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The Pegasus Report - Issue #110

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Another week closer to us all getting back to normal (though not sure what normal will look like).
 
May 4 · Issue #110 · View online
The Pegasus Report
Another week closer to us all getting back to normal (though not sure what normal will look like).

NEWS ROUNDUP
In hopefully good news for the industry, the government has extended its Coronavirus testing to include construction workers. This will be much needed as it is reported that 70% of construction sites are now back up and running. We are also seeing Builder Merchants starting to re-open, as are suppliers such as Breedon.
In London, Canary Wharf has opted for a modular solution for its next 20 storey tower at Wood Wharf. Cavendish Square underground car park behind Oxford Street is to be redeveloped into a health spa and retail complex.
In Sheffield, L&G has invested £150m into the West Bar Square Mixed Use Development in the City Centre.
Countryside and Clarion Housing Group have been given planning permission for the first phase of a new village for Ebbsfleet Garden City in Kent.
In Gateshead, a full planning application has been submitted for a £260m Arena led development.
In Yorkshire and the East Midlands, winners have been announced for the £1.5Bn YorBuild framework.
In Infrastructure, Suffolk County Council has been given the go ahead for a £60m crossing in Lowestoft. However, this is one of five projects, that is awaiting final consent by the Department of Transport that has delayed decisions by three months. In the North West, United Utilities have kicked off the tender process for the £1bn Hawesworth Aqueduct upgrade. Lastly, Devonport Docks in Plymouth is to be refurbished to enable it to maintain the latest nuclear submarines.
PEGASUS RADIO
Three in one week!
In this episode I am joined by Mark Wainwright; the Managing Director of Mining globally for Turner & Townsend. As well as giving a good understanding of what life is like in South Africa due to the virus, Mark also gives us an understanding of how the mining sector is being effected globally.
In this episode I am joined by Matthew Mackey. Matthew lives in Brisbane and heads the Cost Management team for Arcadis in Australia. In this episode we concentrate mainly on Brisbane and Queensland, but do touch on other states within Australia. We also talk at length about what Matthew sees the future looking like.
In this Episode I am joined by Tom Donkin who is based in Los Angeles and is the Co-Owner of a small but growing PM and Cost Consultancy with offices in Los Angeles and New York. This is a great chat and interesting to hear the difference in how both of their offices are fairing currently due to the coronavirus. 
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
A jam packed insights section this week! This first one is worth a read; if correct, this proposes a radically different future to what what the workplace looks like now (or pre Covid-19).
How coronavirus could change your office space and remote work from home - Vox
Construction Predictions 2020
Why UK construction companies need to invest in sustainability  | Equipment and IT | Construction Global
Five skyscrapers that will further shape central London’s skyline | Major Projects | Construction Global
Let Covid crisis be catalyst to change construction for good | Infrastructure Intelligence
Post-coronavirus landscape: Architects imagine shared cultural venues and choreographed dining
6 Feet Office | Designing new office spaces to respond to COVID-19 | Netherlands | Cushman & Wakefield
Why wellness and wellbeing must be top of business agenda | Online | Property Week
Flexible working will be norm after lockdown, say Barclays and WPP bosses | Business | The Guardian
TECHNOLOGY NEWS
A busy week for tech news! Will temperature screening be the answer to keeping sites working?
Sites installing fever screening to fight Covid-19 threat | Construction Enquirer News
Atkins and Cardiff University collaborate to develop advanced digital twin programme | Infrastructure Intelligence
Tendering to start for Sheffield autonomous hotel | Construction Enquirer News
Interserve trials site social distancing alarm system | Construction Enquirer News
New “smart home” developer buys offsite business | Construction Enquirer News
GREEN ISSUES
It has been a quiet week!
Skanska picked for eco-friendly Norwegian care home
INTERNATIONAL STORIES
It has been a busy week for major towers in Australia!
Australia’s tallest tower is given green light in Melbourne - News - GCR
Construction begins of Grimshaw-designed Sydney tower
Bouygues team chosen to build Paris 2024 aquatics centre - News - GCR
Zaha Hadid Architects aims for “greenest building in Shanghai” - News - GCR
African Development Bank sanctions Chinese company
CAREER ITEMS
Here is your weekly career hit! This first article may be a useful read to those now thrust into being a virtual manager.
5 Questions That (Newly) Virtual Leaders Should Ask Themselves
Will FOMO Survive the Pandemic? (with Hello Monday’s Jessi Hempel)
Why Video Chats Are Wearing Us Out | Psychology Today
To be a great leader, you need to start by leading yourself – ideas.ted.com
Now Is an Unprecedented Opportunity to Hire Great Talent
BCO BLOG: Five tips for making the most out of remote working
Self-doubt can actually help you bloom — and it all starts with how you talk to yourself – ideas.ted.com
Until Next Week...
OK, that’s another wrap! I hope you all have a productive week.
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