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  • Graphene concrete changes things for the construction industry


    A new technique, pioneered by scientists at Exeter University, have used nano engineering technology to incorporate graphene into traditional concrete production. Set to revolutionise the construction industry, the new material produced is more than twice as strong and four times more water resistant than existing concrete.  It also reduces the carbon footprint of conventional...
  • Over 500 towers planned for London


    Latest research from New London Architecture (NLA) and GL Hearn has revealed that London has 510 tall buildings over 20-storeys in the planning pipeline.  There are also a record 115 towers under construction in the capital. More than 90% of tall buildings coming forward are residential and have the potential to delivery 106,000 new...
  • Gatwick rail station revamp


    Network Rail and Gatwick Airport have submitted fresh plans to redevelop the railway station at the airport. The project, which has been on the cards for several years with Costain, involves a £120m expansion project.  The proposal submitted aims at reducing crowding at the station, improve passenger flow and provide better connections between the...
  • Grosvenor to spend £1bn on West End estate revamp


    Developer Grosvenor Britain & Ireland have plans to invest over £1bn in its estate in London’s West End.  They have issued a public call for ideas on how to improve Grosvenor Square. Over the next 10 years, it aims to transform its London estate by increasing capacity and creating better streets, greener spaces and...
  • Carillion to be replaced on next Barts Square phase


    Developer Helical Bar is set to chose a replacement contractor for Carillion to build out the second phase of residential work at its £165m Barts Square scheme in the City of London Carillion was the main contractor on the residential-led mixed use scheme.  Helical Bar have replaced Carillion with a trio of new contractors on parts...
  • JV win for McAlpine on £466m hospital


    A joint venture between Sir Robert McAlpine, Garenne Construction Group and FES Group has been chosen as pre-construction partners for the £466m project to develop Jersey’s new hospital The venture, know as J3 Limited, intends to submit and outline planning application in April 2018 and for work to commence on site by the end of the year.  The hospital will...
  • Midlands-based construction company doubles on size over just five years


    Construction group Speller Metcalfe, who are headquartered in Malvern, are set to deliver a record turnover exceeding £141m. Pre-tax profits for the FY ending March 2018 is expected to come in around £1.4m, accordingly to Des O’Neill, the group's Managing Director. As well as Malvern, Speller Metcalfe have offices in Gloucester, London and Wolverhampton...
  • South Ken Tube Station Revamp


    Transport for London has chosen Native Land to develop the land around South Kensington Tube Station.  The plan includes the improvement of commercial and retail units at the station as well as the refurbishment of the buildings at 20-34 Thurloe Street.  The preferred architectis Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners. The development,, which could be...
  • Highways England calls bids for £326m Area 10


    SIG, the building materials distributor, has sold off its modular offsite construction business for £1 to Urban Splash Modular - the regeneration specialist. Urban Splash used to acquire unwanted Victorian mills and transform them into apartments and offices.  It is now focused on modular housing and launched its offsite concept - House - last year. ...
  • Highways England calls bids for £326m Area 10


    The hunt for a principal maintenance and response contractor for its Area 10 highways and motorways upkeep contract has started.  The region covered by Area 10 is Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester. The maintenance contract, which will last 15 years, is expected to be worth up to £326m.  A Joint Venture with Balfour Beatty...

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