Local Government

Smart street lamps get green light

Smart tech is to be trialled in towns and cities as part of a £1.3M government pilot to test next-gen digital technology.

New report calls for planners to ‘embrace diversity’ to rejuvenate town centres  

A new research-led report calls for an overhaul in the way local authority planning teams organise and plan for town centre development.

Levelling up town planning

The Department for Levelling Up is helping to level up across the country, not just places, but people too, by funding a new scheme to support aspiring graduates into the planning sector. The DLUHC is granting £1.59M to the Local Government Association to fund a new scheme to support aspiring graduates into

UK’s first Passivhaus-hybrid school 

Wynne Construction has completed work on a major redevelopment on the UK's first Passivhaus-hybrid school.

£50M boost for safer roads

Almost £50M is to be invested in road safety improvements through the third round of the government’s Safer Roads Fund.

Energy efficiency upgrades

More than 115,000 homes across England will benefit from energy efficiency upgrades.

What is Social Value and how does it help suppliers to win work with the public sector?

Guy Battle, CEO, Social Value Portal offers his unique perspective on what it takes to win new contract

EV Charging infrastructure electrified

Some £56M of public and industry funding will electrify UK EV charging infrastructure.

Energy efficiency investment for schools

Some £500M of funding has been allocated for energy efficiency upgrades in schools and colleges,

Infrastructure Coordination Service brings innovative ‘dig once’ venture

UK Power Networks and Thames Water have been working with the Mayor of London’s Infrastructure Coordination Service.