Sunday, August 25, 2019

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.

Crossrail to open by March 2021 but without Bond Street station

Crossrail’s new leadership team has produced a new plan to get the delayed project finished and start rail operations under central London sometime between October 2020 and March 2021.

Aarsleff boosts geotechnical expertise

Foundations specialist Aarsleff Ground Engineering appointed Dan Adams as senior geotechnical consultant.

Cheesegrater bolt saga finally comes to an end

When huge bolts started to fall off the Cheesegrater in November 2014, just months after construction completed, the legal battles began. Four-and-a-half years later, the affair has now been settled.

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.

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.

Modular bedrooms for footie students

Modular building specialist Caledonian has been awarded a £25m contract to manufacture student accommodation modules as part of a £54m development for the University Campus of Football Business in Wembley.

Scaffolding accidents up by more than a quarter

NASC, the national access and scaffolding confederation, has published its annual safety report showing a 27% spike in the number of workplace accidents and injuries among its membership in 2018.

Scotland consults on fire safety in high-rise flats

The Scottish government has launched a public consultation focused on the safety of people living in high-rise flats.

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