Construction News
January 1995

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  • . . . while Terex powers ahead

    TEREX Equipment will show a revised range of articulated dump trucks and two additional rigid trucks at Bauma. The firms 2566C, 3066C and 4066C ADTs all feature ZF powershift transmissions, new shape dump bodies, revised electrics and improved hydraulics.
  • 12Jan95 AUSTRALIA: AUSSIE'S TALL TOWER.

    Australian developer Bruno Grollo wants to build the world's tallest office tower in Melbourne. He said the 500 m tower would cost £500 million and be a gold triangle, representing the sun, moon and stars. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 CHINA: BOOM OR BUST AFTER 1997?

  • 12Jan95 CHINA: CHINA IS IN CRISIS OVER TRANSPORT SERVICES.

    China is in crisis over transport services The single most significant hindrance to the development of the Pearl River delta region is its poor infrastructure.The influential Taiwan-based newsletter China News Analysis writes: 'The circulation of goods and individuals requires transport facilities in increasing numbers; the province's energy production must also meet skyrocketing demand.'It adds: 'Local authorities must speedily cater to the most urgent needs if they want to make sure the reg
  • 12Jan95 CHINA: CHINA PROJECT BAN - LARGE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.

    China is banning all new large construction projects in 1995 in an effort to counter rampant inflation.The rising cost of building materials such as steel, cement and bricks is seen as one of the key reasons for inflation which hit 24 per cent in 1994. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 CZECH REPUBLIC: BAE TAKES OFF IN PRAGUE.

    British Aerospace and French contracting giant Bouygues have signed a £96 million contract to construct a badly-needed terminal at Prague airport.Talks have dragged on for nearly two years since the Czech authorities abandoned their original plan for a privately-funded airport terminal.Under the terms of the private sector deal, Bouygues was to take a 35 per cent stake in the project, and all the construction work. But the new deal gives 70 per cent of construction to local firms, with B
  • 12Jan95 GERMANY: EUROCONTRACTS - LEIPZIG, GERMANY.

    Contractor: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Erschliessung Leipzig Nord - Los 040 und 123, Kirchhoff Leipzig, Dubener Landstrasse, D-04448 Podelwitz.Value: Dm 42,247,755 (£17.6 million).Job: Lot No 040. Various highway engineering works including bridgeworks and associated works.Client: Tiefbauamt der Stadt Leipzig, Prager Strasse 20-22, D-04103 Leipzig. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 GERMANY: EUROCONTRACTS - LEIPZIG, GERMANY.

    Contractor: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Erschliessung Leipzig Nord - Los 010 und Los 020, LET Leipziger Erd-, Tief-und Strassenbau GmbH, Heinrich-Heine-Strasse 21, D-04430 Bohlitz-Ehrenberg.Value: Dm 18,189,811 (£7.6 million).Job: Lot No 020. Various highway engineering works including bridgeworks and associated works.Client: Tiefbauamt der Stadt Leipzig, Prager Strasse 20-22, D-04103 Leipzig. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 GERMANY: EUROCONTRACTS - POTSDAM, GERMANY.

    Contractor: Peter Bauwens GmbH & Co. KG, Lindenstrasse 58, D-14467 Potsdam.Value: Dm 31,037,000 (£12.9 million).Job: Turnkey construction of buildings.Client: Zentrum fur Film-und Fernsehproduzenten GmbH, August-Bebel-Strasse 26-53, D-14482 Potsdam, tel: (03 31) 721-20 05, fax: (03 31) 721-20 10. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 GERMANY: GERMANS CALL TIME ON CHEAP FOREIGN LABOUR.

    By Mark Smulian.Germany is to go it alone and clamp down on using cheap, foreign construction labour after European Union ministers failed last month to agree new rules on low pay.This will mean fewer jobs for British construction workers in Germany but ensures that those working legally will be paid at agreed industry wage rates.It is estimated that between 40,000 and 100,000 British construction workers are in Germany. Most are prepared to work for lower wages and for longer hours than are
  • 12Jan95 GERMANY: GERMANS CALL TIME ON CHEAP FOREIGN LABOUR.

  • 12Jan95 GERMANY: HOCHTIEF REJECTED - CARTEL OFFICE.

    German contractor Hochtief's takeover of rival builder Philipp Holzmann has received the thumbs down from the federal cartel office.Hochtief planned to raise its stake in Holzmann from 25 to 49 per cent to create the largest construction company in Europe. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 GERMANY: O&K UNVEILS B SERIES L35.

    German plant manufacturer O&K has developed a B series version of its L35 wheeled loader. The 18 tonne machine is powered by a six cylinder diesel developing 208 PS and is fitted with buckets from 3 to 3.3 cu m as standard.Load-sensing hydraulics mean the machine can generate a high lift capacity while keeping fuel consumption to a minimum from the low exhaust emission engine.Braking is provided by wet plate discs encased in the wheel hubs and the machine features self-locking differentials i
  • 12Jan95 GREECE: EUROTENDERS - ATHENS, GREECE.

    Job: Irrigation distribution network.Client: Ypourgeio Georgias, Diefthynsi Technikon Meleton kai Kataskevon, Chalkokondyli 22, GR-104 32 Athina, tel: (1) 524 30 82, fax: 524 30 82.Value: Dr 4,200 million (£11.3 million).Tender date: February 24.Apply to: Address above.Details: Offers in Greek. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 GREECE: EUROTENDERS - ATHENS, GREECE.

    Job: Irrigation distribution network.Client: Ypourgeio Georgias, Diefthynsi Technikon Meleton kai Kataskevon, Chalkokondyli 22, GR-104 32 Athina, tel: (1) 524 30 82, fax: 524 30 82.Value: Dr 2,800 million (£7.5 million).Tender date: February 15.Apply to: Address above.Details: Offers in Greek. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 GREECE: EUROTENDERS - ATHENS, GREECE.

    Job: Irrigation distribution network.Client: Ypourgeio Georgias, Diefthynsi Technikon Meleton kai Kataskevon, Chalkokondyli 22, GR-104 32 Athina, tel: (1) 524 30 82, fax: 524 30 82.Value: Dr 3,000 million (£8 million).Tender date: February 28.Apply to: Address above.Details: Offers in Greek. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 GREECE: EUROTENDERS - ATHENS, GREECE.

    Job: Irrigation distribution network.Client: Ypourgeio Georgias, Diefthynsi Technikon Meleton kai Kataskevon, Chalkokondyli 22, GR-104 32 Athina, tel: (1) 524 30 82, fax: 524 30 82.Value: Dr 2,700 million (£7.2 million).Tender date: February 21.Apply to: Address above.Details: Offers in Greek. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 HONG KONG: BRITS COULD HIT HK RAIL JACKPOT.

    British consultants are likely to play a key role in a feasibility study proposed by Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway Corporation into plans to build a £1 billion rail extension in the colony.Firms have been invited to prequalify by next week.Work entails preparing cost estimates and outline construction drawings for the 9 km long Tseung Kwan O extension from the existing MTR station at Lam Tin in Kowloon to Po Lam in the eastern New Territories.The project includes advice on route optio
  • 12Jan95 HONG KONG: FULL THRUST AT CHEK LAP KOK.

  • 12Jan95 HONG KONG: HAT TRICK - SAFETY FIRST.

