Wilmott Dixon near completion on £4.9m fire station

Willmott Dixon has held a topping out ceremony to celebrate completing the main structure of a new £4.9m fire station it is building in south London.

BAM nets £20m Teesside contract

BAM has won a contract to build a £20m new campus at Teesside University next to the existing university library.

Miller Construction reaches close in North Tyneside

Miller has reached financial close on a £78m contract that includes building or refurbishing 924 homes for older people across 26 sites in North Tyneside.

BAM's £10.5m Nottingham project leads to new opportunities

BAM Construction has started work on a £10.5m contract to build Nottingham University’s new Academy of Science and Technology.

Interserve to work on Newcastle store

Interserve is about to start work on turning the former Co-operative department store in the centre of Newcastle into a mixed use development including an 184-bed Premier Inn hotel.

Kier in £1.7m housing contract win

Kier has won a £1.7m contract with North Kesteven District Council that includes providing a responsive repairs and maintenance service to all of its 3,830 council houses.

Kier wins £102m repairs contract from its own JV

Kier Services has won a £102m contract to provide repairs and maintenance for Sheffield City Council tenants and around 2,200 leaseholders for the next three years, with a possible extension of two years after that.

Balfour Beatty tops out Kingston student development

Balfour Beatty has ‘topped out’ a £6.7 million student accommodation development in Kingston in south west London that it is due to complete this summer.

Metnor gets to work on Newcastle hotel

Metnor Construction has begun work on building a new Hampton by Hilton Hotel directly opposite Newcastle’s Central Station.

Oxford approves key centre redevelopment

Oxford City Council has approved plans to put forward by a joint venture between Land Securities and the Crown Estate to redevelop the Westgate Centre and adjoining land in the centre of the city.

MPs 'still not there' on procurement improvements, says FMB

A select committee report into improving the procurement process in UK local authorities does not go far enough, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is claiming.

Interserve to build Darlington campus

Interserve has won a design and build contract for the new National Biologics Manufacturing Centre (NBMC) in Darlington on Teesside.

Wates wins £12.5m Stoke cinema contract

Wates Construction has been awarded a £12.5m contract to build a brand new cinema and leisure complex at Potteries Shopping Centre in Stoke-on-Trent.

Carillion in £56m Salford JV development

Carillion has joined a three-strong joint venture that will turn part of the site of the former Manchester Exchange railway station in Salford into a £56m office and car park.

Work underway at Partington centre

Peel has celebrated the completion of groundworks on a new shopping centre CPUK is building for it in suburban Manchester by holding a groundbreaking ceremony.

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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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