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The Pegasus Report - Issue #113

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May 25 · Issue #113 · View online
The Pegasus Report
Welcome to this weeks edition of the Pegasus Report.

News Roundup
In the South East, the final residential phase of U+I’s Old Vinyl Factory masterplan has been given the green light at Hillingdon Council’s first ever virtual planning committee. In London, work can now progress after the planning application for HS2’s London super hub, Old Oak Common, was approved, it will be the UK’s largest ever railway station. A major new £161m housing regeneration scheme at Kilburn in North West London has been approved by Brent Council’s first virtual planning committee.
The UK’s largest carbon capture and utilisation plant is set to be built in Northwich, Cheshire. The £16.7m project for Tata Chemicals Europe will remove carbon dioxide from TCE’s combined heat and power plant emissions, and will serve as a demonstration project for the viability of industrial-scale carbon capture technology.
In Yorkshire, site work has started on a £14.5m mental health inpatient unit for young people.   Plans for a 46-floor residential skyscraper in Leeds have been put forward, the  £175m landmark scheme would be Yorkshire’s tallest building.
In the North West,  plans for the third phase of its 25-acre Middlewood Locks development in Manchester, work will coomence in early 2021. In Stockport, a £60m project will restore the 18th-century mill buildings and involve some new build. The project is being backed by £7m of Housing Infrastructure Fund money from Homes England.  Laing O’Rourke has been chosed as the preferred bidder to construct a £160m 55-storey residential tower in Salford.
In Scotland, The University of Edinburgh has chosen Kier to deliver the £22m plans for a new School of Engineering at its King’s Buildings Campus in the south of the Scottish capital. A design and build contract has been issued for a £18.5m project for the reconstruction and redevelopment of the existing St Ola Pier and deepening of the inner and outer berths of the pier to allow larger vessels to dock near Thurso.
In Wales, work has resumed in Y Felinheli on a £700,000 flood relief scheme which was put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Pegasus Radio
Apologies; the day job has beaten me this week! Watch this space for next week!
Industry Insights
A mixed bag of positive and negative news in the insights section this week.
Construction now restarted on 86% of major sites | Construction Enquirer News
Open letter to government: Priorities for revitalising the construction sector | Comment | Building
Henry Boot starts bringing workers off furlough | Construction Enquirer News
Persimmon bringing back “stood down” staff | Construction Enquirer News
Scottish firms told to prepare sites to re-open
Brick makers have enough stocks to restart sites
UK construction firms least prepared for the 'new normal' suggests new report -
Atkins to verify MMC productivity claims for housing
First entirely remote construction trial sets precedent for future cases - New Civil Engineer
Great Portland Estates - Annual results 2020: Strong operational performance; resilient business
ISG delivers record results for third year | Construction Enquirer New
Parliament restoration plan under review
UK airports to axe £1bn of projects: construction's latest setback
How might Covid-19 impact flexible working strategies? | CBRE
Technology News
GoPro cameras and motion-activated voiceover systems to aid social distancing, will these be the new ‘normal’ on construction sites?
Photos | Willmott Dixon uses technology to aid social distancing | News | Construction Manager Magazine
Beijing launches first 5G construction site with smart glasses and heart monitors
COVID-19 losses: How technology can help the industry recover
Nova Hospital: VR and BIM powered construction
The case for digitisation of construction has never been clearer
Why it's time for building and construction to embrace IoT - Create
Green Issues
This weeks green news.
50% cut in construction CO2 possible now
The end of plastic? New plant-based bottles will degrade in a year
New developments face a whole new biodiversity challenge
International News
This weeks global round up
"Can’t see beyond three months": Survey shows Covid impact on construction around the world
BAM completes South Georgia wharf
CIOB joins calls to re-open South African construction
Modi's plan to rebuild India's parliament draws fierce criticism
Career Items
Facebook and New Zealand’s Prime Minister are the latest supporters of flexible working  - will it catch on?
Coronavirus: Flexible working will be a new normal after virus
Five top tips for reopening sites and getting back to work -
6 considerations for planning a return to the office (even when you don’t know everything)
Resilience-building tips for working from home during coronavirus
Reimagining the Future of Workplace Well-being
Outstanding talent is waiting for you. Why now is the time to snap up new hires
Begin with Trust
Is the content you are watching ‘digitally nutritious’ for your brain?
How to make the most of your data—and empower your workforce
How to stay sane while working from home with kids
How to Cope with That “Always-On” Feeling
Until Next Week...
Have a great week everyone! For those with school age children a week off home schooling!
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