Archive for July, 2017

Taylor Woodrow wins £18m deal to upgrade White Hart Lane station

Taylor Woodrow wins £18m deal to upgrade White Hart Lane station

12/07/17

Taylor Woodrow has been awarded the £17.8m contract to design and rebuild White Hart Lane station. The station is being improved to support a major regeneration of the area led by the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Transport for London has awarded the work to Taylor Woodrow who will start on site this Autumn with work […]

Laing O’Rourke jv signs off £350m Metrolink extension

Laing O’Rourke jv signs off £350m Metrolink extension

12/07/17

Transport for Greater Manchester has formal signed the contract for the £350m next phase of the Metrolink expansion with Laing O’Rourke, VolkerRail and Thales UK. TheM-Pact Thales consortium will design and construct the extension to the intu Trafford Centre via Trafford Park, while WSP will continue as TfGM’s delivery partner. The scheme is the first major project to […]

Construction output suffers sharpest fall for five years

Construction output suffers sharpest fall for five years

10/07/17

The run-up to the General Election saw the largest three-month drop in construction output for five years, according to latest official figures. New figures for May showed all work output slipped by 1.2% month-on-month, driven mainly by a 4% fall in infrastructure, equating to a real value fall of £61m. Other notable downward pressure on […]

Graham group hits record £565m revenue

Graham group hits record £565m revenue

10/07/17

Graham construction group has continued its steady path of expansion with revenue ahead 11% to a record £565m. Pre-tax profit in the year to March 2017 slipped back by £1m from last year’s high of £17m, while the main group delivered a net profit margin of 2.8%. Cash held by the business rose by nearly half to […]

Construction recovery takes a knock in June

Construction recovery takes a knock in June

05/07/17

Construction buyers have reported a slowdown in growth in June due mainly to renewed client caution and falling orders. Softer growth momentum was recorded across all three broad areas of construction activity. Residential building continued to outperform commercial work and civil engineering in June. The latest Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index slipped from 56 in May to […]

Cladding crisis deepens as 181 towers fail tests

Cladding crisis deepens as 181 towers fail tests

03/07/17

The Government’s expert fire advisory panel is now seeking further advice on whether cladding must be stripped from towers where basic fire tests confirm cladding is combustible. The deepening national crisis has left the onus on councils and building owners to decide whether they should remove cladding rather than receiving any expert Government advice. Now the advisory body headed by […]

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