Interserve wins Viridor contract at East Lothian energy recovery facility

Interserve and Babcock & Wilcox Vølund has been awarded an Engineer Procure Construct contract by Viridor as part of a planned £177m energy recovery facility (ERF) at Viridor’s existing Oxwellmains waste treatment hub in East Lothian, Scotland.

Interserve sets out first year sustainability progress

Progress Interserve has made in the first year of an eight year programme aimed at considerably improving its sustainability record has included exceeding its own target on recruiting locally for a project for West Yorkshire Police, the company has revealed.

Interserve 'winning in the UK and the Middle East'

Interserve says it is trading within current market expectations, as it wins significant new projects in the UK and the Middle East.

Interserve-backed report calls for government training support

The government could invest as much as £2,000 in training a low paid unskilled employee and still recoup the costs within the course of one parliament, a Social Market Foundation report sponsored by construction group Interserve is claiming.

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.

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.

Interserve to work with Wates on Haribo project

Interserve Engineering Services has won the £10.5m M&E contract for Haribo’s new confectionery factory that is being built by Wates Construction.

Interserve wins £8m Birmingham project

Interserve has won a £8m design and build contract with the University of Birmingham that will see it strip a Grade II* listed building back to its core before redevelopment work on it can begin.

Interserve sees profits rise as it acquires Initial

Headline profits at Interserve rose by 7.7% last year while revenue grew by 12% to just under £2.2bn, as it claims its policy in construction of focusing on repeat business is paying off.

Waste planning without force

Site waste management plans may no longer be compulsory, but a waste-aware industry may well still use them, says Peter Baber

Interserve starts on £1.7m pool repair

Interserve has begun work on a £1.7m project to bring a swimming pool Southampton City Council was forced to close in 2012 back into use.

Seven win places on EMPA's minor works frameworks

Ashe Construction, G F Tomlinson and Robert Woodhead have emerged as the big winners in two frameworks for minor projects that Scape has set up for the East Midlands Property Alliance (EMPA) worth a total of £140m.

Interserve completes £2.3m refurbishment for university

Interserve has ccompleted a £2.3m refurbishment of the former Grand Hotel in Newcastle, which is now being used as student accommodation.

Prison event brings in 250 SMEs

More than 250 SME construction businesses, including over 100 from the Wrexham area, have taken part in a two-day event aimed at helping them find out more about a major contract to build a new prison in north Wales.

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.

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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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