Contracts

Murphy wins contract for public realm work with Lendlease at Elephant Park

Construction firm J Murphy & Sons has won a major multi-million public realm contract working on Lendlease’s 9.7 hectare Elephant Park scheme.

Trio deal for Forrest with £725m framework wins

Contractor Forrest has secured three newbuild frameworks across the North of England that are collectively worth up to £725 million over four years.

Futures Housing adopts groundbreaking SME-friendly procurement contract

A Midlands housing association has become the first organisation to adopt a pioneering procurement contract designed to make it easier for small business to access big contracts.

O’Brien Contractors secures a place on Project Gazelle

Quantum Construction has awarded O’Brien Contractors a £900,000 groundworks package for a regional distribution warehouse in Bedford.

Skanska UK’s SRW goes on location with Pinewood Studios contract win

Skanska UK’s engineering services arm is taking to the movie business with its latest contract to carry out fit-out work for new sound stages at Pinewood Studios.

Jacobs Engineering wins major UK aviation infrastructure contract at Manchester airport

Jacobs Engineering Group has been contracted to handle multi-disciplinary engineering and selected architectural services in support of the transformation of Manchester airport.

Derwent London awards £12.4m office refurb contract to ISG

ISG has secured a £12.4 million fast-track project to refurbish a prominent office building on Whitechapel High Street for Derwent London.

Turner & Townsend chosen to lead £10m Oxford Brookes University campus refit

Oxford Brookes University has appointed Turner & Townsend as project and cost manager on its estates project framework to deliver the university’s £130 million refurbishment programme.

T&T completes on University of Cambridge Primary School

Turner & Townsend has completed on the University of Cambridge Primary School, which is the first university training school at primary level in the UK.

HUB submits plans for homes on old Chesterfield House site in Wembley

HUB, the specialist developer focused on delivering mid-market housing for London, has submitted plans for 239 homes on the old Chesterfield House site in Wembley which was purchased last year in partnership with specialist sustainable and impact investor Bridges Ventures.

ISG to build new broadcasting house for BBC Wales in Cardiff

ISG has secured a contract to build two of South Wales’ most prominent new build projects - the new BBC Wales Broadcasting House and Two Central Square - totalling an £80 million package.

Construction firm forms alliance with Chinese developer

A Salford-based construction firm has formed an alliance with a Chinese developer to buy sites for residential schemes in Greater Manchester.

Osborne awarded contract to redevelop Rowstock Gardens sites as part of London Borough of Islington’s newbuild housing framework

Osborne has been awarded a contract to redevelop two sites in Rowstock Gardens as part of the London Borough of Islington’s newbuild housing framework.

Midas completes on Bath student housing complex

The redevelopment of the historic Twerton Mill on Lower Bristol Road in Bath has been completed, delivering a new state-of-the-art student housing complex for the city’s burgeoning student population.

Contract awarded to deliver rail upgrade

BAM appointed principal contractor for the £170m upgrade of the Aberdeen-Inverness line.

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Features

2017-05-25 09:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 11:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 15:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 11:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 10:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 11:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 17:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

2017-02-28 15:53

As part of an ongoing revamp, the Joint Contracts Tribunal has rolled out an updated suite of standard form construction contracts for Design & Build. John Cleaveley, partner and head of construction at Weightmans LLP, takes a look at the changes

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