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The Pegasus Report - Issue #140

November 30 · Issue #140 · View online
The Pegasus Report
Welcome to this week’s Pegasus Report, can you believe we are almost into December? Roll on Spring 2021 I say!
Let’s see what happened in Construction last week!

News Roundup
In the North East, a Sunderland riverside office development has been given the green light for 2021 construction.
In the North West, Cristiano Ronaldo’s plan to build a £27m, 150-bed hotel overlooking Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester has got the green light. In Warrington, work has started on £18m Daresbury science and innovation campus. In Liverpool, proposals for pop up film studios near the Littlewoods Building are set to be approved as the council looks to take advantage of a post-pandemic filming boom.
In Yorkshire, work on the first phase of a £300m regeneration scheme in the heart of Leeds has begun. Also in Leeds, the rail industry and civic leaders are urging the government to accelerate the construction of The Institute for High-Speed Rail and System Integration, which is being developed by the University of Leeds on a site next to Leeds Enterprise Zone. Renovation work on a landmark Leeds City Centre office building office scheme has started after securing the £10m building contract.
In the South East, construction of a four-storey airspace development in Bermondsey has been approved which will see new flats on top of old. Property developer Concord London has appointed Kier to deliver its £106m Marylebone Square mixed-use scheme in the centre of the capital. In Wembley, the green light for a Barratt 450-home scheme has been given. In Uxbridge, Aecom has been appointed to work on the redevelopment of Hillingdon Hospital, one of 40 hospitals included in the government’s health infrastructure plan.
In Wales, a global consortium is said to be backing plans to create an artificial island in Swansea Bay that would offer housing and generate renewable energy, the ambition is to create a Dubai-style island. In southern Wales, building work has begun on the multi-million pound Neath Town Centre redevelopment scheme.
In the East Midlands, a construction, design, property development specialist has started work on three new schools, valued at £65 million.
In Infrastructure, Balfour Beatty has won a contract for ground investigation for phase 2a of the HS2 high speed rail project. In renewables, a historic financing deal has been signed off to build the world’s biggest offshore wind farm on Dogger Bank in the North Sea.
The Government has backed the development of new ‘space hubs’ across England, as well as funding to support projects in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Each area, dubbed a ‘space hub’, will use government funding to bring together local authorities, expertise and businesses to create a strategy for how their area can take maximum advantage of the commercial space race.

Industry Insights
Government Invest £1.8bn for Homes & Jobs
Procurement will be used to ‘transform’ industry
Construction output in Great Britain: September 2020, new orders and Construction Output Price Indices, July to September 2020
Government to provide funding for housebuilders
Preparing your construction business for post-Covid-19 growth
Agility is the game-changer in the post-COVID world
Government publishes long awaited strategy on the future of the UK’s Infrastructure
Spending Review: Sunak pledges to make jobs 'number one priority'
Build back better? London won’t be building at all if construction can’t recruit the workers it needs
New analysis shows 'resilience' of London's commercial property market
London office construction “in state of suspension”
To win the war on diversity, we must win the battle of socio-economic inclusion
Does 'Rebuilding Britain’ Have Cracks?
Client investment ‘likely to be constrained’ for foreseeable future
Construction takes & £3.7bn furlough support
Covid-19 has seen a great surge in new city bike lanes
Transport SMEs Hard Hit by COVID-19 - UK Construction Online
Government commits to funding Crossrail completion
Tideway: COVID safety measures to last until May
Could There be Challenges for Construction Post-Brexit?
Humber carbon capture scheme 'may create 49,000 jobs'
Builders’ merchant sales soar in third quarter
Construction Manager of the Year crowned
Pegasus Radio
Technology News
This week’s technology news.
Europe’s largest 3D-printed apartment block under construction
Nüwa, the design for a self-sustaining city on Mars
Digitally building up the construction industry
Innovative design leads the way at University of Birmingham
The Future of Cities
Green Issues
This week’s green news.
Project to showcase use of home-grown timber in UK construction
BPD Design First Carbon Neutral Bus Station
Four cities make Clean Construction declaration
Roadbuilding: The road to recovery
New eco-friendly, decomposing construction foam unveiled
Government extends Green Homes Grant in eco plan
International Stories
This week’s global round-up.
International Project of the Year: winner
Counting the cost of remote resorts in the Middle East
Singapore awards first contract for international link
Construction to begin on $16 billion Vietnam airport
World’s largest battery storage facility
Work kicks off on Rail Baltica hub
Career Items
This week’s first article looks at ‘respect’, it is often ranked as the most important leadership behavior - Do you feel respected in the workplace?
Do Your Employees Feel Respected?
If you’re stressed or burned out, try this simple trick
Struggling to Solve a Problem? Try Reframing It.
5 ways remote work can make you more creative
3 simple tips for workers struggling with time management
3 reasons you’re so exhausted and what you can do to help
I steered my team through the pandemic. These are the COVID-19 leadership tactics I’m letting go of
Brain Coach Jim Kwik on How to Learn Any Skill or Subject Quickly
7 Better Alternatives to 'How Are You?' for the Time of Covid-19
Companies are finally starting to take staff burnout seriously
Until next time...
Have a great week.
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