Galliford Try and Pozzoni Architecture complete innovative additional needs school @Pozzoni_Arch

Galliford Try has completed work on the new Cleeve Meadow School in Sidcup, which will provide highly-specialised education for pupils who have moderate learning difficulties (MLD) and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).

The new school, designed by Pozzoni Architecture, will accommodate 120 students aged between 11 and 19, and will cater for pupils with additional needs such as speech and communication difficulties, autism and sensory impairments.  Currently these children may be attending schools which are inappropriate for their needs or that involve greater travel distances.

World’s first electric digger wins MacRobert Award for UK engineering innovation @RAEngMacRobert

  • JCB’s innovation recognised as vital step in transition to a low-carbon future as UK gears up for construction-led economic recovery 
  • The MacRobert Award is the UK’s most prestigious and longest running prize for engineering. 

The Royal Academy of Engineering has today announced JCB’s electric digger (19C-1E) as the winner of the 2020 MacRobert Award, the most prestigious prize for UK engineering innovation. The winning team receive a £50,000 prize and a gold medal.

Investec completes £100 million of disposals @Investec

-Client enquiries and lending activity have remained robust during COVID-19 lockdown-

Investec’s Structured Property Finance team “(Investec”) has completed the disposal of three office assets for a combined consideration of £100 million.

Investec has a track record of structuring equity transactions alongside the debt team, primarily in the London and South East, supporting established UK and global real estate companies where the property fundamentals support outperformance over the medium term.

Planning a new ensuite, bathroom or cloakroom in your home? Enter UK Bathrooms Design Awards today! @BathroomsAwards

Are you planning a new bathroom for your home? A new ensuite, cloakroom or house bathroom? UK Bathrooms, the leading online store for premium designer bathroom products, has launched the UK Bathrooms Design Awards and entries are now being invited.

The size of your project isn’t important, from the smallest cloakroom to a spacious house bathroom, all entries are welcome. The expert panel of judges will be looking at sources of inspiration, clever use of space, product choice, overall design and lifestyle features.

New housing developments must prioritise a sense of community, say UK residents @eurocellplc

New housing developments should consider the people and environment around them according to a recent survey, which found that three quarters of UK residents want housing that actively fosters a sense of community.

In Eurocell plc’s research of 1,000 UK residents, 74% of respondents agreed that housing areas should not just be thought of as individual properties and should instead support healthy local neighbourhoods. This is particularly important right now, as people are staying closer to home and are more likely to create connections in the immediate area.


  • Chris Keel has been crowned this year’s champion in the Screwfix Trade Apprentice Competition
  • He was awarded the title after a national final with nine other apprentices
  • He will receive the ultimate prize to kick-start his career – a trade bundle worth £10,000

Polypipe delivers water management solution to new £400m university campus

Polypipe Building Services, the UK’s leading developer of water management solutions for the commercial sector, will help to complete one of the largest construction projects ever commissioned by a UK university.

The Kent-based business was selected to supply a water management system to the University of Manchester’s colossal £400 million Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) in the city.

Can Investors Trust Management? A Business Case for Doing an Audit

Conducting a regular business audit is a vital document that is needed to help monitor and inspect the financial situation of a company. To prevent losing track of assets and overheads a business has, audits help bring clarity to managers where their cash in-flows and out-flows are going to and from.

Audits can take many different forms and depending on the nature of your business, one may be deemed more important than the other. Take for example, a retail audit. For those operating in industries where financial success is based off selling tangible products to customers, this audit measures sales volumes of products being sold. As for service-based businesses, measuring financial success is most likely due to the quality of service employees are providing to customers, thus a quality control audit would be most appropriate.

Why Safe Working Practises using bolting tools within the oil industry

It goes without saying that the use of hydraulic and high-pressure equipment can provide risks in the working environment, especially within the oil industry. There are numerous of methods that are used to tighten, maintain and loosen bolts and connectors. Thankfully, there are number of accredited bodies and professional training programmes in place across the globe, than can ensure all technicians follow safe working procedures that follows industry standards.