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News in Brief: April 2023

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Logistics and real estate developer Panattoni has secured planning consent for a 38,700m2 speculative logistics development at Doncaster. Work will start shortly on the site, which is close to Junction 3 of the M18, with completion expected in January 2024. It will be built to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and an EPC rating of ‘A’, with many sustainable features such as electric vehicle charging points and 15% rooflights.

Flamingo Land has submitted its outline planning submission to build a £40M sustainable world-class tourist destination in Balloch, Loch Lomond. The development will include a 60-bed apart hotel, a budget hotel, 127 self-catering lodges, a water sports hub including a spa and pool, restaurants and bars, retail units, a brewery with pub, and a visitor reception hub.

Kier has been appointed by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council to build a new £25M net zero carbon teaching block in south Wales. The Hawthorn All-Through School project will deliver new facilities for staff and pupils from Heol y Celyn English Medium Primary, Hawthorn Primary and Hawthorn High. It has been designed to achieve net zero carbon in operation though the installation of onsite renewable energy sources.

Main contractor Bouygues UK has been awarded the £300M contract to build Oriel, a new eye care, research and education centre in Camden, north London. The scheme is a joint initiative between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Charity. Construction of the 10-storey, 47,000m2, centre will start later this year.

Designs for a new Student Centre at the University of York have been submitted for planning permission. Co-designed by leading architectural firms ADP Architecture and O’Donnell + Tuomey, the new building is intended to offer an iconic new arrival point on Campus West and is said to have been designed to the latest environmental, health and sustainability standards.

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