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The Pegasus Report - Issue #117

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A bit of a slow and mixed week on the news front. Before you dive in, just a quick announcement that
 
June 22 · Issue #117 · View online
The Pegasus Report
A bit of a slow and mixed week on the news front.
Before you dive in, just a quick announcement that we have re-done our website at Pegasus Towers! I would really appreciate you taking a look and letting me know your thoughts;

PEGASUS SEARCH & SELECTION
NEWS ROUNDUP
A mixed bag of news from the Contracting world this week. In good news; Laing O'Rourke is returning all staff to full pay from August. Costain have retained its order book at £4.2Bn without losing ground through the pandemic. Lastly, Berkeley has made a very positive statement about its current trading position. On the flip side, some bad news too; tender prices look set drop by 2.5%; which given the slim margins contractors are already working to, is worrying news. In a similar vein, research suggests that contractors will make 11% of employees redundant by September. Mace are one of the first to announce this revealing they will be letting go of 300 staff members.
An Arup led consortium has been awarded the role to manage the £3.6Bn Towns Fund programme.
In London, the first two plots on Argent’s development at Tottenham Hale have been awarded. Elsewhere, a £250m Mixed Use Development at Borough Market has been given planning consent.
In Leeds, CEG has gained planning for the next major phase of its £400m Kirkstall Forge development. Also in Leeds, a new train station next to White Rose Shopping centre and business parks has been announced. Staying in Yorkshire, Rotherham Council has approved plans for Forge Island; a mixed use Leisure and retail regeneration scheme.
In Infrastructure, Highways England has named the consultants it will use to deliver technical services and procurement advice over the next five years.
PEGASUS RADIO
In today’s episode, I am joined by Matthew Easton, Matthew is a coach who helps high achieving construction professionals get what they want in their career and life. I first came by Matthew after putting out a bit of a rant / cry for help as the lockdown began in late March. I have found our coaching sessions invaluable in terms of giving me focus over both the short and long term and I do think. Matthew could be of help to you! This episode dives into coaching as well as succession planning and leadership.

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
This first article will bring some much needed confidence to the industry.
Projects worth £37bn expected over the next two years
Start of recovery… or the end?
The taskforce speaks: why construction needs the CLC’s roadmap to recovery
The future of hotel design after coronavirus, according to hospitality architects
TECHNOLOGY NEWS
A very slow week compared to others on the tech front!
MMC set to benefit from the post-Covid housing delivery push
GREEN ISSUES
Here are your latest green stories.
Wood lands $200m of US solar contracts
Scottish government pledges £5.5m for renewables projects
INTERNATIONAL STORIES
You know it’s a slow week when this is our largest section!
Work begins on world’s largest cultural and heritage development in Saudi Arabia
Announcement on $4 billion port ‘imminent’
Construction contract awarded for ‘real-life Wakanda’
Fresh face for the Sydney Fish Market gets the final go-ahead -
Design revealed for $500-million BMO Centre expansion
NZ fast-tracks infrastructure to boost recovery
TBM completes work on Austria’s longest rail tunnel
The Master design of Rail Baltica Riga Central station project is completed
The country building a ‘new London’ every year
CAREER ITEMS
When Working From Home Doesn’t Work: 5 Reasons To Get Out Of The House
Until next week..
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