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Willmott Dixon lands fourth energy refit contract

Willmott Dixon lands fourth energy refit contract

24 Jun 2015: Willmott Dixon has won a major refurbishment contract to make a London office building more energy efficient. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/willmott-dixon-lands-fourth-energy-refit-contract


Galliard launches £550m Canary Wharf scheme

Galliard launches £550m Canary Wharf scheme

24 Jun 2015: Galliard Homes has started construction of a £550m development in London’s Canary Wharf. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/galliard-launches-550m-canary-wharf-scheme


Birmingham roads to get Toppesfield treatment

Birmingham roads to get Toppesfield treatment

24 Jun 2015: Highways surfacing specialist Toppesfield has been awarded a contract by Amey to repair roads in Birmingham. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/birmingham-roads-to-get-toppesfield-treatment


Carillion's HS2 team officially launched

Carillion's HS2 team officially launched

24 Jun 2015: Carillion, Eiffage and Kier have formally launched their HS2 joint venture, as revealed by Kier back in February. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/carillions-hs2-team-officially-launched


Alun Griffiths wins £25m Swansea lagoon contract

Alun Griffiths wins £25m Swansea lagoon contract

1 Jun 2015: Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay has named Welsh contractor Alun Griffiths as its preferred bidder for one of the main civil engineering and construction packages for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.  more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/alun-griffiths-wins-25m-swansea-lagoon-contract


Morgan Sindall wins £8.3m Port of Southampton contract

Morgan Sindall wins £8.3m Port of Southampton contract

1 Jun 2015: Morgan Sindall has won an £8.3m contract to build new car storage and handling facilities at the Port of Southampton. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/morgan-sindall-wins-83m-port-of-southampton-contract


Laing O’Rourke lands £200m civils package for Swansea Bay lagoon

Laing O’Rourke lands £200m civils package for Swansea Bay lagoon

26 May 2015: Laing O’Rourke has been named preferred bidder for the £200m contract for civil engineering works on the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/laing-orourke-lands-200m-civils-package-for-swansea-bay-wave-energy-project


£500m Welsh framework winners listed

£500m Welsh framework winners listed

26 May 2015: A raft of contractors, including Kier, BAM, Willmott Dixon and Morgan Sindall, has been named for a £500m framework for local authority construction projects in Wales. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/500m-welsh-schools-framework-winners-listed


Industry swift with advice for new government

Industry swift with advice for new government

11 May 2015: With the newly elected Conservative government starting work this week, there is no shortage of unsolicited advice coming its way from the construction industry and business lobbyists. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/industry-swift-to-offer-advice-to-new-government


Irish construction growth regains momentum

Irish construction growth regains momentum

11 May 2015: Figures for April show signs of the Irish construction sector regaining growth momentum, with activity, new orders and employment all rising at sharper rates than in March. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/irish-construction-growth-regains-momentum


Skanska makes no impact with deep green offices

Skanska makes no impact with deep green offices

11 May 2015: Skanska says that its new office building in Yorkshire is its greenest-ever project in the UK. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/skanska-makes-no-impact-with-deep-green-offices


ISG signs for £10m Yate Scheme

ISG signs for £10m Yate Scheme

28 Apr 2015: ISG has negotiated a £10m contract to build a shops and cinema complex in Yate, South Gloucestershire. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/isg-signs-for-10m-yate-scheme


Wates takes Old Marylebone Town Hall refurbishment

Wates takes Old Marylebone Town Hall refurbishment

28 Apr 2015: Wates Construction has been selected to overhaul the Old Marylebone Town Hall for London Business School. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/wates-wins-old-marylebone-town-hall-refurbishment


Dunne scores £17m of orders

Dunne scores £17m of orders

21 Apr 2015: Dunne has picked up a trio of new contracts in central Scotland together worth £17m. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/dunne-scores-17m-of-orders


VolkerStevin to prepare Portsmouth jetty for new aircraft carriers

VolkerStevin to prepare Portsmouth jetty for new aircraft carriers

21 Apr 2015: VolkerStevin has won a £34m defence contract to upgrade a jetty in Portsmouth to make the naval base ready for the next generation of super-sized aircraft carriers 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/volkerstevin-to-prepare-portsmouth-jetty-for-new-aircraft-carriers


Willmott Dixon lands Matrix office to hotel conversion

Willmott Dixon lands Matrix office to hotel conversion

21 Apr 2015: Willmott Dixon has won a £14m contract for an office to hotel conversion job in the Aldgate district of London. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/willmott-dixon-lands-matrix-office-to-hotel-conversion


