John and Mark Squires receives their award from Louise Hunter from Alternative Business Awards sponsor Northumbrian Water

North East businesses come together to raise money for Newcastle charity

Dozens of businesses hope to raise thousands of pounds at the Alternative Business Awards

Tolent offices on 5th Avenue at the Team Valley Trading Estate

30 Tolent jobs lost as 'nightmare' refurbishment contracts hit results

Construction firm Tolent finally sees positive momentum after reporting a £2.8m loss during a challenging year for the sector

Milestone as a new city library rises

A NEW chapter in the life of Newcastle’s City Library got under way yesterday as the first stone of the new building was ceremonially laid.

Echo 24 is hot – and you can say that again

AN innovative design for the city of Sunderland, Echo 24, is now celebrating its 100th completion – amounting to just under £20m worth of properties sold and indicating the overwhelming success of the project so far.

New parking spaces at the Regent Centre

WORK has started on adding two new levels at the Regent Centre’s multi-storey car park in a contract worth over £2m.

Building begins on Open University HQ

WORK has just started on site for the Open University’s new regional headquarters at the £300m Baltic Business Quarter by the River Tyne at Gateshead.

Strength of design should be savoured for decades

WATSON Burton’s construction department advised Tolent Construction and Ryder Architecture Ltd on the £40.2m agreement to redevelop Newcastle Central and High Heaton libraries.

Hundreds flee after gas alert

HUNDREDS of office workers were evacuated in Newcastle city centre yesterday after workmen caused a gas scare.

In tune with history and landscape

ARCHITECT Red Box Design Group has cited the city of Durham as a good example of utilising new planning guidance to enable development to take place in the city’s World Heritage Site.

Honours for safety stars

TEES Valley firms are celebrating scooping top safety honours.

Building's a passion for Tolent

Confidence in the North-East's future prosperity is building nicely - in more ways than one.

Health and Safety (CDM) Award

The team behind ECHO 24 lifted the CDM Award for the commitment demonstrated in putting Health and Safety at the forefront of their construction agenda.

Designer is inspired by homes' riverside setting

The Echo 24 development in Sunderland has unveiled the interior designer tasked with creating its two show apartments set to open in March.

Retail/Leisure Award

The restoration of Gibside Stables on the historic Gibside Estate has not only created jobs, but has provided educational facilities for the local community.

Planning applications

Ward: St Anne's

National looks, but local values

Running your own business calls for boundless passion and belief in your own ability.

Special Report - Built Environment

Construction builds future on firmest of foundations - The North-East's skyline has changed forever and the new horizon is a testament to the fantastic shape of the construction industry in this region.


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