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2013-09-25 17:10   Squatting of commercial property is on the up not just because of the law, but also because so many sites have lain vacant for so long during the recession, says Sarah Shemmings from Silver Shemmings. So what can you do? 2013-09-25 17:05   Air source heat pumps may have been slower to …

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News Yorkshire Council Pledges Protect Construction Workers’ Rights

Construction workers in Yorkshire could be set for a better deal from their employers when taking on local authority contracts, after Wakefield council became the first in the county to sign a ground-breaking employment minimum standards’ charter. The charter, signed by council leader Peter Box and the trade unions, Unite, UCATT and the GMB, pledges …

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Your Housing Group Clinches £25bn Joint Venture Deal International Partners To Build Modular UK Homes

A housing association has clinched a deal with international partners to launch a £2.5 billion UK joint venture to manufacture and build thousands of modular, low-carbon homes a year. Your Housing Group (YHG) announced the deal with WElink Group today, which also takes in partners Beijing-based China National Building Material Company (CNBM), its subsidiary China …

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News Willmott Dixon Build Greenwich Scheme

Willmott Dixon has secured the £60m residential element of a mixed-use regeneration scheme in Greenwich as part of a development agreement with the developers Cathedral Group and Development Securities. Willmott Dixon’s development division, called Regen, will deliver the residential quarter at The Movement, Greenwich. Progress has already started with the s106 being signed with the …

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News Work Set Begin Latest Phase Nottingham’s Council Led Housebuilding Scheme

Work is set to begin on on the latest phase of Nottingham’s biggest council-led housebuilding scheme in 40 years. A sod cutting ceremony was held on the site in Lenton, where 21 affordable homes will be constructed under the Building a Better Nottingham programme. MP for Nottingham South Lilian Greenwood joined Councillor Alex Ball, executive …

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News Willmott Dixon Ecology Partnership

Willmott Dixon has signed a collaborative agreement with the Wildlife Trusts that will see the charity’s experts providing ecology advice on the company’s projects around the country. Local ecologists from the Wildlife Trusts’ network of consultancies will work with the contractor to ensure its projects enhance biodiversity and leave a positive legacy afterwards. John Frankiewicz, …

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News Willmott Dixon Get Go Ahead £257m Kettering Academy

Willmott Dixon has signed a £25.7m contract with Northamptonshire County Council to deliver Kettering Science Academy. The academy is part of Northamptonshire County Council’s £55m academies building programme that Willmott Dixon was appointed preferred bidder for in April. Next to follow will be Kettering Buccleuch Academy, and then the Malcolm Arnold Academy in Northampton. Willmott …

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