keepmoat land deals

Keepmoat Homes acquires 3 new sites in the North West

Keepmoat Homes has acquired three new land deals in Leyland, Accrington and Stoke on Trent to deliver 723 new homes.
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Government’s planning reforms ‘lack detail’

The housing, communities and local government committee has warned that the government's proposed planning system reforms 'lack detail'.
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New Homes Quality Code launched for consultation

The New Homes Quality Board (NHQB) has published its draft New Homes Quality Code to help address gaps in existing protections for new build customers.
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Heatwave warning prompts call to use insulation which keeps homes cool

Insulation specialist Actis reminds architects of the importance of ensuring buildings remain cool in the summer as well as warm in winter.
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Mace appoints new managing director for international technology

Mace has appointed Jon McElroy as its new managing director for international technology.
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UK’s first verification scheme for home retrofit launched

The National Energy Foundation (NEF) has launched the UK’s first verification scheme for home retrofits.
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Pimlico Plumbers enforces ‘no jab, no job’ for new recruits

Pimlico Plumbers has become the UK’s largest independent home services company to enforce a ‘no jab, no job’ policy as part of its latest recruitment drive.
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Funding approved for £501m River Thames flood scheme

The outline business case has been approved for the £501m River Thames scheme which will deliver flood protection to thousands of homes across Surrey.
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Contractors scrap plans to ‘deskill’ electricians

Plans to introduce deskilling training standards, which led to widespread protests by Unite electricians across the UK, have been scrapped.
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Willmott Dixon bags Kensington & Chelsea housing schemes

Willmott Dixon has landed a £25.6m contract from Kensington & Chelsea Council to deliver two new housing schemes.
darlington railway station

Plans in for £100m transformation of Darlington railway station

Plans for the £100m transformation of Darlington railway station have been submitted to Darlington Borough Council.
Dungeness nuclear power station

EDF moves nuclear power station in Kent to defuelling phase

EDF has moved Dungeness B nuclear power station in Kent into the defuelling phase with immediate effect.

THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN DIGITAL CONSTRUCTON

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How cloud-based ERP technology is changing the construction industry

With the ever-evolving world of technology, cloud-based ERP such as EasyBuild, has seen a massive uptake by organisations. So why is this the case?
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Graitec releases latest AEC document management software

Graitec has released its 2022 version of Opentree, a world-class document management software for architects, engineers and companies requiring compliant workflows.

HS2 opens its Innovation Accelerator programme to five SMEs

HS2 Ltd launched the search for five SMEs and start-ups to become part of its Innovation Accelerator programme, in partnership with Connected Places Catapult and Bruntwood SciTech.

THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN OFFSITE & MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

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Perfect fit: The rise of modular construction

John Leitch is bid manager at M-AR Ltd and has used Access ConQuest for more than 27 years. As demand for housing, particularly affordable homes, soars, he explains how offsite construction can provide greater cost certainty and faster delivery times.
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CSIC reveals blueprint for modular approach to office fit-out

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has revealed new plans to transform public spaces into an alternative to city-centre offices, reflecting the changing working patterns post-Covid.
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Work underway at £9.8m Loughborough school regeneration

Willmott Dixon has commenced construction works on a modular extension and refurbishment at Iveshead School in Shepshed, Loughborough to accommodate new housing growth across the region.
Belle vue, Manchester, Connell College

Construction underway at Co-op Academy Belle Vue in Manchester

Darwin Group has started work to deliver a teaching block for Co-op Academy Belle Vue, East Manchester.
PBC Today May 2021

PBC Today May 2021

The May edition of PBC Today brings together expert contributors from across planning, construction and academia to discuss a wide range of issues facing the sector.
BIM Today March 2021

BIM Today March 2021

Welcome to BIM Today March 2021, in which our expert contributors examine latest issues, innovations and challenges in the world of BIM, AI and digital construction.

Modular Advantage – Modular Design Edition

This special edition explores the people and ideas behind one of the most important aspects of modular construction: design

Specification guide: Flame retardant wood panels

In Part One of this specification guide to flame retardant wood panels, innovative timber product specialist MEDITE SMARTPLY offers a comprehensive overview of the terminology covering these materials and related fire testing standards.

Delivering End-to-End visibility in construction

This ebook from The Access Group looks at the challenging conditions for construction over the past year, both in terms of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and in navigating a complex supply chain picture.

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SIPs Eco is the Largest Award Winning Premier Independent SIP Home Manufacturer in the UK for constructing energy efficient homes

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LABC - Delivering impartial and professional building control services throughout England and Wales in order to meet regulations.

Buildots: Digitising construction with ‘mission control’

Buildots is an innovative construction tech start-up created with the aim of providing the equivalent of a ‘mission control room’ for construction sites.

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Accessibility isn’t an add-on when it comes to awards

Ian Streets, managing director of About Access, marks down the judges who hand out accolades for inaccessible design.

Covid-19 and the reinvention of the construction industry

Asite has launched a research report examining how the construction industry can adapt to survive, using digital technologies in the face of Covid-19.

How can the construction industry optimise digital engineering?

Advanced building materials, smart buildings, BIM, digital twins, and modern methods of construction are amongst the more transformative technologies set to shape digital engineering.

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