Willmott Dixon wins £27m university contract

Willmott Dixon has won a £27m contract to build the second phase of the University of West London’s Future Campus project.

Premier Interlink helps soldiers return

Offsite construction specialist Premier Interlink has secured a contract with Lend Lease to supply six modular steel framed accommodation blocks for 400 soldiers who are returning from duty in Germany.

Latest stage of Blackpool regeneration is handed over

Eric Wright Construction and its client, Muse Developments, has handed over the completed Bickerstaffe Square office bulding that forms part of the Talbot Gateway regeneration scheme in Blackpool, to the council.

Mclaren begins Westminster scheme

Mclaren Construction has begun work on a project to turn a 23,500 sq ft former post office and Cabinet Office building in central London into 19 flats and 3 penthouses.

Elstree Studios boosted by site clearance

Specialist contractor Sanctus has nearly completed levelling a four-acre site at Elstree Studios that has lain dormant for over 30 years because of hazardous materials that were deposited there before Hertsmere Borough Council took over the famous site in 1997.

Mayor seeks east London development partner

The mayor of London Boris Johnson is seeking a single partner to develop a 40ha portfolio of underused industrial sites in east London that are currently owned by the Greater London Authority.

IHP completes £13m hospital extension

Integrated Health Projects (IHP) has completed a £13m extension to the Countess of Chester Hospital whose design included input from over 200 staff working at the hospital.

Balfour Beatty begins £73m coastal project

Balfour Beatty has started work on a £73m coastal defence scheme in the north west of England which is designed to protect 12,000 businesses and homes and businesses from flooding and regenerate parkland for community use.

Developer seeks contractor for Wigan retail park extension

Brookhouse Group is about to go out to competitive tender to find a main contractor for a retail park extension it has just won planning permission for.

Shepherd wins part in £40m Cambridge campus

Morgan Sindall and the University of Cambridge have appointed Shepherd Engineering Services (SES) to carry out M&E work on a new £40m Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CEB) facility at the university.

Willmott Dixon Partnerships wins two contracts worth £91m

Willmott Dixon Partnerships has won a £64m contract to deliver responsive housing repairs across four areas in the Midlands for the next eight years.

Willmott Dixon launches early payment scheme

Willmott Dixon is to become the latest major contractor to set up a scheme offering earlier payment terms to its regular sub-contractors.

Consultancy looks to update 2003 survey

Construction companies are being invited to take part in an anonymous bid cost survey by a management consultancy which is looking to update a survey it last did in 2003.

Wandsworth scheme extension gains approval

Business space provider Workspace Group has gained planning permission for the second phase of development of a mixed use scheme in Wandsworth, south London.

JPG works with Gregory in Rotherham

Civil engineering consultancy JPG Group has been appointed to advise on a planned shopping centre on a remediated site near the centre of Rotherham.

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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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