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News roundup

Buildings made out of mushrooms!? Innovation and regeneration seem to be the name of the game for the construction industry this month, as the British economy appears to be on the up-swing. This presents many opportunities for the construction industry to not only take part in the various regeneration projects across the UK, but also to review their own methods and tools.

This blog covers some of the news highlights that you may have missed last month:

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

National law firm Shakespeare Martineau and planning and design consultancy Marrons have analysed data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Government’s Geospatial Data Commission in order to pinpoint towns where public funding is most needed, and those that are primed for private sector investment.

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Octopus Energy to invest $20bn in offshore wind by 2030

Britain currently has 11GW of offshore wind capacity, and the government plans to speed up planning approvals in order to deliver more offshore wind farms. Since Octopus Energy Generation entered the offshore wind market in 2022, it has made five deals amounting to a total of $1bn (c.£770m).

Scientists ‘knit’ fungus to create versatile building material

Dubbed ‘mycocrete’, the prototype composite is said to have excellent thermal and acoustic properties, making it suitable for a range of applications. It could be used in insulation or sound-proofing, for instance, replacing foams, timber, and plastics within building interiors.


Government launches biggest cladding removal scheme


The full opening of the Cladding Safety Scheme (CSS), announced in a speech by Housing Secretary Michael Gove, means that costs associated with removing unsafe cladding in mid-rise buildings will now be covered by government funding, protecting leaseholders from costs where the responsible developer cannot be made to pay.

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