Connect Plus speeds up M25 repairs

Connect Plus, which runs the DBFO contract for the M25, has brought in best practice from the aviation industry to develop a new concrete replacement technique which it says is reducing delays cause by roadworks by 80%.

Osborne to build new building on Stockwell Street for the University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich has appointed Osborne for a £38m project which includes creating its new campus library and facilities for teaching and research in architecture, design, construction and other academic areas at Stockwell Street.

Osborne starts work Shoreham footbridge for West Sussex County Council

Osborne has commenced work on building the replacement Shoreham footbridge on behalf of West Sussex County Council.

Osborne completes Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centre at Newham University Hospital

Building work has finished on the new Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centre at Newham University Hospital, part of Barts Health NHS Trust.

Osborne completes £12.8m housing scheme in Maidstone for Golding Homes

Contractor Osborne has completed a £12.8 million housing development for Golding Homes on the former council depot and park and ride site in Maidstone, Kent

Osborne takes Shoreham Footbridge contract

Construction work on the new Shoreham Footbridge is expected to begin at the start of August, after West Sussex County Council wrote to main contractor Osborne to say it will be awarded the contract for the construction phase of the £9.8m project.

First affordable housing Passivhaus development in South East

Housing association Saxon Weald has completed a new £4.7m eco-home development in Horsham, West Sussex, which will become the first affordable housing development in the South East to be built to the Passivhaus principle.

Osborne consortium awarded £35m NHS LIFT Scheme

The gbprimarycare consortium, which includes contractor Osborne, has won Preferred Bidder status for a £35m Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) project for the NHS.

Osborne wins motorway contract

Osborne has been appointed as main contractor for phase one of the proposed £23m Westbury Bypass.

Osborne awarded a £8m NHS trust contract

Osborne has won an £8m contract to build a multi-storey car park at Basildon University Hospital in Essex.

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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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