Interbuild, the uk's biggest building industry exhibition, is to be relaunched in expanded form via a 50:50 joint venture formed by Emap Business Communications (aj's owner), and the Montgomery Group, which has run Interbuild since its launch in 1894.
Under the terms of a deal concluded last week, a new company, Emap Montgomery, will be responsible for Interbuild and two other shows - Civils & Pipelines, and the new annual it show, Construction Solutions. All three will run together in the year 2000 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, from 21-25 May.
Moving Interbuild from its traditional November slot is likely to please exhibitors and the 100,000-plus visitors, who have expressed a preference for a spring date. The move also avoids clashes with other major European shows, and will help boost Interbuild's international visitorship.
The enlarged show will enjoy the support of Emap weekly titles including aj, New Civil Engineer, Construction News, and h&v News.
Devereux Earle has submitted a scheme for a new village green and sports pavilion for planning approval in Blewbury, Oxfordshire. The building, for cricket, croquet, and soccer, will be in an area of outstanding natural beauty and have sliding security screens for when it is not used. It will be the first modern building in the village and Devereux will assist in a bid for sports lottery backing if it gets planning permission.