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Nuffield Health Launches Private GP Service in Newcastle

Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital has announced it is launching a private GP service, providing doctors’ consultations to those who may struggle to access regular GP appointments. The service will be available to anyone and accessed on a pay-as-you-go basis, with appointments available at evenings and weekends, as well as during

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McAleer & Rushe Sign £25m Hotel Deal

County Tyrone construction firm McAleer & Rushe has secured a £25 million deal to build and lease out a four star hotel in Newcastle, England. ES Newgate, the company’s subsidiary, is set to develop the 226 bedroom, six storey property, which will become a Maldron Hotel when complete. The scheme

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Owen Pugh to Work with Gentoo for First Time

It has been announced that Owen Pugh GDC, a leading northeastern civil engineering practice has been successful in earning a £1.1m project for infrastructure works in line with a leading Newcastle-upon-Tyne housing scheme. The contract, to see Owen Push complete a series of works, such as the installation of roads,

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BDC 317 : Jun 2024

newcastle

Construction of Hadrian’s Tower skyscraper in Newcastle continuing despite coronavirus lockdown

Construction work on the huge new tower in the city centre is continuing despite the coronavirus lockdown Work on the soon-to-be tallest building in Newcastle is continuing despite the Covid-19 outbreak. The Hadrian’s Tower development, a 27-storey tower which looms over the city centre, is due to be completed later this year. Restrictions on construction projects were not included in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s stark address to the nation last Monday evening announcing the lockdown. Halting work on Hadrian’s Tower would mean an unfinished skyscraper on the city’s skyline which could become a poignant image of a North East stopped in its tracks by the global pandemic. The firm carrying out the building work – Tolent – have confirmed that work is continuing for now but conceded that could change. A spokesperson for Tolent said: “The health and wellbeing of our colleagues and supply chain partners continue to be our number one priority throughout this highly dynamic situation. “All welfare procedures and systems on sites that remain open are fully compliant with the guidelines issued by the Government via the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, to ensure that all teams can and are adhering to the 2m social distancing rule. “We continue to monitor the situation diligently and will adapt accordingly to any subsequent advice from the Government.’

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Nuffield Health Launches Private GP Service in Newcastle

Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital has announced it is launching a private GP service, providing doctors’ consultations to those who may struggle to access regular GP appointments. The service will be available to anyone and accessed on a pay-as-you-go basis, with appointments available at evenings and weekends, as well as during the week. It is thought the private appointments will prove popular with those working and living in and around Newcastle who may struggle to access other medical services at short notice, or find it hard to fit appointments around work. Nuffield Health GP Liaison Manager Beth Brook said: “We know from talking to patients at the hospital that many struggle to access their regular GP and were looking for a flexible service which they could fit around their busy lives. “The NHS provides a fantastic service but we know that there can be long waiting times and appointments have to be kept fairly short due to pressures on resources. Our new service will provide an alternative for those who don’t want to wait to see their regular GP or who want an appointment outside of normal practice hours. “Our appointments will also be longer than average GP appointments – around 30 minutes – meaning they are perfect for patients looking for a more extensive consultation or who have a number of issues they wish to discuss at once. “We know that life is busy and we see this new service as complimenting existing NHS provision by offering an alternative for those patients who may otherwise put off seeing a doctor, or have to take time off work to do so.” There will initially be three GPs providing appointments at Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital, with others expected to join as the service grows. An advantage of the service being based within the hospital is that any investigations needed, such as blood tests or x-rays, can also be carried out at the time of the GP consultation, or the following day. It also means referrals to other specialists within the hospital can be done more quickly. Read more here

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McAleer & Rushe Sign £25m Hotel Deal

County Tyrone construction firm McAleer & Rushe has secured a £25 million deal to build and lease out a four star hotel in Newcastle, England. ES Newgate, the company’s subsidiary, is set to develop the 226 bedroom, six storey property, which will become a Maldron Hotel when complete. The scheme is the firm’s latest work with Irish hotel plc Dalata Group, and will be the first Maldron Hotel in England. McAleer & Rushe will retain ownership of the property, which will be leased to Dalata through a 35-year contract. The building, located on the site of the former Newgate Centre, is expected to open in the summer of 2018. McAleer and Rushe is also set to build student accommodation as part of the same mixed used development, which is worth £100 million in total. The firm’s property director, Stephen Surphlis, commented: “The addition of this quality hotel brand reflects the wider importance of this entire mixed-use development and will be a major asset to the city as a whole, as well as attracting business and leisure travellers to Newcastle. “We look forward to working alongside Dalata, for whom we have previously delivered numerous projects.” Meanwhile, McAleer & Rushe is also working on the construction of a new Maldron Hotel at Brunswick Street in the centre of Belfast. It will be the company’s fourth hotel here. It also owns the Maldron Hotel at Belfast International Airport, the Clayton Hotel on Ormeau Avenue in the centre of the city, and the Maldron Hotel in Londonderry. Dalata currently operates five Clayton hotels in England, with two in London, and one each in Cardiff, Leeds and Manchester. It additionally owns the Croydon Park Hotel in London. Dermot Crowley, deputy chief executive for business development and finance at Dalata, said: “This development provides us with an exciting opportunity to launch our Maldron brand in the English market.”

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Owen Pugh to Work with Gentoo for First Time

It has been announced that Owen Pugh GDC, a leading northeastern civil engineering practice has been successful in earning a £1.1m project for infrastructure works in line with a leading Newcastle-upon-Tyne housing scheme. The contract, to see Owen Push complete a series of works, such as the installation of roads, sewers and complete plot works, exists to support the some 37 affordable new homes in Fenham. It is estimated at present that the project will take approximately a year for Owen Pugh to complete and will also include complementary works to the main project ambitions, such as hardscaping, paving and road surfacing; effectively taking the organisation closer to offer a complete infrastructure package for the scheme. Also heralding the first time with the Owen Pugh has worked with the development company, Gentoo Homes, expectations are assuredly high and only time will tell as to how Owen Pugh impresses on the project. Owen Pugh GDC’s Business Development Manager, Steve Hamilton expressed his delight in being awarded the project, and the ability to deliver the much-needed infrastructure for the area, then adding: “It’s real coup to have been recognised as a preferred supplier. This is a significant piece of work for the GDC team and one which we are well placed to deliver.” As such, optimism is rife, from Owen Pugh, the Gentoo Group and also from the locality, with the prospectus of delivering a project which will benefit the area together. The development at which the project is to be undertaken, called the Calderstone development, is situated some 2.5 miles west of the Newcastle city centre, and includes a combination of two, three and four-bedroom residential properties for those looking to get onto the property ladder, as well as those looking for affordable residential family housing; as such, the properties are starting at prices of just £155,950, a very manageable sum in comparison to present average property prices.

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