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The Pegasus Report - Issue #106

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Welcome to this week's Pegasus Report. I hope everyone is well and adjusting to our temporary way of
 
April 6 · Issue #106 · View online
The Pegasus Report
Welcome to this week’s Pegasus Report. I hope everyone is well and adjusting to our temporary way of life.
We all certainly know what the word furlough means now and the industry is certainly making use of it, with a number of the UK’s largest contractors furloughing over 4,000 staff in total in the space of 24 hours last week.
In the wake of the turmoil currently been caused to the UK & Global construction industry, I have started putting together a daily podcast briefing reviewing the days industry developments, you can find the podcasts here.

News Roundup
Construction leaders have written to the Prime Minister demanding urgent action to protect the future of the industry. The Construction Leadership Council is warning that without further support nearly half of all companies in the sector face potential failure in the next three months.
In the North West, planning has now been put forward to build a “best in class” £350m, 23,500-capacity arena close to Manchester City’s Ethiad Stadium.
In the West Midlands, Build to rent specialist Moda Living have submitted £258m plans to transform Great Charles Street in Birmingham into a high-rise residential-led neighbourhood. In Frankley, the Department for Education has selected Interserve to design and build the new £4.1m Merritts Brook Primary School.
In the North East, Planning permission has been granted for a new North East skiing facility worth £30m. The indoor ski facility, will be built at Middlehaven Dock on a seven-acre brownfield site next to the Grade II listed clock tower, Temenos and Middlesbrough College.
In Yorkshire, more details are emerging of a fifth temporary hospital to be set up. It has been reported that Harrogate Convention Centre is going to be transformed into an NHS Nightingale Hospital with around 800 beds, the first patients will be admitted at the beginning of April. The department of health has revealed plans to build the NHS “Nightingale” wards in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Glasgow and Belfast. Interserve, Bam and Vinci are among the firms building a series of emergency hospitals across the UK to care for covid-19 patients. In Leeds, a ‘next generation’ service station has opened, the new £64m Leeds Skelton Lake service station has opened at junction 45 of the M1.
In London, housing association consortium, Connected Partnerships, has named the line-up of firms it will use to deliver a £300m programme of refurbishment and new build over the next four years. Newcomers to the framework include: Ardmore, Mulalley, Midgard, Bouygues and Kier. Specialist infrastructure contractor blu-3 has been awarded a utilities package for the upcoming Park Modern super-prime residential development in London. The project forms part of an extensive £450m development of the Park Modern area of Hyde Park.

Pegasus Radio
Why is is not like 2008 and what you need to do.
Having lost my first business in late 2008, I know personally how bad the last recession was and I undoubtedly learnt key lessons, however what we are going through now is different and you need to act differently.

Industry Insights
Secretary of State pays tribute to construction industry | Construction Enquirer News
Coronavirus: Transforming London's ExCeL centre into Nightingale hospital - BBC News
WeWork’s new crisis: ‘Workplaces will never be the same after this’
Site closures and materials stoppages – a chicken and egg situation
Keep working? Not so easy, builders say
Michelmersh bricks up its defences | News | Building
Giant Battersea Power Station site shut until end of April | Construction Enquirer News
Coronavirus: A visual guide to the economic impact - BBC News
Ferrovial turns its hand to face masks and field hospitals
JCB reopens factory to start building ventilators | Construction Enquirer News
BAM Construct restarts work on sites | Construction Enquirer News
Relief for construction industry - UK Construction Online
Protecting critical infrastructure from flooding - UK Construction Online
Live webinar for contractors interested in £600m power plant | Construction Enquirer News
Network Rail calls for fresh engineering ideas for tunnel upgrades | Construction Enquirer News
Technology News
Hard hat camera technology is helping sites continue working safely during the coronavirus crisis.
Hard hat camera technology are helping sites continue working safely during the coronavirus crisis.
Hard hat cameras are helping sites continue working safely during the coronavirus crisis.
Hard hat cameras linked to the cloud are helping sites continue working safely during the coronavirus crisis.
Hard hat cameras help sites keep working remotely | Construction Enquirer News
Green News
This week’s green news.

Builder aims to help UK construction industry kick its plastic habit | Environment | The Guardian
International Stories
Architect in Italy turns shipping containers into hospitals for treating Covid-19 | Design | The Guardian
Comment: Italy after three weeks of lock-down | Article | KHL
Coronavirus empties US streets, allowing daytime construction on nocturnal sites - News - GCR
Costa Rica moves ahead with $3.5bn Atlantic coast development - News - GCR
Career Items
This week’s career news.
7 things that polar explorers used to stay sane for months of isolation that work in quarantine
How To Separate Your Week From Your Weekend During Lockdown | HuffPost Life
5 science-backed reasons your anxiety is actually a positive force
Birds, buds and bright days: how spring can make us healthier and happier | Life and style | The Guardian
3 mental blocks that keep you from doing what you say you want to do – ideas.ted.com
4 expert tips to help you brainstorm while you’re working remotely
Covid-19 could cause permanent shift towards home working | Technology | The Guardian
A room with a review: critics on the art of home working | Culture | The Guardian
5 ways to build trust when your teams are working from home indefinitely
A former Navy SEAL and a neuroscientist share 3 secrets for overcoming coronavirus stress
CIOB sets up a virtual fitness club for members and staff | The Chartered Institute of Building
“Stay healthy!” 6 rules for email and work chat etiquette in the age of COVID-19
How to onboard a remote worker in 8 steps | SocialTalent
Until next week...
Stay safe everyone.
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