£300m City of London Complex Seeks Bidders The new Fleet Street project ‘Salisbury Square’ is looking for a main contractor to start the work in 4Q2025 and complete by 2Q2026. The new development for legal services and contain a court, Police headquarters and public spaces. Interested parties can apply here. £700m Regeneration Cash up for grabs by Local Authorities Part of the UK Government’s ‘Build Back Better’ Scheme, 30 towns have been awarded
UK Construction Growth Fastest Acceleration Since 2007 UK Construction industry broke more records in May when it surpassed expectations for new orders considerably, the largest acceleration in commercial work since August 2007! Housebuilding was the highest performing category. CIPS says new orders were filled at the fastest rate in 25 years. The growth has led to other records, namely largest increase in prices of materials and subcontractors. Untangli
New Tesco Town in Redbridge Redbridge Council has approved 1,300 new homes, an application by Weston Homes and Tesco. The £500m development will take up 10.4 acres on the current supermarket site and includes 14 22-story towers and rebuilding the Tesco. The 8 year project is expected to commence in 2022 and include 35% affordable housing, a community hall, commercial space, parking, gardens, public transport improvements and a primary school. It will be 10
British Construction Industry Awards Entry Deadline Extended The new deadline of 4 June for the Construction Industry Awards entries. There are 19 categories firms can enter: Climate Resilience Project of the Year Commercial Property Project of the Year Cultural & Leisure Project of the Year Health, Safety & Wellbeing Initiative Housing Project of the Year NIC Design Principles Award Social Infrastructure Project of the
Extra 24k passengers daily between Tyne & Wear Buckingham won a £55m contract to upgrade & electrify the existing freight line in South Tyneside and doubling three key sections to deliver the extra capacity. The electrification section will result in the Metro line running alongside the freight line such as happens on the Sunderland line. Construction is expected to commence early next year with work on the three sections between Pelaw and Bede to
Construction Booms but at what cost With civil, commercial & housebuilding construction continuing to expand through April and higher transport costs due to Brexit; supply and materials shortages, longer wait times and price rises have been predicted for aggregates, steel, cement and concrete according to a recent HIS Markit survey. Apparently, construction is growing at its strongest rate for 6.5 years or the fastest rise in orders since September 20
Another National Infrastructure Assessment – more jobs & contracts The first one was issued in 2018. Written by the National Infrastructure Council (NIC) once per parliament, the National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA) outlines a 30-year strategy with recommendations on.. you guessed it, national infrastructure. It’s been announced that the next one will be published in 2023 with work commencing this Autumn to inform the content of it, including
beable Wearable Plans EMS’ beable Wearable bracelet is being scoped for development to transition into a device to protect workers by understanding and transmitting location data and communicating dangerous / restricted areas to workers (access control) with the effect of making the site more productive and safer. Check back for more updates soon! Beable Saves Construction From COVID Luckily, technology exists so Construction sites can stay open an...
Beable Contract Win at North London Waste Authority EMS’ beable has secured an ongoing contract with North London Heat and Power Project to provide providing social distancing bracelets for around 150 contractors across 7 contractors being Galldris, Barhale, Taylor Woodrow, Wood Group, Arup, Buckingham, and DSM with purpose-built software to enable the site to continue to remain open and productive during the current COVID social distancing restrict...
UK Construction Output Highest in 7 Years Housebuilding, civil engineering, and commercial work expanded at the highest rate since 2014 in March 2021 due to rescheduled start dates of many major projects and increased spending in infrastructure. This caused the most jobs to be created in 2 years and a strong upturn in materials demand along with longer wait times on deliveries and increase in prices, but mostly from imported items which could be refle