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London roads upkeep JV loses court battle with TfL

London roads upkeep JV loses court battle with TfL

19/04/18

A joint venture working on road maintenance in central London has lost a High Court battle with Transport for London over work rates. Colas, VolkerHighways and AECOM got involved in a rates row arguing that strict working time constraints placed on it by TfL delayed and prolonged work requiring extra shifts and added costs. The […]

Breedon agrees deal to buy Lagan Group for £455m

Breedon agrees deal to buy Lagan Group for £455m

17/04/18

Breedon has struck a deal to pay £455m for the construction materials specialist Lagan Group. The business owned by Kevin Lagan operates in Ireland and the UK with a modern cement plant in Kinnegad in County Westmeath, nine active quarries, 13 asphalt plants and nine ready-mixed concrete plants. Last year, the private group founded in […]

Construction output slides again

Construction output slides again

12/04/18

Construction output decreased 1.6% in February, led by a 9.4% fall in infrastructure activity. While monthly data can be volatile, the trend three-month output was still 0.8% lower. Output fell in all sectors except for private housing, the largest construction sector, which recorded growth of 2.8% on a three-month basis. Compared with the output level […]

Balfour bags £115m Network Rail tamping deal

Balfour bags £115m Network Rail tamping deal

11/04/18

Balfour will be responsible for delivering tamping shifts across Anglia and South-East routes. The machines undertake maintenance, renewals and upgrade work, ensuring the track is expertly aligned. Tampers maintain the track by hydraulically lifting it and packing ballast underneath the sleepers to fill voids and realign the tracks. Mark Bullock, Managing Director, Balfour Beatty’s rail […]

The Fulham Irish Annual Golf Classic Event

The Fulham Irish Annual Golf Classic Event

10/04/18

This year SSA Recruitment had the pleasure of sponsoring The Fulham Irish Annual Golf Classic Event on the 7th April. Although our guys didn’t come in first, a great day was had by all. Well done Liam and Don!  

Field to resume stalled Hayes flats

Field to resume stalled Hayes flats

05/04/18

London building contractor C Field Construction has won a £17.7m contract from Paradigm Housing Group to complete a stalled residential development in Hayes. The development comprises three 10-storey apartment blocks, with 120 apartments in total. The location is at 20-30 Blyth Road in Hayes, the site of an old vinyl factory. The development, called the […]

Contract for £220 million A6 Dungiven to Drumahoe Dualling Scheme awarded

Contract for £220 million A6 Dungiven to Drumahoe Dualling Scheme awarded

04/04/18

The Department for Infrastructure has appointed the contractor to construct the A6 Dungiven to Drumahoe Dualling Scheme. The award is to a consortium of Sacyr, Wills Bros and Somague and is a major milestone in the delivery of this NI Executive Flagship project. The 25.5 kilometre scheme represents an investment in the region of £220 […]

Ardmore wins 31-storey Imperial College tower

Ardmore wins 31-storey Imperial College tower

27/03/18

The scheme at 140 Wales Farm Road on the former Perfume Factory site will contain 600 student rooms and 85 PRS residential units. Work will include construction of a series of blocks rising to 31-storeys. Ardmore’s managing director, Cormac Byrne, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed as the main contractor for this important […]

McAlpine JV wins pre-construction deal on £466m hospital

McAlpine JV wins pre-construction deal on £466m hospital

20/03/18

The J3 Limited joint venture has been chosen as pre-construction partner for the £466m project to develop Jersey’s new hospital. J3 is a joint venture between Sir Robert McAlpine, Channel Islands contractor Garenne Construction Group, and infrastructure management business FES Group. The new hospital has secured political approval to be built on the site of […]

Four shortlisted for £90m Edinburgh tram extension deal

Four shortlisted for £90m Edinburgh tram extension deal

14/03/18

Four bidders have been shortlisted  for the main £90m Infrastructure and Systems contract for the planned York Place to Newhaven extension of the Edinburgh tram network. The shortlisted bidders are: BAM Colas Rail JV Dragados Farrans Sacyr Neopul JV Sisk Steconfer JV The quartet will now be invited to tender in mid-April for work including […]

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