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Concrete contractor Morrisroe buys piling specialist

Concrete contractor Morrisroe buys piling specialist

08/05/19

South east concrete frame contractor Morrisroe is expanding into the foundations sector after buying specialist contractors Geostructural Solutions and GSS Piling. The two firms, founded by Andy Parks, together turnover up to £15m and specialise in structural underpinning, basement works and restricted access piling. GSS will operate independently of Morrisroe’s other businesses, strengthening its customer […]

£300m Lincolnshire power station gets green light

£300m Lincolnshire power station gets green light

03/05/19

North East Lincolnshire Council has given the thumbs up to build a £300m energy from waste power station near Stallingborough. The plant will be built next to the existing South Humber Bank power station and produce electricity for around 500,000 homes. Construction is anticipated to start later this year and the facility will support 600 […]

Crossrail to be finally completed by March 2021

Crossrail to be finally completed by March 2021

29/04/19

Crossrail will be completed by October 2020 at the earliest – but without Bond Street Station. Project chiefs have confirmed a revised timetable for the delayed scheme which was originally due to open in December 2018. The new leadership team has outlined a six month “delivery window” for completion because “many risks and uncertainties remain.” […]

Winners unveiled for £400m Dounreay decommissioning

Winners unveiled for £400m Dounreay decommissioning

24/04/19

Winners of a decommissioning services framework worth up to £400m at Dounreay have been revealed. Work at the Scottish nuclear site will include construction of a size reduction facility, shaft and silo decommissioning and demolition of historic active laboratories. Six framework contracts have been awarded, bringing together the capabilities of at least 28 companies and […]

Wills Bros wins £31.5m Maybole Bypass in Scotland

Wills Bros wins £31.5m Maybole Bypass in Scotland

23/04/19

Wills Bros Civil Engineering has scooped the £31.5m contract to build the Maybole Bypass on the A77. The Dublin contractor will build 5.2km of bypass and associated junctions and employ around 165 workers during the months of peak activity. Will Bros beat rivals Farrans Roadbridge, John Paul Construction and R J McLeod to take the […]

Dozen firms win £500m City of London deal

Dozen firms win £500m City of London deal

18/04/19

The City of London has named the winners of its general major construction framework covering projects across the capital. A dozen firms secured places on the two lot framework that will run for four years and covers an estate of more than 800 properties, both inside and outside of the Square Mile. Projects £4.6m-£15m 8build, Geoffrey […]

Keltbray and CSjv clear the way for HS2 station

Keltbray and CSjv clear the way for HS2 station

10/04/19

Keltbray, working for Costain Skanska Joint Venture, has completed demolition and site clearance work on a key site for the new HS2 London terminus at Euston. The clearance of the buildings to the west of the station forms a major part of enabling works ahead of main construction works to be delivered by Mace Dragados […]

HS2 delays main civils start again

HS2 delays main civils start again

03/04/19

The start of main civils work on HS2 has been put back from June to allow more time for contractors to pare down final delivery costs. Main civils was originally planned to start in in November 2018. This slipped to March before being extended to June in order to provide suppliers with additional time to optimise […]

Sisk seals £183m Birmingham skyscraper deal

Sisk seals £183m Birmingham skyscraper deal

01/04/19

Homes for rent developer Moda has agreed on a deal with John Sisk & Son to start work on a 42-storey skyscraper in Birmingham. The 483-apartment tower has been designed exclusively for rent, offering hotel level service and a 200m running track around the podium building roof – one of the first in UK housing. […]

Project delays plunge Byrne Group into £8.2m los

Project delays plunge Byrne Group into £8.2m los

28/03/19

A year of project delays and restructuring at Byrne Group saw the concrete to fit-out specialist run up £8.2m of losses last year. But Byrne Group predicted it would bounce back into the black this year on the strength of major orders in London. Reporting on results for the year ended June 2018, chief executive […]

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