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[6 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

The chief executive of Debenhams has confirmed that the group is planning to open in 70 more locations across the country, guardian.co.uk reports. Britain’s second-biggest department store chain may have posted it’s first fall in profits since 2008 – a drop of 5.4 per cent for the half year. That hasn’t stopped the group having […]

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[22 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

One of Bristol’s most prominent office buildings is set for a major refurbishment in order to improve its energy efficiency. Developers have confirmed that the waterside building at One Victoria Street will be extended, remodelled and completely reclad this June. Improving existing building’s energy efficiency Image source It is planned for the refurbishment to dramatically […]

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[11 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Plans for the transformation of BBC’s Television Centre have been revealed and include a hotel development, bbc.co.uk reports. An iconic building which many are deeply nostalgic about Image source The iconic building, which features the famous ‘doughnut’ with its glass external cladding, was sold by BBC last year to Stanhope for £200 million. The developer […]

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[15 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Uncertainty and confusion is proving to be a hindrance in the uptake of the Green Deal, according to a new survey by the UK’s leading business standards body. The BSI suggests that while one in five home-owners is set to participate in the deal, which launches in October, the majority admit that they still don’t […]

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[10 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Plans for an ecological ‘community hub’ the north corner of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park have been approved, bdonline.co.uk reports. Due to open in 2013, the hub comprises ‘wild’ parkland in which a playground, café and community centre will sit. Designed by Erect Architecture, the application was submitted by the new London Legacy Development Corporation […]

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[9 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

A new block of flats geared toward commuters in Kent is to be given a ‘golden shimmer’; perhaps a reflection of the Olympic year in which it is to be built. Image source £20 million regeneration scheme The Fold, situated in Sidcup, is part of a £20 million regeneration scheme which involves the demolition of […]

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[27 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

A number of Nottingham City Homes tenants may well be rejoicing following news their homes will be made more efficient free of charge. The council-affiliated organisation is to install external cladding onto council homes in Stonebridge Park as part of a £1.75 million sustainability drive, reports thisisnottingham.co.uk. Making homes more energy efficient Other residents in St […]

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[20 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

A ‘beautiful, environmentally sustainable’ garden city could be on the cards for Heathrow airport if the government goes ahead with building an alternative hub airport in London. Image source That’s according to Graeme Bell, vice-president of the Town and Country Planning Association think-tank, who suggested that the airport site could become a mixed-use commercial development […]

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[19 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Gateshead Council has approved plans for a new multiplex cinema to be built in the town, as part of a wider regeneration project, itv.comreports. Councillors on the Planning and Development Committee have agreed that a new Vue cinema will be constructed in Gateshead, creating around 60 jobs in the process. Image source It is the […]

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[16 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

A new energy-saving project will enable hundreds of people in West Sussex to enjoy warmer homes and reduced heating bills, The Littlehampton Gazettereports. A partnership between Arun District Council and EDF Energy means that 520 homes in Wick will receive external cladding to insulate them against the cold weather. Helping residents’ reduce fuel bills The […]