Green light to develop Lake District’s first luxury resort hotel

Proposed development plans to extend Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel & Marina on the shores Windermere and transform it into the Lake District’s first luxury resort hotel have been given the green light.

Contractor announced for £2.4 million improvements in Bedfordshire

A contract worth £2.4 million will see improvements take place in Bedfordshire providing smoother and safer journeys for drivers.

Galliford Try wins North Yorkshire Extra Care Framework

A North East developer has won a place on a framework that will deliver up to £650 million worth of projects in North Yorkshire.

Rubber factory affordable homes taking shape

222 new affordable dwellings along with commercial space and a new primary school, are taking shape on the site of a former Rubber Factory in London.

Plans for 127-home scheme in Hounslow given green light

Plans to transform the site of a former commercial building in Hounslow, west London, into over 120 new homes have been given the go-ahead.

Work starts on £3 Billion A9 dualling

Work has begun on the £3 billion A9 Dualling programme in Scotland.

First phase of University’s new campus vision underway

The scaffolding has been erected and the bulldozers have moved in as work on the first phase of the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) £200 million Campus Masterplan project begins.

BAM nets £16 million contract to expand the University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln has selected a construction firm to undertake a multi-million pound project to expand its existing engineering hub.

Ashfield Homes appoints J Tomlinson to £30m council house improvement programme

A contractor has been appointed to carry out a £30 million improvement programme to council housing stock in a Nottinghamshire borough over the next five years.

Emanuel Whitaker opens Salford training centre as part of multi-million pound contract wins

An Oldham-based construction firm has established an apprentice training centre as part of its new depot in Salford.

Re:allies seeks contractors for £836 million social housing newbuild framework

Moves are afoot to recruit 30 contractors to a new construction framework for the delivery of social housing across the north of England.

Keepmoat celebrates 10 years in Nottingham by winning £10m worth of new work

A housing and regeneration company is celebrating 10 years working in Nottingham – by winning two new contracts worth a combined £10 million.

Infrastructure contract values increase almost 90% in July

uly was a hectic month for the infrastructure sector as the value of contracts awarded reached £2 billion, based on a three month rolling average, almost 90% higher than July 2014 and the largest total for more than 18 months.

Record growth sees Robertson Group turnover rise by 20%

UK infrastructure firm on course to almost double turnover to £500million in next three years

Shepherd Engineering Services secures multi-million pound Queensferry Crossing contract

Shepherd Engineering Services has secured a multi-million pound contract to deliver mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services to the new replacement road bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland’s largest infrastructure investment in a generation.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

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 10:47

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 14:27

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 10:31

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 09:31

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 10:55

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 16:20

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

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