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News in Brief – October 2022

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Caunton Engineering has played its part in Nottingham Forest’s return to the Premier League by helping to upgrade the club’s Peter Taylor Stand. The work involved a full design appraisal of the existing roof, 3D scanning of the structure and the upgrading of the underslung TV and commentary gantry.

Mace has been awarded the initial contract for two new buildings for Oxford University at Begbroke Science Park. They will contain laboratories and office space and have been designed by nbbj architects to perform to high sustainability standards including BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and WELL Gold Enabled. The development also includes a new cycleway link between Begbroke Science Park and Kidlington, as well as a public art piece by the Turner Prize winning practice Assemble.

A joint venture between Bruntwood and Legal & General has submitted a planning application to deliver two new buildings for laboratory and office space at Alderley Park, Cheshire. Subject to planning permission, 9,290m2 of new world-leading laboratory space will be created. Spanning five floors, it will be suitable for both chemistry and biology uses, while a new office building will provide 9,000m2 of workspace across six floors,

Construction of a new 14,900m2 warehouse on the site of the former Weetabix factory on the Earlstrees Industrial Estate in Corby has been given the go-ahead by the local authority.

Developer Firethorn Trust has appointed Glencar to deliver a 31,500m2 logistics warehousing scheme in South Yorkshire. The 24-acre site, known as Barnsley340, will include a Grade A warehouse unit spanning 30,000m2, along with an attached office block. Work is expected to start shortly, with completion set for late 2023. In line with its enhanced specification, the scheme will be delivered to net-zero carbon in construction and target an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating.

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