Persimmon Homes prepares to unveil Ebbsfleet Garden City housing designs

A housebuilder involved with the Ebbsfleet Garden City development is set to reveal the designs for the homes it will build.

Regeneration scheme appointment for J Tomlinson

Contractor J Tomlinson has been appointed on the second phase of a major regeneration scheme in the West Midlands.

Premier Interlink named preferred bidder for UK's largest modular build project

Premier Interlink has been appointed as the preferred bidder for the construction of a modular building complex, comprising of offices and site welfare facilities, required for the proposed construction of the new EDF Nuclear power generation plant at Hinkley Point C in Somerset.

Bouygues UK scoops first construction contract for major Barking regeneration scheme

Bouygues UK has secured the first construction contract to be awarded to help deliver a major regeneration scheme in East London.

Aintree Hospital’s urgent care and trauma centre opens its doors

Phase one of a £35million three-phase redevelopment designed by architects and planners IBI Group, this high quality facility provides the hospital with an interim state emergency department, together with majors, trauma, high care unit, CT scanning and support facilities.

Balfour Beatty Bailey preferred bidder for £460M Hinkley Point contract

Balfour Beatty Bailey, a joint venture of Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, and NG Bailey, the engineering company, today announces its appointment as preferred bidder for the £460m Hinkley Point C power station electrical package, for EDF Energy.

Waltham Forest seeks contractors for £100m housing programme

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is looking for firms to help with its £100m new build housing plans.

£68m boost for Manchester construction firm

A Manchester-based construction company has declared it’s on track to hit record turnover after securing a series of new “affordable” and open market house building contracts valued at £68 million.

University of Reading appoints Graham Construction to its £250m framework

The University of Reading has appointed GRAHAM Construction to its major building works framework to support the delivery of its £250m building programme over the next 10 to 15 years.

Skanska wins grant to develop construction robots

Skanska UK has received a funding award worth more than £700,000 to develop the use of robots for on-site and off-site construction.

Seddon secures place on £63 million Midlands framework

Builder and developer Seddon has secured a place on Central Housing Investment Consortium’s (CHIC) planned maintenance framework which is expected to see £63 million of work released over the next four to six years.

£13m University contract wins for Graham Construction North

Graham Construction has secured a hat-trick of contract wins worth £13.4m as its North of England division continues to grow.

Construction disputes rise in value to £32million, report finds

Disputes relating to major global construction projects increased significantly in value to, on average, £32million in 2014 according to Arcadis.

£210m development to transform Lewisham is unveiled

Major works on a £210m development which will transform the face of Lewisham town centre have been unveiled.

T&T partner with Network Rail in three year framework

Turner & Townsend, the global programme management and construction consultancy, has been awarded a three-year framework by Network Rail.

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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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