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Capital Land purchase 212-acre site at Swindon’s New Eastern Villages development


Swindon-based Capital Land has completed the purchase of 212 acres of land at New Eastern Villages (NEV) Great Stall East, a significant step in the largest and most important urban regeneration development in the UK.

The next round of detailed planning is in progress and plans are for work to commence on the site in 2022. The Great Stall East development will be approximately 20% of the NEV development and is set to include 1,550 homes, a secondary school, a park and ride, and a sports hub.

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Over a quarter of free Landmark schools delay opening


Landmark schools

Statistics released under the Freedom of Information laws show that over a quarter of the landmark schools announced last year have delayed opening their doors. Constant delays have prompted the Department for Education (DfE) to overhaul how it awards opening dates for new projects. The government has now set up a private arm, LocatED, to take over purchasing new sites; this should allow sites to be purchased quicker and cheaper. The Department of Education have a pledge to open 500 new schools by 2020 and the one at NEV could be one of them.

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Theresa May to lift ban on grammar schools


Grammar Schools

Theresa May’s commitment to lifting the ban on grammar schools was announced at the Conservative Party conference earlier this week in Birmingham. The main aim of scrapping the ban is to open the doors to better education for a wider range of children. The proposed secondary school on NEV could be brought in line with Theresa May’s vision.

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RIBA Stirling Prize best building of 2016


RIBA Stirling Prize

Newport Street Gallery has won the this years RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building. The RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK’s most prestigious architecture prize. Read more here:

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UK faces shortfall of 1.8m rental homes


Shortfall of homes

The UK government has been warned by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors that there is a shortfall of 1.8 million rental homes in the UK. The private sector has taken over from the councils and housing associations as the biggest provider of rental homes but stamp duty is having an impact on this now. The stamp duty tax is being called into action along for local authorities holding brownfield sites to be encouraged to release land for build-to-rent developments.

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A rare find on site



This rare axe-head unearthed by the Civil Engineering team and Headland Archaeology (UK) Ltd in Swindon is from the Neolithic period, around 3000BC. A delightful rare find!

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A View From Above


Overhead View of Archaeological Trenches

The view from above taken by our very own in-house drone pilot. Drones are becoming ever more popular for survey work in todays world. This shot from above shows a small portion of the archaeological trenches needed to be dug in order to ascertain what may have been left under the surface by our ancestors.

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County archaeologist visit NEV site


County archaeologist

The County archaeologist visited site to inspect the trenches being dug by Capital Land Civil Engineering and Headland Archaeology (UK) Ltd. Trenches at NEV and major development sites across the UK need to be dug in order to find anything that may need preserving left by our ancestors.

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Capital Land Civil Engineering at NEV for first trenches


First trenches

Capital Land Civil Engineering and Headland Archaeology (UK) Ltd on site today to begin digging first trenches.

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Capital Land take delivery of first of many


Capital 1

Capital Land Property Group and Capital Land Civil Engineering take delivery of the first member of the new construction fleet. The 320e CAT excavator, supplied by Finnings CAT, being delivered to site ready for its first shift.

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Capital Land Civil Engineering excavator

Capital Land offer fresh start for stalled New Eastern Villages project


New Eastern Villages

Capital Land and Headland Archaeology (UK) Ltd visited by the Swindon Advertiser to discuss progress for New Eastern Villages development. After a series of set backs for the New Eastern Villages project Capital Land is driving the project forward with Great Stall East.

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