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February 21, 2020

TEAM NOTTINGHAM ANNOUNCES NEW SPONSORS AHEAD OF MIPIM 2020

TEAM NOTTINGHAM will be returning to MIPIM, the world’s largest property event, this spring to showcase the city on a global stage. Made up of both public and private sector organisations, the 28-strong team will be attending the event in the south of France from 10-13 March. The team will

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Sustainability Strategy Launched

Sustainability Strategy Launched

Sir Robert McAlpine has launched a new sustainability strategy for 2020-2024 – setting a clear path to achieving net zero carbon emissions within the next five years and realising year on year increase on social value delivered across its operations. The sustainability strategy aims to have a measurably positive impact

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Birmingham Contract Awarded to Kier

Birmingham Contract Awarded to Kier

Kier Highways has been awarded the 15-month interim highways services contract for Birmingham Highways Ltd (BHL) from 1 April 2019 to 29 June 2020. The contract includes the city’s traffic operations, planned and reactive maintenance, inspections and winter servicing. It covers more than 2,500km of road and 5,000km of footways,

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February 21, 2020

TEAM NOTTINGHAM ANNOUNCES NEW SPONSORS AHEAD OF MIPIM 2020

TEAM NOTTINGHAM will be returning to MIPIM, the world’s largest property event, this spring to showcase the city on a global stage. Made up of both public and private sector organisations, the 28-strong team will be attending the event in the south of France from 10-13 March. The team will highlight the £2bn regeneration of Nottingham’s Southside as well as the £650m Island Quarter development at the expo – promoting the city to potentially thousands of investors in the space of a few days. This year’s event sees Bradgate Estates, Cassidy Group and Conygar stepping up as headline sponsors of Team Nottingham. Nottingham will also use the opportunity to talk about its commitment to becoming the first carbon neutral city in the country by 2028 – a plan that will inform decisions from transport to infrastructure and will be a priority for all developments in the years to come. Lorraine Baggs, head of inward investment at Invest in Nottingham, said the city wants to showcase the ambitious and inspiring Southside development programme which will offer unprecedented real estate opportunities in the heart of the city centre, enhancing Nottingham’s reputation as a world-class destination. She said: “Nottingham is embarking upon one of the largest regeneration programmes of any UK city, with plenty of opportunities for further development available.  “Nottingham City Council has invested heavily in the southside already with the renovation of the station, extending the award-winning tram system as well as the redevelopment of the Broadmarsh Centre. This investment has had a catalytic effect on driving further interest and investment into the area. “Team Nottingham acts as a vehicle to showcase the fantastic schemes we have in the city and wider region but also to highlight specific individuals and companies who are helping to make it happen. We’re looking forward to getting out there and shouting about our great city.” As well as being headline sponsors, Bradgate Estates and Cassidy Group are first-time supporters of Team Nottingham, alongside Wise Living. Joe Levy, managing director of Bradgate Estates, said: “We are delighted to support Nottingham this year. As a major developer with schemes in the Nottingham community we are thrilled to be part of the Nottingham success story. “At MIPIM 2020 we want to show the investors and developers we might meet in Cannes the benefit of working with Nottingham.” Patric Cassidy, director of Cassidy Group, said: “We’re very happy to be supporting Team Nottingham at MIPIM 2020. “We’re investing more than £320m across the city on sites including York Place, Saffron Court, Arkwright Street, Chainey Place and others, and we wanted to show our commitment to the city through this sponsorship and spread Nottingham’s message at MIPIM while finding more end-user residential funds for our schemes. “We have already completed and are on site with over £120m of residential projects in Nottingham and we will be developing a further £200m over the next two years. Nottingham is a really important growth city for us and we are keen to develop more schemes across the city.” Mark Gratton, development and land manager, at Wise Living added: “We are very excited to be supporting Invest in Nottingham for what will be Wise Living’s first MIPIM. We are looking forward to a productive few days networking and meeting with both existing and potential new development partners to help us continue on our track as the fastest growing build to rent family housing developer. “Having recently secured further funding we are now full steam ahead focusing on our goal of delivering 6,000 new homes across England over the next 3 years.” Nottingham will be part of the Midlands UK Pavilion at the property exhibition in March, promoting its place at the heart of the UK economy and putting the spotlight on the Midlands. The Midlands Pavilion was first introduced at MIPIM in 2017 and has gone from strength to strength, welcoming thousands of visitors each year to learn more about what is possible for investors and developers in the region. The Team Nottingham delegation will be organising networking events before, during and after MIPIM and there will be a range of events organised collectively in the Midlands Pavilion. Team Nottingham will also be hosting a dinner for developers and investors to highlight the huge opportunities in the city. MIPIM takes place from 10 to 13 March and is centred round a large-scale exhibition in the Palais de Festival in Cannes in the south of France, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors. For more information please visit www.investinnottingham.com/services/mipim or join in the conversation on Twitter @InvestInNottm

