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UK Government plans new garden cities

UK Government plans new garden cities
Two years after commissioning a report on the possibility of new garden cities, UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced that the Government is planning to build up to three of the developments in Britain, which will offer a total of up to ...
Posted: 15 April 2014 10:43:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Motorway access improvement scheme to begin

Motorway access improvement scheme to begin
A new Highways Agency scheme to reduce major congestion issues and improve access to Wakefield and Leeds has been kicked off this week, with construction to begin at the end of the month. Part of UK wide project The project is part of a ...
Posted: 10 April 2014 12:55:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Regeneration plans approved for White City

Regeneration plans approved for White City
Westfield, owners of a major shopping centre in the west of London in White City (amongst many others), have this month had outline planning permission approved for a new redevelopment construction project to the north of their existing development ...
Posted: 09 April 2014 10:41:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Mayor approves major London home and leisure development

Mayor approves major London home and leisure development
A major new construction programme in London’s South East took a step further this week when Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, approved a £1 billion, 430-acre development in Deptford’s Convoys Wharf. Thousands of homes in ...
Posted: 03 April 2014 11:52:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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UK’s Network Rail announce 5-year investment plan

UK’s Network Rail announce 5-year investment plan
Network Rail, the company charged with maintaining and developing the UK’s railway infrastructure, have this week announced their new five year plan which sees a pledge to spend just under £40 billion across the network. Whilst a ...
Posted: 01 April 2014 10:06:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Professional Registration For Engineers

Professional Registration For Engineers
Why become professionally registered? In whatever engineering company you work, you will no doubt meet directors, managers and team leaders who are professionally registered engineers. They will have the letters EngTech (Engineering Technician), ...
Posted: 31 March 2014 08:45:00 by Shirin Hamidi | 0 comment(s)
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£300 million PFI project given sign off

£300 million PFI project given sign off
A major private finance initiative project with the aim of providing sheltered housing in North Tyneside has this week received the go-ahead for work to begin, with the construction expected to last for three years. Almost 1,000 flats to be built ...
Posted: 27 March 2014 14:38:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Skills Shortage Leaves Engineers Among Most Secure Staff in the UK

Skills Shortage Leaves Engineers Among  Most Secure Staff in the UK
• 23% of the UK workforce feel insecure at work – but only 18% of engineers feel the same, making the sector one of the most secure in the country • Engineers aren’t resting on their laurels – over a third (37%) are ...
Posted: 26 March 2014 14:44:00 by Shirin Hamidi | 0 comment(s)
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Construction approved for two new Scottish wind farms

Construction approved for two new Scottish wind farms
Formal consent has been granted this week for two new wind farms to be constructed in the outer Moray Firth in Scotland, which will together make up the third largest offshore wind farm in the world. The two largest are the planned Electric Power ...
Posted: 25 March 2014 14:46:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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2014 Budget gives construction a helping hand

2014 Budget gives construction a helping hand
Announced on Wednesday 19th March, this week’s Budget was of special interest to construction firms on several fronts. The Chancellor’s speech laid out a selection of new and extended investment plans that should further help to ...
Posted: 25 March 2014 09:15:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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3D Printed Home shows the way of the future?

3D Printed Home shows the way of the future?
An innovative engineering construction now taking shape in Amsterdam may point the way to how many homes will be constructed in the coming years. Canalside development can be visited for a small fee The new building is being created from 3D ...
Posted: 20 March 2014 11:22:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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£1 billion Chelmsford development comes a step closer

£1 billion Chelmsford development comes a step closer
A major housing development in Essex has secured formal planning permission this week, and construction should begin this spring. The Beaulieu development, which received outline planning permission in 2013, is set to provide up to 3,600 homes to ...
Posted: 13 March 2014 14:40:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Construction on specialist food park begins

Construction on specialist food park begins
Building has begun on a new multi-million pound development catering to specialist food retailers in Leicester, a project partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Leicester Food Park, will offer nine specialist food ...
Posted: 11 March 2014 16:16:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Second round of “Build to Rent” fund to boost tenant choice announced

Second round of “Build to Rent” fund to boost tenant choice announced
Housing Minister Kris Hopkins today announced a shortlist of proposed new developments around the UK that are in line for a potential funding windfall. This is intended to encourage developers to construct more homes that are available to be ...
Posted: 06 March 2014 13:59:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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“Ghost” tube station to get new lease of life as residences

“Ghost” tube station to get new lease of life as residences
London is set to gain an unusual housing development over the next few years, with the sale by the Ministry of Defence of an abandoned London Underground station to an anonymous buyer. The station is to be transformed into residential ...
Posted: 04 March 2014 12:47:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Thames flood defence works – Environment Agency invites five contractors to bid

Thames flood defence works – Environment Agency invites five contractors to bid
With the announcement that five contractors have been invited to bid for the work, a multimillion-pound project to develop and renew flood defences along a major stretch of the River Thames took a step closer to commencement this week. The Thames ...
Posted: 27 February 2014 14:21:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Retirement development takes shape in Devon

Retirement development takes shape in Devon
The city of Exeter is set to gain a new residential village exclusively aimed at the over 55s, with construction on the site now underway. Millbrook Village is to be located on Topsham road, on the former site of a St. Loye’s Foundation ...
Posted: 27 February 2014 14:06:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Construction Workforce Requires 150,000 More Employees by 2050

Construction workforce numbers ahead of schedule but skills shortage is emerging
·         Number of people in construction currently ahead of schedule to hit long-term demand but skill shortages are emerging ·         Engineering ...
Posted: 26 February 2014 17:17:00 by Shirin Hamidi | 0 comment(s)
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Specialist college construction begins in Salford

Specialist college construction begins in Salford
MediaCityUK, the waterfront development focused on digital creativity, learning and leisure, located in Manchester, is undergoing further expansion with work has beginning on a new £10.4 college in the area. The University Technical College ...
Posted: 20 February 2014 10:36:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Two residential tower blocks approved for Royal Docks

Two residential tower blocks approved for Royal Docks
London’s skyline is set to be enhanced by two new additions by the end of 2016, with planning permission secured for a pair of residential tower blocks in Newham, East London, within London’s Royal Victoria Dock. Highrises to offer ...
Posted: 18 February 2014 10:22:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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