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  • ‘Site of the future’ slashes diesel use on Colas Rail job
    Solar lighting and power generation has achieved 97% diesel-free operation on a major rail renewal project at Llanwern, South Wales. The ‘Site of the Future’ project was led by Network Rail and Colas Rail. It used solar and battery technologies from Prolectric Ltd instead of diesel generators to save 6,000 ... read more
    Source: Construct EnqPublished on 2019-05-30
  • Agency swoops on illegal construction waste sites
    The largest one-day sting ever carried out by the Environment Agency and HM Revenue and Customs uncovered illegal activity at more than two dozen waste sites across Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire. Officers found four sites where waste had been burnt illegally, a further four which were actively and illegally ... read more
    Source: Construct EnqPublished on 2019-05-28
  • Bentley JV in for £40m Great Yarmouth flood defence upgrade
    Tidal defences in Great Yarmouth are set to receive a £40.3m refurbishment, upgrading the level of protection from tidal flooding to more than 4,500 homes and businesses in the area.Tidal defences in Great Yarmouth are set to receive a £40.3m refurbishment, upgrading the level of protection from tidal flooding to ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2019-05-23
  • South Ayrshire beats target for refurbs of empty homes
    South Ayrshire Council has reported that it is beating its targets for bringing empty private properties back into use.South Ayrshire Council has reported that it is beating its targets for bringing empty private properties back into use.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2019-05-20
  • Interserve picked for Stourbridge high school work
    Interserve has been awarded a £4.4m contract by the Department for Education to design and build a new teaching block and refurbish the sports hall at Ridgewood High School in Stourbridge.Interserve has been awarded a £4.4m contract by the Department for Education to design and build a new teaching block ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2019-04-23
  • Willmott Dixon to refurb Liverpool nursing school and library
    Liverpool John Moores University has handed Willmott Dixon a £20m contract to revamp its nursing school.Liverpool John Moores University has handed Willmott Dixon a £20m contract to revamp its nursing school.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2019-04-17
  • Canada awards contract for government office refurb
    PCL Constructors Eastern has won a CA$217.6m construction management contract for work at a complex that houses the headquarters of several government agencies.PCL Constructors Eastern has won a CA$217.6m construction management contract for work at a complex that houses the headquarters of several government agencies.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2019-04-16
  • Repair-fund black hole closes Hammersmith Bridge
    Hammersmith Bridge has been closed indefinitely because Transport for London can no longer fund refurbishments, the local council has claimed. ... read more
    Source: Construction NewsPublished on 2019-04-11
  • J S Wright bags £1.3m M&E package from Pollard
    Mechanical and electrical services specialist J S Wright has bagged a contract worth more than £1.3m to help meet booming demand for purpose-built student accommodation in Exeter. The company will design and build the M&E services for a new 120-bed scheme on the site of a dilapidated former pub, the ... read more
    Source: Construct EnqPublished on 2019-04-05
  • Sweco picked for refurb of Zambezi hydro plant
    Sweco has been commissioned as advisor for the rehabilitation of one of southern Africa’s largest hydropower plants.Sweco has been commissioned as advisor for the rehabilitation of one of southern Africa’s largest hydropower plants.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2019-04-04
  • City planners give green light to “The Tulip” tower
    The City of London Corporation has approved a planning application from Foster + Partners for the tallest tower in the Square Mile. The team behind the Gherkin plan to build “The Tulip” next door on Bury Street. It will have a total height of 305.3 metres – making it the ... read more
    Source: Construct EnqPublished on 2019-04-02
  • Engie picked for refurb of Coatbridge towers
    Engie has been appointed for an £18.5m project involving the refurbishment of four sixteen-storey housing blocks in Coatbridge.Engie has been appointed for an £18.5m project involving the refurbishment of four sixteen-storey housing blocks in Coatbridge.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2019-03-28
  • FM Conway wins Rochester Bridge refurb
    The Rochester Bridge Trust has given civil engineering contractor FM Conway an £8.5m contract to refurbish the town’s crossing over the River Medway in north Kent.The Rochester Bridge Trust has given civil engineering contractor FM Conway an £8.5m contract to refurbish the town’s crossing over the River Medway in north ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2019-03-27
  • Interserve wins Dubai hotel contract
    Enaba Hospitality in the United Arab Emirates has awarded Interserve Group a design, build and refurbishment contract worth AED34.7m (£7m).Enaba Hospitality in the United Arab Emirates has awarded Interserve Group a design, build and refurbishment contract worth AED34.7m (£7m).Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2019-03-24
  • Strabag wins Budapest metro refurb
    Strabag has won a contract to renovate the southern section of M3 metro line in Budapest, Hungary.Strabag has won a contract to renovate the southern section of M3 metro line in Budapest, Hungary.Read Full Article: The Construction Index ... read more
    Source: construction indexPublished on 2019-03-14