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Mick George Ltd make Stabilisation appointment

Having announced the appointment of two new Senior Stabilisation Managers at the back end of 2018, as well as a six-figure investment in Stabilisation equipment earlier this year, Mick George Ltd continue to enhance their Stabilisation division with the addition of more experienced personnel within their ranks. 

Alastair McDermid, or ‘Al’ as he is more fondly recognised arrives with 25-years background in the Construction Industry and more specifically 21-years in Soil Stabilisation.

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Stopping the rot at Morpeth’s 170-year old railway station

Morpeth Railway Station is currently undergoing essential restorative work to repair extensive damage to the building’s structure. First opened in 1847, technicians from Peter Cox are treating the historic station for dry rot and rising damp so that the building can continue to serve as an important travel hub for the region. 

Highly regarded as a classic example of Victorian railway architecture on the East Coast Mainline, work is being carried out in a sensitive way to ensure the building retains its heritage and unique features. Morpeth Railway Station is a key transport link for Northumberland residents - and has a bright future with its empty rooms being converted into an enterprise centre for small businesses.

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New shared ownership homes get first time buyers on the property ladder

Recent reports published by Hamptons International suggested that the average first-time buyer could take around 10 years to save enough money for a house deposit, and in London the wait could be as much as 16 years. Specifically, in Surrey, the average deposit saving time for an individual is 13 years and 6 months, and for a couple five years and 9 months. Those keen to jump onto the property ladder within Surrey will be pleased to hear about a brand-new set of homes within the area, supported by a shared ownership scheme. Housing association Aster has recently launched its latest edition to the market, comprising a range of brand-new stylish home options including a set of one-bedroom apartments, two- and three-bedroom semis and a range of three-bedroom detached homes. 

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Harnessing that satisfaction that only building can give you #iBuiltThis2019

The #iBuiltThis2019 competition is open for entries. The competition, run by FIS, now in its third year, is a visual campaign that draws on the pride construction workers take when they see finished projects that they have worked on - harnessing the “I Built This” feeling to promote construction as a career choice. 

The competition platform goes live on 13 June and entries will close on 15 September with the winners announced at the awards ceremony at UK Construction Week on 8 October 2019. 

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Mick George Ltd go ‘Down South’

Having made no secret of their plans to expand geographically and having already delivered contracting services as far North as Arbroath, Mick George Ltd has now landed their most Southernly job to date, in Southampton, on the Adanac Park development.

The business has established itself in the East Anglian and East Midlands regions but having secured works 513 miles apart, literally from one end of the country to the other; and into Scotland, the business really can now be recognised as a national Contractor.  

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