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Government commits £1bn investment to build 10,000 new homes

Government reveals £1bn build-to-rent fund set to deliver 10,000 new homesHousing Minister Mark Prisk announced today that up to 10,000 new homes could be built by 2015 that will create new jobs and boost the trades.

The minister announced the first 45 projects to be taken forward using the £1 billion Build to Rent Fund which will provide equity finance to house builders and developers.

Mr Prisk said that the innovative new projects, a quarter of which are for London, will be the first step toward creating a more balanced rental market, driven by quality instead of demand.

The Build to Rent Fund is designed to help developers invest in homes built specifically for private rent by reducing the up-front risk in a relatively untested market.

A first round of projects will now receive a share of £700 million government investment package, with a second round of bids for the remaining fund expected to open later this year.

Projects going forward in this round have the potential to deliver between 8,000 and 10,000 homes, and include:

  • Genesis Housing Association, with plans for new rental homes around London
  • Place First, along with Together Housing Group, who will be building across Northern England
  • Crest Nicholson, who intend to bring a significant number of homes to market over many sites across the country

Mr Prisk said that the varied mix of developers, from brand new organisations and small housing providers to long-established developers, will bring new blood into a market currently dominated by small-scale buy-to-let landlords, and will help to give tenants more choice when choosing a home in the future.

Housing Minister Mark Prisk said: “This government is determined to get Britain building, and the Build to Rent Fund is set to help us deliver, with up to 10,000 new homes to be built from these projects.

“We’ve seen overwhelming demand for the fund, and it’s become clear that there’s a real appetite for rental investment. We want to support that, which is why we’ve made a £1 billion Budget boost to the fund.

“Now, these new projects will help us map this almost uncharted market, bringing in new blood to improve rental quality and choice, and building the new homes that this country wants and needs.”

What is your reaction to the new £1bn build-to-rent fund that will deliver 10,000 new homes and boost the trades? Share your thoughts by commenting here or raise your voice on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Royal Liverpool Hospital gets the go-ahead by government

Royal Liverpool Hospital gets the go-ahead by government

The government has given the go-ahead for the building of Liverpool’s £425 million Royal University Hospital that will create 750 full-time construction jobs.

The multi-million development is set to employ local people, materials and services where possible to generate an additional £240 million for the local economy and boost the trades.

The Department for Health and the Treasury have approved the funding and the hospital is now assessing bids from two construction companies, Carillion and Horizon, that will design and build the hospital by 2017.

After the bidder is appointed, the hospital will obtain final planning permission and sign contracts, with building construction work expected to begin early next year.

Aidan Kehoe, chief executive, said: “I am delighted that we are now just weeks away from unveiling the design for our new hospital.

“The new Royal is at the very heart of our city and this is a significant step forward in the creation of our world-class hospital.

“It also brings us one step closer to the creation of the Liverpool BioCampus, which has the potential to transform the city, propelling us onto the world stage along with Boston and Singapore.”

What is your reaction to the £425 million funding for the building of new Royal Liverpool University Hospital that will create hundreds of construction jobs and boost the trades? Share your thoughts by commenting here or raise your voice on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Plans for Great Haddon Urban Extension given the go-ahead

Plans for Great Haddon Urban Extension given the go-aheadPeterborough City Council has approved plans for building 5,300 new homes as part of the Great Haddon development which is set to create thousands of jobs in the construction industry.

Peterborough Planning and Environmental Protection Committee has backed plans to build three primary schools, one secondary school and some 5,300 new homes alongside the 390 hectare site in the south west of Peterborough

The scheme is expected to create 24,600 new jobs in the next 8 years whilst delivering wider economic growth to the Peterborough area and boosting the trades.

The project has been included in the government’s London-Stansted-Cambridge-Peterborough growth area to help meet the UK’s housing shortage and generate economic growth.

