Archive for May, 2021

Hammersmith & Fulham brings in Kier for £75m fire safety works

Hammersmith & Fulham brings in Kier for £75m fire safety works

26/05/21

Kier Places has secured a five-year contract for a programme of capital works across Hammersmith & Fulham’s stock of approximately 17,000 council homes. There is also the opportunity to extend the contract by an additional two years. Work to be delivered includes remedial fire-works including risers, sprinklers and external façade remediation, as well as high-value, […]

Self-employed trade rates 20% up on a year ago

Self-employed trade rates 20% up on a year ago

19/05/21

According to the industry’s biggest payer of subcontractors, Hudson Contract, all regions in England have seen double-digit earnings growth year on year taking average CIS weekly wages to £878. Leading the way are the South West (+29%), the North East (+27%) and Yorkshire and the Humber (+27%) Month on month, earnings slipped by 4.6%, as expected […]

Lonsdale Rail brought in for Paddington Square hook-up

Lonsdale Rail brought in for Paddington Square hook-up

10/05/21

Lonsdale Rail, part of the Michael Lonsdale Group, has the MEPFC fit-out to integrate London Underground’s existing Bakerloo Line tube station at Paddington with a new entrance underneath the Paddington Cube building. The new tube entrance is part of a £65m investment in transport and public realm on the £825m Paddington Square development. The 360,000 […]

Materials crisis strikes Midlands as sites placed on ‘tick over’

Materials crisis strikes Midlands as sites placed on ‘tick over’

03/05/21

In the West Midlands some projects are now on ‘tick over’ because materials are being creamed off by HS2. The deepening problems are being reported by employment contract services group Hudson Contract, which said its clients are now running into serious supply problems. The firm said contractors in the West Midlands were suffering most, caught […]

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