May Update #3: NLHPP seeks suppliers, Queen’s speech, Manchester airport, Glasgow office block, M25 upgrade, Leatherhead town centre, Australia’s longest road tunnel

May Update #3:  NLHPP seeks suppliers, Queen’s speech, Manchester airport, Glasgow office block, M25 upgrade, Leatherhead town centre, Australia’s longest road tunnel
Cros£683m North London Heat and Power Project looking for new supplierssrail announcement 24 May opening North London Heat and Power Project are looking for new suppliers for the project which turns waste into power. ACCIONA the lead contractor is hosting a Meet the Buyer event on Thursday 19th May 8am to 4pm to discuss Construction and civil engineering works and Ancillary and site support services. There will be a presentation about the project,...

May Update #2: London life sciences hub, Nottingham student development, Sellafield Nuclear Hub, UK Construction Week Transpennine route electrification, Octopus backs wind

May Update #2:  London life sciences hub, Nottingham student development, Sellafield Nuclear Hub, UK Construction Week Transpennine route electrification, Octopus backs wind
Crossrail announcement 24 May opening Crossrail has announced the Elizabeth line will officially open from 6:30am on 24 May with trains running between Paddington and Abbey Wood, until 11pm with trains every 5 minutes. Except for Bond Street which has suffered additional delays and will open later. The opening follows months of operational testing and finishing touches and in the initial few months the line will only open 6 days a week with...

May Update #1: London life sciences hub, Nottingham student development, Sellafield Nuclear Hub, UK Construction Week Transpennine route electrification, Octopus backs wind

May Update #1:  London life sciences hub, Nottingham student development, Sellafield Nuclear Hub, UK Construction Week Transpennine route electrification, Octopus backs wind
£350m new London life sciences hub A charitable Foundation with £1bn in assets is developing a life sciences centre near Guy’s & Thomas’ Hospital. Snowsfields Quarter will cover 300,000 sq ft with three new buildings of labs & research centres. The UK has structured legislation to position itself as a preferred location for foreign direct investment into life sciences R&D. So far some of the world’s richest property and biotechn...

April Update #4: Workers Memorial Day, London Skyrise Extravaganza, New reclaimed steel rules, Missing motorway link found, London decarbonises, Leeds £200m homes development

April Update #4: Workers Memorial Day, London Skyrise Extravaganza, New reclaimed steel rules, Missing motorway link found, London decarbonises, Leeds £200m homes development
Workers Memorial Day this Thursday 28 April Vince Butler on LinkedIn: Workers Memorial Day is Thursday 28th April 2022. “Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don't die of mystery ailments, or in tragic "accidents". They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn't that important a priority. International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) 28 April commemorates those workers.”This year, for the second ...

April Update #3: Murphy employs Ukrainians, Balfour Beatty US Army contract, £415m Associated British Port winners, £120m Shoreditch development, Cladding fix pledge.

April Update #3: Murphy employs Ukrainians, Balfour Beatty US Army contract, £415m Associated British Port winners, £120m Shoreditch development, Cladding fix pledge.
Murphy to employ 175 Ukrainian refugees Infrastructure company Murphy is working with the government to onboard 175 Ukrainians in a variety of roles in operations, onsite & administration. Workers will be buddied up with other workers of Eastern European descent for informal mentoring and support with language, housing & cultural integration.The new recruits would form 5% of Murphy’s 3,500 headcount.It is heartening to see the support the construct

Digital Transformation in Construction Event: What happened?

Digital Transformation in Construction Event: What happened?
In April EMS welcomed digital leaders in construction to Digital Transformation in Construction event at M Threadneedle in the City of London. It was a packed agenda with Nokia's Simon Parry, Ferrovial's Adrian Talbot, Wates' Steve Slater and EMS' Stephen Muldowney all set to give their view on what transformation is all about now, challenges, lessons learned and proven benefits. Panel Andrew Lambert kicked off the afternoon welcoming guests ...

March #2 Update:Women Installers Conference, HS2 Euston Designs, Equans Birmingham Housing, £1.9bn Roads Contracts, Government Decarbonising

March #2 Update:Women Installers Conference, HS2 Euston Designs, Equans Birmingham Housing, £1.9bn Roads Contracts, Government Decarbonising
Williams sponsors Women Installers Together Conference 2022 Williams & Co Plumbing and Heating supplies is sponsoring Women Installers Together Conference, the only national event for all women plumbers, gas engineers, other tradeswomen and trainees. It will take place in Central London on July 6 2022 and feature guest speaker Mandy Hickson, one of the first woman fast jet fighter pilots. Digital Transformation in Construction Event 4 April ...

Feb #3 Update: South Korean Factory, BAM Fife Campus, HS2 Builds UK’s Longest Bridge, Women in Engineering, Sustainability Field Trial, War Homes Inefficient, Kier Gloucester Project

Feb #3 Update:  South Korean Factory, BAM Fife Campus, HS2 Builds UK’s Longest Bridge, Women in Engineering, Sustainability Field Trial, War Homes Inefficient, Kier Gloucester Project
South Korean £300m Teesside Factory SeAH Wind confirmed investment of £300m into the largest monopile factory in the world to be based in Tesside. the 90-acre site will create 750 direct jobs and 1,500 more indirect ones. Originally planned for the Humberside, it is due to commence in July and should be produce 100-150 monopiles per year when fully active by 2026. A monopile is a steel tube foundation of a wind turbine. Construction Industry Whi...