Archive for May, 2019

Green light for £40m Little Hadham Bypass

Green light for £40m Little Hadham Bypass

23/05/19

The Government has confirmed funding for the £40m Little Hadham Bypass project in East Hertfordshire. Work can now start in June on the 3.9km northern bypass of the A120 between Bishop’s Stortford and the A10. Graham Construction is understood to be in line to deliver the scheme although a contractor appointment is still to be […]

Ferrovial set to win £1bn Silvertown Tunnel contract

Ferrovial set to win £1bn Silvertown Tunnel contract

21/05/19

Ferrovial-owned Cintra Global is preferred bidder on the £1bn Silvertown Tunnel under the River Thames in London, New Civil Engineer understands. The Spanish contractor is set to beat rival bidder Hochtief to the contract, after a Skanska/Strabag joint venture pulled out of the race to design, build, finance, and maintain the 1km tunnel in March last year.  New Civil […]

Japan’s biggest house builder moves into UK market

Japan’s biggest house builder moves into UK market

14/05/19

Japan’s biggest house builder has struck a £90m deal with Homes England and Urban Splash to deliver thousands of new properties across England. Sekisui House are pioneers of modern methods of construction and will bring their techniques to the UK. The deal includes new investment of £55m into regeneration company Urban Splash’s modular ‘House’ development […]

Graham and Hochtief share Crossrail station upgrade

Graham and Hochtief share Crossrail station upgrade

09/05/19

Contractors Graham and Hochtief have secured contracts to upgrade six Network Rail-owned Crossrail surface stations on the western section of the line. As part of its ongoing work for the Crossrail project, Network Rail confirmed the award of contracts for construction of the new or enhanced ticket halls Hochtief will undertake the work at West […]

Concrete contractor Morrisroe buys piling specialist

Concrete contractor Morrisroe buys piling specialist

08/05/19

South east concrete frame contractor Morrisroe is expanding into the foundations sector after buying specialist contractors Geostructural Solutions and GSS Piling. The two firms, founded by Andy Parks, together turnover up to £15m and specialise in structural underpinning, basement works and restricted access piling. GSS will operate independently of Morrisroe’s other businesses, strengthening its customer […]

£300m Lincolnshire power station gets green light

£300m Lincolnshire power station gets green light

03/05/19

North East Lincolnshire Council has given the thumbs up to build a £300m energy from waste power station near Stallingborough. The plant will be built next to the existing South Humber Bank power station and produce electricity for around 500,000 homes. Construction is anticipated to start later this year and the facility will support 600 […]

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