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Crossrail costs row brewing over extra resources

Crossrail costs row brewing over extra resources

06/09/18

Contractors are bracing themselves for a pay row with Crossrail chiefs over millions due in the doomed attempt to accelerate work on the project. It was confirmed last week that the project will be at least nine months late. But contractors have been pouring resources into the scheme for months as Crossrail … Read More

Construction firms slammed for corporate silence in Grenfell Inquiry

Construction firms slammed for corporate silence in Grenfell Inquiry

06/06/18

Key firms involved in refurbishing Grenfell Tower have been accused of attempting to derail the public inquiry with a wall of corporate silence. Design and build contractor Rydon, its subcontractors and suppliers have refused to comment on their work and the key issue of compliance claiming they need more information or are u… Read More

Retractable pitch tested at Spurs stadium site

Retractable pitch tested at Spurs stadium site

24/05/18

Spurs have successfully tested their retractable grass pitch as Mace work flat out to finish the club’s new stadium in time for the start of the new season. The club has released images of the hi-tech pitch trays being moved out from underneath the South Stand. The system has been designed, engineered, built and installe… Read More

Theresa May pledges £400m to strip Grenfell-type cladding

Theresa May pledges £400m to strip Grenfell-type cladding

17/05/18

The Government has finally agreed to foot an estimated £400m bill to remove and replace all dangerous cladding on council and housing association blocks. The funding pledge comes on the eve of the publication of the Hackitt Review into the Grenfell Tower disaster, which is widely expected to recommend a new regulatory system… Read More

Erith starts enabling work on £825m Paddington Square

Erith starts enabling work on £825m Paddington Square

02/05/18

Demolition specialist Erith is starting enabling works on the £825m scheme to transform the area around Paddington Station in West London. The project being jointly developed by Sellars Group and Great Western Developments will feature a 14-storey glass cubed-shaped office and retail space. Erith will have s… Read More

RC frame arm to drive Keltbray growth this year

RC frame arm to drive Keltbray growth this year

30/04/18

Keltbray Group’s expansion into new specialist markets helped to lift group revenues past the £400m point for the first time. The specialist contractor, which has expanded from demolition and decommissioning to offer full remediation, rail, environmental services and reinforced concrete structure solutions, raise… Read More

Barratt to pay for post Grenfell cladding upgrade on Croydon block

Barratt to pay for post Grenfell cladding upgrade on Croydon block

23/04/18

Barratt Developments has agreed to foot the £2m bill to replace unsafe cladding on the Citiscape development in Croydon. Cladding on the building failed safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy and worried leaseholders were facing having to pay the costs themselves. But Barratt has now stepped forwar… Read More

Crystal Palace to start £100m main stand next summer

Crystal Palace to start £100m main stand next summer

23/04/18

Crystal Palace FC have confirmed they will start work on their Selhurst Park stadium redevelopment at the end of the 2018/19 season. The London club set out its building plans for a new iconic Main Stand after gaining planning from Croydon Council. The project, which is expected to cost between £75-£100m, will increase t… Read More

Growth to rebound to 2.7% next year after flat 2018

Growth to rebound to 2.7% next year after flat 2018

23/04/18

Construction output will stagnate this year before accelerating to 2.7% in 2019 and 1.9% in 2020 as major infrastructure projects gather speed. Forecasters at the Construction Products Association say that infrastructure and private housing remain the only two bright spots this year amid a fall-off in commercial work hit by … Read More

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