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Esh Construction to deliver £3.2m North Marine Park restoration

South Tyneside Council has appointed Esh Construction to deliver the £3.2m restoration of the historic North Marine Park on South Shields’ seafront.
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Morgan Sindall bags £150m University of Oxford framework

Morgan Sindall has been selected for all of the University of Oxford framework lots, through which the university is expecting £150m of construction work.
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£4m regeneration boost for Grimsby town centre

Northern Powerhouse minister, Jake Berry unveiled nearly £4m of new investment into Grimsby as part of the next phase of its pioneering Town Deal.
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Handheld scanning takes survey of heritage building to the next level

Handheld scanners have allowed a site team to deliver as-built representations of an art deco skyscraper in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, four times faster than traditional methods.
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Higgins hands over St Bernard’s Gate to Catalyst

Higgins has officially handed over the mixed tenure development, St Bernard’s Gate in the London Borough of Ealing to Housing Association, Catalyst.
Paisley Town Hall, Kier, heritage contract

Kier wins pre-construction phase of Paisley Town Hall

Kier has announced a significant heritage contract win after being appointed by hub West Scotland to carry out the pre-construction phase of the £22m transformation of the Paisley Town Hall.
V&A Museum, Wates Group, Powerproject, Elecosoft

Case study: Wates breathes new life into V&A Museum

Wates Group’s construction of a £28m underground gallery and main entrance to London’s V&A Museum presented enormous challenges – but also brought huge rewards.
Inverness Castle project,

Inverness Castle project takes step towards transformation

The Inverness Castle project has taken a step forward as the architect and creative director are appointed, leading the way for the transformation to begin.
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Weston Homes to deliver housing on Cambridge Military Hospital

Weston Homes has acquired the Grade II listed Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot to deliver a £60m residential conversion project.
Historic Environment Scotland, planning policy,,

A new approach to managing the historic environment

Barbara Cummins, director of heritage at Historic Environment Scotland, discusses the new planning policy for Scotland.
Laser scan, Professor Andrew Tallon, notre dame,

Laser scans of Notre Dame could help reconstruct historic building

Laser scans of Paris’ Notre Dame captured by the late Professor Andrew Tallon could help restore the cathedral which was partially destroyed by a fire on 15 April.
Notre Dame, Vinci,

Vinci proposes building firms join forces to rebuild Notre Dame

Vinci has suggested that all construction companies in France join forces to rebuild the Notre Dame, after the historic cathedral was ravaged by a fire yesterday (15 April).
Planning policy

Scotland’s Historic Environment launches new planning policy

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) published its new Historic Environment Policy for Scotland (HEPS) which will be used by decision-makers in Scotland, the new planning policy will take effect from 1 May.
public inquiry

Glasgow School of Art fires call for public inquiry

The circumstances surrounding the two fires at the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building should be the subject of a public inquiry, says government committee.
Major redevelopment

Major redevelopment for York castle museum

York Museums Trust have appointed the team that will work on the initial design phase of a major redevelopment at York Castle Museum, including Alison Brooks Architects and BuroHappold Engineering.
National Gallery

National Gallery interiors to be updated by Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon Interiors have been chosen to transform key areas of the iconic National Gallery in London.
Secondary Glazing

At risk buildings meet modern standards with secondary glazing

Buildings at risk range from those that are virtually on the point of collapse to those that are vacant, but can also be inhabited buildings.
Improve accessibility, Historic houses,

Innovation key to making historic properties accessible to modern visitors

Ian Streets, managing director of About Access, looks at how the heritage market can meet the needs of disabled customers.
Manchester Town Hall, Lendlease,

Lendlease wins £330m Manchester Town Hall refurb

Lendlease has beaten rival Laing O’Rourke for the £330m contract to refurbish the Manchester Town Hall despite also being embroiled in a Grenfell-style cladding row.
St Albans

Building work at St Albans Cathedral enters new phase

Work on St Albans Cathedral has entered a new phase, as Thomas Sinden is appointed principal contractor for the expansion and renovation of one of the nation’s highest-profile Cathedrals.
Selectaglaze: The Secondary Glazing Specialists

Selectaglaze: The Secondary Glazing Specialists

Selectaglaze is the acknowledged specialist and market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of secondary window systems.
endangered buildings

Victorian Society reveals top 10 endangered buildings

The Victorian Society has released their annual Top 10 Endangered Buildings List which recognises at-risk Victorian and Edwardian buildings and structures throughout England and...
Heritage database

Using modern technology to protect and plan for heritage places

Lincoln is using a purpose-built online heritage database to help planners, developers and property owners understand the city’s historic environment while protecting its rich heritage. Kieron Manning of the City of Lincoln Council and Annabel Enriquez of the Getty Conservation Institute discuss the project’s development
turley expansion

Turley expansion through Beacon Planning Acquisition

Leading planning consultancy Turley has acquired Cambridge-based planning and heritage specialist Beacon Planning Ltd.
Queen Elizabeth Hall

Southbank’s Queen Elizabeth Hall reopens

On 9 April Southbank’s Queen Elizabeth Hall is set to open its doors to the public for the first time since closing for refurbishment at the end of 2015

Experts gather in Liverpool to discuss waterfront regeneration

Built environment professionals gathered at RIBA North in Liverpool for an event dedicated to the regeneration of waterfront environments through urban and landscape design