Balfour Beatty see terminal dismantled

Balfour Beatty's £19 million Liverpool cruise liner terminal, which was officially opened two weeks ago, is to be partially dismantled.

Balfour Beatty closes on PFI hospital contract

Balfour Beatty's specialist healthcare concession company, Consort Healthcare, today reached financial close on the £77m Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust PFI project in Greater Manchester.

Balfour Beatty confirmed as long-term renewals contractor to Network Rail

Network Rail has selected Balfour Beatty Rail as one of its four renewals contractors under the new arrangements that have been announced today.

Balfour Beatty profits rise

Construction group Balfour Beatty has posted a strong set of interim results, at the same time as announcing a number of major contracts.

Balfour Beatty makes construction and engineering acquisitions

Balfour Beatty has announced today it has completed three niche acquisitions to strengthen its position in the European rail, professional and technical services and road management and maintenance markets at a cost of approximately £9m.

Metronet goes down the tube

Atkins and Balfour Beatty today wrote off their investment with PPP underground consortium Metronet after the company hurtled into administration.

Financial close for Balfour Beatty`s hospitals project

Balfour Beatty has announced that its £311 million PPP healthcare vehicle, Consort Healthcare has reached financial close for the Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals Development PPP Project.

Balfour Beatty completes sale

Balfour Beatty has completed the sale of its 24.5% interest in Devonport Management Ltd (DML) to Babcock International plc (Babcock) for a cash consideration of £86 million.

£140m BSF win for Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty has been appointed preferred bidder for a Building Schools for the £140m Future project in Islington.

Metronet culls tube staff

Metronet today said it plans 290 redundancies among middle managers and administration staff after a review slammed the company’s performance.

Balfour sells nuclear sub business to Babcock

Balfour Beatty has agreed to sell its 24.5% interest in Devonport Management to Babcock International for approximately £86m.

Balfour Beatty expands into US

Balfour Beatty today bought US contractor Centex Construction for $362m.

Balfour Beatty signs £550m National Grid contract

Balfour Beatty, has signed a contract with National Grid for a new five-year alliance worth approximately £550m, the company said today.

Balfour Beatty selected as preferred bidder for hospital in Fife

NHS Fife today selected Balfour Beatty PPP subsidiary, Consort, for a £152m hospital scheme.

Balfour Beatty wins £157m Knowsley BSF project.

Balfour Beatty PPP division, Transform Schools, has been appointed preferred bidder by Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council on Merseyside for the £157m PPP contract to construct seven newlearning centres under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme it was announced today.

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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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