• College scores top marks

    College scores top marks

    Leeds College of Building has been ranked as one of the best further education providers in the region by employers.  Scoring 8.5 out of 10 in the Skills Funding Agency survey, Leeds College of Building ranked highest in terms of the quality and benefit of the training provided, the professionalism of staff and the flexibility

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  • Innovation Centre set to boost industrial engagement

    Innovation Centre set to boost industrial engagement

    The University of Glasgow has received funding to create a world-leading sensor and imaging systems centre which will offer major benefits to the Scottish economy. The Scottish Funding Council has pledged £10m over the next five years to support the Innovation Centre – Sensor and Imaging Systems (IC-SIS), which will engage in industrially collaborative projects

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  • Small builders under threat as workloads fall

    Small builders under threat as workloads fall

    Almost a third of Britain’s small building firms have shed staff since the turn of the year, as falling workloads and rising costs have forced many SME construction companies to scale back their operations, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The FMB’s latest State of Trade Survey of member firms,

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  • £80m Woking housing development gets go-ahead

    £80m Woking housing development gets go-ahead

    Evolution, a consortium between Kier Project Investment and Thames Valley Housing, has been granted planning permission to develop an £80m housing scheme by Woking Borough Council.  The 9.5 hectare site near Moor Lane, Woking, will be developed to create 371 new homes. Of these, 224 will be available as affordable social rented housing and the

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  • BPF welcomes £700m boost for build-to-let homes

    BPF welcomes £700m boost for build-to-let homes

    The British Property Federation (BPF) has welcomed the detail of a £700m government pledge to build up to 10,000 new build-to-let homes. In a Written Ministerial Statement Housing Minister Mark Prisk announced the first tranche of winning bidders of the Build to Rent Fund, which was increased from £200m to £1bn in last month’s Budget.

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  • Norwich project wins second prestigious national award

    Norwich project wins second prestigious national award

    Bidwells, one of the UK’s leading property consultancies, has won a prestigious national award for its work on the Jarrold Bridge in Norwich. An intrinsic part of St James Place, a new business quarter situated close to the city centre, the new bridge secured The Civic Trust Awards 2013, which honour ‘projects that make an

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  • Final tenders submitted for Mersey Gateway Project

    Final tenders submitted for Mersey Gateway Project

    The Mersey Gateway Project has received final tenders from all three shortlisted bidders competing to deliver the project on behalf of Halton Borough Council. The full and final tenders were delivered to the project’s offices overlooking the River Mersey today ahead of the 12 noon deadline. The project team and its expert advisors will now spend the

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  • IntoOutdoors presses ahead with ambitious development

    IntoOutdoors presses ahead with ambitious development

    IntoOutdoors, the UK’s first retail and lifestyle shopping centre, has received planning permission for a £35 million scheme in the heart of England.   Owner and developer Eagle One has ambitious plans for the innovative scheme which will combine an extensive 45 unit retail centre with outdoor leisure pursuits and holiday lodges set within its 125

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  • Milton Park Development reaches phase two

    Milton Park Development reaches phase two

    Businesses that understand the value that working in the right environment creates are quickly being attracted to Milton Park thanks to its inspirational, adaptable and sound environmental design that’s according to David Beckett of Stubbs Rich Architects, whose practice has begun work on Phase 2 of a £15 million project at Milton Park in Abingdon,

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