University and Carillion join forces

The University of Wolverhampton and Carillion have signed a new agreement which will see them working together more closely in the future.

Carillion wins £100million King's Cross Contract

Carillion has secured £100 million of work on Argent's major King's Cross redevelopment project.

Shepherd Engineering wins £90M Kings Cross Development contract

National building services provider Shepherd Engineering Services (SES) has been awarded the M&E contract on a £90m development at one of the most significant regeneration schemes in Central London.

GMB calls for blacklisting firms to be barred from tendering

Compensation offers between £15m and £20m is grossly inadequate for firms with pre-tax profits of £1.04 billion who have to own up, clean up and pay up and until they do so they should get no more work in Scotland says GMB.

Balfour Beatty rejects second Carillion merger proposal

Balfour Beatty has walked away from a potential £3 billion deal with Carillion for a second time despite attempts by the rival construction group to improve the terms of a deal.

Balfour's shares expected to fall sharply after Carillon merger talks called off

Balfour Beatty, the UK’s biggest construction company, has called off £3 billion merger talks to create a super-contractor with rival Carillion after just seven days.

Carillion and Amey JV wins £435M defence contract

A Carillion joint venture with Amey has been awarded the Regional Prime Central contract that is estimated by MoD to be worth in the order of £435 million over the initial contract period of five years, which can be extended by a further five years, subject to approval.

Carillion Igloo Genesis to build UK’s first ‘floating village’

Boris Johnson has announced the winning consortium in a competition to find the developer that will design and build Britain’s first ‘floating village’ at London’s Royal Docks.

Carillion preferred bidder for Liverpool FC expansion

Carillion has been named as the preferred bidder to expand Liverpool Football Club’s Main Stand and the associated public realm improvements.

Engineering equality

Joan Murray, explains why she thinks it’s crucial to encourage more young people, especially girls, to take up engineering and technical roles.

£745 Scottish roads project selects preferred bidders

The Connect Roads consortium comprising Carillion, Balfour Beatty and Galliford Try has been appointed as the preferred bidder to finance, design build and operate the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/ Balmedie to Tipperty Project (AWPR/B-T).

Hydro-turbine installed at Freeman's Reach development

Freeman's Reach in Durham City is on course to become the UK's first city centre development incorporating a hydro power generator following the installation of a new water turbine.

Carillion in the Middle East wins £400 million contract

Carillion and its Joint Venture business, Al Futtaim Carillion, have signed, or been selected as the preferred bidder for, contracts in the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that are worth in total £400 million.

Carillion expects return to growth in 2014

Carillion says it expects to return to increasing revenue by the end of this financial year, including in its UK construction business, although in the meantime revenue will continued to be subdued because of ongoing restructuring.

Construction firms celebrate boom in infrastructure projects

Some of Britain’s biggest construction firms have joined a digital celebration of the hundreds of infrastructure projects creating jobs and growth across the country.

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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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