London office starts rise as confidence returns

London office starts rise as confidence returns

23/11/21

London’s office market is seeing a significant improvement in confidence with the volume of new starts and speculative appetite rising. According to the London Office Crane Survey by Deloitte, the volume of new starts increased by 10% from the previous survey in May, to 3.4m sq ft between April and September 2021. This rise is […]

Go-ahead for 22,000-seat Southend FC stadium

Go-ahead for 22,000-seat Southend FC stadium

28/10/21

Southend United has got the planning green light for a new 22,000 capacity stadium with an enabling hotel and flats scheme. The decision on the club’s stadium will now go to the government for final consent. The club has said it hopes to start work on the project as soon as it obtains full approval […]

London hospital job to be rebid after Bouygues exits

London hospital job to be rebid after Bouygues exits

07/10/21

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has decided to go out to competitive tender for its new landmark Evelina London Children’s Hospital extension. The planned 290,000 sq ft hospital building, designed by Hawkins\Brown Architects and Bouygues-owned developer Linkcity, has just received planning. Read more here.

Five in race for £1.9bn Lower Thames Crossing road deals

Five in race for £1.9bn Lower Thames Crossing road deals

23/09/21

National Highways has confirmed the five companies shortlisted for two road contracts worth a combined £1.9bn to design and build routes north and south of the river on the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. Read more here.

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 […]