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The Pegasus Report - Issue #132

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Welcome to this week's Pegasus Report! Before you dive in to this week's issue, I am creating a new
 
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The Pegasus Report
Welcome to this week’s Pegasus Report!
Before you dive in to this week’s issue, I am creating a new weekly email / Linkedin article called Paul’s Five for Friday; where I detail the five most interesting articles I have spotted that week; check out my post and let me know if you want to subscribe (different to the Pegasus Report)


NEWS ROUNDUP
In Infrastructure, Transport for London has opened southeast London’s first major protected cycleway. New cycle routes of the type seen in the UK’s biggest cities could also be created on three key Solihull roads as part of a drive to get more people cycling.
In the South East, the green light has been given for a £200m business park on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells in Kent. In Hertfordshire, BAM is set be chosen for the high-profile deal to build a £230m TV and film studios for Sky. In Croydon, the go-ahead to start construction of the £250m Morello II twin tower residential scheme has been given. In Nine Elms, the world’s first ‘sky pool’ has been lifted into place suspended between the rooftops of two luxury skyscrapers.
In the Midlands, Birmingham’s tallest commercial building – and the tallest under construction in the UK outside London – has reached its full 108m height. In Worcester, plans have been submitted for a new £85m waterfront community. In Nottingham, work will start next month to build a £15m ‘mock hospital’ training facility at Nottingham Trent University.
In the north west, planning consent has been given for a £200m transformation of the former Kellogg’s site in Manchester’s Old Trafford district.  A plan has been revealed for a £530m transformation of Stockport station which would serve as the ‘ultimate southern gateway to Greater Manchester’.
In Yorkshire, plans are in for £40m 39-storey residential block in Sheffield city centre. In Hull, contractors are being invited to bid for the £12m refurbishment of the Hull Maritime Museum.

INSUTRY INSIGHTS
Evidence of Green Shoots in Construction Sector
Construction Industry Council - Industry Must Lead the Way In Take-Up Of NHS App
Impact of covid ‘on a par’ with financial crash, says T&T chief
Cities are too resilient to be killed by Covid
What's the Collaborative Network Behind the Process of Building?
Building more social homes could add billions to Scotland’s post-pandemic economic recovery, says former RBS chief economist
Better designed homes can improve young people's life chances
Government launches £3bn fund to upgrade nation’s buildings
TBM Rachel reaches finish line
Landmark conversions: iconic former company buildings across London being transformed into hundreds of new homes
Google to lease extra 70,000 sq ft in UK offices despite remote working
Office real estate market will get back to pre-Covid level, in 2025: Cushman & Wakefield
PEGASUS RADIO
In the latest Meet the Boss series, I speak with Mark Lacey, Equity and Founding Partner at alinea Consulting.
alinea are a London based pure Cost Consultancy with a headcount of around 100.
This is a wide ranging discussion, including why Mark and alinea are so passionate about BIM and the wider impact of technology, why alinea will be very measured about future growth and why the sustainability and carbon agenda are so important.
As a business, alinea is synonymous with the London Office sector; currently acting as QS on most of the tall office towers currently under construction in London, so we of course delve into Mark’s view of the office sector.
This is a great discussion that I am sure you will all find interesting.

TECHNOLOGY NEWS
In this week’s technology news we start with news of large, brightly coloured road airbags that are been trialed to protect workers and warn drivers that work is underway.
Kier trials road airbags to protect workers – Construction Manager
Robots in a flat - testing tech for independent living
Germany builds its first 3d-printed residential building
How Will Data Make An Impact On The Future Of Infrastructure?
Turns out dumping data centres in the ocean could be a good idea
GREEN ISSUES
We have a jam packed ‘green’ section this week!
Tying the UK recovery to decarbonisation and inclusive growth
Willmott Dixon aims to be net zero carbon by 2030
Hydrogen-powered train makes UK maiden journey
Clean energy: What are our options?
In pictures: Six innovative projects using onsite renewables
How sustainability is shaping bridge construction
Black coal generation hits new low, as wind and solar reshape Australian grid
NYC Metronome clock now displays deadline for irreversible global warming
Costain and Skanska trial solar- and hydrogen-powered cabins on HS2
This 737-metre carbon-sucking skyscraper has been imagined for New York
Construction Starts on World's Largest Floating Offshore Wind Farm | Offshore Wind
Four reasons why specifying recycled steel is not the silver bullet we think it is
INTERNATIONAL STORIES
This week’s global round-up.
Netherlands contemplates ambitious nuclear new-build programme
Lettuce do it: World’s largest indoor farm coming to Abu Dhabi
Zaha Hadid Architects reveals design for skyscraper on world's most expensive site
Construction of Lithuania's Science Island begins
Bangalore airport and Virgin to study feasibility of a hyperloop downtown
The Europeans building Musk’s hyperloop vision
CAREER ITEMS
This week’s first article looks at mentorship and how nurturing early-career talent can have a profound impact.
‘Mentorship made my career’: How to pay it forward to young talent while remote
The boss factor: Making the world a better place through workplace relationships
Bringing science to the workplace to improve health, wellbeing and performance
Our brains: predictably irrational
Optimists Are Better at Finding New Jobs
Why we have a love-hate relationship with working from home
The Secret to Reallocating Resources in a Recession
Becoming a More Patient Leader
One way to calm an anxious mind: Notice when you’re doing OK
Preserving Mental Health While Furloughed
I stopped using screens on Sundays. This is how it changed my life
Why Remote Work Is So Hard—and How It Can Be Fixed
How to Build Rapport … While Wearing a Mask
Lost Your Mojo? 10 Ways to Get it Back
This random practice can boost collaboration and productivity
UNTIL NEXT WEEK...
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