Construction Enquirer: Northern Powerhouse transport plan unveiled

Plans to revolutionise travel in the north, including a multi-billion pound TransNorth rail system and road investments, have been set out in a blueprint to build a Northern Powerhouse.

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Quartz: Bali's bamboo architecture is sustainable—and spectacular

"There was a time when you could not be poor enough, or rural enough, to want to live in a bamboo house," says Ibuku founder Elora Hardy. A former print designer for Donna Karan, Hardy now leads an Indonesian firm that creates innovative, luxurious structures out of cheap, sustainable, plentiful bamboo.

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Business Green: Pioneering waste-to-energy and recycling plant secures £111m finance

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) has continued its push into the waste-management sector, ploughing £28.25m into an innovative project in Scotland that combines recycling and energy-recovery technology.

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Retail Bulletin: Wickes owner Travis Perkins to create 4,000 UK jobs

A capital investment programme of £150 to £200 million a year will see 400 new branches opening across the country which will be supported by distribution facilities to be opened or extended in Warrington, Leeds, Northampton, Coventry, Cardiff and Tilbury.

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Construction Enquirer: Green light for 2,600 zero carbon homes at NW Bicester

NW Bicester lead developer A2Dominion has received outline planning for up to 2,600 eco-homes in the next phase of the country's most sustainable major development.

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The Observer: After the riots, the regeneration: Tottenham's new stadium, franchise shops, 10,000 new homes…

It sounds great, but Tottenham's distinctive character is at risk, say objectors, as developers overlook - or even demolish - the best of what's already there.

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Construction Index: Costain Vinci wins £750m contract for Newport M4 improvements

The Welsh government has signed up a joint venture of Costain and Vinci on an early contractor involvement (ECI) basis for a £750m highways project.

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