Still lots of opportunity in commercial construction

Still lots of opportunity in commercial construction Demand for commercial real estate in the UK is fluctuating. Think retail, industrial, office space. According to a report by RICS, 43% of respondents to its quarterly commercial property survey think the sector is entering a downturn, and a further 10% think it was in the middle of one. ... Read more

Balfour Beatty Living Places secures £176 million Contract

Balfour Beatty Living Places secures £176 million Contract Join Industry Decision Makers In Our Weekly Newsletter. PRESS RELEASE Balfour Beatty Living Places secures £176 million highways maintenance contract for Buckinghamshire Council Earlier today, Balfour Beatty Living Places announced that it has been awarded an eight-year, £176 million contract by Buckinghamshire Council for the maintenance of ... Read more

“We still don’t have the building of the future yet”

“We still don’t have the building of the future yet” Join Industry Decision Makers In Our Weekly Newsletter. Sleepless nights. Difficult working conditions. Lots of dehumidifiers. It’s fair to say that global warming is well and truly here. Urban construction is going to change as a result. Design, form, and all supply chain mechanisms will ... Read more

Kier Wins Manchester Aquatic Centre Work

As Manchester has set its sights on becoming a zero-carbon city they want to make this prior Commonwealth Games venue part of the transition. The building will be decarbonised and brought up to today’s standards to help them reach their 2038 deadline for zero carbon.

Aberdeenshire Offers Opportunity To Smaller Firms

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Aberdeenshire Council is inviting micro, small and medium-sized businesses to learn about upcoming contracts related to housing projects. The event it open to all including supported businesses and third-sector organisations. It will cover upcoming contracts related to housing projects and the council’s ongoing Housing Improvement Programme (HIP). The main types of improvement works sought during … Read more

Abandonded Rail Schemes Get Injection of Cash

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Nine further abandoned rail schemes have been granted cash for restoration says the New Civil Engineer. Wendy Morton – Rail Minister announced a further £15 million in funding to reopen nine railway schemes across England. The scheme is designed to reopen disused services, railway lines, and stations.

M&S Publicly Calls Out Michael Gove

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Michael Gove has ordered a public inquiry into its plan to demolish and then rebuild its Oxford Street location from the ground up the Guardian reports.

Suez Aims To Buy Old UK Waste Business

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Reformed and reshaped French water and waste company Suez is preparing to buy back its old UK business says FT.com. Suez is positioning itself as an alternative if the regulator blocks the takeover of the unit by Veolia.