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Work Continues on Manchester Development

Work Continues on Manchester Development

Work on a new £12 million storage facility at Manchester’s historic Rocket site is progressing. Building firm Triton Construction is delivering the 92,000 sq ft scheme for Big Yellow Self Storage Company, which has owned the land for 12 years but only recently secured planning consent. “Whilst this should be a relatively straightforward five storey build, we have to take extra care and adjust our methods to adhere to the strict vibration monitoring that is being undertaken by Network Rail.”…

New Leisure Centre in Maidenhead

New Leisure Centre in Maidenhead

A new leisure centre will be built by Wates in Maidenhead, Berkshire. The £32.8 million Braywick Leisure Centre will replace the current 40-year-old Magnet Leisure Centre in Braywick Park and it will include a new 10-lane swimming pool, larger training and splash pools, a 200-station gym, four squash courts, a larger sports hall, improved accessibility for disabled users and sports teams, and 500 car parking spaces. The firms that are interested in securing work on the project are invited to…

Durkan Secures the Thamesmead Regeneration Scheme

Durkan Secures the Thamesmead Regeneration Scheme

The first phase of Peabody Housing Association’s Thamesmead regeneration scheme in London will be delivered by contractor Durkan. The developer has signed a deal to deliver the £45 million Southmere Village Phase 1A, which includes 130 new homes, an energy centre with associated district heat network, commercial space and parking and a range of formal and informal public spaces. “We’re delighted to be working with Peabody to deliver this exciting new development for the capital. At Durkan we’re conscious of…

Dementia Care Village at Wirral Waters

Dementia Care Village at Wirral Waters

Peel Land and Property has started a partnership with care provider Belong to build a dementia care village in Wirral Waters. The planning application has already been submitted to Wirral Council and awaits approval. The development will include a range of village centre amenities open to the public, such as bistro, specialist gym, hair salon and a few function rooms. It will also offer housing options to cater for a spectrum of abilities, including 34 one and two bedroom apartments…

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the Autumn of 2017 that an extra 300,000 homes would need to be built annually to try and tackle the housing crisis.

Managing the housing crisis, how technology can help

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the Autumn of 2017 that an extra 300,000 homes would need to be built annually to try and tackle the housing crisis. An investment of at least £44 billion will be required over the next 5 years for this to be possible. There are currently several initiatives in place to try and manage the housing crisis from the removal of stamp duty applied to purchases below £300,000, to encourage first time buyers to get themselves…

New Regeneration Project to Start in Glenrothes

New Regeneration Project to Start in Glenrothes

Work on a new £10 million development in the heart of Glenrothes town centre has started. The development aims to transform and regenerate the areas, as well as making space for a number of new retailers and restaurants such as Marks and Spencer Food Hall, Tony Macaroni and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Working on the North Street site are Atmore Properties Limited and contractor Easy Living Development. “This is the largest town centre investment in Fife in over 20 years, and…

River Clyde Homes Announced Investment Plans

River Clyde Homes Announced Investment Plans

River Clyde Homes has revealed its plans to invest £17 million in housing in Inverclyde, upgrading homes and making them more energy efficient. Out of the total amount of money, around £10.6 million will be spent on major works to improve the housing stock. In a first for the Association, solar panels will be installed in 150 existing properties as part of a £3m drive to improve energy efficiency for customers, while 310 additional homes will be converted from inefficient…

Edinburgh Council Reveals Plans for Fountainbridge

Edinburgh Council Reveals Plans for Fountainbridge

City of Edinburgh Council has decided to turn a former brewery complex in Fountainbridge into a vibrant city quarter that will include over 400 new homes. The work on the site is set to commence early next year, with the project expected to be finalised by 2025. The Council is looking for a development partner that will deliver over 400 new homes across four blocks, comprising a mix of social housing and homes for sale. Retail and business units will…

Aberdeen City Council Plans to Deliver More Houses

Aberdeen City Council Plans to Deliver More Houses

Following this week’s annual budget meeting, Aberdeen City Council will develop its plans for the delivery of 2,000 new council homes. Elected members have instructed the director of resources to report back to the city growth and resources committee with self-financing business plans, in conjunction with private developers, working within an affordable capital investment sum of £250 million. Additionally, the council will expand its work within the private sector in the provision of affordable housing and will prepare a report…

News Plans for Liverpool’s Copperas Hill

News Plans for Liverpool’s Copperas Hill

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has revealed the plans for a £64 million transformation of Liverpool’s Copperas Hill site. The new project is subject to planning approval and it will start with the creation of a Student Life Building and a Sports Building in Phase I. Both buildings are expected completion by summer 2020 and they will be accompanied by new public spaces to help enhance the area. The Student Life Building will become the new home for student-facing services…