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McLaren to repurpose art deco landmark

Publica Properties Establishment has appointed McLaren Construction to carry out the £132 million refurbishment and extension of 318 Oxford Street, repurposing the House of Fraser department store as a 34,000 square metre mixed use development. The project restores the art ...

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BESA says all buildings should be treated as high risk

Despite repeated warnings that measures introduced by the Building Safety Act are now in place, affecting every project, many contractors are still ignoring safety regulations says the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association is concerned that firms do not ...

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Places for London launches tender for development partner in east London

Transport for London’s (TfL) wholly owned commercial property company, Places for London, is searching for a new joint venture development partner to work with on redeveloping the Limmo Peninsula in Newham, east London. Sitting within the Royal Docks and Beckton ...

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Experts call for regulation of embodied carbon emissions in construction

Leading construction industry and built environment experts from 11 organisations are calling on political party leaders to make manifesto commitments for embodied carbon regulation in the UK. UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), Institution of ...

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Edison Group undertakes major expansion

Scottish-owned construction, property and investment business, Edison Group, which has invested just short of £2 million to secure and equip new premises in South Lanarkshire, is rebranding its largest subsidiary, GDC Design, as Principal Building Ltd. The new state-of-the-art facility ...

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BCIS predicts construction slowdown as UK economy stagnates

The most recent data from the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) indicates a fall in total output across the UK construction industry in 2024 as recessionary pressures hit the industry. While the cost-of-living crisis continues to impact the repair and ...

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Polyteck joins Fusion21’s Building Improvements Framework

The construction and facilities management firm has been appointed as one of 70 suppliers for Fusion21’s Building Improvements Framework, which has been developed to support public sector organisations, including housing, education, and healthcare providers. Merseyside-based social enterprise Fusion21 announced the ...

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Circularity could reduce 75% of embodied emissions in built environment

The construction sector’s carbon dioxide emissions – from building to real estate to infrastructure – can be reduced by up to 75 per cent or 4 gigatons of carbon dioxide by 2050 through the establishment of a circular economy. This ...

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Galliford Try FM appoints new MD

Steve Catlin has been promoted to Managing Director of Galliford Try’s Facilities Management business. Catlin has a wealth of experience spanning 15 years in the FM, property and security sectors and joined construction group Galliford Try from G4S in 2016 ...

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Board changes at Willmott Dixon

The independent contracting and interior fit-out group has announced a number of changes to its main board from the start of 2024 following the retirement of Colin Enticknap as the company’s Executive Chairman at the end of 2023. This will ...

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