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[25 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

A 225,000 sq ft office building in Leeds has been approved by the council and work is soon to begin, reports yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk. The new structure is to be situated between Wellington Street and Whitehall Road and is part of the Central Square site. The plans were created by DLA Designs and show that the building […]

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[21 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

Three student accommodation blocks have just been approved for Birmingham’s Eastside Locks, constructionenquirer.com reports. The three structures will vary in size, ranging from nine storeys to 13. Alumno Developments is behind the scheme, which will provide 625 rooms to students. Moreover, the scheme will include accessible communal areas, which will be well-lit for the student’s […]

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[9 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

Six insurance firms have pledged £25 billion to an infrastructure development that will help support a number of key construction projects across the UK. The brokers made their pledge after holding successful negotiations with Lord Deighton, commercial secretary to the Treasury Funds, and the Association of British Insurers. Funds from Prudential, Aviva, Legal & General, […]

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[6 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

New construction techniques are to be implemented by a number of leading construction firms as part of a scheme to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions produced by British infrastructure projects. Heathrow Airport, National Grid and Skansa will all be taking part in the government scheme, ‘The Infrastructure Carbon Review’, which aims to cut 24 million […]

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[11 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

The UK construction industry has plenty of reasons to celebrate following the announcement of a £150 million funding package to reduce construction times and make buildings more energy efficient. The bulk of the investment comes from Britain’s Technology Strategy Board, which has put forward £60 million to support the designing and developing of eco-friendly buildings. […]

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[2 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

Construction and maintenance projects for Scotland during 2013-14 have been given the green light after a £205 million funding package was announced. Image source Jacksons-security.co.uk believes the UK government’s generous commitment will help to significantly improve a host of the country’s major attractions, with new buildings representing Scotland’s ambitions for sustained growth in years to […]

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[24 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

The government needs to get its act together when it comes to investment in areas such as school building. That’s the warning let off by the UK Contractor’s Group, representing 32 leading construction firms, who hope to highlight the industry’s contribution to the economy. The need for accelerated investment The group’s Creating Britain’s Future campaign […]