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Next week's London Build Expo to mix business with fun!

London's leading construction and design show, London Build, will return to the Olympia London next week (Oct 23-24).

Since its launch four years ago, London Build has established itself as the largest construction show for London, covering all sectors within the built environment. After reaching full capacity in the Central and West halls, London Build will be moving to the Olympia’s National Hall for this year’s show.

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Building the world's tallest skyscraper in London

Leading construction companies and architects to convene to discuss building the world's tallest skyscraper in London.

With a housing crisis and a population that is set to rise to over 10 million by 2028, London has no choice but to build upwards. Indeed, there are currently over 500 skyscrapers in London's construction pipeline for the first time in history.

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Star Platforms raises its game with £2m investment in working at height equipment

Business is on the up at Bedfordshire-based Star Platforms, as the company invests £2 million in new working at height equipment to support the opening of its fifth depot. 

Founded in 2014, Star Platforms helps businesses work safely at height by providing them with a range of powered access equipment, including scissor lifts, cherry pickers and low-level platforms. Following the success of its branches in Luton, Leicestershire, Berkshire and Kent, the firm has recently opened a fifth depot in Thetford, enabling it to serve all parts of Anglia. 

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Trucks: the drive to support the housing surge

Moreton Cullimore, Managing Director of 90-year old haulage and aggregates company The Cullimore Group, shares his thoughts on the key role trucks play in the construction industry and on the housing surge, as well as the growing difficulties the transport industry is facing.

The UK’s affordable housing supply is sparse while the demand is continuously growing. With the UK government promising to build 300,000 new homes every year until 2020, the construction industry is set to see a huge increase in the demand for materials.

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Mick George Ltd achieve Sunday Times Top Track 250 status

Ahead of the official announcement that is scheduled this weekend, we can reveal that local construction specialist, Mick George Ltd has been included within the 14th annual Grant Thornton ‘Sunday Times Top Track 250’ for the very first time.

Compiled by Fast Track, a leading research and events company, the table ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales. 

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