Interserve to work with Wates on Haribo project

Interserve Engineering Services has won the £10.5m M&E contract for Haribo’s new confectionery factory that is being built by Wates Construction.

Wates nears end on £8m salt project

Wates Construction is nearing the end of an £8m project to transform the last open pan salt works in the UK into a working museum.

Costain wins £150 Crossrail North East Spur

Costain has won an £150m contract from Network Rail that covers most of the north-east surface section of the Crossrail route, between Stratford in east London and Shenfield in Essex.

Kier wins Jockey Club's biggest project

Kier has been appointed as main contractor on the Jockey Club’s largest ever single capital investment project – a £45m new grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Interserve JV helps out Scottish blood service

Interserve Kajima, a joint venture between Interserve and Japanese firm Kajima Partnerships, has won a contract to develop a £33m National Centre of Excellence for the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS).

Willmott Dixon starts on £5.5m food park

Wilmott Dixon has begun work on a £5.5m specialist food business park in Leicester that has been partly funded by the European Regional Develiopment Fund (ERDF).

Bardsley to start on £9.5m town hall conversion

Bardsley Construction is to start work this month on the £9.5m conversion of the former Salford Town Hall into 122 studio flats for a joint venture between Manchester-based Knight Knox International and X 1 Developments.

Interserve wins £8m Birmingham project

Interserve has won a £8m design and build contract with the University of Birmingham that will see it strip a Grade II* listed building back to its core before redevelopment work on it can begin.

BB wins £47m Ayrshire hospital project

Balfour Beatty has been appointed main contractor for a £47m project to build a mental health and community hospital in Irvine in Ayrshire.

Kier backs £1 home scheme

Kier Stoke is backing a new scheme to help people buy homes for just£1 and contributing to a £3 million regeneration plan of the local area.

Merthyr bridge gets underway

Work on the most visible symbol of Merthyr Tydfil’s £24m town centre regeneration progamme has reached a key phase with the installation of an 18.5 metre high steel arch that forms part of a new bridge across the River Taff.

Harper Plant extends Chicago Pneumatic range

Construction equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic has appointed Wiltshire-based Harper Plant as an authorised distributor of its full range of construction and portable energy equipment in south west England.

Lovell wins £4.4m Salford scheme

City West Housing Trust has chosen Lovell to design and build a £4.4m development of 50 affordable homes in Little Hulton in Salford.

Interserve starts on £1.7m pool repair

Interserve has begun work on a £1.7m project to bring a swimming pool Southampton City Council was forced to close in 2012 back into use.

Beard provides new health centre for Wokingham

Beard has completed a project designed by Barbara Weiss Architects that involved redeveloping a redundant 1990s office block in Wokingham town centre to provide a single site GP practice for a catchment area of 32,000 potential patients.

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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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