• Balfour Beatty increases education portfolio

    Balfour Beatty increases education portfolio

    Balfour Beatty has been appointed by City College Plymouth to refurbish and remodel the college’s existing engineering facilities.   The £3 million design and build contract will create new open plan workshops within which engineering, fabrication, welding and automotive trades will be taught in trade clusters. The scheme is being built on a live, occupied site

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  • Honour for Wolverhampton businessman

    Honour for Wolverhampton businessman

    A leading Wolverhampton businessman has received an Honorary Degree from the University of Wolverhampton in recognition of his contribution to the construction industry. John Gough is Managing Director of William Gough & Sons Limited, a company founded in Wolverhampton in 1900. He received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology from the University’s School of

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  • London Square selected for Richmond Home

    London Square selected for Richmond Home

    The Royal Star & Garter Homes has selected award-winning residential developer London Square to undertake the restoration and conversion of its historic Grade II listed Richmond Home in West London.  The  Charity, which provides nursing care and therapeutic treatment  for disabled ex-Service men and women, and London Square have exchanged contracts for  £5o million for

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  • Cheltenham fire station wins award

    Cheltenham fire station wins award

    A fire station in Cheltenham, developed by Kier, has won the New Building/Structure of the Year Award at the Cheltenham Civic Awards, in association with Cheltenham Borough Council.  The awards recognise projects that go the extra mile and include buildings that are designed to respect their surroundings through vision and craftsmanship, resulting in a feature

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  • Affordable town houses in conservation area

    Affordable town houses in conservation area

    Network Housing Group, a leading housing provider, has successfully redeveloped four Georgian style town houses, in keeping with the historical design of the stunning Myrdle Street conservation area, to provide much-needed affordable family homes in Tower Hamlets. The Group has created new high-quality, front-facing townhouses in a similar style to the original homes on Walden

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  • Construction sectors continue to struggle

    Construction sectors continue to struggle

    Manufacturing and construction sectors struggle on in 2013, as latest insolvency figures show. · Over 1,000 insolvencies combined for both industries in Q1 2013 · Construction: 5,500 construction insolvencies since April 2011 · Manufacturing: 3,465 insolvencies in the same period     There have been nearly 9,000 cases  of insolvencies in construction and manufacturing since

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  • Students engineer a bright future

    Students engineer a bright future

    The Queen’s Jubilee Scholarship Trust (QUEST) and The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) have awarded four coveted scholarships to Leeds College of Building engineering students. 24 year old Adam Bradley from Morley, 32 year old James York from Ilkley, 28 year old Christopher Forrest from Hull and 21 year old Matthew Brown from Bradford have

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  • £17m expansion of student housing portfolio

    £17m expansion of student housing portfolio

    Global alternative investment manager The Carlyle Group announces that Pure Student Living, its joint venture with Generation Estates, has grown its student accommodation portfolio through the acquisition of 60 Commercial Road and two nearby properties in Whitechapel, London, for a total of £17 million. The joint venture, which focuses on the development and operation of

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  • Wainbridge launches £15 million refurbishment

    Wainbridge launches £15 million refurbishment

    Wainbridge Limited, a UK-based property company, announced that it is to undertake the first phase of a major £15 million refurbishment of landmark West End office building 1 Trafalgar Square, the first significant update to the property since its construction in 1988. The refurbishment will comprise expanding the floor plates by way of partially infilling

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