Month: June 2014

AED40m bridge investment to improve Dubai safety

AED40m bridge investment to improve Dubai safety

Plans for ten new footbridges unveiled by Dubai Roads and Transport Authority in bid to cut accidents and increase safety Summary Construction of ten new footbridges to enhance safety in Dubai Dubai Roads and Transport Authority unveil AED40m plans Bridges to improve access to new developments and enhance safety in emirate The Dubai Roads and… Read more »

Manchester and Bristol universities in Times Education top 100

Performance of institutions in Manchester and Bristol recognised globally in new University rankings The University of Manchester and the University of Bristol both feature in the top 100 of the Times Education World University Rankings. They are two of only 11 UK-based universities to feature with Oxford and Cambridge being top ranked in second and… Read more »

Government announces £53m housing spend

Government announces £53m housing spend

New housing deals will see the construction of an extra 7,000 homes, according to communities secretary Eric Pickles, as market remains strong Summary Government announced £53m deal for construction of more than 7,000 extra properties Communities secretary Eric Pickles makes announcement at Manchester housing conference More than £1bn set aside for projects in next five… Read more »

Knight Frank: Dubai house prices to rise in rest of 2014

Knight Frank: Dubai house prices to rise in rest of 2014

Real estate consultancy Knight Frank revealed Dubai house price growth slowed to 1% in Q1, but it is expected rise in the remainder of the year Summary Knight Frank say Dubai house prices rose by 1% in Q1 2014 Spring 2014 Dubai Prime Residential Report states prices will resume on “upward path” $1m buys 146sq… Read more »

Wide scale Manchester WiFi plans unveiled

Providers sought for multimillion pound deal that will enhance internet connections, a massive boost for the Manchester’s student population Manchester could soon have WiFi in public buildings across the city if plans from Manchester City Council come into fruition. The council is currently looking for providers than can help supply it with IT and internet… Read more »

UWE graduate prospects improve

95.5% of UWE graduates found jobs within six months of leaving the university, making it an attractive proposition for potential students Graduates from the University of the West of England are finding more work than ever before, according to new figures. The Higher Education Statistics Agency has revealed that only 4.5% of students are out… Read more »

Dubai leading way towards smartest city status

Dubai leading way towards smartest city status

Emirate is at forefront of race towards smart city status, with technological improvements expected to attract people to the region Summary Dubai leading way towards becoming smartest city His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum launches initiative to help process Smart City market to be worth $1.26 trillion by 2019 Dubai is leading the… Read more »

Southampton Watermark project given unanimous backing

£70m development in city centre was unanimously given the go ahead by Southampton City Council, once plans were discussed A major development in Southampton city centre has received the full backing of the city council and work is set to get underway later in 2014. The Hammerson Watermark West Quay development – covering 950,000 sq… Read more »