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London’s Mayor launches action plan for homes

London’s Mayor launches action plan for homes
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has this week revealed a plan to inject new life into local high streets around the capital, as well as promoting the construction of up to 155,000 new homes for Londoners. London’s high streets need to ...
Posted: 28 July 2014 10:12:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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UK’s M3 to get “smart motorway” upgrade

UK’s M3 to get “smart motorway” upgrade
One of the main transport arteries in southern England, the M3 motorway, is to receive a £129 million overhaul and upgrade in order to help increase capacity, shorten journey times and reduce congestion. A similar project has recently been ...
Posted: 28 July 2014 10:05:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
Filed under: Construction, CP&E, Engineering
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Myth of Summer Slowdown For Construction & Engineering Recruitment

Myth of Summer Slowdown For Construction & Engineering Recruitment
• 4.0 new job seekers going for every new job in June compared to 0.2 in February • 3.7 new job seekers for every new vacancy over summer – just 0.4 over winter • More jobs and candidates to fill them in spring but ratio ...
Posted: 23 July 2014 15:59:00 by Gemma Umney | 0 comment(s)
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Derelict barracks to become university development

Derelict barracks to become university development
Originally dating from Napoleonic times and having now been unused for a number of years, the old Ministry of Defence site at Preston Barracks in Brighton, Southern England, is finally to come back into use. It has been announced that the site has ...
Posted: 17 July 2014 15:07:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Somerset hotel project to create hundreds of jobs

Somerset hotel project to create hundreds of jobs
A new construction project in South West England is set to create around 300 jobs in the local area through multi-million pound renovation and construction works.      Hotel construction project to create 80 beds The scheme is ...
Posted: 16 July 2014 09:11:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Durham student housing project gets go ahead

Durham student housing project gets go ahead
A new construction project in Durham, North East England, has been given the green light this week with the news that Durham County Council has granted planning permission for the development. Hundreds of student beds to be created The ...
Posted: 10 July 2014 15:36:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Billions in new funding up for grabs in UK

Billions in new funding up for grabs in UK
Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has this week announced a second round of bidding for government funding to help initiate more construction of affordable homes around the UK. Millions in pot for borrowing for construction The UK Government has ...
Posted: 08 July 2014 11:37:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Construction imminent on delayed Croydon development

Construction imminent on delayed Croydon development
Construction of a new landmark, multi-use development next to East Croydon station in South London is finally set to begin this month. The site has been empty and derelict for over 15 years. The “East Croydon Gateway” project will ...
Posted: 03 July 2014 14:35:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Randstad CPE sponsor brickwork apprentice award

Randstad CPE sponsor brickwork apprentice award
Randstad CPE were proud to support the Highbury College Construction Awards 2014 by sponsoring the Brickwork Apprentice of the Year 2014.  Jack Musselwhite, 18, of Portsmouth won the prestigious award on 27th June for his hard work, effort and ...
Posted: 03 July 2014 11:29:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Wolverhampton Centre to get £30 million revamp

Wolverhampton Centre to get £30 million revamp
The owners of a major shopping centre in the West Midlands, the Mander centre, have been granted planning permission to go ahead with a significant upgrading and extension to the existing complex. Complex to gain a number of new retail ...
Posted: 02 July 2014 10:47:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Agreement reached to construct more than 800 homes in Manchester

Agreement reached to construct more than 800 homes in Manchester
Manchester City Council has announced that they have reached agreement with a large property group to construct at least 830 new homes in the city. This is the largest single residential investment to be made in Manchester for many years. Long ...
Posted: 30 June 2014 09:06:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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London psychiatric hospital site to become new homes

London psychiatric hospital site to become new homes
Around 675 new homes are to be built on the site of an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Coulsdon, south London, after the Mayor’s office approved the project this week. Affordable homes part of development plan The site, once ...
Posted: 24 June 2014 14:15:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Major new wind farm gets government approval

Major new wind farm gets government approval
One of the world’s biggest wind farms is set to be constructed off the coast of Suffolk, bringing more than half a million pounds worth of investment into the county as well as supporting nearly 3,000 jobs.   An application for consent ...
Posted: 19 June 2014 13:53:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Twenty “housing zones” revealed by London’s Mayor

Twenty “housing zones” revealed by London’s Mayor
If construction comes to fruition on a number of new sites that have been opened up this week by the Mayor’s office, the Capital’s homes stock may soon be boosted by around 50,000 new properties. Land packages to come with planning ...
Posted: 17 June 2014 14:12:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Pass the baton on

Pass the baton on
• Majority of engineering employers say succession planning now more important than in 2006 (63%) • Half say it is set to become more important as talent needs escalate(50%) • Engineering sector far more sophisticated than UK ...
Posted: 17 June 2014 08:09:00 by Belinda Walmsley | 0 comment(s)
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Retail store development project begins on Teesside

Retail store development project begins on Teesside
A multi-million pound construction project at Teesside Retail Park in Stockton has been started. It is forecast that the build will take around a year to complete. The development will feature a new store for local brand Barker & Stonehouse, ...
Posted: 13 June 2014 12:16:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Revamp for South Bank’s Shell Centre given green light

Revamp for South Bank’s Shell Centre given green light
A fixture on London’s South Bank for almost 50 years, the 1960’s Shell complex is set to see a major redevelopment, as plans to remove many of the existing buildings and create eight new ones have been given the go-ahead. The ...
Posted: 11 June 2014 09:09:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Queen’s Speech reiterates support for construction in the UK

Queen’s Speech reiterates support for construction in the UK
As the British Parliament reconvenes for the last time before the general election in 2015, the Queen’s Speech - which summarises the intended legislation for this Parliament - contained a number of elements of interest to the construction ...
Posted: 06 June 2014 11:06:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Construction stats show encouraging picture

Construction stats show encouraging picture
With almost half of 2014 already behind us, a growing number of statistics seem to be reinforcing the news that the economy as a whole - and construction specifically - is firmly emerging from recession. According to the CBI (Confederation of ...
Posted: 03 June 2014 17:35:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Multi-million pound revamp for Selfridges

Multi-million pound revamp for Selfridges
One of London’s most iconic retail stores is set for a major revamp, with Selfridges announcing this week that they are planning a multi-million pound redevelopment project that will span five years. At heart the plan involves an expansion ...
Posted: 29 May 2014 12:12:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
Filed under: Construction, CP&E, Property
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