10 projects to watch in 2019 Subscription
Our list of 10 projects to watch this year include football stadiums (again), large commercial schemes and two of the largest infrastructure schemes in the country – all challenging in their different ways and worth keeping a close eye on as 2019 unfolds.
Funding for the UK’s biggest renewable energy infrastructure projects has largely depended on their compatibility with a contract for difference – CN’s analysis shows how the approach is strangling the energy project pipeline
How Britain's energy builds came to a standstillSubscription
The UK’s approach to Swansea Bay provided insight into how energy infrastructure schemes are funded in the country. Binyamin Ali looks at the flagship projects, and the ramifications being felt in terms of skills and investment into the sector
How Forrest fell apart Subscription
On 7 December 2018, Forrest collapsed into administration, leaving a trail of unfinished projects and unpaid suppliers in its wake. Insiders have revealed to CN how the company’s decision to enter into the high-rise market proved a fatal turning point for the contractor
Universities’ capital expenditure on construction surged following the 2010 increase in tuition fees; but where do the opportunities lie for contractors, and what do they need to be on the lookout for? Binyamin Ali investigates
Trad is due to finish delivering its first package of works on the revamp of Procession House, located a stone’s throw away from St Paul’s Cathedral. How has it managed to deliver work safely in such a busy location? Lucy Alderson takes a look.
High streets have had a tough time of late. But beyond the doom and gloom headlines lie opportunities for contractors with the right mindset.
EDF and CGN’s Hinkley Point C scheme is being designed and built using a ‘series effect’ model, with innovations at nuclear sites in Taishan, China and Flamanville 3 in France being emulated and modified at the Somerset site
It has been 15 months since the government’s offsite presumption announcement. What has the construction industry done to prepare and, with certain key industry players still unsure of what it means, when will clarity arrive?
5 tech takeaways from European Contech 2019Subscription
How can construction technology firms start to work with clients and main contractors to digitise the construction industry? Five tech firms provided the answers at the Contech Summit
From the resignation of CEO Adrian Ringrose in November 2016 to its rescue plan being vote down in March 2019, CN charts the key events that led to firm’s potentially fatal problems.
Costain announced today that Andrew Wyllie will leave Costain in May after 14 years as chief executive of the firm.
In its most recent accounts for the year ending 31 March 2017, Laing O’Rourke’s loans from banks and shareholders stood at £208.3m.
At 11am on Friday, Interserve’s shareholders will vote on a deleveraging plan that chief executive Debbie White has said is crucial to the company’s survival.
Interserve released its unaudited results for 2018 and new details of its deleveraging plan this morning.
Laing O’Rourke’s accounts for 2018 have revealed the company made a loss for the third year running.
The first details of a deleveraging plan to save Interserve were released by the company this morning.
Haydn Mursell’s sudden departure from Kier was not a surprise, according to industry watchers.
As the government launches its new skills-based immigration system, Construction News picks out the key points.