    A woman construction worker on the foundations contract for the huge terminal at Hong Kong's new £6 billion airport combines traditional head dress with a hard hat. Safety is a high priority on the project - death rates on Hong Kong's construction sites are 10 times higher than in the UK. Bad weather had caused delays on the terminal foundations but joint venture contractor Gammon-Nishimatsu says the job will be finished on time in April. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 HONG KONG: HONG KONG - £1BN SEWAGE SCHEME OPENS MARKET.

  • 12Jan95 HONG KONG: TERMINAL WILL BE THE SYMBOL OF GROWTH.

  • 12Jan95 HONG KONG: THE HONG KONG CONTRACTOR'S VIEW.

  • 12Jan95 HONG KONG: TROUBLE COULD COME IN TIME.

    So far work on the 10 airport core projects has been remarkably trouble-free. Indeed, the PAA hopes that the huge reclamation and marine works at Chek Lap Kok could come in nine months early.But the huge number of contracts reaching top speed in the next 18 months could change this, especially if skills shortages emerge and drive up costs. The short timescale means there is little room for manoeuvre. There have already been some signs of strain. According to Bernard Lam, project manager for t
  • 12Jan95 ITALY: EUROTENDERS - PRATO, ITALY.

    Job: Construction work involving railway works, hydraulic engineering works, infrastructure for access and public utilities.Client: Interporto della Toscana centrale SpA, via del Ceppo Vecchio 57, I-Prato, tel: (05 74) 271 12, fax: 277 32.Value: Lit 17,500 million (£7 million).Apply by: January 20.Apply to: Address above.Details: Offers in Italian. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 KAZAKHSTAN: ALMATY AIRPORT CALL.

    The Kazakhstan government has called for prequalification bids by March 1 to renovate Almaty International Airport. A £50 million finance and construct deal is expected for the project. Laing, Taylor Woodrow and Bovis have shown interest.Laing handed over a similar project in Ashkabad in the Central Asian republic of Turkmenistan last October, and is thought to be well-placed for the Almaty job. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 LEBANON: BRITS BID FOR BEIRUT SCHEME - TRAFALGAR HOUSE/TARMAC.

    Trafalgar House and Tarmac are the British contenders for a £172 million contract to design and build 1,000 metres of sea defences for Beirut.Tarmac is bidding in partnership with Interbeton of the Netherlands; Trafalgar House is going it alone. The client is Solidere, the Lebanese company formed last year with £1.12 billion of capital and the 25-year task of rebuilding central Beirut.The new sea defences will protect a landfill off Beirut's traditional city centre, which will conta
  • 12Jan95 NETHERLANDS: SEA CITY STUDY.

    The Dutch province of Zuid Holland has appointed consultants to look at the feasibility of building an urban development off the country's North Sea coast near Scheveningen. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 PACIFIC RIM: REHKOPF LEADS BOVIS ASIA PUSH.

    Bovis has begun a New Year Pacific Rim push by appointing Canary Wharf builder Fritz Rehkopf as managing director of its new division, Bovis Asia.Mr Rehkopf will control operations throughout the region, including Australia and Japan.The 59-year-old architect has been with Bovis since 1983. He was latterly managing director of McDevitt Street, the US construction manager bought by the UK firm in 1991. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: ABBEY CASHES IN ON HOUSE PRICE RISES.

    Abbey, the Irish house builder which works mainly in south-east England, has seen pre-tax profits jump to I£4.6 million for the half ending October (1993: £2.6 million) thanks to higher house prices early last year. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 SOUTH AFRICA: BOVIS WINS SHOP JOB IN JO'BURG.

    Bovis has won its first retail project in South Africa only six months after opening up shop in Johannesburg.The British construction manager has a £3.5 million contract to modernise Woolworth's flagship store in Cape Town. Work starts this month on a 10-month contract to enlarge the ground and lower ground sales floors by converting part of the first floor.A central atrium will be introduced to serve all floors. This will involve carving large holes in the existing first and ground floo
  • 12Jan95 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - BARCELONA, SPAIN.

    Job: Construction of 180 housing units at El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona).Client: Instituto Catalan del Suelo, Organismo Autonomo del Departamento de Politica Territorial y Obras Publicas de la Generalitat de Catalunya, c/ Corgega, 289, 6a planta, E-08008 Barcelona, tel: 237 79 00, telefax: 218 26 50.Value: Pta 1,600 million (£8 million).Completion: 24 months.Tender date: April 7.Documents from: Instituto Catalan del Suelo, seccion de supervision, Avda. Diagonal 401, 1o bis, E-Barcelona
  • 12Jan95 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - BARCELONA, SPAIN.

    Job: Construction of 228 housing units at L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona).Client: Instituto Catalan del Suelo, Organismo Autonomo del Departamento de Politica Territorial y Obras Publicas de la Generalitat de Catalunya, c/ Corgega, 289, 6a planta, E-08008 Barcelona, tel: 237 79 00, telefax: 218 26 50.Value: Pta 1,865 812 923 (£9.3 million).Completion: 18 months.Tender date: January 27.Documents from: Address above, Seccion de contratacion.Details: Offers in Spanish or Catalan. CONS
  • 12Jan95 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - HUELVA, SPAIN.

    Job: Harbour works involving dredging and other various works.Client: Autoridad Portuaria de Huelva, Avda. Real Sociedad Colombina Onubense, 1, E-21001 Huelva, tel: (959) 21 31 00, fax: (959) 21 31 01, telex: 75594.Value: Pta 2,485,869,687 (£12.4 million).Completion: 18 months.Tender date: March 1.Documents from: Address above.Details: Documents are available until February 28. Applications should be marked as follows: 'ensanche y P. de la canal'. Offers in Spanish. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 THAILAND: ARUP ROW STALLS BANGKOK BIDS.

    By Peter Cooper.Political pressure from Britain and France has forced the suspension of the design competition for the £2 billion Bangkok airport after a consortium led by Ove Arup was controversially dumped from the contest.The Thai Government dropped the Anglo-French consortium including Ove Arup in favour of a bid by an American joint venture which Arup claims is more expensive.The £31 million contract went to Arup and joint venture partner Aeroports de Paris last November.But ju
  • 12Jan95 UK: £22M BYPASS SCHEME FOR KENT.

    Kent Council, which receives at least three times more transport supplementary grant than any other county, has added another major scheme to its armoury - bringing to more than £120 million the total value of four major projects either out or about to go out to tender.The latest scheme is the £22 million Whitfield/Tilmanstone bypass, near the A256 Dover/Sandwich Road. But Kent, which last December expected to know the result of a public inquiry into the project, has to date heard n
  • 12Jan95 UK: AERIAL PLATFORM FINDS STEELY PURPOSE.

    Aerial has sold one of its OH23 rough terrain work platforms to D Davies of Holywell. The machine features a two-stage articulated boom, which rotates 360 deg, is capable of reaching a working height of 23 m and will be used to clean and maintain a steelworks. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: AMEY'S LANE TRACK - £7.9M ROAD MAINTENANCE CONTRACT.

    Amey has taken a reconstruction and maintenance lane-rental contract on the A3 in Surrey with a £7.9 million bid. The job covers about 8 km of highway between Burpham and the Hog's Back. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: ANALYSIS OF BUILDING PROJECTS BY CATEGORY AND REGION - VALUE (£M). NOVEMBER 1994.

  • 12Jan95 UK: ANDREW GAY TAKES UP THE REINS AT DRAKE & SCULL.

