Construction Consultants

BSP Consulting have been shortlisted in Business Masters 2019 Awards

BSP Consulting have been shortlisted in Business Masters 2019 Awards

BSP Consulting has been named as a finalist in the inaugural East Midlands Business Masters Awards. The company was shortlisted for the Professional Services Award. Sam Metcalf, editor of TheBusinessDesk.com, who chaired the judging panel, said: “This is the first year we have held the Masters in the East Midlands, and we were overwhelmed with entries. “There was strong competition and the judges were forced to cut lots of interesting and thriving companies. The shortlist …

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Construction

ARMSONS START WORK ON NEW BARTON VETERINARY HOSPITAL

ARMSONS START WORK ON NEW BARTON VETERINARY HOSPITAL

Derby-based Armsons have been appointed as quantity surveyors and project managers on a project to construct a new veterinary hospital in Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire.  The company are working alongside architects Urban Design, structural engineers Millward and CJR Midlands who are acting as building services engineers on the scheme, which will see former office space at Errisbeg House at Barton Turn converted into a purpose-built veterinary and hospital facility for West Midlands Veterinary Referrals. West Midlands Referrals …

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Construction

J Tomlinson completes £1m refurbishment of Milton Keynes retirement village

J Tomlinson completes £1m refurbishment of Milton Keynes retirement village

J Tomlinson has completed a four-month refurbishment project at a 258-bedroom retirement village in Milton Keynes. Lovat Fields Retirement Village, which is managed by The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, is based in the village of Willen, Milton Keynes, and is home to over 300 residents over the age of 55. It is one of 14 villages owned by the charity, which exists to enable better lives for older people, and also manages five housing schemes across …

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Construction

Growing trend for timber car barns, says manufacturer

Growing trend for timber car barns, says manufacturer

A Northamptonshire manufacturer predicts a growing trend in 2019 for luxury housing developers to remove the traditional brick-built garage from their plans in favour of bespoke timber car barns. Scotts of Thrapston, specialists in the manufacture and installation of timber framed buildings, says it has seen considerably more activity in the last two to three years from high-end housing developers and builders. Richard Jarvis, spokesman for Scotts of Thrapston, said: “Developers are moving away from …

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Construction Investment

Heritage Lottery funding success for Focus Consultants project

Heritage Lottery funding success for Focus Consultants project

Ambitious plans for a Grade I-listed museum, art gallery and library redevelopment scheme – project managed by Focus Consultants – have received initial National Lottery support. Re-Imagining the Harris project at the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library in Preston, Lancashire, has been awarded development funding of £180,900 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This will help Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council to progress their plans to apply for a full National Lottery …

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Construction

J Tomlinson drives ahead with 200 vans

J Tomlinson drives ahead with 200 vans

Building services specialist, J Tomlinson, is driving ahead into 2019 with a record number of vans in its fleet. The company recently expanded its fleet following a delivery of new vans from local commercial vehicle rental provider, Northgate – passing the 200-van milestone. Since partnering with Northgate in June 2017, J Tomlinson has taken delivery of over 50 new vans – all of which are equipped with dead bolts, which have considerably reduced break-ins. As …

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Construction Education & Training

Grantham pupils get a sneak peek at their brand-new school

Grantham pupils get a sneak peek at their brand-new school

Future students of Springwell Alternative Academy Grantham joined Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson on site for an exclusive look at their brand-new school building. To mark the occasion, a commemorative brick engraved with 2019 was laid by the students near the school’s main entrance.   Members of the Wellspring Academy Trust, school teachers and staff joined the children and G F Tomlinson for the behind the scenes tour and brick-laying ceremony to celebrate progress on …

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Construction Property

FIRST APPROVALS FOR RESIDENTIAL, RETAIL AND LEISURE DEVELOPMENT

FIRST APPROVALS FOR RESIDENTIAL, RETAIL AND LEISURE DEVELOPMENT

Pegasus Group is managing and promoting a major project in South Derbyshire which is being developed for residential, retail and leisure use through the Local Plan. Planning for the initial phase of the strategic site was approved recently, with permission granted for infrastructure works which will pave the way for hundreds of new homes. South Derbyshire District Council approved plans that will enable works including roundabout access, to the spine road, and all associated earthworks, …

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Construction

Pupils bury time capsule to celebrate the building of new Lincoln academy

Pupils bury time capsule to celebrate the building of new Lincoln academy

A time capsule has been buried by pupils and staff who will be moving into the brand new Springwell Alternative Academy Lincolnshire next year to celebrate the construction of their new school. The 21st century artefacts, which will stay buried for 100 years, were carefully chosen by students and staff. Items included copies of the day’s local and national newspapers, pictures and information on the current fashion, mobile phones and computer games, letters from the …

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Charity Construction

Derby youth football team scores with cash donation from housebuilder

Derby youth football team scores with cash donation from housebuilder

A Derby football club has been given a boost in funds to buy new kit and equipment. Field Lane Football Club has received £700 from Persimmon Homes North Midlands to purchase new training equipment and winter training coats for its under 10’s football team. The team has been selected as one of Persimmon Homes North Midlands’ Community Champions, receiving the funding as the latest winner of the community campaign. The project sees a pot of …

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