Wales

Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay given development consent

The application for the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay proposal has been given development consent by the Department for Energy and Climate Change.

£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.

Bellway eyes up former ITV Wales studios site

The former ITV Wales studios at Culverhouse Cross are set to be demolished to make way for a housing development.

Scott Brownrigg to design Wales International Convention Centre

The international design practice Scott Brownrigg has been commissioned to carry out the design of the new Wales International Convention Centre centre to be built close to the Celtic Manor’s existing hotels and conference facilities at Coldra Woods, Newport.

Over 100 builders signed up to Help to Buy Wales

The Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Carl Sargeant, was in Llandudno Junction today to see how Help to Buy - Wales is providing a boost for builders and aspiring home owners alike.

Pro Steel Engineering to build on Olympic ambitions

A South Wales-based steel specialist has secured a £1 million loan from Finance Wales to complete a high-profile project at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

BAM to build first combined emergency services centre in Wales

BAM Construction Ltd has been selected as the preferred contractor for the £10m design and build contract for the Ambulance and Fire Services Resource Centre in Wrexham.

“Radical reform needed to Welsh planning system”

The Secretary of State for Wales will today urge the Welsh Government to undertake radical reforms to the planning system to streamline the development of new infrastructure.

New project looks to boost construction waste targets

A new project to reduce construction waste has been launched in Wales by Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW), the Welsh Government sponsored organisation.

Construction industry leading the way on recycling

The construction and demolition industries are leading the way in business recycling helping Wales to meet some of its ambitious recycling targets, according to the latest official survey.

Housing helps to boost Welsh economy

Investing in housing is helping to boost the Welsh economy says Welsh Finance Minister Jane Hutt.

Prison event brings in 250 SMEs

More than 250 SME construction businesses, including over 100 from the Wrexham area, have taken part in a two-day event aimed at helping them find out more about a major contract to build a new prison in north Wales.

Welsh Government supports construction SMEs

The Welsh Government is offering grants of up to £50,000 to construction SMEs for new projects – although they have to be completed by the end of March.

Green light for new home buyers and builders

Welsh builders and house buyers are set to receive a boost this year, as the Welsh government launches its £170m Help to Buy shared equity loan scheme.

Devolution plans could provide welcome boost to housing in Wales

Housing professionals in Wales have welcomed David Cameron’s plans to devolve control of stamp duty revenues to the Welsh Government.

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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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