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Project News LANDMARK DECISION FOR NOTTINGHAM AS PLANS TO TRANSFORM ISLAND SITE APPROVED NOTTINGHAM is on the cusp of creating “possibly the biggest regeneration scheme in the UK” as outline plans to transform the high-profile 40-acre former Boots Island site have been approved this week by Nottingham City Council planning committee.

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onygar Investment Company PLC intends to transform the site, which has laid derelict for many years, into new homes, grade A office space, creative market space, a five-star hotel, retail units, a ‘linear’ park and community space and student accommodation. The landmark decision, which was overwhelmingly supported, will see hundreds of jobs created, strengthening the local economy and helping to elevate Nottingham as one of the UK’s key regional cities for investors and employers.

Christopher Ware of Conygar said this was a significant milestone in Nottingham’s story and one they were proud to be a part of. “I am really pleased that the outline plans have been approved by Nottingham City Council and I look forward to working with our partners to meet the requirements set out by the council to develop all aspects of the mixed-use scheme into a thriving community.

project which is likely to take up to ten years to complete and will create hundreds of jobs in the region before and after the building work. Nottingham is a vibrant and creative city where several exciting developments are taking place and our plans for the site are a key part of this regeneration. We believe this is a unique development which will help to elevate Nottingham’s position in the Midlands and the UK.”

“We are passionate about delivering a sustainable development where people aspire to live and work. This is a long-term phased

Work is expected to start on site during 2019, with the first phase of office and homes intended to be complete by 2020.

FIRST PHASE OF HIGH-PROFILE PROJECT COMPLETE Rhodar, a leading specialist enabling works provider that is delivering the high-profile demolition of three 18 storey tower blocks at the Beech Hill estate in Halifax, has completed its first phase of works at the site.

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s part of plans to regenerate a key area of Halifax in Calderdale, Rhodar was appointed by Together Housing Group, one of the country’s largest social landlords, to demolish the tower blocks, and has now completed the preparation works.

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80 Rhodar operatives managed the internal strip out, which began in June 2018 and has taken 40 weeks to complete. Having delivered the first phase of this £6m+ demolition project, Rhodar’s team now embark on the top down deconstruction of the tower blocks, along with a 48-metre super high reach excavator. The excavator arrived in April and will remove approximately 10 storeys from each block, allowing further high reach kit to demolish the remaining structures.

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The regeneration of Beech Hill is part of the Calderdale Together Investment Partnership, a partnership between Together Housing and Calderdale Council, which aims to deliver up to 650 affordable homes over the next five years, including new homes at the Beech Hill site, as well at other sites across the borough. Jason Davy, managing director at Rhodar, said: “This is a prestigious and high-profile project and our teams are thrilled to be a part of a scheme of such importance in the region. Our expertise in both asbestos removal and demolition allows us to provide the complete

package to enable developments such as this and it is a pleasure to be able to deliver the first phase successfully alongside partners of the scheme.” George Paterson, group director of Property Services at Together Housing Group, said: “We’re very pleased that Rhodar has completed the first phase of works to enable us to replace these outdated tower blocks with new, affordable homes. This scheme is part of our commitment to address the housing crisis in West Yorkshire where the average home is now seven times the average salary and we’re looking forward to the next stage of works commencing.” Karen Lythe, Calderdale Council’s Assistant Director – Economy, Housing and Investment, said: “It’s good to see work progressing to redevelop Beech Hill, as part of Calderdale Together Investment Partnership’s aim to deliver up to 650 quality affordable homes across the borough over the next five years. The project supports the wider transformation of Calderdale and investment in transport, public spaces and businesses. It also supports the Vision2024 to be a thriving place where people want to live, work, visit and invest.” The site clearance is expected to take 20 weeks with the next phase of works began this month, May 2019.

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