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PM announces £84m for West Mids

PM announces £84m for West Mids

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced an extra £84 million in spending for the West Midlands to help expand the region’s trailblazing brownfield regeneration programme.  This additional funding means that up to 7,500 new homes in the area can now...

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Welsh Fabricator Secures Contracts

Welsh Fabricator Secures Contracts

Welsh aluminium fabricator Dudley’s Aluminium has begun work on two police headquarters in South Wales. The first of the two projects is the South Wales Police Headquarters in Bridgend. South Wales Police is the largest police force in Wales and serves...

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July Patent of the Month

July Patent of the Month

Growing concern about global warming has encouraged many innovative businesses across industry sectors to focus on finding ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Embodied carbon emissions – those that are built into the structures in our environment –...

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hub South West Reach Financial Close

hub South West Reach Financial Close

hub South West, a public-private partnership made up of local authorities, NHS, blue light services and a clutch of leading construction industry Tier One building contractors, have signed a Design and Build project in partnership with Linear Design & Construction...

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Construction output plummets by 40% in April

Construction output plummets by 40% in April

Paul McFadyen, Managing Director of leading online metals supplier, metals4U. Here, he talks about what the latest ONS construction output figures could mean for the construction industry The Coronavirus pandemic has proved to be an incredibly difficult time for the...

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Willmott Dixon Appointed to £20m Facility

Willmott Dixon Appointed to £20m Facility

Willmott Dixon is pleased to announce that the company has been given the go-ahead to start work on a new £20 million facility for Humberside Police’s control centre and other specialist services. The 107,000 square foot, three-storey operational support...

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New Home Demand Rockets Post Lockdown

New Home Demand Rockets Post Lockdown

Interest in buying a new build home has increased since lockdown restrictions have been lifted. After spending months in their house, more and more people are re-evaluating their circumstances and are considering moving. High quality, environmentally friendly, modern...

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Big Business Drive EV Infrastructure Demand

Big Business Drive EV Infrastructure Demand

Demand for electric vehicles, and the infrastructure to support them has been quiet in recent times, which can often be the case with new technology. This is often due to few early adopters being able to afford the steep price points that accompanies new technology....

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Housing Development Conditionally Approved

Housing Development Conditionally Approved

Stirling Council have given provisional approval to plans to build 800 new homes near Bannockburn. The planning permission was put in by Tulloch Homes and Persimmon Homes, with the two house-builders intending to turn vacant land next to Pirnhall and Bannockburn into...

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Construction must deliver “tangible social impact”

Construction must deliver “tangible social impact”

“There is not a common, comprehensive definition of what counts as social value, to frame understanding, benchmarking or reporting, and aid comparison of tenders and to determine best practice. This has given rise to significant disparities in what counts as...

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April 2020 Construction output in the UK

April 2020 Construction output in the UK

Michael Wynn is the managing director of Yorkshire Brickwork Contractors, a specialist brickwork, stonework and blockwork contractor that works for local and national contractors throughout the UK within the industrial, commercial and residential sectors. In...

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Investment to Cut Emissions from Homes

Investment to Cut Emissions from Homes

Almost £80 million is to be invested to help cut carbon emissions from homes and energy intensive business, UK Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng announced yesterday (Jun 29th). The funding is to be invested into a wide range of programmes including pioneering heat...

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