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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 3 Product News . . . . . . . . Pg 4-5 Roofi ng, Cladding & Insulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 7 Refurbishment & Retrofi t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 8 Heating & Ventilation . . Pg 9 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 11-15 Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 16 Social Housing . . . . . . . . Pg 17 Urban Regeneration . . . Pg 18-19 WELCOME Signifi cant improvements to the nation's infrastructure, alongside a major push on housebuilding, have been central to the Government's attempts to boost the construction industry. Ambitious transport projects have dominated a lot of Government policy, with the fl agship High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) programme seen as a way of kick-starting economic revival and regeneration north of London and the South-East bubble. The so-called Northern Powerhouse initiative is an attempt to push investment around the rest of the UK. Indeed, although the latest analysis suggests at the underlying level, infrastructure starts fell back sharply in 2015 after three successive years of growth, Glenigan is forecasting double-digit growth in starts during 2016 and beyond. Government investment has been focused on rail related projects. However, spending on the road network, which was relatively neglected during much of the last parliament, is now on the rise as a number of new term maintenance agreements are let. The increase in spending is already having some impact on the ground, and is expected to be the main driver of growth in infrastructure starts in 2016. Such investment is to be broadly welcomed and there is little doubt that improvements to the nation's transport network are needed. However, it remains to be seen whether schemes such as HS2 will bring the wider economic benefi ts the Government is predicting. Grosvenor House, Central Park, Telford, TF2 9TW T: 01952 234000 F: 01952 234003 E: T A N N E R S T I L E S P U B L I S H I N G TSPMEDIA CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Paul Groves EDITORIAL CO-ORDINATOR Devan Morgan ADVERTISEMENT PRODUCTION Charlotte Wall DESIGN & ARTWORK Kat Jones Terms and Conditions - While every eff ort is made to ensure the accuracy of all articles and information appearing in Public Sector Building Specifi cation the publisher does not accept liability for errors and omissions, printing or otherwise, that may appear in this publication. The journal includes photographs provided and paid for by suppliers. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or any retrieval system without the consent of the publisher. CIRCULATION MANAGER Becki Everitt ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER Martyn Smith TELESALES Nicky Vandesande PUBLISHER David Stiles There are many who maintain that far from pushing investment out to the rest of the country, the projects the Government is championing could well create a few, short to medium-term hotspots of economic growth but not the long-term, sustainable expansion that the UK requires. In fact, when looking at community and amenity projects that a lot of public sector organisations rely on, Glenigan paints a gloomier picture. It says this improved outlook for the sector is vulnerable to a renewed tightening in public capital expenditure as the Chancellor pursues further savings outside of the protected areas of health, schools and overseas aid. Measures to shield these areas from spending cuts are likely to increase the pressure on defence, police and local authorities' capital budgets. 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