COMIT Community Day Feb 22

COMIT Community Day, Brompton moves to Kent, £1.5bn Manchester Tech Development, BAM Leeds NHS Lab, New Barhale Barking Station, Derby City Development

EMS attended COMIT Community Day at Red Bull Racing

EMS attended the recent Community day excellently organised by Stuart Young and Gerry Samuelsson-Brown of COMIT Projects Ltd. at the phenomenal Red Bull Racing & Red Bull Technologys site hosted by Siemens.

Packed agenda featuring drones being used to increase safety & efficiency by 
Matt Cunliffe, the benefit of private networks & use cases by Stephen Muldowney of Electronic Media Services as well as sessions on prioritising technology by Ant Morse of O2 (Telefónica UK), Lean by James Ellis of VisiLean Ltd, Location by Critigen (Now Locana) & Connected Projects by Glyn Matthews & Matt Ross of Sunbelt Rentals UK & Ireland with keynote by Ross Caddens of Siemens on Digital Transformation. 

Thanks for an awesome day Stuart and team, we’re looking forward to seeing you in June!

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New Brompton Factory in Ashford

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The new factory is to be built on stilts in a 100-acre wetland in Ashford, Kent. It will produce 200,000 bikes per year and be completed in 2027. The current London factory will keep running until 2030. Will Butler-Adams said the company needs more space as it has grown 17% for the past 18 years, and London is too expensive. The new site is close to Europe ports & has space to expand production.

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£1.5bn New Manchester Tech Precinct

£1.5bn Manchester Development Credit william mccue via unsplash

Manchester Uni & Bruntwood SciTech a workspace property company are collaborating to redevelop a new neighbourhood near Piccadilly Station.

The 18-acre site will provide 4million square feet of space of which 2.6 million square feet will be for commercial workspace, 1,350 apartments, 2 hotels and community spaces. The commercial space will focus on R&D and the project will apparently create 10k jobs in the next 10-15 years.

Bruntwood SciTech is a joint venture between Legal & General and Bruntwood.

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New £27m Leeds Lab by BAM

BAM Leeds Pathology Lab

A new pathology lab in Leeds at St James’ hospital will be built to support regional hospitals. Construction will commence in March and operate by Autumn 2023. It replaces the current facility in the General Infirmary in the Old Medical School which is more than 100 years old. New technology systems that mean tests can be electronically scheduled and reported will create huge efficiencies for the NHS in the region with the new lab.

Barhale to develop new Barking River overground

Barhale to develop new Barking River overground

Barhale has won the contract to design and deliver a new overground railway station at Barking & Dagenham riverside. The new station will service 10,000 homes planned for East London. It is part of a £260m extension from Gospel Oak. It is part of a 443-acre brownfield redevelopment of the old Barking Power Station. Construction will commence on the station in May 2022 and open later this year. Congrats Barhale!

New innovation sees underground

Underground Lens Credit ricardo gomez angel via unsplash

Using quantum physics and gravity the new invention can see items buried underground for applications in detecting sinkholes, pipes and tunnels to avoid hitting them or digging in the wrong places.

The world’s first quantum gravity gradiometer was developed by Birmingham University funded by a £6m grant from Innovate UK.

Currently three out of every five holes drilled for roadworks are in the wrong place so the new invention could save a lot of time and money.

Bowmer & Kirkland £200m Derby city project

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Bowmer & Kirkland’s investment arm Peveril Securities are funding a new £200m in the centre of Derby city to redevelop the old Debenhams site and replace it with a 259 one and two bedroom apartments, a hotel, offices, commercial space and car park as well as a 3,500 capacity performance venue in Phase 2 on the former site of the Pennine Hotel and Pink Coconut nightclub. A new public square has also been commissioned by the council.