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City Centre set for boost with new hotel and improved car park

A MULTI–MILLION pound package of improvements is being proposed that would give a massive boost to the regeneration of the city centre while bringing in significant annual income for Leicester City Council. The city council wants to invest £10million in a scheme that would allow it to secure a 125-year lease on Haymarket House – the vacant building above the Haymarket Shopping Centre – so that it can be redeveloped as a 67-bed Travelodge hotel. The scheme would also fund improvements to the under-used Haymarket car park and pay for two new lifts that would serve the new hotel, the car park and the recently-refurbished Haymarket Theatre.



MULTI-DISCIPLINARY Team rg+p celebrate their New Member of the practice, rg+p has been Year Award at the Tower of London (l-r): announced as the 2018 Melvyn King, Rob Woolston, James Badley, ‘New Member of the Victoria Torres and Grant Giblett. Year’ in the architectural industry’s prestigious AJ100 celebrations. Compiled annually since 1995 by the industry’s leading magazine, Architect’s Journal, the AJ100 is a definitive list of the UK’s most successful and innovative firms. Practices which had secured a place within the top 100 were invited to a presentation evening at the Tower of London last week (13th June 2018) to discover their final rankings as well as the award winners. CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 ...>


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City Centre Improvements - from page 1 Increased revenue from the revamped car park, combined with rent payments for the hotel from Travelodge, would help boost the council’s revenue budget by more than £200,000 a year – rising to an estimated £280,000 after 10 years. City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “This is a high profile part of our city centre and it is vital that we continue to invest in it. “As government cuts continue to reduce our annual income, we have to find new ways of bringing in the money we need to run vital services. “Investing in the hotel building and improving our car park will bring us a better return on our money than could be obtained from the banks – and it will also help boost Leicester’s economy by attracting more visitors and encouraging further investment in the city centre.” Works to refurbish Haymarket House would be carried out by the building’s owners, before the council would buy the lease and let the building to Travelodge. The hotel proposal would be made viable by the council carrying out major works to completely refurbish the Haymarket car park. The 485-space car park would benefit from new surfacing, better lighting, number plate recognition ticketing and CCTV to bring it in line with other high-quality car

parks in the city. The package would also see the council extending its current lease on the Haymarket car park until 2049. New lifts would be installed as part of the scheme, providing access from Belgrave Gate to the car park, the hotel, and the Haymarket Theatre – and ensuring full access for people with disabilities. The proposed new investment in Haymarket House – which has been empty for 10 years – would give a further boost to the Belgrave Gate and Church Gate area, which is already set for a major revamp. Improvements already planned for the area include a new look for Church Gate and Belgrave Gate, which will be repaved using materials similar to those used in nearby Silver Street and Guildhall Lane. Under the council’s proposals, both streets would be pedestrianised, while buses would use a new route linking Belgrave Gate with Mansfield Street. Funding for the Haymarket House proposals includes investing £8.4million from funds set aside to repay the council’s long-term debt, with existing capital and revenue resources making up the balance of the £10million scheme. Income from the investment will give the council a better return on its money than it would get from leaving it in low interest bank accounts. The Haymarket House scheme is subject to an initial 25-year lease to Travelodge.

rg+p crowned New Member of the Year - from page 1 rg+p, which has offices in Leicester and London, was announced 89th in the list and crowned the 2018 New Member of the Year, a category to reward a practice which entered the AJ100 for the first time and is judged on quality of work and business success. After collecting the award alongside members of rg+p’s London team, director, Rob Woolston said: “It’s been a longstanding ambition for rg+p to secure a place on this well-established and nationally recognised list so we’re absolutely thrilled to have now achieved this. To then receive further recognition from our industry peers with the New Member of the Year award was both extraordinary and unexpected; we’re all exceptionally proud.” Based on individual surveys submitted by the country’s largest architectural firms, the AJ100 is designed to provide a snapshot of the profession, measure levels of optimism across the industry and highlight the most dynamic and ambitious firms. rg+p’s placement follows significant growth for the practice, which saw a new Leicester head office open in November last year including space for up to 100 people. Currently, the firm employs 96 members of staff across its Leicester and London offices. Director James Badley added: “It’s certainly been a busy and thriving time for our business, as we’ve made substantial positive changes to our working environment, as well as a number of senior level appointments. To consolidate this with double success in the AJ100, the benchmark of excellence for our industry, is outstanding. This listing and award will elevate our reputation and enable us to compete not just for new projects and clients, but also in attracting top quality architectural professionals to join the team. It’s a significant achievement.” rg+p is currently working on some of Leicester and London’s most iconic schemes include Ashton Green, Sock Island and the £360m Royal Warwick Square residential scheme in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

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Farmhouse with outbuildings for sale in Langar Location BERRYS Estate Langar Lodge lies between the villages of Langar and Harby Agents are border, having land in on the Leicestershire/Nottinghamshire both parishes, and lies to the west of Langar Airfield (also on the market). It is easily approached from thea towns of offering for sale Bingham to the north and Melton Mowbray to the south. large farmhouse in of Langerneed Lodge Farmhouse The early 19th century six bedroom farmhouse with cellar modernisation, forms part of a traditional early Victorian style court yard farmstead. The farmhouse and the buildings are of red brick plus a range construction under a clay pan tile roof. The farmhouse is set in extensive mature gardens and has its own access and of traditional driveway off Harby Road with ample parking. The farmhouse is in need of modernisation and the traditional buildings, two outbuildings storey in part, have potential for conversion to alternative uses subject to the necessary planning consents. with potential for conversion, plus further modern outbuildings and approximately 113 acres of mixed farmland.

The property – Langar Lodge, Harby Road, Langar, Nottinghamshire NG13 9HQ – is situated on the Leicestershire/ Nottinghamshire border. The Guide price is £1.25 million. For more information, contact Berrys on 01536 323376 or visit www.

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Land for sale in Markfield

Blaby Local Plan Examination

ROY GREEN Estate Agents are pleased to offer an extremely rare opportunity to purchase approximately 9.281 acres (3.756 hectares) of pastureland on the corner of Priory Lane and Whitwick Road, Markfield for sale by informal tender.

EXAMINATION dates for the proposed Blaby Local Plan Delivery Development Plan Document (Delivery DPD) have been set for later this summer.

Markfield and the surrounding area is well known for their popularity in terms of convenience for ease of access to the M1\M69\M42 motorway network for traveling north, south and west, major centres of employment at Leicester, Coalville, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Derby, Nottingham and Loughborough, the East Midlands International Airport at Castle Donington, and the surrounding Charnwood Forest with its many scenic bridleways, country walks and golf courses. The land is divided into three separate enclosures and yard with a range of agricultural buildings comprising:

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Dutch Barn – 16m x 18.5m plus additional bay 10m x 4.5m. Grain Store & Implement Shed – 5.25m x 7m plus 5.2m x 4.4m. Cattle Yard 1 – 27.5m x 5m. Cattle Yard 2 – 25m x 10.5m. Cattle Yard 3 – 15m x 10m. Implement Shed – 14.4m x 4.5m.

Rights Of Way,Wayleaves And Easements There are no other rights of way, wayleaves or easements that we are aware of however the property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any other easements, wayleaves and rights of way that may exist at the time of sale, whether disclosed or not. Overage Clause - The subject property

is subject to an overage clause reserving a 50% uplift over a 30 year period should the land get planning permission (or similar) for residential or commercial use.

Plan, Area And Description The plan, area and description are believed to be correct in every way, but no claim will be entertained by the vendor or their agents in respect of any error, omissions or misdescriptions. The plan is for identification purposes only. Possession – Freehold with vacant possession on completion. Services – The land benefits from Mains water. Tender – With a guide price of offers in excess of £200,000. Tenders are invited by email or post by Friday 27th July 2018. Envelopes should be marked “Sealed offer – Land at Markfield”. For more information, contact Jeremy Green at Roy Green Estate Agents on 0116 235 3009 or email:

The Delivery DPD is the second part of Blaby District Council’s overall Local Plan. The Local Plan is an important set of documents that help determine the outcome of planning applications. Sites for new homes at Kirby Muxloe, Glenfield and Leicester Forest East and an employment site in Enderby are included in the Delivery DPD. The independently appointed Planning Inspector, Victoria Lucas LLB MCD MRTPI, has published her Matters, Issues and Questions, Examination Guidance Note, and Hearing Sessions Timetable. A series of public hearings forming part of the examination process will be conducted by Ms. Lucas. The first Examination Hearing starts at 10am on Tuesday 31st July 2018 and will take place in the Council Chamber at the Council Offices in Narborough. All Delivery DPD documents are available to view at www.blaby.


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Thumbs up for major business park expansion MAJOR PLANS to expand a business park in Market Harborough have been given the green light. A proposal to extend Airfield Business Park by 80,000 sq. ft. offering a wide range of top quality premises for fledgling firms and companies looking to expand - was approved at a planning meeting at the end of May. Leicestershire County Council’s £7m plan will create up to 80 jobs and generate half-a-million pounds of income each year for the council to invest into front line services including social care. Deputy council leader, Byron Rhodes: “This plan underlines that supporting local businesses is a priority. By building quality premises, we want to help firms take their first step on the ladder, and to grow. “Investing in property also means we can generate income to plough back into services, reducing the impact of national funding reductions.” It’s planned to expand the site further in the future – creating a 330,000 sq. ft. business park. The proposal was approved by the council’s development control and regulatory board. Construction is set to get under way later this year, with the first units being available from next July. Airfield Business Park is off Harborough Road - it will offer high-spec industrial units to let, ranging from 1,570 to 33,360 sq. ft. Businesses keen to find out more can contact the council’s retained commercial agent APB on 0116 254 0382.

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William Davis Homes partners interior design firm TRIPLE HBF 5 star housebuilder, William Davis Homes has announced a new partnership with Birmingham-based interior design specialists, Edward Thomas Interiors. The two companies are working together to create the premium sales centres and showhomes for which William Davis Homes is known, with three successful developments already completed. “Our showhomes and sales centres are the epicentre of each development and our intention is to make these as welcoming, memorable and inspirational as possible for our house hunters,” explains sales director, Stephen Rush. “One of the ways we achieve this is through exceptional interior design. Having known Andy and the team at Edward Thomas

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Interiors for many years, we were confident their creativity and design flair would perfectly complement our signature brand of quality homes. “Together we’ve successfully completed new sales areas at Cawston Rise in Rugby, Buttercup Fields in Shepshed and Treetops in Matlock, with incredible feedback. At each development, Edward Thomas Interiors has interpreted the brief superbly; delivering eyecatching and thoughtful design with attention to detail throughout. Plus they’ve added some playful touches such as a Paddington bear themed bedroom or locallyinspired hand-painted murals, which have proven to be real talking points!” William Davis Homes and Edward Thomas Interiors are now working on their next development,

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Stephen Rush, sales director, William Davis Homes and Andy Richardson, managing director, Edward Thomas Interiors in one of the recently completed showhomes at Buttercup Fields, Shepshed. Skylarks, in Chesterfield. Featuring a triple garage sales centre, separate options suite and two, four bedroom detached showhomes known as the Lydden and Severn, this is the largest complex to date. Andy Richardson, managing director at Edward Thomas Interiors commented: “It’s been fantastic to work alongside the William Davis Homes team and support their substantial recent growth. They have a bespoke vision for each development and by incorporating at least two showhomes into each sales area, means we can show diversity and contrast; really capturing

the imagination of all types of purchasers. The designs are now confirmed for Skylarks so we’re excited to start dressing the new showhomes and ensuring house hunters in Chesterfield have something spectacular to view.” Skylarks officially opened offplan on the first weekend in June, with the showhomes expected to open in the summer. To preregister interest in the development or for more information about other William Davis Homes developments, please call 01509 231181 or visit www.williamdavis.

Closing date of Friday 13th July

Tenders invited for Pickwell bungalow SHOULERS Estate Agents are offering for sale BY INFORMAL TENDER a detached 1960s three-bed bungalow which is ideal for renovation or redevelopment, subject to planning. The property stands on a mature 0.3 acre plot, with two driveways, fronting the main street in the rural village of Pickwell. For sale BY INFORMAL TENDER with a closing date of 12 noon on Friday 13th July 2018. Guide Price: £370,000-£400,000. For more information, or to arrange a viewing, contact Shoulers on 01664 560181 or visit

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Small business waste disposal facility LOCAL BUSINESSES can dispose of their waste at Gypsum Close Trade Recycling Centre, Gypsum Close (off Lewisher Road), Troon Industrial Area, Leicester LE4 9AB. The facility offers a simple, flexible and cost effective way to dispose of trade waste and is open to all businesses in and around Leicester. There are many benefits to using the trade waste facility: • No contracts • No large bins outside your premises • No collection fees • Competitive disposal costs.

business waste or construction and demolition waste, you may have to pay for the licence. 2. Create an account (via the website at tradewaste) In addition to applying for the waste carrier’s licence, you can register your details with our waste site to make your first visit quicker. 3. Bring your waste and recycling to the facility

How much will it cost? The on-site weighbridges allow the facility staff to calculate prices based on the weight of each material to the nearest 20kg. Please separate your waste and recycling before bringing it for disposal. The following table shows the materials they can accept, with indicative prices:

Brackley Property Developments (c/o Agent: Satnam Flora, Stephen George & Partners, Waterfront House, 2a Smith Way, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester LE19 1SX) - Construction of three-storey office block, ancillary facilities, car & cycle parking and landscaping - at Unit 1, Northgate Street, Leicester. Fortress Two Limited (c/o Agent: Mark Kelly, MD Design, 12 Oakfield Close, Great Glen, Leicester LE8 9GL) - Change of use of first to fourth floors from bank to 14 flats plus alterations - at 10 Horsefair Street & 11 Every Street, Leicester.

How do I use the trade waste facility? 1. Apply for a waste carrier’s license (via website at www. If you wish to transport waste from your business or operational premises to a disposal location you must possess a valid Waste Carrier’s Licence (or Waste Carrier exemption if applicable). A licence can be obtained from the Environment Agency. This licence is free if you bring your own business waste; if bringing someone else’s

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A minimum charge of £5 applies to each material, or for small amounts all materials may be processed together at the general waste charge; however these will still need to be sorted into the correct containers. Payment is taken by either cash or card on site once your recycling/waste has been weighed. Opening times: Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm The trade waste facility is closed on bank holidays.

Special Projects (Cleveland Street) Limited (c/o Agent: Brian Mullin, Marrons Planning, 1 Meridian South, Meridian Business Park, Leicester LE19 1WY) - Change of use from offices to 2 houses in multiple occupation, plus external alterations - at 27 Friar Lane, Leicester.

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Development opportunity in Austrey

CITY COUNCIL EARNS £600,000 FROM BUSINESS-BOOSTING LOAN A LOAN of £4m made from the city council’s Leicester City Investment Fund to a private developer has earned the council £600,000 in interest and helped to secure 250 jobs in the city. Legend

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Mr Mohsin Chaudhry (c/o: Armani Estate Agents, 390 St Saviours Road, Leicester LE5 4HJ) - Change of use from school to house in multiple occupation (35 bedrooms); new gates to car park; alterations to car park layout; construction of ramps, steps and retaining walls; replacement of garage doors with roller shutters - at 58 Stoneygate Road, Leicester. Raju Amar (c/o Agent:Faizal Osman, 13 Architectural Consultants Ltd, c/o 8 Coplow Avenue, Evington, Leicester LE5 5WA) - Change of use from dwelling house to 2 selfcontained flats, first floor extension at rear, alterations - at 33 Dorothy Road, Leicester.





