August 6, 2020

Winvic Construction will start a major concrete pour later this month for a new intermodal rail freight terminal at the Prologis logistics park in Northamptonshire.

The big civils scheme near Daventry forms part of Prologis’ extension to its DIRFT III logistic park.

Unde...

August 4, 2020

Manchester-based developer and builder Renaker has gained planning for two 52-storey towers in Manchester.

The twin towers, designed by architect Simpson Haugh, form the second phase of Renaker’s Crown Street development close to Deansgate.

Dubbed the Blade and Cylinder...

July 30, 2020

Developer MEPC has confirmed Bowmer + Kirkland as main contractor for the 4 Angel Square speculative office scheme at NOMA, Manchester.

Construction will start in the next few weeks on the 11-storey block, with completion due in early 2023.

The 200,000 sq ft office schem...

July 28, 2020

Balfour Beatty has closed its manufacturing site making parts for the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C until further notice after 22  of the 90 staff contracted Coronavirus.

NHS test and trace staff have been alerted and the site was subject to an extensive...

July 23, 2020

Many skilled trades like bricklayers, carpenters and electricians can now work in the UK after Brexit after being classified in the Tier 2 category, which allows a five-year stay.

But contractors are worried that they still face disruption because several roles remain o...

July 21, 2020

 Twilio, the leading cloud communications platform, today announced the results of a global survey measuring the impact and outlook of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses’ digital engagement strategies. 

Twilio powers communications technology for organisations across a...

July 16, 2020

Construction companies furloughed just over three-quarters of a million staff during the coronavirus outbreak from March to the end of June.

The number accounts for 59% of eligible staff with 75% of eligible firms using the coronavirus job retention scheme at some point...

July 14, 2020

Logik Developments has submitted plans for a major commercial building that will form part of Manchester’s £1bn Mayfield masterplan.

The plans will see the developer transform land on Baring Street – next to the Mayfield Park – to create 215,000 sq ft of commercial offi...

July 9, 2020

A woman has died and at least four people have been injured after a tower crane collapsed onto houses in East London yesterday.

A Wolff luffing crane at a 62-flat housing site in Bow is understood to have toppled over backwar