Archive for December, 2017

Heathrow drops new airport terminal to save £2.5bn

Heathrow drops new airport terminal to save £2.5bn

18/12/17

Heathrow Airport has unveiled plans to slash £2.5bn from the third runway expansion plan but dropping plans for a new terminal. The proposals now costed at £14bn will be released in detail as part of Heathrow’s public planning consultation in January. Cut0price options being floated include dropping plans for a new terminal in favour of […]

Galliford Try lands £54m Manchester Airport project

Galliford Try lands £54m Manchester Airport project

15/12/17

Galliford Try has secured a £54m contract as part of the second phase of the £1bn Manchester Airport upgrade. The Manchester Airport Transformation Programme will double the size of Terminal 2 and reconfigure its airfield to unlock the growth potential of its two runways. Galliford Try won a £38m contract last August to extend the […]

Ardmore wins £77m Stratford hotel contract

Ardmore wins £77m Stratford hotel contract

13/12/17

Ardmore has landed a £77m contract to deliver a major new hotel scheme in Stratford. The contractor has just started preparations on site at the Gantry development which includes a 285 bedroom hotel over 18-storeys by Hilton Curio and a 136 room longstay hotel over 17-storeys by Adagio. The lower levels will be occupied by […]

Mace wins £140m London School of Economics project

Mace wins £140m London School of Economics project

13/12/17

Mace has secured the London School of Economics £140m Marshall building project at Lincoln’s Inn in central London. The scheme involves the redevelopment of the former London home of Cancer Research UK with McGee expected to complete demolition by the spring. LSE attracted the Capital’s big builders to tender the project including Laing O’Rourke, Skanska […]

Construction outlook brightens despite output gloom

Construction outlook brightens despite output gloom

08/12/17

Latest Government construction output and orders figures suggest there is light on the horizon despite the biggest fall in workload for five years. Output plunged 1.4% in the three-months to October confiming more than six-months of slowdown in the industry. But the forward-looking orders figures suggest the gloom will soon lift as they soared by […]

Government unveils £600bn of construction work

Government unveils £600bn of construction work

07/12/17

The government announced its latest National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline today containing £600bn of planned work over the next decade. In a blizzard of figures and policy promises, officials also unveiled plans to save £15bn-a-year by improving construction productivity. The latest pipeline contains both public and private schemes and is an update on the 2016 […]

Buyers see housing-led rebound in construction

Buyers see housing-led rebound in construction

05/12/17

Construction buyers reported a modest rebound in construction activity in November driven by new housing growth. Latest returns for the Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index survey also showed sustained reductions in commercial building and civil engineering, with the latter now experiencing its longest period of decline since early 2013. In a mixed picture for […]

Crystal Palace unveil £100m stadium plan

Crystal Palace unveil £100m stadium plan

05/12/17

Crystal Palace FC have revealed plans to redevelop Selhurst Park and increase the stadium’s capacity from 26,000 to over 34,000. Club chairman Steve Parish said the stadium redevelopment project could cost between £75m-£100m. Plans will be submitted to Croydon Council in January and, subject to planning permission being granted, work could begin in the next 12 […]

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