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Creating jobs across Sheffield

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Ryan at work at Norfolk Park.

  A groundbreaking work experience initiative in Sheffield has helped two unemployed people into full time jobs.   The pilot programme was delivered by a partnership comprising Sheffield Housing Company (SHC), the city council and Jobcentre Plus.   Six people, who had previously completed a construction employability programme and gained BTEC Level two certificates, were given the opportunity to work on live construction sites.   These were the newly completed Park Grange House in Norfolk Park, which was built by Keepmoat Regeneration, part of the ENGIE group, on behalf of

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Continued rise of Scotswood redevelopment

Monday, December 4, 2017
The Rise at Scotswood.

  Planning permission has been granted for the second phase of an ambitious regeneration project that has already breathed new life into the west end of Newcastle.   A new phase of 264 homes, at The Rise in Scotswood, will be constructed to the south of the current development area – between Whitehouse Road and the Hadrian’s Way pedestrian and cycle route.   Delivered by New Tyne West Development Company (NTWDC) - a partnership comprising Newcastle City Council and developers Barratt Homes and Keepmoat - The Rise plans to deliver 1,800 properties

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North East development named among Britain’s best

Monday, December 4, 2017
Countylife’s Brunton Square homes have impressed on a national level

  Northumberland based developer, Countylife Homes, has received national recognition for its recently completed Brunton Square development, near Gosforth.   It was selected as one of the top three developments in the Premier Guarantee Small Development of the Year category.  Chosen from over 70 sites reviewed across the UK, it was also the only North East based project to be shortlisted.   This is the third time the house builder has been recognised by Premier Guarantee.  Its Castle Garth development, in Bamburgh, was a regional winner

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Hotel to support tourism in Durham

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Hotel 52 in Stanley

  A new hotel and restaurant, created to support tourism in County Durham, opens this weekend (2nd / 3rd December).   Aimed particularly at visitors to Beamish Museum, Hotel 52 and Pazzo restaurant in Stanley has also created 20 jobs – the vast majority filled by local people.   Formerly a disused care home on Joicey Square, the venture was originally to become a community hub and apartments.  However, consultations with Durham County Council and Visit County Durham highlighted a shortage of hotel accommodation in the area – so the pans were

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New CEO among px group changes

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Mark Kenrick.

    Mark Kenrick has stepped up to the Chief Executive Officer’s role with the px group, replacing Ian Clifford, who has held the position for the past four years – during which time the company has enjoyed record growth.   Until recently the group’s Director of Safety, Health, Environment (SHE) and Risk Management, Mark brings over 35 years’ experience in the chemicals and processing industries to the role.   He said:  “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to take on this position at a pivotal time for px as we

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Seaham homes part of £97M investment

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Pictured at the start of work are (L/R) Ian Prescott, Cllr. Carl Marshall, local Cllr. Leanne Kennedy and local Cllr. and County Durham Housing Group Board Member, Kevin Shaw, Site Manager Steve Cheal, from Arrowbuild and Ian Heginbottom, Land and Partnerships Manager, Keepmoat Homes North East.

  The start of work on a Durham seaside town housing development is the latest of eight current and proposed projects representing a £97 million investment in 695 new homes across the county.   The site, at Heathway, will provide 116 two, three and four bedroomed houses in the Parkside

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Northumberland’s number one – Steve is county’s top site manager

Monday, October 30, 2017
Steve Bellamy: Raising the Northumberland standard at Saint George.

  An award winning Site Manager at a development in Morpeth has been honoured with a Seal of Excellence – becoming the only person working on a Northumberland new build project to receive the accolade this year.   Steve Bellamy, from Thornley in County Durham, is overseeing the construction of new properties at Linden Homes’ Saint George development and is one of just seven site managers from across the North East to receive this award - part of the National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the

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Marching in at All Saints Construction

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Andrew (left), Dawn and Tom

  There are a number of new faces at North East based All Saints Construction as the business enjoys rapid expansion.   Established in 2015, the operation exceeded turnover expectations by more than 14% in its first full financial year – reaching £8 million - and this year is already more than a third of the way towards its £12.5 million forecast.   Created mainly to deliver building services to its sister company – All Saints Living – the firm is enjoying increasing success in public and private sector tendering, with

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Contract signed to bring £30m new homes programme to Crook

Friday, October 20, 2017
Jake Robson from Galliford Try Partnerships North, Tom Winter from County Durham Housing Group and Mike Clark from WSP, look at the plans for the Crook development.

  A County Durham town is to get 40 new affordable homes as part of a £30m investment programme, creating more than 100 new jobs and apprenticeships.   The new properties in Crook will include two and three bedroomed houses, as well as two and three bed bungalows.   Contracts were signed today for the project at West End Villas, in the heart of the town, which is being

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£26 million profit for property specialist

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

North East based The High Street Group has posted profits of more than £26 million in its first full year of trading as a combined entity of companies – 2016.   Established as a holding company for 45 already existing businesses - specialising in property investment and development, financial services and claims across multiple sectors - it made £26,020,652.   These operations include well established brands such as All Saints Living, All Saints Construction, High Street Boutique Finance and High Street Claims.   Said Group Chairman, Gary Forrest:  “We are delighted with performance over this first full year of operation.

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