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The Pegasus Report - Issue #127

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Tomorrow is September! Summer has been awesome, but I have to say it will be great when kids go back
 
August 31 · Issue #127 · View online
The Pegasus Report
Tomorrow is September! Summer has been awesome, but I have to say it will be great when kids go back to school over this week and next. It should herald a return to normality (whatever that will look like) and, like every other September, a renewed sense of getting back to business. There has been lots of positive news over recent weeks and long may it continue and see the industry return to full health!

NEWS ROUNDUP
In Birmingham, plans are in for a 48-storey build to rent scheme at the site of the former Irish Centre in the city. HS2 has gained planning for the Birmingham Interchange station, it is set to be the world’s most sustainable railway station.
In Cheshire, work is to start on UK’s first plastic to hydrogen plant.
In Liverpool, Everton Football club are looking at an early 2021 start date for their new £500m stadium.
In Southsea, work on a £100m coastal defence plan is set to start within weeks.  In Kent, work is set to start this year on a major  242 home scheme in Gravesend town centre.
In London, plans have gone out to consultation to build a 10-storey office and research building for US pharmaceuticals giant Merck opposite King’s Cross station. In Redhill, work has started on a £50m cinema, shops and flats scheme.
In South Wales, the Government has released nearly £6m to kick-start design work on the long-awaited Cardiff Central station upgrade.
In York, Homes England and Network Rail have agreed to provide £77m of funding for infrastructure work to kick start York’s new city centre quarter development.
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
Modular construction: The answer to homelessness and the downturn
Industry takes step towards adopting Modern Methods of Construction methods
How has shopping changed over the past 100 years? A look at the evolution of retail
Architects hope to tear down garden fences of England's future homes
Six shortlisted for Government home of the future
Project of the Year (£20m-£50m): finalists
Turner & Townsend lands project and cost management role on Meridian Water
Trio of big consultants bag spots on £690m public sector framework
£200m to Transform College Buildings
Covid-19 delays London Super Sewer 9 months
How the Construction Industry Is Resuming Amid COVID-19
PEGASUS RADIO
In this episode I am joined by Wayne Fletcher; the founder of a relatively new consultancy based out of Sheffield. This is a great episode for anyone thinking about setting up their own consultancy business; Wayne gives an honest take on the challenges of setting up a business including lessons learnt but also gives positive encouragement to those thinking of doing so
TECHNOLOGY NEWS
This weeks first article looks at 3D-printed buildings from soil - high-tech and eco-friendly!
Scientists create 3D-printed buildings from soil
BIM software shows the future
World’s seventh tallest building comes to life with BIM
The Era of Smart Cities
Construction take-up of wearable tech on the rise
GREEN ISSUES
This week’s green news.
Net zero by 2050 – the race is on
Construction waste: The importance of recycling in construction
Build back better? No, let's build back smarter and take carbon out of construction
Construction Complete at First All Timber Building
Net-zero carbon for construction first
How airships could provide the future of green transport
Seville campus is first to receive LEED platinum award
INTERNATIONAL STORIES
The global round-up for this week.
Photos reveals Foster + Partners "floating" Apple Marina Bay Sands store
New York’s Brooklyn Bridge Forest project has been revealed
UAE construction giants consider merger
Tesla to build world’s largest energy storage facility
Balfour’s Gammon JV wins £1.3bn HK airport deal
CAREER ITEMS
Many of this week’s articles refer to working remotely, with the children set to return to school in the coming weeks, will we see a surge in people also returning to the office?
Back To School: 5 Easy Ways To Manage Your Business And School Children And Still Be Productive
Try this strategy to eliminate Zoom fatigue and help teams collaborate
4 ways to squeeze in social time while working remotely
Social media has changed the way we live our lives and it might be affecting your well-being
Why you’re feeling work-from-home burnout—and what can be done
UNTIL NEXT WEEK...
Have a great week everyone!
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