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HS2 landscape design to restore Midlands heritage hotspot

Landscape designs by HS2 show how an area around the River Cole in Warwickshire, identified as a Heritage Hotspot, can be transformed.
Greenfield School, Darwin Group

Darwin Group starts work on Greenfield School in Surrey

Using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), Darwin Group has started to deliver construction work at the brand-new education building for Greenfield School in Woking, Surrey.
Anfield road stand redevelopment

Plans approved for LFC’s Anfield Road Stand expansion

Plans for the redevelopment of the Anfield Road Stand have been approved today (15 June) by Liverpool City Council's planning committee.
Newman Catholic School, Stevenage school,

Kier to deliver two new blocks at Stevenage school

Kier has been appointed by the Department of Education to deliver two new blocks for The Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School in Stevenage, totalling 5,286m2, as well as extensive landscaping works.
Road improvements, highways

£218m investment to improve roads across East of England

Millions of road-users in the East of England are set to enjoy safer and quicker journeys as Highways England plans improvements across the region over the next 12 months.
kensington gardens gates

Plans unveiled for new twin gates into Kensington Gardens

Developer Fenton Whelan has been given the go-ahead by The Royal Parks to submit plans for new twin Royal Park gates into Kensington Gardens.
Northgate Yard, Bridgewater

Willmott Dixon to deliver £16m entertainment scheme in Bridgwater

Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Sedgemoor District Council to build Northgate Yard, a mixed-use regeneration project, for dining and entertainment in Bridgwater town centre, Somerset.
Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Vectorworks Design Scholarship winners announced

Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. has announced this year’s Vectorworks Design Scholarship regional winners.
West End Gate, mechanical infrastructure, Vital Energi

Vital Energi secures £7.3m mechanical West End Gate contract

Vital Energi has won the combined £7.3m mechanical infrastructure and mechanical fit-out package for Berkeley Homes’ West End Gate development.
Enterprise Wharf, Smart building

Construction underway on Birmingham’s first smart building

Construction work for Birmingham’s first smart-enabled building, Enterprise Wharf, is now underway at the Innovation Birmingham Campus.
Slurry treatment, HS2

HS2’s slurry treatment technology supports Colne Valley project

Plans to create new grasslands/woodlands around the southern portal of HS2’s Chilterns tunnel have been enabled by an innovative solution to reuse the waste chalk slurry generated during the tunnel’s construction.
Later living Chelmsford scheme

Work begins on new £20m Chelmsford ‘later living’ scheme

Anchor Hanover, with newly appointed build partner Hill, have started construction in Chelmsford to create 82 new homes for over 65s.

Planning inspector overturns refusal of Sussex industrial scheme

Proposals for a development on the Bexhill Enterprise Park in East Sussex, which could support up to 500 local jobs, can move forward after a planning inspector has ruled Rother District Council was wrong to reject the scheme.
Building materials for social housing

Building a better social housing sector through collaboration

Specifying building materials for social housing is a liability landmine, says John Harris, head of sales – housing at Wienerberger.
Grahame Park

Wates appointed to Grahame Park regeneration in Colindale

Wates Residential, part of the Wates Group, has been appointed by Notting Hill Genesis to deliver the first 209 mixed-tenure homes of the next stage of the regeneration of Grahame Park, Barnet’s largest housing estate, located in Colindale.
HS2 environmental impacts, environmental, biodiversity, landscape,

HS2 revises plans for railway in Warwickshire to protect wildlife

HS2 has revised designs for the railway in the Canley Brook area in Warwickshire to reduce the environmental impacts and avoid a major realignment of a local river.
non native species uk, INNS, biodiversity,

HS2 tackles biodiversity loss and reduces waste

HS2 has introduced a new approach to tackling Invasive Non-Native Species, saving time, money and carbon output by reducing waste to landfill and minimising soil excavation.
Water Orton viaducts

HS2 unveils designs for Water Orton viaducts

HS2 has revealed new designs for two viaducts near the village of Water Orton in Warwickshire to create new green public spaces.
Brighton new homes, housing, hove,

72 units in Brighton gain planning permission

InsideOut has had its design proposal for 72 new homes approved by Brighton & Hove’s Planning Committee, the site was purchased with outline permission for 60 homes.
Builders’ merchants

Builders’ merchants bounce back in Q3 2020

Builders merchants sales bounced back to near normal levels in Q3 2020, as BMF warns ‘we are likely to see more volatility in the coming months’.
integrated facilities management, mitie

Mitie to deliver facilities management services for Magnox

Mitie has been awarded an integrated facilities management (IFM) contract worth £56m over five years with Magnox Ltd.
Outdoor learning,

Outdoor learning gives children a healthy view of the world

Kath MacTaggart, landscape architect at BDP, discusses the benefits of designing and creating outdoor learning and social environments that spark imagination and creativity.
Maple Cross

HS2 secures new landscaped play area for Maple Cross JMI school

Three Rivers District Council has granted planning permission for a new landscaped play area for Maple Cross JMI school in Maple Cross near Rickmansworth, bringing a request to HS2 from a local pupil to life.

Marshalls restructure plans could make up to 400 staff redundant

Landscape products group, Marshalls plc, has revealed it could make up to 400 employees redundant, as it makes a series of restructuring proposals following a fall in sales.
R K United Ltd, safety system,

Landscaping director sentenced after worker impaled on spike

Former director of now-dissolved landscaping company R K United Ltd, Hafeez Ghafoor has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was impaled on a spike.
Design Space, Marshalls,

Marshalls to open new Design Space in Birmingham

Manufacturer of hard landscaping products, Marshalls is set to open a Design Space in Birmingham this month (September).