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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 […]

Balfour renews £220m London Tube track upkeep

Balfour renews £220m London Tube track upkeep

14/02/19

London Underground has selected Balfour Beatty to deliver £220m worth of track renewals over the next four years. Balfour will start delivering all aspects of track renewal work from April – including track, points and crossings, and trackside drainage. The contract will start in April 2019 and last for four years, with an option included […]

Fears grow over future of HS2

Fears grow over future of HS2

11/02/19

Rising costs are fuelling growing political opposition to the £56bn HS2 rail link. The project will come under the spotlight tonight in a Channel 4 Dispatches programme called The Great Train Robbery. Senior ministers have told the show that the link might only ever go as far as Birmingham as a poll revealed commuters want cash […]

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