The Committee has asked the Consortium to work up further details for certain aspects of the scheme, such as the design of the Yaxley ‘Loop Road’ and the timing of provision of community facilities, to ensure that those aspects of the scheme are fully scrutinised prior to implementation of the consent.

The applicants’ team will be working these details up over the coming weeks prior to a report being presented back to Committee.

Lucia Serluca, the chairman of the planning committee, said it was essential that good and efficient infrastructure is built before people started moving in to the new homes.

“Let’s not just build the houses and forget about everything else,” she said.

“We need to build the houses in conjunction with the educational centre, the retail centre, to make sure the amenities that those residents will have, they have as soon as they live on the development.”

 

Waitrose announced as first retailer deal at London’s King’s Cross

Waitrose announced as first retailer deal at London’s King’s Cross

Waitrose has confirmed the development of a 29,000 sq ft supermarket at King’s Cross London that will create up to 170 new jobs and boost the trades.

The £18 million scheme also includes the construction of new state-of-the-art cookery school making Waitrose the only UK supermarket to have such facility on site.

Applications approval and listed building consent are likely to be submitted in May this year. Construction is anticipated to start in late 2013 with the shop and cook school due to open at King’s Cross in spring 2015.

The supermarket and cookery school will see the restoration and refurbishment of the Midland Goods Shed and the East Handyside Canopy.

The goods shed was originally built in 1850 by the Great Northern Railway as the temporary Maiden Lane passenger railway station while the original King’s Cross station was under construction.

Waitrose Managing Director, Mark Price, said: “We’re delighted to be part of the continuing regeneration of King’s Cross and are looking forward to creating up to 170 new jobs and building on the success of our school in Finchley Road.

“We always believe that, as a food retailer, we have responsibility to help educate and inspire people not only when it comes to their weekly shop but also when it comes to creating and enjoying good food. It’s fantastic to give even more people the opportunity to develop their culinary skills.”

The new supermarket will be in close proximity to superb public transport connections, being five minutes from King’s Cross and St Pancras mainline stations, as well as being surrounded by new and existing homes, offices, schools, community facilities and public spaces at King’s Cross creating an excellent customer catchment on the doorstep.

Richard Meier, Partner at Argent said: “It is fantastic to have a quality brand like Waitrose sign up at King’s Cross. We are creating a truly mixed-use development and this supermarket will become an everyday attraction both for the residents, students, workers and visitors already on site, as well as the wider local community.”

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£33m Essex College Scheme to Boost the Trades

South Essex College has signed a £33 million contract with Skanska which will see the building of a new 2,500 place student campus in Essex.

Construction of the scheme is set to start immediately with the new learning campus being ready to open in the summer of 2014.

Skanska will be responsible for the construction of three and four storey buildings covering around 150,000 sq ft. It has the target of achieving BREEAM excellent rating and the facility will incorporate rainwater harvesting, air source heat pumps and roof level PV installations.

The project is expected to create hundreds of new jobs in the construction sector.

The new college aims to boost local construction skills and will teach welding, brickwork, carpentry, engineering, mechanical, electrical and plumbing skills.

Following the completion of the new facility, Skanska will undertake landscaping and associated works which will include car parking, cycle storage and external landscaping.

Paul Heather, Managing Director of Skanska for London and the South East said: “We have successfully delivered a number of world-class education facilities across Essex in recent years and this has enabled to bring together a wealth of experience, skills and expertise to this project.

“The development of the new Thurrock Campus will provide excellent facilities for the students, teaching staff and the wider community and we are proud to be part of creating this key learning environment”.

Government to offer bigger benefits to the wind farm industry

Communities that host onshore wind farms could benefit from reduced electricity bills and investment in local infrastructure, Energy Secretary Edward Davey said today.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has launched a consultation into how communities could benefit from having wind farms near them which could boost the green industry and create new jobs.

The community benefits consultation will seek new information on how wind farms could deliver wider environmental and social benefits to communities.

It is aimed at encouraging participation by local businesses in the economic supply chain for wind projects as well as providing new employment opportunities for the renewable industry.