    Andrew Gay, the former chairman of Trafalgar House Major Projects, has moved to Drake & Scull Engineering as chairman and chief executive officer.He is replacing Graham Britton who retires this year. Mr Gay has worked in the industry for more than 30 years.The company is owned by the Emcor Group and it is one of the main contractors on the Jubilee Line extension, with orders worth more than £70 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: ANGLIAN FORAY - BUILDERS DIRECT SUPPLY CO BOUGHT.

    Builders' merchant Erith has bought Norwich-based merchant Builders Direct Supply Co for £1.5 million, giving it six new branches in East Anglia.
  • 12Jan95 UK: ANTI-RAM BARRIER WITH BITE - BULLDOG SECURITY PRODUCTS.

    Bulldog Security Products' new Anti Ram Barrier is made from 70 mm square fabricated steel and stands 700 mm high and a metre wide. The H-shaped barrier is designed to thwart ram-raiders by blocking vehicle access to vulnerable openings in buildings. The barrier's two legs are slotted into 300 mm deep sockets in the ground and can be locked in place.Bulldog Security Products Tel: 01952 472403. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: APEX ACTION OVER OFFICE VALUATION - EARL AND LAWRENCE.

    Developer Apex Builders is taking legal action against chartered surveyor Earl and Lawrence over the disputed valuation of an office block in Bromley, Kent.Apex paid £4 million for the block, which it claims should have been valued at £2 million. Receivers are acting for Apex because the firm went into liquidation in 1992. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: APPOINTMENT AT MYTON.

    John Pitts has been appointed managing director of the Taylor Woodrow building subsidiary. He succeeds Bill Mills, who is retiring - as are construction director Gary Abraham and finance director Paul Tucker. Mr Pitts joined Taylor Woodrow in 1964 as a civil engineer on power station projects and has been a director of Taylor Woodrow Construction Southern since 1991. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: APPOINTMENT AT TARMAC QUARRY PRODUCTS.

    Bill Bolsover has moved from Tarmac Topmix to be managing director of Tarmac Roadstone (Eastern), following the retirement of George Cliffe. He also joins the Quarry Products board, along with Dick Isaacs, managing director of Tarmac Roadstone (North West).Stuart Matthews, business development director, succeeds Mr Bolsover as managing director of Tarmac Topmix. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: APPOITMENT AT MOTT EWBANK PREECE.

    Kevin Stovell has been appointed managing director of the power and communications arm of consultant Mott MacDonald. Mr Stovell joined Ewbank Preece as a director in 1991 and has been responsible for managing project control and operations for the past year, including the takeover by Mott. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: ARC PURCHASE - AVONMIX.

    ARC Northern has bought the business and assets of Axonmix, the ready-mixed concrete plant near Manchester. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: ATLAS LOADER MAKES EUROPEAN DEBUT.

    Scotatlas has sold a 500.1 lorry loader to Scots haulage firm, Shieldhill Transport of Forth, near Lanark. The loader is the first Atlas 50 tonne metre 500.1 unit to be supplied in Europe and has been fitted to a Crane Fruehauf trailer and will be used to deliver portable buildings. Fitted with a remote control, safe load indicator and winch, the truck loader has five telescopic extensions and can lift a load of 2.85 tonnes at its maximum outreach of 13.9 m. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: BLUE CIRCLE - TONY JACKSON RETIRES.

    Tony Jackson, former chief executive of Blue Circle Enterprises and director responsible for the heavy building materials division operations in Africa, retired from the group at the end of 1994, but will continue to provide consultancy services. Mr Jackson is a former president of the National Council of Building Material Producers.David Lovett adds the African operations to his existing portfolio as director of Blue Circle's activities in the US and Chile. Gary Gentles has joined the group
  • 12Jan95 UK: BREAKER ARMS FOR MOBILE CRUSHERS - ROCKMASTER.

    Rockmaster operator cabins and breaker arms can now be fitted to mobile crushing plants. The previous units could only be mounted on fixed crushers but the cabin and arm have been redesigned so that they fold down hydraulically for transport. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: BRINGING A SITE BACK TO LAND OF THE LIVING - DERBY.

  • 12Jan95 UK: CABLE FIRM SACKS WOLF-WHISTLERS.

    Wolf-whistling builders are being sacked by a Nottingham cable company. Bosses at Diamond Cable Communications have already shown the door to six workers who fell foul of their strict code of conduct.The latest was just before Christmas when a construction worker was abusive to a head teacher who complained about cable laying work causing access problems outside her school.Any form of sexual harassment, abuse of the general public or even working bare chested is banned by the firm.And a worke
  • 12Jan95 UK: CALCOMP PLOTS FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE.

    Reading firm CalComp has upgraded its Solus 4 plotter to improve performance and add extra memory and a 540 Mb hard disk. Solus 4 is an A1 LED laser plotter that can handle 10 A4 plots or three A1 plots a minute. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CAMAS SWOOPS.

  • 12Jan95 UK: CAMAS SWOOPS.

    Camas Associated Asphalt, the road-surfacing arm of the materials business which was floated off from English China Clays last year, has bought the plant and machinery of Exeter-based road contractor Constable Hart & Co and is to complete its outstanding contracts. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CHLORIDE ANNOUNCES UPS FOR DESKTOPS.

    Chloride of Eastleigh, Hampshire, has launched Aladin, an uninterruptible power system (UPS) for desktops.It costs £118, is only 250 mm high, and can protect computer and telecommunications equipment from power surges, fluctuations and blackouts.Aladin is designed for stand-alone PCs, but can be used for fax machines, phone systems and individual PCs on a Local Area Network (LAN). CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: COLOURFUL PLUG FROM CABOT - CABOT SAFETY.

    The Express Pod Plug is a new type of foam earplug from Cabot Safety. It consist of a hemispherical polyurethane pod attached to a brightly coloured plastic stem. Although the plugs will cost more than conventional foam plugs, Cabot claims that they are more reusable and more hygienic.Cabot Safety Tel: 01625 878320. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - AIRDRIE, STRATHCLYDE - AIRDRIE.

    Job: To install the mechanical services for a new swimming pool.Contractor: Crown House Engineering.Awarded by: Monklands District Council.Value: £595,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - AYRSHIRE, STRATHCLYDE - STEVENSTON.

    Job: The construction of 24 new houses.Contractor: Tarmac Contract Housing.Awarded by: Derwent Partnership Homes.Value: £704,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - BIRKENHEAD, MERSEYSIDE - BIRKENHEAD.

    Job: The reduction of maisonettes to form 20 houses.Contractor: Tarmac Contract Housing.Awarded by: Wirral Borough Council.Value: £992,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - BIRMINGHAM - CITY CENTRE.

    Job: To fit out five floors of an office block.Contractor: Trafalgar House Construction.Awarded by: The NatWest Bank.Value: £2.4 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - BIRMINGHAM - HUMBER, TRENT AND DOVEY TOWERS.

    Job: A contract to carry out structural repairs to two, 16-storey blocks of flats - Humber and Trent Towers - and install a security and concierge system in a third - Dovey Tower.Completion: Work has started and is scheduled for completion in October 1995.Contractor: Wates Construction, Birmingham.Awarded by: Birmingham City Council.Value: £2.6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - BIRMINGHAM - REASIDE CLINIC, RUBERY HILL HOSPITAL, LONGBRIDGE.

