Entries by Leanne Conaway

In Conversation with…..Catriona Lingwood

Tell us about your role at Constructing Excellence North East. My title is chief executive but my role could be classed as ‘chief, cook and bottle washer’ which might be more apt with having to be fairly hands on as part of a small, regional team. No day is the same, well before Covid-19 struck […]

Queens Speech – 11th May 2021

A new session of Parliament opened today, with the Queen’s Speech setting out 25 pieces of legislation the Government plans to pass in the next year. Securing the recovery from the pandemic will be the priority, followed by ‘levelling up’ – aiming to invest in projects and services across every part of the UK to […]

Pilot for ground-breaking Value Toolkit takes off

A first look at the future of informed, value-based decision-making in the built environment is now available. The Construction Innovation Hub’s Value Toolkit has today (26th April 2021) moved into a pivotal phase, giving early implementers a chance to pilot the new approach that will drive better social, environmental, and economic outcomes from investment in […]

The Construction Playbook

The Construction Playbook – Making Better, Faster, Greener delivery a reality Constructing Excellence is delighted at the launch of the Construction Playbook – December 2020. The playbook sets out how government will work with the construction sector to make sure public sector works are delivered faster, better and greener.  There is strong alignment with the Playbook […]

Worlds’ first research Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment, here in the North East

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East It was recently announced that Northumbria and Newcastle University had been jointly awarded £8million to create the worlds’ first research Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE). Experts from both universities will develop new technologies to revolutionise how buildings are constructed and […]

Engineering in the North East

Guest blog by Kevin Byrne, Managing Director of Seymour Civil Engineering Contractors Ltd Kevin Byrne, Managing Director of Seymour Civil Engineering, believes that the North East is the definitive birthplace of modern engineering and it is here that engineering has made the most impact. Not just on our region but on the world itself. We […]