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The council made the loan to Infrastructure Investments Ltd in 2016. The money enabled the company to bring unoccupied space in St George’s Tower, Charles Street into use, providing much-needed office space for Hastings Insurance to expand its operation in the city. The loan has now been repaid in full, and the council has earned £600,000 from the transaction. The council is able to invest because it must keep money aside to pay off debt. It is usually uneconomic to repay debt straight away, so the council er nd invests its cash, usually receiving minimal interest. tU n en ctio m City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby said “I set up the Enterprising Leicester veloopnstru De C Fund in 2016 to encourage economic regeneration and job creation in the city. This is a way of supporting the city, while getting a better return on the council’s money than it would earn in the bank. This was a particularly significant loan and I am delighted with the result.” James Boyle, Director of Infrastructure Investments said: “Leicester City Council has supported our efforts from the moment we acquired St George’s. The speed at which the City Mayor and council moved to ensure the project happened and the additional jobs came to Leicester was something many banks and commercial organisations could only hope to emulate. “Thanks to the success of this final phase of the St George’s regeneration project, we have been able to attract stable, long-term funding to secure the property’s economic future as a major source of employment, for decades to come.” The Leicester City Investment Fund allows the council to invest up to £10 million to achieve better returns on its cash balances while at the same time supporting the local economy. The fund supports businesses and developers with infrastructure provision at key sites, and the acquisition or construction of property. Other proposals are also considered. More information about the fund is available at business/start-up-and-growth/invest-in-leicester/ 1




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Mr S Kapoor (c/o Agent: Yusuf Girach, YG Architectural Design Consultants, 35 Rowsley Avenue, Leicester LE5 5BS) - Change of use from dwelling house to 2 selfcontained flats - at 309 Welford Road, Leicester LE2 6BJ.


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Ground broken at £7 million primary school for New Lubbesthorpe Mr Harbhajan Singh Lotay (c/o Agent: Dennis Dziko, Volta Designs, 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JQ) Change of use from house to 3 flats plus single storey rear extension plus dormer extension at rear - at 265 East Park Road, Leicester. Mr N Briddon (c/o Agent: Astill Planning Consultants Ltd, 13 University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RA) - Approval of reserved matters for residential development of 2 dwellings of Outline Planning Permission 20170645 - at land rear 10 Holywell Road, Leicester, LE2 8SG Deckchair Limited (c/o Agent: Ian Palmer, Staniforth Architects Limited, The Warehouse, 1A Stamford Street, Leicester LE1 6NL) – Variation of condition 18 (plans) attached to planning permission 20131289: Change of use from public house with extensions to sides and roof to form 54 student bedrooms in 25 flats to change the floor plans and elevations to provide 54 bedrooms in 27 flats – at Former Black Boy Public House, Albion Street, Leicester.

WORK HAS now begun on a brand new primary school at the new development of New Lubbesthorpe in Blaby District, Leicestershire, with local councillors, landowners, architects and builders attending an event to mark the first spades in the ground. The 420 place school, which will cost nearly £7 million to build, is scheduled to open in September 2019, as part of the 1,000 acre development bringing 4,250 homes to the outskirts of Leicester, between Enderby and Leicester Forest East. Located on Tay Road, in the middle of New Lubbesthorpe, the as-yet unnamed school will (L-R) Martin Ward, Director of Mather Jamie, Terry be close to a new local centre, which will feature Richardson, Leader of Blaby District Council and Tim retail and community facilities. The school is Walker, Construction Director of Clegg Construction, break the first of three new schools planned for the the ground at the site of the new primary school at New development, with a second primary school Lubbesthorpe. and a secondary school to be constructed as the community continues to grow. The Drummond Estate, which owns the land on which the development is being built, gained planning permission for the school from Blaby District Council earlier this year. It is being built by Clegg Construction, in collaboration with Bentley Project Management, and was designed by GSS Architecture to be a key landmark of the development’s central square. Martin Ward, Director of Chartered Surveyors Mather Jamie and spokesperson on behalf of the Drummond Estate, said, “The start of construction on this new primary school is a major step in the continuing planned development of New Lubbesthorpe and I’m very pleased we could mark the occasion with a ground-breaking ceremony at the site today.” Local developers Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and Davidsons are building quality new homes at New Lubbesthorpe, the first of which are already completed and inhabited.

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Resurgo Developments Limited (c/o Agent: Edward Deacon, Principle Design, 47 Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1EE) - Demolition of existing dwelling and construction of 2 dwellings and 2 apartments – at 4 Landseer Road, Leicester. Mr J Singh (c/o Agent: Pezhman Ghashgai, HDI Architecture, 32 Clifford Street, Leicester LE3 5RF) – Change of use of first and second floors from one flat to 5 studio flats plus loft extension – at 29 Welford Road, Leicester. Mr & Mrs Nazir and Hafsa Issat (c/o Agent: Stephen Connell, GC Planning Partnership Ltd, Bedford I-Lab, Stannard Way, Priory Business Park, Bedford MK44 3RZ) – Demolition of builder’s yard building and construction of block of 15 twobed flats – at 22A Staveley Road, Leicester. My Happy Move Limited (c/o Agent: Mr Inan Gokcek, Anares Interior Architecture, 110 Clarence Road, Hackney, London E5 8JA) – Change of use from house to 4 one-bed self-contained flats – at 16 Cross Street, Leicester.

New Space Centre Building Lifts Off

Blaby to lead Building Control Partnership

Construction company, Robert Woodhead Ltd, is working with the National Space Centre to build a new ticketing facility known as the Launch Pad.

A NEW partnership led by Blaby District Council has brought together two authorities’ Building Control teams.

The team behind the project will be launching a bolt and a cuddly toy to the edge of space. The bolt will form the final part of the construction when the new building opens later in summer, and the bear will be presented to pupils at Beaumont Leys School, who will join Woodhead in launching the items via a high altitude weather balloon. The new Launch Pad building will greatly improve the customer experience at the Space Centre and create much-needed space. The new building will help speed up the ticketing process at peak periods, and create a brand new exhibition space for some exiting new artefacts . This particular construction site has been selected by national accreditation body, the Considerate Constructors Scheme, to be its first Ultra Site project under a value of £1m. An Ultra-Site status raises the requirements on-site for community engagement, supporting the workforce, caring for the local environment, securing the safety of a site and maintaining a positive appearance. The project was designed by local architects, Pick Everard, and procured through Scape Venture, a procurement specialist offering an efficient approach to delivering innovative outcomes for public and private organisations. For more information on the activities taking place at the National Space Centre this summer, please visit the website:

The Building Control service for Harborough District Council has joined together with Blaby to become the Blaby District Council Building Control Partnership (BCP). The partnership became fully operationally from April this year. Blaby District Council had previously been supporting Harborough District Council’s Building Control service since January 2017, initially sharing staff for six months. Due to the success of the initial period this support was extended until the partnership formed. Working in partnership allows the authorities to provide an even better service for their customers as well as saving money for both councils. Set in a competitive industry, local authorities across the country have seen a shortage of Building Control Surveyors. Combining these two services together will enable career progression and the opportunity for staff to pool resources across a larger team. Blaby District Council’s Building Control service works with some of the biggest housebuilders locally, and inspects buildings from across the midlands. For more information on the service or to book a site inspection or building regulation application, visit

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Mr Vaghela (c/o Agent: Design Studio Architects Limited, 1B Salisbury Road, Upper New Walk, Leicester LE1 7QR) – Change of use from shop and 3 flats to shop and 5 flats, plus construction of extensions – at 116 London Road, Leicester LE2 0QS Naif Silk Palace LLC (c/o Agent: Faizal Osman, 13 Architectural Consultants Ltd, 8 Coplow Avenue, Leicester LE5 5WA) – Change of use from ground floor shop and one self-contained flat to 2 ground floor shops with 4 self-contained flats plus extensions – at 218-220 Uppingham Road, Leicester. Lok’N’Store Limited (c/o Agent: Sarah Kasparian, Bell Cornwell, The print Rooms, 164-180 Union Street, London SE1 OLH) – Demolition of part of workshop building and construction of five and six-storey business and household storage building – at Drive Vauxhall, 5 Freemens Common Road, Leicester. Mr & Mrs Anwar Faqir (c/o Agent: Mohammad Tanvir Malik, Malik Enterprises, 30 Carlton Drive, Wigston, Leicester LE18 1DF) – Change of use from hostel to 14-bed care home – at Crown Hill House, Gwendolen Road, Leicester. Print Werks Limited (c/o Agent: Mrs Varsha Dinesh Tailor, DT Designs Ltd, 74A Wyvern Avenue, Leicester LE4 7HH) – Construction of single and three-storey extension at north side and year of factory – at Print Werks Ltd, 15 Parker Drive, Leicester LE4 0JP Mr Stewart Browett (c/o Agent: Mr A A Parr, 9 Tilton Drive, Oadby, Leicester LE2 5WW) – Construction fo 2 dwellings – at land adjacent to 102 Rockingham Close and to rear and side of 28 Thomasson Road, Leicester.

WORK on a major transformation of Leicester’s busy London Road is due to get underway later this summer. Leicester City Council is set to revamp the route between Granby Street and the Mayfield Road roundabout to create a safer and more attractive route for cyclists and pedestrians. New segregated cycle lanes will be created – one inbound and one outbound – on either side of the road between the Granby Street and Victoria Park. The outbound bus lane will be removed to provide space for the new cycle lanes while retaining the already generous width of the pavements, which will be resurfaced. Two lanes of traffic will be retained at peak times in both directions, and off peak pay-and-display parking and loading bays will be provided. The new cycle lanes will feature a raised stone kerb, of around 12cm in height, alongside the main road to offer more protection for cyclists and help prevent illegal parking on the cycle lane. Gaps will be designed in at key points, such as pedestrian crossings. Side roads will be raised to pavement level at their junctions to help give priority to pedestrians and cyclists and signal schemes at major junctions will be revamped to give cyclist a head-start and reduce any conflict with traffic turning left. Dutch-style bus stop bays will be introduced along the road. These will channel cyclists behind the shelters, helping to improve safety for all road users. The new cycle lanes and improved pavements will continue in front of the railway station. Following a public consultation carried out in late-2017, a new bus-only lane will be created immediately outside the station. This will be camera-enforced with

no exemption for any vehicles other than buses. An option for a new car drop-off point on Station Street is currently under consideration. At Victoria Park itself, plans to run a cycle lane along the edge of the park have been revised. The cycle path will now weave gently through the trees on the park itself, close to the existing pavement. This will mean fewer trees will need to be removed than originally planned. About ten trees could still be lost, but these will be replaced on a twofor-one basis nearby on the park. City Mayor Peter Soulsby said: “This major investment in London Road will bring about significant improvements for everyone who uses it. “By reallocating a relatively small amount of road space, we can introduce dedicated off-road cycle lanes, better bus stops and wide, high quality pavements with improved crossings. This will help create a much safer and more appealing route for cyclists and pedestrians, while still recognising that this is a busy route for traffic and an important public transport interchange at the railway station. “Balancing these competing demands has been a challenge that has taken months of expert design, consultation and refinement and

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I am pleased that we are now in a position to move forward with this ambitious plan.” Deputy City Mayor Cllr Adam Clarke, who leads on environment and public health said: “We are already seeing a huge rise in the number of people who cycle regularly in the city. Our latest estimates show that about 18,000 people cycle daily and we want to continue to see that grow. Providing the right infrastructure is huge part of that.” The scheme has been developed with input from local bus companies and user groups, city cycling groups and the family of cyclist Sam Boulton, who was killed in an accident outside the railway station. Leicester City Council also sought expert guidance from international ‘Healthy Streets’ expert Brian Deegan, one of the main authors of Transport for London’s cycling design standards. The London Road improvements will cost up to £3.9million. The city council has bid for over £1.2milllion of cash from the European Regional Development Fund to support the scheme. A decision is expected soon. The remaining costs will be paid for with capital set aside for the Leicester Economic Action Plan.

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Commercial lots attract strong bidding in SDL Leicester auction COMMERCIAL property in Leicestershire continues to attract strong interest as shown in SDL Auctions Graham Penny’s Leicestershire auction which raised £3.6m. The strongest bidding on the day was reserved for a plot of land adjacent to 184 Markfield Lane in Newtown Linford (pictured right). The site is rectangular in shape with a road frontage of 66ft and a depth of 243 ft. Andrew Parker, managing director and auctioneer at SDL Auctions Graham Penny, said: “This is a site of some 0.37 acres situated in a popular and desirable location between the villages of Newton Linford and Markfield. “It’s close to Bradgate Park but also has easy access to the A50 and M1 motorway. “The land is included in Charnwood Council Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2017, and clearly was recognised as an investment with possibilities. “It has the potential for future development, subject to planning permission and I believe it was this potential that drove such strong bidding.” The plot was offered with a *guide price of £20,000 and after fierce competition the hammer finally fell at £123,000. Another strong performer was land at 29a Central Avenue in Wigston, a residential development site comprising of a former children’s nursery which has planning permission for the demolition and rebuilding of four spacious four bedroom townhouses with gardens and parking. Offered with a guide price of £150,000, it sold for £230,000. A mixed use development that sold well for £182,000 was 29 Knighton Lane in Aylestone, a superb investment opportunity to purchase a mixed use property comprising two self contained flats with a two storey office block to the rear. It had a guide price of £150,000. Another development site in the highly sought after village of Waltham on the Wolds (pictured above) sold for £85,000. The site at 3 Melton Road has planning permission for the demolition of a barn and the construction of a new three bedroomed detached house. It had a guide price of £80,000.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (c/o Agent: Tim Waines, David Morley Architects, 18 Hatton Place, London EC1N 8RU) – Construction of single storey 15-bed ward to provide residential accommodation – at land adjacent to Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Groby Road, Leicester. Bethel Urban Planners (c/o: 2 Melbourne Road, Highfields, Leicester LE2 0DR) – Demolition of bungalow and construction of threestorey block of 6 flats with twostorey block of 3 flats at rear – at 614 Saffron Lane, Leicester. Mr Biring (c/o Agent: Design Studio Architects Limited, 1B Salisbury Road, Upper New Walk, Leicester LE1 7QR) – Change of use of first floor offices to form 14 flats plus first and second floor extension – at 8 Buckminster Road, Leicester LE3 9AR

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Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council Mr Bill Nunn (c/o Agent: Mr Sheng Shi, CBP Architects, 44 The Ropewalk, Nottingham NG1 5DW) – Erection of 4 semi-detached dwellings and one detached dwelling with access and parking – at land at Orchard House, Weston Drive, Market Bosworth, Leics. Mr James Hudson (c/o: 84 Barton Road, Congerstone CV13 6NB) – Erection of 3 dwellings – at land west of Breach Lane, Earl Shilton, Leics. Mr D Jinks (c/o Agent: Mr S Raju, R3Design Developments Ltd, The Glasshouse, 9 Hallam Close, Littlethorpe, Leics. LE19 2LA) – Renewal of planning permission 15/00058/FUL for the erection of 4 dwellings – at land adjacent to 19 Newbold Road, Barlestone, Nuneaton, Warks. CV13 0DZ


It is up to the appointed liquidator to investigate the director’s conduct and consider whether the director can be pursued in a personal capacity in relation to the assets that may have been removed or assets that may have been sold at below market prices, and any breaches of Phoenix Company law.

It is not against the law for the old company to sell off assets of the business prior to liquidation, as this could be a genuine attempt to inject much needed capital into the failing business. However, it is illegal to sell assets below market valuation or to transfer assets to another company without accounting for the value. The liquidator will also contact the Insolvency Service with any concerns over the conduct of the director. The Insolvency Service is a Government agency that tackles financial wrongdoing and assists creditors in maximising returns. If a director allows a company to continue trading whilst being insolvent, this is also an offence, but again the liquidator will investigate this. As to the monies that the old company owes you, that debt is not written off but is an unsecured debt and, in all probability, you will be fortunate to receive any payment in the future (and any payment will probably be pennies in the pound). © Michael P. Gerard July 2018 The advice provided is intended to be of a general guide only and should not be viewed as providing a definitive legal analysis.

