Paul Thompson is a freelance journalist who specialises in, among other things, construction project reports.
Rugby’s World Cup, slurry floods and half-finished old projects have been just some of the obstacles Willmott has faced in the heart of the Welsh capital.
Bam battles nature on sustainable Welsh retail parkVideoSubscription
Contractor has had to fend off Japanese Knotweed on a green Hammerson scheme in Merthyr Tydfil.
Interserve takes on red-brick refurb in BirminghamVideoSubscription
Contractor is taking on tricky heritage challenges to refurbish one of the original red-brick university’s red-brick buildings.
Bristol’s new stadium demands determination to deliverVideoSubscription
After years of legal wrangling over a proposed new rugby and football stadium on the edge of Bristol’s green belt, owner Stephen Lansdown decided to redevelop the existing facility instead.
Bristol revamp has Skanska's name all over itSubscription
Swedish firm is not only main contractor but client, piling specialist and even M&E provider on a Bristol revamp.
Back to the future with sliding connectionsSubscription
Could a simple connection detail help take the precast concrete sector back to the future? Construction News talks to a man who thinks so.
Lendlease brings office order to BedlamVideoSubscription
The contractor is redeveloping the site of one of the world’s first ever psychiatric facilities above the tube and next to Crossrail.
Galliford Try transforms BBC studios that launched Clarkson's careerVideoSubscription
A state-of-the-art dental hospital is being built on the site of the former BBC Pebble Mill Studios as part of a new healthcare campus.
Blackpool's rocky road set right by speedy Galliford teamVideoSubscription
Contractors are in a race against time to get one of Blackpool’s most important tourist routes back up and running before the start of the holiday season.
Dawlish restoration nears end of the lineSubscription
The line was back up and running within weeks of being swept away by huge waves, but 12 months on engineers are still busily repairing the damage from last year’s storms.