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Working smarter with the help of digital technology

Working smarter with the help of digital technology

You’d be hard pressed to find an industry where technology has not had a significant impact over the last five years. Construction and engineering are, of course, no different. In this article Melanie Dawson, Director of Digital Construction at GRAHAM, discusses...

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Millport Marine Station gets an upgrade

An upgrading and refurbishment scheme of the national research facility Millport Marine Station, on the Isle of Cumbrae in Ayrshire, is expected to boost the station’s use by British and foreign universities while also supporting the local Ayrshire economy. In...

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Education hub delivered in North Copeland

North Copeland, a community in Cumbria, has benefitted from the completion of a £30M new state-of-the-art education and activity hub by the contractor company Wates Construction after being commissioned by the Cumbrian County Council with assistance from...

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All Together Cumbria to hire 500 people for Sellafield Ltd

Approximately 500 new job roles will be created by a collaboration between Sellafield Ltd, Morgan Sindall, and Jacobs in Cumbria through the community interest company All Together Cumbria, which will provide a digital gateway to hire people into employment,...

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Piccadilly Gardens set for refurbishment

After numerous attempts to get the scheme underway, the Manchester City Council have successfully appointed a landscaper to carry out the refurbishment of Piccadilly Gardens so as to make the area more family friendly while also discouraging anti-social behaviour. A...

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CPA: infrastructure to lead way in 2020

CPA: infrastructure to lead way in 2020

© HS2/Grimshaw The Construction Products Association (CPA) has released its latest forecast for the construction industry, with the CPA expecting a slight decline of 0.3% in 2020, for the industry. While political uncertainty and bad weather led to a slowdown in...

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The Strive For Sustainable Homes

The Strive For Sustainable Homes

Achieving the net zero energy annual emission by 2050 is feasible and an exciting target for us all to contribute to, but it is unclear exactly how this is going to be attainable without continued investment in infrastructure, research, and development, together with...

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Housing Minister pledges planning reform

Housing Minister pledges planning reform

The Housing Minster, Esther McVey, recently made a speech regarding the imposition of planning reform to the National Planning Policy Framework as a way of helping to achieve Britain’s housing goals. In her speech, she stated: “We have made planning reform...

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Housing Minster visits Modular Housing Factory in Leeds

Housing Minster visits Modular Housing Factory in Leeds

Efforts to establish a ‘Construction Corridor’ in the North of England were encouraged even further by a recent visit by the Housing Minister, Esther McVey, to the Legal and General Modular Housing Factory in Leeds, where modern methods of construction are...

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Caledonian modular construction appointed to £3Bn framework

Caledonian modular construction appointed to £3Bn framework

The modular construction company Caledonian can now expand on their educational development project portfolio courtesy of their appointment to Lots One and Two of the Department for Education’s Modern Methods of Construction Framework, with both Lots possessing...

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DIO begins open consultation for RAF Halton

DIO begins open consultation for RAF Halton

DIO has begun an open consultation on the future of RAF Halton with a vision to create a sustainable, mixed-use development. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has revealed its vision for RAF Halton and started an open consultation to create the modern,...

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