Sir Robert McAlpine

Blacklisters to launch ‘counterfeit’ compensation scheme, says UCATT

Companies at the heart of the blacklisting scandal are set to defy Parliament and launch their own “counterfeit” compensation scheme later this month, construction union UCATT claims.

IHP completes £13m hospital extension

Integrated Health Projects (IHP) has completed a £13m extension to the Countess of Chester Hospital whose design included input from over 200 staff working at the hospital.

£8m car park arrives early

An £8m multi-storey car park at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital has been completed two weeks ahead of schedule by IHP – the joint venture between Vinci and Sir Robert McAlpine.

Eight make both lots for EFA

Galliford Try, Balfour Beatty, BAM and Kier are among a list of eight main contractors who have made it onto both lots of the Education Funding Agency’s £4bn Education Funding Agency (EFA) contractor’s framework.

IHP wins £3m dementia contract

Integrated Health Projects (IHP), a joint venture between VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine, has won a £3m contract to build a new dementia resource hub at Edward Street Hospital in West Bromwich.

Blacklisting law firm fights on, despite new scheme

A law firm representing 100 construction workers who claim they were the victims of blacklisting says it is pressing on with its High Court action over the issue, despite a compensation scheme launched by eight of the companies involved.

Admiralty Arch hotel conversion gets the go ahead

Contractor Sir Robert McAlpine will soon start work converting London’s Grade I listed Admiralty Arch into a 100-bed 5* hotel, residence and private members’ club – after planning permission was granted last night by Westminster City Council (WCC) planning committee.

VINCI/Sir Robert McAlpine joint venture completes scheme at Liverpool dental hospital

IHP, a joint venture between VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine, has completed a £1.8m scheme to repair the Royal Liverpool University Dental Hospital in Merseyside.

Sir Robert McAlpine wins Glasgow office scheme

Sir Robert McAlpine has won a contract to design and build a £60m office development in Glasgow.

Integrated Health Projects hands over a modernised department to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Integrated Health Projects (IHP), a joint venture between VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine, has successfully completed the £500,000 contract to modernise an existing ward at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital (RLUH) for The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Sir Robert McAlpine wins contract for Harrogate cancer centre

Sir Robert McAlpine has been awarded the contract to build a new cancer centre for Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

Vinci and Sir Robert McAlpine consortium win motorways contract

A joint venture between Vinci, Sir Robert McAlpine, Morgan Est, Gifford and WSP today won a £340m contract to widen the M1 in the East Midlands.

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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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