    Job: The construction of a two-storey bedroom extension, a single-storey extension to the administration block and alteration works to the clinic.Completion: Work has started for completion in September.Contractor: Hall and Tawse Western, Wollaston Road, Amblecote, Stourbridge, West Midlands.Awarded by: South Birmingham Mental Health NHS Trust.Value: £670,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - BIRMINGHAM - THE NEW BIRMINGHAM EYE HOSPITAL.

    Job: To install M&E services.Contractor: Crown House Engineering.Awarded by: Amec for City Hospitals NHS Trust.Value: £1.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - BIRMINGHAM - WATERLINKS, ASTON.

    Job: Construction of a retail warehouse together with access road, car parking and service yard.Completion: Work has started for completion on April 28.Contractor: Galliford Midlands, Wolvey, near Hinckley, Leicestershire.Awarded by: Longmead Securities.Value: £649,596. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - BIRMINGHAM - YARDLEY GREEN ROAD.

    Job: The construction of a medical centre and associated works.Completion: Work has started for completion in January, 1996.Contractor: Tarmac Refurb, Derwent House, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands.Awarded by: Doctors Nyholm and Storer.Value: £1.35 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - BISHOP AUCKLAND, CO DURHAM - JOB - THE MODERNISATION OF HOMES.

    Contractor: Tarmac Contract Housing.Awarded by: Bradford & Northern Housing Association.Value: £853,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - BRADFORD, YORKSHIRE - ALLERTON ESTATE.

    Job: An estate action scheme for improvement works to 123 dwellings.Completion: Work has started for completion in January, 1996.Contractor: Weaver Construction, Harlington House, Harlington Road, Mexborough, Yorkshire.Awarded by: Bradford City Council.Value: £3.12 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - BRADFORD, YORKSHIRE - HOLMEWOOD ESTATE.

    Job: An estate action scheme for improvements to 105 council owned dwellings.Completion: Work has started for completion in August.Contractor: Weaver Construction, Harlington House, Harlington Road, Mexborough, Yorkshire.Awarded by: Bradford City Council.Value: £2.52 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - BRADFORD, YORKSHIRE - HOLMEWOOD ESTATE.

  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - BRISTOL, AVON - PATCHWAY.

    Job: The insulation, rendering and environmental improvements to 11 blocks of flats.Contractor: Tarmac Contract Housing.Awarded by: Northavon District Council.Value: £566,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - BURNLEY, LANCASHIRE - THE CENTRAL SHOPPING AREA.

    Job: Refurbishment works to the shopping centre.Completion: Work has started for completion in October.Contractor: Tarmac Construction, Dock Office, Trafford Road, Manchester.Awarded by: Petra Investments.Value: £2.7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - BURTON-ON-TRENT, NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE - BASS BREWERY, STATION STREET.

    Job: Extension and refurbishment works to the boilerhouse including the provision of a temporary boilerhouse extension and the demolition of two chimneys.Completion: Work has started for completion on September 6, 1996.Contractor: Galliford Midlands, Wolvey, near Hinckley, Leicestershire.Awarded by: Bass Brewers.Value: £789,062. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - CARDIFF, SOUTH GLAMORGAN - LLANDOUGH HOSPITAL, PENARTH.

    Job: The conversion of bedrooms to toilets and office accommodation.Completion: Work has started for completion in late March.Contractor: Wallis Western, Old Mill, Chapel Lane, Warmley, Bristol, Avon.Awarded by: Welsh Health Common Services Authority.Value: £233,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - CARDIFF, SOUTH GLAMORGAN - PENARTH ROAD.

    Job: Refurbishment works to office areas and the conversion of a mechanised letter office to a distribution office.Completion: Work has started for completion in mid March.Contractor: Wallis Western, Old Mill, Chapel Lane, Warmley, Bristol, Avon.Awarded by: The Post Office.Value: £510,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - CATTERICK, NORTH YORKSHIRE - CATTERICK GARRISON.

    Job: Main contractor for a new paint spray facility.Contractor: Crown House Engineering.Awarded by: Mason & Pittendrigh.Value: £550,000.
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - CHESTER - HALIFAX BUILDING SOCIETY'S OFFICES.

    Job: A design and install contract for mechanical and electrical services.Contractor: Crown House Engineering.Awarded by: The Halifax Building Society.Value: £524,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - CHESTERFIELD, DERBYSHIRE - BOROUGH COUNCIL AREA.

    Job: Installation of central heating systems to 210 council owned houses with associated minor building works.Contractor: British Coal Complete Heat.Awarded by: Chesterfield Borough Council's Housing Committee.Value: £350,879. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - CLEVELAND - KILTONTHORPE SCHOOL.

  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - CLEVELAND - KILTONTHORPE SCHOOL.

    Job: The refurbishment of school buildings.Contractor: Tarmac Construction.Awarded by: Cleveland County Council.Value: £531,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - COVENTRY, WEST MIDLANDS - BAGINTON.

    Job: Alteration work in two phases on a new production facility. The first phase consists of partial floor replacement, new floor finishes and suspended ceiling, internal draining and alterations to mechanical and sprinkler installations. Phase two includes alterations and extensions to the offices, formation of loading bays and the construction of car parking facilities.Completion: Work started mid-December and the first phase will take 18 weeks, with phase two completed in June 1995.Contrac
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - CWMBRAN, GWENT - TOWN CENTRE.

    Job: The conversion of five shop units to one unit.Completion: Work has started for completion in February.Contractor: Wallis Western, Old Mill, Chapel Lane, Warmley, Bristol, Avon.Awarded by: Cwmbran Town Centre.Value: £119,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - DONCASTER, YORKSHIRE - STENSON COURT.

    Job: Alteration and extension works to the elderly persons home.Completion: Work has started for completion in August.Contractor: Weaver Construction, Harlington House, Harlington Road, Mexborough, Yorkshire.Awarded by: Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.Value: £777,000.
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - DRYMEN, CENTRAL.

    Job: Upgrading of sewage treatment works. Contractor: Trafalgar House, Stirling.Awarded by: Central Regional Council, Stirling.Value: £673,966. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - DURHAM CITY - ELVET HOUSE, HALLGARTH STREET.

    Job: The rationalisation and extension of existing accommodation.Completion: Work starts end of January 1995 with contract period of 6 months.Contractor: Hall & Tawse North East, Delta Park, Swalwell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.Awarded by: The Department of the Environment.Value: £1.1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - ELLESMERE PORT, CHESHIRE - CHESHIRE OAKS RETAIL PARK.

    Job: To install mechanical and electrical services.Contractor: Crown House Engineering.Awarded by: Gallifords North West.Value: £700,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - GLASGOW, STRAHTCLYDE - YOKER.

    Job: The construction of a new retail unit.Contractor: Tarmac Construction.Awarded by: Lidi UK Properties.Value: £867,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - CRAIGBANK.

    Job: Re-roofing.Contractor: Cruden Building Renewals.Awarded by: Glasgow District Council, George Square, Glasgow.Value: £1,831,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - JOB - REHABILITATION OF AREA SEWER.

    Contractor: Andrew Bryan, Glasgow.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £559,706. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - ILFRACOMBE, DEVON - JOB - THE SECOND PHASE OF A SEWAGE TREATMENT SCHEME.

    Contractor: Trafalgar House Construction.Awarded by: South West Water.Value: £1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - KIRKINTILLOCH, STRATHCLYDE - OLD MILL INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

    Job: Alterations and extension to existing building.Completion: April 1995.Contractor: Lilley Construction, 331 Charles Street, Glasgow.Awarded by: Daniel Montgomery, Kirkintilloch.Value: £1.1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - LONDON - HILLINGDON.

