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Sparking success in Sheffield

Friday, March 13, 2020
Sheffield Housing Company's award being presented to Steve Wade Electrical, with (L-R) Scott Ridsdale, Danny Walsh, Steve Wade and John Clephan.

  A bright spark from Frecheville, Sheffield has landed himself an apprenticeship after shining during a work experience placement.   In the spotlight, Danny Walsh, 20, has been recruited by Nottinghamshire based Steve Wade Electrical as an electrical apprentice.   The company, which has been operating for 20 years, was recently awarded contractor of the quarter by Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) for its commitment to creating training and job opportunities.   Steve Wade Electrical has

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Putting energy into peak time power solution

Thursday, March 12, 2020
From left to right Chairman of Platinum Assets Tony Hughes and MD of Platinum Energy Solutions, Peter Eagle.

  A Durham based business is generating interest in the energy sector, securing land and planning permission for a power plant that will bridge the gap between fossil fuel and renewable sources.   Platinum Energy Solutions (PES) – part of the Chester-le-street based Platinum Assests Group – will deliver a gas fired peaking plant at Southbrook Farm in Sudbrook, South Monmouthshire, Wales.   The proposed £12 million station would provide electricity to the local area during times of

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Deals pave way for new NE homes of all tenures

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Vistry at work

A leading North East regeneration and housing specialist has started the new decade by signing deals with two regional housing providers that will deliver 418 new homes for all tenures on two prime sites.   Vistry Partnerships – a new venture established following Bovis Homes’ £1.1 billion purchase of Galliford Try’s housing and regeneration businesses – will work closely with Beyond Housing in Redcar and The Riverside Group in Washington.   The initiatives have been carefully co-ordinated to meet the challenges of housing need and affordability within each locality and are among nine

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North East regeneration specialists forms new partnership

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
CGI of the North Tyneside scheme.

  A leading North East regeneration and housing specialist has formed a new partnership to deliver Extra Care schemes in North Tyneside and Peterlee.   Vistry Partnerships North East and Housing 21 will deliver 64 one and two bedroomed apartments in North Tyneside and 71 more at Peterlee, all for affordable rent. Designed for people over the age of 55, these Extra Care developments will include communal areas and gardens, a hairdresser and a café/restaurant which will be available for local people to use, to encourage neighbourhood integration and community

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Console king levels up in the housing game

Monday, February 17, 2020
Game on! Emma challenges international gaming expert to a two player duel at his new home.

  A computer game wiz from Bristol has completed a huge level up to his first new home.   Elliot Grossman, aged 20, competes in computer games tournaments internationally and has travelled as far as Northern California, Boston Massachusetts and Washington DC to take part in big gaming events like Genesis, Shine, and Super Smash Con. His speciality game is Super Smash Bros. Melee, for the Nintendo GameCube.   Looking for a home close to work but also travel links

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300 new homes plan for depot site

Monday, February 17, 2020
An aerial view of the Freight Depot site.

  The historic Freight Depot site in central Gateshead that has stood vacant for 25 years could be about to go through a huge redevelopment. A planning application for 300 new homes on the former freight site, off the Felling Bypass, has been submitted by Gateshead Regeneration Partnership to planners at Gateshead Council.   A public consultation event was recently held at Gateshead Stadium to present the development proposals for the Freight Depot site. The plans were well received by local people who are keen to see the

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£36 million land deal to create new community

Friday, February 7, 2020
Carl Haley.

  A joint venture between Wainhomes Severn Valley and South Gloucestershire Council will deliver up to 327 new homes in the south of the county.   The £36million collaboration is designed not only to build much needed homes but a new community on the 55 acre site at Harry Stoke – seven miles north east of Bristol.   The project will support the creation of a new school, extensive play and recreation areas and country space for public use as well as a range of homes for affordable rent, shared ownership and purchase.  

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Laying the foundations for careers in construction

Friday, February 7, 2020
(L-R) Connor Pryor, Jake Saunders and Kaden Diver. An example of an apprentice – Jake Saunders (middle of picture) - inspiring other students to consider apprenticeships in construction.

  As National Apprenticeship Week comes to a close (3rd – 7th Feb), a partnership committed to regenerating and investing in Sheffield is celebrating creating 75 apprenticeships across the city.   Founded in 2011, Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) – a joint venture between Sheffield City Council, private sector construction partner Keepmoat Homes and Great Places Housing Group – has also created over 800 jobs and spent more than

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£133 million Birmingham regeneration to begin

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
The High Street Residential building (right) will be part of a bigger Kent Street development which could look like this.

  Work on a major regeneration project near the centre of in Birmingham will start in early February.   High Street Residential – a specialist in the development of high quality city centre apartments – will launch the first phase of the £133 million Kent Street project.   The Cording Real Estate Group, a member of the Edmond de Rothschild Real Estate investment management platform, has already agreed a £49.7 million forward funding deal for a

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Brick by brick, building success!

Friday, January 31, 2020
from left to right: Caiden Smith bricklayer with Barnsley Brickwork, Ashley Watson Site Manager with ENGIE, John Clephan Project Director for Sheffield Housing Company and Matthew Hunter Owner Director of Barnsley Brickwork.

  A Barnsley based brick business is building success, tackling the construction skills shortage head on.   Barnsley Brickwork has created over 100 training opportunities and six jobs for local people over the last year. Testament to its commitment to training and employment, it has been awarded sub-contractor of the quarter, by Sheffield Housing Company (SHC).   Established in 2005 Barnsley Brickwork employs over

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