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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 […]

McGee clears vast west London site for HS2 crossover box

McGee clears vast west London site for HS2 crossover box

25/03/19

Contractors have completed the biggest demolition challenge on the HS2 project so far, clearing a big site near Old Oak Common in west London for a long tunnel crossover box. The six-month site clearance delivered by HS2’s London enabling works contractor, a Costain Skanska joint venture and subcontractor McGee, saw eight separate buildings torn down, with […]

Spurs stadium to open in April

Spurs stadium to open in April

11/03/19

Tottenham have confirmed their delayed new stadium will host its first Premier League fixture next month. Mace was due to finish the new ground by last September but it will now be ready by the first week of April. Spurs first opponents will depend on the progress of Brighton in the FA Cup. If Brighton […]

Clugston-CNIM JV lands £210m energy-from-waste plant

Clugston-CNIM JV lands £210m energy-from-waste plant

05/03/19

A joint venture of Clugston and French specialist CNIM has won the contract for a £210m energy-from-waste plant at Grangemouth in Scotland. The Earls Gate Energy Centre (EGEC) will convert 216,000t waste a year – the equivalent of about 20% of Scotland’s total landfilled household waste – into energy, producing 79 gigawatt hours (GWh) of […]

Preferred bidder for £200m Edinburgh tram extension

Preferred bidder for £200m Edinburgh tram extension

04/03/19

Edinburgh City Council has named the preferred bidder to deliver its £200m tram extension to Newhaven. A three-way joint venture between Farrans, Sacyr of Spain and Neopul of Brazil, is set to secure a £90m main works contract to design and construct the new route from York Place to Newhaven. If council chiefs vote to proceed with the project […]

Nottingham Forest unveil stadium revamp plans

Nottingham Forest unveil stadium revamp plans

28/02/19

Nottingham Forest have revealed plans to redevelop the City Ground in a move that will see it become the largest stadium in the East Midlands. The club have been drawing up redevelopment plans for 18 months with the aim of starting at the end of next season. Plans include building a new Peter Taylor Stand […]

McAleer & Rushe gets go-ahead for two Maldron hotels

McAleer & Rushe gets go-ahead for two Maldron hotels

20/02/19

Northern Ireland-based developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe has checked-in with planning to build hotels in Birmingham and Glasgow city centres. Representing an investment of £85m, the two hotels will deliver 630 bedrooms and will be operated by Ireland’s largest hotel operator, Dalata, under its four-star Maldron brand. McAleer & Rushe Contracts UK will build […]

£5.5bn spent on HS2 before any construction started

£5.5bn spent on HS2 before any construction started

18/02/19

At least £5.5bn was spent on HS2 before construction work even started. Figures published in Parliament last week confirm £5.5bn of the £56bn budget was spent between 2009 and April 2018. The money has been spent on the purchase of land and property, design, legal fees, consultants, staffing and other overheads before any main construction […]

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