    Job: To construct a 34 metre single span steel bridge over the western Region railway, alongside the existing four span bridge. Work also includes new retaining walls, footways and a realigned carriageway.Contractor: Tarmac Construction.Awarded by: The London Borough of Hillingdon.Value: £1.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - LONDON - PARK ROAD, NW1.

    Job: The construction of a swimming pool together with a playground refurbishment.Completion: Work started December 16 with a contract period of 52 weeks.Contractor: Tolent Construction, Ravensworth House, Fifth Avenue Business Park, Team Valley, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.Awarded by: Francis Holland School.Value: £1.1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - MANCHESTER - CHANCERY CHAMBERS.

    Job: The installation of mechanical and electrical services at an office development.Contractor: Crown House Engineering.Awarded by: Tarmac Construction.Value: £1 million plus. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - MANCHESTER - OPENSHAW.

    Job: The construction of a firearms training centre.Completion: Work has started for completion on October 31.Contractor: Amec Building Northern Division, Pendlebury Road, Swinton, Manchester.Awarded by: Greater Manchester Police Authority.Value: £2.9 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - MARKET DRAYTON, SHROPSHIRE - NEWTOWN.

    Job: The construction of a single-storey swimming pool building comprising two indoor pools, also an outdoor pool.Completion: Work has started for completion in August.Contractor: Galliford Midlands, Wolvey, near Hinckley, Leicestershire.Awarded by: North Shropshire District Council.Value: £1.7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - MILNGRAVIE, STRATHCLYDE - ASHBURN ROAD.

    Job: External wall treatment to local authority housing.Contractor: Hugh L S McConnell.Awarded by: Bearsden & Milngavie District Council.Value: £126,258. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - MILNGRAVIE, STRATHCLYDE - ASHBURN ROAD.

  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - MOSELEY, WEST MIDLANDS - IN THE GROUNDS OF THE UFFCULME CLINIC.

    Job: Construction of a regional child and adolescent unit comprising a three storey block with treatment rooms, an outpatient ward and 30 beds for overnight stays.Contractor: Trafalgar House Construction.Awarded by: The South Birmingham Mental Health NHS Trust.Value: £2.6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - NEAR BRIGHTON, EAST SUSSEX - THE SUSSEX NUFFIELD HOSPITAL, WOODINGDEAN.

    Job: To install mechanical services.Contractor: Crown House Engineering.Awarded by: Birse.Value: £1.4 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - NEW YORK, TYNE AND WEAR - WEST CHIRTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

    Job: Alterations to an existing factory including the forming of a new massanine floor together with mechanical and electrial engineering services and general building works.Completion: April 1995.Contractor: Mowlem Northern, Construction House, Kingsway South, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.Awarded by: United Artists Communications (North East).Value: £962,632. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, TYNE AND WEAR - CITY CENTRE.

    Job: Mechanical and electrical services as part of the refurbishment of a departmental store.Completion: Contract completion in December, 1996.Contractor: Crown House Engineering, 2 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon, Surrey.Awarded by: Fenwicks. Main contractor is J Laing Northern.Value: £5.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, TYNE AND WEAR - EAST QUAYSIDE.

    Job: A design and build contract for the construction of a high quality five-storey office building.Completion: Work has started for completion on December 15.Contractor: Amec Building Northern Division, Salters Lane, Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland.Awarded by: Newcastle Quayside Developments.Value: £2.6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, TYNE AND WEAR - FENWICKS DEPARTMENT STORE.

    Job: To provide mechanical and electrical services in the refurbishment of the store.Completion: The contract is to be completed by December 1996.Contractor: Crown House Engineering.Awarded by: Laing Northern.Value: £5.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, TYNE AND WEAR - KILLINGWORTH.

    Job: Refurbishment work to provide new mechanical services at Norgas House.Contractor: Crown House Engineering.Awarded by: Arnold Project Services for British Gas.Value: £2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, TYNE AND WEAR - KILLINGWORTH.

    Job: Mechanical services to an office project.Contractor: Crown House Engineering, 2 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon, Surrey.Awarded by: Arnold Project Services.Value: £2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, TYNE AND WEAR - QUAYSIDE.

    Job: Construction of a five storey office block with associated siteworks and carpark.Completion: Contract duration is 12 months.Contractor: Amec Building, Salters Lane, Sedgefield, Stockton on Tees.Value: £2.7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, TYNE AND WEAR - RABY STREET SCHOOL, BYKER.

    Job: The second phase of the development of a local authority school.Completion: Work started for completion prior to September 1995 intake.Contractor: Mowlem Northern, Construction House, Kingsway South, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.Awarded by: City Council of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.Value: £1,056,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - NORTH SHEILDS, TYNE AND WEAR - WEST CHIRTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, NEW YORK.

    Job: Alterations, including mechanical and electrical services, to a factory and offices.Completion: Work is underway for completion in April, 1995.Contractor: Mowlem Northern, Construction House, Kingsway South, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.Awarded by: United Artists Communications (North East).Value: £963,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - NOTTINGHAM - BESTWOOD, BULWELL AND CRABTREE FARM AREAS.

    Job: Day to day repairs, maintenance and minor building works to council owned houses, Contract C.Completion: Contract duration will be for three years commencing on April 1, 1995.Contractor: Nottingham City Building Works, Harvey Road, Off Beechdale Road, Bilborough, Nottingham.Awarded by: Nottingham City Council's Housing Committee.Value: £4,894,481. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - NOTTINGHAM - CINDERHILL.

    Job: Construction of a 9,290 sq m factory and offices with car-park and associated siteworks.Contractor: Hall & Tawse, 522 Derby Road, Lenton, Nottingham.Awarded by: Field Group UK.Value: £4.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - OTTERBURN, NORTHUMBERLAND - THE REDESDALE ARMS.

    Job: The reconstruction of the Redesdale Arms, which was damaged by fire.Contractor: Tarmac Construction.Awarded by: The Right Honourable Lord Redesdale.Value: £547,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - PENZANCE, CORNWALL - MARKET JEW STREET.

    Job: Renewal of building society premises.Completion: Work has started for completion in April.Contractor: Tarmac Construction, Winterstoke Road, Ashton Gate, Bristol, Avon.Awarded by: Halifax Premises.Value: £320,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - RETFORD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - RETFORD.

    Job: Repairs and improvements to 160 council homes.Contractor: Tarmac Contract Housing.Awarded by: Bassetlaw District Council.Value: £546,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - ROTHERHAM, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - PLANTATION AVENUE, DINNINGTON.

    Job: Erection of 40 flats with associated siteworks and infrastructure.Contractor: John EB Wheatley, 2 Diamond Avenue, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.Awarded by: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council's Housing Services.Value: £928,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - STOCKTON-ON-TEES, CLEVELAND - TIKERY ESTATE.

    Job: Phases 3A and 3B of modernisation works to council-owned dwellings.Completion: Work has started for completion in December.Contractor: Tarmac Contract Housing, Upper Wortley Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire.Awarded by: Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.Value: £2.36 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, WARWICKSHIRE - THE MULBERRY TREE CENTRE, BRIDGE STREET.

