ZWS Launches Initiative to Reduce Construction Waste

oak construction newsA new initiative has been set up by Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) to tackle the huge amounts of waste coming from the construction industry.
Across the UK, the construction and demolition (C&D) sector generates the largest amount of waste.

In 2016, according to the most recent government statistics, 61 per cent of the UK’s waste was generated from construction, demolition and excavation, compared to 19 per cent from commercial and industry (C&I) sources and 12 per cent from households.

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Garden bridge charity spent £53.5m with no construction, TfL finds

The charity behind a plan to build a garden bridge across the Thames in London spent £53.5m without even beginning full construction, final figures for the abandoned scheme have revealed.

Of the total spent by the Garden Bridge Trust, £43m was public money – £24m from Transport for London and £19m from the Department for Transport, TfL said on Wednesday.

The rest of the money came from donations to the trust, or fundraising activities.

The Guardian reports the full story.

Plymouth Argyle reveal next stage of construction work on redeveloped grandstand

oak constructionThe delivery and installation of new steelwork for the redeveloped grandstand at Home Park will start in the next two weeks.

It will be a very visible sign of progress being made in the £6.5 million project, which has been ongoing throughout this season.

Plymouth Argyle officials are not putting a date on when the grandstand, which will include a banqueting and conference centre, will open.

The Plymouth Herald reports the full story here.

Construction begins on new co-ed boarding house at college

Work has begin on the extension and refurbishment on the house which will welcome both boys and girls from September .

Currently the building known as Godman House is home to girls at the college in years 7 to 9 aged 11-14 , but after the summer the school will open the extended 40-bed house to boys as well.

The move will continue the co-education enjoyed by pupils in the junior school.

Head over to Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard for the full story.