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Learning hub sets ambitious new goals after meeting employment targets early

Manchester learning hub Procure Plus is aiming even higher after meeting its target of delivering trainees in to construction-based employment earlier than expected. The Stretford-based hub, which joined the Construction Skills Fund (CSF) in October 2018, has now set itself the target of delivering double the number of trainees and an additional 150 positions of employment by March 2020.

CSF aims to support people out of work, or at risk of redundancy to secure the training they need to start new careers in construction. Funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and delivered by Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the pilot scheme aims to increase the number of people trained in construction, tackle the skills shortage and build the homes and infrastructure England needs.

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York Handmade provides 100,000 bricks for stunning RIBA Stirling Prize runner-up

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company supplied 100,000 bricks to London Bridge Station, the runner-up in this year’s prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture.

London Bridge, one of Britain's busiest railway stations, reopened in 2017 after a redevelopment that cost £1billion and took five years to complete.

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Alliance seminar offers a walk on the wild side

The Structural Concrete Alliance invites construction professionals to join it for a walk on the wild side, announcing its final Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Regional Roadshow of 2019 will take place at Bristol Zoo on 19 November.

The historic Clifton Pavilion provides the back-drop for this latest free of charge half-day seminar, which will provide delegates with an introduction to Structural Asset Protection and Repair. The elegant light and airy room has a high vaulted ceiling, sparkling chandeliers and high arched windows, allowing delegates extensive views of the beautiful Nectar Garden, as well as the zoo’s flamingos and butterfly forest. 

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Mick George Group achieve Sunday Times Top Track 250 Status

The 15th Annual ‘Sunday Times, Grant Thornton Top Track 250’ has been revealed and for the second consecutive year, local construction services supplier Mick George Group is included, having climbed more than 60 spaces in the rankings.

Compiled by Fast Track, a leading research and events company, the table ranks Britain’s privately-owned mid-market growth companies by performance. 

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‘Modular construction revolution sweeping industry’, says industry leader

20th September 2019: Extraspace Solutions, a leading modular construction company in the UK has today announced a rebrand to ESS Modular after a period of significant growth. Following a Management Buy Out in 2016, ESS Modular has more than doubled in size and now employs over 170 people across five sites and two manufacturing facilities in London, Manchester, Belfast, Dublin, and Cork.

Modular construction involves a precision manufacturing process where up to 85% of a building is manufactured and fitted out offsite. This allows for significant time savings on site, enhanced quality control and minimal disruption to local residents during the onsite construction phase.

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