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Allsop & Pitts has expanded its Torquay-based commercial catering installation business with the acquisition of Newquay-based Cornwall Catering Equipment.
Business Durham has unveiled plans for the £6.8m 26-acre expansion of the NETPark science park in Sedgefield, which could help create up to 1,400 jobs.
Integral UK, the Bristol-based provider of mechanical and electrical property maintenance services, is to be acquired by JLL for £229m.
Ibstock is to create 50 new jobs at its brick manufacturing plant in Leicestershire, as part of a new 18,000 sq m production facility due to open in 2017.
PlaceFirst of Manchester has agreed a £25m funding deal to support a £90m plan to provide 1,000 affordable rental homes by 2020.
Norcros Adhesives is planning to double the size of its Stoke-on-Trent-based tile adhesive manufacturing business over the next three years.
Arcadis is to relocate 250 staff at its design and consultancy business to a new 19,000 sq ft office at Bernard Weatherill House in Croydon this summer.
Hermes Investment Management has let two offices at 31 George Street in Bristol, with JLL taking 15,000 sq ft and JM Finn & Co 7,500 sq ft.
Smart Storage of Ireland is planning to create about 40 jobs at its storage solutions business across the UK over the next 18 months.
Bericote Properties is to submit plans for a £150m 1.4m sq ft industrial development at Florida Farm in Haydock, which could create 2,500 jobs.
O'Keeffe Building Services is to submit plans to Nottingham City Council for a new business park with up to 30 units at a 1.7-acre site in Bulwell.
Tamar Design & Build has acquired EWL Building Services, the Poole-based construction firm, out of administration through Begbies Traynor.
Westleigh Partnerships has submitted plans for a mixed-use development in Melton, including two office blocks, which could create more than 100 jobs.
Staffordshire County Council and Keele University are planning to develop a sixth business innovation centre called IC6 at Keele Science Park.
Selco Builders Warehouse is creating more than 50 jobs at a new building materials supply store due to open in Wolverhampton this September.
Plant Hire UK is to invest £17m in 400 new machines from JCB, in order to upgrade the fleet at its Haydock-based plant hire business.
Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has acquired Doncaster-based Maltings Timber Merchants, taking its total chain of building supply outlets to 30.
Focus Consultants has acquired a majority stake in MES Building Solutions, the Newark-based sustainable building firm with 12 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Travis Perkins is to relocate its Cheltenham-based builders' merchants branch from Gloucester Road to a new flagship site on Tewkesbury Road by October.
Huws Gray has acquired Shropshire Building Supplies, the Shropshire-based chain of five builders' merchants, for undisclosed terms.
Marshall CDP and Sterling Capitol are planning to develop a £13m business park on a 13-acre site in Barnsley, which could create up to 500 jobs.
Northumberland County Council is to relocate up to 300 jobs to Berwick, as part of plans to move its headquarters from Morpeth to Ashington.
Stroma has acquired two building control businesses, including Cannock-based Approved Design Consultancy and BBS Building Control of Tunbridge Wells.
Veitchi Group is relocating its Rutherglen-based construction business and 320 staff to a 20,000 sq ft office at Gateway Glasgow in Cambuslang.
Coulters is to merge with HBJ Property, a division of the Edinburgh-based law firm HBJ Gateley, and plans to double the workforce to 25.
Deloitte Real Estate is to sell its London-based national investment team to Gerald Eve for a nominal sum, with the transfer of 18 staff.
Humberts is looking to relocate its commercial property agency in Nottingham, having sold its East Midlands-based residential operation as a franchise.
Mountpark Logistics is seeking permission to develop a 65,600 sq ft business park near Ellistown in Leicestershire, which could create up to 165 jobs.
Northumberland County Council is to relocate up to 400 jobs to Alnwick, as part of plans to move its headquarters from Morpeth to Ashington.
Deloitte Real Estate has sold its London-based transactional business and about 80 staff to Knight Frank, Gerald Eve and Savills for about £15m.
Bericote Properties has won approval from Test Valley Borough Council to build three warehouses at Alpha Park in Hampshire, which could create 180 jobs.
Sandwell Council is to consider plans from Dudley Unit Trust for a £32m revamp of Vaughan Trading Estate in Tipton, which could create about 900 jobs.
Frank Marshall Estates is to submit plans to Kirklees Council for a new business park at a 2.7-acre site in Colnebridge, which could create up to 100 jobs.