    Job: Stripping out a retail unit, structural alterations to the listed building and associated works to include a two-storey feature elevation to Bridge Street and Bridgefoot.Completion: Work has started for completion on April 21.Contractor: Galliford Midlands, Wolvey, near Hinckley, Leicestershire.Awarded by: Hardanger Investments (in receivership).Value: £588,230. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - STRATHCLYDE.

    Job: Installation of telemetry equipment for Regional Water Management System.Contractor: Foxboro Great Britain, Crawley, West Sussex.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £1 million.
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - STROUD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE - STROUD MUSEUM, STONEHOUSE.

    Job: The conversion of industrial units to provide museum storage facilities.Completion: Work has started for completion in March.Contractor: Hall and Tawse Western, Wollaston Road, Amblecote, Stourbridge, West Midlands.Awarded by: Stroud District Council.Value: £135,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - SUNDERLAND, TYNE AND WEAR - MONKWEARMOUTH COLLEGE, SHINEY ROW.

    Job: The construction of a teaching block.Completion: Work has started for completion on August 20.Contractor: Amec Building Northern Division, Salters Lane, Sedgefield, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland.Awarded by: Monkwearmouth Business Development Centre.Value: £2.6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - SUTTON COLDFIELD, WEST MIDLANDS - ARTHUR TERRY SCHOOL, KITTOE ROAD.

    Job: A design and build contract for the construction of a two-storey classroom block to provide five additional classrooms.Completion: Work has started for completion by the end of May.Contractor: Hall and Tawse Western, Mollaston Road, Amblecote, Stourbridge, West Midlands.Awarded by: Birmingham City Council.Value: £575,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - SWINDON, WILTSHIRE - CHURCHWARD.

    Job: Excavations, drainage, roads and foundations.Contractor: Tarmac Construction.Awarded by: McLean Homes South West.Value: £1.4 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - SWINSTIE, STRATHCLYDE - JOB - SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS.

    Contractor: Amec Construction Scotland, Renfrewshire.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £4.7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - THRAPSTON, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - ON THE NEW 36 HA A1M1 LINK INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

    Job: The construction of a 9,700 sq m leather goods warehouse.Contractor: Watson & Cox.Awarded by: Avandero UK.Value: £2.7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - THRAPSTON, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - ON THE NEW 36 HA A1M1 LINK INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

    Job: Infrastructure works.Contractor: Noon & McGowen.Awarded by: Avandero UK.Value: £700,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - TROWBRIDGE, WILTSHIRE - 46 FORE STREET.

    Job: Refurbishment works to three floors of bank premises in 10 phases.Completion: Work has started for completion in mid June.Contractor: Hall and Tawse Western, Wollaston Road, Amblecote, Stourbridge, West Midlands.Awarded by: Midland Bank.Value: £320,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - WARRINGTON, CHESHIRE - CENTRE PARK.

    Job: Alteration works to bank premises.Completion: Works has started for completion on April 14.Contractor: Amec Building Northern Division, Pendlebury Road, Swinton, Manchester.Awarded by: North West Securities Bank.Value: £880,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - WARRINGTON, CHESHIRE - DATEN AVENUE, RISLEY.

    Job: The Construction of two office blocks and associated external works.Completion: Work has started for completion in June.Contractor: Tarmac Construction, Dock Office, Trafford Road, Manchester.Awarded by: Taylor Woodrow Developments.Value: £1.48 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - WEDNESBURY, WEST MIDLANDS - QUALCAST DRIVE.

    Job: To build a 200 m extension to Qualcast Drive including a bridge over the Wyrley and Essington Canal and the provision of services for future development.Contractor: Tarmac Construction.Awarded by: Wolverhampton Borough Council.Value: £1.1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - WEST KILBRIDE, STRATHCLYDE.

    Job: Phase 1 of interceptor sewers and rising main.Contractor: M J Gleeson, Stirling.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £1.7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - WIRRAL, MERSEYSIDE - PORT SUNLIGHT.

    Job: Maintenance work.Contractor: Tarmac Construction.Awarded by: Lever Brothers.Value: £600,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - WIRRAL, MERSEYSIDE - PROJECT GLOBE.

    Job: To convert roof space into new offices.Contractor: Tarmac Construction.Awarded by: Unilever.Value: £1.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - WIRRAL, MERSEYSIDE - THE GLOBE PROJECT.

    Job: Conversion works to a building to form roof space offices accommodation.Contractor: Tarmac Construction, Construction House, Birch Street, Wolverhampton.Awarded by: Unilever.Value: £1.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - WOLVERHAMPTON, WEST MIDLANDS - THE NUFFIELD HOSPITAL.

    Job: A contract to extend the operating theatre and refurbishment of day rooms.Contractor: Tarmac Construction.Awarded by: Nuffield Hospital.Value: £1.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - WORCESTER - WARNDON.

    Job: Improvements to 37 Waites Houses.Contractor: Tarmac Contract Housing.Awarded by: Worcester City Council.Value: £551,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CONTRACT - WYTHENSHAW, MANCHESTER - WYTHENSHAW.

    Job: The construction of 46 homes and associated external works.Contractor: Tarmac Contract Housing.Awarded by: North Cheshire Housing Association.Value: £1.6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CORN CAPER IN CITY - RASHLEIGH PHIPPS CONTRACT.

  • 12Jan95 UK: CORN CAPER IN CITY - RASHLEIGH PHIPPS CONTRACT.

    Rashleigh Phipps, part of the Trafalgar House group, has won a £6 million mechanical and electrical contract to fit out the eight-storey Corn Exchange building in the City of London.Heating, air conditioning and power systems are included in the work for main contractor Trollope & Colls. Completion is scheduled for next year. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: COSTAIN'S CITY WIN.

    Costain has won an £11.1 million contract from Wates City of London Properties to build 5,750 sq m of office, banking and retail space at 90 Queen Street, London EC4. Completion is due by February 1996. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: COUNCILS GO TO ACADEMY FOR SOFTWARE.

    The Capita group has launched a company called Academy Information Systems to develop software for the local government market. Academy will have offices in London, Bristol and Trowbridge, and offers software modules on housing management, planning and building control. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: CRAWLING STOCK - MT KAILL.

    Stockport-based plant firm MT Kaill has bought six Kobelco SK120LC crawler excavators, as well as six Pel-Job EB506 five tonne mini excavators. The Kobelco machines were bought from local dealer Parry Plant, while the Pel-Job minis were sold by Seddons. MT Kaill operates a range of machines and these purchases form part of a six-month investment in new equipment worth a total of £1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: DAEHWA FOR ANTRIM.

    The Korean Daehwa Metal Company has said it will build a £7 million facility next to its main customer, the Daewoo Electronics plant, in Antrim, Northern Ireland.The Industrial Development Board is understood to be contributing £3.4 million.
  • 12Jan95 UK: DAVY'S TAZZYMAN IS AWARDED CBE.

  • 12Jan95 UK: DEAD MAN'S NAME 'USED IN TAX DODGE'.

    A Coventry building boss set up a bogus company in his dead brother's name in a bid to swindle the Inland Revenue out of £300,000, Warwick Crown Court heard last week.Thomas Greavey also cheated Customs and Excise out of more than £160,000 by using false invoices to give the impression his companies owed less than they really did, it was alleged.Greavey and quantity surveyor Roger Dean have both denied four charges of cheating the tax authorities. And Greavey, the boss of G & T Buil
  • 12Jan95 UK: DEMAND RISES FOR LONDON OFFICES.

