Galliford Try replaces BAM on £20m Boho X office job

Galliford Try replaces BAM on £20m Boho X office job

08/09/21

Galliford Try has been brought in to replace BAM on a £20m office building for Middlesbrough Council. BAM Construction secured a pre-construction services agreement at the start of the year and had been working closely with the developer, Beijing Construction Engineering Group on the Boho X office scheme. Read more here.

Tender race starts for £4.2bn major projects framework

Tender race starts for £4.2bn major projects framework

06/09/21

The bid race is getting underway for a new £4.2bn framework covering major projects for public sector bodies across the UK. Framework provider Procurement Hub has published a Prior Information Notice for the deal which covers a whole range of construction services. Read more here.

Demolition and groundworks £1.6bn framework launched

Demolition and groundworks £1.6bn framework launched

28/07/21

Pagabo has issued a prior information notice (PIN) for its new £1.56bn national demolition and land preparation framework. The framework will run for four years and will allow local authorities and public sector bodies to procure a range of projects such as structure demolition, ground improvement works, bulk earthworks, industrial dismantling and the demolition of […]

Winners revealed for £1.6bn NHS modular framework

Winners revealed for £1.6bn NHS modular framework

07/07/21

A raft of offsite construction specialists have won places on the £1.6bn NHS Shared Business Services modular construction framework. The deal starts this month and will run for four years until July 2023. The framework can be used by a range of public sector clients in the education, healthcare and residential sectors and the winning […]

Government backs Nottinghamshire road scheme

Government backs Nottinghamshire road scheme

28/06/21

Work on site is expected to start in 2023 on a series of six junction improvements along the A614 and A6097 between Ollerton and East Bridgford, subject to the completion of statutory processes. The Department of Transport has approved the allocation of £24m for the scheme, which is being led by Via East Midlands, Nottinghamshire […]

Construction needs 217,000 new workers to bounce back

Construction needs 217,000 new workers to bounce back

10/06/21

Construction will need an extra 217,000 workers by 2025 to meet the demand from a faster than predicted bounce-back from the Covid-19 pandemic. Forecasts by the CITB’s Construction Skills Network (CSN) have been dramatically revised as the industry recovery picks-up pace. CSN now believe the industry will reach 2019 levels of output in 2022 – […]

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 […]