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New fuel operations deal for px

Thursday, February 7, 2019
px operating a fuel storage and distribution terminal.

  px group ('px'), the Teesside based infrastructure solutions business, has been appointed to operate, manage and maintain the Northampton fuel storage and distribution terminal.   InfraNorth Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Essar Oil UK, which acquired the facility from BP, has selected px due to its proven capability and competence in the industry.  The full transition of the lower tier COMAH* site has been completed, with eight workers transferring to px employment.   Mark Kenrick, px CEO, said:  “We are delighted that our experience and expertise

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Another Tyne site acquired by High Street Group

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Hadrian’s Tower now.

  The developer constructing Newcastle’s tallest building has acquired another city site on which it plans to build a further 224 apartments.   The Pottery Lane plot, located between the River Tyne and the Metro Radio Arena, would become the third private rented sector (PRS) scheme to be built on Tyneside by High Street Residential.   The acquisition follows the purchase, in December, of the Brett Oils Depot on the Gateshead side of the river.  Both plots have been identified by Newcastle and Gateshead Councils as areas for regeneration.   Work is already

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Trio of new contracts for property specialist

Friday, February 1, 2019
DWSS at work.

Property maintenance and management specialist, DW Support Services (DWSS) has secured a contract with Europe’s largest housing association, Clarion.   The £1 million deal involves installation of new doors, windows, kitchens, bathrooms and roofs across 228 properties in Tower Hamlets, London.   The project includes a pilot study, being run Clarion Housing Association, to encourage agility, innovation and quality within SME organisations and will also create 18 new jobs within one of London’s under privileged boroughs.   In addition, DWSS and Clarion have committed to deliver over £10,000 worth of social value as

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New Teesside homes proposed

Thursday, January 31, 2019
How the development in Thornaby could look.

  Local housing association, North Star Housing Group, plans to bring 10 new, affordable homes to Thornaby on Teesside. Working with developer, PF Burridge, North Star has submitted a planning application, to Stockton Borough Council, for permission to build two bedroomed houses on a plot of cleared land on Millbank Lane. If approved, the scheme would be the second development commenced in the borough by North Star in the past twelve months.  Work on the first scheme, which includes seven two bedroomed bungalows for over 55’s in Darlington Lane,

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Popular hotel to retain name by public demand

Friday, December 21, 2018
The Sea Hotel as it is now.

Public affection for a well known seaside hotel has persuaded its new owner not to change the name.High Street Hospitality purchased The Sea Hotel in South Shields in a £1 million deal back in September, pledging to invest a further £750,000 on refurbishment.   Prominently situated on the sea front, just 100 yards from the beach and right opposite South Marine Park, the 1930’s establishment was to join the company’s Hotel 52 chain.  However, positive public reaction to the facelift and the popularity of the hotel with locals means

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Milestone project for regeneration partners

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Cllr. Carl Marshall, in the digger, with (L/R) Ian Worgan, Keepmoat Homes North East Managing Director; Cllr. Simon Henig; Cllr. Linda Marshall and Ian Prescott.

  Work has started on a housing development where a regeneration partnership will build its 2,000th home.   Established in 2001 to revive communities and economies, the Durham Villages Regeneration Company (DVRC) has brought affordable homes – for rent and for sale – jobs and training to over 20 localities around the county.   A partnership between Durham County Council and the UK’s leading partnership home builder, Keepmoat Homes, it has

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£40 million deal for NE developer

Friday, December 7, 2018
An indicative CGI of the proposed development.

  North East based developer, High Street Residential, has secured forward funding – worth about £40 million – from Cording Real Estate Group, for an innovative apartment complex in Warrington.   It is the second such deal for the Newcastle based specialist in private rented sector (PRS) development.  A £30 million, 139 apartment building in Milton Keynes – where construction is well underway - has the backing of Grainger plc, the UK’s largest residential landlord.   The Warrington project is also the second for the £400 million Cording UK

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Developer working to meet Durham’s housing needs

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Galliford Try Partnerships North at work.

  Regeneration and development specialist, Galliford Try Partnerships North, has started work on a project which will create 99 new properties to help meet housing demand in County Durham.   The company has secured an eight acre plot in Bishop Auckland and been granted planning permission by Durham County Council to build the mixed tenure homes.   The site, next to Douglas Crescent, Bishop’s Park, is now being prepared for construction to begin before Christmas.  When completed the development will provide 49 homes for sale by Galliford Try’s new homes

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Boxing clever to back Macmillan

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Sarah Turnbull with Gary Forrest (in Macmillan t-shirt), professional boxer Kyle Redford (left) and professional trainer, Gary Barr.

  A business which has backed its employees to trek from river deep to mountain high to raise money for charity, is boxing clever in a bid to reach its own £50,000 target.   Staff from The High Street Group of Companies, based in Newcastle, have already raised over £40,000 for cancer charities – such as Macmillan Cancer Support and St. Oswald’s Hospice.   The majority of this came from a sponsored 50 mile walk in the Grand

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Delivering affordable homes in Durham

Monday, December 3, 2018
Cllr. Kevin Shaw, Durham County Council Portfolio Holder for Strategic Housing and Assets; Cllr. Carl Marshall; Ian Prescott, Land and Partnerships Director, Keepmoat Homes and John Gallagher, Operations Director, Keepmoat Homes.

  A regeneration partnership, established to revive communities and economies in the Durham coalfields, has just been granted planning permission to build its 2,000th home.   The property will be at Gibside, Chester-le-Street, where the Durham Villages Regeneration Company will construct 78 two, three and four bedroomed homes.   When completed – in 2020 – the development will be the 32nd delivered by DVRC, a

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