New professionals in construction overwhelmingly believe Gordon Brown should abandon plans to increase fuel duty in the autumn, accordingly to a poll at Phase One in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The event was the latest of Building’s networking get togethers for people in the first 10 years of their career. Jaimie Ferguson, EDAW’s director of urban design, used the occasion to reveal the masterplan for a £700m redevelopment of the old Tyne Brewery site in the city centre.