Edinburgh's Haymarket development moves ahead

Work on one of the biggest commercial developments to take place in Edinburgh in the past decade could now start as early as next month following an agreement to start enabling works and the completion of a number of key pre-lets.

Construction helps Interserve stave off weaker Middle East

“Resilient” performances by Interserve in both UK and international construction and “strong” growth in its support and equipment services have helped it offset the short-term impact of lower than expected activity in its Middle East oil and gas business, the company has revealed.

Five win place on new-look defence framework

Mansell, Morgan Sindall, Shepherd Construction, Interserve and Henry Brothers have all been appointed to a design and build framework covering up to £250m worth of MOD construction projects stretching from Lincolnshire to Essex.

Interserve completes £28m centre for Leeds

Interserve has handed over to Leeds City Council a £28m fitness and wellbeing centre that it says represents a new approach to community fitness centres by putting health and wellbeing at the centre.

Interserve gets five stars across the board

Interserve claims a recent award of fives stars to its industrial services division following an audit by the British Safety Council (BSC) means it is the only company in the industrial market segment to have achieved a five star rating across its entire suite of industrial services, with an overall score of 99.48%.

Interserve wins more work at Peterborough prison

Interserve has won a contract to design and build an extension to HMP Peterborough – the prison it originally completed in 2005 under a PFI contract.

UK business boosts Interserve

Interserve has bucked the trend among many of its multinational competitors by unveiling a 5.8% rise in half-year revenues at its UK construction division.

Work moves forward on PFI police project

Interserve and West Yorkshire Police have held a topping off ceremony to mark the latest stage of the development of a new divisional headquarters which is due to open in March next year.

Interserve 'performing well'

Interserve says it has continued to perform well in a sometimes challenging market in the past two months.

Interserve finishes Help for Heroes work

Interserve has finished work on the first of two new recovery facilities for British military personnel and veterans that are being built in Plymouth as part of a project backed to the tune of £21m by Help for Heroes.

Interserve takes over fit-out firm

Interserve has acquired specialist interior fit-out business Paragon Management for an undisclosed sum.

Interserve teams up with environment charity

Interserve has formed a partnership with regeneration charity Groundwork that will see surplus equipment and construction materials that might otherwise have gone to landfill used on environmental projects.

Interserve 'still trading well'

Interserve says it won over £700m in new work in the first quarter of this year, and is currently trading as well as expected.

Interserve starts Jaguar Land Rover plant

Construction has begun on a new engine manufacturing centre for Jaguar Land Rover in Staffordshire.

Interserve takes Edinburgh's Haymarket development

Interserve, has today, through a joint venture company, exchanged contracts to develop the Haymarket area of Edinburgh into a mixed-use site to incorporate commercial offices, retail units, leisure use, hotel accommodation and underground parking.

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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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