CGI of Beeston Square development

Construction of Beeston mixed-use scheme to recommence

Work on the site of Broxtowe Borough Council’s Beeston Square development will recommence next week, following work by Bowmer + Kirkland (B+K) to put in place additional measures to protect employees and maintain social distancing. The mixed-use development forms part of the regeneration of the area and will include an eight-screen cinema, 132 new homes and a range of food and drink outlets. Bowmer + Kirkland Contracts Manager, Mike Atkinson, explained: “We have been and continue to assess all our construction sites on an individual basis, to ascertain that conditions…

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'Take Away' mosaic floor. Photo by Briana Tozour on Unsplash

Pubs and restaurants ‘take away’ exceptions to Covid-19 legislation

As part of the UK government’s response to Covid-19, Boris Johnson announced the closure of all pubs, restaurants, cafes and leisure facilities, with the closure of retail units following shortly afterwards. The exception to the rule is a relatively small number of essential services such as supermarkets and other food shops, pharmacies, post offices and petrol stations. To assist in supporting businesses through the coronavirus outbreak, the government has temporarily relaxed planning legislation to allow pubs, restaurants and cafes to speedily implement a change of use and operate temporarily as…

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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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