School rebuilds: reopening celebrated after £15.3 million work

An academy on Stockton-on-Tees is the first secondary in England opened under the government’s priority school building programme.

£6 billion investment to rebuild and improve schools across England

Details of how more than £6 billion will be invested to rebuild schools across England have been unveiled by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Education Secretary Nicky Morgan today.

£35m school contract awarded to Bouygues UK

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council has appointed Bouygues UK as the main contractor for a new £35m school in Baglan Bay, Wales.

Seddon to build £5.5 million Stafford school project

Seddon has been appointed to build a £5.5 million primary school in Stafford as the town prepares for the relocation of more than 450 army families to the area.

Eric Wright completes on £22m Catholic college

A multi-million pound project to redevelop St Mary’s Catholic College and Christ the King Catholic Primary School in Blackpool is complete.

BAM confirmed for second batch of Hull and East Riding priority schools

BAM has secured preferred bidder status for four Hull and East Riding priority schools. The batch of schools, collectively valued at around £38 million, includes two secondary schools and two primary schools and together will provide learning spaces for 3,230 pupils.

Willmott Dixon get go ahead for £25.7m Kettering Academy

Willmott Dixon has signed a £25.7m contract with Northamptonshire County Council to deliver Kettering Science Academy.

Wates and McAlpine in race for Doncaster school deal

Wates and Sir Robert McAlpine have been shortlisted for a £10.5m contract to design and rebuild Campsmount Technology College in Doncaster.

Kier wins £16m Hastings Academy

Kier Longley has won the contract to build the £16m Hastings Academy in East Sussex.

BAM takes Somerset BSF deal

Bam has reached financial close on three Somerset schools, which made it through the Government’s BSF review.

Willmott Dixon takes £25m Oldham academy

Willmott Dixon has signed a £25.5m contract to build the first of Oldham’s three new Academy schools.

Willmott Dixon takes £16m academy

South Gloucestershire Council has appointed Willmott Dixon as preferred bidder to build the new £16m Yate International Academy.

Three land Western Isles schools deal

Three contractors from Northern Ireland have been chosen to build five schools on Scotland's Western Isles.

Inverclyde Council invites bids for £40m schools job

Inverclyde Council is inviting firms to bid for a £40m design and build school job which will see two secondary schools built on the same campus.

Colleges to get £50m for renovations

Business Secretary Vince Cable today announced the 149 colleges across England that will benefit from funding of £50m from the Government to invest in new buildings and renovate existing ones.

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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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