Commercial Construction

CALEDONIAN AWARDED £38M SCHOOLS CONTRACT

CALEDONIAN AWARDED £38M SCHOOLS CONTRACT

Volumetric modular building specialist Caledonian has secured two large school projects in quick succession with a total order value of £38m. Haygrove School and The Sir Frederick Gibberd College were secured by Caledonian under Department for Education (DfE) frameworks. Caledonian was selected for both projects because it offered a full turnkey package including lead design, planning, and installation, all the way through to hand over. Alongside this was the company’s track record of delivering other …

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Commercial Construction Property

£2.5m investment transaction as new Irthlingborough Co-op is sold

£2.5m investment transaction as new Irthlingborough Co-op is sold

A new retail development anchored by a Co-op convenience store in Irthlingborough is set to become a long-term amenity in the town following its purchase for £2.5m by a Nottingham-based property group, with help from commercial property agent Box Property. Built by Paragon Property Development Company, the new retail development comprises a 10,000 sq. ft space let to Central England Co-operative for a food store and funeral home which opened in November last year following …

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Commercial Design

BLUEPRINT INTERIORS AIM HIGH WITH NEW TEAM APPOINTMENTS

BLUEPRINT INTERIORS AIM HIGH WITH NEW TEAM APPOINTMENTS

Ashby based commercial office design and fit out specialists Blueprint Interiors is heading into 2019 firmly intending to grow its Midlands presence having recruited a new BD Manager for the West Midlands as well as appointing external professionals to manage marketing strategy, PR, online content and telemarketing. Ex founder and Director of Impact Hub Birmingham, Dan Zastawny joins Blueprint having spent the last five years managing a 6000 sq. ft collaborative work and events space. …

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Flooring Manufacturer invests £4m on new machinery project

Flooring Manufacturer invests £4m on new machinery project

Forbo Flooring based in Ripley Derbyshire has invested £4.1m in a new project which will increase manufacturing capacity and efficiency following the purchase of a new £3m Double Belt Thermofix laminating machine that makes floor coverings. Heavy machinery moving specialist Joseph Merritt Group Plc was appointed to store, move and install the new machine. Forbo Flooring has manufactured the ‘Flotex’ brand for over 45 years. The product is available in sheet, tile and plank format. Flotex flocked flooring has been installed in an array …

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200 Degrees to open in Lincoln

200 Degrees to open in Lincoln

Speciality coffee roaster and wholesaler, 200 Degrees, will open its doors at 34 Sincil Street in Lincoln this March, bringing handcrafted fresh food and artisan coffee to the city. The new 90-seater Lincoln coffee shop will be located in phase two of the major Cornhill Quarter development in the heart of Lincoln and it will be the roaster’s eighth shop in the UK, serving freshly roasted coffee from the 200 Degrees Roast House in Nottingham …

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Commercial Design

Fourth hire in three months for East Midlands fit-out firm

Fourth hire in three months for East Midlands fit-out firm

East Midlands fit-out specialist Butler & Willow has announced its fourth hire in three months, having appointed Ollie Dean as its new project owner. Butler & Willow’s growth continues rapidly as it again adds to the team of skilled designers, project managers and build professionals, whose combined expertise allows the company to consistently offer the highest-quality commercial interior fit-out solutions from office design concept through to complete installation and aftercare. Ollie joins the firm’s new …

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EDNASTON PARK SHOWCASES ITS NEW FACILITIES AT FESTIVE OPEN DAY

EDNASTON PARK SHOWCASES ITS NEW FACILITIES AT FESTIVE OPEN DAY

Business owners, neighbours, and anyone with an interest in the recent refurbishment of the former St Mary’s Nursing Home in Ednaston is invited to attend a series of Open Days at the building, which has been transformed into the new Ednaston Park managed workspace scheme. The drop-in events are taking place from 10am to 2pm on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 December at the building on Painters Lane in Ednaston, off the A52 between Derby …

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Commercial Design

New workspace specialist joins East Midlands fit-out firm

New workspace specialist joins East Midlands fit-out firm

Leading East Midlands fit-out firm Butler & Willow has announced the appointment of Luiza da Silva as its new workspace specialist. Butler & Willow provides workplace solutions through tailored interior design, fit-out, refurbishment, workplace furniture, mezzanine floors, shelving systems and storage solutions. Luiza, who is currently completing the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) professional pathway, holds a National Diploma in Art & Design from Barnet College in London and most recently studied Interior Architecture …

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Commercial Construction

High G Training Centre, RAF Cranwell – Built by Galliford Try Wins Best Non-Residential Development at FBE East Midlands 2018 Awards.

High G Training Centre, RAF Cranwell – Built by Galliford Try Wins Best Non-Residential Development at FBE East Midlands 2018 Awards.

The Galliford Try-built RAF Cranwell High G Training and Test facility has been recognised by the Forum for the Built Environment East Midlands awards, winning in the category for best non-residential development. The £8.7m scheme saw the creation of a new facility which houses the centrifuge that allows the training of pilots to withstand the intense G-forces created by flying fast jets. The 39-tonne machine rotates 34 times a minute around the 1,600 sqm drum-shaped …

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Commercial Property

Prime spot on Bridlesmith Gate let to national retailer

Prime spot on Bridlesmith Gate let to national retailer

Nottingham-based commercial property agent, Box Property, has secured the letting of 11 Bridlesmith Gate on behalf of a private client. Now leased by national retailer David Clulow Opticians as the site of its first Nottingham store, the property is located in the heart of Nottingham’s retail quarter. Formerly occupied by clothing retailer Joules, which has moved to a larger property on the same street, David Clulow Opticians opened its doors to the 924 sq ft …

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