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UK construction sites begin to close amid confusion

A number of housebuilders including Taylor Wimpey, Barratt and Galliard Homes are closing sites despite Government guidance which stated they could remain operational. A statement from Taylor Wimpey said that it was closing all of its construction sites, showrooms and sales centres “in the interests of customer and employee safety.” While some firms begin to close sites others are doing what they can to keep them open with the dilemma causing debate within the industry as workers and firms seek clarity over the issue. Last night Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed…

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Artist impression of long-awaited Northern Gateway cinema complex, Colchester

Northern Gateway construction gets underway

Construction work on a long-awaited cinema and leisure complex is set to begin next summer, Colchester Council has revealed. Turnstone Estates received permission for its Northern Gateway Leisure Development, on land off the A12 near Colchester United’s Jobserve Community Stadium, in 2016. It was set to feature up to a dozen restaurants, a hotel, leisure facilities and a 12-screen Cineworld Cinema. But the proposals were delayed due to a downturn in the restaurant market. However, next week Colchester Council’s cabinet is being asked to approve amendments to the make up…

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CGI of planned Mulberry Place development, Daventry

Work begins on Daventry’s new cinema development

Daventry’s new cinema will start to take shape in the coming weeks as work to build its steel frame structure gets underway. The work is being carried out by construction firm Willmott Dixon, which was appointed by Daventry District Council (DDC) to build the new Mulberry Place development on the former library site off North Street, Daventry. The £12.5m transformation of the site will create a four-screen cinema complex with restaurants and a public square, creating a new leisure destination for residents and boosting the town’s economy. Installation of the…

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