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READINGS Estate Agents are offering for sale by INFORMAL TENDER a substantial development site with outline planning consent for 5 dwellings, and demolition of the existing detached dwelling. The site – at 45 Leicester Road, Glen Parva, Leicester LE2 9HJ – extends to approximately one acre, including a spinney area. Offers are invited based on a Guide of £500,000 to £550,000. The closing date for receipt of offers is 12 noon on 27th July 2018. For more information, contact Readings on 0116 222 7575 or email: sales@

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WA BARNES Estate Agents are offering for sale BY AUCTION a detached two-bed bungalow at 1a Paton Road, Basford, Nottingham. The property is situated in a cul de sac setting and has off-street parking, plus a detached brick/tile garage. The property requires general internal refurbishment but offers excellent potential to create a comfortable home with the advantages of single-storey living. For sale BY AUCTION on Thursday 12th July 2018 at the Civic Centre, Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield, Notts. NG19 7BH – 3pm start. For more information, contact WA Barnes on 01623 554084 or visit

WA BARNES Estate Agents are offering for sale a site with planningBudby consent 15/00233/ Road, Cuckney, (ref: Notts, NG20 9JW Offers over £400,000 FUL) to construct 2 detached two-storey dwellings with garages situated to the west of Stone Cottage on Budby Road, Cuckney, Nottinghamshire NG20 9JW. Upon instructions of the Welbeck Estate. An exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire land with CONSENT FOR TWO DWELLINGS found within a PRIME LOCATION in this delightful DUKERIES VILLAGE.

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Changing Places grants available for local businesses GRANTS of up to £20,000 are available for firms looking to enhance their toilet facilities Businesses and organisations are being encouraged to apply for a grant to fund enhanced toilet facilities to meet the needs of people with multiple and profound disabilities. Grants of up to £20,000 are available, through Leicestershire County Council’s Shire Changing Places scheme, for firms looking to promote social inclusion in their local community by installing a Changing Places toilet. Standard disabled toilets often do not meet the needs of all people with a disability – or their families and carers. People with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as other serious impairments such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis or an acquired brain injury, often need extra facilities to allow them to use the toilets comfortably. Changing Places toilets are different to standard disabled toilets with extra features and more space to meet these needs such as a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench, a tracking hoist system and adequate space in the changing area for the disabled person and up to two carers. Councillor Richard Blunt, cabinet member for adult social care said: “We want to encourage local businesses and organisations to come forward and apply for a Changing Places grant. “Installing a Changing Places toilet could not only provide a life-changing facility for members of their own local communities, but it could also have beneficial effects for businesses and organisations, broadening their customer base and offering opportunities to develop services for new audiences.” The grants are available to public and private sector organisations responsible for county-based buildings where a Changing Places toilet could be provided and that are publically accessible. Funding is for the provision and installation of approved equipment only.

Mrs C Davis (c/o Agent: Housemartin Designs, The Carthouse, Charnells Court, Upperfields Farm, Main Street, Swepstone, Leics. LE67 2SG) – Erection of 3 dwellings – at land off Veros Lane, Nailstone, Leics. Mr Shane Whitfield (c/o Agent: Eddie Stevenson, BHC, 72 Boston Road, Leicester LE4 1HB) – Change of use of first floor and part of ground floor from snooker club/ bar and industrial premises to form 8 new residential apartments – at 124 High Street, Barwell, Leics. LE9 8DR. Maison Homes (c/o Agent: Design Studio Architects Ltd, 1B Salisbury Road, Upper New Walk, Leicester LE1 7QR) – Conversion of public house to 11 apartments and associated first floor side and rear extension – at King William, 1 The Hollow, Earl Shilton, Leics. LE9 7NA. Bloor Homes Limited (c/o: Patrick MacCarthy, Bloor Homes Ltd, Unit 7, Calico Business Park, Sandy Way, Tamworth B77 4BF) – Approval of reserved matters of outline planning permission 15/00188/OUT for residential development of 260 dwellings – at land north east of Triumph Motorcycles Ltd, Dodwells Road, Hinckley, Leics. LE10 3BZ.

Harborough District Council Mr Tally Billen (c/o Agent: Volta Designs Ltd, 4 De Montfort Mews, Leicester LE1 7FW) – Change of use from single dwelling to 3 dwellings including two-storey side and rear extensions and porch to front – at 8 Church Road, Great Glen, Leics. LE8 9FE.

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New Sales Director Appointed At David Wilson Homes East Midlands Mr K Landers (c/o Agent: Amatco Design Services, 23 Highway Road, Thurmaston, Leicester LE4 8FR) – Erection of 2 dwellings with garages (Resubmission) – at land adjacent to 27 Dover Street, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leics. Mr P Clayton (c/o Agent: Miss Linzi Melrose, CC Town Planning, Newton House, Northampton Science Park, Kings park Road, Northampton NN3 6LG) – Erection of 3 detached dwellings, amenity open space, a community parking facility and associated access and landscaping – at land at Rushes Lane, Lubenham, Leics. Mr & Mrs Martin Measom (c/o Agent: Martyn Jones & Associates Ltd, The Reading Room, 33 Main Street, Medbourne, Leics. LE16 8DT) – Change of use of agricultural land and erection of 4 log cabins as holiday units – at Hare Pie Farm, Cranoe Road, Hallaton, Leics. LE16 8TZ.

FIVE STAR housebuilder David Wilson Homes East Midlands has recently appointed a new Sales Director to help maintain its high standards of customer service across the Bardon-based division. Bev Hall, originally from Wolverhampton and now living in Brewood, Staffordshire, had previously been working as a Sales Director for a smaller housebuilder when she applied for the new role. Bev said: “I was really attracted to the variety and the challenge of the role here and as it’s such a well-recognised housebuilder it’s a fantastic brand to work for. “David Wilson Homes has a great New Sales Director at David Wilson Homes, Bev Hall reputation for customer service and the focus on the homebuyer journey is something which really appealed to me. “My favourite part so far has to be reviewing land opportunities and playing a part in creating great places for people to live.” Bev is now responsible for the delivery of the sales programme, ensuring the housebuilder delivers great customer service and supporting the sales team around her. John Reddington, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “With a rise in demand for new homes and the launch of exciting new developments, we need a strong leader at the head of our sales team and we have certainly found that quality in Bev. “With her help and enthusiasm we will not only be able to maintain our top levels of customer service but we will be able to exceed them. I am thrilled to welcome her to the team and I look forward to the success she will be bringing to the company, both in terms of sales, and in terms of customer support.” For more information on careers with David Wilson Homes please visit the website, at

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UK construction activity growth remains subdued in May Key findings: •

Headline PMI remains unchanged at 52.5 • New business growth slips back into decline amid general uncertainty towards outlook • Input price pressures sharpen on the back of higher fuel and steel costs Latest PMI data signalled only a modest improvement in UK construction activity midway through the second quarter, with the pace of expansion matching that registered in April. Commercial activity growth accelerated to a three month high in May; however, softer expansions in both residential and civil engineering activity were recorded. Furthermore, new order books contracted for the fourth time in the past five months amid general uncertainty in the sector. At 52.5 in May, the seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) remained unchanged since April. The figure was indicative of a moderate increase in total activity, albeit one that was subdued in the context of

historical data. Some firms suggested that unusually good weather conditions had supported activity and enabled them to continue catching up after prior months’ weather related disruptions. Residential work remained the strongest of the three monitored subsectors for the third month running during May. The pace of expansion eased from April’s 11-month high, which had seen house building activity rebound from heavy snow in March. Both the commercial and civil engineering sectors remained in growth territory for the second month running in May, with the former being the only category to record a faster rate of expansion than in April. New order books slipped back into decline during May. Panel respondents blamed political and economic uncertainty, subdued retail sector conditions and fragile business confidence as key causes of weaker demand for construction projects. That said, the rate of contraction was only fractional and slower than the declines seen throughout the first quarter.

Optimism towards future growth prospects meanwhile slumped to a seven-month low in May. The drop in confidence was linked to fears of political and economic uncertainty and an expected slowdown in the construction sector. Alongside easing positive sentiment, job creation softened to a four-month low in the latest survey period. Surveyed companies continued to report a shortage of skilled staff availability. Purchasing costs faced by construction firms rose sharply in May. The rate of input price inflation was the steepest registered since February. Panel members commonly reported elevated fuel costs, alongside higher plastic and steel-related input prices. Supplier delivery times continued to worsen in the latest survey, though the degree of deterioration was one of the weakest over the past year-and-a-half. Where longer times were reported, businesses frequently blamed shortages of materials at vendors.

Comments Sam Teague, Economist at IHS Markit and author of the IHS Markit/ CIPS Construction PMI®: “The May PMI data signalled an

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5 Around £14m is also being committed through county and borough council funding, with the intention that much of this will be paid back through developer contributions for 6 proposed new Burton Lazars housing. The council will submit an North and East Melton Mowbray Distributor Road application to its own Preferred route - June 2018 Size: A3 Scale: Not to scale planning authority. And it has also announced the preferred route for the relief road, which will cut congestion and support plans for more houses and jobs. It is due to be completed by 2022. The relief road will run to the north and east of Melton, starting on the A606 Nottingham Road and crossing Scalford Road, Melton Spinney Road and Thorpe Road (A607) before rejoining the A606 Burton Road. Following a public consultation last year and further discussions with landowners and key stakeholders, a preferred route has been developed that differs slightly from the recommended route submitted to the Department of Transport. The changes, which closely reflect the feedback from the consultation, include: • Working closely with Natural England and the Environment Agency to minimise the impact on the River Eye site of special scientific interest by diverting the river to the south of its current location; • Re-aligning the route to the north between Scalford Road and Melton Spinney Road to reduce impacts on a proposed housing development allocated in Melton Borough Council’s Local Plan; • Moving the road further away from Melton Country Park; Blake Pain, county council cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “We believe we are striking the balance between supporting a scheme which boosts town growth and reducing the environmental impacts. The preferred route has been developed after gaining a lot of feedback, including talking to landowners, developers and other interested parties.” The county council has also worked closely with the borough council, which has contributed around £400,000 to develop the proposals. A6006






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Melton Borough Council The Grange Therapeutic School (c/o Agent: Aiden Walker, Walker Associates, 61 Bridge Street, Walsall WS1 1JQ) – New timber-clad classroom building – at 15-17 Somerby Road, Knossington, Oakham LE15 8LY. Unnamed Applicant (c/o Agent: Daniel G Wilson, Barton Willmore, 9th Floor, Bank House, 8 Cherry Street, Birmingham B2 5AL) – Erection of 3 dwellings – at land opposite 52 Main Street, Kirby Bellars, Leics. Penland Estates Ltd (c/o Agent: Joanne Althorpe, Marrons Planning, 1 Meridian South, Meridian Business Park, Leicester LE19 1WY) – Residential development with access from Grantham Road and associated drainage infrastructure and public open space – at Field 6967, Grantham Road, Bottesford. Mr Henry Llewellyn (c/o Agent: James Crawley, Evans & Crawley Chartered Surveyors, Bridge House, Water Meadow, Chesham HP5 1LF) – Construction of 2 new dwellings – at Somerby House Cottage, 3 High Street, Somerby, Leics. LE14 2PZ.

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F Tooms Ltd (c/o Agent: JED Design, 23 Harborough Road, Desborough NN14 2QX) – Change of use of factory to 6 dwellings – at Tooms & Co, Kings Road, Market Harborough, Leics. LE16 7JU.


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The Fred Wilson Trust (c/o Agent: BRP Architects, 1 Millers Yard, Roman Way, Market Harborough, Leics. LE16 7PW) – Outline application for demolition of existing building, erection of two and three-storey residential developmentwith associated car parking, landscaping and external works – at Swiftway Communit Centre, Central Avenue, Lutterworth, Leics. LE17 4NY.

WORK ON the Melton Mowbray relief road is gathering pace following Leicestershire County Council’s successful bid for £49.5m of Government money to help fund the scheme.


William Davis Limited (c/o Agent: Stephen George & Partners, 2A Smith Way, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester LE19 1SX) – Erection of 22 dwellings (Phase 2 – reserved matters) - at land at Airfield Farm, Leicester Road, Market Harborough, Leics.

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Over 6,000 new homes The borough council’s Local Plan includes the construction of over 6,000 new homes and development of 51 hectares of employment land around Melton Mowbray to 2036. Joe Orson, Melton Borough Council leader, said: “The views of the residents have been vital to shaping the route and these changes help us to protect the country park and enable us to deliver the housing aspirations outlined in our Local Plan. It is fantastic that these plans are now coming to fruition and we can see the delivery of the bypass now in sight.” The county council has also made a successful expression of interest to another Government funding stream - the Housing Infrastructure Fund for financial support to develop a road programme in the south of Melton. Details of the scheme can be found at

SDL AUCTIONS are offering for sale BY AUCTION a freehold former chapel with potential for alternative uses, subject to planning. The property – Former Grendon Methodist Church, Boot Hill, Grendon, Atherstone, Warks. CV9 2EL – is understood to date from circa 1885 and is situated on a site of around 0.13 acres. For sale BY AUCTION on Wednesday 18th July 2018 at Aston Villa FC, Holte Suite, Trinity Road, Birmingham B6 6HE – 10.30am start. Guide price: £40,000 plus fees. For more information, contact SDL Auctions on 0121 233 5046 or visit:

Breedon aquires Blinkbonny Quarry BREEDON Northern Limited, a subsidiary of Breedon Group plc has completed the acquisition of Blinkbonny Quarry (Borders) Limited for an undisclosed sum. Blinkbonny operates a quarry and ready-mixed concrete plant near Kelso in the Scottish Borders, employing 14 people. The acquisition provides Breedon with its first quarry in the region, with approximately 2.8 million tonnes of high-quality basalt hard rock reserves and resources and a fleet of ready-mixed concrete mixers and tippers together with a volumetric concrete mixer.

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Construction struggles continue as new work dips to a five year low THE VALUE of new construction contracts in May reached £4.5 billion, a decrease of almost ten per cent compared to April and the lowest amount for over five years.

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The two largest sectors in construction; residential and infrastructure, both saw a decline as the industry continues its slump this year so far. The latest edition of the Economic & Construction Market Review from industry analysts Barbour ABI highlights levels of construction contract values awarded across Great Britain. The largest project by value across the month was the £130 million Wembley Stadium Station housing development (see figure 1.1). The residential sector saw a dip in activity of 5.7 per cent compared to the previous month but still managed to claim the top spot as May’s largest project by value. Across the rest of construction, industrial and education were the only sectors in May that produced positive growth in contract values, increasing by 2.2 and 4.6 per cent respectively compared to the previous month. The biggest fall came from commercial and retail construction, which despite having the largest project of the month, fell by almost 30 per cent when compared to April figures. Regionally, London was the region with the largest share of contract awards value in April with 18.8 per cent of the total, with four of the largest ten projects across May. The capital was then followed by the East of England with 14 per cent and the North West with 13.5 per cent. Commenting on the figures, Michael Dall, Lead Economist at Barbour ABI, said: “Across May we continued to see the decline in housing and infrastructure construction, with the value of new work in construction reaching its lowest point since January 2013. Whilst it’s encouraging that the industrial and education sectors saw contract values increase, the deficit was too large to make up the shortfall, with both housing and infrastructure continuing in their slump.”


