Issue : August 1994
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25Aug94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, CITY OF LONDON - SITE H2, LITTLE BRITAIN, 28-29 BARTHOLOMEW CLOSE.Subscription
Planning authority: City of London Corporation.Job: Detailed plans for flats (44).Value: £1,700,000.Client: St George.Agent: GMA Architects and Planners, 3 Union Court, Sheen Road, Richmond-Upon-Thames, TW9 1AA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
Three hundred construction workers in Cumbria have sent an 11,000-signature petition to environment minister John Gummer urging him to give the go-ahead for a £120 million underground laboratory near Sellafield.The move comes after Cumbria council last week recommended that Mr Gummer hold a public inquiry into why the site at Sellafield was chosen.UK Nirex, the nuclear waste company, applied to the council for planning permission to build the laboratory earlier this month.The laboratory, ..
25Aug94 UK: FIRST FOR TRAFALGAR - ENNISKILLEN.Subscription
Trafalgar House firm Davy International has won work on the £5 million Killyhelvin water treatment plant, near Enniskillen, its first such contract in Northern Ireland. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
25Aug94 UK: MILLER SHOPPING - DARLINGTON.Subscription
Miller has a £5.7 million contract to build a steel-framed supermarket for Safeway in Darlington, Co Durham. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
25Aug94 UK: EQUITABLE SERVICES - EDINBURGH HQ.Subscription
AMEC company Matthew Hall has taken a £6.4 million building services contract at Scottish Equitable's new Edinburgh headquarters. The 18-month scheme includes mechanical, heating, air conditioning, plumbing and sprinkler systems at the 30,000 sq m building. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
25Aug94 UK: SEWER LINE-UP - STRATHKELVIN.Subscription
Eight firms are bidding for the £7.5 million Kelvin Valley sewer contract at Strathkelvin, Strathclyde. The roll-call is: Kennedy, Kilroe, Miller, Donelon, Shanks and McEwan, Costain, DCT and Amec. Work is expected to start next month lasting 14 months. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
25Aug94 CHINA: WEIR IN THE ORIENT.Subscription
Weir Group company Strachan and Henshaw has scooped a £7.3 million subcontract to supply equipment for Foster Wheeler's Ezhou power station project in Hubei Province in China. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
Laing is understood to have started work on an £11.7 million design and build contract for new blocks at Wymott Prison near Leyland, Lancashire. Two two-storey blocks are set for completion in April 1996. Laing has also won a contract believed to be worth around £5 million for work at the Defence Research Agency's Malvern base. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
25Aug94 UK: FIRST DBO HOSPITAL BID - HAVANT.Subscription
Tenders are being invited for a multi-million pound pioneering design, build and operate community hospital scheme for the National Health Service in Havant, Hampshire.Bidders are free to put forward any plan they choose to build and operate the hospital, against a specification of the town's health care needs drawn up by the Portsmouth Health Commission.Chris White, the commission's chief executive, said construction firms had already shown interest, but were most likely to be involved ...
By Mark Smulian.Many budding bricklayers cannot add up - that's the shock finding from a top-level study into industry training.According to a study by the independent think tank, the National Institute for Economic and Social Research, standards of numeracy have dropped dramatically among bricklayers.Researchers blame the new National Vocational Qualification level 2 which requires trainees to learn less basic maths than the old City and Guilds examination.They also warn that college ...