Industry News Roundup

The latest news this week in the Built Environment:

Infrastructure is the foundation of everything, says chancellor

Chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid launched the first wave of an “infrastructure revolution” at the Conservative Party conference, as he announced a range of spending pledges on roads, buses and broadband roll-out. Read more…

United Utilities enters top 20 rank in FTSE climate change report

United Utilities has entered the top 20 ranking of a climate change business leaderboard for the UK which ranks FTSE 100 companies on sustainability performance reporting. Read more…

Skanska trials recycled plastic highways kerbs

Skanska is trialling the use of recycled plastic highways kerbing instead of concrete to reduce carbon by 40%. Read more…

New landlord group chief executive announced

Ben Beadle is to be the chief executive of the new National Residential Landlords Association in the UK. The organisation is formed from the merger of the National Landlords Association and the Residential Landlords Association and it will launch in January 2020. Beadle will join in November. Read more…

Target cost and timescale revealed for Coventry very light rail scheme

The target cost and timescale for a new very light rail (VLR) system in Coventry has been set out with the aim of having the first phase open to passengers by 2024. Read more…

Southern Water signs inclusion commitment

Southern Water has signed up a new commitment to become more inclusive and connect with underrepresented groups. Read more…

BTL rates reduced at Gatehouse Bank

Gatehouse Bank has announced that it has reduced rates across its range of Buy-to-Let products by up to 0.46%. Read more…

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