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The Pegasus Report - Issue #150

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February 15 · Issue #150 · View online
The Pegasus Report
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Pegasus Report! We have a bumper edition for you this week!
On with the latest news..


News Round-up
In the South East, construction work has started on a Grimshaw-designed energy-from-waste plant and visitor centre in Edmonton, north-east London. Plans have been unveiled for 800,000 sq ft extension at the British Library King’s Cross site. Willmott Dixon is set to build a new £9.7m Performing and Production Digital Arts Facility for North Kent College campus in Dartford.
In the North West, planning approval has been granted for an 11-storey office block covered entirely in a living facade in Salford. Also in Salford, construction work is due to start in March 2021 on a new £68million hospital at Salford Royal. The proposed multi-modal terminal on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal has been included in Liverpool City Region’s bid for ‘freeport’ status, despite it being in Greater Manchester. The craft beer company, Brewdog, is to open an 18-bedroom hotel within Bruntwood Works’ Bloc office development on Fountain Street this summer, its first in England. The green light to build a high-rise scheme of 352 flats in the developing Piccadilly East area of Manchester has been given.
In the North East, offsite specialist Merit has secured the job to build a £30m hospital in Northumberland.
In the South West, the English Football League has given the green light for Forest Green Rovers to build the world’s first all-timber football stadium.
In the Midlands, workhas started on a £15.5m leisure centre and community hub project on the Festival Hall site in Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Plans have been revealed to build 438 homes on land at Belgrave Middleway on the site of the former Joseph Chamberlain College and Birmingham Sports Centre in Balsall Heath in Birmingham.
In Yorkshire, a £40m contract to build a new rail manufacturing site at Goole has been signed. Plans to expand Leeds Bradford Airport by building a new terminal have been approved despite objections.
In Scotland, Robertson Construction has confirmed it has signed a £78m deal to deliver Moda Living’s first build-to-rent development in Glasgow. A £32m contract to build a world-class Ophthalmology and Orthopaedic health facility in Inverness on behalf of NHS Highland has been signed off.
In Infrastructure, a March start date has been given for main works £150m contract to upgrade one of the busiest stretches of the M6 motorway in the north west and HS2 has been given the green light for a £4.5bn extension to Crewe.

Industry Insights
UK build-to-rent housing supply grows in 2020 despite Covid-19
Construction output drops for first time since Covid crash
Bowmer & Kirkland tops January contracts league
Construction industry calls for regular rapid mass testing to get back to work
Ex-military personnel ready to fill construction skills gap
Why apprenticeships can help rebuild construction in 2021
Confusion reigns over Covid contract liability
Construction industry must unite to give hope to next generation
Response from the CIOB to the announced proposals on cladding remediation
Firms given extra six months to repay COVID loans
Q&A: IR35 off-payroll working changes
Lawyer to lead review of construction frameworks
"Everything has become an admin nightmare" due to Brexit say UK designers
Report: Construction of many international sports venues faces 'perfect storm of corruption'
Manchester a ‘growth city’ as trends accelerate
71 new schools in £1bn rebuild programme
Bulldoze the high street and build a giant park: is Stockton the future of Britain?
Technology News
This week’s technology news.
Shared immersive space to boost construction processes
Information for today’s “buildings of tomorrow”
How can construction combat head injuries?
British AR tech deployed on Danish site
5G and the Smart City
Emerging robotics technology may lead to better buildings in less time
Tech is core to the new office
Green Issues
This week’s green news.
UK's green plan offers mixed hopes for post-Covid-19 jobs boom
The reasons Leeds Bradford Airport's new terminal can happen even after Leeds declared a climate emergency
Experts encourage construction to embrace new energy assessment
Construction of World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Stays On Track
Kenyan start up recycles plastic bottles into bricks stronger than concrete
Air pollution from fossil fuels responsible for ‘one in five deaths worldwide’
Architects demand laws to crack down on embodied carbon in construction
Swede dreams: can Malmö’s green points system help rewild London?
Bringing the future to life in Abu Dhabi
The possibilities for the UK’s net-zero drive are tantalising
International Stories
This week’s global round-up.
Skinny towers: with few prime city sites left, Sydney and Melbourne are going tall and slim
High anxiety: super-rich find supertall skyscraper an uncomfortable perch
France cancels €9bn expansion of Paris Charles de Gaulle airport
India agrees in principle to build £236m Kabul dam
Hines Secures First Build-To-Rent Residential Project in France on Behalf of Its Pan European Core Fund
Career Items
Research shows that leaders with any sense of humor are seen as 27% more motivating and admired, which leads me to this week’s first article , ‘how to be funny at work’ - let’s face it we could all do with a laugh!
How to Be Funny at Work
Lawyer gets stuck with cat filter during virtual court case
Lockdown sees employees working harder than normal
Why it’s important for workers to talk more
How COVID-19 has us doing more in less time
'We’re happier, calmer': why young adults are moving out of big cities
How inclusion in the workplace should be part of safety policy
Construction employees less likely to want Covid-19 vaccine than other professions
Consider this if you’re serious about making changes that stick this year
Until Next Week ...
Stay safe & have a great week.
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