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Industry news roundup

22nd March 2019

The latest news this week in the Built Environment:

‘Compelling case’ put forward for £4bn metro network for Cambridgeshire

There is a “compelling case” for a metro scheme for Greater Cambridge after a feasibility report has claimed it could create 100,000 jobs and 60,000 new homes, but could cost £4bn. Read more…

Vinci wins £100m UCL East student blocks deal

University College London has picked Vinci Construction as preferred contractor to deliver two high-rise student blocks for a planned new campus at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London. Read more…

Thames Water launches interactive water calculator

Thames Water has launched an interactive online tool to help customers save money by gaining a better understanding of their water use. Read more…

Nestlé And Veolia Join Forces To Tackle Plastics Leakage

Nestlé and Veolia have announced a collaboration to work on waste collection, sorting and recycling of plastic material, with a particular emphasis on flexible plastic packaging. Read more…

How a no deal Brexit will transform the construction industry

The UK is due to leave the European Union, yet talks between the government and the EU about the withdrawal deal remain deadlocked. Joanne Starkie of the Immigration Advice Service looks at what a “no deal” scenario could mean for the construction industry. Read more…

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