Issue : 17 August 2018
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Highways England’s most senior engineer has moved to reassure drivers following the Genoa bridge collapse by stating that none of its bridges are constructed in the same way.
A former tax consultant who masterminded the theft of millions from the pay packets of construction workers has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years.
A look at the numbers behind Balfour Beatty’s half-year results, Interserve’s US-based EfW partner and the cost of replacement cladding on a Carillion development.
Interserve and two consortium partners have secured finance to deliver a £105m student complex for Durham University.
Exclusive: Balfour Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn has confirmed the company is carrying out remedial works worth millions on the Don River Bridge as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.
The man in charge of getting the Midland Metropolitan Hospital finished has told CN he wants up to five bidders competing for the £300m-plus contract to complete the job.
Who'd build a stadium?Subscription
It’s not been the most auspicious summer for London’s Premier League clubs looking to expand their stadiums.
The government has confirmed it will directly fund the completion of Carillion’s Midland Metropolitan Hospital project.
Murphy wins £11m luxury development dealSubscription
Murphy has won a contract to build a £11m luxury mixed-use development in Henley-on-Thames.
Mace’s development arm has been given the go-ahead for a 247-home residential and student development in Sheffield.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed the 29 developers, housing associations and contractors that will make up the new London Development Panel (LDP2).
PwC staff were paid an average of £356 an hour by the official receiver for their work on Carillion’s liquidation, letters released by MPs’ joint inquiry have revealed.
The rise of 'social' procurement post-CarillionSubscription
The government has moved to bring more social value into public procurement. What exactly is proposed and what will it mean for contracts?
Interserve’s partner on three energy-from-waste problem projects has breached its financial covenants after losing $211m (£165m) in three months to the end of June, according to its quarterly results.
Balfour treads the new pathSubscription
There’s one thing subcontractors and journalists have very much in common: we’re both on the lookout for tell-tale signs of trouble among main contractors.
Kier wins tropical medicine university jobSubscription
Kier has won the contract to build a research facility for the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
Canadian giant to buy Peter Brett AssociatesSubscription
Canadian engineering giant Stantec is set to acquire UK consultant Peter Brett Associates.
QPR puts Linford Christie Stadium plans to fansSubscription
Queens Park Rangers FC has presented new stadium proposal to its supporters in an email sent last night.
Balfour uses cash boost to pay down debtsSubscription
Balfour Beatty has used extra cash generated in the first half of 2018 to pay down debts, its interim results revealed this morning.
The widely reported skills crisis and lack of fresh recruits in construction is not new news to us, and most recently the Chartered Institute of Building stated that the industry will need to find 157,000 new recruits by 2021 to keep up with demand.
Manchester City Council urgently needs a substantial injection of school places – and ISG has backed modern methods of construction to deliver them.
Residents living in a £35m housing development built by collapsed contractor Carillion have called on its developer to cover the costs of replacement cladding.
Who’s doing the bad bidding? Subscription
This week NG Bailey’s chief executive David Hurcomb told me the decision to “walk away” from bids had been a key reason behind his firm’s profit growth.
Tottenham Hotspur has said it is “hugely frustrated” at the safety systems failures that have led to the delay of its new £800m stadium.
Plans in for 2,500-home York developmentSubscription
A 2,500-home mixed-use development in York city centre has edged a step closer after outline plans were submitted.
Mears will look to grow its development arm in anticipation of fewer public sector maintenance contract renewals in the next 12 months, its half-year results have revealed.
Morgan Sindall recruits new board memberSubscription
Morgan Sindall has recruited William Hill non-executive director David Lowden to join its board.
From 2014 to 2017, some 80,000 construction workers reported suffering from a medical condition caused or made worse by their work. Lucy Alderson looks at the most common problems – and best practice for tackling them.
NG Bailey chief executive David Hurcomb has told Construction News its decision to walk away from work was a major factor behind profit growth in its latest accounts.
Builder charged after digger wrecks £4m homesSubscription
A builder has been accused of partially destroying five recently built McCarthy & Stone houses worth £4m in Hertfordshire.
Tottenham Hotspur has entered “urgent meetings” with Mace after revealing that its new £800m stadium has been delayed over safety issues.
Collapse of an IkonSubscription
Look up the definition of ‘icon’ and you will see the following: “A person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or worthy of veneration.”
Balfour Beatty bags £200m London luxury resi jobSubscription
Balfour Beatty has won the contract to deliver a luxury residential project in London’s Mayfair.
Yorkshire Water launches £1bn civils frameworkSubscription
Yorkshire Water has begun the search for contractors for two civils frameworks worth £1.04bn as part of the AMP7 spending period starting in 2020.
HB Reavis secures Farringdon station dealSubscription
HB Reavis has secured a deal with Transport for London to deliver a major mixed-use development above Farringdon station.
The directors of failed contractor Ikon Construction have blamed an ongoing HSE and criminal investigation into a death on one of its sites as a major factor behind its collapse.
Construction output increased 0.9 per cent in the second quarter after falling in the first three months of 2018, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics.
Winners revealed for £560m NHS Wales frameworksSubscription
NHS Wales has picked seven contractors across two new construction frameworks worth a total of £560m.
Derwent reveals £700m London office pipelineSubscription
Property developer Derwent has announced plans to invest around £700m in high-end London projects.
Contracts hit 21-month low in July league table Subscription
The value of the top 50 contract wins table hit its lowest point for nearly two years in July as Kier notched up yet another league triumph.