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Sustainability Strategy Launched

Sustainability Strategy Launched

Sir Robert McAlpine has launched a new sustainability strategy for 2020-2024 – setting a clear path to achieving net zero carbon emissions within the next five years and realising year on year increase on social value delivered across its operations. The sustainability strategy aims to have a measurably positive impact on local communities and the environment, empowering individuals across the business to drive the sustainability agenda. Working hand in hand with the supply chain, it tackles the challenge to deliver sustainable construction, operate ethically and address issues known to be underlying causes of climate change. Building on the previous sustainability roadmap, which earned Sir Robert McAlpine the title of ‘Environmental Contractor of the Year’ in 2018, the strategy incorporates lessons learnt from employees, projects and supply chain partners. The result is a sustainability framework with the flexibility to allow for targets that are specific and adapted to each project. The overarching strategy will focus on four key areas: • Becoming net zero carbon: Sir Robert McAlpine is focusing on reducing emissions through carbon reduction initiatives implemented across the business and industry collaborations resulting in year on year reduction in carbon emissions and achieving net zero carbon emissions within five years. The Carbon Trust will provide third party certification to validate the claims. • Resource efficiency: year on year reduction of construction waste, maximising resource efficiency and applying circular economy principles in the delivery of projects. Achieved through the implementation of modern methods of construction, modularisation, offsite construction, as well as collaboration across the industry. • Ethical procurement: increasing the transparency of supply chains to ensure services are ethically sourced, and improving the responsible sourcing of building materials to minimise impact on the environment. • Social value: year on year increase of social value delivered across the company’s operations. A partnership with the Social Profit Calculator allows the business to set targets, forecast, monitor and improve the social value delivered by each project.  A core driver of the company’s ambition to be the best place to work, the best builder and the best business, the new strategy constitutes a veritable culture change in the way the company approaches sustainability. It provides flexibility for projects, improving buy-in and ownership, ultimately allowing each project to deliver meaningful improvements. The specialist skills and expertise of the core sustainability team will drive the strategy and embed innovation and continuous improvement into their operations. Simon Richards, Head of Sustainability at Sir Robert McAlpine, said: “As individuals, we are passionate about the work that we do and delivering quality projects for our clients, yet the impact that our industry has on the environment and society cannot be ignored, Climate Change being a prime example. “It is collectively our responsibility to address this, and this strategy gives our people and projects a framework to do so proactively and collaboratively with our supply chain partners and the wider construction industry. “We all have a role to play, our strategy emphasises our skills and expertise to take up the challenge and lead on embedding change, making a meaningful, lasting difference.”

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Birmingham Contract Awarded to Kier

Birmingham Contract Awarded to Kier

Kier Highways has been awarded the 15-month interim highways services contract for Birmingham Highways Ltd (BHL) from 1 April 2019 to 29 June 2020. The contract includes the city’s traffic operations, planned and reactive maintenance, inspections and winter servicing. It covers more than 2,500km of road and 5,000km of footways, as well as 846 structures, three tunnels, 94,000 street lighting columns, 76,000 highway trees and the city’s traffic control system. Joe Incutti, Kier Acting Group Managing Director for Highways said: “We are delighted to be appointed to the Birmingham Highways contract and have a wealth of experience in successfully designing and maintaining local authority roads. We’re a trusted supplier and already operate in the midlands delivering maintenance to one of the most complex and busy highway networks in the UK, including Spaghetti Junction, which carries 60,000 vehicles each day. “We are looking forward to working alongside Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Highways Ltd on this contract to keep roads in Birmingham safe and reliable.” Natasha Rouse, Chief Executive of BHL, said: “We look forward to working with Kier. The company has put together a robust offer that demonstrates its ability to provide a good quality of service and mobilise quickly and efficiently. We aim to achieve a seamless transition to our new provider while continuing to service the city’s highways network.” Councillor Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Birmingham City Council, said: “I am pleased that Kier has put a compelling and competitive bid to us to maintain the city’s highways. Its reputation as a leading national roads operator should give welcomed assurance to the people of Birmingham that we have put the safe and efficient servicing of our streets at the heart of this process.” Kier Highways manages 30,000km of the UK’s strategic and local authority road network, currently working with a wide range of local authorities in the country. It delivers highway services to 4.2m people and its routine reactive maintenance includes emptying gullies, surface treatment and repairing potholes.

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