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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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Why Local Plans Are the Answer to Engaging Communities

Why Local Plans Are the Answer to Engaging Communities

The proposed shake-up of the planning system has seen some mixed reactions. In the recently launched planning white paper, the government sets out a new approach based on zoning certain areas, marking some for ‘substantial development’. With change comes scepticism...

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Winners of APM Awards 2020 Announced

Winners of APM Awards 2020 Announced

The winners of the annual Association for Project Management (APM) Awards have been announced at a live virtual ceremony which took place on Monday 16th November 2020. The APM Awards recognise the very best within the project profession, from aspiring young project...

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Hydrogen Heating Demonstration Takes Place

Hydrogen Heating Demonstration Takes Place

The first houses heated by hydrogen gas have been showcased with the use of innovative prototype boilers. Boiler manufacturers Baxi Heating and Worcester Bosch have installed burning boilers at ‘HyStreet’, in specially built demonstration houses at DNV GL’s specialist...

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Pioneering Collab To ‘Shake Up’ Construction

Pioneering Collab To ‘Shake Up’ Construction

A groundbreaking new collaboration aimed at transforming the future of the UK’s construction industry can be unveiled. National framework provider Pagabo has forged a research agreement with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC),...

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Telford & Wrekin Overhaul Planning System

Telford & Wrekin Overhaul Planning System

DEF Software has announced that it will be collaborating with Telford & Wrekin Council to create and launch a new back office development platform which will result in the next generation of building and planning control software. Telford & Wrekin has...

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Homes Set to Be Built Next to York Station

Homes Set to Be Built Next to York Station

Work to lay the ground for 6,500 new homes along with a commercial development in York city centre is set to start in early 2021. Councillors have voted in favour for the first phase, backed by £77 million of Government funding, on 45 ha of land next to the city’s...

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Business Reaction to Spending Review

Business Reaction to Spending Review

Following on from the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s, Rishi Sunak’s spending review yesterday, November 25th, 2020, where he announced spending in infrastructure, housing and levelling up the nation, here are some business reactions: Steve Radley, CITB Policy Director,...

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What Spending Review Means for Construction

What Spending Review Means for Construction

The UK Government have spent a lot of time talking about ‘Levelling Up’ the UK by investing in construction and infrastructure. Today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak has set out his Spending Review, whilst focusing on the recovery from the Coronavirus...

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Using Virtual Technology to Build Back Better

Using Virtual Technology to Build Back Better

John Kitchingman is Managing Director of EuroNorth for Dassault Systèmes. In this latest feature for UKCO, he writes about the construction sector using virtual technology as part of the UK Government’s ‘Build Back Better (and Greener)’ campaign. As the construction...

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Grant to Deliver Infrastructure at Meridian Water

Grant to Deliver Infrastructure at Meridian Water

An agreement which will provide Enfield Council with £170 million in funding to deliver infrastructure to unlock the £6 billion Meridian Water Project has been signed by the Council and the Government. Enfield Council has already secured planning permission for the...

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Transport SMEs Hard Hit by COVID-19

Transport SMEs Hard Hit by COVID-19

While construction was hit hard, other sectors have been feeling the impact of coronavirus too. Of the 544,000 SMEs in distress, the RealBusinessRescue.co.uk analysis reveals the industrial transportation and logistics sector (covering transport of all goods across...

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Pick Everard Appointed to Design New Prisons

Pick Everard Appointed to Design New Prisons

Property, construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard is to play an integral role in the design of four new prisons. The consultancy firm has been appointed by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to build new prisons in Yorkshire, the North West and South East...

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