Vinci wins £70m Sheffield forge project
Vinci has won a £70m contract to carry out pre contract services such as demolition & road building at Sheffield Forge. This first stage is part of a £400m project to renew the forge entirely. The forge was bought by Ministry of Defence in 2021.
When complete it will be the UK’s largest open-die forging operation. It will have a 13k tonne forging line.
The entire project is due to complete in 2025 with the opening of the new line & decommissioning of the current 10k tonne press.
The new 8,000-tonne open die forging press was shipped13,000 nautical miles from Hiagari Port in Japan to King George Dock in Hull in 488 packages up to 255 tonnes.
Barhale wins water works
Credit South Staffordshire WaterRoss-shire Engineering RSE has awarded Barhale the West Midlands contractor the civils part of Hampton Loade water treatment plant upgrade.
Barhale will deliver piling, concrete base, pipework and tank installation.
The Shropshire site provides 210 million litres of water per day.
The project will eventually replace the current water filtration system with a more environmentally friendly ceramic membrane which will reduce energy consumption.
£500m Kent school contract winners
River Medway at Aylesford, Kent, England Credit . Ray in Manila via Flickr
Baxall Construction, Kier, Morgan Sindall and WW Martin will deliver new builds maintenance and refurbishment for schools in the South East for 12 councils with a value of more than £1m per job over 4 years.
Kent has 600 schools and is the most densely populated county.
London office retrofit
Fleet House in New Bridge Street will undergo a refurb to bring it up to date with carbon standards. Originally built in the 1950’s, the office block project will add an extra floor and planted façade. Atenor the owner agreed the plans with the City of London Corporation to deliver 55,000 square feet of office space.
£30m London Victoria refurb
Network Rail has announced the London hub to Gatwick and the South Coast will be undergoing a refurb. The work will include increasing the amount of ticket gates, widening the concourse and some platforms for a faster journey through the station.
Work is due to start in September and conclude in late 2023.
Victoria is the second busiest station in Britain. Network Rail says the work will take place during resignalling track work which is scheduled for the same time meaning less passengers will face disruption as the lines will be closed.
Ports contractor wanted
Credit: Associated British Ports
UK Ports Authority Associated British Ports (ABP) is seeking a contractor to design and build a roll-on/roll-off (RORO) terminal at the Port of Immingham, the largest port by tonnage in the UK. The £90m contract includes berths, piers, pontoon, jetty, parking, highways & passenger terminal and goes for 26 months. The Port of Immingham lies in Humber Ports which is the UK’s busiest trading gateway and contributes £2.5 billion to the UK economy each year.
Interested parties should submit their expression of interest by 15 August tender notice https://bidstats.uk/tenders/2022/W29/778961299
£1bn York Regeneration
John Sisk and Son has won a £100m project in York Central to deliver infrastructure on a 45-hectare brownfield site that has been empty for more than 40 years.
The new neighbourhood will include 2,500 homes, cultural commercial & recreational spaces.
Sisk will deliver a bridge, pedestrian & cycle lanes, earthworks, footbridge & utility works.
This initial stage is funded by the Government, York City & West Yorkshire Authority.
The project was procured via the YORCivil framework.
£950m Decarbonisation retrofit framework
Procurement for Housing has opened the framework for contractors to bid for retrofit work for local authority projects. 900 social landlords published contracts in a 5 year framework over nine lots from £50m to £350m.
Interested bidders can find out more here https://in-tendhost.co.uk/procurementforhousing/aspx/Home
Another Britishvolt job for NG Bailey
BritishVolt has appointed NG Bailey to deliver £60m construction, electrical, mechanical and plumbing at a new battery factory in the West Midlands called Hams Hall.
NG Bailey is working with Britishvolt at the Gigafactory in Northumberland.
Future Innovation Group
A new group has been formed to attract and develop young people to deliver future solutions to the construction industry with the first hackathon on 28-29 July at the Hilton in Hull.
The group will workshop ideas to make the construction industry more attractive to young people. Morgan Sindall, Pagabo, Pick Everard, Wates, ISG and Faithful+Gould have signed up so far.
Email Rebecca Rennie for more info
Kier and Bam win Plymouth Port job
Babcock has appointed Kier and Bam Nuttal to deliver the 10 Dock refurbishment project at Plymouth naval base over 10 years, part of a larger framework worth £1bn.
The main work is the building of a dry dock for submarines, new dock building, anchors and subways to support the submarines.
Enabling works have commenced. Work is due to complete in 2026.