    Rising demand for quality office space could make 1995 the year of speculative building in London.Two reports just published paint a rosy picture for commercial development as empty quality office space is filled.Property consultant Richard Ellis predicts that if the demand for office space continues at last year's take-up levels, the capital will face a shortage by the end of the year.And as rents continue to rise, banks and developers may become more willing to gamble on investing in new sp
  • 12Jan95 UK: DEVON BUY-OUT - THREE BOUGHT FROM HAVEN INVESTMENTS.

    An Exeter-based building group has split itself into three with a series of management buy-outs. The £5 million turnover Devon Contractors, Devon Contractors Agricultural and Devon Minor Works have been bought from Haven Investments, which will now be a developer. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: DIBDEN BAY PORT TO EXPAND.

    Associated British Ports, which owns Southampton Docks, has plans for a £152 million development at Dibden Bay, on the west bank of Southampton Water.The scheme includes deepening the approaches and the main channel into Southampton and construction of a new container terminal at Dibden Bay capable of accommodating up to six berths.The planned expansion is designed to provide for the next generation of 14 m draft container ships and the area ABP owns at Dibden is two-and-a-half times lar
  • 12Jan95 UK: EDINBURGH FIRM SEALS MARBLE DEAL WITH ITALIAN MASTERS.

    The owner of a quarry in the Scottish Highlands is sending marble on a journey which must be the equivalent of shipping coals to Newcastle.Edinburgh-based Anglo-Pacific Resources has entered a joint-venture deal with specialist Italian company Corsi Gino, which will polish and process the stone for sale on the international market. The venture is known as Ledmore International Marble.The 22-tonne blocks will be transported from the Ledmore Quarry in remote north-west Sutherland to Carrara in
  • 12Jan95 UK: EDITORIAL - A REAL CHANCE FOR INDUSTRY CHANGE - CONSTRUCTION.

  • 12Jan95 UK: EDITORIAL - WHERE ARE THEY TAKING US? - GOVERNMENT POLICY ON CONSTRUCTION.

    Just what is government policy towards construction? It's not an unreasonable question to ask for an industry that represents around 10 per cent of economic activity, provides the infrastructure that allows the other 90 per cent to operate, and which is fundamental to standards of living.The rearrangement of the roads programme, stricter planning controls over development, the switch from public to private finance for future infrastructure investment - all of these indicate either blatant dis
  • 12Jan95 UK: ENGINEERING AN AWARD - ONLY THREE WEEKS TO ENTER.

    There are now only three weeks left to enter the Site Engineer of the Year awards, sponsored by Construction News and construction recruitment specialist Montrose.The awards recognise the contribution of site professionals to the successful running and completion of construction projects. The overall winner will receive £1,000 and a specially commissioned sculpture.Site engineers can enter themselves as individuals or can be nominated by managers or colleagues. Further information and no
  • 12Jan95 UK: EURO EMPLOYMENT RULES THREATEN TERM CONTRACTS.

    Term maintenance contracts at industrial and petrochemical sites will disappear unless European employment rules are changed.That is the stark warning delivered to the Government by John Porter, chief executive of the Engineering Construction Industry Association.Maintenance contracts lasting three to five years offer engineering construction workers a vital lifeline in a sector where new construction orders are falling. Almost half the industry's 35,000-strong workforce carries out maintenan
  • 12Jan95 UK: EURO PIPE LAW TO COST £3BN.

    Britain needs to spend up to £3 billion on replacing lead pipes in public places to meet new proposals for cleaner water from the European Commission.The commission revealed plans to clean up Europe's water supply last week, with the publication of a draft directive that will also limit pesticide levels.Countries will be given 15 years to meet a target of an 80 per cent reduction in permitted lead levels in water. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: EUROTUNNEL - NEW RAILWAY OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.

    Mike Donnelly from consultant WS Atkins has been appointed director of railway operations for Eurotunnel, responsible for the safe passage of all trains through the Channel Tunnel. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: EXTRA £2BN NEEDED FOR UPKEEP OF ROADS.

    Local roads need almost £2 billion a year of extra money to keep the network viable, a shock survey by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has found.The survey paints a grim picture of collapsing spending on both local roads and rail as government spending cuts bite deep.This comes on top of the cuts in the motorway and trunk road building programme announced last month by transport secretary Brian Mawhinney.The ICE called the shortfall 'alarming'. It said that another £900 mil
  • 12Jan95 UK: FINE CHEMISTRY - JOHN BROWN ENGINEERING.

    John Brown has a £9 million-plus engineering, procurement and construction management contract for a chemical intermediate production plant at Ellesmere Port, South Wirral. Work for the Associated Octel Company will be completed within 12 months.
  • 12Jan95 UK: FORESTRY COMMISSION SNAPS UP ROCK DRILL - BOART UK.

    Boart UK has sold a Fleximaster HD 125 rock drill to the Forestry Commission. The drill will be mounted on a JCB excavator and is to be used to build roadways through forest land in the south-west of Scotland.
  • 12Jan95 UK: FORMULA ONE MINI EXCAVATOR - GRAHAM CHURCHILL PLANT.

    Northamptonshire-based hirer Graham Churchill Plant has bought a Kubota KH-191 mini excavator from local dealer Roger Engineers. And the machine has already been put to work, installing new safety features at the Silverstone racetrack. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: FRANKLIN & ANDREWS - GLASGOW MANAGER.

    Wilson Mills has been appointed manager of the construction cost consultant's new office in Glasgow. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: FURY BUILDS OVER LATEST BILATERAL AID FIGURES.

    Contractors and consultants are spitting blood over the low levels of bilateral aid for construction revealed by new figures this week.Aid statistics from the Overseas Development Administration show worldwide British aid for road schemes fell from £30 million to £23 million; aid to build railways dropped from £17 million to £12 million; and that for air transport fell from £9 million to £4 million.Total bilateral aid for transport and telecommunications projects
  • 12Jan95 UK: GARDEN GLORY - GLASGOW.

    An £80 million redevelopment of the Glasgow Garden Centre site - now called Pacific Quay - could be under way by mid-1995.Miller Developments and leisure specialists CTP are seeking planning permission for a mixed development on the 17 ha site including a landmark 100 m Millennium Tower, a giant-screen cinema, 35,000 sq m of offices, a marina, and a Scottish National Science Centre.The Glasgow Development Agency is expected to channel £20 million of public money into the scheme. CON
  • 12Jan95 UK: GEOFFREY OSBORNE - NEW DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL WORKS.

    Colin Dent, director of the special works division, has been appointed to the board of Geoffrey Osborne Building. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: GREEN LIGHT FOR GAS FIELD.

    The £262 million Shell/Esso Schooner gas field development in the North Sea has been given the go-ahead by the Department of Trade and Industry.Contracts for drilling operations, pipelines and tie-ins are expected to be awarded in the first quarter of this year, with 70 per cent of work by value going to UK companies.The Schooner field should come on stream in October 1996. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: HBF VALUE GUIDE - FOR HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS.

    The House Builders Federation has published a guide for housing associations on how to get better value for money by using design and build contracts. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: HEVACOMP SELLS SYSTEM TO HEATING AND COOLING SERVICES.

    Building services software specialist Hevacomp has sold a copy of its ME design and drafting system to Dorset air conditioning specialist Heating and Cooling Services.In March Hevacomp of Sheffield launched the product as five separate modules, covering heating, ductwork and air conditioning, electrical, lighting and miscellaneous pipe services.All modules have design software with 2D and 3D drawing capability, automatic detailing and quantities scheduling.ME can also be used to produce virtu
  • 12Jan95 UK: HOTCHKISS DUCTWORK - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR APPOINTED.