OBO Scaffolding has merged with Traffic Management Solutions, to create a combined Ipswich-based contracting business called TBF Contracting.
Preferred Management Solutions is planning to create about 20 jobs at its Hebburn-based maintenance and building services business by 2018.
University of Leeds is seeking a contractor for the development of a £29m 100,000 sq ft Innovation and Enterprise Centre off Woodhouse Lane.
Wernick Refurbished Buildings is to expand the 32-strong workforce at its Shipton-based portable building refurbishment business to 50 over the next 18 months.
Kier Property is planning to build three new industrial units totalling 108,000 sq ft at Houndmills Industrial Estate in Basingstoke by August 2017.
Anstey Horne has secured £6.5m of funding from the Business Growth Fund for the expansion of its new property consultancy office in Birmingham.
IM Properties has submitted plans to Solihull Council to expand Blythe Valley Park, including 1m sq ft of commercial space and a 200-bedroom hotel.
Brighton & Hove City Council is seeking a buyer for its offices at King's House in Hove, with the relocation of 650 staff to Hove Town Hall this August.
The Crown Estate is to relocate its London-based headquarters from Regent Street to a 31,000 sq ft office at St James's Market early next year.
Orbit Developments has let two offices at No 1 St Ann Street in Manchester, with Sigma Capital Group taking 2,400 sq ft and Idom Merebrook 2,500 sq ft.
Albion Land has won approval to build a 520,000 sq ft warehousing development in Bicester called Link 9 by spring 2017, which could create about 1,000 jobs.
Bilby has acquired two building services businesses, including DCB (Kent) for up to £4m and Spokemead Maintenance of St Albans for up to £8.7m.
Watkin Jones has raised £131m in a flotation on Aim to fund the expansion of its Gwynedd-based student accommodation development business.
The Government is considering plans to sell the Land Registry agency, casting doubt on the future of hundreds of jobs at its head office in Plymouth.
Paragon Construction has been sold out of administration to Mason Lord, securing the future of 30 jobs at its St Helens-based contracting business.
Roger Hannah & Co has merged with Guest Garsden Chartered Surveyors, to create a combined Manchester-based property services firm with 40 staff.
Primmer Olds has merged with BAS Property Consultants, to create a combined Southampton-based property business called Primmer Olds BAS with 15 staff.
Acivico is to relocate its Birmingham-based building services business and about 230 staff to an 18,500 sq ft office at Louisa House in Quay Place.
Rochford Council has approved plans to build a £150m business park off Cherry Orchard Way this summer, which could create up to 5,000 jobs.
SOG Group to open a £4m science facility at The Cube in Dagenham in June, providing space for up to 15 companies and 100 staff.
Malcolm Hollis has opened a new office in Winchester, and plans to double the size of its building survey business over the next four years.
Baqus Group, the Liverpool-based property services firm, has undergone a management buy-out by a new company called BFM Ventures for £1.3m.
Property Partner has raised funding of £16m for the expansion of its London-based residential property crowdfunding business.
Servest is looking to expand the 300-strong workforce at its facilities management headquarters in Bury St Edmunds to 400 over the next four years.
University of Gloucestershire has won approval to expand its campus in Gloucester, including a 10,000 sq m business school and new sports facilities.
Hargreaves Services has acquired CJ Pryor out of administration, securing the future of about 60 jobs at its Essex-based earth moving business.
Barnsdales is to expand the 17-strong workforce at its Doncaster-based property business with an unspecified number of new jobs over the next few months.
Connells Group has acquired Rook Matthews Sayer, the estate agency with 16 branches across Newcastle, Northumberland and Tyneside, for undisclosed terms.
Legal & General has confirmed plans to open a 550,000 sq ft housebuilding factory near Selby by June, with the creation of up to 500 jobs.
Newman University is to invest £22m in improvements to its campus in Birmingham by 2017, including 300 student bedrooms and new teaching facilities.
Daventry District Council is to consider plans for seven new units totalling 2,700 sq m at Marches Industrial Estate, which could create about 115 jobs.
Armitage Construction is to relocate its Stockport-based building business and 45 staff to a new head office on Jersey Street by March.
The Clubhouse is to relocate its London-based flexible meeting space to a 12,800 sq ft office at 8 St James's Square in London by May.
Taunton Deane Council is to relocate its 160-strong Direct Labour Organisation to a £2.9m purpose-built warehouse at Westpark 26 in Chelston.
