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Works begin on new paper separation mill in Kings Lynn

Having gained approval from West Norfolk Council earlier this year, work will imminently get underway on a new paper separation plant in Kings Lynn, operated by Palm Paper Ltd.

Local construction specialist Mick George Ltd acting on behalf of Brooks and Wood Ltd will shortly commence Earthworks on the ‘back-up’ site that will be located to the north of Saddle Bow.

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First graduates from two-year degree course

The first group of students to complete a unique accelerated degree will graduate from the University of Salford this week.

The ‘accelerated degrees’ – the only ones in the UK construction and property sectors – launched in Autumn 2016, with students attracted to the new all-year calendar, which allows them to complete much quicker. And now the first 20 have finished their studies and will attend a ceremony at the University’s Peel Park Campus on Thursday.

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Weston College to open state-of-the-art Construction Training Centre

Weston College is set to play a lead role in tackling the construction industry skills shortage by opening a state-of-the-art industry focused training centre.

The Weston College Construction Training Centre, based just off Junction 21 of the M5, will open in spring 2019 and represents a £3.8 million investment. 

It will offer training in three key construction areas – plant operations, scaffolding, and groundworks.

Read more: Weston College to open state-of-the-art Construction Training Centre

Period property heated perfectly by heat pump

A stunning period property in rural South Norfolk is now enjoying the benefits of renewable heating thanks to a ground source heat pump installation by Finn Geotherm.

The six bedroom farmhouse in Hingham was built in the 1700s and 1800s and underwent an extensive renovation in 2012. With original features such as large sash windows, heating the house was a challenge for homeowner Jon Daniels.

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Heightsafe Systems announce exclusive UK partnership with XSPlatforms

Heightsafe are thrilled to announce an exclusive UK partnership with global Fall Protection and Work at Height manufacturers, XSPlatforms. 

The exclusive partnership will see the transition of XSPlatforms’ UK Fall Arrest activities to Heightsafe, who will be sole distributors of the innovative Horizontal Lifeline systems, as well as providing maintenance and certification services to clients nationwide and world class products for Work at Height. 

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Trada University Challenge 2019: call for entries!

TRADA is officially calling for entrants to their TRADA University Challenge 2019 in which students will be challenged to design exemplary student accommodation predominantly from timber.

60 students from 30 universities will descend on the University of Sheffield’s Diamond Building for an intense charrette-styled challenge on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February 2019. Upon arriving, students from the disciplines of engineering, architecture, architectural technology, quantity surveying and landscape architecture will be split up into multidisciplinary teams to compete for cash prizes and the prestige of winning the TRADA University Challenge.

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SnapIT aluminium rainwater system stocked in anthracite grey

Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater systems continues to add to the ranges it keeps in stock to offer next day delivery (i.e. JIT: Just-in-Time ordering) to its customers.

The latest addition to the huge stocks of metal guttering and drainage solutions across two warehouses is the SnapIT half round gutters and round downpipes in RAL 7106 -Anthracite Grey.

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Mick George land £1.7m university package

Having recently secured a £250 million contract for the new University of Cambridge ‘Cavendish III Physics Laboratory’, Bouygues UK have appointed local construction specialist Mick George Ltd to begin enabling works, imminently. 

Located on the West Cambridge campus, Cavendish III will be a purpose-built laboratory for world-leading research for the university’s Department of Physics, bringing the large number of research groups in the department together under one roof to encourage collaboration. 

Read more: Mick George land £1.7m university package

FIS launches the BuildME programme at WorldSkills UK Live

Last week, at World Skills UK Live, FIS, the trade body for the finishes and interiors sector launched a new work experience programme aimed at lining up suitable employers and FIS Approved Training Providers to help college learners get real industry experience – Introducing BuildME.

It’s no trade secret that an aging workforce, widening skill gap and a decline in interest from younger generations are amongst the biggest challenges that face the construction industry today. The recent Construction Skills Network (CSN) report shows that the wider industry will need 36,000 new recruits per year from 2017 to 2021. In some specialist occupations the need for new workers remains acute, with wood trades and interior fit-out highlighted as areas of particular concern. There is also the ongoing challenge of replacing an ageing workforce, which will become more pressing if Brexit stems the flow of mainly younger workers from abroad.

Read more: FIS launches the BuildME programme at WorldSkills UK Live

Firm continues rapid expansion with ninth appointment of 2018

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has continued to strengthen its national presence by appointing a new relationship manager to cover the Leicestershire area. 

Based in Syston, Leicestershire where she was born and still lives, Shital Koria has joined the business to support SME and corporate clients across the country with any financial needs, including asset finance, invoice finance and property finance.

Read more: Firm continues rapid expansion with ninth appointment of 2018

Heightsafe Systems launch London office in November 2018

Heightsafe Systems, an established and trusted market leader in the Work at Height industry, hit another milestone moment in 2018 as they launch their London office this November. 

2018 has been an incredible year for the Heightsafe team, from gaining a prestigious RoSPA Award for outstanding Health and Safety practices in February, to achieving the world-renowned Investors in People accreditation in July.

This November Heightsafe embark upon yet another remarkable milestone, with the opening of a new London office that will place the organisation in the heart of the UK’s thriving construction market. 

Read more: Heightsafe Systems launch London office in November 2018