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London Euston

Lendlease named preferred bidder for £4bn London Euston redevelopment

Lendlease has been selected as the preferred bidder for the £4bn redevelopment of London Euston station
Network Rail contracts

Amey Rail acquires Carillion’s Network Rail contracts

A significant number of Carillion’s Network Rail contracts have been acquired by Amey Rail Limited; the successful sale provides reassurance to many in the rail industry and continuity for projects around the country
pipework awareness

BISPA-in-London pipework awareness workshops prove to be a success

The Building and Industrial Services Pipework Academy (BISPA) recently held their inaugural BISPA-in-London pipework awareness workshops to educate and train end users and specifiers, to create awareness on the importance of ensuring correct specifications in pipework systems
Homelessness Reduction Act

Ambitious Homelessness Reduction Act to reform homeless risk

For the first time, prisons, probation services, Jobcentres and NHS Trusts will be among the organisations that have a duty to help those at risk of becoming homeless and refer them to a housing authority, Minister for Homelessness Heather Wheeler confirmed today (22 February)
Women in Planning

North West Women in Planning hosts second event

The North West division of the Women in Planning Network, aimed at supporting and empowering women working in the planning industry, is hosting its second event, ‘Plan your Career’, in Manchester
first-time buyer mortgage

Data highlights mortgage trends in London and Northern Ireland

New data reveals stagnant growth for first-time buyer mortgages in London in the fourth quarter of 2017, while Northern Ireland experiences a 17.4% surge in first-time buyer mortgages for the same period
Spotlight on…air pollution

Spotlight on…air pollution launched by the Considerate Constructors Scheme

A survey by the Considerate Constructors Scheme has revealed an urgent need for greater awareness and understanding of air pollution across the construction industry
Invesco

Invesco secure funding for build to rent scheme in Liverpool

Invesco real estate has secured forward funding for a large scale built to rent (BtR) scheme in Liverpool city centre
i9

Ion submit planning application for i9 office building

Liverpool property developer, Ion, has submitted a Planning Application for the proposed i9 building on Railway Drive, Wolverhampton
Barking Riverside

Barking Riverside regeneration receives £500m boost

London’s Barking Riverside, one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects, receives £500m for transport links, parkland and other community facilities – alongside almost 11,000 homes
planning permission

Over 423,000 homes with planning permission waiting to be built

According to recent research, over 423,000 homes which have received planning permission are still waiting to be built
redress

BLP Insurance support new housing redress system

Following the launch of the Government’s consultation to improve redress in the housing sector and the introduction of a single housing ombudsman, Kim Vernau, CEO of BLP Insurance, comments on the importance of giving buyers of new build homes a streamlined process for redress
development finance loan

UK developers squander £20m a year on development finance loans

UK developers are squandering £20m a year on interest they don’t need to pay, according to new research from specialist packager, Thistle Finance
housing complaints

Government to improve housing complaints system

Dissatisfied tenants and homeowners across the country may be offered support as the government considers options to ensure that no-one is left battling with their landlord or builder to resolve housing complaints, Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has announced

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