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Manchester building boom outstrips LA and Chicago

Manchester building boom outstrips LA and Chicago

05/02/19

England’s big three regional cities are shrugging off Brexit worries and enjoyed bumper construction growth last year driven by city centre residential and office schemes. Manchester’s construction boom is not only pushing the skyline to new heights but now outstrips construction project numbers in Los Angeles and Chicago, according to the latest Deloitte Crane Survey. […]

Two alliances set for £5bn railway work bonanza

Two alliances set for £5bn railway work bonanza

30/01/19

Network Rail has named its preferred alliances to deliver track and rail system renewals and improvements in Scotland and the South of England, worth an estimated £5bn. Colas Rail and AECOM will work with Network Rail across the south of England, while a three-way joint venture of Babcock Rail, Arup and Arcadis will deliver upgrades […]

Commercial and industrial activity stagnates

Commercial and industrial activity stagnates

24/01/19

Growth in workloads within the commercial and industrial segments has come to a standstill for the first time in six years. The latest RICS Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey points to a broad-based slowdown in the pace of output growth as political uncertainty takes its toll. Results from the final quarter survey last year indicate workloads moderated […]

Galliard and O’Shea team up for £130m Nine Elms scheme

Galliard and O’Shea team up for £130m Nine Elms scheme

18/01/19

Galliard Homes has bought the third of seven plots on the former Royal Mail site in Vauxhall, South London. The house builder is paying £22.2m for the 0.9 acre Nine Elms Park plot, which it aims to develop in partnership with property and construction group  O’Shea. The £130m scheme will consist of around 262 flats, of which a quarter will be affordable housing. […]

Skanska Costain JV starts Euston Station HS2 demolition works

Skanska Costain JV starts Euston Station HS2 demolition works

15/01/19

A Skanska Costain joint venture is pressing ahead with demolition works to pave the way for the vast HS2 station project. Demoltion contractor McGee has just erected the first tower crane to start dismantling two multi-storey office buildings – One Euston Square and Grant Thornton House – which stand above the entrance and exit to Euston’s […]

BAM Farrans JV wins £120m Great Yarmouth bridge

BAM Farrans JV wins £120m Great Yarmouth bridge

11/01/19

Norfolk County Council has awarded the contract for Great Yarmouth’s Third River Crossing to a BAM Farrans joint venture. BAM Nuttall and Farrans Construction are joining forces to work on the final design and construction of the lifting bridge creating a more direct link between the western and eastern parts of the East Norfolk coastal town. […]

Mace lands £150m Stansted Airport terminal

Mace lands £150m Stansted Airport terminal

08/01/19

London Stansted has appointed Mace as the main contractor for the construction of its new £150m arrivals terminal. Work on the 39,000 square metre terminal is due to start this spring and is scheduled for completion in autumn 2020. The terminal is the flagship project in the airport’s £600m transformation, which will support its future […]

£2bn Elephant & Castle shopping centre scheme final go-ahead

£2bn Elephant & Castle shopping centre scheme final go-ahead

11/12/18

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has rubber-stamped £2bn plans for the redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle shopping centre in South London. The approval clears the final hurdle for developer Delancey’s plans to replace the once iconic centre with a new town centre-style scheme with new homes, shops, leisure and a new university college. Demolition of […]

Roadbridge wins £30m Highlands port expansion

Roadbridge wins £30m Highlands port expansion

30/11/18

Port of Cromarty Firth in the Scottish Highlands has selected Roadbridge UK to construct the new £30m energy and cruise hub that it announced earlier this week. As reported previously, the project involves a new quayside and laydown area, as a hub for shipping for offshore wind farm construction as well as for cruise liners. […]

Morrisroe set to buy Cementation Skanska

Morrisroe set to buy Cementation Skanska

28/11/18

Concrete and groundworks specialist Morrisroe Group is in advanced talks to buy Skanska’s foundations business Cementation. Sources have told the Enquirer that a deal could be sealed within weeks, with it rumoured to be worth around £60m. As yet neither Morrisroe nor Skanska have officially commented on the talks. A deal would be a game-changer for the expanding specialist […]

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