Construction has been built into my DNA” – Lauren Banner, Social Value Coordinator at Fusion21, shares her journey
Construction UK Magazine
by Anna Startin
12h ago
“I want girls and women to know there’s no trade or role off-limits to us. The stigma persists, but we need to start early, encouraging interest and confidence from primary school age upwards.” As Women in Construction Week approaches (March 3 to 9), Fusion21, a national procurement organisation dedicated to driving social value in construction, shines a spotlight on the impactful work of their Social Value Coordinator Lauren Banner. “Pushing big contractors and developers to deliver social value gives me real satisfaction. Seeing the difference that we make in communities is why I love my ..read more
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DERELECT ARCH TRANSFORMATION IN MANCHESTER RECIEVES PLANNING APPROVAL
Construction UK Magazine
by Anna Startin
2d ago
MANCHESTER City Council has granted planning permission for the redevelopment of ten derelict railway arches on Corporation Street in Manchester. Located on one of the key links between the city centre and the Victoria North regeneration area, the Corporation Street arches will be transformed by The Arch Company, following multi-disciplinary services provided on-site by property, infrastructure and construction consultancy Pick Everard. The railway arches are to become new destinations for food and drink, leisure and retail businesses to occupy. This will include new glazed frontages, new serv ..read more
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Work set to begin on Huddersfield affordable homes scheme
Construction UK Magazine
by Anna Startin
5d ago
Work is about to start on a new affordable housing development in Newsome, Huddersfield. 30 two and three-bedroomed properties will be delivered by BME housing association Unity Homes and Enterprise in partnership with Kirklees Council, Homes England and West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The land was previously occupied by Stile Common Infant and Nursery School before its demolition in 2011. Enabling works on the Plane Street site will commence in the coming days. Unity was formed in 1987 with the objective of building a strong, BME-led, community housing association to address the needs of b ..read more
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Optimising time and space with Super Roller CantiDecks
Construction UK Magazine
by Anna Startin
5d ago
In the heart of Gloucester, stands the Kings Quarter Forum. A multi-million-pound regeneration project that is transforming a former bus station into a 130-room, four-star hotel with a rooftop restaurant bar and office space, right in the city centre. Kier is the main contractor on The Forum site, with The Shore Group overseeing all project logistics. Tight on Space, Tight on Time A bustling building site in the heart of the city, meant logistical access to The Forum was difficult, and space was at a premium. The project was receiving continuous material deliveries to the site daily, all for d ..read more
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HENRY BROTHERS STAGES TOPPING OUT CEREMONY AT BEACON BARRACKS
Construction UK Magazine
by Anna Startin
1w ago
Magherafelt headquartered contractor Henry Brothers has held a topping out ceremony to mark a key stage in its project to deliver new facilities at Beacon Barracks in Staffordshire for 280 (NATO) Signal Squadron. The Squadron, which is the only British Army unit permanently assigned to NATO, will be moving from Dorset to its new home at Beacon Barracks near Stafford under the Defence Estate Optimisation (DEO) Army Programme. Henry Brothers is building a new £22.5m two-storey facility for the Squadron within a secure compound at Beacon Barracks. It includes offices, conference rooms, a receptio ..read more
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Housebuilders call for Jeremy Hunt to cut stamp duty ahead of Spring Budget
Construction UK Magazine
by Anna Startin
1w ago
David Hannah, Group Chairman of Cornerstone Tax, joins the call for stamp duty reform – emphasising a need to overhaul the current ‘outdated’ thresholds in a bid to boost transactions Three of Britain’s biggest housebuilders, including Taylor Wimpey, Barratt Developments and Berkeley Group Plc, have each called upon Jeremy Hunt to reform stamp duty ahead of the Spring Budget on March 6th. Pressures ranging from the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, record interest rates and crippling deposit requirements have continued to weaken the UK’s housing market, dissuading would-be first-time buyers from ..read more
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Conquip announces industry-leading after-sales offering for its built environment, housebuilders, civils and infrastructure customers
Construction UK Magazine
by Laura
1w ago
This month, Conquip Engineering Group, the engineering and manufacturing organisation supplying products and services to customers globally, is launching a flexible, end-to-end after-sales solution that gives customers and projects a range of benefits and assurance in compliance, safety, performance, efficiency and sustainability. Under the new brand name, Conquip Covered, and direct from the manufacturer, Conquip offers LOLER and PUWER inspections and reports, repair and refurbishment maintenance for all its equipment, spare parts, training and customer support. Whilst Conquip has ..read more
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Dispute resolution can improve the construction industry says Susan Francombe FCIArb
Construction UK Magazine
by Laura
1w ago
Susan Francombe FCIArb has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years as a dual-qualified chartered civil engineer and registered barrister. She is the first female chair of The Adjudication Society and is the first civil engineer to hold the post. Route into adjudication As the size of the projects Susan worked on increased as a civil engineer, she realised she needed a better understanding of law and contract management. When someone suggested she study and sit the Institution of Civil Engineers examination, it fired up a general interest in the law. She saw an advertisement for ..read more
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Thomas Dudley signals the end of the leaky toilet valve
Construction UK Magazine
by Laura
1w ago
Thomas Dudley Launches the world’s first push button syphon. Thomas Dudley the UK’s leading innovator in plumbing solutions, proudly announces the launch of Quantum, its groundbreaking all new Pushbutton Operated Leak-Free Syphonic Toilet Flush Valve. This state-of-the-art product represents a significant leap forward in toilet flushing technology, offering unparalleled efficiency, reliability, and water conservation. Quantum’s key Features: Innovative Pushbutton Operation: Quantum is the first button operated mechanically activated syphon and comes equipped with a user-friendly pushbutton mec ..read more
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Need A Vehicle?
Construction UK Magazine
by Laura
1w ago
Sourcing, financing and setting up a vehicle so it’s ready to start delivering for you can be a real headache. Coordinating multiple elements can be time consuming and stressful.  Capital Fleet Solutions offers everything you need to take the hassle away. Whether you are a sole trader or a large franchise, we can help set you up with vehicles to the right standard and specification you need. Our approach to providing van solutions gives you the flexibility to find the right van and set up for your needs. We can deliver fully equipped van packs, work-ready, or just specific elements if de ..read more
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