Energy Secretary Edward Davey said: “This new call for evidence will look at ways to reward host communities and ensure that wider investment, employment and social benefits are felt locally.

“We must also ensure that our policies are based on the best available evidence, so that consumers are not over-subsidising any one technology. That’s why we are seeking new evidence on the cost of onshore wind.”

Energy Minister John Hayes said that the new consultation is evidence that both parties in the Coalition are alive to the need for fresh thinking about the green economy.

Mr Hayes said: “Appropriately sited onshore wind has a role to play, but if we’re to make this work in a way that garners popular support, we’ve got to see a big improvement in how developers engage with local communities, new ways of ensuring a sense of local ownership and more obvious local economic benefits.”

Train4TradeSkills Radio: Jonathan Walker talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Jonathan Walker  is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Jonathan to find out how his plumbing  course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Jonathan via AudioBoo at:www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Gary Slater talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Gary Slater  is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Gary to find out how his plumbing  course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Gary via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Daily Mirror Boost for ATL as Prof Trades Up to Success

“The Man who Swapped Science for Plumbing”

A redundant scientist  is earning ‘top’ money in the plumbing industry after taking a training course with  top trades’ school ATL, the Daily Mirror has revealed.  

Leading trade skills provider ATL made news across the country today after laboratory scientist Steve Banks hung up his test tubes and went looking for a way to turn his life round.

And Steve, aged 43, who has two sons, Mathew and Daniel, as well as a three-year old girl Ruby and lives with his wife, Naomi, said he wished he had taken the plunge years ago.

Steve told the Daily Mirror: “I started looking around for courses I could do in my own time while carrying on working and asking people for recommendations and found that ATL had a very good reputation.”

When Steve was made redundant in 2009, he had almost completed his plumbing course and was about to set up his own business… Now he earns about £45,000 a year, much more than in his previous job.

Steve said: “It was great really, I got so much confidence from the course that my business grew through word of mouth.”

Altogether, Steve from Letchworth, Herts, spent about £6,500 from his redundancy money on his training. “This was a lifetime investment for me and it is paying off.”

Steve says that he is a very practical person who always enjoys doing things with his hands. He used to help his father who was working in the building trades before he retired.

Like every new thing, Steve admits that his business was slow to start with, but soon people began to ring him, saying that a friend had recommended his services. Now he is thinking of employing extra people to help him.

Train4TradeSkills Radio: Bernard Gunga talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Bernard Gunga is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Bernard to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Bernard via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Mobolaji Okikiolu talks about plumbing training with T4TS Part 2

Mobolaji Okikiolu is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Mobolaji to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Mobolaji via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Mobolaji Okikiolu talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Mobolaji Okikiolu is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Mobolaji to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Mobolaji via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Jayson Singh talks about plumbing training with T4TS Part 2

Jayson Singh is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Jayson to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Jayson via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Jayson Singh talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Jayson Singh is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Jayson to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Jayson via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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New Leak Testing System to Save Plumbers Money and Time

A new leak detection system which will enable plumbers to accurately identify damaged water pipes has been developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield.

The ground-breaking invention in the plumbing industry is set to significantly improve leak detection, reduce wasted water supply and help plumbers save both, time and money in carrying out repairs.

The new pipes testing system works by transmitting pressure waves along them and sends back a signal if it passes any leaks or cracks in the pipes’ surface. The strength of that signal can then be analysed to determine the location and the size of the leak.

According to the Water Services Regulation Authority (OFWAT) as much as 40 per cent of water supply is being lost through leaky pipes each year. The invention has been developed in partnership with the University’s Department of Civil Structural Engineering (DCSE) and Yorkshire Water

The device has now been trialled at Yorkshire Water’s field operators training site in Bradford and results show that it offers a reliable and accurate method of leak testing. Leaks in cast iron pipes were located accurately to within one metre, while leaks in plastic pipes were located even more precisely, to within 20cm, the University said in a statement today.

