Public Sector

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.

87 contractors named on transformative £8Bn Framework

Procure Partnerships Framework has appointed 87 contractors to its second-generation National Framework.

Going direct: Why direct award is back in business

As public sector budgets continue to be squeezed, local authorities are increasingly looking at ways in which construction projects - many of which are essential to ensure the smooth running of the public estate - can provide the best value for money.

New prison to be built on former Rainsbrook site

The former Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre is set to reopen as a Category C men’s prison, in the latest of a string of measures to boost jail capacity, Prisons Minister Damian Hinds has recently announced.

New report identifies the best and worst UK towns for ‘regeneration readiness’ 

A new report has revealed where public funding is urgently needed to kick-start town centre regeneration and support the Levelling Up agenda

NAO analysis of new Hospital programme

The New Hospital Programme is expected to deliver 32 of the intended target of 40 new hospitals by 2030, according to the NAO.

Social housing retrofit project commended in House of Lords

The project in Illingworth has imprved energy ratings of the houses.

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

£700M new build framework announced

A new framework has been launched worth £700M which will see the construction of new social housing.

Pick Everard seals public sector framework

Pick Everard has secured two leading national frameworks worth £120M.