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Friday, 18 December 2009

Plans to build a £100m offshore wind farm in the Bristol Channel off the south coast of Wales have been scrapped.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Shepherd Engineering Services has secured six new contracts, worth over £30m, to install the mechanical & electrical (M&E) services into schools in Bradford, Durham, Leeds and South Tyneside & Gateshead.

Friday, 18 December 2009

A £6.6m project to revamp the two squares at the heart of Woolwich town centre will go ahead in the New Year after Greenwich councillors gave the scheme the green light yesterday.

Friday, 18 December 2009

North Midland Construction, D.Morgan and Galliford Try Infrastructure have been appointed by Liverpool City Council for its three year £20m City Centre Movement Strategy.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Harrow based Lancsville Construction has gone into administration.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Balfour Beatty has appointed former Tate & Lyle chief executive Iain Ferguson as a non-executive director, effective from 1 January 2010.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Peel Holdings has submitted an application to Wirral Council to build a 15m sq ft mixed-use development on redundant dockland.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Northern Ireland environment minister Edwin Poots has given planning approval for a £100m regeneration scheme in Lisburn, County Antrim.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Morgan Sindall remains on track to achieve its expectations for the current year, despite the challenging market conditions.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Contractors are being invited to bid for a five-year framework, worth £85m, to deliver new mental health facilities across Liverpool and Sefton.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Scottish construction and civil engineering group Torith has gone into administration, with more than 80 jobs expected to be lost.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Balfour Beatty has been appointed to carry out the £21.8m second phase of works on Exhibition Road in London for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Scottish construction group Torith has gone into administration.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Investment fund Hermes has increased its holding in equipment hire firm Speedy Hire.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Glasgow City Council is to set up a £75m framework for the design and construction of the second phase of the Maryhill housing scheme.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

The cable-net roof of the Olympic Stadium has been lifted into place, continuing the strong progress being made to build the London 2012 flagship venue.

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Features

2016-08-03 10:20

In the wake of the vote to leave the EU, the potential impact of Brexit on development needs to be considered, specifically in terms of environmental regulations and State aid, as well as the possible impact on UK infrastructure projects, in particular the proposed Heathrow expansion and Hinkley Point C, says Mark Northey, a partner in the projects team at Ashfords LLP.

2016-07-25 10:35

The UK has an ageing population – effectively, this means that for the first time ever there are more people of pensionable age than children under the age of 16 in this country.

2016-07-05 10:05

Defibrillators located on construction sites can save your life. Rosa Mitchell from independent supplier Defibshopgives her advice.

CONSTRUCTION workers are often faced with a multitude of dangers at work, from the risk of electrical hazards to excavation and trenching accidents.

2016-07-01 10:06

Claire Cameron investigates the topic of daylighting and how the use of windows and rooflights can help bring sunlight into buildings all year round.

WITH increasing energy costs and concerns about global warming, the use of windows and rooflights to bring sunlight indoors is gaining momentum as more people look to natural sources to save money and the environment.

2016-06-28 12:48

Within days of the announcement of the Brexit vote, we’ve seen major construction company stocks crash by almost a quarter, says Chris Ingram, managing director of Cornish-based underfloor heating specialists Continental Underfloor.

2016-06-15 15:36

Commercial vehicles can drive success. Claire Cameron looks at why firms should upgrade and whether it is best to buy or rent a new fleet. With expert advice from David Brennan, CEO of Nexus Vehicle Rental, Dominic Reid of Northgate Vehicle Hire, Gareth Jones of Dawsonrentals Vans and light commercial vehicle industry consultant Tim Cattlin.

2016-06-08 10:21

The UK’s European Union referendum is proving to be a hugely divisive topic with the population split between leaving and staying. A potential Brexit on June 23 could have far-reaching consequences throughout almost every aspect of life from house prices to immigration policies. But what would leaving the EU mean for the construction sector? Those working in the industry give Builder & Engineer magazine their views.

2016-04-29 14:32

With female representation in the UK engineering sector the lowest in Europe more needs to be done to encourage women into the industry. Claire Cameron reports.

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