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ARCHITECT WANTED FOR IPSWICH TOWER BLOCK REVAMP

ARCHITECT WANTED FOR IPSWICH TOWER BLOCK REVAMP

07 July 2015

Ipswich Borough Council is on the hunt for an architect to overhaul Cumberland Towers Completed in 1966, the Ipswich Borough Architects Department-designed building on Bramford Road features 67 sheltered accommodation units for older people with support needs.

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THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY PROGRESSED AGAIN JUNE AFTER ITS PRE-ELECTION DIP

THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY PROGRESSED AGAIN JUNE AFTER ITS PRE-ELECTION DIP

03 July 2015

The monthly survey of construction purchasing managers indicates another strong showing from the industry, with business confidence strengthening to its highest level for more than 10 years. ‘Markit’ produces The CIPS UK Construction purchasing managers index (PMI) and presently it is close to 60 after its 22 month low in April of 54.2 with the industry keeping a close eye on the outcome of the g

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GALLIFORD TRY SIGNS £380M HOUSING DEAL IN LONDON

GALLIFORD TRY SIGNS £380M HOUSING DEAL IN LONDON

02 July 2015

Galliford Try has signed a development agreement with the Greater London Authority to build the Silvertown Way development in Canning Town, East London. The scheme has a gross development value of £380m, making it the largest standalone housing scheme that Galliford Try has ever undertaken.

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GRANADA STUDIOS REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

GRANADA STUDIOS REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

01 July 2015

Three detailed planning permissions within the masterplan area for the former Granada Studios in Manchester have been submitted – with a fourth set to follow within weeks The schemes all form part of the SimpsonHaugh and Partners-designed masterplan for the 370,000m2 site which includes 3,000 new homes, 46,000m² of workspace, 37,000m² of leisure space, two hotels and two cultural buildings.

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ARCHITECT WANTED FOR THE MUSEUM OF LONDON

ARCHITECT WANTED FOR THE MUSEUM OF LONDON

30 June 2015

The Museum of London seeks to an architect for its new home at Smithfield Market, the location will be nearly 500 m² larger than its current location at London Wall, and the new museum is due to open in 2021. The Museum had previously been working with John McAslan + Partners Issues such as ‘affordability, accessibility, environmental sustainability as well as world-class design’ will be evaluate

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WELSH COUNCILS SEEK PARTNERS FOR £850M FRAMEWORK

WELSH COUNCILS SEEK PARTNERS FOR £850M FRAMEWORK

29 June 2015

Councils across south Wales are seeking construction partners for a wide-ranging four-year framework potentially worth up to £850m. The framework covers design-and-build jobs across a range of projects, including refurbishments and new build, and may involve single and multiple-site projects across a variety of clients.

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 BAM SELECTED FOR £90M BIRMINGHAM BUILD

BAM SELECTED FOR £90M BIRMINGHAM BUILD

25 June 2015

BAM Construction has been named preferred contractor for the £90m third and final phase of Ballymore Properties’ Snowhill development in Birmingham. Three Snowhill is expected to start on site in September having now secured planning consent. It forms part of Birmingham’s 20-year master plan for redeveloping the Snowhill area known as 'Vision 2030'.

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CARDIFF UNIVERSITY ARCHITECT WANTED

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY ARCHITECT WANTED

25 June 2015

Cardiff University is on the hunt for an architect for its new £300 million innovation campus. The high-profile project will deliver four new research centres on the brownfield Mainy Road site in Cathays. Proposed new buildings include a Social Science Research Park; an Innovation Centre; a Translational Multidisciplinary Research Facility, and the Research Institute for Compound Semiconductor T

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£40 MILLION LIVERPOOL PROJECT ANNOUNCED

£40 MILLION LIVERPOOL PROJECT ANNOUNCED

24 June 2015

Liverpool project announced Proposed demolition of existing warehouse building and erection of mixed use development comprising four blocks of between three and ten storeys to accommodate replacement nightclub over two basement levels, a range of commercial units.

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DO YOU HAVE A RELIABLE POWDER COATER?

DO YOU HAVE A RELIABLE POWDER COATER?

23 June 2015

Powder coating is something which in truth can cause more people problems than they would ideally want. Companies spend a lot of money on work and at the final hurdle it is handed over to your powder coater and the control leaves. Right through an entire process from client to architect, design of a building, planning, contractors, installations etc.

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