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Balfour Beatty starts tunnelling at Hinkley Point

Balfour Beatty starts tunnelling at Hinkley Point

20/09/19

Balfour Beatty has reached a major milestone at the Hinkley Point C project with the start of tunnelling for the nuclear reactor’s cooling system. The firm is now installing the first prefabricated nuclear-grade concrete segments of the 38,000 needed to support the three underground marine tunnels. Tunnelling at up to 33m below the Bristol Channel […]

Sisk confirmed for £70m York Central civils

Sisk confirmed for £70m York Central civils

17/09/19

York City Council has confirmed John Sisk as its partner to deliver essential infrastructure for the vast regeneration scheme around the railway station. As tipped by the Enquirer, Sisk will now work up detailed designs for a spine road, access bridge and rail link that will be essential to deliver a new commercial and residential district. […]

Shortlisted for 'BEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR'

Shortlisted for ‘BEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR’

10/09/19

We are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Best Company to work for up to 20 Employees for the 2019 IRP Awards 2019. The IRP Awards were created to honour the achievements and raise awareness of the exceptional work within the recruitment industry. They are a benchmark for the industry’s brightest […]

Balfour sign-off to complete Midland Met hospital delayed

Balfour sign-off to complete Midland Met hospital delayed

06/09/19

Plans to sign off the contract with Balfour Beatty to complete the Midland Metropolitan hospital have been delayed. Sandwell and West Midlands Hospital Trust revealed that it is now fighting to meet a December restart date for final completion works to begin. The trust said it was now counting on getting full sign-off for the […]

Construction buyers report biggest new work drop in a decade

Construction buyers report biggest new work drop in a decade

04/09/19

Construction buyers have reported the sharpest drop in new work since March 2009. The latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Total Activity Index for August registered 45 – down slightly from 45.3 in July and below the 50 no-change threshold for the fourth consecutive month. New orders received by construction companies have dropped in each month […]

HS2 phase one falls five years behind schedule

HS2 phase one falls five years behind schedule

03/09/19

The first phase of the HS2 from London and Birmingham will be delayed by up to five years, Transport Minister Grant Shapps revealed today. The expected full cost of the project has also soared from £62bn to £88bn at today’s prices. The latest revelation that costs have spiralled and the project is already seriously behind […]

Winners named for £1bn North West Construction Hub deal

Winners named for £1bn North West Construction Hub deal

02/09/19

Procurement group North West Construction Hub has rejigged its preferred contractors on its medium value projects framework. BAM, Seddon and Vinci have bowed out while the Casey Group, Harry Fairclough Construction, Robertson and Warden join the panel for the first time. The third generation framework is estimated to be worth up to £1bn. Firms will […]

VolkerFitzpatrick lands £75m RAF runways upgrade

VolkerFitzpatrick lands £75m RAF runways upgrade

30/08/19

VolkerFitzpatrick has been awarded a £75m runways resurfacing deal at RAF Lossiemouth by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Work will prepare the Moray base for the arrival of 9 P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft, the first of which is expected to arrive in the UK in 2020. The runways upgrade is part of a £400m infrastructure […]

JJ Rhatigan bags £280m Luton scheme main build

JJ Rhatigan bags £280m Luton scheme main build

29/08/19

London-based building contractor JJ Rhatigan has won the main contract to deliver phase one of the £280m Lu2on residential-led mixed-use scheme. Singapore-based developer Strawberry Star Group is planning to build over 850 homes at the former Vauxhall vans site. Rhattigan has now signed the deal for the first phase of 400 flats, including retail space, […]

Liverpool FC raises ambition for new Anfield stand

Liverpool FC raises ambition for new Anfield stand

27/08/19

Liverpool Football Club have ditched an existing proposal to expand Anfield to work on a new and larger planning application. The Reds reaffirmed their intention to redevelop the Anfield Road stand yesterday with ambitious new upgrade plans now under active consideration. As a direct result of this development, existing outline planning permission to raise capacity […]

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