Keeping warm – safely!

David Ebbs from Specflue, a leading UK supplier of flue systems, wood burning stoves and renewable heat products shares some tips on the safe operation of chimneys and flues: Have your flue swept annually by a qualified chimney sweep. Burning... View Article

Dominvs Group acquires London Tower Bridge site

The former Tower Bridge Magistrates’ Court and Police station 0.62 acre site in Tooley Street London, has been acquired by the London based Asset Management firm, Dominvs Group. The 46,000sq.ft Grade II listed property lends itself well to a number... View Article

Land Securities welcomes plans for Ebbsfleet

Land Securities welcomes the Government’s announcement that it will be consulting on the creation of an Urban Development Corporation for Ebbsfleet Valley. The new arrangements should make it easier, quicker and cheaper to deliver a new garden city at Ebbsfleet... View Article

Broxtowe homes in pole position

Polish delegates to Broxtowe were impressed when they visited a new Derwent Living development of affordable homes at Eastwood last week. Broxtowe Borough Council was hosting a visit by a delegation from Myszków County in southern Poland. Broxtowe and Myszków... View Article

Highest accolade for trailblazing low carbon research labs

An exemplar low carbon building dedicated to the research and development of sustainable energy technologies has been named as BREEAM’s Education Building of the Year 2014. The Energy Technologies Building (ETB) at The University of Nottingham’s Innovation Park on Jubilee... View Article

WSP responds to new hub for HS2

Commenting on Sir David Higgin’s HS2 report with proposals for a new transport hub in Crewe, head of infrastructure at consultancy WSP Duncan Symonds said: “Aside from the obvious benefits there is the added bonus for freight of diverting high... View Article

Joinery industry calls for Budget focus on growth

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has urged the Government to put economic growth and support for SMEs firmly at the heart of this week’s Budget. Iain McIlwee, BWF Chief Executive expressed the joinery industry’s recommendations earlier this month to both... View Article

Garden City principles must be upheld at Ebbsfleet

Leading housing and planning charity, the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), welcomes the Chancellor’s announcement of the creation of a new Garden City at Ebbsfleet, Kent. As the organisation which has campaigned for garden cities for over a hundred... View Article

Comment from Charles Russell on the case for acceleration of HS2

Malcolm Dowden, Consultant at Charles Russell LLP, commented: “Sir David Higgins makes some extremely strong points about the potential economic benefits of an accelerated construction programme, particularly in terms of rebalancing the UK economy and reducing the dominant role of... View Article