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Concrete contractor Morrisroe buys piling specialist

Concrete contractor Morrisroe buys piling specialist

08/05/19

South east concrete frame contractor Morrisroe is expanding into the foundations sector after buying specialist contractors Geostructural Solutions and GSS Piling. The two firms, founded by Andy Parks, together turnover up to £15m and specialise in structural underpinning, basement works and restricted access p… Read More

Boom in build to rent lifts 2019 housing starts

Boom in build to rent lifts 2019 housing starts

02/05/19

Fast growth in multi-storey private rental housing has lifted housing starts in the first three months of the year. According to latest NHBC figures, housing registrations rose 3% in the first quarter despite weakening demand in more upmarket housing. Affordable and rental homes surged 36% to 10,831 while con… Read More

McGee raids Cementation Skanska for piling experts

McGee raids Cementation Skanska for piling experts

01/05/19

London-based specialist contractor McGee has strengthened its piling division with three key appointments from Cementation Skanska. Shane Baker joins as Head of Piling after 14 years at Cementation where he was Director responsible for London Projects. Also joining from Cementation are Julian Mansfield who takes the role o… Read More

Go-ahead for £1bn Purfleet regeneration scheme

Go-ahead for £1bn Purfleet regeneration scheme

29/04/19

Plans for a £1bn regeneration of Purfleet town centre in Essex have been given the green light by Thurrock Council. Plans were submitted by Purfleet Centre Regeneration Ltd (PCRL) – a joint venture between Urban Catalyst and Swan Housing Association’ The scheme includes: Up to 2,850 homes to be deli… Read More

Lendlease chief jumps for Crown Estate top job

Lendlease chief jumps for Crown Estate top job

23/04/19

Lendlease Europe’s chief executive Dan Labbad is leaving the Australian development and construction group to head The Crown Estate. He will replace Dame Alison Nimmo, who is due to step down at the end of the year from her role as chief executive, where she ran the Royal Family’s £14bn portfolio. The Cr… Read More

Project delays plunge Byrne Group into £8.2m loss

Project delays plunge Byrne Group into £8.2m loss

28/03/19

A year of project delays and restructuring at Byrne Group saw the concrete to fit-out specialist run up £8.2m of losses last year. But Byrne Group predicted it would bounce back into the black this year on the strength of major orders in London. Reporting on results for the year ended June 2018, chief executive Michael By… Read More

Main construction work starts on 50-storey City tower

Main construction work starts on 50-storey City tower

22/03/19

Main construction work has started on the City of London’s latest tower as new images of 8 Bishopsgate were unveiled. Site clearance work has been underway since revised plans for the 50-storey tower were approved by the City of London Corporation last autumn Developer Mitsubishi Estate London, development manager Stanho… Read More

Construction to create 168,500 new jobs despite Brexit

Construction to create 168,500 new jobs despite Brexit

25/02/19

CITB experts are predicting an extra 168,500 new construction jobs will be created over the next five years despite the uncertainty of Brexit. The training body’s annual Construction Skills Network (CSN) report anticipates average annual industry growth of 1.3% until 2023. That is down a third of a percent … Read More

McAleer & Rushe to start £82m Paddington hotel

McAleer & Rushe to start £82m Paddington hotel

12/02/19

Northern Ireland based developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe has got the thumbs up to start work on a hotel and hybrid aparthotel development in Paddington, London. Under the £82m contract it will build a 373-bed Premier Inn and a 247-bed Staycity aparthotel across 19 floors. Led by developer Concierge 3, a consor… Read More

Telford buys Stratford site for £160m homes plan

Telford buys Stratford site for £160m homes plan

11/02/19

Telford Homes has exchanged contracts for the conditional purchase of a site on International Way in Stratford east London. The developer has acquired the plot for £20m from London & Continental Railways, the Department for Transport and HS1 Ltd. The 1.14 site is adjacent to Stratford International station and Westfie… Read More

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