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Amazon Property announces £250m real estate fund in alternatives sectors

Amazon Property has committed a £250m real estate fund to invest in joint venture opportunities in the logistics, managed office solution, PBSA, Life Sciences, and retirement sectors.
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I-Construct launches its Enterprise Readiness events programme

I-Construct launches its free Enterprise Readiness events programme to help spark entrepreneurship and innovation in the construction sector. 
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Construction underway on £15m Infinity Park research centre

Construction of Derby's new Infinity Park research centre is now underway, which will boost industry capabilities in decarbonisation technologies and generate 94 construction jobs over one year.
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ID Manchester seals £1.5 billion innovation hub deal

The ID Manchester has announced the completion of the £1.5 billion project JV between The University of Manchester and Bruntwood SciTech.
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Futurebuild announces the finalists of the Big Innovation Pitch

Futurebuild has called out to its exhibitors to enter the Big Innovation Pitch, to celebrate the products and services that are solving the challenges that are facing the built environment and the drive towards a net-zero future.
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Merit to deliver new £30m Antibody Drug Conjugate manufacturing facility

Offsite construction specialist Merit Health has been appointed by Piramal to deliver their new £30m Antibody Drug Conjugate manufacturing facility expansion project in Grangemouth.
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Peel NRE announce planning proposals for medicinal cannabis facility

Peel NRE has announced planning proposals for a new science innovation and research centre, sustainable energy park, and medicinal cannabis facility on Cooil Road, Braddan, Isle of Man.
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Suppliers appointed to £100m SHED framework

18 suppliers have been appointed to the £100m Social Housing Emerging Disruptors (SHED) framework launched by Procurement for Housing.
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Standout steel structure will house the future of neutron science

Unique steel structure, designed by engineering consultants Buro Happold and covering the European Spallation Source (ESS) facility, is the new home to the future of neutron science.
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CSIC and SEPA sign Sustainable Growth Agreement

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have signed the Sustainable Growth Agreement to advocate for a sustainable future for the built environment, supporting innovation and inclusive growth.
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Construction firm receives £174K in tax relief for fixing stormwater tanks

Oakley Industrial Services has received £174k in government tax relief after perfecting a method for fixing underground stormwater tanks.
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The built environment: Putting the future in the frame

A new Digital Capabilities Framework from the Construction Innovation Hub aims to support and nurture the digital capabilities of early career professionals across built environment disciplines. Henry Fenby-Taylor, information management delivery lead, explains.
Sunderland eye hospital

Green light for £36m NHS eye hospital in Sunderland

Plans to create a new state-of-the-art £36m eye hospital in Sunderland have been given the go-ahead by Sunderland City Council.
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Hunt begins for design team for £1bn Oxford Innovation District

Oxford University Development has launched an international design competition to find a masterplan team for its £1bn Innovation District.
Life and Mind Building

Work commences on Oxford University’s Life and Mind Building

Legal & General, alongside Oxford University and Wates, announced that construction has commenced on the ‘Life and Mind Building’, as part of a £4bn partnership.
COINS Grand Challenge

Driving innovation: AI timber design system and self-healing concrete

Winners have been announced for the 2021 COINS Grand Challenge, a global competition organised by Construction Industry Solutions (COINS), which aims to drive innovation across the construction industry.
Timber building

Environmentally and socially sustainable multi-storey buildings

The European project Build-in-Wood aims to make timber the natural choice of material for multi-storey buildings.
Transforming Infrastructure Performance

Supporting TIP to 2030 – and beyond

The Construction Innovation Hub’s focus on innovation is central to the delivery of the Transforming Infrastructure Performance Roadmap to 2030 against a backdrop of an ever-increasing digitalised and technologically advanced built environment, writes impact director David Philp.
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Could bacteria develop a new type of eco-friendly plasterboard?

Researchers at the University of Bath are exploring whether the natural properties of bacteria could develop a new type of environmentally friendly plasterboard.
mars concrete

Concrete-like material developed from space dust and astronaut blood

Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed a concrete-like material made of space dust and the blood, sweat and tears of astronauts.
fungi landslips

Study to explore how fungi could prevent landslips

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde, Cardiff University, the University of Naples Federico II and engineering company BAM Ritchies, are exploring the role of fungi in helping to prevent landslips.
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Graphene resurfacing trials begin on A1 in Northumberland

National Highways will trial the use of graphene along three miles of the A1’s northbound carriageway between Newton on the Moor and West Cawledge, Northumberland.
transport decarbonisation

Galliford Try gains funding for transport decarbonisation research

Galliford Try has secured funding from the Department of Transport for research into the electrification of the road network.

Partnership to explore 5G’s potential in property and infrastructure sectors

The new programme sees BAM Nuttall and AE Aerospace, working with 5PRING, to set a series of challenges for innovative start-ups and SMEs to solve using 5G.
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Trail launched for low carbon 3D construction printing 

A new partnership between United Utilities and Changemaker 3D Ltd has moved forward the possibilities of concrete printing technology in a way that will ultimately benefit construction.
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Laing O’Rourke secures funding to decarbonise manufactured concrete

Laing O’Rourke has secured a grant from the UK’s Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) to decarbonise manufactured concrete components used in construction.

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