James Russell
Director at Building and Land

Modular Buildings and Government Targets

By James Russell In Buildings No comments

Modular builds have rightly been given priority by government departments looking to streamline construction across the education, defence, health, justice and transport sectors. All well and good, you may say. It makes sense to use a system which enables these much needed public institutions to be built quicker and more economically, so this is to […]

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Introducing Owen Wright

By James Russell In BLG Updates No comments

Today we introduce Owen Wright, a veritable veteran of the insurance world. With over 25 years’ experience in the sector (yes he really is that old) Owen has seen the insurance world from all sides. Having worked for insurers, loss adjusters and brokers, he has a great understanding of the ins and outs of insurance. […]

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Now We are all Cricket Fans!

By James Russell In News & Current Affairs No comments

Well, It has been buzzing in our offices this morning as everybody talks about THAT final bowl. New Zealand needed two runs and they got one. Phew! People in our offices range from those who can tell you the permutations of exactly what “silly mid-on” is, to those who watched it for the first time […]

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Manchester – England’s Second City?

By James Russell In News No comments

As the insurance world descends on Manchester today (lucky Manchester!) it is time for a few words on the city. Whenever I visit Manchester I am astounded by the level of construction. The skyline is incredible and changing on an almost monthly basis. As well as being home to two massive football clubs (one bigger […]

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Buildings and Regeneration – Tottenham

By James Russell In Uncategorized No comments

Just take a look at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium! This leads me nicely on to two of my favourite subjects, namely modern architecture (see my blog of October 2018) and urban regeneration (my blog all the way back in March 2017!). This fabulous stadium is reminiscent of a spaceship above the north London skyline. […]

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Right To Light

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Right to Light – What is it anyway? A big growth area in recent years has been the take up of “Right to Light” insurance policies, also known as “Right of Light”. The big question, then, is why is that? In simple terms, building developers and contractors face an ever growing exposure to claims from […]

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Brexit and the Housing Market

By James Russell In Uncategorized No comments

So, who out there is fed up with hearing the word “Brexit?”. I know I am! A phrase that didn’t exist three years ago is now the most commonly used word over the past year. Personally I just want to see it finalised one way or the other so that we can be rid of […]

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Amazing Buildings – The Tulip

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Today I want to take a look at a new property proposed for the square mile in London, being the Tulip. You may have read stories about the issues highlighted as regards the gondolas (attached to the structure) that have sent air traffic controllers into a frenzy. Can a suspended gondola affect our sophisticated multi-million […]

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My Thoughts on Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

By James Russell In Uncategorized No comments

Following the tragic events of the weekend I can’t let the moment go without paying tribute to Vichai. As a business based in Leicestershire with strong links to the local community, we are well aware of the benefits that Vichai and his family brought to the city. Charitable work and donations to good causes locally, […]

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