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The Pegasus Report - Issue #123

Welcome to this week's edition of 'The Pegasus Report'. This week my family and I are heading on hol
August 3 · Issue #123 · View online
The Pegasus Report
Welcome to this week’s edition of ‘The Pegasus Report’. This week my family and I are heading on holiday to Cornwall, therefore the next couple of editions of 'The Pegasus Report’ may be slightly lighter than usual, however, we are still committed to bringing you the latest construction news straight to your inbox every Monday. Enjoy!

News Roundup
In the North West, a deal has been agreed to start construction of the first phase of its £185m New Victoria scheme in Manchester city centre. The first phase of the scheme is for 450,000 sq ft of residential development with construction expected to complete in 2023. In Stockport, an historic cotton mill is to undergo a £60m transformation that will bring hundreds of homes to the town centre.
In the North East, construction of a glass-fronted office block will signal the start of work on a £200m South Shields’ riverside development.
In the South East, the go-ahead for a high-rise hotel in the tech city quarter of London near Old Street roundabout has been given, work will start later this year on the 23-storey mixed-use development.In the North East, seven local councils are pressing ahead with plans to build a £300m energy from waste plant on a 25-acre brownfield site in Redcar and Cleveland.
In Scotland, the go-ahead has been given for the removal of 7.5km of overhead lines and 25 transmission towers from the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
In the Midlands, proposals have been backed to build a £25m surf park near Birmingham. The 15-acre site at Coleshill will feature a 5.4-acre surf lagoon, an outdoor heated swimming pool, hub building and a perimeter track for Onewheel electric skateboards.
In the South West, work is set to start on a £33m office block in Bristol, the Halo scheme is being built on the site of Avon Fire and Rescue’s former headquarters.

Pegasus Radio
In this episode I ask you three key questions that should help you answer this question. This is a short episode, under 10 minutes but packs some powerful advice and is well worth your time
Industry Insights
The big three Brexit issues still facing UK construction
Our slum future: the planning shakeup set to blight English housing | Art and design | The Guardian
Place North West | How can the construction industry break its fall?
Scottish commission calls for new approach to infrastructure
Video | HS2 contractors prepare for huge M42 bridge installation – Construction Manager
HS2 Chiltern tunnel launchpad ready for giant TBMs | Construction Enquirer News
HS2 to award £6bn of work in next two years | News | Building
Future shape of offices: proposals to make workplaces safe | Art and design | The Guardian
Your chance to live in a John Lewis store...sort of - BBC News
Former Clancy chief to lead government infrastructure drive | Construction Enquirer News
Google commits to vast London office despite rise of remote working | Business | The Guardian
Google's new transatlantic data cable to land in Cornwall - BBC News
How Google Will Bury A 4,000-Mile Data Cable Between U.S. And U.K.
Place North West | Cycle plan is biggest step in a lifetime, says Boardman
BESA welcomes biggest shake up of building safety in four decades -
Help-to-buy scheme may be extended beyond 2020 deadline | Money | The Guardian
Contractors to get £1.5bn London infrastructure spending boost | Construction Enquirer News
School building kits to revolutionise construction | Construction Enquirer News
Green Issues
This week’s green news.
A green recovery means ditching our obsession with cheapness | Infrastructure Intelligence
Landsec unveils plans for UK's first net-zero office in London
'Green thinking' must lead infrastructure design, says watchdog chair | Environment | The Guardian
The New Green Standard: Zero Carbon Without a Net
Scotland targets rail decarbonisation
CallisonRTKL to design one of the world’s first net-zero airports | Building Design + Construction
How Well Is the Real Estate Market Recovering? - The New York Times
Construction waste and old tyres combined to create sustainable road material | E&ampT Magazine
Technology News
A packed technology section this week.
Contractor builds dam in Japan with robots - Innovation - GCR
What Can Construction Expect in Cities? - Constructech
How will drone delivery affect the construction industry? -
Mace tests hi-tech project control rooms for big jobs | Construction Enquirer News
Tool giant Hilti launches robo-suits to help on sites | Construction Enquirer News
WJ Group and Siemens help to protect road workers | Construction Enquirer News
Modern Methods of Construction - How it can help deliver the homes the UK needs -
Keeping up with data laws in construction
International Stories
This weeks global construction news.
Australian university builds $89m solar farm to become 100% renewable - News - GCR
Offshore Construction on World's Largest Wind Farm Starts Next Spring | Offshore Wind
Work gets under way on massive expansion of Xi’an Xianyang International Airport - News - GCR
Construction begins on Calais intermodal terminal - International Railway Journal
Turner & Townsend wins Indian data centre contract
What’s Hot, What’s Not, In Post-Lockdown New York Real Estate
Career Items
As it’s now a requirement to wear facemasks in shops and as more and more people return to the office environment this week’s first article looks at the etiquette of mask wearing and social distancing.
Mask wearing etiquette for friends, coworkers, and strangers
Working Parents, Take It Easy on Yourselves Right Now
How to prime your brain for those big, breakthrough ideas
How to exercise when it’s the last thing you want to do –
How Much Is Bad Sleep Hurting Your Career?
4 daily practices that foster emotional resilience
Four Pieces of Advice for Younger Me
This system for building habits can radically boost productivity
Until Next Week...
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