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Inland Homes strikes council deal to start £43.5m site

Inland Homes has agreed to sell the final phase of its Carters Quay development in Poole to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.

The deal will see Inland Partnerships build the new homes on the council’s behalf. The site is ready for construction and piling works are set to start in April 2022 with work set to be completed by the end of 2024.

Inland Homes acquired the brownfield site – formerly a Pilkington Tile Factory – and worked with the local council on a long-term basis to regenerate the area. Inland Homes has alreasy completed three phases of the development which have provided 165 homes.

The last phase will contain 161 new homes and 8,000 square feet of commercial space.

Inland Chief Executive Stephen Wicks said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with BCP Council to deliver the final 161 homes at Carters Quay. We have already built a collaborative and productive relationship with BCP, who shared our vision for the regeneration of Carters Quay from the outset.

“The Group’s partnership housing division is growing from strength to strength with a forward order book now in excess of £200m. Our partners recognise the Group’s ability to add value across all stages of the project and this latest contract is testament to that.”


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B&K wins £20m Nottingham Trent Art school job

Bowmer & Kirkland has bagged the job to build Nottingham Trent University’s School of Art and Design with a £20.4m bid.

Work will start early next year on the nine-storey block to be located on Shakespear Street in the city centre.

The planned building designed by architect Hawkins Brown, will provide a variety of workspaces for designing and making, collaboration areas, specialist studios and labs.

The building has been designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and DEC ‘A’ rating.

Design decisions, such as the use of post-tensioned concrete slabs and ceramic cladding, have helped to reduce their carbon impact using Hawkins\Brown’s self-developed, open-source H\B:ERT software.

Nottingham School of Art and Design project team

Architect: Hawkins Brown

Structural & Civil Engineer: Mott Macdonald

MEP engineer: Waterman

Carbon consultant: Hawkins Brown

Project Manager: Turner & Townsend

Cost consultant: Turner & Townsend

Fire Engineer: Arup

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NG Bailey engineering MD steps down after 41 years

Mike Darlington has decided to step down from his role as Managing Director of NG Bailey’s Engineering division after 41 years at the firm.

An internal announcement seen by the Enquirer confirms that Darlington will leave the business next April.

He joined NG Bailey in 1980 as an apprentice electrician and worked his way through the ranks being appointed engineering MD in 2013.

Darlington said: “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to NG Bailey for giving me the opportunity to have the most enjoyable and rewarding career.

“I consider myself very fortunate to have served a family-owned business that rightly puts its values and people at the heart of its mission.”

Darlington will be replaced by Group Commercial Director John Kelly from January 1.

Kelly joined NG Bailey in April from Imtech and has previously worked for Laing O’Rourke and Carillion.

He said: “I am delighted to be taking on this new role and excited by the excellent opportunities the business has ahead of it and to be working with the talented engineering teams.”


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JJ Rhatigan wins £115m Maidenhead build to rent job

Developers HUB and Smedvig have picked JJ Rhatigan as the main contractor to deliver the first phase of The Landing large rental flats project in Maidenhead.

Funded by the build-to-rent operator Get Living for £155m, JJR has just started construction on the cleared site, with a first phase completion date expected in Winter 2024.

The 3.5-acre mixed-use scheme is set to revitalise Maidenhead town centre, giving a much-needed boost to this key commuter hub.

Apartment blocks will rise to 16 floors in first phase of the town centre scheme

The first phase of four of the six blocks will deliver 429 homes alongside 23,000 sq ft of ground floor retail space and extensive new public realm.

It is HUB’s second partnership with the Irish contractor, which is currently on-site completing a £53m mixed-residential scheme in Abbey Wood, Greenwich, and marks JJR’s further expansion into the UK residential sector.

“This is our biggest contract so far in the UK,” said Ger Ronayne, chief executive officer of JJR. “It significantly builds on our continuing success in the UK market as the business expands and meets the market challenges head on, to deliver exciting projects across both England and Ireland.”

Designed by award-winning architect Studio Egret West, the mixed-use development, known as The Landing, will also deliver 104,000 sq ft of office space and another 15,000 sq ft of ground floor retail and leisure space in two further phases.

A new garden square including soft landscaping, trees and seating areas will create a green destination in the heart of the town.

The Landing site – a key part of Maidenhead’s wider regeneration that includes the £500m redevelopment of the town’s shopping centre – is also adjacent to Maidenhead station, where Elizabeth Line trains will arrive in 2022, and will provide a much-needed link between the refurbished station and the town centre.

Damien Sharkey, Managing Director at HUB, said: “We are very excited to now start construction on this fantastic new place that will bring beautifully designed, well-connected homes, employment opportunities and community facilities to the town centre. We are happy to be working alongside JJR for the second time, with their reputation in the industry for construction excellence.”

Established in 1952, JJR is a Tier One Main Contractor operating throughout Ireland and since 2012 in the UK, focusing on Greater London and the South East.

Ger Ronayne, CEO of JJR, said: “We look forward to working with them over the next couple of years to bring phase one of The Landing to completion.”