Contracts

HCM secures £7M construction project

HCM Projects, which is part of Harris Construction Management, has started work on a major £7 million construction project for Britvic Soft Drinks at the company’s Swinnow Lane site in Bramley near Leeds.

ISG underway with £6.2 million Halifax office scheme

ISG is underway with a £6.2 million project to redevelop the 19th century Grade II Listed Princess Buildings in Halifax, West Yorkshire for Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council.

Record multi-million rise in turnover for Keyway

National construction equipment hire company Keyway is celebrating a 40% increase in turnover this year to £25 million.

Civil engineering framework receives £200m worth of enquiries in first month

The new national civil engineering and infrastructure framework for public works operated by Scape Group, and provided by Balfour Beatty, has received £200 million of enquiries in its first month.

T&T aquire Australian Thinc

Turner & Townsend, the global programme management and construction consultancy, has acquired Australian project management specialist Thinc.

Work starts on £1.5m Helsby housing scheme

Contractors have started work on a new £1.5m housing development which will boost the supply of family housing in Helsby.

T&T to drive £480M Sheffield transformation

Turner & Townsend has been appointed to provide programme, project, cost and procurement management support for the new £480m retail quarter in the heart of Sheffield City Centre.

£1.6m scheme boosts supply of affordable housing in Blackburn

Contractors have completed work on a new development in Blackburn that will boost the supply of affordable homes and support wider housing regeneration in the area.

Barr Construction toasts appointment to create new extension at BrewDog HQ

Barr Construction, one of the UK’s leading construction companies, is celebrating having secured the contract to build a 4500 sq ft expansion at BrewDog’s existing brewery headquarters in Ellon.

Balfour wins £80m national car innovation centre

Balfour Beatty has been awarded an £80m contract to construct the National Automotive Innovation Centre in Coventry for the University of Warwick.

ISG appointed on £50 million UWE Bristol Campus scheme

ISG has been appointed on a £50 million project to create a striking new home for the Faculty of Business and Law at UWE Bristol.

University and Carillion join forces

The University of Wolverhampton and Carillion have signed a new agreement which will see them working together more closely in the future.

Balfour Beatty awarded £80 million University of Warwick scheme

Balfour Beatty has been awarded an £80 million contract to construct the National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC) in Coventry for the University of Warwick.

Titan Group appointed to flagship Stratford high-rise development

The main contractor for a "landmark" private sector residential scheme overlooking the Olympic Park in Stratford has been appointed.

Barr main contractor cinema and leisure contract in Darlington

Barr Construction has been appointed as main contractor on the £30 million cinema and leisure site in Darlington owned by developer Terrace Hill.

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Features

2017-05-31 14:33

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 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

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