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Scout’s honour for North East developer

Thursday, April 19, 2018
(L-R) Scout Leader James Heron is joined by members of the restoration dream team, Galliford Try’s Steph Douglass and Linden Homes’ Abi Reid.

  A North East developer has made a scout’s promise to help a local troop beat the vandals.   A series of break-ins has seen over £5,000 of damage done to the 5th Birtley Scout Group hut, located just off Ruskin Road in the town.   But now, Linden Homes – Galliford Try’s housebuilding division - which is constructing The Aspens development close by, has come to the rescue.   Assembling a team

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Heading home to develop his career

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Andrew Rennie

    Growing North East regeneration specialist, Galliford Try Partnerships North, has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Andrew Rennie as Development Director.   The 39-year-old is delighted to be returning to the region where he grew up – having been schooled at Hexham before heading south to Kingston University to study surveying and development.   He has worked on major urban regeneration projects for Lend Lease, as well as in successful land teams for Barratt and Berkeley covering immediate and strategic land opportunities.  More recently he was employed by Capita, advising

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Poisoned Morpeth trees replaced

Monday, March 26, 2018
Helping with the planting of the new Lime trees are (left to right) Cllr. David Bawn, Sean Egan and Mayor of Morpeth Cllr. Nic Best.

  A row of mature Lime trees, poisoned in an act of environmental sabotage, have been replaced with new specimens, restoring the wooded approach to a prime development site.   Mayor of Morpeth, Cllr. Nic Best and County Councillor for Morpeth North, Cllr. David Bawn, helped plant the new trees along the access road to Linden Homes’ prestigious Saint George housing scheme, on the edge of the town.   Said the

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New era at Saltend Industrial Park

Thursday, March 15, 2018
The Saltend Industrial Park, pictured from the Humber.

  A new era has dawned at one of the UK’s most important industrial complexes with a new owner and operator taking charge.   Teesside based infrastructure solutions business, the px group, has acquired the Saltend Chemical Park at Hull and is providing comprehensive energy, infrastructure, operations and maintenance services on the 370 acre site.   The company intends to work with existing and new operators to develop and expand the park - which was established in 1914 and has, for the last 50 years, been owned by

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Getting on at Galliford Try

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Climbing the career ladder at Galliford Try are (L/R) Phil Hunter, Joe Wilson, Ross Sanderson and Chris Jamieson.

  Chris Jamieson, from Whitley Bay, has become Galliford Try Partnerships North’s youngest ever site manager.   At just 28, Chris is one of four employees to recently progress up the career ladder at the leading construction and regeneration specialist.   He said: “I have been told the company’s average age for a site manager in our region is about 43 - so I suppose I’m a little ahead of schedule! It’s a big challenge but I’m really

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Fastflow finds a new Partner

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Fastflow at work.

  Utilities and property services specialist, the Fastflow Group, has acquired affordable housing developer, Partner Group, for an undisclosed sum.   Based in the North East and with an office in Derby, Partner has completed over 2,000 new houses on 82 sites across the UK over the past seven years.   Working mainly with registered social housing providers, Partner strives to create desirable, sustainable communities in which people are proud to live and has an A1 rating from both the NHBC and Premier Guarantee.  The order book is in excess of £100 million

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Tyne skyscraper showcased at international property event

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Hadrian’s Tower as it will look on the Newcastle skyline, when completed.

  The tower which will become Newcastle’s tallest building is to be showcased at one of the world’s premier property events.   Hadrian’s Tower, now under construction just off St. James’ Boulevard, will feature at MIPIM in Cannes, between March 13th and 16th.   The 28th annual event is one of the world’s premier real estate gatherings, attracting the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry for four days of networking, learning and transactions through premium events, conferences and exhibitions.

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Multi-million pound apartment block opened

Monday, January 29, 2018
left to right - Peter Davidson (Chair of Ventures Trust), architect David Brown, Mayor Cllr Olive Punchion, Brian Scott (Secretary of Ventures Trust), Cllr Allan West, and Galliford Try's Alexandra Ross.

  The Mayor of South Tyneside has officially opened a £6m housing complex for older people.   Councillor Olive Punchion unveiled a plaque to mark the formal opening of the Riverside Apartments, on River Drive, South Shields.   Construction of the 50-home development for older people was completed last September and all of the two-bedroomed apartments are now occupied.   The scheme for the over

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New phase in £350 million regeneration

Monday, January 22, 2018
Contemporary modern homes feature at the Aspens development in Birtley.

  The second phase of Gateshead’s ambitious £350 million, housing led regeneration programme will begin in the spring.   Planning consent has been granted for 114 more homes on three new sites, adding to the 309 completed, or approaching completion – at Birtley, Deckham and Bensham - in phase one.   The new developments will be at Kelvin Grove (off Saltwell Road), the former Rowlands Gill primary school, and Whitehills Drive (Windy Nook), behind the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.   As in phase one, at least 25%

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A safety film – but with a fair slice of drama

Thursday, January 11, 2018
That’s a wrap! (L-R) px group’s Michael Derbyshire with budding film makers Matty Dickens, Taylor Henderson, Chloe Handley, Ollie Mawson and College Lecturer Kelly Fairhurst – who also runs the Page2Stage drama group.

  Aspiring young actors and film makers from the North East experienced the real life setting of a major industrial complex – thanks to the px group.   Members of Page2Stage drama group, including former film students from Stockton Riverside College, travelled to Northern Scotland to shoot an instructional video that will help keep staff, visitors and contractors at the St. Fergus Gas

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