Commenting on the invention, Dr James Shucksmith, who led the trial at the DCSE, said: “We are very excited by the results we’ve achieved so far: we are able to identify the location of leaks much more accurately and rapidly than existing systems are able to, meaning water companies will be able to save both time and money in carrying out repairs.”

Dr Shucksmith explained that the system has already delivered very promising results at Yorkshire Water and that they look forward to find an industrial partner to develop the device to the point where it can be manufactured commercially.

What is your reaction to the leak detention system that will help plumbers identify pipe leaks quicker and more accurately? Share your thoughts about the environmental effects of the new invention by commenting here or raising your voice on our Facebook and Twitter page.

Train4TradeSkills Radio: Colin Glover talks about plumbing training with T4TS Part 2

Colin Glover is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Colin to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Colin via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Colin Glover talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Colin Glover is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Colin to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Colin via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Scott Hood talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Scott Hood is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Scott to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Scott via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Renewable Energy Projects to Bring Billions of Investment into the UK

Changes to subsidies for renewable electricity in Britain could accelerate up to £25 billion of new investment and create thousands of new jobs according to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey.

Bandings for renewable technologies were set last week under the Government’s Renewables Obligation which will support and create new green jobs whilst at the same time minimise energy cost to consumers.

Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, welcomed the decision which will ensure rapid growth in the renewable energy and unlock further green investment.

Mr Davey said: “Renewable energy will create a multi-billion pound boom for the British economy, driving growth and supporting jobs across the country.

“Because value for money is vital, we will bring forward more renewable electricity while reducing the impact on consumer bills between 2013 and 2015, saving £6 off household energy bills next year and £5 the year after.”

The Banding Review (as set out by the DECC) includes:

  • Support for onshore wind from 2013-17 will be reduced by 10% to 0.9ROCs, as consulted on in autumn 2011. This level is guaranteed until at least 2014 but could change after then if there is a significant change in generation costs. A call for evidence on onshore wind industry costs will be launched this autumn and report in early 2013.
  • Rates of support for offshore wind will reduce as the cost of the technology comes down during the decade;
  • Support levels for certain marine energy technologies will more than double from 2ROCs to 5ROCs per MWh, subject to a 30MW limit per generating station;
  • There will be a new band to support existing coal plant converting to sustainable biomass fuels. This will increase the amount of renewable energy produced at less cost to consumers; and
  • There will be no immediate reduction in support for large-scale solar, but there will be a further consultation this year on reduced support levels given recent dramatic falls in costs.

Train4TradeSkills Radio: Ahmad Shahraei talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Ahmad Shahraei is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Ahmad to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Ahmad via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Robert Searle talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Robert Searle is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Robert to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Robert via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Marian Clinciu talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Marian Clinciu is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Marian to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Marian via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Simon Hallam talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Simon Hallam is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Simon to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Simon via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Aledore Alley talks about plumbing training with T4TS Part 2

Aledore Alley is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Aledore to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Aledore via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Aledore Alley talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Aledore Alley is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Aledore to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Aledore via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Mick Mills talks about renewable energy training with T4TS Part 2

Mick Mills is training to become an engineer with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Mick to find out how his renewable energy course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Mick via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Mick Mills talks about renewable energy training with T4TS

Mick Mills is training to become an engineer with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Mick to find out how his renewable energy course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Mick via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Simon Keyte talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Simon Keyte is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Simon to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Simon via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Philip Grisman talks about plumbing training with T4TS Part 2

Philip Grisman is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Philip to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Philip via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Philip Grisman talks about plumbing training with T4TS Part 1

Philip Grisman is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Philip to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Philip via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Darrell Smith talks about plumbing training with T4TS Part 2

Darrell Smith is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Darrell to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Darrell via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskill
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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Darrell Smith talks about plumbing training with T4TS Part 1