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July Focus – Working Overhead LAST MONTH’S Back to Work article focussed on the lower back, and this month we are looking at working overhead, and its impact on the neck and shoulders. Most trades people will, at some point during their day, be working overhead, with the neck in prolonged extension, and arms in a sustained fixed elevation, and it is most likely this will be done while also holding or supporting a weight as well. Although this is unavoidable and is an essential part of the job, it is also a potential musculoskeletal nightmare! The neck, when looking up, supports an approximate weight of 5kgs (the weight of the average adult head), on joints that whilst having strong ligamentous support, are actually really small. If this position (called extension) is held for long periods and done repeatedly, chronic restriction of the occipital-atlantal joints (the joints directly under the head) can occur, which can lead to headaches, as well as a stiff neck, and tight surrounding muscles. Working in fixed elevated arm positioning (arms overhead) again can cause injury to the shoulders. The shoulder has a lot of muscular strapping to support it, a lot of which gets compressed and inflammed when the arms are being held up, due to the bony construction of the shoulder (the average male arm weighs 3.6 kgs) plus the weight of any tools or materials. A vast array of injuries occur in the shoulders, and can be tricky to sort out. Let’s not forget the amount of vibration most trades people’s arms absorb through drilling, for example, again all of which impacts on muskuloskeletal health. Obviously, I recognise that these activities are something that cannot be avoided in the building trade, but there are a few things that you can do to help your neck and shoulders through the day.

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Break up the activity. Take breaks when you can and stretch. If you are unsure of what stretches to do, seek professional help as incorrect stretching through the neck and shoulders can cause problems. Topical creams/gels are great at helping to reduce inflammatory build-up. There are some great ones on the market, and again a medical professional can guide you as to the best one for you. Make sure you are using the best tools you can that will help you to do the job at hand. It is worth it in the long run. Get your aches and pains treated and looked after. You only get one body and you need it daily!

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Coventry plot for sale BY AUCTION LOVEITTS Estate Agents are offering for sale BY AUCTION a parcel of land with planning permission (ref: FUL/2016/1448) for a four-bed detached property. The land – adjacent to 20 Pangfield Park, Allesley, Coventry CV5 9NL – has a guide price of £140,000-£160,000. For sale BY AUCTION on Wednesday 18th July 2018 at Village Urban Resort Hotel, Dolomite Avenue, Canley, Coventry CV4 9GZ – 6.30pm start. For more information, contact Loveitts on 024 7652 7789 or visit:

Mr Scott Jones (c/o Agent: Hayward McMullan Architects Ltd, 67 Burton Road, Melton Mowbray, Leics. LE13 1DL) – Proposed conversion of reservoir to one dwelling – at Reservoir, Six Hills Lane, Old Dalby, Leics.

Rutland County Council Mrs Barbara Hodges (c/o Agent: Nicholas Learoyd, Clarke penman Architecture, Unit 11, The Mews Building, Old Dairy Court, 17 Crouch Hill, London N4 4AP) – Extension to an existing staff accommodation building to provide 9 additional bedrooms for onsite staff – at Barnsdale Country Club Hotel, Barnsdale, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AB.

North West Leicestershire District Council James Elson (c/o Agent: Andrew Large, The Estate Office, Staunton Harold, Melbourne Road, Ashby de la Zouch, Leics. LE65 1RT) – Prior approval notification for change of use of two agricultural buildings to 5 dwellings – at Elms Farm, Stordon Lane, Osgathorpe, Coalville, Leics. LE67 8US. Unnamed Applicant (c/o Agent: Andrew Thomas, Thomas Taylor Planning Ltd, Castle House, South Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leics. LE65 1BQ) – Conversion of buildings to form 5 dwellings with access and parking – at Honey Hill Farm, Quarry Berry Lane, Chilcote, Swadlincote, Derby DE12 8DN. Mr Tom Brosster (c/o Agent: Paul Stone, Stone Planning Services Ltd, 9 Yardley Close, Swanwick, Derbyshire DE55 1EP) – Erection of 4 dwellings – at land off Measham Road, Moira, Derby.

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Tender for new £5bn railway track alliances launched NETWORK RAIL is inviting suppliers to bid for the next generation of track work contracts, the largest of its kind being undertaken for the upcoming funding period.

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Signalling the start of the tender process, which is valued at up to £5bn, a Contract Notice has been issued in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) opening the contracts up to interested suppliers. These contracts cover 10 years of railway track works starting in 2019 and introduce three new geographically-focused alliances between Network Rail, designers and construction suppliers. These alliances are North Alliance (Scotland Route); Central Alliance (London North West, London North East and East Midland routes); South Alliance; (Anglia, South East, Wessex, Western and Wales routes). They will combine the development, design and delivery of plain line track and switches and crossings, as well as associated infrastructure works for each area. This step sees plain line and switches & crosses brought together operationally and commercially as a means of delivering infrastructure works more efficiently and effectively for customers. This move is a key component of Network Rail’s Infrastructure Projects CP6 procurement strategy, which aims to promote collaborative arrangements with the supply chain

that offer better value for money for devolved route customers. Steve Featherstone, Network Rail’s director for Track said, ‘Combining our plain line expertise with that of switches and crossings will bring huge benefits to both our route customers and the wider supply chain. The proven alliance model offers a flexible and cost effective solution with a greater focus on each route’s specific requirements and needs.’ The maintenance and renewal of Britain’s 20,000 miles of track forms part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, which sees £130m invested every single week on improvements for passengers. Given the large scale and long-term

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nature of the contracts, prospective bidders will be expected to exhibit their commitment to delivering value through the relentless pursuit of excellence, highly innovative approaches, and a demonstrable track record of success in collaborative environments. Potential bidders are now invited to submit their Expressions of Interest via BravoNR in accordance with the details provided in the Contract Notice. The pre-qualification period for the tender started in June. The published Contract Notice Works - 262492-2018 - TED Tenders Electronic Daily contains full details on the tender and information of where suppliers can register their interest.

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Focus Consultants plays a key role in major videogames exhibition at the V&A Museum THE FIRST MUSEUM exhibition of its kind dedicated to a global business that attracts more than 2.2 billion players worldwide is being project managed by Focus Consultants.

The company is also the quantity surveyor on the videogames exhibition at the world-famous V&A Museum. When it opens in September, the exhibition will be the first of its kind dedicated to the videogames sector. It will be the 11th exhibition that Focus has been involved in at the V&A. Florence Andrews, senior consultant at Focus Consultants, which has its headquarters in Nottingham and offices in London, Leicester and Boston in Lincolnshire, said: “As a company, Focus has project managed a wide range of exhibitions at the V&A and other major museums in London and across the UK. “This latest exhibition, Videogames: Design/ Play/ Disrupt, will be a first – focusing on designers, players and critics who are pushing boundaries in playful and radical new ways. There is huge interest worldwide in the videogaming sector and the Focus team is delighted to be playing a part in this unique exhibition at one of the world’s leading museums.” Rare glimpses from the creative process of developing games such as The Last of Us to Kentucky Route Zero, including original


Oadby & Wigston Borough Council Mr I Waraich (c/o Agent: Malcolm Goodall, The Drawing Room (Architects) Ltd, 130 Moat Street, Wigston, Leicester LE18 2GE) – Proposed change of use from Vet’s Practice to 8 residential flats, including extensions and alterations to the existing building – at 2 Albion Street, Wigston, Leicester LE18 4SA.

Arcade Backpack (photo by Robin Baumgarten) prototypes, early character designs and notebooks, will be shown alongside cultural inspiration from a Magritte painting to a viral cat video. From blockbuster titles produced by leading studios such as Splatoon from Nintendo, to independents such as Journey by thatgamecompany, the exhibition will show the craft and skill of creating ground-breaking videogame design. It will explore videogame design since the mid-2000s, when major technological advancements, such as increased access to broadband, social media and newly available means of making, transformed the way games are designed, discussed and played. Videogames: Design/ Play/ Disrupt will run in Room 39 and the North Court from 8 September 2018 to 24 February 2019.

Interserve (c/o Agent: Mrs Catherine Mumby, GVA, 3 Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2JB) - Reserved matters submission for the demolition of existing HMYOI Glen Parva and construction of a new prison (Use Class C2a) (max floor space 62,437 SQM GEA) with a secure perimeter fence together with access, parking, energy centre, landscaping and associated engineering works considering appearance, landscaping and layout (Outline Application approved on 4 September 2017 under ref 16/00575/ OUT including access and scale) – at HM Young Offenders Institute Glen Parva Tigers Road Wigston Leicestershire LE18 4TN.

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Sleep your way to the perfect beach body Blaby District Council Mrs Ranjan Gadhia (c/o Agent: Dennis Dziko, Volta Designs, 7175 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JQ) – Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of 3 doremer bungalows, with access and amenity space – at 53 Sports Road, Glenfield, Leicester LE3 8AN. Mr Stephen Pedrick-Moyle (c/o Agent: Stephen George & Partners, 170 London Road, Leicester LE2 1ND) – Erection of two-storey office building with associated access, parking, landscaping and external works – at Block E, Oak Spinney Park, Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire. Mr David Ward (c/o Agent: Stephen George & Partners, 170 London Road, Leicester LE2 1ND) – Erection of industrial building and ancillary office accommodation with associated parking, vehicle storage, servicing and retaining walls – at Unit B, Plot 40B, Devana Avenue, Glenfield, Leicester LE3 8JS.


ITH SUMMER HOLIDAYS on the horizon, you can be forgiven for spending most of your free time loading up on healthy salads, or hitting the gym, but are you seeing the results from all your efforts? An often-overlooked area when it comes to keeping in shape is achieving healthy sleep. Here, Sealy’s sleep expert, Neil Robinson, advises on why sleep plays such an important role when it comes to looking and feeling your best.

Burning fat while sleeping? Believe it or not, a great deal of efficient fat can be burnt when sleeping, and quality rest is equally as beneficial for those trying to make muscle gains. We burn around 63 calories an hour while sleeping, but less sleep also downregulates our metabolic rate, meaning that when you sleep less, your body starts to burn calories at a slower rate to preserve energy.

Poor sleep = poor diet A lack of sleep can enhance the body’s production of the stress hormone, cortisol. This increases with sleep deficit and can lead to the alteration of the thyroid

stimulating hormone, the body’s key metabolic regulator. In addition to this, a lack of sleep can affect the hunger hormone, ghrelin, leading to over-eating. This can lead to a vicious cycle, with those struggling from a lack of sleep heading for sugary, easily accessible snacks that aren’t the best for fuelling the body.

Early risers, healthy body weight? Whilst conducting the worlds largest Sleep Census, Sealy identified a clear correlation between those who wake up early and having a healthy body weight. Interestingly, 6.58am emerged as the ‘optimum’ wake up time, while those who get up after 9am were 90% more likely to be obese than those getting up between 6am and 6.59am.

Wide awake workouts Results from Sealy’s Sleep Census also revealed that 77% of us are failing to get a good night’s sleep which in turn is proven to impact our productivity, mood and more importantly, our waistlines. When questioned, 70% of these individuals admitted that they could function better if they had improved sleep, meaning that their time spent

working out or exercising wasn’t as beneficial as it could be if they slept better. In fact, there is a clear correlation between getting a good night’s sleep, and being able to work out for longer and harder.

The right time to exercise? While the right time to exercise comes down to personal preference, working out vigorously too close to bedtime can energise the body at the wrong time. Some of us may find that this results in problems sleeping, with a need to calm themselves down before hitting the sack. Remember, many of us become so consumed with our diet and exercise regime that we neglect the huge potential benefits of a good night’s sleep, which has the power to improve our mood, energy levels and diet. Never underestimate how much a good night’s sleep can improve your body and mind.

Council granted new powers to control ‘To Let’ boards LEICESTER City Council has been granted new powers to stop landlords putting up boards advertising their properties in some parts of the city. The council successfully applied to the Government for a Regulation 7 direction which will effectively ban the use of ‘To Let’ boards in some areas around the University of Leicester and De Montfort University. It means that landlords or agents will now need to apply for planning consent in order to put up signs advertising their properties in the worst affected parts of the city. If they fail to comply, they could face court action and be fined up to £2,500. Some addresses in the Windermere, Hazel, Clarendon Park, Greenhill, West End, Ashleigh Road and West End conservation area parts of the city will be covered by the ban. Cllr Piara Singh Clair, Deputy City Mayor and lead on regulatory services, said: “We know that people who live close to the universities are concerned about the almost permanent proliferation of ‘To Let’ boards on their streets. “We have had a voluntary code of practice in place for a number of years but only a handful of landlords complied with this. Despite our best efforts, these advertising hoardings continue to create an eyesore in areas with a high concentration of rental properties. They are intrusive and often misleading, serving as little more than advertisements for the letting agents themselves. “We are pleased that the planning inspector has agreed that more powers are needed to tackle this problem in the worst affected parts of the city.” The new powers will come into effect from 2nd July 2018 and last for five years. Landlords and agents will be given formal notice to remove any boards ahead of this. Councils can apply for powers to control the display of ‘To Let’ boards under Regulation 7 of the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007. For further information, visit

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SIXTY AND SOARING – Lytag Celebrates Six Decades of Lightening the Load for Modern Construction CONSTRUCTION materials supplier and manufacturer, Aggregate Industries is delighted to celebrate a huge milestone this year as its pioneering Lytag® lightweight aggregate solution brand marks its sixtieth year.

been used in some of the most iconic builds in the UK and farther afield including; Friar Bridge in Perth (1978) the Goodwood Grandstand in Chichester (1980), the Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station in Suffolk (1992), Westminster Bridge (1995), Canary Wharf (2000), Kingston Bridge (2000), and more. Most pertinent, however is its Launched back in 1958, Lytag use in high-rise developments was originally conceived following where its unique characteristics a joint research project between have enabled major projects to John Laing Ltd and the Building proceed where ground conditions Research Establishment (BRE) might otherwise preclude the use in a bid to develop a lightweight of traditional aggregate. The result aggregate from power station fly is that London’s skyline could look ash. At a time when the concept very different today if it wasn’t for of lightweight aggregate was Lytag; having been used at Heron unheard of, Lytag, being up to Tower, the Cheese Grater, Tower 50% lighter than standard options, 42, the Gherkin, the Walkie-Talkie while offering the same structural and, London’s tallest icon of all, the density - came as a complete gameShard. changer for the industry. Being a secondary aggregate Fast forward sixty years and as well as reducing material the brand has grown at an requirements has also had a hugely unprecedented rate, becoming positive sustainable impact. In the go-to product of choice London for example, over 50k for architects, contractors and tonnes of Lytag has been utilised structural engineers seeking to on major high rise projects benefit from the improved design which, in turn, has helped to freedom and reduced dead load save approximately 28k of natural Lytag, in addition to BP-Halfafforded Page Adby5-2016_Layout 1 16/05/2016 11:08 Page 1 aggregate from being mined. substantial cost-savings in materials and improved sustainability. Steve Curley, general manager at Lytag, comments: “Lytag is a Over the years, the brand has

truly one-of-kind, game-changing product and we feel incredibly proud of the role it has played in helping to push the boundaries in modern construction practice. “Since its inception it has had an incredible impact in enabling architects, developers and structural engineers to deliver on a variety of fronts including design, innovation and sustainability. In many cases even, it has helped to make the seemingly ‘impossible’ possible by allowing projects to benefit from larger structures and greater spans, and a reduced number and size of columns – as well reducing the load for high rise structures.” More recently, in a bid to keep up with escalating growth, 2013 saw Aggregate Industries invest £15million in a new manufacturing facility dedicated solely to the production of Lytag within the grounds of Drax power station, North Yorkshire. Furthermore, the business continues to expand the Lytag portfolio to offer solutions to meet the specific needs of certain applications; such as Geofil®, a sustainable lightweight civil engineering bulk fill used in highway structures, or the morerecently launched Sportag®, a

Lytag is sixty years old this year rounded aggregate designed to aid drainage in the sports sector. Barry Mellor, Lytag commercial manager, adds: “Looking to future, as developers come under continued pressure to build bigger and better buildings than ever before, which use space wisely, boast impressive aesthetics and keep sustainability at the forefront, Lytag’s role is only going to become greater. It is certainly an incredibly exciting time, and with many new projects and development in the pipeline, we look forward to another fantastic sixty years ahead.”

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Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill 2017-19.

