Guests were treated to an afternoon in the company of Olympian Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards at a sporting lunch last week.
The Best of British event was held at the Hilton Gatwick Airport Hotel on Friday 9 November in aid of Rockinghorse, raising over £17,500 for the Sussex children’s charity.
230 guests packed in to the Ascot Suite for the fourth annual fundraising lunch sponsored by Ecoingot, which welcomed the legendary ski-jumper as special guest speaker.
Eddie, who is considered one of the most inspiring speakers on the circuit, shot to fame at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. In 2016 he had a Hollywood blockbuster made about his colourful life and career, starring Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton – and guests were certainly not left disappointed by his witty and charismatic stories of determination.
A guide with the aim of creating an accessible and inclusive built environment has been broadcasted by the Construction Industry Council (CIC).
The Essential Principles Guide includes six measures to support, guide and motivate built environment professionals whilst making decisions for clients, employers and the society that affect the success of an inclusive environment.
Planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore has submitted an outline planning application to Northumberland County Council for a major residential-led development of 1,600 new homes near Newcastle on behalf of a consortium of developers. This announcement comes after a year previously, local residents fought an unsuccessful battle to get a number of locations designated as village green status to prevent development from going ahead.
Persimmon Homes and Bellway Homes want to build the sustainable urban extension on an 86-hectare site to the south-west of Cramlington New Town. The scheme, which will be known as Arcot Woods, also includes a local centre with shops, a pub, a school, a pub as well as a care home, sheltered housing for older people, a community centre and a health centre.