Business Construction

FORMER HSE INSPECTOR JOINS MERRITTS

FORMER HSE INSPECTOR JOINS MERRITTS

Heavy machinery moving specialists Joseph Merritt Group Plc has announced the appointment of Lincoln Marks as Health & Safety Manager. Lincoln, who is from Sheffield, joins Merritts having previously worked for Cold Harbour Marine. Prior to this, he sat on the other side of the fence, working for the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the UK’s regulator, as a HM Inspector of Health & Safety, where he inspected sites and investigated accidents in both factories …

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Construction Property

BINGHAM DEVELOPMENT PAYS HOMAGE TO WORLD WAR ONE CENTENARY WITH PAINTED POPPY BRICKS AND STREET NAMES

BINGHAM DEVELOPMENT PAYS HOMAGE TO WORLD WAR ONE CENTENARY WITH PAINTED POPPY BRICKS AND STREET NAMES

Leading developers Barratt Homes North Midlands and David Wilson Homes East Midlands are paying homage to the fallen of Bingham in a ceremony that honoured the recent World War One Centenary. They joined forces with the Royal British Legion, Bingham Heritage Trails Association, Rushcliffe Borough Council, Bingham Town Council and the Mercian Regiment of the British Army for the remembrance event at their new development on Chapel Lane in the market town. Each of the new …

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Construction Property

COMMUNITY CENTRE ‘TOPPED OUT’ AT THE BRACKENS

COMMUNITY CENTRE ‘TOPPED OUT’ AT THE BRACKENS

A topping out ceremony for the new community centre on Radstone Fields in Brackley was recently held to mark the final phase of its build before launching. The new hub is located on Barratt Homes’ Halse Road development The Brackens and has been designed as a multi-functional space to enable social engagements and meetings. Members of the Barratt team attended the event to see the roof being put on the building. The Brackens is a …

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Construction

Focus Consultants completes eight-year PM role at key museum

Focus Consultants completes eight-year PM role at key museum

An eight-year redevelopment at St Fagans National Museum of History, project managed by Focus Consultants, has successfully completed and been topped with a highly commended accolade at the RICS 2018 Grand Final Awards. The Nottingham-based company first began working with the Welsh museum in 2010 when Focus was appointed for the preparation of a Heritage Lottery Fund bid. The bid was successful – securing £11.5m in HLF grant funding for the museum on the outskirts …

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Construction

J Tomlinson partners with Royal British Legion on dementia care refurbishment project

J Tomlinson partners with Royal British Legion on dementia care refurbishment project

Construction and refurbishment specialist, J Tomlinson, has been appointed to deliver a £2.3m extension and refurbishment project to a Warwickshire-based care home owned and run by The Royal British Legion. Galanos House is one of six care homes owned by the Legion, exclusively providing short and long-term care to serving and ex-service individuals and their dependants. The work comprises construction of two extensions, which will provide ten additional dementia care bedrooms to the home’s award-winning …

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Architecture Construction

RG+P DESIGNS FULL RANGE OF HOUSE TYPES FOR BROMFORD

RG+P DESIGNS FULL RANGE OF HOUSE TYPES FOR BROMFORD

Multi-disciplinary design practice, rg+p has developed a comprehensive range of new house types for Bromford. Following their appointment on Bromford’s architectural framework, the AJ100 practice has been developing a relationship with the West Midlands and South West-based housebuilder, having also worked on delivering Bromford’s affordable housing range. To assist Bromford expand its private housing division, rg+p has designed 20 core house types, comprising homes and apartments in a mix of terraced, semi-detached and detached arrangements, …

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Construction Investment

History in the making – transformation works start at Nottingham Castle

History in the making – transformation works start at Nottingham Castle

Works have officially begun to transform Nottingham Castle into a world-class heritage destination, as Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson breaks ground on the £30m Castle Transformation Project. Thanks to a £13,883,400 Heritage Lottery Fund grant, Nottingham Castle – a beacon of power, protest and rebellion throughout the centuries – will be revitalised upon the project’s completion in 2020, when it is expected to attract more than 400,000 visitors a year, more than double the current …

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Construction Consultants

GraceMachin reveals new Nottingham office

GraceMachin reveals new Nottingham office

Planning consultant GraceMachin has announced the opening of a new office at 2 Hollowstone in Nottingham city centre. Set up by Chartered Town Planners Nick Grace and George Machin in 2012, GraceMachin has relocated to the new premises in the Lace Market to accommodate business growth. The business has recently appointed Jo Pearson as office manager, and is looking to expand further over the next 12-18 months, with full time positions available for both a …

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Construction Investment

£50M MAJOR MIXED-USE SCHEME PROPOSED FOR LEICESTER CITY CENTRE

£50M MAJOR MIXED-USE SCHEME PROPOSED FOR LEICESTER CITY CENTRE

A significant, mixed-use development has been proposed to transform and regenerate the St George’s North area of Leicester city centre in an investment representing circa £50m. Developers, LCL commissioned multi-disciplinary design practice, rg+p to design a high quality apartment scheme, known as Fleet Village, to revitalise derelict and disused former office buildings on Lee Circle and Old Milton Street in the city. The proposed development includes new apartments and associated amenities for residents such as …

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Construction Property

MILTON KEYNES DEVELOPMENT IS RIGHT ON TRACK FOR COMMUTER SARAH

MILTON KEYNES DEVELOPMENT IS RIGHT ON TRACK FOR COMMUTER SARAH

A property seeker from Yorkshire has found a new build home that puts her in the driving seat at Barratt Homes’ Brooklands development in Milton Keynes. Boutique Sales Associate Sarah Hashimy wanted to upsize from her two bedroom flat because she needed more space and fell in love with the commuter destination of the development. As Sarah travels a lot for her work, she is already benefiting from the close proximity to the M1, making …

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