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North West councils seek firms for £117m highways contract

The Highways Agency is set to form a £2 billion framework to deliver the earlier schemes of the managed motorways programme.

Two North West councils are tendering for a £117m highways maintenance contract. Halton Borough Council and Warrington Borough Council, both in Cheshire, have notified firms of the six-year contract, which could potentially be extended to a 10-year job. This means the local authorities can extend the contract annually for up…

Galliford Try forecasts ‘pre-exceptional’ profit

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Galliford Try expects to return to profit by the end of this year, thanks to what it says is “careful management of its supply chain”, and the role of clients in helping to mitigate risk against shortages and inflation. The tier one contractor, which posted a short trade update to…

Provider renews major £1.5bn Manchester framework

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Public-sector framework provider Northwest Construction Hub is renewing a scheme for works in Manchester that could reach a value of £1.5bn. The high-value framework will replace the previous 2019 edition of the scheme and will launch next year, running until 2026. It comprises three lots, with the lowest value band…

Newport moves forward with plans for £90m college campus

Artist impression of Coleg Gwent city campus

A pre-planning consultation for a £90m educational campus in Newport, Wales, has been launched. The proposed scheme involves building a new university campus on the site of the ageing Newport Centre leisure centre, which will be relocated. The consultation, launched this week, acts as a precursor to the outline application…

Two Northern Ireland firms fined over death of roofer

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Two Northern Ireland contractors have been fined after a worker died after falling through a fragile asbestos roof. On 28 May 2014, Raymond Morgan, a 43-year-old, was working alongside his colleagues at an old factory site in Newtownards, County Down. They were stripping asbestos sheeting which was then lowered to…

Contractors sought for £300m RAF site regeneration

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A £300m contract to redevelop the soon-to-be-former home of the Red Arrows is up for grabs. West Lindsey District Council said it was seeking a delivery partner and investors to regenerate RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, which has served as the base for RAF's elite display squad since 1996. The works…

Construction workplace deaths drop below five-year average

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The number of construction workers who died on site last year was 16.7 per cent lower than the five-year average, official figures reveal. Statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) showed that 30 construction workers died during the period between April 2021 and March this year. This was…

Construction minister quits, calls on PM to resign

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Construction minister Lee Rowley has resigned and called for Boris Johnson to “step aside” as prime minister. Rowley, who took up the role just nine months ago, cited the government’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations against former deputy chief whip Chris Pincher as the reason for his departure. A spokesperson…