Issue : 11 June 2009
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Forth Bridge tender due “this month”Subscription
The main construction package for Scotland’s biggest infrastructure project, the £2 billion Forth replacement crossing, will go out to tender later this month.
Company profitability continued to climb last year despite the ravaging effects of the global economic crisis, new data from Constructing Excellence has revealed.
Big contractors eye up house buildingSubscription
Several large contractors are considering a move into the house building sector, according to Homes and Communities Agency chief executive Sir Bob Kerslake.
Murphy and Hochtief are going head to head team made up of Morgan Est, Bachy Soletanche and Vinci Construction Grands Projects for the contract to design and build the £400 million Lee Tunnel, the first of two major Thames Water tunnels.
The major private housebuilders are at risk of going into “hibernation” and accepting very low levels of housing completions, according to Sir Bob Kerslake.
Local authorities need to take on a more active role to revive the moribund mixed use regeneration sector, through new forms of funding and better integration with other public sector investment, according to the Homes and Communities Agency.
Transport Scotland has announced that tender documents will be issued by the end of June to the four teams bidding for the £130 million contract on the Glasgow Airport Rail Link.
Colleges begin rescoping projectsSubscription
Contractors wait to see the damage done to the college construction programme as rethink kicks in
Housebuilders more optimistic than in JanuarySubscription
Housebuilder optimism is growing once again as conditions in the market continue to tentatively improve.