To continue with Ardent’s charitable work this year, we have decided to start a “Reverse Advent” collection box in the offices for local foodbanks and those less fortunate this festive season. As we all know this time of year can be tight on many families across the country, so every day in December we will be adding food and toiletries (non-perishables: UHT milk, orange juice, tinned meat & tomatoes, toothbrushes etc) until 23rd December. Search The Trussell Trust for more information and details of your local Foodbank.
The Warrington team held a bake sale in the Orangery at the White House in aid of the Macmillan Cancer charity. Yummy items were brought in for sale including homemade fairy cakes, bakewell tarts, brownies, cornflake cakes and colourful muffins!
Thanks to all…we have raised over £80!
The TfL (Transport for London) Silvertown Project Team is celebrating the close of the DCO Examination in Public, which concluded in April 2017. Ardent acted as the land and property Expert Witness and as Case Managers in negotiating and settling agreements to mitigate the concerns of the major landowners. Ardent is now advising the Project Team in relation to the implementation of the DCO and is supporting the procurement of the PFI contractor that will ultimately design, build and maintain this exciting new crossing in east London. Construction of the £700m scheme is currently programmed to commence in 2019 and be open to the public in 2023.
Ardent is pleased to be appointed in respect of land services by Port of Tilbury Limited to deliver a range of services on their Port expansion DCO project. The Port of Tilbury is one of the largest ports in the UK and plays a crucial role in the local and regional economy. It is the nearest deep-water port to London, and is directly or indirectly responsible for some 8,350 jobs. The port is planning to extend the existing port to the East and include a new road/rail link in its proposals. This is Ardent’s 25th DCO appointment.
At the recent Christmas staff event held in York on Friday 16 December staff wore their Xmas jumpers and everyone was encouraged to donate £2 to the Save the Children charity.
A prize was awarded for the best jumper to Megan Bliss as she was dressed as a jingly elf with bells.
Ardent is pleased to announce that a new office was opened in Leeds on Monday 12 December. The office is located at the prominent location of No. 1 Aire Street, Leeds LS1 4PR above Leeds train station.
Staff located at the Leeds office will be working on the recently awarded Leeds North section for the HS2 Phase 2 scheme and a number of new staff working as Land Referencers have been recruited to operate out of this office.