August 2015 Newsletter

“Our August newsletter includes positive news on projects across the UK showing that the hard earned successes of the construction industry has taken traction which is good news for all concerned.”

£2.6bn pipeline for London Paramount theme park gets local support

A pipeline of work worth up to £2.6bn is expected to be unveiled by promoters of the London Paramount theme park in Kent after a public consultation revealed overwhelming local support for the project.

Hinkley Point

Hinkley Point £1.3bn contract winners announced

French energy firm EDF has announced several of the contract winners for the construction of the first nuclear power station in the UK for more than 20 years.

New £360m

New £360m high-speed rail service gets government go-ahead

The government has given the green light for a new high-speed rail service for the South West, which will see Hitachi deliver and maintain a fleet of 29 high-speed trains.

£100m Atlantic Square

£100m Atlantic Square scheme in Glasgow’s Broomielaw area granted planning consent

BAM and Taylor Clark Properties have secured planning consent for a £100m office and residential project at Atlantic Square, Glasgow.

£1.5bn Smart

£1.5bn smart motorway scheme appoints contractors

Highways England has appointed six joint venture companies to design and build 10 ‘smart motorways’ across England as part of a £1.5 billion investment.

ISG Wins

ISG wins £24m Stockley Park contract

A £24m contract to refurbish, upgrade and extend ‘The Bower’ office scheme at Stockley Park near Heathrow has been awarded to ISG.


Derwent Selects

Derwent selects Laing O’Rourke for £50m Brunel Building redevelopment in Paddington

Derwent has chosen Laing O’Rourke as its preferred contractor for the redevelopment of the Brunel Building in Paddington.

East of England

East of England councils launch framework worth up to £300m

Contractors will be invited to bid for places on a £300m design-and-build framework for councils who control areas in various parts of the the East of England.

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