Lessons from Carillion: reform of the use of retentions in the construction industry at last? THE CONSTRUCTION (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill 2017-19 (the “Aldous Bill”) was introduced as a Private Members’ Bill in January by Peter Aldous MP and is expected to have its second reading his summer. The aim of the Aldous Bill is to make provision for protecting retention monies in connection with construction contracts by amending the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the “Construction Act 1996”). The construction sector has some of the highest new company insolvencies per year. The need for reform is significant, the report published by the Trade and Industry Committee in 2002 estimated that retentions account for some £3.25bn per annum. Jonathan Hyndman, Partner at Rosling King, discusses the need for reform as demonstrated by the impact of Carillion’s insolvency earlier this year.

Retentions Many building contracts and sub-contracts provide for an employer (under a main contract) or a contractor (under a subcontract) to retain a percentage of the value of the work carried out until completion or any defects are made good. Retentions are therefore in effect a form of ‘insurance policy’ used as security to ensure that works are completed and/or the remedy of defects. The Construction Act 1996 does not expressly make provisions for retentions however, the rules contained therein apply to the payment or withholding of a retention provided the contract is a ‘construction contract’.

The need for reform In October 2017, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) published a consultation to review the use of retentions, which referred to the results of Pye Tait Consultancy’s research. The BEIS consultation highlighted the following issues: • a significant proportion (44%) of contractors surveyed with experience of having retentions held from them experienced nonpayment of retention monies as a result of upstream insolvencies due to the majority (87%) of parties holding the retention in their main bank account which provides no ring-fencing protection;

• evidence indicates that a proportion of construction customers may be making payment of a retention conditional on the performance of obligations under another contract (such arrangements being prohibited following reforms to the Construction Act 1996 which prevent a contract linking the release of retention monies to performance under another contract); and • delays in releasing retentions appear commonplace and significantly increase further down the supply chain, with those further down the chain also being less likely to receive retention monies than those above it. According to the statistics of the Insolvency Service, in 2015 the construction sector had the highest number of new company insolvencies in England and Wales in comparison with other industries. The statistics coupled with the issues identified by the BEIS consultation only serve to support the argument for reforming the use of retentions in the construction industry. The BEIS consultation favoured a statutory retention deposit scheme, akin to the tenancy deposit scheme that is compulsory for all residential assured shorthold tenancies. Such a scheme would ring-fence the retention and put the monies beyond the reach of an insolvency practitioner. Such schemes already exist in other countries. For example, in New Zealand, retention money must be held on trust and in New South Wales, there is the requirement of placing retention money in a trust fund in respect of projects over AUSD 20 million.

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that provision. This is where subcontractors further down the chain are exposed.

The proposed reforms The text of the Aldous Bill was recently published. In its present form, the Aldous Bill: • Amends section 111 of the Construction Act 1996 so that any clause in a construction contract, entered into after the passing of the Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Act 2018, which enables a payer to withhold cash retentions shall be of no effect unless the monies are deposited in a retention deposit scheme and prior to the first withholding of the monies, the payer has notified the payee of the scheme administrator’s name and contact details and the scheme administrator of the payee’s name and contact details. A failure to comply with those requirements will require the payer to refund the cash retention to the payee no later than 7 working days after the date on which the cash retention was withheld. • Extends the meaning of a “construction contract” as currently provided for in the Construction Act 1996 to include “any contract created to have a similar effect to a construction contract for the purposes of withholding monies which would otherwise be due under the contract”. • Defines the meaning of “cash retention” as “monies which are withheld from monies which would otherwise be due under a construction contract, the effect of which is to provide the payer with security for the current and future performance by the payee of any or all of the latter’s obligations under the contract”.

If successful, the Aldous Bill will therefore create a mandatory retention deposit scheme. However, it is noted that the Aldous Bill lacks specificity as the same requires the Secretary of State and Welsh Ministers, by statutory instrument, to make arrangements for securing that one or more retention deposit scheme is available for the purpose of safeguarding any cash retention withheld in connection with construction contracts. Indeed, the scope of the definitions of “construction contract” and “cash retention” are wide and it remains to be seen how effective the reforms may be until the regulations put flesh on the bones of the Act.

Moving forward Whilst it is rare for a Private Members’ Bill to reach the statute book, the Bill has gained support, perhaps owing to the insolvency of Carillion earlier this year which created a domino effect throughout the construction industry. According to the Building Engineering Services Association, 120 MPs have confirmed their support for new laws which would place retention monies into protection schemes. The widespread use of retentions might exacerbate the number of construction company insolvencies further if their use is not properly reformed. It is hoped that the Aldous Bill will increase confidence in the sector by ensuring retention monies are ring-fenced and thus potentially reducing the knock-on effect of insolvencies in the future.

In the event that a contractor becomes insolvent, it is not necessarily the case that an employer can treat the retention monies as its own. Indeed, if the retention monies are held on trust, then the monies should remain in the trust account until the criteria for the release of the balance is satisfied. Many JCT contracts provide that the retention monies are to be held on trust and in a separate bank account. An example of this is JCT Standard Building Contract with Quantities, 2011 Edition. However, there are many other forms of building contracts which do not provide for retention monies to be held on trust and JCT contracts are often amended to remove

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Leicestershire Woman Chooses Construction for Career Change A LEICESTERSHIRE woman has taken her first step onto the construction career ladder with David Wilson Homes after wanting a change of roles. Georgina Mayfield, 28, recently decided she wanted to move away from her desk job and try something where she could become more active and be outdoors. She discovered everything she was looking for in her new role as Trainee Assistant Site Manager at the housebuilder’s Kibworth Meadows development in Kibworth Harcourt and is relishing in the change the industry has presented. She was previously an Account Manager in the automotive industry but wanted to get into construction to try something new. Georgina, who is from Asfordby, said: “I decided to choose a career that was a little out of my comfort zone and something that would challenge me. “I didn’t like the idea of going back in to a desk job, I am a girly girl but have always loved getting stuck in. I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty and I love the fact that no two days are the same out on site. “I am proud to be a minority being a female in site construction, but in the same breath I feel sad that there aren’t more of us. If, like me, you are looking for a complete change, or working on a site never even crossed your mind as it’s a “mans” world, I would happily recommend any female to get in to construction, there are so many avenues there is something for everyone.” Georgina is benefitting from the endless support she’s received so far from David Wilson Homes and has already been given a lot of

Leicester Partnership NHS Trust (c/o Agent: David Morley Architects, 18 Hatton Place, London EC1N 8RU) – New Child & Adolescent Mental Healthcare Service Facility, ancillary access road, car parking and associated infrastructure – at land at Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Leicester Road, Glenfield, Leicester.

Trainee Assistant Site Manager Georgina Mayfield training in her new role to help her to progress. On an average day site management involves everything from inductions and paperwork, to health and safety and stock ordering. They manage all contractors and make sure all their paperwork is appropriate and up to date, manage the build progress from start to finish, and work with customer care. She hopes to eventually become a Site Manager and look after her own development, but is currently enjoying working her way up the career ladder and meeting new people from different trades. Georgina added: “I am enjoying learning something new and this is a position where you are always learning - as the industry advances so do we. I am thoroughly appreciating working for a company who cares, this is a massive plus for me, I know I can go to anyone in the company and be heard no matter what or who it may be.”

John Reddington, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “We would like to welcome Georgina to the team and wish her the best of luck in developing her career in construction with us. “We want to quash the age old stereotype that the construction industry is a male dominated field as we have many women who work out on site as well as in office based roles, with Georgina being a great example. “With a range of departments within the company, we want to remind women that there are a variety of different roles that can be offered within the business that have great benefits and excellent opportunities for career progression. “The construction industry is continuing to grow and this is an exciting time for people with an interest in housebuilding to join a market leading company.” Further information about career opportunities currently available can be found at www.barrattcareers.

Uppingham Town Cricket Club announces sponsorship deal with Bloor Homes UPPINGHAM Town Cricket Club has secured a major sponsorship deal with housebuilder Bloor Homes to support its thriving junior section. The deal, which is worth £10,000 over the next three years, will enable the club to deliver professional coaching for its ever-expanding pool of junior players. Bloor Homes is currently building a new development of 103 three and four-bedroom homes, called The Elms, on land south of Leicester Road, close to the club’s Castle Hill Ground. As well as potentially providing an influx of new junior members, the development will also deliver a new Gigaclear Ultrafast Fibre Broadband connection to the Bloor Homes Land Director Melvyn Jones (left) and club, which will benefit players, officials and spectators. Sales Advisor Simon Humber (right) with Uppingham Town The funding from Bloor Homes will be used to employ Cricket Club’s Head of Junior Cricket Alex Ashwin (centre) professional coaches from Tom Flowers Cricket Coaching and players from the club’s junior section. and to extend and update the club’s range of junior kit.

Wexford Retail Ltd Partnership & Fosse Park West (c/o Agent: Craig Blatchford, Montagu Evans LLP, 5 Bolton Street, London W1J 8BA) – Redevelopment of existing food court including demolition of existing building and erection of new building comprising A1 and A3 use with new management suite, pedestrian link, car parking, servicing areas, landscaping and associated works – at The Food Court, Fosse Park Avenue, Enderby, Leicestershire LE19 1HY. Mr James Abraham (c/o Agent: Staniforth Architects, The Warehouse, 1A Stamford Street, Leicester LE1 6NL) – Erection of 5 dwellings and associated detached garages with new vehicular access from Desford Road – at The Copse, Desford Road, Thurlaston Village, Leicestershire LE9 7TE. Taylor Wimpey East Midlands (c/o Agent: Miss Linzi Melrose, CC Town Planning, Newton House, Northampton Science Park, Kings Park Road, Northampton NN3 6LG) – Proposed residential development of 69 dwellings with details of appearance, landscaping, layout, scale, open space and associated development (Reserved matters) – at land off Barry Close, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester. Mr R Goutam (c/o Agent: Robert O’Callaghan Architects, Ivy House, Church Street, Rugby, Warks. CV23 0EW) – Erection of 2 industrial units with access off Park Road – at land rear of 31 Croft Road, Cosby, Leicester LE9 1SF.

Charnwood Borough Council Unnamed Applicant (c/o Agent: GVA) – Site for the erection of a science and enterprise park – at Loughborough University Science & Enterprise Park, Land off Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leics.

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Boozy Brits shell out 6.5k a year on nights out... Kier Construction Central (c/o Agent: Maber Associates) – Erection of a new school building, demolition of the existing blocks, relocation of games courts and new hard surface games court – at Bishop Ellis Roman Catholic Primary School, Barkby Thorpe Lane, Thurmaston, Leicester LE4 8GP. Mr Mark Horsnall (c/o Agent: HSSP Architects Ltd) Redevelopment and conversion of existing Mill Building to residentialled mixed use development including new 5-8 storey buildings to create a total of 210 no 1 and 2 bedroom flats and new commercial space including approximately 369sqm of retail (Use Class A1), restaurant/ cafe (Use Class A3), residents gym (Use Class D2), and offices. The proposed works include associated works including demolition of parts of the existing building, new public realm, landscaping and car parking including the reconfiguration of existing car parking for the use by Preci Spark – at 1 Morley Street Loughborough Leicestershire LE11 1EP

FROM ROUNDS of shots to late night kebabs and losing cash, new research has revealed the TRUE cost of nights out each year for boozy Brits – and it’s more than you might think. A nationwide survey has revealed the nation’s 18-35 year olds now go out on average TWICE a week with friends, budgeting £50 per evening out (£5,200 a year on average) But a hapless 78 percent routinely go over their budget after the alcohol starts flowing, splashing a FURTHER £1,389 a year on things they did NOT plan to spend money on. According to the poll, young Brits fork out an additional £340 a year on fast food they regret the next day, as much as £174 on impromptu rounds of shots they wish they’d never bought - and £280 on taxis when they intended to catch the last bus or train. In an average year, young Brits will also “lend” £145 to pals which they will never see again, fork out £88 paying for friends to get into clubs - and waste £170 treating friends to meals or food because they were feeling generous. However, the majority are filled with regret the next day when the hangover kicks in – with 77 percent saying they always wake up with a feeling of dread about how much money they have spent. And as a result, almost half (49 percent) of those in relationships say they regularly lie to their partner over how much money they have wasted.

Actual Yearly Spend On Nights Out For Boozy Britons

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• Brits official budget for nights out £100 per week (£5,200 a year) PLUS… • Boozy takeaways you regret the next day (eg kebabs / pizza) - £340 • Splashing out on taxis rather than getting public transport - £280 • Rounds of shots you regret the next morning - £174 • Losing cash you don’t even remember getting out of the cash point - £192 • Lending cash to friends which you never get back - £145 • Footing the bill for meals / food with pals as you were feeling generous - £170 • Paying for everyone to get into a club - £88 TOTAL = £6,589 A YEAR


MOORE & YORK Estate Agents are offering for sale a building plot with planning permission (ref: P/17/1873/2) for a single INNES ENGLAND Attractive Office Premises detached 1½-storey are offering for sale Suitable for Residential bungalow dwelling of a substantial three26 Garendon Road, Shepshed Conversion STP approximately 1,100 sq.feet storey Edwardian Total gross internal floor area gle building plot with planning permission for a single detached 1.5 story bungalow gross internal floor area.Plot size approx ing of approximately 1100 square feet gross internal. 25m x occupying property 5,603 sq ftdepth (520.57 sq m). width (243The Sqm)plot Permission granted 19th December 2017. Planning permission is situated at the rear of an imposing and ber: P/17/1873/2 via Charnwood Borough Council Planning Explorer. All on site viewingsto the University Close proximity 26 Garendon Road,byShepshed, y by appointment and to be accompanied ourselves. The ownersofofelevated number 26 are position at Leicester. nvolved in the land sale, please respect their privacy. Leics. 1 Salisbury Road, Purchase price £700,000. The price guide is £89,950. LeicesterLE1 7QR. Price guide £89,950

Office premises suitable for residential conversion FOR SALE

All on site viewings are strictly by appointment, and to be accompanied by the selling agents. The owners of number 26 are not involved in the land sale, so please respect their privacy. For more information, contact Moore & York on 01509 214546 or email: Loughborough@

The 5,603 sq.ft. premises have an authorised For enquiries and viewings please contact: usePeterfor office purposes. Doleman 0116 255 5455 Parties interested in any 1 Salisbury Road, Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 7QR alternative uses, including residential, are advised to speak with Leicester City Council Planning 0116 255 5455 Department on 0116 454 1000. The freehold purchase price is £700,000. For more information, contact Peter Doleman at Innes England on 0116 255 5455 or email:


Location The property occupies an imposing and elevated position on Salisbury Road, equidistant between New Walk and Regent Road approximately 1.5 miles south of Leicester City Centre. The property lies adjacent to a driveway off Salisbury Road that allows access to the rear of the building and the on‐site garage and garden. The City Centre is a short walk away via New Walk and the Midland Mainline Railway Station is again located nearby on


SME builders now better represented on CITB Board, says FMB THE APPOINTMENT of two construction SME representatives to the CITB Board is an important step forward, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the CITB’s announcement n June regarding the new appointments to the CITB Board, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “I am delighted that FMB member Kevin McLoughlin MBE has been announced as one of two SME representatives on the CITB Board. Kevin has a wealth of knowledge of the industry which will prove crucial in helping to deliver CITB’s Vision 2020. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the building sector and runs a hugely successful decorating firm in London.” Berry concluded: “Prior to this announcement, there was only one SME representative on the CITB Board. Given that SME firms make up 98% of the construction industry and train two-thirds of all apprentices, we have been calling for the CITB Board to be more representative of the full spectrum of firms in our industry. “The news that two SME representatives have been appointed is therefore a welcome step in the right direction for an organisation that needs to continue to prioritise reform and make sure that it is listening to all sections of the industry. The appointment of Kevin and Robert Williams mean the Board can now better reflect the needs of small construction firms and therefore better serve the industry as a whole.” I was an accountant from the age of twenty to the age of thirty before I was sacked for no apparent reason. What a waste of fourteen years. If a police dog is chasing you, try not to dive in a tunnel, then on to a see saw, then jump through a hoop of fire. They’re trained for that.

