Archive for April, 2017

Heathrow plans offsite revolution for infrastructure construction

Heathrow plans offsite revolution for infrastructure construction

27/04/17

Heathrow bosses are planning to use its £16bn airport expansion project to “revolutionise” the way contractors build major infrastructure. Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye confirmed a major push to support more off-site construction. And the hunt has now begun for four UK sites to host new off-site logistics hubs which will help deliver expansion plans and […]

Go-ahead for £250m “triple towers” in Liverpool

Go-ahead for £250m “triple towers” in Liverpool

19/04/17

Developer Elliot Group has secured planning permission for its £250m ‘triple towers’ residential project on the northern edge of Liverpool’s business district The tallest building on the Infinity scheme will be 436ft. Elliott Group is understood to have drawn-up a shortlist of three potential main contractors after the scheme was granted permission at a meeting […]

Bechtel named for HS2 contract after CH2M row

Bechtel named for HS2 contract after CH2M row

19/04/17

HS2 has confirmed that Bechtel is preferred bidder as development partner for the second phase of the high speed rail line, taking over the role initially awarded to CH2M. Fellow US consultant CH2M withdrew from a £170m deal to develop Phase 2b last month after third placed losing bidder Mace threatened legal action over the initial contract […]

Laing O’Rourke tops March contracts league

Laing O’Rourke tops March contracts league

12/04/17

Laing O’Rourke has soared to the top of the March contracts league after securing a major Welsh hospital project. Work will start in August on the £350m super hospital on the site of the former Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital outside Cwmbran. According to construction information specialist Glenigan, the win also lifts Laing O’Rourke to second place in the annualised 12-month league […]

Housing slowdown drags down construction growth

Housing slowdown drags down construction growth

05/04/17

A slowdown in the housing sector saw construction buyers report a slight dip in growth rates last month. The latest Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index dropped to 52.2 in March from 52.5 in February. A softening of the housing market outweighed a rebound in the commercial and civil engineering sectors. Buyers are confident about […]

Big developers urge Ministers to back Crossrail 2

Big developers urge Ministers to back Crossrail 2

04/04/17

Sixty-six house builders and property developers today urged the Government to back Crossrail 2 as a means to help tackle London’s housing crisis. Leaders from Berkeley Group, Taylor Wimpey, British Land and all of London’s largest housing associations have written to the Chancellor, Transport Secretary and Communities Secretary spelling out how the next phase of […]

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