Darrell Smith is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Darrell to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Darrell via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskill
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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Sean Moore talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Sean Moore is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Sean to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Sean via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskill
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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Kris Pemberton talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Kris Pemberton is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Kris to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Kris via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskill

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Carlton Lewis talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Carlton Lewis is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Carlton to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Carlton via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskill
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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Stuart Bayliss talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Stuart Bayliss is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Stuart to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Stuart via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Justin Hall talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Justin Hall is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Justin to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Justin via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Aqual Khaira talks about plumbing training with T4TS Part 2

Aqual Khaira is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Aqual to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Aqual via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Aqual Khaira talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Aqual Khaira is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Aqual to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Aqual via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Patrick Sangmor talks about plumbing training with T4TS Part 2

Patrick Sangmor is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Patrick  to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Patrick via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills 
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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Patrick Sangmor talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Patrick Sangmor is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Patrick  to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Patrick via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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A Multi Million Private Investment to Create New Jobs

 

The Halite Energy Group is planning to develop an underground gas storage facility in Lancashire that will create thousands of new jobs in the construction engineering industry, a report by economic development and regeneration consultants says.

The Preesall Gas Storage Economic Impact Report  shows that the £660 million investment at Preessall, Lancashire, could create over 3,000 jobs at its peak and support additional employment across the UK. Building the proposed gas storage facility, which will almost double UK’s storage capacity, is expected create 1200 jobs every year with total duration of construction work of 8 years.

Halite Energy Group is seeking permission by the Planning Inspectorate to build 19 caverns for the storage of natural gas as the final decision is expected to be made by the Secretary of State early next year.

Commenting on the report Dr John Roberts CBE, chairman of Halite said: “There is an urgent need to bring forward major infrastructure schemes such as the one we are proposing to stimulate growth and provide much needed jobs in the UK.”

Tony Attard OBE, Chairman of the Institute of Directors for the North West, said: “This project will improve our energy security, create jobs and provide a boost to businesses in Lancashire and the North West. Britain needs more gas storage, and it’s essential that projects such as these go ahead at full speed to reduce the likelihood of damaging gas price spikes. We simply can’t take risks with the security of our energy supplies.”

What is your opinion about the new gas storage facility in Lancashire that will create more jobs in the engineering industry? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below or adding your voice on our Facebook Page

Train4TradeSkills Radio: Leigh Reeve talks about plumbing training with T4TS Part 2

Leigh Reeve is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Leigh to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to second part of Leigh’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills    
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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Leigh Reeve talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Leigh Reeve is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Leigh to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to Leigh’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills    

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Scott Everett talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Scott Everett is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Scott to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to Scott’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills    

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Alexander Gyoni talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Alexander Gyoni is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Alexander to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to Alexander’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills    

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Building Work to Start on £90 Million Student Accommodation Scheme

Building work to develop two student accommodation schemes in London and Cambridge is to go ahead this year, providing a total of 770 bed spaces and boosting the building industry, Construction Enquirer reported today.

Student accommodation specialist Downing has confirmed it will build an 80,000 sq. ft. building which will feature 184 student apartments in Acton, West London. Building construction work is scheduled to start this month and it will continue till September 2013, when the £25 million 7-storey towers are completed.

The building firm confirmed it will build more student accommodation in Cambridge that will provide 586 student beds across three new buildings. Downing will also build a mixture of studio flats across the 182,279 sq. ft. development.

Downing Development Director, Paul Houghton, welcomed the new announcements and said that both buildings will be built sustainably which will improve energy efficiency.

Mr Houghton commented: “These acquisitions mark a significant milestone in our strategy to bring the Downing brand of superior, sustainable and energy-efficient buildings to the UK’s major student centres.

“The new funding environment and growing demand for higher quality living spaces with more amenities and better locations means that student accommodation is playing an increasingly important role in how universities attract fee-paying students.”

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Louis Blache talks about plumbing training with T4TS, Part 2

Louis Blache is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Louis to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to Louis’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills    

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