Monthly Archives: April 2015

  1. OBAS CEO to lead Lancashire business community's tribute to fallen heros

    In his capacity as President of North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce (NWLCC), OBAS CEO Norman Tenray will lead a delegation of business leaders from around Lancashire at the National Memorial Arboretum to pay tribute to those servicemen and women who have lost their lives fighting for their country.
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  2. £70m Coventry housing development to commence on old Courtaulds factory site

    Persimmon is to make a start on the £70m, 700 new home development in Coventry following the completion of a deal to buy the former Courtaulds factory site.
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  3. Construction Product Manufacturers Confident About Future

    According to the latest Construction Products Association “State of the Trade” survey, construction product manufacturers have reported continued growth in the sale of building supplies and materials in the first quarter of 2015 and report there is high levels of confidence in the sector for the next 12 months.
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  4. Construction output slows down before predicted post-election growth

    Whilst research into historical trends following the general election demonstrate we’re likely to see a growth in construction activity following the vote, the Office of National Statistics has released data showing construction output fell in the first quarter of 2015.

    The drop in the growth of the construction industry coincided with a slowdown in the overall economic growth of the UK which slowed to around 0.3%, where construction declined around by around 1.6%. Much of the decline has been blamed on the uncertainty created by the general election campaign, however it’s generally agreed that construction output will grow again following next week’s election.

    Month on month figures suggest the construction industry rebounded in March, however this will only be confirmed later on this year. Year on year figures show that construction grew 2.4%

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  5. 6th Silicon Roundabout Tower for City Road goes to Mace

    Rocket Investments has announced that Mace has won the contract to build a new iconic residential London tower to be built close to Old Street roundabout.
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  6. Fantastical 40-storey tower planned for London by Japanese developer

    Mitsubishi Estate, Japan’s biggest property developer is to submit plans for an amazing looking 40-story office tower in the centre of the City of London.
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  7. How to correctly remove disposable gloves

    Many people in the construction industry choose to use disposable gloves when working in environments from which they could easily pick up a contaminent, whether it be working with grease or working in medical settings. The process of removing disposable gloves is equally important in ensuring no contamination is spread.
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  8. First Phase of London’s new The Ram Quarter to commence

    It’s been announced that a huge new £170m regeneration scheme in Wandsworth, London known as The Ram Quarter will be built by construction firm Kier.
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  9. Planning Permission for £3.5bn redevelopment of London’s Silvertown Quay

    Outline planning permission has been granted for a £3.5bn project to completely redevelop Silvertown Quay on land near Royal Dock in East London.
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  10. £125m Saatchi & Saatchi construction contract to go to Brookfield Multiplex

    Through our relationship with the Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs), our CEO Norman Tenray frequently works with executives from international advertising powerhouse Saatchi and Saatchi, including their Global CEO Kevin Roberts and who was recently named as the BIBAs first patron, so it’s only natural that we're interested in the development and construction of their new offices in central London.
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