libraries

Edinburgh Council gives green light to £10m Craigmillar scheme

Plans to build a £10m library and council building in Craigmillar town centre have been given the go ahead by Edinburgh Council.

Go ahead for Slough centre

Bblur Architecture has received planning permission for a new library and cultural centre in Slough.

£50m Liverpool Central Library deal reaches financial close

A Shepherd Construction joint venture has reached financial close on the PFI contract for the £50m renovation of Liverpool Central Library.

Go ahead for Rainham Village library and community centre

Plans to build a new £7.5m library and community building with new homes in the heart of Rainham Village have been given the green light by the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC).

Manchester Town Hall and Library plans go on show

Details of planning applications for the refurbishment of Manchester’s Town Hall Extension and Central Library go on display next week.

Green light for £78m Oxford Uni library project

Oxford University has received planning permission for the £78m restoration of the New Bodleian Library.

Bids invited for Dorchester office and library scheme

West Dorset District Council is inviting contractors to bid for a new £9m office block and library in Dorchester.

Green light for Brighton library

Plans to build a £7.4m library in Brighton have been approved by Brighton and Hove City Council.

Caithness Stone win Aberdeen contract

Caithness Stone Industries has secured a multi-million pound contract to provide both building and specialist finished stone for the newAberdeen university library.

Manchester Uni looks for library contractor

The University of Manchester is looking for a contractor to extend its library on Oxford Road in the city centre.

Galliford Try closes £60m Worcester library

Galliford Try has reached financial close on the £60m Worcester Library and History Centre PFI project.

Go ahead for £50m Liverpool Central Library scheme

A £50m project to redevelop Liverpool Central Library has been approved by the city council.

Carillion starts work on £193m Birmingham library

Carillon has started work on Birmingham's new £193m library.

Shepherd Construction JV takes £50m Liverpool library job

Inspire Partnership, a joint venture between Shepherd Construction and Amber Infrastructure, has won a £50m contract to redevelop Liverpool Central Library.

Work underway on Canada Water library

Work to develop the Canada Water library in London's Southwark area has got underway.

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Features

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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