London 2012

Interserve to provide Birmingham's first 50m pool

Interserve is to start work in April on providing Birmingham with what will be its first ever 50-metre swimming pool.

Wimpey and L&Q take Olympic Park contracts

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has today appointed Taylor Wimpey and L&Q to build the first of five new neighbourhoods on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Ucatt accuses Highways Agency of Olympic hypocrisy

Construction union Ucatt have accused the Highways Agency of hypocrisy after it learned that plans which will dramatically affect the safety of road users in Eastern England will be delayed until after the Olympics.

Olympic contract up for grabs

The Olympic Park Legacy Company today invited companies to bid to develop the first neighbourhood on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Olympic Park Legacy Company submits plans for 8,000 new homes

A planning application that will shape the future of East London has been submitted as the Olympic Park Legacy Company moved into the next stage of delivering the future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Six shortlisted for £300m Olympic Park legacy contract

Six contractors have been shortlisted for the £300m task of transforming the Olympic Park venues and infrastructure after the London 2012 Games.

Olympic Village sold

The Olympic Village has been sold for £557m to a joint venture of Delancey and Qatari Diar.

Balfour Beatty completes 2012 Aquatics Centre

With exactly a year to go until the start of the London 2012 Games, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has announced that the Aquatics Centre has now been completed by Balfour Beatty - on time and on budget.

Fifth Olympic venue completes

Construction work has been completed on the London 2012 International Broadcast Centre (IBC). It is the fifth venue to be completed on the Olympic Park.

Sisk starts work on London 2012 venue

Contractor John Sisk & Sons will oversee the start of piling work this month on the London 2012 Shooting venue located in the grounds of Woolwich’s Royal Artillery Barracks.

Olympic workforce reaches 12,600

The number of construction workers on the Olympic Park and Village has reached 12,635, according to the latest employment and skills figures published by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).

Olympic Village shortlist drawn up

A shortlist of companies to manage and develop the Olympic Village after the 2012 London Games has been announced.

2012 Olympic stadium now complete

The Olympic 2012 stadium has now been completed - on time and under budget.

Firms sought to deliver Olympic Park legacy after the 2012 Games

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is seeking contractors to deliver the transformation of the Olympic Park after the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Government approves West Ham Olympic Stadium bid

West Ham’s bid to take over the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games, has been formally approved by the Government and London Mayor Boris Johnson.

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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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