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Tenders invited for Swithland land BENTONS Estate Agents are offering for sale BY INFORMAL TENDER an exceptionally rare parcel of land extending to 0.86 acres with planning consent for 2 detached dwellings, together with a large parcel of amenity land, at Main Street, Swithland, Leicestershire. Comprising what could be the last two building plots to be sold in Swithland, this superb site offers a backdrop of mature trees, and is crossed by a brook. Offers are invited for each individual plot, the two plots together, or the whole. Price Guides: Lots 1 & 2 (Plots) – offers over £325,000 each Lot 3 (Amnity Land)– offers over £250,000 The Whole – offers over £900,000. For sale BY INFORMAL TENDER – all offers invited in writing by 12 noon on Friday 27th July 2018. For more information, contact Bentons on 01664 563892 or email:


Mates in Mind wins the 2018 Mowlem Award from B&CE’s Charitable Trust MATES IN MIND has won the prestigious Mowlem Award from B&CE’s Charitable Trust in recognition of its contribution to improving mental health and wellbeing in the and safety initiatives. construction industry, through its training, Joscelyne Shaw, Executive Director for Mates awareness raising and educational efforts. The Award, now in its fourth year, is granted to organisations that make a real difference to training and promotion of health and safety in the construction industry. Mental health in construction is a significant issue, with over a third of construction workers having experienced a condition in the past year, and almost a quarter of workers considering leaving the industry due to mental health-related issues (source: Randstad). Mates in Mind is a charity set up for and by the construction industry, with the support of the British Safety Council, to help organisations improve mental health and wellbeing of their workforce. Since rolling out its programme in September 2017 after a pilot phase, more than 120 construction companies have become Supporters of the charity, each of whom are striving to improve the mental health and wellbeing of their own workforce and across the wider industry. Founded in 1942, B&CE is a non-profit membership organisation creating and providing financial products for its members, as well as developing new approaches to occupational health management in the construction industry. B&CE Charitable Trust helps individuals who suffer financial hardship and provides grants for health

in Mind, said: “We are delighted to be this year’s recipient of the B&CE Mowlem Award. It serves to recognise the work of Mates in Mind, our programme’s partners, business and charitable champions, as well as their employees, in bringing about an improved understanding of mental health and wellbeing. It sends a strong message about the role workplaces can play in supporting employees’ mental health. “Our approach focuses on building understanding, knowledge and confidence amongst all workers, throughout the business, so that they can get the help they need and identify colleagues who could benefit from further support. The funding from the Mowlem Award will help us reach apprentices who are considering entering the industry. This will help to build a legacy for the industry, given that a significant proportion of apprentices will go on to run their own businesses.” Nicola Sinclair, B&CE Charitable Trust Manager, commented: “We are very pleased to grant this year’s award to Mates in Mind, a fantastic charity with ambitious aims to raise awareness of mental ill health in the construction industry, help people access the guidance they need and end the stigma surrounding mental ill-health.”

MCKIERNAN TO HEAD UP NEW LEICS BASE FOR PULSE PHIL MCKIERNAN (right) has been appointed by leading multi-disciplinary property consultancy Pulse Associates to lead its new Leicester office that will officially open later this month. Phil has more than 25 years’ experience within the property industry, specialising in cost management with expertise in project management – and joins Pulse at an exciting time for the business. The firm, which has recently taken on premises in De Montfort Street, has ambitious plans for growth across the Midlands and further afield over the coming months. Phil will lead the new office and will be looking to leverage his expertise and experience of working with national and international clients across sectors including retail, education, banking, commercial development, automotive manufacturing and social housing. He said: “The East Midlands and in particular Leicester, has huge potential and I am very excited to be taking on this new role where I will be able to help clients to maximise the potential of this thriving city and raise its profile nationally and internationally. “I am really looking forward to being able to have that personal touch with clients that you can get at a firm like Pulse. I am passionate about delivering great results and Pulse is the perfect place for me to do that. “As well as being ambitious with a hugely talented team, there is a real sense of fun about Pulse and a real team spirit which is fantastic. The business feels progressive and vibrant and I am delighted to be a part of it and to be able to drive growth across the region from the new Leicester office.” Pulse was established in 2009 and has offices in both Nottingham and London, with the new Leicester base set to officially launch 28 June.

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Unnamed Applicant (c/o Agent: Fisher German LLP) – Demolition of dwelling and erection of 2 semi-detached dwellings – at 16 Brookside, Barkby, Leicester LE7 3QD.

Ibstock Brick announces Ben Lumsden as its Apprentice of the Year

Olawunmi Odunaiya – Erection of 40 self-contained flats and one commercial unit – at 7 The Coneries, Loughborough, Leics. LE11 1DZ. The Trustees of Ratcliffe College (c/o Agent: Franklin Ellis Architects) – Erection of sports hall – at Ratcliffe College, Fosse Way, Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leics. LE7 4SG.

Rugby Borough Council Mr A Hook (c/o Agent: Woods Hardwick Planning Ltd, 17 Goldington Road, Bedford MK40 3NH) – Demolition of existing dwelling and the erection 3 new dwellings – at Manor Cottage, Draycote Road, Draycote, Rugby, Warks. CV23 9RB. Mr W McCurdie (c/o Agent: Howkins & Harrison, 7-11 Albert Street, Rugby, Warks. CV21 2RX) – Prior notification of proposed change of use of existing agricultural buildings to 5 dwellings – at Manor Farm, Main Street, Frankton, Rugby, Warks. CV23 9PB.


Thursday 5th July 2018 - SDL AUCTIONS - at Aston Villa FC, Birmingham B6 6HE - 11am start - tel: 0121 233 5046 - www. Thursday 12th July 2018 COTTONS - at Aston Villa FC, Villa Park, Birmingham, B6 6HE - 11am start - tel: 0121 247 2233 or email:

Loughborough University (c/o Agent: Church Lukas) – Erection of student accommodation to provide 617 bed spaces, Elite Athlete Centre, a central ‘Hub’ building, warden’s house, landscaping provision, provision of access and services infrastructure and the demolition of 10 existing buildings within the site – at Loughborough University, Ashby Road, Loughborough, Leics. LE11 3TU. Mr Mark Horsnall (c/o Agent: A+G Architects Limited) – Construction of 8 flats complete with communal facilities – at 133 The Ridings, Rothley, Leics. LE7 7SL.


Wednesday 18th July 2018 LOVEITTS - at Village Urban Resort Hotel, Dolomite Avenue, Canley, West Midlands CV4 9GZ 6.30pm start - tel: 024 7652 7789 - BEN LUMSDEN has been announced as Ibstock Brick’s Apprentice of the Year.

Ben Lumsden (right) accepts his Apprentice of the Year Award

Ben, who works at the company’s Throckley factory in Tyne and Wear, impressed the interview panel with his confidence, planning skills, academic achievement and the practical application of his skills. The award, which is now in its fourth year, is an opportunity to celebrate exceptional performance. Apprentices at Ibstock Brick gain knowledge of the business through a mixture of classroom and practical learning, with graduates achieving externally recognised academic and vocational qualifications. The Apprentice of the Year is awarded £500, and Ben has donated this to the Royal Victoria Infirmary Bowel Cancel ward where his Grandad was treated following diagnosis of the disease. He commented: “I have always had an interest in engineering from a young age after spending time with my Grandad. I studied engineering at Gateshead College for a year until I heard about the Ibstock Apprenticeship through my mum who works for Ibstock Brick. The scheme has been very beneficial in helping me develop

my skills as I have gained a lot of hands on experience. I was very proud to be chosen as Ibstock’s Apprentice of the Year. It was always something I wanted to achieve and worked hard for, but I was surprised to win as the competition was fierce. In the future I hope to continue my career with Ibstock Brick, making it as far up the career ladder as I can.” Andrew Craddock, Production Director at Ibstock Brick, commented: “Our apprenticeship scheme was developed to create a pool of engineering and technical specialists who, in the future, will help drive forward innovation and manufacturing excellence. The scheme has gone from strength to strength, and I would like to congratulate Ben, and all of our apprentices, for their hard work and dedication to learning. It is only by nurturing our future talent that we will have people with the technical expertise and skills to manufacture our products for years to come.”

Garage with consent for residential conversion

LAND TO REAR OF 91 MAIN ST 

JAMES SELLICKS Estate Agents are offering for sale a quadruple garage on a plot of 0.12 acres, with planning consent (ref: 2018/0049/FUL) for conversion and extension into a spacious three double bedroomed property. The garage is situated at the rear of 91 Main Street, Whissendine, Rutland LE15 7ES. The guide price is £200,000. For more information, contact James Sellicks on 01572 724437 or email:

Thursday 26th July 2018 - SDL AUCTIONS - Derby County Football Club, Pride Park Stadium, Derby, DE24 8XL - 11.30am start Thursday 26th July 2018 SAVILLS - at Nottingham Racecourse, Colwick Park, Colwick Road, Nottingham NG2 4BE 2.30pm start - tel: 0115 934 8080 -

August Thursday 16th August 2018 SDL AUCTIONS - Leicester City Football Club, King Power Stadium, Filbert Way, Leicester LE2 7FL 11.30am start - www.sdlauctions.

September Tuesday 4th September 2018 SDL AUCTIONS - Nottingham Racecourse, Colwick Park, Nottingham NG2 4BE - 11.30am start - Thursday 6th September 2018 SDL AUCTIONS - at Aston Villa FC, Birmingham B6 6HE - 11am start - tel: 0121 233 5046 - www. Thursday 13th September 2018 SDL AUCTIONS - Derby County Football Club, Pride Park Stadium, Derby, DE24 8XL - 11.30am start Tuesday 18th September 2018 COTTONS - at Aston Villa FC, Villa Park, Birmingham, B6 6HE - 11am start - tel: 0121 247 2233 or email:

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Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Guide price £350,000 - £400,000

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An opportunity to purchase a smallholding with planning permission for a new residential dwelling and 20.66 acres of pasture land.

Bungalow and agricultural buildings set in approximately 6.6 acres.

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Planning Permission for a 4 bedroom house, garages and studio 3 existing farm buildings 20.66 acres of pasture land with 3 existing farm buildings PP reference 033431 and 033774 Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council For more information please contact Tori Whinder on 01827 721380

Grandborough, Warwickshire

3 bedroom bungalow Rural views over the surrounding countryside 4 dilapidated agricultural buildings Potential for other uses subject to Planning Permission For more information please contact Anna Meynell on 01530 877977

Bourton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire

Guide price £575,000

Guide price £375,000

A development site with permission for four properties on the edge of a popular village.

A barn with permission for a residential property at Hill Farm on a site extending to 1.126 acres with far reaching views over Draycote Water.

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Development site extending to 0.78 acres GEA: 6,580 sq ft (615 sq m) Edge of village location with open views Four detached dwellings 2 four beds, 1 three bed and 1 two bed For more information please contact Tim Howard on 01788 564680

Residential conversion The barn sits within 1.126 acres Gross internal area of 3,944 sq ft Permission to convert into a 5 bedroom property For more information please contact Emily Powell or Jennifer Whitton on 01788 564680

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Mr Kevin Giles (c/o Agent: Keenan Project Designs Ltd, Brockhall, The Green, Broadwell, Warks. CV23 8HD) – Outline application for erection of 2 detached bungalows – at land rear of 136 and 138 Hillmorton Road, Rugby, Warks. Mr P Barrow (c/o Agent: Robert O’Callaghan Architects, Ivy House, Church Street, Churchover, Rugby, Warks. CV23 0EW) – Change of use of first and second floor to office use or for the provision of 3 residential apartments, including extension to roof, elevational changes and 2m wall to rear – at 1 Regent Place, Rugby, Warks. CV21 2PJ.

Mr Mike Khan (c/o Agent: Town Planning Experts, 58 Northern Road, Cosham PO6 3DT) – Conversion and extension of existing outbuilding to form 3 flats – at 110-112 Murray Road, Rugby, Warks. CV21 3JP. Mrs Marie-Claire Clinton (c/o Agent: Aria Design, 90 Chertsey Rise, Stevenage, Herts. SG2 9JL) – Conversion of existing offices into residential with provision of four parking spaces and a cycle shed – at 16B Spring Street, Rugby, Warks. CV21 3HH.

Work placements ‘not popular’

Simon & Gerry Doherty (c/o Unnamed Agent, 16 Brownsbridge Road, Southam, Warks. CV47 1PA) – Demolition of existing utility rooms, barn and building along with the erection of 2 utility and disability blocks – at Sunrise Park, Oxford Road, Ryton on Dunsmore, Warks. CV8 3JY.

Mr M Wilkes (c/o Agent: Hugh Moreton, 37 Grassington Drive, Nuneaton, Warks. CV11 6WP) – Residential development – at land rear of 190 Higham Lane, Nuneaton, Warks. CV11 6AS. Miss Dennis (c/o Agent: Miss Kate Lowe, Suite 4b, 113 Portland Street, Manchester M1 6DW) – Erection of single-storey retail unit – at Asda Superstore, Newtown Road, Nuneaton, Warks. CV11 4FL.

THE GOVERNMENT must be realistic about the capabilities and workreadiness of students who have completed construction T Levels, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the Government’s response to the T Level consultation, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “The idea that a student who has completed a T Level in bricklaying is able to call themselves a qualified bricklayer is not credible. The Government must be realistic about how much can be achieved in two years of largely college-based learning. Although T Levels include a threemonth work placement, when the rest of the individual’s knowledge and skills are acquired in the classroom, in construction they will need more time onsite, post-T Level, before they can and should describe themselves as being qualified in that trade. Small and medium-sized construction firms, which do the bulk of training in our industry, would rather view T Levels as a rich pool of talent through which to find apprentices.”

Unnamed Applicant (c/o Agent: HB Architects, The Old Telephone Exchange, Albert Street, Rugby, Warks. CV21 2SA) – Erection of 2 dwellings – at land opposite 1-3 Avon Street, Clifton upon Dunsmore, Warks.

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Government must be realistic about skills of construction T Level students, says FMB

Berry continued: “More positively, the Government has listened to the concerns of the construction industry and stated its intention to make work placements as flexible as possible. In construction, work placements are not popular or common so persuading sufficient numbers of employers to offer these opportunities will be challenging. The Government being open to the three-month placement being achieved through more than one employer is therefore vital. However, to ensure work placements are as attractive as possible, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) should consider offering financial incentives to employers through CITB Grant. We know, for example, that a typical construction SME is likely to shell out an additional £500 for their Employers’ Liability insurance because of having a young person onsite for three months. This is on top of the resource needed to closely supervise that young person. If employers can be financially incentivised somehow, it would be helpful.” Berry concluded: “If implemented properly, T Levels have the potential to provide parity of esteem between vocational and academic education. Although there are challenges regarding the implementation of T Levels, we are committed to working with the Government constructively to overcome those challenges. If the UK is to increase its productivity, we need more young people, and their parents and teachers, to recognise the value of a career in construction. With Brexit just around the corner, this has never been so important.”

