Shepherd Construction

Wates to take over Shepherd businesses

Wates has agreed a deal to buy Shepherd Group’s facilities management and building services divisions, and also take over much of its construction business.

Liverpool library wins regional RICS award

The redevelopment of Liverpool City Library, which has seen a doubling of visitors since it reopened in May last year, was unveiled last week as the overall winner of the 2014 RICS Awards for the North West.

GB Group seeks to align with new appointment

Lisa Bowden, formerly of Shepherd Construction, has joined the GB Group as public sector director as the company aims to align its business to key industry sectors.

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.

Shepherd Construction appoints Paul Raine as commercial director for south division

Paul Raine has been appointed as Shepherd Construction’s commercial director for the south division.

Topping out for Liverpool Central Library

Liverpool Central Library has celebrated a major milestone in its restoration with a topping out ceremony held this week to mark the completion of the highest point of the library.

BSF: Shepherd Construction chosen by Telford & Wrekin Council for Ercall Wood Technology College

Telford & Wrekin Council has announced the appointment of Shepherd Construction as its contractor for the next phase of its Building Schools for the Future (BSF) Programme. The first school in this phase is the complete rebuild of the Ercall Wood Technology College in Wellington.

Shepherd Construction takes uni technical college

Shepherd Construction has been appointed as preferred bidder on an £8.5m contract to deliver a new university technical college in Daventry, Northamptonshire.

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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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