Archive for September, 2019

Amey/McAlpine green light for M6 junction 19 job

Amey/McAlpine green light for M6 junction 19 job

30/09/19

A joint venture between Amey and Sir Robert McAlpine has got the green light to transform a key motorway junction in Cheshire. Work will get underway next year after the JV signed off a £35.5m design and build contract to remodel junction 19 of the M6, near Knutsford. The project involves building a new bridge through […]

VolkerFitzpatrick wins £20m Crossrail stations upgrade

VolkerFitzpatrick wins £20m Crossrail stations upgrade

23/09/19

VolkerFitzpatrick has been awarded the contract to complete Network Rail’s upgrade of east London stations for Crossrail. The deal worth almost £20m will deliver upgrades at Romford and Ilford stations including improved entrances and step free access. Ilford station will benefit from a new station building, replacing the existing entrance on Cranbrook Road. At Romford […]

Balfour Beatty starts tunnelling at Hinkley Point

Balfour Beatty starts tunnelling at Hinkley Point

20/09/19

Balfour Beatty has reached a major milestone at the Hinkley Point C project with the start of tunnelling for the nuclear reactor’s cooling system. The firm is now installing the first prefabricated nuclear-grade concrete segments of the 38,000 needed to support the three underground marine tunnels. Tunnelling at up to 33m below the Bristol Channel […]

Sisk confirmed for £70m York Central civils

Sisk confirmed for £70m York Central civils

17/09/19

York City Council has confirmed John Sisk as its partner to deliver essential infrastructure for the vast regeneration scheme around the railway station. As tipped by the Enquirer, Sisk will now work up detailed designs for a spine road, access bridge and rail link that will be essential to deliver a new commercial and residential district. […]

Shortlisted for 'BEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR'

Shortlisted for ‘BEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR’

10/09/19

We are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Best Company to work for up to 20 Employees for the 2019 IRP Awards 2019. The IRP Awards were created to honour the achievements and raise awareness of the exceptional work within the recruitment industry. They are a benchmark for the industry’s brightest […]

Balfour sign-off to complete Midland Met hospital delayed

Balfour sign-off to complete Midland Met hospital delayed

06/09/19

Plans to sign off the contract with Balfour Beatty to complete the Midland Metropolitan hospital have been delayed. Sandwell and West Midlands Hospital Trust revealed that it is now fighting to meet a December restart date for final completion works to begin. The trust said it was now counting on getting full sign-off for the […]

Construction buyers report biggest new work drop in a decade

Construction buyers report biggest new work drop in a decade

04/09/19

Construction buyers have reported the sharpest drop in new work since March 2009. The latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Total Activity Index for August registered 45 – down slightly from 45.3 in July and below the 50 no-change threshold for the fourth consecutive month. New orders received by construction companies have dropped in each month […]

HS2 phase one falls five years behind schedule

HS2 phase one falls five years behind schedule

03/09/19

The first phase of the HS2 from London and Birmingham will be delayed by up to five years, Transport Minister Grant Shapps revealed today. The expected full cost of the project has also soared from £62bn to £88bn at today’s prices. The latest revelation that costs have spiralled and the project is already seriously behind […]

Winners named for £1bn North West Construction Hub deal

Winners named for £1bn North West Construction Hub deal

02/09/19

Procurement group North West Construction Hub has rejigged its preferred contractors on its medium value projects framework. BAM, Seddon and Vinci have bowed out while the Casey Group, Harry Fairclough Construction, Robertson and Warden join the panel for the first time. The third generation framework is estimated to be worth up to £1bn. Firms will […]

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