Scape

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.

Wates wins £4.2m leisure centre contract

Wates Construction has won a contract from North Warwickshire Borough Council to build a £4.2m leisure centre at Coleshill.

Wates wins £133m East Midlands framework

Wates Construction has won a £133m contract in the East Midlands to carry out local authority construction work valued at between £500,000 and £7.5m over the next four years.

Morgan Sindall gets to work on Richard III centre

Morgan Sindall has taken on the contract to build a £4m new King Richard III visitor centre in Leicester, the city where his remains were discovered last summer.

Wilmott Dixon to build first free school for boarders

Willmott Dixon has won a £15m contract to build a free school that will be the first to allow pupils to board.

Wilmott Dixon completes on educational builds

Wilmott Dixon have completed Birmingham City University's new Parkside Building, part of a £180million investment into the University’s estate.

Oakfield Primary School in Rugby is first new school to be built using next generation standardized designs

The UK’s first new school to be built using next generation standardized designs, reducing traditional design and build costs by 30%, will open in Rugby after the half-term break.

Scape invites tenders for National Major Works Framework

Local authority controlled company Scape has invited expressions of interest from contractors for its National Major Works Framework.

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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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