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Barton Willmore celebrates 21 years in Leeds

Leeds-based planning and design consultancy, Barton Willmore, celebrated its 21st anniversary in the City at a special event held at Victoria Gate with staff and clients. The celebration, which was hosted by partner James Hall in the recently opened East 59th, welcomed more than 100 guests from across Yorkshire’s property and

Changes to permitted development allowing conversion of agricultural buildings into new homes come into force

The Government recently announced changes to the Class Q permitted development legislation which allows for the conversion of agricultural buildings to residential property without the need for planning permission. The updated legislation came into force last Friday. Until now the legislation has allowed for the conversion of up to 450 sq m

Free seminar to help communities ease housing issues

Community groups across the Yorkshire Dales are being invited to a special  free seminar to look at how to provide affordable housing in their towns and villages. Housing specialists will be on hand with advice and information at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Centre event on April 19 from 6-8pm. It is

Wetherby construction firm placed into administration

Wetherby-based construction business Haresign Limited has been placed into the hands of joint administrators Julian Pitts and Bob Maxwell of Begbies Traynor in Leeds. Haresign Limited, which was based in Sicklinghall, undertook niche construction projects, creating high quality handcrafted buildings including a number of commercial and residential developments around West and

Grand Central begins £9m Adelante train refurbishment

Grand Central have given customers a preview of its new look as the first of ten refurbished trains took to the tracks en route to London. The £9million refurbishment programme will continue throughout 2018, including the five trains that were recently transferred from Great Western Railway, as the company enters its

Unity on show as partners and students join MP at Leeds affordable housing scheme

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves has joined senior representatives of Unity Homes and Enterprise, councillors and other project partners as construction work gathers pace at the housing association’s new £2 million affordable homes development in Armley. The scheme, which includes six houses and eight flats, is on the site of the

Trade Skills 4U set for expansion with new £1m Yorkshire site

Electrical training course provider, Trade Skills 4U (TS4U), has announced the launch of a new state-of-the-art training facility in Leeds, as it looks to target aspiring electricians in the Yorkshire and North East regions. Established in 2005, the Gatwick-headquartered business specialises in electrical training, delivering courses to over 3,000 students per

Barnsley-based vehicle-hire firm partners with local hospice

Yorkshire’s largest independent vehicle-hire firm has entered into a long-term partnership with Barnsley Hospice. Arrow Self Drive will provide the charity with exclusive use of a Luton tail lift van, for use across the hospice’s nine retail sites in the region.   Arrow Self Drive’s contribution will allow the charity to

Budding engineers across Yorkshire invited to get careers on track

Budding engineers in Yorkshire are invited to visit the brand new National College for High Speed Rail on Carolina Way, for its open day next week, where they can find out about the training opportunities and employer connections offered at the largest of five new government-backed, employer-led national colleges. 2018 is