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Progress of HS2 Bill welcomed


Leeds Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the passing of part of the HS2 parliamentary bill (23 Feb). Phase 1 of the process, allowing the London – Birmingham section to commence, has received royal assent in Parliament, giving reassurance that work can commence.  Construction will now begin on schedule in the spring. Today also saw the launch of schemes totalling £70

Written on 24th February 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, Construction, Media, News, Policy & lobbying, Transport

Property Tax Breakfast Seminar


Michael Lewin Solicitors are delighted to invite you to a special breakfast seminar in conjunction with our friends at PD Tax Consultants. With interest rates at record lows and limited returns from other investment options, property is increasingly attractive for investors, landlords, and first time buyers alike. Recent Government decisions have impacted the housing market and our guest speakers will

Written on 24th November 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Construction, Members news, News, Property

Construction work on latest phase of Wellington Place is complete

5 Wellington Place

Development and asset manager MEPC, has announced that construction has completed at 5 Wellington Place, Leeds, which is now open for business. The completion of the new 75,257 sq. ft. state of the art office facility joins the 290,000 sq. ft. of recently constructed existing office and retail space at Wellington Place which is already let to a host of

Written on 1st August 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Construction, Members news, Property

Sewell Construction scoops major award


Sewell Construction has scooped a prestigious award for its work in returning a historic Leeds building to its former glory. Located in the heart of the South Bank in Leeds city centre, Leeds City College’s Print Hall provides a unique learning environment for students while the historical importance of the building has been respected and its character preserved. Now, Sewell

Written on 3rd May 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Construction, Members news

Construction and infrastructure opportunities


In collaboration between UKTI and Leeds Beckett University businesses are invited to explore construction and Infrastructure opportunities in Sweden.  The seminar will take place on Friday 20th May starting at 10am and is free to attend. Over the next 10 years there will be major construction and infrastructure opportunities in Sweden as a result of the £150bn investment in the

Written on 3rd May 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Construction

New Airedale Rawdon site time-lapse video

New Airedale Rawdon site time-lapse video

Now fully operational in its new Rawdon facility, Airedale International, a Leeds cooling systems manufacturer, looks back at its re-construction over a period of just over two years, in a hand-edited timelapse video here. Following a fire in September 2013, construction started on the new facility in November 2013 and “New Rawdon” was completed in January 2016. With an approximate

Written on 11th March 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Construction, Manufacturing, Members news, Property

New Appointments for Peacock & Smith


Peacock and Smith are pleased to announce two new appointments in its Leeds office, in response to an ever growing workload. Katrina Hulse will be joining us as a Senior Associate.   Katrina was previously running the Leeds office of a national planning consultancy and comes to us with a wealth of experience and expertise, and was most recently called to

Written on 15th February 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Construction, Members news

South Bank discussion at Forum


Plans for the South Bank will be discussed at Leeds Property Forum later this month (February). Covering more than 130 hectares in a unique city centre location between the River Aire and the M621 motorway, Leeds South Bank represents one of the largest, most ambitious opportunities for city centre regeneration and growth anywhere in Europe. The arrival of High Speed Rail

Written on 2nd February 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Construction, News, News2, Property