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Homes England and Barclays, new homes,

Homes England and Barclays agree £155m housebuilding loan

Homes England and Barclays have agreed £155.3m of loan funding to accelerate the construction of hundreds of new homes in Wimbledon and Southampton.
local authorities, housebuilding, RTPI,

Local authorities deliver highest housebuilding levels since 1990

A study by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has revealed that at least 9,000 homes have been built by local authorities in England in 2017-18.
sustainable residential construction,

Smart ways to transform a housebuild into an eco-home

With climate change on the minds of so many of the international community, the need for sustainable residential construction has never been greater. A few simple changes can help save the planet.
modern slavery, construction,

Construction slavery exploitation gang jailed for 28 years

Three men from a Romanian organised crime group have been sentenced to 28 years’ imprisonment for trafficking victims into the UK in order to exploit them within the construction industry.
Maintenance Service Provider, United Utilities, Costain,

United Utilities appoints Costain as Maintenance Service Provider

United Utilities has appointed Costain as Maintenance Service Provider across its operations under a framework contract for an initial period of five years.
Ravenscraig, masterplan,

Masterplan approved to regenerate Scotland’s largest brownfield site

A masterplan to regenerate one of the largest brownfield sites in Europe at Ravenscraig has been approved by the North Lanarkshire Council.
Skehill, PCC,

North London architect issued with a reprimand

Skehill of M Skehill Architect Ltd in North London was issued with a reprimand following a finding of unacceptable professional conduct (UPC).
South Wales Metro, Transport for Wales,

Transport for Wales awards initial contracts for South Wales Metro

Transport for Wales has chosen Balfour Beatty, Alun Griffiths and Siemens Mobility for Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contracts as part of the South Wales Metro.
Carbon storage, construction,

How technology is turning carbon emissions into a useful resource

Adams Selfstore discusses carbon storage – and how technology is helping to transform carbon emissions into raw materials and fuel for the construction industry.
Ruby McGregor-Smith, Tideway,

Former Mitie CEO joins Tideway board

Former Mitie chief executive Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE has joined the board of Tideway, the company building the £4.2bn Thames Tideway super sewer.
Fastflow Group and United Living, property sector,

Fastflow Group and United Living merge

Fastflow Group and United Living have joined forces to provide a broadened maintenance and development capability in the property sector.
Space hub Sutherland, environmental impacts,

Studies to assess environmental impacts of Space Hub Sutherland

Preliminary work is getting underway to agree on the scope of environmental impact studies that should be carried out in relation to the site of a proposed space hub in Sutherland.
Downsizing, BLP insurance,

66% of Brits over 60 have never considered downsizing their home

Two-thirds (66%) of people aged 60 or over have never considered downsizing their property, according to a recent survey by BLP Insurance.
Glasgow Airport Investment Area,

Suppliers get chance to secure Glasgow Airport Investment Area contracts

Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd is holding a drop-in event on 26 June, to outline opportunities on the Glasgow Airport Investment Area project.

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