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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    and Wigan and Leigh Housing The builder and developer secured a place on the Wigan and Leigh Housing Framework to carry out work for the Council and its Arms Length Management Organisation ALMO over the next five years Wigan and Leigh Housing which manages 22 000 local authority owned homes has plans to build 250 new homes for affordable rent and is exploring further development opportunities Ian Ridgway Development Manager at Seddon said We have a fantastic record for delivering high quality new homes for our clients and we are naturally delighted that we ve been selected for this framework Wigan and Leigh Housing and Wigan Council have an ambitious development programme to bring more homes to the area and we are looking forward to helping them deliver on their plans Seddon has already delivered more than 70 new build homes for the organisation on Moore Street Okell Grove and Thomas Street Cllr Chris Ready cabinet member for communities and housing at Wigan Council said This framework will help us to achieve our goal of providing a significant increase in the number of affordable homes which will benefit residents across the borough I am particularly delighted that a local company

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-named-on-25m-framework (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    slums across the world through the construction of new homes and the development of social housing in more than 16 countries Seddon which has offices in the north west midlands and south west of England is aiming to raise more than 10 000over the course of the year through fundraising events Managing director Jonathan Seddon said Inadequate housing is an incredibly important issue and one we hope to highlight over the course of this year through our partnership with Homeless International At Seddon we are passionate about creating homes for people to live work and thrive in and are delighted to be able to take our enthusiasm for good quality housing to the international stage As well as supporting the charity through fundraising events the company has also donated a section of its stand at industry trade event Chartered Institute of Housing CIH Conference to highlight the charity s work to other organisations Alan Machin Chief Development Officer atHomeless International said We are delighted to have the backing of an outstanding builder and developer such as Seddon This is a perfect partnership and we look forward to drawing on their skills and expertise to support our projects and develop new homes around the world Seddon is planning to hold fund raising events throughout the year with employees also lending a hand to the charity s project to build 279 new homes in Pokhara Nepal In November three employees will offer their expertise to the scheme as well as raising funds through sponsorship of a 34km trek Seddon has a longstanding history of supporting communities and charitable work Previous charity campaigns have included a two year partnership with Christie Hospital in Manchester Europe s largest cancer treatment centre which raised 330 000 Jonathan Seddon continued The work of Homeless International makes

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-joins-battle-for-sustainable-housing-in-developing-countries (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    The building and development firm was selected by Muse Developments to construct the six storey 70 000 sq ft state of the art Grade A office facility and is set to begin work in June 2014 The office block will be the first phase of Muse s City Place regeneration project which will eventually see a new Central Business Quarter created with 440 000 sq ft of office space on 3 5 acres of land between the railway station and the Shropshire Union Canal The building itself will be constructed to achieve BREEAM Excellent rating utilising sustainable materials and construction techniques to minimise the impact on the local environment The office block will feature a large ground floor foyer and reception area topped with five upper office floors each centred round a core area to provide flexible multi purpose spaces Construction of surface level and basement car parking will also be undertaken along with external works including drainage and hard and soft landscaping Andrew Slaney at Seddon said We are delighted to be involved in one of the most significant developments Chester has seen for many years City Place will transform this part of the city into a new and vibrant commercial centre and will be a fantastic place for business to call their home for generations to come This is an exciting opportunity for everyone involved with the project and we are looking forward to working with Muse to bring the scheme to life The project will also be complemented with a new public realm which will provide an open space for office workers and the public and directly link Chester s railway station to the Shropshire Union Canal The development firm expects to complete the first phase of the scheme by October 2015 Phil Mayall development director of

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-chosen-to-deliver-office-development-adjacent-to-chesters-railway-station (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    Over the last ten years Seddon has employed more than 225 apprentices with a 95 retention rate In December 2013 the Construction Industry Training Board CITB announced that 42 of construction firms are struggling to recruit workers with the right skills while a Chartered Institute of Building CIOB survey of the same year revealed that 82 of respondents believe a skill shortage exists a 5 increase since the last survey in 2011 More tellingly 51 of respondents stated that their businesses were not actively recruiting apprentices while conversely 90 of the same people questioned believe apprentices are key in filling the skills gap Jonathan Seddon Managing Director of Seddon and Christopher Seddon s son comments As a builder Seddon is obviously pleased that the Government has extended its commitment to assisting first time buyers purchase new build homes which should have a positive impact on demand plus the welcomed news to support plans for over 200 000 new homes for families However we are concerned that many in the industry continue to ignore what is an obvious barrier to the supply of new homes particularly now the country is gearing up to start building again As a family owned business Seddon has been able to make a commitment to apprenticeships and training throughout the recent lean years and although I appreciate it s been harder for some of our investor and shareholder owned competitors to justify this expense through the tough times we all have to pull our weight to ensure we have people with the skills to deliver what s being promised We can t just rely on sub contractors to fill the void Jonathan continues Although education and colleges have an important role to play there s no substitute to getting people onsite and learning the core skills

