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EQUANS wins retrofit project with Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council has appointed EQUANS to deliver a retrofit project which will serve as a pilot for decarbonising 60,000 properties in the region.
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Tracking the progress of the Levelling Up & Regeneration Bill

Edward Clarke and Jennie Baker of Lichfields examine the state of play with the Levelling Up & Regeneration Bill as it makes its way through Parliament.
David Saville, the new Regional Managing Director for the North of England for Wates Construction

Wates regional managing director appointed for North of England

Dave Saville has been appointed as the new Wates regional managing director to support commercial, residential and infrastructure development in the North of England.
Newcastle Central Library, one of the public buildings that will benefit from the planned decarbonisation works

Newcastle City Council partners with EQUANS on £27m decarbonisation works

Decarbonisation works will make key public buildings across Newcastle more energy efficient with £27m from a government fund, in a partnership between City Council and EQUANS.
Allerton Fire and Police Station was referenced in the Beatles song Penny Lane

Affordable housing development at Allerton Fire and Police Station tops out

HMS celebrates ‘topping out’ at former Allerton Fire and Police Station as the vacant site is transformed into an affordable housing development.
The historic cottages will be refurbished into affordable housing

Historic cottages transformed into affordable homes

A £1.1m refurbishment project in Manchester will turn historic cottages into affordable homes after being abandoned for almost a decade.
An aerial view of Devonport dockyard, where the Devonport dockyard refurbishment project will take place

Devonport Dockyard refurb project to be delivered by Kier BAM Joint...

Kier BAM Joint Venture (KBJV) has been appointed by Babcock International Group to support delivery of the Devonport Dockyard refurb project at Devonport’s 10 Dock facility in Plymouth, Devon.
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Kier appointed to deliver net zero carbon commercial development in London

Kier has been appointed to design and construct the mixed-use sustainable commercial development - 135 Park Street Southbank - by Barings and LBS.
Bidding has begun in the Levelling Up Fund Round 2; Haverfordwest Castle received a grant from the first round of bids

Levelling Up Fund Round 2: Bidding begins for £4.8bn fund

The government’s Levelling Up Fund Round 2 has opened for bidding, allowing councils all over the country to bid for funding for projects that improve communities.
CGI Image of a new social housing scheme in Manchester by Caddick Construction.

Caddick Construction appointed to deliver £11.4m Manchester social housing scheme

Caddick Construction has been appointed to deliver a new £11.4m Manchester social housing scheme, which will be energy-efficient and create work opportunities.
Retrofitting social housing

The Road to Net Zero: Retrofitting social housing

Building new homes that are zero carbon is complicated enough but pales in comparison to the challenge of retrofitting social housing to achieve zero carbon by 2050.
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Putting community at the heart of sustainable places

Community and identity are both characteristics of successful, sustainable places - but what do they really mean and how can they be influenced? David Edwards of architects and urban planners Place-Make takes a look.
Secondary glazing sustainable retrofit traditional buildings

Sustainable retrofit solution: Secondary glazing

With a UK-wide commitment to net zero by 2050 and approximately 5.4m traditional buildings in England alone, there is a lot of work needed to upgrade both building fabrics and fittings. Secondary glazing could be the sustainable retrofit solution needed.

£9.5m Romsey flood alleviation scheme revealed

Caroline Nokes MP(Romsey and Southampton North) has unveiled the Romsey flood alleviation scheme, which will better protect 127 properties by reducing the risk of flooding from the River Test and surface water.
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TfL announces Barking Riverside station opening date

TfL has announced that the new Barking Riverside Station will open to customers on 18 July, providing quicker and more sustainable journey options.
Glasgow build-to-rent

PLATFORM_’s Glasgow build-to-rent development reaches 20 storeys

GRAHAM has completed work on the core of PLATFORM_’s Glasgow build-to-rent Central Quay scheme, which now stands as one of Glasgow’s tallest buildings at 20 storeys (circa 60m high).
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BPF push for new targeted tax measures to speed up decarbonisation...

The BPF has urged the Government to introduce targeted tax measures to encourage investment in new green technology and town centre regeneration projects.
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Government pledge £233m infrastructure funding for East London neighbourhood

Homes England has pledged £233m of infrastructure funding to bring to life a new £3.5bn neighbourhood at Silvertown, East London.
Kendal flood scheme

Work starts at two new locations on multi-million-pound Kendal flood scheme

The Environment Agency and contractors VolkerStevin have completed work at Busher Walk and Benson and Sandes, creating embankments and flood walls as part of the Kendal Flood Risk Management Scheme and will start new works in the northeast of Kendal.
Norway nuclear decommissioning program

Jacobs to lead Norway Nuclear Decommissioning Program

Norsk Nukleær Dekommisjonering (NND) has selected a joint venture between Jacobs and Multiconsult Norge AS to plan the Norway nuclear decommissioning program, estimated to take six years and cost NOK 1 billion ($100m).
GMCA and Homes England will pilot the Strategic Place Partnership

Strategic Place Partnership to be piloted by Homes England and Greater...

Homes England and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) have entered into a Strategic Place Partnership, piloting a new model for partnership working between the government’s housing and regeneration agency and local authorities.
Andy Haldane has been selected as the Chair of the Levelling Up Advisory Council

Andy Haldane chosen as chair of the Levelling Up Advisory Council

The new chair of the government’s Levelling Up Advisory Council has been announced today as Andy Haldane, a former Bank of England chief economist and head of the Levelling Up Taskforce.
Houses of Parliament restoration

DBR leading ground assessments in Houses of Parliament restoration

DBR Ltd will oversee the creation of boreholes to assess ground conditions around the Parliamentary Estate, informing essential decisions about the Houses of Parliament restoration and renewal.
residential sites

Kier & Housing Growth Partnership announce joint residential sites venture

Kier Property and Housing Growth Partnership have announced a joint venture to develop residential sites across the UK.
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Tilbury Douglas begins work on Network Rail Houston Street Project

Tilbury Douglas, leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out company, has begun refurbishment works at the Network Rail Houston Street offices in Glasgow.
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Premier Modular provides decant classrooms on top of modular structure for...

Premier Modular has delivered decant classrooms on top of a modular structure as part of a comprehensive refurbishment at Douay Martyrs Catholic Secondary School in Ickenham.