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The Pegasus Report - Issue #120

July 13 · Issue #120 · View online
The Pegasus Report
A busy week here at Pegasus, it has been great to see a some of our team return from furlough this week all raring to go, it’s a large step forward in returning to some sort of normal. A packed issue for you this week, I hope you enjoy.

News Roundup
In Yorkshire, Benton Park School in Rawdon, Leeds has secured planning permission on a £28.5 million new school building, work is expexted to be completed in Autumn 2021.
In the North East, plans have been put forward to build the UK’s first carbon capture industrial complex at Redcar on Teeside. The project will create an estimated 5,500 jobs during construction and is set to boost the North East economy by around £450m per year during the build phase.
In the North West, Mostyn Sea Power plans to submit an application by the end of 2022 for a £600m hydropower project and hopes it could pave the way for other, larger schemes along the Welsh coast. In Manchester, plans for the re-furbishment of Manchester Town Hall are set to go ahead following delays due to nesting peregrine falcons. The £214m project will see the grade one-listed building fully restored along with extensive, improved public realm.
In the South East, plans for new £110m Hollywood-style film studios in Dagenham, east London, have been approved by councillors. The green light has also been given for work to start on the £230m Sky Studios Elstree scheme. The new film and TV studio is being developed with the backing of Sky’s owner Comcast and in partnership with sister-company NBCUniversal. Agreements have been signed to start the £240m third phase of Hallsville Quarter at Canning Town in east London, phase three will contain 278 private rental homes across two blocks. Plans have been lodged for a residential development which will form part of Edgbaston’s £330m New Garden Square regeneration scheme. The scheme which will comprise 392 build-to-rent apartments across three blocks.
In the South West, a £24m refurbishment project is due to start to renovate Bristol’s oldest and largest railway station, Bristol Temple Meads.
In Scotland, Morgan Sindall Construction has won a place on the University of Glasgow’s new £250m construction and refurbishment framework.
Pegasus Radio
Firstly, a huge thank you to all of our listeners; last week we passed 10,000 downloads; something we are really proud of. This week we have three for you!
In this episode I am joined by HR expert Suzie Bogle, of Breathing Space HR. Suzie has over twenty years of HR experience including working for major corporates. She now runs an outsourced HR consultancy and has clients from as small as 2 people right up to a business of over 400 people. She also works for many businesses in construction, so knows the sector well. This is a wide ranging discussion, however we cover three main points that I think you will all find useful; The Furlough / JRS and how it is changing and the impacts that has The redundancy process The gathering holiday liability and how to best handle it This episode is a must listen both for employers and employees; I am well versed in HR related issues given what I do for a living, but I certainly learnt a lot. 
In this episode I am joined by Niall Aitken of Exigere, a pure cost consultancy, just under 50 heads and London based.
80% of their work is in the office sector and Niall gives some unique insights into the sector, that I think you will find both interesting and encouraging.
We also talk about looking after staff and developing young talent.
Lastly we discuss how tech is changing the industry and the importance of embracing and sharing data.
This is a great chat that you will no doubt get a lot from
In this episode I am joined by Ian Brazier; founder and MD of Adeo. 
Adeo are a small but growing consultancy who primarily provide commercial management to tier 1, 2 and 3 contractors.
This is a great chat where, amongst other things, we discuss the implications of the delayed but still coming changes to IR35 and how adaptation to the changes in technology will still be some way off to the contracting world.
Industry Insights
“Builders stars of the economy” as construction rebounds | Construction Enquirer News
CIOB responds to chancellor's latest budget measures | The Chartered Institute of Building
Sunak prepares £3bn ‘green’ building retrofitting package – Construction Manager
£120m rescue package for stalled arts sites | Construction Enquirer News
Raising standards across the board is crucial to bridging construction skills gap -
‘Slums of the future’ may spring from relaxed England planning rules, experts warn | Planning policy | The Guardian
Forum proposes building plan to help Scottish schools reopen
IR35 – Are You In or Out? | The UK Construction Blog
Whitehall unveils data-sharing scheme to boost infra projects | Construction News
Reform planning and tax to kick start later living sector | The Planner
Vertical Data Centers - CallisonRTKL
Inside Housing - Insight - Meet Richard Cook, Clarion’s construction guru
Change is coming to the planning system | Deloitte UK
Why Singapore Has One of the Highest Home Ownership Rates
Prefabrication can drive UK construction’s recovery – Construction Manager
CIOB launches survey of client members – Construction Manager
Wouldn’t it be great for British town centres if people could just move into closed shops? | Opinion | The Guardian
Coronavirus: How are other economies dealing with the downturn? - BBC News
Technology News
This week’s technology round-up.
3D-printed model home, Kamp C Westerlo - e-architect
Flannery trials first electric tele at HS2 site | Construction Enquirer News
Where Does ‘Smart’ Come From? - Constructech
Green Issues
An interesting first article this week from influential women operating in the construction sector discussing how to lessen the environmental impact of new homes and commercial properties
From the ground up: the women greening the construction industry | Guardian Careers | The Guardian
Prefab apartment proposal wants to make city living more sustainable
First net-zero carbon London office project approved | Construction Enquirer News
‘Seeing the trees being ripped down is really hard’: meet a father and son protesting against HS2 | Environment | The Guardian
International Stories
This week’s global round-up.
Construction contract awarded for ‘real-life Wakanda’
Jens Martin Skibsted designs "pandemic-proof" non-emergency medical transport for cities
Skanska to build Norwegian bridge
Spanish giants fight for Camp Nou expansion | Article | KHL
Notre Dame spire must be rebuilt exactly as it was, says chief architect | World news | The Guardian
Spiral Tower is concept for an observation tower ride powered by a windmill
Facebook building $800M Chicago-area data center | Construction Dive
Kazakhstan’s 2017 World Expo site to be developed into 100,000 sq m ‘Tulip City’ - News - GCR
China completes 11km Shanghai-Changjiang road-rail bridge - News - GCR
Work to begin this year on Virgin’s LA to Las Vegas railway - News - GCR
Work begins on Riyadh’s Diriyah Gate heritage resort - News - GCR
UK, Denmark and Netherlands to fund critical infrastructure for Somaliland - News - GCR
Career Items
As I mentioned at the start of the newlestter some of our team have returned to work this week and while some may be eager to finally get out of their house, a good number of people are still anxious. The first article this week looks at how to prepare yourself for the transition back to the office.
How to Prepare Yourself for a Return to the Office
Why it helps to take a pause when you’re busy
Why remote work has the potential to build diversity in the workplace
3 questions leaders need to ask to prepare for the future of work after COVID-19
It's okay to be wrong. But only if you admit it
I spent a year leading a team in complete isolation in Antarctica. Here are 4 strategies you need right now
How to remember anything using the memory palace technique | WIRED UK
Parents, Bring Your Whole Self to Work
Working Parents, Your Family Needs a “Board of Directors”
3 science-backed tips for fighting your social distancing fatigue
Protecting commuting construction employees -
Until Next Time....
It looks as though the weather is set to improve this week for many of us, let’s hope it is is here to stay for a while, Have a great week.
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