C2V+ to build £43m Oswestry water works

C2V+ to build £43m Oswestry water works

21 Apr 2015: A joint venture of VolkerStevin and CH2M has been awarded a £43m design and build contract for a water treatment works scheme in Oswestry, Shropshire. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/c2v-to-build-43m-oswestry-water-works


Summer start for uni faculty despite contractor set-back

Summer start for uni faculty despite contractor set-back

20 Apr 2015: Planning permission has been granted for the University of Huddersfield's new law school but a contractor has yet to be named following the collapse of the GB Group. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/summer-start-for-uni-faculty-despite-contractor-set-back


McLaren secures trio of warehouse projects

McLaren secures trio of warehouse projects

17 Apr 2015: Logistics and warehouse developer IDI Gazeley has awarded McLaren Construction a trio of new projects with a combined value of £40m. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/mclaren-secures-trio-of-warehouse-projects


Wates wins 50-home Coventry contract

Wates wins 50-home Coventry contract

17 Apr 2015: Whitefriars Housing has awarded Wates Living Space a contract for 50 new homes in Coventry. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/wates-wins-50-home-coventry-contract


Interserve teams up with Chinese contractor to win £900m tower block

Interserve teams up with Chinese contractor to win £900m tower block

15 Apr 2015: An Anglo-Chinese contracting joint venture has been selected to build a £900m skyscraper in London. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/interserve-teams-up-with-chinese-contractor-to-win-900m-tower-block


Billington lands steelwork deal for Next's £55m warehouse

Billington lands steelwork deal for Next's £55m warehouse

15 Apr 2015: Bowmer & Kirkland has confirmed Billington Structures as its steelwork subcontractor on its £55m Next distribution warehouse in Doncaster. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/billington-wins-steelwork-for-nexts-55m-warehouse


Another Docklands tower approved

Another Docklands tower approved

15 Apr 2015: Planning permission has been granted for another tower block at London’s Canary Wharf development.
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/new-docklands-tower-approved


Turner & Townsend to run Sheffield's £480m retail project

Turner & Townsend to run Sheffield's £480m retail project

14 Apr 2015: Turner & Townsend has been signed up as project manager for the planned Sheffield Retail Quarter development. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/turner-and-townsend-to-run-480m-sheffield-retail-scheme


UCL seeks contractor for £25m Bloomsbury project

UCL seeks contractor for £25m Bloomsbury project

14 Apr 2015: University College London has begun the search for a design and build contractor to build a new £25m student centre at its Bloomsbury campus in central London. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/ucl-seeks-contractor-for-25m-bloomsbury-project


Record month for Clark Contracts

Record month for Clark Contracts

14 Apr 2015: Scottish construction, refurbishment and maintenance contractor Clark Contracts booked £11m of new orders in March, making it the most successful month ever in the company’s 37-year history. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/record-month-for-clark-contracts


Harbur turns watch factory into housing

Harbur turns watch factory into housing

13 Apr 2015: Manchester-based Harbur Construction has started work on a multi-million pound extra care housing scheme in Prescot. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/harbur-turns-prescot-watch-factory-into-housing


Summer start for £2bn New Covent Garden redevelopment

Summer start for £2bn New Covent Garden redevelopment

9 Apr 2015: Commercial contracts and planning agreements for the £2bn regeneration of the 57 acre New Covent Garden Market in London’s Nine Elms district have today gone unconditional. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/summer-start-for-2bn-nine-elms-market-development


Trade suppliers called to Villa Park meeting

Trade suppliers called to Villa Park meeting

9 Apr 2015: Construction firms from the West Midlands are invited to a free Meet the Buyer event in Birmingham next week to find out about millions of pounds-worth of upcoming work opportunities. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/trade-suppliers-called-to-villa-park-meeting


Barr chosen for £5m brewery expansion

Barr chosen for £5m brewery expansion

9 Apr 2015: Barr Construction has won a £5m contract to extend the BrewDog brewery in Aberdeenshire.
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/barr-chosen-for-5m-brewery-expansion


Laing O'Rourke tops record March league

Laing O'Rourke tops record March league

2 Apr 2015: UK construction contract awards in the first quarter of 2015 were 47% up on the same period of 2014, according to Builders’ Conference data.
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/laing-orourke-tops-record-march-league


Carillion hauls £80m trio for Select Property

Carillion hauls £80m trio for Select Property

2 Apr 2015: Select Property Group has selected Carillion for three building contracts together worth more than £80m. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/carillion-hauls-80m-trio-for-select-property


