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The Pegasus Report - Issue #104

Welcome to this week's Pegasus Report, I feel it is important to keep producing our newsletter throu
March 23 · Issue #104 · View online
The Pegasus Report

Welcome to this week’s Pegasus Report, I feel it is important to keep producing our newsletter throughout these unpresedented times, if only for a little bit of normality. As soon as this crisis passes I would hope that we will bounce back with a surge in construction that will in turn kickstart the economy. Until then businesses must stay strong and stick together whilst we all put on hold our normal day to day affairs just temporarily.
On with the news…

News Roundup
In the Midlands, Future Generation has revealed two significant Purpose Built Student Accommodation schemes alongside a £55m development facility. The ‘Luxurio in Loughborough and ‘The Vantage’ in Nottingham will create 943 student accommodation beds close to top-tier universities. Plans have been revealed for a new mixed-use development in Wolverhampton’s Canalside Quarter which will deliver 350 new homes on 5 acres of brownfield land off Lower Horseley Fields in the city centre.
In the North West, plans have been submitted to redevelop a site opposite Deansgate Locks on Whitworth Street West to bring forward a 152-bedroom Travelodge hotel. Draft proposals for 634 new homes which form the first step in the regeneration of the Red Bank neighbourhood of Mancheter and a key part of the wider Northern Gateway programme have also been put forward for public consultation.
In the South West, Exeter City Council have granted planning permission to a £130m housing development on a 15-acre brownfield site previously owned by Network Rail.
In Yorkshire, BAM Construction has been appointed to deliver the first phase of its £350m development, known as Globe Point in Leeds, it will be the first flat iron building to be built in Leeds since 1875. In York, funding of £14.5m has been secured to transform the area in front of York’s railway station. Councillors say the project, part of a wider redevelopment of the area, would create a fitting gateway to the city.
In the North East, Turner & Townsend has been appointed to provide cost management services for Giants on the Quayside, which is set to be the Europe’s tallest observation wheel when it is built in Newcastle upon Tyne.
In Scotland, Edinburgh City Council is offering opportunities for members of the local community to work with its archaeology team as part of the ‘Trams to Newhaven’ project. The council said that there will be a variety of opportunities for the local community to get both hands-on and educational exposure to the city’s historic past. A planning application for the development of high-quality office accommodation has been granted by Edinburgh City Council’s Development Management.
In London, Milton Keynes Council has confirmed Morgan Sindall as the preferred bidder to deliver a new £29m, 1,530 place school under a pre-construction services agreement. BAM Construction has secured the job to build a £60m mental health inpatient facility in Highgate, North London.
Industry Insights
PM urged to keep construction sites open | Construction Enquirer News
Contractors outline plans to keep sites up and running in face of coronavirus threat | News | Building
Coronavirus update for construction: Friday 20th | Construction Enquirer News
Designing office building lobbies to respond to the coronavirus | Building Design + Construction
Coronavirus: the UK construction industry reacts | Sustainability | Construction Global
Government unveils coronavirus business aid | Construction Enquirer News
Coronavirus, construction, and flexible working -
Crossrail’s CEO on contractors, delays and coronavirus | Construction News
Coronavirus: Gary Neville says NHS staff will stay at his hotels for free – video | Football | The Guardian
Legal guide to coronavirus and construction contracts | Construction Enquirer News
Shutdown: Are you prepared if your project has to close because of coronavirus? -
Flat block owners to get right to add floors with no permission needed | Society | The Guardian
Galliford Try bags £65m haul of education work | Construction Enquirer News
Exclusive: Forgotten Spaces Liverpool charrette designs revealed | News | Architects Journal
Varso Tower: The challenges of high-rise | Article | KHL
IR35 reforms postponed until April 2021 - Personnel Today
Pegasus Radio
Career tips in times of uncertainty / crisis
Technology News
This weeks technology news.
Digitalisation in surveying - six professionals give their view
Instant isolation rooms: Chinese firm prints quarantine pods for hospitals struggling with virus - News - GCR
Colas roadworkers get bionic rakes
Green Issues
This weeks green news.
Construction that doesn't cost the Earth - SHP - Health and Safety News, Legislation, PPE, CPD and Resources
Coronavirus and its impact on carbon emissions
Promising floating wind technologies get funding
Shell launches new hydraulic fluid designed to reduce noise in construction -
International Stories
This weeks global round-up.
China on the move again as expressways re-open - News - GCR
"Instagram-ready" Dubai Creek Footbridge to be built beside world's tallest structure
China State Construction puts roof on first tower for Egypt’s new capital - News - GCR
Europe’s Longest Overhanging Pool Completes
Modular feats: Copenhagen’s new radiology clinic built in two weeks - Innovation - GCR
South Africa’s Gauteng province sets out $30bn development plan - News - GCR
Career Items
Unsurprisingly, this weeks career items focus on tips for sucessful home working.
Feeling Anxious Over The Coronavirus? Here’s What You Can Do
Got kids? Try these 11 quick tips for working from home while they’re with you
Coronavirus: How to work from home, the right way - BBC Worklife
Remote Working: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success
Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles
Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health - BBC News
6 crucial tips for acing an online pre-interview
How To Keep Your Team Connected While Socially Distant
Until Next time...
I intend to do a run of short videos on LinkedIn offering my advice / tips on how to manage your career in these current times of uncertainty. I hope you will find these useful. If you would like to view these you can connect with me on LinkedIn here.
Stay safe,, stay strong, look after family and friends…oh and keep washing your hands!
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