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August 24, 2018

ISS on the ground in West Sussex

12 August 2016 | Jamie Harris Service provider ISS has won a ten-year contract with Arun Council to provide grounds maintenance and landscaping services, in what it calls a ‘greenspace management’ contract. The deal, which runs from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2027, sees ISS responsible for

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Upgrade Plan from Network Rail

Passengers have been urged by Network Rail to plan their journeys in advance as the rail company delivers more than 400 projects, part of a £84 million investment across the country. A 9,600-strong workforce will work around the clock over the bank holiday weekend to deliver more reliable infrastructure, improved

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Plans for Cambridge Science Park Have Been Approved

South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge City planning authorities have approved Mace’s plans for a 200,000 sq ft commercial development on the site of one of the UK’s leading science parks. A Section 106 agreement for 1 – 21 Cambridge Science Park was completed on the 17th of August 2018, enabling the

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East Leeds Orbital Project Awarded to Balfour Beatty

The £5 million contract to deliver phase one and two of the East Leeds Orbital Route has been awarded to Balfour Beatty by Leeds City Council. Works will include improvements to a number of existing Outer Ring Road junctions and the widening to three junctions along the A6120 Ring Road.

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August 24, 2018

ISS on the ground in West Sussex

12 August 2016 | Jamie Harris Service provider ISS has won a ten-year contract with Arun Council to provide grounds maintenance and landscaping services, in what it calls a ‘greenspace management’ contract. The deal, which runs from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2027, sees ISS responsible for the upkeep of parks, cemeteries, outdoor recreation facilities and repairs and maintenance services to play areas for the West Sussex district. ISS has been working with the council for the last 23 years, delivering grounds maintenance services. In addition, the contractor is to offer three apprenticeships and a placement for a marketing graduate. ISS says that 94 per cent of its Arun workforce is from the local area. Source link

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Upgrade Plan from Network Rail

Passengers have been urged by Network Rail to plan their journeys in advance as the rail company delivers more than 400 projects, part of a £84 million investment across the country. A 9,600-strong workforce will work around the clock over the bank holiday weekend to deliver more reliable infrastructure, improved facilities and better services for passengers, all part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan. The major investment projects this August include: The replacement of a vital junction outside of London Euston station at North Wembley to improve reliability of services. This will see London Euston station closed not only over the bank holiday weekend (25 – 27 August), but also the 18 – 19 August and 01 – 02 September. The £200 million investment to transform the track and signalling through the Derby station area will continue over the bank holiday weekend. The 79 days of engineering began on Sunday 22 July and runs until Sunday 07 October. The investment is a key part of the biggest upgrade of the Midland Main Line, which will support better journeys between Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham and London. The replacement of track near Coventry to improve the reliability of services through the area. Passengers travelling to Birmingham International Airport are advised to plan their journeys in advance as buses will replace trains between Birmingham International and Rugby.   “This bank holiday weekend, thousands of rail workers across Britain will be delivering essential improvements that will lead to faster, better services and help relieve overcrowding to respond to the huge growth on Britain’s railways. While it will be business as usual on most of the network, we urge all passengers to check before they travel,” said Andy Thomas, Network Rail managing director of England and Wales. Some routes will see significant changes to normal services; therefore passengers should plan ahead of travelling this August bank holiday weekend.

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Plans for Cambridge Science Park Have Been Approved

South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge City planning authorities have approved Mace’s plans for a 200,000 sq ft commercial development on the site of one of the UK’s leading science parks. A Section 106 agreement for 1 – 21 Cambridge Science Park was completed on the 17th of August 2018, enabling the development to proceed. With the aim to help address the lack of high-quality commercial space, the proposed development will support the City’s long-term sustainable economic growth and continue to attract leading national and global companies. “Cambridge Science Park was the UK’s first Science Park. I’m pleased that the Council has recognised the importance of our scheme to strengthen Cambridge’s premier position as a leader in the technology and bio-science sectors,” said David Grover, Mace’s Chief Operating Officer for Development. The development arm of Mace acquired a long leasehold from Trinity College and have created a high quality scheme which will be a fantastic new asset for both the Science Park and the City. The development has been designed by architects, Scott Brownrigg. “The development will play a major role in building on the ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’, bringing together a world-class university, research institutes, and creative science and technology businesses and write a new chapter in the extraordinary success story of the Science Park. Now that planning is secured for the project the development will move into the delivery stage on site, and letting of the space through Savills as our appointed agents,” added David Grover. The site is at the gateway to the Science Park, and benefits from excellent new infrastructure investments including the new Cambridge North train station, the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway running alongside the site, and improvements to the A14.

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East Leeds Orbital Project Awarded to Balfour Beatty

The £5 million contract to deliver phase one and two of the East Leeds Orbital Route has been awarded to Balfour Beatty by Leeds City Council. Works will include improvements to a number of existing Outer Ring Road junctions and the widening to three junctions along the A6120 Ring Road. Balfour Beatty will also be responsible for the design of the £87 million 7km East Leeds Orbital Route. The initial highway work forms a part of the wider East Leeds Extension (ELE) programme, which on completion will be the largest road scheme in the city since the 1970s. “We are delighted to have been awarded the initial contract to commence improvement works to the East Leeds Orbital Route,” said Thomas Edgcumbe, Balfour Beatty Managing Director for its North and Midlands regional business. “We are looking forward to working in partnership with Leeds City Council and making a significant and sustainable contribution to the local economy and community. We have a wealth of experience in the design and delivery of highways schemes and this award is testament to the success of our work across the UK,” he continued. With work due to commence next month, phase one and two are expected to be completed next summer. Through the project, Balfour Beatty will make a significant and sustainable contribution to the local economy, engaging with Employment Leeds to deliver employment and skills workshops for the surrounding community. This contract award follows the robust contingency measures taken by Leeds City Council to deal with the original supplier, Carillion, being unable to deliver the work. The East Leeds Orbital Route is being been financed through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s ‘West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund’. The Fund is part of the Leeds City Region Growth Deal, a £1 billion package of Government investment through the Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) that will accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.

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hub South West’s first Summer Charity Golf Event raises £14,171 for Shelter Scotland

hub South West Scotland, the construction and infrastructure-focused partnership, has raised £14,171 on behalf of Shelter Scotland as a result of its first, highly successful Summer Charity Golf Event held at East Kilbride Golf Club earlier this summer.   Supported by its Tier 1 Contractors Graham’s, Kier Construction, Morrison Construction and Morgan Sindall, hub South West welcomed over 100 attendees to the fundraiser which saw 22 teams compete in a Texas scramble style golf event and for some fantastic raffle and auction prizes donated by contractors and by members of hub South Wests’ wider supply chain and professional service providers.   Shelter Scotland provides advice and practical support to thousands of people each year who are struggling with homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness and campaign to prevent it in the first place. The £14,171 was presented to representatives from Shelter Scotland’s services and charity shops from Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway on 22nd August 2018.   Graeme Brown Director of Shelter Scotland said: “This is a tremendous donation from hub South West through its Summer Charity Golf Event. Shelter Scotland relies on the support of members of the community so we can continue to offer help and advice which means no-one has to face homelessness or bad housing alone.   “We’d like to thank everyone involved for their generosity.”   CEO of hub South West, Michael McBrearty, said: “The event was a great success and we are hugely gratified by the number of companies who took part to raise a fantastic sum for a worthy cause.   “Shelter Scotland is a wonderful organisation which is marking its 50th anniversary this year. They offer invaluable support and services to vulnerable families and individuals in communities across Scotland and we are so pleased to be able to present them with this donation.”  

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