developing business cases in an England-wide competition to swich an entire town or...

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Race for £7bn School Framework Renewal

The Department of Education (DfE) has started a tender process for a new line-up of firms to deliver its £7 billion school building programme over four years. There are more than 30 contractors on the existing schools and further education colleges mega framework, all...

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A Year of Innovation and Collaboration

2020 has been an extraordinary year and has presented several unprecedented challenges for the UK’s construction industry, but COVID-19 has also provided unique opportunities for innovation as we look to move forwards and out of the pandemic. Charley Wainwright, The...

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Homes England Reappoint Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield are pleased to announce that it has been reappointed to the national Homes England Economics Framework. The new Strategic Research and Economic Analysis Professional Services Framework 2020-2024 is a national framework which any public body can...

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Nexus Planning Becomes Carbon Negative

Following an intensive data collection process to calculate the company’s 2019 CO2 emissions, Nexus worked with Carbon Footprint to double offset its emissions for the entire year, earning the consultancy the status of ‘Carbon Neutral Plus’, which is the equivalent of...

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Changes to the IR35 Rules Explained

Claire Halle-Smith, partner at law firm Wright Hassall, explains the background to the new IR35 rules governing the use of contractors and freelancers and how businesses need to prepare. Businesses in almost all sectors have traditionally used the services of...

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New Leadership for Construction of Hospitals

The UK Government has appointed Natalie Forrest to lead its new plans to build 40 new hospitals by 2030. This is currently the largest hospital-building project in a generation. Ms Forrest has worked with the NHS for more than 30 years and most recently led the...

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Agreement Reached on Old Curzon Street

HS2 Ltd has received the go-ahead from Birmingham City Council to begin the transformative refurbishment of the Old Curzon Street Station. This marks the next phase of work around the new high-speed terminus in central Birmingham. The agreement between the council,...

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