Monika’s Best Female Contractor in Europe award is “victory for women” EUROPE’S Best female contractor has described her prestigious prize as a “victory for all women” - and her elation at the “tangible recognition” for her company Golden Houses Developments. Monika Slowikowska (pictured, right) picked up the Best Woman Contractor in The European Women In Construction & Engineering Awards, which took place on the evening of Thursday 24 May at the Royal Lancaster, London, and says the award demonstrates the positive difference women can make to the industry. Monika’s award marks the latest in a long list of accolades for Golden Houses, which has recently opened a joinery workshop in Harlow, London. Just 11% of the UK’s construction workforce is female - only 2% of whom work in manual as opposed to office roles. But as a leader in her field, Monika says women have much to offer the industry and is dedicated to mentoring others. “My achievements have been acknowledged with the Best Woman Contractor prize at the European Women In Construction & Engineering Awards, and this is a humbling but very proud moment for me,” said Monika who is the founder and managing director of Golden Houses. “I believe that better people make better businesses, and I combined this approach with my construction experience to start a successful company. “I hope that this award means I can continue creating fantastic developments while mentoring other women in the field and helping them believe in their capabilities.” She adds women “bring a lot” to the construction industry, describing her own perfectionism and problem-solving skills and the fostering and promotion of teamwork. She said: “Balancing ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ skills, I develop and enhance the talent around me, while meticulously monitoring the progress of projects and fostering innovation by using neuroscience, emotional dexterity and Artificial Intelligence to improve processes and efficiency.” The Polish entrepreneur, who spoke no English when she first arrived in the UK with her “big dream” for Golden Houses, believes these attributes have contributed to the huge success of the company. “Golden Houses Developments presents a new attitude in construction, where conflict is resolved smoothly and the team’s energy is channelled into delivering superb work on time and on budget,” she said. “I believe in inspiring my team to uphold the highest standards in everything that they do.” It is hoped these awards will inspire other women to work and succeed in construction and engineering and encourage related companies to employ and train more women.

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Barn conversion opportunity in Wilbarston


Local Homebuilders Take On Two New Apprentices At New Lubbesthorpe


KING WEST Estate Agents are offering for sale a barn conversion and extension opportunity at 1A School Lane, Wilbarston, Near Market Harborough, Leics. LE16 8QN.

The two-storey stone barn is located on the south side of School Lane, off a private drive, and occupies a plot of 0.28 acres. Planning permission (ref: KET/2018/0029) has been granted for conversion of the barn to create one dwelling with two-storey side and rear extension and a detached garage. The Guide Price is £250,000. Viewing is strictly by appointment with the selling agents. For further details, contact King West on 01858 435970 or email:

TWO APPRENTICES have joined David Wilson Homes East Midlands and Barratt Homes North Midlands at New Lubbesthorpe, as they begin to develop their skills and knowledge of construction. Dylan Parrish (16) and Josh McCabe (16) have joined the developer’s teams and hope to now establish successful careers in the building trade at the Beggars Lane development. Both students are studying construction courses at Brockington College in Leicester and will be based at the New Lubbesthorpe development. Here, they will be able to shadow workers doing their chosen trade, start to take on more responsibility and work, and will eventually qualify in that area. Dylan, who will be working for Barratt Homes, said: “I am really looking forward to starting my apprenticeship with Barratt Homes and to becoming a fully skilled bricklayer in a few years’ time. I completed a week’s work experience at the New Lubbesthorpe site and really enjoyed the experience.” Josh, who will be learning from David Wilson Homes site staff, said: “I feel very privileged to have been given this opportunity and I am looking forward to starting soon and having a successful career as a bricklayer with David Wilson Homes.” Chris Southall, Principal of Brockington College, said: “We are really pleased for Dylan and Josh that they have earned apprenticeships with two giants of the construction industry. They are both capable of ‘A’ level study following their GCSE examinations, but have chosen a practical way forwards for their careers and I have no doubt whatsoever that

Barratt apprentice Dylan Parrish and David Wilson apprentice Josh McCabe

they will be successful. “We are thankful to both companies for offering these opportunities and to the support of Blaby District Council for driving forwards the apprenticeship agenda across the district. We have already invited Dylan and Josh to return to Brockington next year to talk to pupils about apprenticeships in construction. We hope that many others will follow their lead in the years to come.” Sheila Scott, Portfolio holder for Planning, Housing Strategy, Economic & Community Development at Blaby District Council said “The apprenticeship places are a direct outcome of the Section 106 Planning agreement for the Employment, Skills and Training Strategy for New Lubbesthorpe. The contractors have also hosted work experience places for adults and a lot of people from Blaby District have been employed at the site. Both of the successful apprenticeship candidates have also benefited from work experience placements with the housebuilders at New

Lubbesthorpe this year too.” All of the developer’s programmes are well structured and tailored to individual needs. Apprentices will receive encouragement, support and guidance to help them develop, giving the skills and qualifications for a successful career. John Reddington, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “We are delighted to welcome an apprentice to the team at New Lubbesthorpe and wish Josh the best of luck in his careers with us.” Chris Southgate, Managing Director at Barratt Homes North Midlands, said: “We pride ourselves on not only providing a first-class service for our customers, but also ensuring we look after our staff and provide opportunities to progress within the company and achieve their ambitions.” To find out more about Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ career opportunities, please visit www. or www.

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Henry Brothers wins contract to build new £23m Nottingham Trent University engineering facility

Site for student accommodation block

Rushcliffe Borough Council Mr E J & Mrs B M Parkes (c/o Agent: Chris Green, Andrew Granger & Co, Phoenix House, 52 High Street, Market Harborough, Leics. LE16 7AF) – Residential development of 4 dwellings with associated vehicular access and garages – at land north of The White House, Main Street, Hickling, Nottinghamshire. NCHA & Partner Construction (c/o Agent: Andy Ward, RG+P Ltd, Waterloo House, 71 Princess Road West, Leicester LE1 6TR) – Residential development of 60 dwellings, public open space, sustainable drainage pond, landscaping and access off Main Road – at land east of Main Road, Cotgrave, Notts. The Harwood Family (c/o Agent: George Machin, GraceMachin Planning & Property, 5 Malin Hill, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1JK) – Full planning application for 5 two-bed bungalows with associated parking landscaping and access – at land north east of Musters Road, Langar, Notts. Ms L Goodacre (c/o Agent: Ashley Roberts, The University of Nottingham Estates Office, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD) – Extension to existing university research building – at Hounsfield Building, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, College Road, Sutton Bonington, Notts. Mr Harry Warren (c/o Agent: Dino Labbate, Swish Architecture Ltd, 37 Gordon Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5LQ) – Proposed bridge link to create 2 additional flats – at 84 Musters Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. Runwood Homes Ltd (c/o Agent: Barry Mullen, Connect Space, Unit 10, 30 Bog Road, Kirkistown BT22 1EQ) – Two-storey extension to provide 10 additional bedrooms – at Leawood Manor, Hilton Crescent, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6HY.

A man walks into a library and asks for a book on time travel. The librarian looks at him and asks, “Didn’t you just bring it back?” It’s times like these, when I’m sitting in bed with my computer on my knee, that I really wish I’d bought a laptop.

LOVEITTS Estate Agents are offering for sale BY AUCTION a site with planning permission for a 24 ensuite bedroom student accommodation building.

The 0.14 site – at Carter Road, Stoke, Coventry CV3 1BX – is currently occupied by a detached property. Planning permission (ref: FUL/2016/2402) was granted on 1st December 2016 for demolition of CONTRACTOR Henry Brothers has been appointed to build houses and construction of student a new £23m engineering facility for Nottingham Trent GENERAL INFORMATION accommodation comprising 24 University. Shepshed bedrooms is a small town situated just 2.5 miles to the and parking. The two-storey development, in the heart of the Clifton Campus, will west of the university town of Loughborough, close to For sale BY AUCTION on feature a range of engineering, teaching and research spaces, together J23 withof the M1 and within the borough of Charnwood Wednesday 18th 2018 at edge of the a large design suite, IT suite, offices and amenity facilities – and has been local authority. Sitting on July the northern Village Urban Resort Hotel, is well served charnwood forest, Shepshed designed to be in the top 10% of sustainable buildings in the UK, when renowned it Dolomite Avenue, by amenities and schools alikeCanley, and is ideally placed for comes to energy efficiency. Coventry CV4 9GZ – 6.30pm start. local commuting. The contract is the latest appointment for Henry Brothers at an East guide price is £250,000Midlands university and follows the completion last year of the £12.5m The town isThe thought to be an Anglo-Saxon settlement £300,000. STEMLab project at Loughborough University, which recently won the and was formerly heavily involved in the wool trade more information, contact Regis and hence the For former names of Scepeshefde Design Through Innovation Award at the regional RICS Awards. Loveitts on 024 7652 7789 or visit: latterly Sheepshed. It is the company’s first major Nottingham contract and cements Henry Brothers’ position as a key player in the city’s construction sector. INFORMATION

Ian Taylor, Managing Director of Henry Brothers Midlands, said: “As a company, Henry Brothers has significant experience of partnering with The site is a relatively flat area which sits within the existing side garden of number four St Botolphs Road universities to create inspiring buildings. Following the award-winning currently fully enclosed by fencing, hence our request STEMLab project at Loughborough University, our team is currently onthat site all viewings are arranged via ourselves to respect with the same client delivering the £30m refurbishment of a 1960s building the privacy of the occupants. which houses science labs and teaching spaces. “We are delighted to now be working with another major university in the East Midlands, Nottingham Trent University. The prestigious new engineering building at NTU will enhance the already excellent facilities at the Clifton Campus, and we are very pleased to be part of the team delivering it.” Work on the engineering facility, which will also include the creation of a new ‘Institute of Industrial Digitalisation, Robotics and Automation’ is due to get under way this month, with completion expected in time for the start of the 2019/2020 academic year. A strong Nottingham-based team has been appointed for the design and build contract and, along with Henry Brothers, includes project manager MOORE & YORK Estate Edge, quantity surveyor Gleeds, architect Maber and civil and structural Agents are offering for sale engineer Curtins. a single building plot with Henry Brothers is recognised as a leading construction company with LOCAL AUTHORITY planning permission* (ref: a turnover in excess of £80m per annum and more than 200 direct P/15/0473/2) for a two-bed Charnwood Borough Council employees. The business works across the UK, with offices in England, Southfields, Loughborough detached dwelling within Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Midlands office was set up in January Leicestershire, the LE11 side2TT garden of 4 St 2015 and from its Nottingham base, the team delivers projects from £2m to 263151 01509 Botolphs Road, Shepshed, £30m in value and has a turnover approaching £40m. Leicestershire. Nottingham Trent University is one of the most environmentally-friendly Due to an error* in the original universities. drawings, the planning application “We want to create inspirational, state-of-the-art facilities that inspire staff will need to be re-submitted and students and demonstrate our commitment to being a major player in because an existing extension to the STEM education of engineers,” said Professor Mary O’Neill, the Dean the side of the existing dwelling of Nottingham Trent University’s School of Science and Technology. was not shown on the drawings. She said: “This development will facilitate a culture of innovation and The Price Guide is £45,000. excellence to support project-based, industry-focused learning and highlyFor more information, contact rated research. Moore & York on 01509 214546 “It will enable us to be at the heart of developments in the emerging or email: Loughborough@ ‘Industry 4.0’ agenda in terms of education and skills training, as well as knowledge transfer and knowledge development and research.”

Shepshed plot: £45k guide

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LOROS Hospice are on the look-out for a new sponsor


Prime redevelopment site in Leicester FOR SALE

LOROS Hospice are on the look-out for a new sponsor following this year’s hugely successful Golf Day. Hosted by ex-professional golfer, Danny Spillane, the event which is in its 12th year, has generated over £75,000 for the Hospice since its launch. It was a concluding round of golf for LCM Wealth Management, who have been the headline sponsor of the event for the last seven years. LOROS Fundraising Manager Laura Betts said: “I want to say a Winners Charnwood Welding Supplies receive the top prize from the 2018 huge thanks to LOROS Golf Day sponsored by LCM Wealth Management all that supported and participated. We’re sad to see LCM go, we really appreciate all of the support they’ve given over the years. “That said, it’s now a great opportunity for someone else to support our ever popular Golf Day, as well as a local charity. Our 2019 is sure to sell out, so make sure to keep an eye out for the date when it’s announced. “Every pound raised really does make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families.” added Laura. This years’ event took place on 11th May on a beautiful sunny afternoon, perfect for 18 holes of Golf at the Rothley Golf Club which raised a record-breaking £17,000 for the Charity. As well as the headline sponsorship, businesses are also welcome to sponsor smaller hospitality packages and individual golf holes which are very aptly named, such as this year’s Watering Hole, sponsored by Swithland Spring Water or the Charn-WOOD Brewery hole. Danny Spillane of Rothley Park Golf For more information please contact Club presents the ladies prize for The Longest Drive

20 Deacon Street, Leicester, Leicestershire LE2 7EF

INNES ENGLAND are offering for sale a prime Prime redevelopment redevelopment site site located between Leicester Prime redevelopment site located between the Royal Infirmary and Royal Infirmary and the De Montfort University the De Montfort University Campus Campus. Granted planning consent for a 24 apartment scheme in June 2014

The property – an old former industrial premises at Freehold purchase price £750,000 20 Deacon Street, Leicester LE2 7EF – has been granted Site area 0.1 acres planning consent (ref: 20132288) for a 24 apartment scheme. The asking price forcontact: the freehold is £750,000. For enquiries and viewings please Doleman For morePeter information, or to arrange a viewing, contact 0116 255 5455 Peter Doleman at Innes England on 0116 255 5455 or email: 0116 255 5455

Taylor Wimpey FOR SALE announces the launch of its new children’s book Location

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The site is located on Deacon Street between Grange Lane and Gateway Street approximately one mile south west of the city centre, and specifically, close to the De Montfort University Campus. The area is characterised by former industrial type buildings that have now been redeveloped to provide new or refurbished residential accommodation. The Leicester Royal Infirmary is nearby. Access to the city centre is via Oxford Street and Newarke Street.

Rateable value 2017/2018 £11,000


The freehold interest in the site is available at a purchase price of £750,000



The site which is outlined in red on the plan extends to approximately 0.1 acres and presently houses an old former industrial premises in poor condition. The site is ripe for redevelopment, in accordance with the planning consent obtained from Leicester City Council or similar scheme, subject to planning consent.

VAT may be applicable to the sale with confirmation available on request.

Legal Costs

TAYLOR WIMPEY is excited to announce the Viewings Accommodation launch of its first children’s book, which aims Laundering Policy to educate children aboutOur Anti‐Money the house building process. Each party is to bear their own legal costs incurred.

Through the sole agents via Peter Doleman on 0116 2555455






The site extends to approximately 0.1 acres

In Accordance with Anti‐Money Laundering Regulations, two forms of ID and confirmation of the source of funding will be required from the successful purchaser.


Date Produced: 08‐Feb‐2018 ‘How wearebuild your home Interested parties advised to speak to the utility companies inwith Millie Mortar and Handy order to assess the availability of services. Andy’ is an informative book, suitable for children of primary Planning Planning consent was obtained June 2014 for the demolition of school age, withon 6thimportant messages about how to stay safe the existing buildings and the reconstruction of a new 24 apartment residential scheme providing 18, 2 bedroom and 6, 1 bedroom around construction sites and housing developments. apartments. Planning consent was granted, subject to a conditional approval, application number 20132288. Through a series of illustrations and activities, ‘How we Interested parties are advised to speak to Leicester City Council Planning Departmenthome on 0116 454 1000 for further Millie information. Mortar and Handy Andy’ follows build your with the Taylor Wimpey characters through all the stages of the house building process. Written specifically with young people in mind, the book will be shared with school children throughout the UK as part of the housebuilder’s commitment to educating young people about the work they do. Taylor Wimpey also hopes that the book will inspire the next generation of builders. Clare Brimble, UK Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey says: “We are really excited to release our first children’s book and everyone at Taylor Wimpey is incredibly proud of the finished product. As well as teaching youngsters about the house building process, ‘How we build your home with Millie Mortar and Handy Andy’ runs through a number of important health and safety messages in a fun and understandable way that we hope children will respond well to. Our work extends far beyond just building houses and we are committed to engaging with local communities to help them to understand the work we do in their area.” To find out more about Taylor Wimpey visit www. Innes England for themselves and for vendors or lessors of the property whose agents they are, give notice that: (i) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intended purchasers or lessees and do not constitute part of, an offer or contract; (ii) all descriptions, dimensions, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them; (iii) no person in the employment of Innes England has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property; (iv) all rentals and prices are quoted exclusive of VAT. Any plans published are for convenience of identification. Any site boundaries shown are indicative only. © Crown copyright – License No. 100007643 NOT TO SCALE


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Barn for conversion in Girton, near Newark

GDPR: An Opportunity to Review Your Data Practices LAST MONTH saw the roll out of the General Data Protection Regulation.

