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Pre-construction work starts on £1bn Silvertown Tunnel

Pre-construction work starts on £1bn Silvertown Tunnel

13/11/18

Pre-construction work has started on the £1bn Silvertown Tunnel under the Thames in East London. Structural and environmental monitoring is now underway on the site of the 1.4km twin-bore road tunnel. Specialist ITM Monitoring has been awarded the pre-construction deal by Transport for London under its Value Enhancement Specialist Framework Agreement. ITM was one of ten […]

Fifteen firms to share £8.7bn highways bonanza

Fifteen firms to share £8.7bn highways bonanza

07/11/18

Highways England has confirmed its 15 partner contractors to deliver up to £8.7bn worth of work on England’s motorways and major A roads. The Enquirer first revealed the seven winners of the major work band deals last month. Now Highways England has confirmed these and its line-up of eight extra firms on the smaller value band of the new framework. […]

Network Rail’s £36bn CP6 spending plan rubber stamped

Network Rail’s £36bn CP6 spending plan rubber stamped

01/11/18

The Office of Rail and Road has approved Network Rail’s plan to spend £35bn making Britain’s railways more reliable and focused on passengers’ needs over the five years from April 2019. The spending split will be £31bn for England and Wales and £4bn in Scotland. The regulator has now approved £24.3bn to be spent in […]

BAM Nuttall wins first stage of £60m Lowestoft bridge

BAM Nuttall wins first stage of £60m Lowestoft bridge

25/10/18

BAM Nuttall has won the contract for the first stage of completing the £60m Lake Lothing Third Crossing in Lowestoft. The contractor will start next month on finalising the design of the crossing, ready for building. The award of the construction stage of the contract, is scheduled to be announced in the Autumn of 2019. […]

Welsh ministers look to rebid £1.3bn M4 relief road

Welsh ministers look to rebid £1.3bn M4 relief road

17/10/18

The Welsh Government is considering rebidding the £1bn M4 corridor project around Newport in Wales. A joint venture between Costain and Vinci scooped an early contractor involvement deal four years ago for the massive scheme. Since then there has been growing concern about the high risks and associated costs of delivering the 24km scheme, which includes a 440 […]

Winners revealed for Highways England work bonanza

Winners revealed for Highways England work bonanza

11/10/18

Highways England has chosen the winners for one of its biggest ever framework deals. The Enquirer understands the names will be officially confirmed shortly of contractors who have bagged places on the programme worth up to £8.7bn over the next six years. It is understood the winners are: North West/North East/Yorks/Humber: Costain, Balfour Beatty, Kier South West: Vinci, Galliford […]

Construction buyers see slowdown in growth

Construction buyers see slowdown in growth

03/10/18

Construction buyers reported the weakest rise in output for six months in September. The bellwether Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to 52.1 in September from 52.9 in August. Civil engineering suffered an accelerating decline in workloads while house building and commercial construction increased at a solid pace. New business volumes hit their highest […]

Bam and Sisk win £90m Leeds transport scheme

Bam and Sisk win £90m Leeds transport scheme

27/09/18

Leeds City Council has named BAM Nuttall and John Sisk as construction partners to deliver the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme. The Connecting Leeds transport programme will overhaul the transport networks in the city increasing the space and efficiency of the road network for all users, with improved cycling and walking provision. BAM Nuttall will provide the design […]

Murphy lands £57m Yorkshire Water plant

Murphy lands £57m Yorkshire Water plant

13/09/18

Murphy & Sons Ltd has been awarded a £57m contract by Yorkshire Water to build a new energy and recycling facility in Huddersfield. The design and build job includes new anaerobic digesters, a new sludge reception plant, sludge thickening plant and storage;,CHP and dual fuel boilers, sludge dewatering and lime treatment, cake storage and a […]

HS2 firms gearing up to create 15,000 jobs by 2020

HS2 firms gearing up to create 15,000 jobs by 2020

13/09/18

Contractors and consultants working on HS2 are gearing up to employ a 15,000-strong workforce by 2020. Over 7,000 roles are already supported by the project, and over 2,000 business have already won work with HS2, ahead of the main construction start next year. According to a new HS2 project skills strategy document published today a whole […]

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