October 15, 2020

HS2 is reporting mounting cost pressure from overrunning enabling works and higher building cost estimates for the London terminus at Euston.

Rising cost pressures on the £40.3bn first phase were revealed in the first report to Government by HS2 Minister Andrew Stephens...

October 13, 2020

Surrey County Council is seeking a contractor to take on a £2.5bn long-term highways contract.

The deal will see one contractor picked to take over its highways maintenance contract, worth around £80m per year.

On top of this, the council hopes the firm will take on othe...

October 8, 2020

Although employment has continued to fall, the latest PMI data signals a sharp increase in UK construction activity at the end of the third quarter

The headline seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Total Activity Index registered 56.8 in September, u...

October 6, 2020

Scape Group has unveiled the timeline for its £14bn public sector construction frameworks

Scape Group has extended the value of its construction frameworks by £1bn for principal works.

The new suite of construction frameworks includes the £12bn framework for England...

October 1, 2020

Homes, schools and hospitals across England are set to be greener and cheaper to run thanks to a £3bn plan to upgrade the nation’s buildings.

The Government has launched its funding schemes to help retrofit buildings, expected to support 120,000 construction jobs.

Around...

September 29, 2020

Manchester City Council has approved an £80m regeneration plan for a mixed-use community with 410 new homes at Coleshill Street

The regeneration plans submitted by ENGIE and Landcare (East Manchester) Ltd, part of the NPL Group aim to transform a former industrial site...

September 24, 2020

The country’s highest-performing construction sites have been announced at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2020 National Site Awards

The winners of the highest award category, the ‘2020 Most Considerate Site Award’ are:

  • Selby AGI, Selby – Northern Gas Networks...

September 22, 2020

Accounting regulator, the Financial Reporting Council, has given the strongest indication yet of apparent rule breaches in accountant KPMG’s audits of Carillion before its collapse.

The FRC this morning said its had delivered its initial report to KPMG  in connection wi...

September 17, 2020

Two major road project wins in August catapulted Balfour Beatty to the top of the monthly contracts league for the first time in several years.

The big highways schemes also helped to lift the value of the wider industry’s civil engineering orders over the last three mo...

September 15, 2020

Demand for labour in the UK construction industry has recovered to 79% of pre-lockdown capacity.

Data from the industry’s biggest payer of subcontractors Hudson Contract shows 117,591 payments to freelance operatives in August, compared to a peak of 149,067 in February...

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