£9.9m Funding Injection For Liverpool’s Festival Gardens

Up to 1,500 family homes will be built at the Festival Gardens in Liverpool due to a £9.9m funding increase from Homes England. The government’s housing accelerator, which brings experts and funding to areas to tackle the housing crisis – will give a grant of £9.9m to Liverpool City Council. This funding comes from Government’s £450m Local Authority Accelerated Construction programme, which will allow essential remediation work to take place on the site, paving the way for residential development to begin. The news comes as Homes England officially opened new offices in the same building as Liverpool City Region Combined Authority at Mann Island, Pier Head, a move designed to help the two or

Edinburgh Transformation Plans Receive Strong Public Support

A major discussion on proposals to radically transform Edinburgh’s city centre has revealed strong public support for the change. More than 5,000 people contributed their views as part of the ‘Connecting our City, Transforming our Places’ consultation, 88% of which said they wanted to see changes to the way Edinburgh is managed. Over half of respondents (51%) said they wanted a more extreme approach to the issues raised in delivering a city fit for the future, while three quarters of respondents supported traffic reduction in the city and town centres. Consultation feedback has informed a series of principles for the city centre’s transformation that would deliver a vibrant city and impact p

New Port On The River Thames Gains Development Consent

The Port of Tilbury has gained development consent from the Secretary of State for Transport to build Tilbury2. The new multi-million pound port terminal will sit neighbouring the current 930-acre site in Thurrock, on the outskirts of Greater London. With construction scheduled to start in a matter of weeks, the privately funded port, Tilbury2, will be built on a site covering in excess of 150 acres, which was part of the location of the former Tilbury Power Station. When operational in Spring 2020, Tilbury2 will be the UK’s largest unaccompanied ferry port and the country’s biggest construction processing hub, with AEO-trusted trader status. Expansion is vital for the Port of Tilbury to cop

Graham Wins £13m Design And Build Contract

Graham has been selected by Countryside Zest and Highways England after the recent award of a design and build contract for the Chelmsford East Beaulieu S278 Works (RDR Phase 3) project. The works in Chelmsford, Essex contain a new viaduct over the Great Eastern railway and A12 and carriageway works (RDR Phase 3) linking into the Boreham Interchange. The scheme, which is being directed by Countryside Zest in partnership with Highways England, is subject to a single-phase procurement process however the works will be split into two phases. The first stage, a £1.4m valued Pre-Construction Services appointment, will focus on design development in order to secure technical approval from the rele

Cambridge Set For ‘Digital Twin’ As Part Of New Urban Data Project

The Greater Cambridgeshire Partnership is set to be the very first to trail the Urban Data Project, which will see the construction of a digital twin of Cambridge to collect rich data about the city. The Urban Data Project has been developed by smart city application specialist, Telensa. Telensa has built a solution powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud platform that produces a trust infrastructure for urban data, one that allows cities to collect, protect and use their data for the benefit of all citizens. Urban data is the mosaic of street-by-street, minute-by-minute information that makes up a city’s digital twin. It contains mapping how people use the city, the mix of traffic on the roads

Telford Homes Acquires £160m International Way Site

Telford Homes, the London-based residential property developer, has revealed that it has exchanged contracts for the conditional purchase of a site on International Way, Stratford. The international way site has been purchased for a total cash consideration of £20m, subject to achieving a acceptable planning consent. The land has been acquired from LCR, the Department for Transport and HS1 Ltd following a competitive process. The purchase of this site, which is neighbouring to Stratford International station and Westfield Stratford City, will be Telford Homes’ third land acquisition from LCR. The 1.14 acre international way site is expected to deliver roughly 380 homes with subsidised afford

Groundwork Director Banned For Failing To Submit Taxes

The director of a domestic and industrial groundwork company has been banned from running a company after failing to submit taxes and keep acceptable accounting records. George Fry from Glasgow was the sole director and shareholder of Connect Pavers Limited. Incorporated in September 2015, the company carried out domestic and industrial groundwork contracts. However, just two years later in October 2017, Connect Pavers entered into liquidation following a petition at Glasgow Sheriff Court by the tax authorities for an unpaid bill of at least £140,000 if not more. Insolvency practitioners were tasked with winding-up Connect Pavers but George Fry failed to confirm that the company maintained a

Gloomy Political And Business Backdrop

Construction industry slows down amid worrying political and business backdrop – following the announcement of the Construction PMI figures, Phil Harris, Director at BLP Insurance comments on the sector: “The construction sector suffered its second monthly fall in a row down to 50.6, but scrapped in just above the growth threshold of 50.0 which was an achievement in itself given the festive seasonal slowdown and the gloomy political and business backdrop. “With two months left until the UK leaves the EU and no clear deal in sight, confidence in the construction sector on several levels is in short supply. “Small residential building contractors, the lifeblood of the sector which has skin in

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