The Barn, Agricultural Building & 49.63 Acres, Proctors Drive, Girton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 7JA

Offers In Excess Of £400,000 Tel: 01636 611811

RICHARD WATKINSON & Partners are inviting offers over £400,000 for a set of agricultural buildings with full planning permission (ref: 17/01005/FUL) for conversion to a fivebedroomed dwelling. The property – The Barn, Agricultural Building & 49.63 Acres, Proctors Drive, Girton, Newark, Notts. NG23 7JA – will provide approximately 2,368 sq.feet of accommodation when converted. For further details, or to arrange a viewing, contact Richard Watkinson & Partners on 01636 611811 or email: Newark@

The long-awaited changes to the Data Protection Act has brought the policy that guides and supports the use of people’s personal information up-to-date, and made it more relevant to the modern world. With threats of big fines, should businesses get things wrong, there has been a lot of concern amongst companies about how they not only protect themselves, but also their client data. Leicestershire Builder Magazine has caught up with one local business owner, Neil Poxon of A Hull Electrical to find out how he has prepared his company for the roll out of the new legislation. “Data protection is something we have always taken very seriously, says Neil. “We supply direct to the public, but are also contracted by public sector bodies across the

Kilby farmhouse with set of outbuildings JAMES SELLICKS Estate Agents are offering for sale a three-storey Grade II Listed semi-detached farmhouse requiring upgrading, together with barns and outbuildings. The property – at 15 Main Street, Kilby, Leicestershire LE18 3TD – is being offered at a price of £299,000. For more information, contact James Sellicks on 0116 2854 554 or email: info@ jamessellicks. com


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county to deliver works for some of the area’s most vulnerable people - we are therefore custodians of very sensitive information and it is vital that all our team recognise and understand their role when handling that.” “When the new Regulation was announced, we saw it as an opportunity to tighten our practices and re-engage with our staff to refresh and renew their knowledge and understanding.” “We started by reviewing the guidance provided by the Information Commissioners Office and commissioning an external data protection professional to undertake an audit of our working practices around personal data. Their appraisal identified that our existing systems and processes are already compliant with GDPR which was a relief, but does not mean we are going to rest on our laurels.” “I have learned over the years, that it is all well and good having the audit and documentation, but if you don’t act on it, it is worthless. So, our next step was to remind and refresh our team of their responsibilities when handling personal information, of both employees and customers. “Data is handled by our organisation on two levels - through our offices to process works, and engage with our employees, and by our operatives to undertake the works. “We brought our full staff base together to discuss their approach to handling personal information - reminding them of their responsibilities for transporting it safely, keeping it safe when undertaking a job or processing an order, and then destroying it securely. “The level of media attention that the implementation of the

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GDPR has received, and also the number of requests to continue to use personal data received by our team from other companies, made the conversation with them easier than expected, especially as we are not having to change our approaches, but instead ensure that our procedures are as tight as possible.” “Finally, we have contacted our customers to provide assurance that we are compliant and provided them with a copy of our updated privacy policy - which we are displaying on our website. “When the GDPR was announced, I was concerned that this would have a big impact on my business, and I was worried that we would need to redo and change how we do things. Having taken a pragmatic approach to its implementation, I feel that it has been a real opportunity to check that we are doing things right, re-engage with our clients and refresh the team’s knowledge and understanding of their responsibilities.”

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Aggregate Industries’ Lytag takes the load off stunning new London Skyscraper AS THE go-to concrete solution for building high rise structures, Aggregate Industries’ revolutionary Lytag product proved essential during the landmark development of 70 St Mary Axe – the latest skyscraper set to transform London’s skyline. The building is being developed by TH Real Estate and constructed by Mace to a design by Foggo Architects.


Redundant church hall for sale

GREEN MEMORIAL ANDREW GRANGER & HALL Co are asking VICARAGE LANE, BELTON, LOUGHBOROUGH LE12 9XD £90,000 for a redundant church hall which may be suitable for alternative uses, subject to planning. This property comprises a redundant church hall in the heart of the popular village of Belton in North‐ West Leicestershire. It is eminently suitable for a continued community or commercial use but is also a

residential development opportunity subject to obtaining the appropriate Planning Permission. The plot Neighbouring the legendary Gherkin tower, extends to 285sq.m (340 sq.yds.) the £135m office development, known for its The property – Green Memorial Hall, strikingly unique curved appearance, will offer Vicarage Lane, Belton, Loughborough, 300,000 sq ft of prime office space at the heart Leics. LE12 9XD –PRICE is of£90,000 brick construction with of London’s business district. When completed Call 0116 242 9933 for further information a pitched slated roof and a suspended timber later this year, the iconic structure will stand at floor. There is a kitchen to the rear right hand an impressive 96 metres tall and 23 storeys high, side and a store in the rear garden/yard. with its unique shape specifically designed to The gross internal floor area is 897 sq.feet. allow for breathtaking views over the City. The property has planning permission for D1 For concrete sub-contractors AJ Morrisroe, a Non-Residential Institution Use. However, the key requirement of the project was to source Local Planning Authority has indicated that a concrete solution that would enable larger the site is suitable for residential development, floor spans to be cast without compromising ideally for a single dwelling. Interested parties the dead load of the overall structure. Key to are urged to make their own enquiries at North ensuring that the building is constructed in West leics. District Council. an environmentally-friendly manner, it was also important that all materials were as sustainable as For more information, contact Andrew possible. Granger on 0116 242 9933. The natural choice proved to be Lytag from Aggregate industries, a highly innovative lightweight concrete solution with unrivalled credentials when it comes to the construction of high rise structures. Up to 40% lighter than conventional concrete, during the development Lytag was able to effectively reduce the composite deck concrete slab load by approximately 25% over normal weight control, while offering the same level of structural performance. Furthermore, as a concrete made from secondary aggregate, Lytag has unique properties that can help to significantly reduce the amount of natural quarried material required on a project – making it a much more environmentally friendly option than standard concrete. In total, Aggregate Industries has supplied 2000m3 of Lytag to the project, which was instrumental in helping the tower recently receive an Excellent Avoid the TRAUMA of missing rating in BREEAM by conforming to clause WST 02 in relation to recycled an issue of Leicestershire aggregate. Builder by SUBSCRIBING! It What’s more, Aggregate Industries’ on-site inspector, who was present costs just £20 for 12 issues ... throughout the project, was always on hand to make sure the concrete pour ran smoothly and was successfully delivered on time. and that includes postage! Steve Curley, general manager for Lytag at Aggregate Industries, said: Fill this form in and send it “As a modern skyscraper pushing the boundaries of construction and to us with your cheque for design, the 70 St Mary Axe project required equally innovative construction £20 made out to BUILDER materials to achieve the building’s iconic vision. From the start it was clear there was no contender to Lytag and its unrivalled capabilities when it MAGAZINES to: comes to building complex, high rise structures of this nature, especially for Builder Magazines, buildings looking to achieve a superior sustainable BREEAM rating.” PO Box 8, Markfield, Leics. LE67 9ZT. Anthony Blair, project manager at AJ Morrisroe said: “As one of the most high-profile developments in the Capital, it was important that the 70 St Mary Axe project used a sustainable concrete solution that would not YES - I WANT TO SUBSCRIBE! only reduce the dead load bearing on the city’s foundation but also help the structure achieve its BREEAM targets. “We were delighted with the exceptional properties of Lytag, without Name: ............................................................................................ which this project might not have been technically and architecturally possible. We were also impressed with the solution’s sustainable credentials and would like to thank Aggregate Industries for their excellent service, onAddress .......................................................................................... time deliveries and support throughout this development.”

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UK CONSTRUCTION workers have claimed back almost £6 million in overpaid tax this year, according to figures from tax recovery specialist Brian Alfred. The leading tax recovery firm for workers using the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) or Pay As You Earn (PAYE) schemes, has reclaimed rebates of more than £5.7 million in the last 12 months. Derek Kelly, CEO of Brian Alfred said: “It’s been another big year for rebates, with almost six million reclaimed for our clients, and to be honest that’s the tip of the iceberg. Around a third of workers on PAYE and CIS schemes are overpaying tax, but often don’t reclaim money which is rightfully theirs.” Since Brian Alfred started they’ve recovered more than £36 million in overpaid tax and Derek added: “Workers often forget to claim back expenses such as travel, uniforms and equipment they’ve had to purchase or even food bought during their working day. There’s a huge range of work expenses where you can claim back the VAT and end up with a nice windfall. “On average, workers who come to us recover around £1,500 in tax rebates. This year though we saw some rebates as big as £10,000!” Brian Alfred has broken down the average rebate claim by region over the last 12 months. Workers in Northern Ireland came out on top, receiving an average of £1,979 from the HMRC as a result of overpaid tax. However it was a worker in Gloucester who received the biggest windfall of £10,200 from the HMRC. The breakdown on tax rebates by region is as follows: Northern Ireland


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Site for 50 dwellings in Sutton in Ashfield WA BARNES Estate Agents are offering for sale a development site with conditional consent for 50 dwellings. The land – at Stoneyford Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire – is currently developed with a stone cottage and a range of outbuildings with former gardens and a paddock. Outline planning permission was granted by Ashfield District Council (ref: V2013/0647) for demolition of the existing buildings and erection of a maximum of 50 dwellings with a new road access. The planning consent was granted subject to 21 conditions. Price on application. For more information, or to arrange a viewing, contact WA Barnes on 01623 554084.

Offices with conversion potential INNES ENGLAND are offering for sale an imposing office building with potential for residential conversion, subject to planning.


The property – 130130‐132 Regent Road, Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 7PG 132 Regent Road, Leicester LE1 7PG – has aImposing total net internal floor area of 8,287 sq.feet(STP) Office Premises / Conversion Opportunity arranged over three levels. Total Net Internal Floor Area 8,287 sq ft (769.88 sq m) The asking price is £1.295 million. Only 5 minutes walk to Midland Mainline Train Station For more information, or to Potentially arrangesuitable a viewing, contact Petersubject Doleman at for residential conversion, to planning consent Innes England on 0116 255 5455 or email: Purchase price £1.295 million

For enquiries and viewings please contact: Peter Doleman 0116 255 5455

Get the fastest, boldest vision of the future at UK Construction Week: BUILDERS short on time but tasked with researching what’s new in the sector will get the fastest, boldest vision of the future at construction’s largest event later this year. Innovation is the key theme for this year’s UK Construction Week (UKCW) which returns to the NEC in Birmingham from 9 to 11 October. UKCW will champion innovating and pioneering ideas, projects and products via a new Innovation Trail which runs through each of the nine shows: Build Show, Energy 2018, Timber Expo, Building Tech Live, Surface & Materials Show, HVAC 2018, Civils Expo, Plant and Machinery Live, and Grand Designs Live. New talent in the industry will also be celebrated through the Role Models initiative which is actively supporting a new wave of leaders to engage with the next generation and to illustrate the diverse career opportunities available in the built environment. Nathan Garnett, UKCW event director, said: “There’s been a lot of focus on what’s not right in the construction industry in recent times. The Hackitt Review

and ongoing inquiry continues to demonstrate the need for radical change in the way we design, construct and maintain buildings – change that will touch every part of the industry and its supply chain. “But if we are to learn the lessons from the past, we also need a platform to see, touch and debate the new ideas and solutions in development for the future. Speakers already confirmed include: Phil Wilbraham, expansion programme director at Heathrow; Bridget Rosewell OBE, commissioner at the National Infrastructure Commission; Ben Derbyshire, RIBA president; and Ruth Davidson, National Housing Federation executive director. Steph McGovern, BBC Breakfast presenter and journalist, will chair the conference programme as in previous years. Beyond the main stage, each of the nine shows will be tackling specific issues within its sector of the industry. These issues will also be addressed through an extensive free CPD programme, with topics chosen by professionals in the industry. Industry organisations such as the BRE, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, Association for Specialist Fire

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FOR SALE Location

Business Rates

The premises are located on Regent Road, at its junction with Salisbury Road, approximately 2 miles south of the city centre. The premises lie prominently overlooking Regent Road within the New Walk Conservation Area, and close to New Walk itself, the pedestrianised walkway into Leicester. The University of Leicester's main campus is nearby on University Road, as is Victoria Park. The area is well served by public transport.

Protection, Chartered Association of Building Engineers, Concrete Centre, Passivhaus, Association for Description Project Safety, British Woodworking Federation, Finishes & Interiors Sector and BBA will deliver CPD sessions at UKCW. In addition to brushing up on technical and industry knowledge, Accommodation there will also be sessions around practical solutions to promote diversity, equality and inclusion, Services safety and mental health and wellbeing. Planning Other highlights at this year’s UKCW include: • The first BMF Young Merchants’ Conference at the BMF Pavilion; • Regeneration Hub supported by Easy-Trim; • Offsite Theatre supported by MPBA; • GOOEE Theatre showcasing its award-winning IoT (Internet of Things) ecosystem; • REA Theatre focusing solely on renewable energy; • Infrastructure Hub for

A substantial and very prominently located office building, that overlooks Regent Road, close to the city centre. The premises are constructed in brickwork under a pitched slate roof, with attractive either timber sash or stone mullion windows. There is an imposing entrance into the property. Internally, the property is arranged over three levels, providing a number of more open plan and cellular offices that are all well appointed and carpeted throughout.

There is the usual arrangement of WCs, together with attractive kitchen and rest room facilities for staff.

To the rear of the property, and with access from Salisbury Road, is a substantial car park for some 24 cars.


The property is currently listed as offices and premises, with a rateable value of £55,000. Source: VOA

regional, national and Price international projects VAT • The Timber Focus Theatre Legal Costs supported by TRADA. EPC There are plenty of opportunities Viewings for networking and making Our Anti‐Money Laundering Policy business deals in the dedicated Beer and Ale Festival and the Buyers’ Lounge, including evening entertainment to enjoy after a busy day. Other opportunities to celebrate include the Construction Enquirer Awards hosted by architect and presenter George Clarke, Voltimum Smart Solutions Awards and the Structural Timber Awards. Last year was UKCW’s most successful yet with over 30,000 trade visitors and this year is set to be even bigger. Nathan Garnett said: “If you work in the construction industry, FOR SALE it’s a must-attend event. It’s an opportunity to try out tools and machinery, see new products, discuss a deal with a supplier, meet with your peers and hear what’s going from leading industry experts.” £1.295 million

VAT may be applicable to the purchase price.

Each party is to bear their own legal costs incurred.

An EPC can be provided to interested parties.

Viewings are by appointment with Innes England.

In Accordance with Anti‐Money Laundering Regulations, two forms of ID and confirmation of the source of funding will be required from the successful purchaser. Date Produced: 24‐May‐2018

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Measurements are quoted on a Net Internal basis in accordance with the RICS Property Measurement First Edition.

All mains services are connected to the property. Heating

The premises are centrally heated by means of gas fired boilers.

The property has an authorised use for offices in accordance with Class B1(a) of the Town and Country and Planning (Use Classes Order) 1987 (as amended). The premises lie within the New Walk Conservation Area. The property itself is not Listed.

Innes England for themselves and for vendors or lessors of the property whose agents they are, give notice that: (i) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intended purchasers or lessees and do not constitute part of, an offer or contract; (ii) all descriptions, dimensions, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them; (iii) no person in the employment of Innes England has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property; (iv) all rentals and prices are quoted exclusive of VAT. Any plans published are for convenience of identification. Any site boundaries shown are indicative only. © Crown copyright – License No. 100007643 NOT TO SCALE

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July 2018 leicestershire builder online  
July 2018 leicestershire builder online