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The Pegasus Report - Issue #119

Welcome to this week's Pegasus Report.
July 6 · Issue #119 · View online
The Pegasus Report
Welcome to this week’s Pegasus Report.

News Roundup
In Oxfordshire, plans have been put forward for a 21st century Garden Village with the provision of 2,200 homes, new primary and secondary schools, sports facilities, parks, allotments and 57,000 sq m of employment space. 
In the North West, the budget supermarket chain Aldi has earmarked a string of 76 locations in which it wants to open stores as part of plans to grow its UK portfolio. In Salford, Muse has been chosen to lead a £2.5bn decade-long redevelopment. Also in Salford, The University of Salford has signed off a £65m contract to deliver its Science, Engineering and Environmental Building. In Southport, consultation has opened on a masterplan that proposes new leisure attractions, investment in conferencing and theatre space, waterfront living, a transport interchange and high street regeneration. The plans also include the possible development of a “marine village” on brownfield sites around the Marine Lake.
In Notinghamshire, work will begin next month on a £19m joint headquarters for Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service.
In the South East, plans have been put in for a £150m revamp of South Kensington Tube station and surrounding buildings, the project includes restoring the historic arcade to its former glory and providing new retail opportunities. In Milton Keynes, work on a £150m office hub for Santander is moving forward, the deal is the biggest building contract signed since the Covid-19 outbreak. In Shoreditch, the Central Foundation Boys’ School, wants to renovate an existing building and build a new arts block under plans to increase pupil numbers at the 900 place school, the deal comes comes with a £13m price tag. A funding deal has been agreed for new £230m Marylebone luxury lifestyle hotel on Marylebone Lane. Work has started on a £20m a design and build contract to deliver new indoor sports facilities for Eton College in Berkshire. Construction has started on cycle lane on one of London’s busiest roads as weekend bicycle traffic soars by 151% due to Covid-19.
Pegasus Radio
We’ve started a news series - Meet the Boss. This week you get two episodes!
In the first of the meet the boss series, I chat with Andy Dedman; Partner at Robinson Low Francis. Andy started life as an MEP QS, rising through the ranks at Mott Green Wall; a niche M&E Cost Consultancy that was eventually acquired by Davis Langdon, where he rose to Partner, before they themselves were acquired by Aecom, where Andy remained at for several years before joining Robinson Low Francis. This is a great chat; Andy has a very pragmatic view of things and speaks a lot of sense; I am sure you will find this a great listen.
In this episode, I am joined by Matt Summerhill, Managing Partner of the Yorkshire and Humberside region of Rider Levett Bucknall.
Matt has been “Man and Boy” at RLB as they say including working under the late great David Bucknall.
This is a great discussion where Matt gives his views about work going forward and how hopefully we will see more investment in the North.

Industry Insights
These first two articles hopefully give us a confidence boost about work that is coming down the line.
Boris ‘new deal’ injects £5bn to speed-up infrastructure
£1bn pledged for 50 new schools building blitz
UK economy: 'We are battered, bruised, but wiser after lockdown'
£5bn of expenditure could be enough to reboot the construction industry – but there is no house building plan
Building Up Britain: Why Construction Needs A Restructure
CIOB welcomes Government commitment to boosting infrastructure | The Chartered Institute of Building
Boris clears planning red tape on change of use to housing
Build build build: The construction industry responds
Site canteens to re-open under latest guidelines | Construction Enquirer News
Coronavirus: A visual guide to the economic impact - BBC News
How can construction deliver more value to support left-behind communities?
Johnson promises thousands of construction jobs to boost recovery
New prisons to showcase pods and panels
The Dying Mall’s New Lease on Life: Apartments
Monster mining kit is UK first for North East construction specialist - Business Live
Redrow shifts its housebuilding focus away from London | Business | The Guardian
Is plaster the new toilet roll? Lockdown DIY binge stretches UK supplies | Business | The Guardian
Construction workers in London encouraged to walk and cycle to work
History should repeat itself – why construction will lead the post-crisis recovery
Construction’s furloughed staff down to one in four
Future of surveying
Technology News
This week’s tech news.
Is the hydrogen tech 'revolution' hope or hype? -
Survey robot could reduce wind power's accident toll
Drone technology: Great Harwood firm's "game changer for construction industry"
BAM deploys brick-patterned solar panels
Fugro designs robot complex for newly formed Australian Space Agency - News - GCR
Green Issues
The green news for this week.
Legal & General sets new zero carbon housing target | News | Architects Journal
Contractors declare their commitment to net-zero carbon
Scottish government calls for green recovery
International Stories
This week’s global round-up.
How Family-Friendly Apartments Bridge the Gap
World’s tallest hybrid timber building planned in Sydney - News - GCR
Basketball, badminton and Taekwondo: Bouygues-led alliance to build stadium for 2024 Paris Olympics - News - GCR
BIG designs furniture factory for Vestre in Norwegian forest
Qatar’s new 200m high towers | Article | KHL
Balfour Beatty’s Gammon wins £577m Central Kowloon Route contract - News - GCR
Bouygues wins Paris arena project | Article | KHL
Career Items
Starting a new job can be an anxious time but what about starting a new job when everyone is working from home, this week’s first article looks at what it’s like to start a new job on a remote team.
Coronavirus: What’s it like to start a new job when working remotely? - BBC News
Let Yourself Be Unproductive. At Least for a Little While.
What to do if you're not ready to go back to the office yet
How to create the most efficient and comfortable work-from-home office
Coronavirus: How much does your boss need to know about you? - BBC News
If you really want the job, show you have these 6 qualities
How to ace the APC final assessment interview
Don’t Fail Faster, Learn Faster: A Three-Step Strategy
Until Next Week...
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