Archive for July, 2019

Sisk wins £78m upgrade of Walsall M6 bottleneck

Sisk wins £78m upgrade of Walsall M6 bottleneck

30/07/19

John Sisk & Son has been appointed to design and build a new £78m upgrade of junction 10 of the M6 at Walsall. Preparation work is expected to get under way in the autumn with main construction beginning in January. Work is due to be completed by summer 2022 to increase capacity at the traffic […]

Industry plunged into stagnation if HS2 delayed

Industry plunged into stagnation if HS2 delayed

29/07/19

Forecasts for construction growth have been marked down again with the industry expected to shrink by 0.3% this year. Crystal ball gazers warn that if major projects like HS2 are delayed the industry would not see growth again for at least three years. Concerns around the government’s ability to deliver on major infrastructure projects have […]

Kier dropped from major Leeds and London schemes

Kier dropped from major Leeds and London schemes

24/07/19

Kier has been dropped from major development schemes in Leeds and London amid deepening concern about the firm’s prospects. The Enquirer understands that Caddick Developments no longer plans to use Kier to deliver the first phase of its flagship £300m mixed-use scheme at Quarry Hill in central Leeds where work was due to get underway this summer. […]

Latest winners unveiled for £2bn Severn Trent water work

Latest winners unveiled for £2bn Severn Trent water work

22/07/19

Severn Trent has confirmed the latest round of winning contractors under its £2bn AMP7 water construction spending round. Winners of Lot 3 have been confirmed as: Barhale limited & Doosan Enpure Limited Coffey Construction Limited Eric Wright Water Limited FLI Water and Glaswell & Last J.N. Bentley Limited Kier Integrated Services limited nmcn PLC Severn […]

Lendlease names new London construction chief

Lendlease names new London construction chief

22/07/19

Lendlease has appointed a new executive general manager for its construction business in London. Claire Pettett, who has over 11 years of experience within the company, will take on the role from the end of this month. She is promoted to her new role from the position of head of finance for the construction business […]

Costain cleared to start £150m Gatwick station upgrade

Costain cleared to start £150m Gatwick station upgrade

09/07/19

Costain, which previously led the scheme through its planning and design stages, will now undertake the improvement works to the interchange between the station platforms and Gatwick International Airport. Contract award confirmation comes after the secretayr of state for transport, Chris Grayling, signed off on the project yesterday. Work is expected to begin in early […]

39 minutes UK construction output has fallen at the steepest rate since April 2009.

39 minutes UK construction output has fallen at the steepest rate since April 2009.

02/07/19

Activity in the sector declined for second month running in June, with house-building dropping at the sharpest rate for three years and new orders shrinking as political uncertainty hit client confidence. Data for June revealed a sharp loss of momentum for the UK construction sector, with business activity and incoming new work both falling at […]

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