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February 5, 2019

Cricket Grounds Redevelopment Completed

Morgan Sindall has completed the transfomation of the Lucas Lane cricket grounds in Hertfordshire as a new state of the art sporting centre. First opened in 1866, Hitchin Cricket Club and Blueharts Hockey Club’s ground now includes a new two-storey club pavilion, with catering facilities, a bar and a function room and

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Wandsworth Development Provides New Homes

An additional 21 homes are arriving in Wandsworth with the construction of a new £7 million housing development. The Stag House site on the Putney Vale Estate, which is home to the vacant Stag House Community Youth Centre, will be redeveloped to provide 10 self-contained homes for those with physical

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Unite and Manchester City Council Announce Partnership

Manchester City Council joined UK construction union Unite’s Construction Charter and now they have announced a new partnership. Both institutions will work together to stand up for the city’s construction workers and outlaw poor construction practices on building projects under its control. “By signing up to Unite’s Construction Charter, Manchester

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February 5, 2019

Cricket Grounds Redevelopment Completed

Morgan Sindall has completed the transfomation of the Lucas Lane cricket grounds in Hertfordshire as a new state of the art sporting centre. First opened in 1866, Hitchin Cricket Club and Blueharts Hockey Club’s ground now includes a new two-storey club pavilion, with catering facilities, a bar and a function room and a balcony overlooking a new all-weather hockey pitch. “We are delighted with the outcome of the completed project, the new Cricket Club Ground is a fantastic community asset with professional standard facilities that will support the needs and ambitions of two local teams long into the future. We are confident that the refurbished facilities will enable the club to build upon their rich local history at the Lucas Lane site and provide a brilliant community sporting resource for generations to come,” said David Rowsell, Morgan Sindall Construction and Infrastructure’s area director for the Northern Home Counties. New changing rooms, an equipment store, cricket nets, and a brand new scoreboard are also part of the new state of the art centre. Morgan Sindall also demolished the ground’s existing clubhouse, built a new external car park and extensive soft landscaping in order to create an attractive environment. “Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure helped us to deliver a state of the art new home for Hitchin Cricket Club and Blue-harts Hockey Club at Lucas Lane,” commented Hitchin Town Cricket-Ground Chairman Geoff Edwards. “It is a truly exceptional facility that will be enjoyed by our members and the local community for many years to come. We would like to thank the whole team at Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure for their hard work, dedication and professionalism throughout this project, and for helping us to achieve this pivotal milestone in the history of both clubs,” he concluded.

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Wandsworth Development Provides New Homes

An additional 21 homes are arriving in Wandsworth with the construction of a new £7 million housing development. The Stag House site on the Putney Vale Estate, which is home to the vacant Stag House Community Youth Centre, will be redeveloped to provide 10 self-contained homes for those with physical and learning disabilities, including accommodation for an on-site support officer. The other 11 homes in the area will be available for social rent. The project is being delivered by Wates Residential, who won the competitive tender project from Wandsworth Council. “This is a demonstration of our commitment to build new homes which meet the diverse needs of our residents. Good quality housing is fundamental in supporting the wellbeing of our residents and we’re delighted to be partnering with Wates Residential on this scheme. I am also proud that this scheme is the first Council build supported housing scheme for our more vulnerable residents which will give those with learning and physical disabilities the opportunity to live safely in a scheme built to the highest standards,” said Leader of the Council Ravi Govindia. “May I also thank the local residents’ association, chaired by Shirley Price, and Cllr Jane Cooper for identifying this and another development opportunity on the estate and for their positive contributions and understanding as this development has been taken forward,” he added. The contractor held a ground-breaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction. “It is great to see local authorities like Wandsworth building again on brownfield sites and to be a part of this. Today’s ground breaking event marks an exciting milestone in our delivery of these new homes for Wandsworth residents. It follows months of collaboration with the Council, members of the community and other local stakeholders to really understand their vision for the area and how we can realise this, both through the design and construction of these homes and by looking at ways that we can create wider local economic and social value. We look forward to strengthening these relationships as we continue to progress on site and to creating a positive lasting legacy for the community long after we have handed over this site,” commented Paul Nicholls, Managing Director of Wates Residential. The Stag House scheme is due for completion in Spring 2020.

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Unite and Manchester City Council Announce Partnership

Manchester City Council joined UK construction union Unite’s Construction Charter and now they have announced a new partnership. Both institutions will work together to stand up for the city’s construction workers and outlaw poor construction practices on building projects under its control. “By signing up to Unite’s Construction Charter, Manchester City Council is making a serious commitment to securing the best employment standards for construction workers. The Charter will protect workers from poor industry practices which result in the loss of employment rights, it stops blacklisting and means workers can raise health and safety issues without fear,” said Unite’s regional coordinating officer for construction, Andy Fisher. “It’s fantastic news that one of the UK’s major cities has pledged to lead the way and demand the highest standards in construction. It means that projects across the city including the ongoing work at Manchester Airport will need to meet the highest employment standards. Unite representatives at Manchester City Council deserve a special thanks for the work they did to help get the Charter up and running,” Andy Fisher added. Manchester City Council is the latest local authority to sign up to Unite’s Construction Charter, which ensures building contractors and sub-contractors under the control of the local authority provide good jobs, good apprentice training, excellent health and safety and that they ensure workers are paid the going rate for the industry. “Manchester City Council has ambitious plans for the city and we are delighted to work with Unite to ensure that our construction projects meet the highest standards for workers and for residents. The council has a number of important development projects in progress including the renovation of Manchester Town Hall and the Factory project. The Charter means that workers and residents can be confident that these projects will move forward with ethical construction practices,” commented Councillor Carl Ollerhead.

