Archive for June, 2017

Cash blow for £425m Circuit of Wales plan

Cash blow for £425m Circuit of Wales plan

28/06/17

The £425m Circuit of Wales Project has been dealt a massive blow after it was refused public sector guarantees by the Welsh Government. Ministers refused pleas for a £210m guarantee leaving backers of the project reeling. Circuit of Wales chiefs were hoping to start construction within weeks but have now been forced to reconsider their […]

Universities start to strip cladding from student halls

Universities start to strip cladding from student halls

28/06/17

Many of Britain’s Universities are now being hit by concerns about the fire safety of cladding. Several universities have found aluminium cladding modules of the kind used at Grenfell on their high-rise student accommodation blocks. Edinburgh Napier University was so alarmed at the discovery at its student residence, Bainfield Halls, that it has ordered it […]

Galliford/Lagan jv wins £135m RAF Marham hangar

Galliford/Lagan jv wins £135m RAF Marham hangar

22/06/17

The MoD’s estate procurement arm has picked a Galliford Try/Lagan joint venture to build a new hangar and upgrade runways  to support new fast jets at RAF Marham. Under a £135m contract the joint venture will deliver a new aircraft hangar capable of housing 12 of the F-35B Lightning jet aircraft. The F-35B Lightning aircraft is an advanced, 5th generation […]

Two killed in crane collapse on Crewe construction site

Two killed in crane collapse on Crewe construction site

22/06/17

Two men have been killed after a crane collapsed on a Seddon site in Crewe on Wednesday afternoon. Another man was taken to Royal Stoke Hospital with serious injuries which are not believed to be life threatening. Chief Superintendent Matt Welsted of Cheshire Police said: “This is a truly tragic incident, and our deepest condolences […]

Final concrete poured on Mersey Gateway

Final concrete poured on Mersey Gateway

20/06/17

The giant bridge-building machine on the Mersey Gateway project has completed its final concrete pour on the south approach viaduct. The milestone keeps the bridge project on course to open in the autumn, according to project engineers. Nicknamed Webster, it has been working on the south approach viaduct for around 10 months, slowly creating the […]

Construction new work slips 0.9% in three months

Construction new work slips 0.9% in three months

09/06/17

Construction output dropped 0.6% in the three months to April, driven mainly by a fall in total all new work, which fell 0.9%. The fall was driven mainly by a 2.6% decrease in infrastructure, which dropped for the first time in 6 months, as well as a 1.1% drop in private housing. The only sectors to […]

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