Built Environment Networking Blog: Construction News

Cardiff’s Iconic Howells Building Undergoes £100m Transformation

Developer Thackeray has unveiled a series of images showcasing the anticipated look of the £100m redevelopment of Cardiff’s renowned Howells building. The retail component of this revamped structure will be christened Hayes @ Howells, boasting 15,000 sq ft of space tailored for upscale tenants. Notably, House of Fraser was the sole occupant of this building […]

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£22 million funding for Hilton Hotel renovation

Arc & Co, a specialized debt advisor, has successfully obtained a £22 million facility from OakNorth Bank to finance renovation projects for the Hampton by Hilton hotel situated at Edinburgh Airport. The senior commercial loan, with a duration of three years, is secured against the hotel itself and operates on an interest-only basis.Ability Hotels, the […]

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£300m development portfolio – Aitch Group diversify in challenging market with new land sought

In 2022, property developer Aitch Group spend £70 million on land across four London boroughs including Brent, Waltham Forest, Greenwich and Southwark. This added a further £300 million (GDV) to the Aitch Group development portfolio. With immediate funds available, Aitch Group are now seeking more land for development in 2023 and onwards – specifically sites […]

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5,000 new homes, £2 billion: 40 integrated retirement communities

Retirement Villages Group (RVG), owned by AXA IM Alts, has revealed the concept for its future collection of Integrated Retirement Communities, which it says will deliver the critical change needed to cater for the UK’s growing, ageing population. Thrive Living is largely an urban or peri-urban concept which aims to regenerate local communities and town […]

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AJC Group pledges to build 500 affordable homes in five years

Dorset-based AJC Group has committed to raising £10,000 for a local homelessness charity, while pledging to build 500 new affordable homes across the Wessex region by 2028. The housebuilder currently has 173 private and affordable homes under construction, with a strong land pipeline located across Dorset, Hampshire, and Somerset, capable of achieving 500 new affordable […]

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Atkins draws top talent to boost infrastructure growth ambitions

Atkins, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has announced three senior appointments drawing from top talent across the industry, to bolster its position as one of the UK’s leading engineering, planning and design consultancies. The key appointments of Andrew Jones, Richard Bonner and Dr Deb Upadhyaya in the Infrastructure division of the business, will drive forward […]

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Aware Super buys Qatari Diar stake in Get Living

Australian superannuation fund Aware Super has entered the UK’s burgeoning Build to Rent (BTR) market by purchasing Qatari Diar’s 22% stake in Get Living PLC, the country’s most experienced and pioneering developer and operator of large scale BTR neighbourhoods. Subject to final contract completion, Aware Super will join existing investors APG and DOOR (a residential […]

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Birmingham Smethwick Corridor to create major regeneration opportunity

A plan for the regeneration of the Smethwick to Birmingham Corridor is going to cabinet for approval this week, providing a strategy for housing, transport and local heritage as the area is redeveloped. The Smethwick to Birmingham Corridor Framework promotes a co-ordinated approach to regeneration within the area encompassing Birmingham Mainline Canal, City Hospital and […]

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Building back greener: updated Mayfield plans promise a sustainable office district for Manchester

The Mayfield Partnership, a collaboration between Landsec U+I (the regeneration arm of Landsec), Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester and LCR, today reveals for the first-time updated plans for a more environmentally friendly future for Manchester.  New plans for the transformational Mayfield neighbourhood reflect the shift towards premium, sustainable office space in the very […]

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Clifton Business Park ambitions take a step forward

Calderdale Council is progressing its longstanding ambition to transform a large site in Clifton into a thriving business park, to create 1,300 jobs and major benefits for Calderdale and West Yorkshire. In line with the Council’s priority for thriving towns and places, the proposed Clifton Business Park would support economic growth, bring opportunities for local […]

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Countryside Partnerships acquires site in Grimsby for 299 new homes

Countryside Partnerships, the leading mixed-tenure developer, has acquired land in Grimsby that will provide 299 new homes. The site will form the fourth phase of Scartho Top, a major redevelopment area in south Grimsby that will eventually provide more than 2,000 new homes.  Under the plans, 61 affordable homes will be managed by Gainsborough-based housing […]

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