New Covent Garden plans move forward

Vinci St Modwen has submitted a planning application to redevelop New Covent Garden Market in south London that, if approved, could see Vinci Construction start work on the site next year.

Wates wins Bolton shopping centre work

Wates Construction has been appointed main contractor on a project to redevelop Bolton Marketplace.

Willmott Dixon wins £45m hospital contract

Willmott Dixon has been named as main contractor on the £45m project to upgrade privately owned Benenden Hospital in Kent.

Willmott Dixon to provide new sports centre for Wycombe

Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Wycombe District Council to build a new sports centre that will include an eight lane 50m swimming pool, a sub-aqua dive pit and an 150 station gym.

Denne finishes £9.5m Brighton development

Kent-based contractor Denne has finished work on a £9.5m residential development in Brighton.

Work starts on £25m Catterick scheme

A joint venture between Kier Property and Lingfield Securities has marked the arrival of contractors on its £25m Catterick Garrison scheme with a turf cutting ceremony.

Kier stays on track with new contract wins

Kier says its performance so far this year is in line with expectations, with its construction business being boosted by an improved market in both the Caribbean and the Middle East.

Professional CP wins work on junction 19

Professional Concrete Pumping has won a two-year sole supplier contract with Skanska that will see it work on the £191m project to improved junction 19 on the M1.

Henderson Green moves in on Isle of Wight school

Henderson Green has won a contract with Kier to provide M&E services for a new studio school in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

SPIE wins work at Stansted

SPIE UK’s building services division has won the contract for the second phase of an £80m redevelopment of Stansted Airport.

Eric Wright completes £8.2m Blackpool school project

Eric Wright Construction (EWC) has completed the £8.2m refurbishment of a school in Blackpool.

Robert Woodhead starts £2.1m project

Robert Woodhead has begun work on a £2.1m contract to build 25 two-bedroom bungalows for older people in Bilsthorpe in Nottinghamshire.

BIM and electronic sign-off gets M25 upgraded early

Using building information modelling (BIM) to provide real-time information and an electronic sign-off process has helped Skanska Balfour Beatty sign off its latest contract to upgrade the M25 22 weeks early, it says.

Mansell Homes in first ever 'council-only' contract

Mansell Homes has begun work on its first ever ‘council-only’ housing project, and the first council housing project to be built in Bournemouth for 20 years.

Kier wins second interchange work with TfGM

Kier Construction has won a £5m contract to build a new bus and tram interchange at Wythenshawe – the second such contract it has won with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).

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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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