Social landlords select suppliers for £250m materials framework

Social landlords select suppliers for £250m materials framework

2 Apr 2015: Twelve builders’ merchants have won places on a framework agreement to supply materials to a consortium of social housing companies. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/social-landlords-select-suppliers-for-250m-materials-framework


Fourth Crossrail station for Lakesmere

Fourth Crossrail station for Lakesmere

1 Apr 2015: Lakesmere Group has won a £6m contract from main contractor Laing O’Rourke to supply and install the platform edge screen system in the new Crossrail station at Tottenham Court Road. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/fourth-crossrail-station-for-lakesmere


Regeneration role for Clark Contracts

Regeneration role for Clark Contracts

1 Apr 2015: Falkirk Council has handed Clark Contracts a £4.7m construction contract for the first phase of the regeneration of Denny Town Centre. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/regeneration-role-for-clark-contracts


Shaylor to turn Cadbury HQ into flats

Shaylor to turn Cadbury HQ into flats

1 Apr 2015: Shaylor Group has been selected as principal contractor for the £16m refurbishment of former Cadbury headquarters Franklin House in Bournville. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/shaylor-to-turn-cadbury-hq-into-flats


Balfour Beatty to build bridge over the M1 in Leicestershire

Balfour Beatty to build bridge over the M1 in Leicestershire

1 Apr 2015: Balfour Beatty has landed a £9.3m contract to build a new road bridge over the M1 for Leicestershire County Council. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/balfour-beatty-to-build-bridge-over-the-m1-in-leicestershire


No contest for Debut's £31m MoD contract

No contest for Debut's £31m MoD contract

31 Mar 2015: The Ministry of Defence has handed Debut Services a £31m contract to build new army barracks accommodation. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/no-contest-for-debuts-31m-mod-contract


Costain Vinci JV picks Arup and Atkins to support £750m Welsh M4 scheme

Costain Vinci JV picks Arup and Atkins to support £750m Welsh M4 scheme

31 Mar 2015: The CVC contracting joint venture of Costain and Vinci has selected Arup and Atkins as consulting engineers for its £750m M4 Corridor project. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/costain-vinci-jv-picks-arup-and-atkins-to-support-750m-welsh-m4-scheme


Amec Foster Wheeler wins EDF nuclear framework deal

Amec Foster Wheeler wins EDF nuclear framework deal

31 Mar 2015: French power company EDF Energy has awarded Amec Foster Wheeler a contract to provide project management services to all of its UK nuclear power stations. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/amec-foster-wheeler-wins-edf-nuclear-framework-deal


Galliford Try secures £69m Wandsworth development

Galliford Try secures £69m Wandsworth development

31 Mar 2015: Developer Frasers Property has appointed Galliford Try to construct the next three phases of the Riverside Quarter residential development in Wandsworth. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/galliford-try-secures-69m-wandsworth-development


Plans to redevelop former brewery site submitted

Plans to redevelop former brewery site submitted

31 Mar 2015: Multi-million pound plans have been submitted to turn a former brewery in Wolverhampton into a hub for construction education. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/plans-to-redevelop-former-brewery-site-submitted


Balfour Beatty wins £80m Warwick Uni scheme

Balfour Beatty wins £80m Warwick Uni scheme

31 Mar 2015: Balfour Beatty has been awarded an £80m contract to construct the National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC) in Coventry for the University of Warwick. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/balfour-beatty-wins-80m-warwick-uni-scheme


Vinci St Modwen wins MoD Ashchurch role

Vinci St Modwen wins MoD Ashchurch role

30/03/2015: The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has appointed Vinci St Modwen joint venture as its development manager for MoD Ashchurch. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/vinci-st-modwen-wins-mod-ashchurch-role


Balfour Beatty to start on A21 upgrade after Easter

Balfour Beatty to start on A21 upgrade after Easter

30/03/2015: Balfour Beatty has been given a mid-April start date for its £35m contract to upgrade the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury in Kent. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/balfour-beatty-to-start-on-a21-upgrade-after-easter


Danish contractor closes deal to build £190m Tilbury incinerator

Danish contractor closes deal to build £190m Tilbury incinerator

30/03/2015: Danish power plant specialist Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) has closed the deal to build a £190m energy-generating waste incinerator in Tilbury docks.
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/danish-contractor-to-build-190m-tilbury-incinerator


M+W to build £111m Levenseat incinerator

M+W to build £111m Levenseat incinerator

30/03/2015: Germany’s M+W Group has been appointed main contractor for a £111m waste incinerator in Lanarkshire. 
more » http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/mw-to-build-111m-levenseat-incinerator


Leisure centre job for Morgan Sindall


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