Monday, June 17, 2019

Green light for £1bn Purfleet regeneration

Thurrock Council has given planning approval for a £1bn regeneration project in Purfleet that includes the construction of thousands of new homes and a new town centre.

£160k fines after demolition worker burned

Two companies have been fined £80,000 each after a worker received serious electrical burns during demolition work.

Delayed starts prompt Van Elle profits warning

Van Elle, the publicly quoted geotechnical contractor, has warned shareholders that its annual profits will be below expectations because of clients stalling on project start dates.

Galliford Try wins first phase of £6bn Lea Valley regeneration

Galliford Try Partnerships has been selected by Enfield Council to build the first 725 homes at the £6bn Meridian Water development in the Lea Valley, northeast London.

Village builders choose German helmets

Site managers on a house-building site in an Oxfordshire village are among the first construction workers in the UK to use a new type of hard hat imported from Germany.

Construction forecasts downgraded again – except for warehouses

Continuing uncertainty over the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union has prompted the Construction Products Association to downgrade its forecasts for UK construction activity once again.

Planning permission granted for Edinburgh concert hall

Edinburgh Council has granted planning permission for the city’s first purpose-built music and performance venue in over 100 years.

London councils sign the modular housing supply deal

Irish modular housing manufacturer Extraspace Solutions has won a £40m contract to supply a group of London boroughs with temporary accommodation for the homeless. Extraspace...

Green light for Aberdeen road improvements

Aberdeen City Council has approved road and transport works totalling £10.6m, boosted by £2.5m of additional funding.

Thirteen thousand UK construction companies in ‘significant financial distress’

Insolvency specialist Begbies Traynor claims that there has been a 10% increase in the number of construction companies in financial distress over the past year.

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