Barton Willmore has won approval for a £200m 2.5m sq ft business park in Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire, which could create 3,500 jobs.
Henry Boot Developments is to relocate its Manchester-based construction business and Hallam Land Management to a 2,160 sq ft office at 26 Cross Street.
Warwick District Council is to unveil proposals for a £31m Creative Quarter development in Leamington Spa, which could create up to 300 jobs.
University of Wolverhampton has submitted plans for a £4m redevelopment of the catering facilities at its south city campus by the autumn.
GM Jones is to build a £1.3m 13,700 sq ft head office at Parc Ty Gwyn for its Llanrwst-based construction business, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Torbay Council is seeking funding for the development of a £10m six-acre business park in Paignton, which could create up to 200 new jobs.
Galliard Homes has unveiled proposals for a £750m mixed-use development called The Stage in Shoreditch by 2019, including offices, restaurants and shops.
Group First is seeking approval from Ribble Valley Council to build an 18-unit business park in Simonstone, which could create more than 100 jobs.
Selco Builders Warehouse is to create more than 50 jobs at a new building materials supply store due to open at Imperial Park in Watford this March.
Durham County Council is to consider proposals for a £150m regeneration of Milburngate House in Durham, including offices, restaurants and a cinema.
Vivalda is planning to expand the 70-strong workforce at its London-based cladding supply business with up to 20 new jobs over the next year.
EE Smith Contracts has undergone a management buy-out at its Leicester-based interiors business for £11m, with backing from Maven Investor Partners.
Thornton Roofing is to expand its Antrim-based construction business with 50 jobs and a new 10,700 sq ft office, as part of an £8m expansion plan.
Newcastle City Council is to consider plans for a £5m office development at Offshore Technology Park in Walker, which could create up to 250 jobs.
Regenda Group is to relocate its Bolton-based housing business to a 12,500 sq ft office at Commutation Plaza in Liverpool, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Chelverton Equity Partners has acquired a majority stake in Hickton Consultants, the South Yorkshire-based construction services firm, for £0.7m.
Registers for Scotland is to relocate its Glasgow-based property registry government department to a 17,300 sq ft office at St Vincent Plaza this year.
RIBA is planning to expand the number of jobs at its head office in Newcastle from 160 to up to 210, as part of a £1.8m refurbishment.
Hamilton Architects is planning to more double the 27-strong workforce at its Belfast-based architect business, and open an office in London.
Harvey Group is looking to expand the 110-strong workforce at its Antrim-based building services business to 150, having just opened an office in Dunstable.
Carbon Zero Group is to create up to 17 new jobs at its St Asaph-based glamping construction business, and plans to open a new office in Mochdre.
Bowman Riley Architects has sold a majority stake in Bowman Riley Healthcare, its Skipton-based division, to an entrepreneur for undisclosed terms.
Ribble Valley Borough Council has approved plans from James Alpe Developments for a 110,000 sq ft industrial park with 21 units in Clitheroe.
Pygott & Crone is planning to expand its Grimsby-based estate agency this year, with a new office in Cleethorpes and an unspecified number of jobs.
Anglian Group has transferred a majority stake in its Norwich-based home improvements business to private equity firm Alchemy Partners.
Lazari Investments has let two offices at 91 Wimpole Street in London, with The Office Group taking 42,500 sq ft and CBRE 10,000 sq ft.
Hewden has acquired Interlift, the rigging and lifting equipment firm with 34 staff and depots in Middlesbrough, Glasgow and Hull, for undisclosed terms.
Worcestershire County Council is to invest £4m in the expansion of Malvern Hills Science Park, including a 1,500 sq m office building.
Celotex is planning to build a £20m building insulation plant at Eggborough in North Yorkshire by spring 2017, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
Countryside Properties is to submit plans for a 65,000 sq m business park at Great Notley in Essex by 2017, which could create 2,000 jobs.
Anglia Ruskin University has awarded a contract to Morgan Sindall to build a £25m 8,000 sq m Science Centre at its site in Cambridge.
Ecotricity has submitted plans to Stroud District Council for a multi-million pound 100-acre business and sports park, which could create thousands of jobs.
Ashby Capital has let a total of 16,000 sq ft of office space at 200 Aldersgate in London's Farringdon to Abokado, EAT, Jampur Group and Ford Motor Company.