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-warns-of-construction-skills-gap (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    based national construction company Seddon and Aled Williams north west chair of the Construction Industry Council has won a major award The mentoring scheme The Learner Voice has secured the Merit award in the Innovation in Education and Training category of the Chartered Institute of Building International Innovation and Research awards The national award scheme recognises outstanding contributions to education and training in the built environment The mentoring scheme has brought together students from universities in the North West with representatives from more than 30 local construction companies enabling undergraduates to gain advice and support from construction professionals about the industry careers opportunities and work placements The pilot programme was launched in February 2013 by the Construction Industry Council North West Regional Committee in partnership with the Higher Education Academy HEA and industry training body the CITB As a result of the programme 65 students were matched with 56 mentors Aled Williams discipline lead Built Environment at the HEA and lead of The Learner Voice pilot comments The Learner Voice being shortlisted for this award was an accolade in itself but attaining the Merit award is a great honour It is important to our industry and to our students to bring employers and education providers closer together for the benefit of future generations of built environment professionals I would be delighted to see the scheme rolled out nationwide and for students everywhere to be given the chance to have the careers to which they aspire Seddon training and education executive Roy Cavanagh MBE says As a company we are committed to helping develop the next generation of construction professionals What really struck me was the opportunity for students to benefit from guidance and advice from people currently working in the industry The scheme also has huge potential to be introduced

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddonbacked-student-mentoring-scheme-secures-ciob-innovation-award (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    to work on site with Seddon helping raise 500 for Children in Need Seddon sponsored Trafford Housing Trust assistant director regeneration Graeme Scott to work as a labourer for a day on one of its construction sites earning 250 for the charity Seddon business unit manager Alan Taylor pitched in too with Seddon sponsoring him a further 250 to work alongside Graeme Graeme and Alan joined the company s team on site at Ashford Walk Bolton where the company is building new houses for Bolton at Home They helped with the work of erecting the timber frame roofs of the new housing Graeme says Many people don t realise that housing associations like Trafford Housing Trust and Bolton at Home build homes as well as manage them It s therefore been fantastic to be involved with Seddon and get a better understanding of construction first hand and raise money for charity in the process Alan Taylor of Seddon says The team made us very welcome and we both enjoyed getting stuck in It s obviously great to have raised the money for such a worthwhile cause As well as the 500 for Children in Need Seddon presented Graeme Scott with

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/trafford-housing-trust-boss-dons-seddon-hard-hat-to-raise-500-for-children-in-need (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    energy efficient Tower blocks Oakhill Court Cheshill Court and Ascot Court will all be refurbished through the home improvement project Improvement works at the high storey blocks include external wall insulation and re cladding which will completely transform the exterior of the buildings and make people s homes more energy efficient Some of the properties at Oakhill Court and Cheshill Court will also be rewired and fitted with new kitchens bathrooms and windows Residents will remain in their homes during the work with Seddon s specialist resident liaison service ensuring that disruption is kept to a minimum The improvement work is expected to be completed by summer 2014 Joe Willis chief executive at Salix Homes said This significant investment in Higher Broughton will bring a new lease of life to these properties and provide our customers with warm and comfortable homes fit for the 21st century Salix Homes is committed to providing high quality accommodation for the people of Salford and we are confident that these improvement works will make a huge difference to residents quality of life In addition to modernising homes Seddon will create training opportunities locally through the scheme The company will take on nine new apprentices to work on the Salix Homes programme including opportunities for two trainee plumbers a bricklayer two multi skilled apprentices two joiners and two apprentices who will train in external wall insulation Seddon national operations manager John Lancaster says Our team is delighted to be working once again with Salix Homes to help transform homes for its tenants The work we are doing makes a real difference to people s lives It is particularly pleasing that we are also able to offer valuable training opportunities for local people to build careers with us through the programme Earlier this year Salix Homes

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/seddon-to-deliver-5m-of-housing-improvements-plus-training-opportunities-in-salford (2016-02-11)
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  • News | Construction Industry Latest | Seddon
    Pupils at St Modwen s Catholic Primary School Burton on Trent joined construction company Seddon and representatives from Staffordshire County Council at a topping out event to mark a key stage in the construction of their brand new school building Pupil Magda Machczynska helped position a final brick to celebrate the completion of the brickwork The topping out event included a tour of the new building allowing head teacher Amanda Newbold and a group of St Modwen s pupils the opportunity to view the latest progress The construction of the school s new home in Tutbury Road is on schedule and is set to be completed in April 2014 The state of the art energy efficient building will enable the school to relocate from its current premises in Belvoir Road and welcome more pupils The new school will eventually provide places for up to 420 children Staffordshire county councillor Ben Adams cabinet member for learning and skills says The construction phase has reached an important milestone and pupils from St Modwen s school can now see their brand new school finally taking shape The building of a new school is part of a programme of works to increase primary school capacity in Burton We have risen to the substantial challenge of creating more primary school places in the area and will continue to provide high quality educational facilities for children in the county to benefit from over the next few years Seddon managing director Jonathan Seddon says The site team greatly enjoyed showing councillors and pupils round their new building The new school has reached an important stage in its construction and we re delighted to be embarking on the final phase of the project to create these modern educational facilities for pupils in Burton on Trent Photo Left to

    Original URL path: http://www.seddon.co.uk/media-centre/news/burton-pupils-help-top-out-their-new-school-building (2016-02-11)
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