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LUXURY NEW HOMES APPROVED & WORKS COMMENCED AT EAST YORKSHIRE VILLAGE OF NORTH CAVE

Planning permission has been granted and works have commenced on Phase 1 of a new development of 36 high-quality homes, including eight affordable houses, in the charming East Yorkshire village of North Cave. Award-winning house builder Duchy Homes gained unanimous approval from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council at a recent planning committee meeting for its proposal to build a sophisticated collection of houses and bungalows on vacant land off Fountains Way in North Cave. The new development will provide attractive detached family homes in a versatile mix of 3, 4 and 5-bedroom designs to suit a variety of residents’ needs and lifestyles, as well as delivering much-needed additional housing to the area. Many of the plots on the development, named Cricketers’ Walk, benefit from beautiful views across playing fields and the North Yorkshire Wolds. North Cave enjoys an active community with its own public house, newsagents, village hall, highly-regarded primary school and a wide variety of clubs, events and activities to embrace, including its own Women’s Institute, plus cricket, football and indoor bowls for sporting enthusiasts. Situated with easy access to the M62 as well as the A63, residents can quickly reach the larger cities of Hull, Leeds, York, Sheffield and Doncaster. Nearby Brough train station also runs regular services to these towns and cities, making it an ideal base for commuters. Duchy Homes is an award-winning home builder with a strong reputation for building luxury properties in premium locations, with many distinguished developments across Yorkshire, including the prestigious Cygnet Gardens in nearby Swanland and Roseberry Park in Hessle. Recently crowned ‘Best Residential Developer of the Year’ in the Yorkshire Residential Property Awards 2018, buyers can expect excellent build-quality with luxury fittings and generous, thoughtfully-designed interiors. Work has started on site, with a show home and sales launch due in July 2019. Prospective purchasers can register their interest online for further updates at www.duchyhomes.co.uk/north-cave Duchy Homes was established in December 2011 and is a multi-award-winning housebuilder. Awards include: YORKSHIRE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY AWARDS 2018 Best Residential Developer of the Year WHATHOUSE? AWARDS 2018 Best Small Developer – Silver Award NHBC PRIDE IN THE JOB AWARDS: 2018 Regional Winner – The Ings, Wetherby 2018 Regional Winner – High Gables, Ranskill 2017 Seal of Excellence – Tower Gardens, Scawthorpe 2017 Quality Award – Tower Gardens, Scawthorpe 2016 Regional Winner – The Orchard, Braithwell 2015 Regional Winner – The Orchard, Braithwell 2015 Quality Award – Park Drive, Sprotbrough 2014 Quality Award – Handley Cross Mews, Cantley 2013 Quality Award – Plantation Grove, Sprotbrough NHBC HEALTH & SAFETY AWARDS: 2018 National Winner – The Ings, Wetherby 2018 National Runner Up – High Gables, Ranskill 2018 Highly Commended – The Grange, Bunbury 2017 National Winner – Tower Gardens, Scawthorpe 2017 National Runner Up – Watermill Gardens, Penistone 2016 National Winner – Thorpe Park Gardens, Colton 2016 National Runner Up – The Orchard, Braithwell 2015 Commended – The Orchard, Braithwell 2015 Commended – Park Drive, Sprotbrough 2014 Commended – Treeneuk Gardens, Chesterfield 2013 National Winner – Plantation Grove, Sprotbrough Details of all Duchy Homes new developments can be found at www.duchyhomes.co.uk  

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Last chance to snap up luxury waterside apartments in one of the UK’s safest counties

An iconic luxury waterside development in Lincoln is down to its last few apartments as 84% of dwellings are sold. The One The Brayford development from Jackson Living, part of Jackson & Jackson Developments, resides on the well-lit Brayford waterfront in the heart of Lincoln and boasts panoramic views of the marina, Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle. Located in the top five safest counties to live in England and Wales according to a recent ONS report, the development has high standards of security with a concierge service, monitored CCTV and a private car park for residents. Only 16 properties remain for sale at the development and these include one, two and three- bedroom apartments across all floors as well luxury double floor penthouses, with prices starting from £185,000. The premier location has so far attracted residents from all over the world and benefits from a central city location just a six-minute walk from Lincoln’s High Street. Lincolnshire was ranked in the top five safest UK counties and Lincoln city centre is number 14 in the UK’s most popular cities according to a recent YouGov report. With developments such as the £70 million regeneration of Lincoln’s Cornhill Quarter, the city is set to see significant growth in the future. Dominik Jackson director at Jackson & Jackson Developments: “As Lincolnshire-based developers, we are very proud that our county has been ranked one of the safest places to live in the UK. People from outside the county are choosing to move into Lincoln with its reputation for safety, its historical significance and its streetscape with plenty of vibrant amenities on offer. “One The Brayford includes state-of-the-art security including monitored CCTV, secure parking and a concierge service. Coupled with a stunning waterfront location and close proximity to the High Street – the development is an ideal choice for city centre living.” Homes are available through local agent Pygott & Crone and for more information visit One The Brayford.

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