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Galliford Try Partnerships to deliver 360 homes in Redcar

Friday, April 5, 2019
Galliford Try at work 2.

  Regeneration specialist Galliford Try Partnerships has signed a deal with Homes England which will see it build 360 homes in Redcar. The partnership will deliver 360 new homes - including a number for affordable housing - on land to the west of Kirkleatham Lane and the north of the Police Station.  The site his earmarked for housing in the local plan and has outline planning permission.   Sean Egan, Managing Director for Galliford Try Partnerships North, said:  “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Homes England to accelerate the delivery of

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Laying the foundations for careers in construction

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Youngsters from Chaucer School and Sheffield Park Academy at the launch with Master Cutler, Nicholas Cragg (front) John Clephan (rear left) and Haydn Tomlinson (rear centre).

  A project to help young people build careers in construction has been launched in Sheffield by the world famous Cutler’s Company.   With the support of Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) – and particularly its construction partner, Keepmoat Homes – the Better Learners, Better Workers (BLBW) initiative is designed to show students approaching their GCSEs, the career options available in the building industry.   It will also help address the

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Students start at the very end!

Friday, March 15, 2019
Pictured (L-R) are:  Keepmoat Homes North East Managing Director, Ian Worgan; Land and Partnerships Director, Ian Prescott; construction students Connor Hutchinson; Kyle Cummings; Owen Dowson and Callum Marshall;  Keepmoat Economic Impact Manager, Geoff Scott and Durham County Council’s Economic Development Manager, Graham Wood.

  College construction students who are to be given real work experience on a County Durham building site got a glimpse of what their contribution will create.   The youngsters from East Durham College in Peterlee were invited to the Durham Villages Regeneration Company (DVRC) housing development in the town for a tour

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Working together to meet Durham’s housing needs

Thursday, March 14, 2019
(L to R): Kevin Chatterton, Operations Manager with Galliford Try Partnerships North); Maxine Daniel, Senior Sales Executive with Linden Homes; John Gill, Sales Manager with Riverside Home Ownership and David Donkin, Galliford Try Site Manager.

  Linden Homes and The Riverside Group have joined forces to help tackle County Durham’s housing shortage.   The public / private partnership has started work on 99 new properties which will be for sale, shared ownership and affordable rent.   The development, on an eight acre plot at Bishop’s Park in Bishop Auckland, is part of a larger site originally

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Picture perfect guide to new site safety

Friday, March 8, 2019
Myhia (front centre), with Evie (left) and Xander, are joined by Ian Worgan, Managing Director of Keepmoat Homes in the North East (rear left), Angela McDermid and Cllr. Carl Marshall to look at their posters, which are on display at the Coppice Heights development in Dipton.

    Dipton school children have put their artistic skills to good use, creating a selection of safety posters for a new housing development in the village.   Pupils from Collierley Nursery and Primary School can now see their designs displayed on the hoardings around the Coppice Heights development –

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£300M to be invested in Birmingham apartments

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
How the Kent Street development (triangular building towards the left) could look when completed.

  A specialist in the development of high quality city centre apartments has acquired its fourth Birmingham site.     High Street Residential paid £19 million for the larger of two plots earmarked for regeneration on the site of the former Kent Street Baths.  It already owns the other, smaller piece of land.     Detailed plans are being drawn up for a £133 million development of two buildings which would provide up to 580 apartments for private rent as well as

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Sheffield recieves huge investment towards local jobs

Friday, March 1, 2019
Jake Saunders, who became the first pupil who attended Chaucer School's Construction Skills Centre, to go on and gain a building industry apprenticeship

  Sheffield has been awarded £715,000 to lead the challenge of tackling the skills shortage within the construction industry. The grant, from the Department for Education’s Construction Skills Fund, will enable the council to create a local training hub, Building Block, scheduled to open fully on 29 March.   The aim is to train up to 650 people with an expected 250 local jobs being created by 31 March 2020.   Councillor Jayne

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Box bedroom heroes up for national award

Friday, February 15, 2019
Jordan Sanders (left) and Paul Gray have grown their business massively during an incredible two years

  A North East financial services business, established less than three years ago, has been shortlisted for a major national award.   313 Financial, based in Meadowfield, near Durham, is one of only five operations in the region to be nominated for the first NatWest Local Hero Mortgage Awards.   Set up in the box bedroom of one of its directors’ homes in 2016, the company has grown rapidly and now employs ten people, offering independent mortgage advice, home, life

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Delivering homes, jobs and training

Friday, February 8, 2019
Cameron (left), Gregory (second left) and Cllr. Scott welcome Katie to her new Sheffield home.

A housing led economic and social regeneration programme in Sheffield has reached a string of major milestones.   Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) is celebrating the completion of the 600th home, the creation of 500 new jobs – 62% of which have been filled by people from the city region – and the awarding of 60 apprenticeships.   In achieving these milestones, the company has spent over £80 million with construction sector businesses in the city region.   SHC is Sheffield City

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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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