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Portergate, a well-known developer from Cheshire, was recently granted planning permission for a multimillion-pound development in the Friargate retail area of Preston city centre, designed to turn older shops and buildings into retail units and accommodation for the University of Central Lancashire.

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Tiptree Fire Station is a retained rural fire station serving the village of Tiptree and surrounding areas. It is situated between Colchester and Chelmsford in Essex and is part of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.

Matt Lyon, a surveyor at Essex County Fire and Rescue, explained that in early 2010 the service wanted to save money on its radiator-heated isolated rural locations which are very costly to keep warm. He said: “People tend to leave the heating on when exiting the...

Stonycroft House is a substantial house in the delightful village of Edmondthorpe in Leicestershire. It is heated by a large oil fired boiler that has zone valves to control the flow of heat to the hot water cylinders and radiators. In 2009 the owner, Mr Bowden, was becoming concerned with the rising cost of oil and the predictions by the OECD that the price of oil could treble by 2025. “Heating a large house like Stonycroft...

Shoeburyness fire station is a Retained Fire Station and part of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Like many fire stations, it is expensive to heat, so around three years ago the brigade thought of installing a boiler and energy management system to cut heating costs. Mark Askew, the building service engineer at Essex Fire & Rescue Property Services, explained that he wanted “Greater control over the heating” and that he was “…. eager to save money...

Ely Fire Station handles fire safety in the medieval Cathedral City of Ely which situated 14 miles (23 km) north-northeast of Cambridge. The station is part of Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, whose community work includes developing a campaign to reduce the number of kitchen fires. Ely is also home to one of the six Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service district offices, the office for East Cambridgeshire....