    The Eastbourne company has appointed Peter Legge to its board as business development director. Mr Legge was managing director of Beckenham Ductwork, one of the Beckenham Group businesses that went into receivership in the autumn. Hotchkiss has since bought another of the Beckenham companies, Fire Protection. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: HOUSE BUILDING PACKAGE FROM RCS.

    RCS Construction Software is teaming up with Kewill-Omicron to create a comprehensive software package for house builders.The new arrangement will link RCS's Open House software with Kewill-Omicron's Dynamics accountancy system. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS GRAPPLE WITH CUTS.

    Large housing associations are grappling with slashed building budgets this month after the Housing Corporation released new cash allocations.Nearly all suffered drastic cuts following the £300 million cut in the corporation's spending to £1.1 billion made in chancellor Kenneth Clarke's November budget.Jim Coulter, director of the National Federation of Housing Associations, said: 'This represents 25,000 homes left unbuilt. This is bad news for housing associations and bad news for
  • 12Jan95 UK: IBSTOCK SETS THE PACE WITH A £12M REBUILD.

  • 12Jan95 UK: INDUSTRY SEERS SEE MORE HARD TIMES AHEAD.

  • 12Jan95 UK: INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN GROUP - APPOINTMENT.

    Douglas Atkinson has been appointed to head the railway construction design group based in Glasgow. The group is due to be sold off by British Rail. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: INTERNATIONAL CENTRE READY TO ROLL - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE.

    Sir Robert McAlpine, Trafalgar House and Try Construction are part of the consortium that is to design, build, and operate the £350 million London International Exhibition Centre for the London Docklands Development Corporation.It will occupy a 34 ha site at the Royal Victoria Dock, close to London City Airport.Construction of the £80 million first phase of the project - offering 47,000 sq m of exhibition space, 21,000 sq m of ancillary space, and 5,300 car parking spaces - could st
  • 12Jan95 UK: IT'S AN ENIGMA FROM TIMC.

    Israeli GIS software specialist TIMC has launched its Enigma Plus windows-based software package in Britain.It combines geographical information with existing databases to give visual map-based information on a PC. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: JACKER'S JOURNAL - BUILDING ENGINEERS UPS AGE ELIGABILITY.

    The Association of Building Engineers has set its wrinkled and grizzled face firmly against the cult of youth.Its council has decided that young whippersnappers in their early 30s should no longer be allowed to become fellows of the association. In future, candidates for fellowship will have to have the gravitas of full maturity - and be 35 rather than 30.So far, there are no requirements that they should get their hair cut as well. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: JACKER'S JOURNAL - LAMBETH COUNCIL.

    I see that the new all-party administration in Lambeth is trying to brush up the image of the council that once presided, in the words of its own former chief executive, over fraud and dodgy dealings 'on a scale unprecedented in local government'.With admirable honesty, when the new regime recently advertised for a chief executive, it called this 'the worst job in local government'.Now a booklet detailing the new-found efficiency of Lambeth services has come my way.This includes the following
  • 12Jan95 UK: JACKER'S JOURNAL - MCARTHUR PROTECTS SCHOOL.

    Security fencing manufacturer McArthur's New Generation palisade fence is designed to withstand heavy impacts, and has the bonus of resisting efforts at dismantling.As such, you'd expect it to be used in places that need protection against both aggressive and insidious vandals - places like prisons or defence establishments, for instance. But not, you would think, in schools.It was, though, a school in Coventry that provided McArthur with its trumpet-blowing opportunity. The school was surrou
  • 12Jan95 UK: JCB STRENGTHENS TOP SLOT WITH 804 LAUNCH.

  • 12Jan95 UK: JOHN LAING - NEW GROUP CHIEF QUANTITY SURVEYOR.

    Malcolm Trusler has become group chief quantity surveyor. He joined Laing as an assistant quantity surveyor in Newcastle in 1970 and has been director of quantity surveying for the past three years. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: JUNGHEINRICH (GB) - MANAGING DIRECTOR.

    Steve Jeffs has been promoted from sales director to managing director of the handling equipment company's UK subsidiary. He succeeds Klaus Schenk, who is joining the group executive board in Hamburg. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: KIER INTERNATIONAL - NEW PLANT MANAGER.

    James Young has joined as plant manager for international operations. A former managing director of Westminster Plant, he has been plant manager on projects including the Cross Harbour tunnel and East Island corridor in Hong Kong and the Dubai Dry Dock. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: LANG ANNOUNCES FORTH BRIDGE PLANS.

    Multi-million pound plans to improve the infrastructure around Edinburgh, including a new Forth Bridge, were announced by Scottish secretary Ian Lang this week.Mr Lang is going to the unusual lengths of setting up a statutory local inquiry into the £400 million bridge project at Queensferry before inviting tenders.The proposals also include improvements to existing roads, including the Newbridge junction, removal of bottlenecks, a city parking strategy and a study of new tolls for the ex
  • 12Jan95 UK: LIFE FOR HIT WOMAN - MURDER OF ROOF CONTRACTOR.

    The hit woman who murdered a roofing contractor has been given a life sentence.Te Rangimaria Ngarimu gunned down Graham Woodhatch in north London in 1992. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: MATERIALS MAKE GOOD TARMAC SHORTFALL.

  • 12Jan95 UK: MATERIALS MAKE GOOD TARMAC SHORTFALL.

    Tarmac sold fewer houses than it was aiming for in 1994 after slower second-half sales.But profits have met City expectations, thanks to strong price and volume rises in quarry products and building materials.In a trading update this week, the company says Tarmac completed 6,267 homes during the year compared with 7,333 in 1993.Last autumn, chief executive Neville Simms said the firm expected to be at the bottom end or slightly below its target of 6,500-7,000 starts for the year.But the firm
  • 12Jan95 UK: MORE MISERY AHEAD FOR HOUSE BUILDERS.House builders face another year of flat prices, cautious buyers, and government-inspired misery, the Halifax Building Society warned last week. It sai

    A spokesman for the society, Britain's largest, said: 'We expect house prices nationally to remain broadly at their current level for some months, given low levels of consumer confidence, but they should show some small recovery later in 1995.'But the Halifax warned any recovery will be slowed by the cut next April to 15 per cent in mortgage interest tax relief, and by government plans to limit social security mortgage payments for unemployed owner-occupiers. Possible further interest rate ri
  • 12Jan95 UK: MOWLEM FACILITIES MANAGEMENT - NEW PROJECT MANAGERS.

    Tony Gelder, Alan Hayhoe and Neil Corbett have joined the Leeds company as project managers. Mr Gelder will be in charge of mechanical and electrical projects; Mr Hayhoe will pursue opportunities in the London area; Mr Corbett will be developing nationwide business. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: MOWLEM TO BUY BRITISH COAL DIVISION.

  • 12Jan95 UK: MOWLEM TO BUY BRITISH COAL DIVISION.

    Contractor John Mowlem Construction is to buy the chemical analysis wing of British Coal in a £3 million pound deal.Mowlem is acquiring TES Bretby of Burton-upon-Trent for cash in two instalments.TES Bretby is one of the British Coal companies put up for sale following the privatisation of the industry last year. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: MOWLEM USES ARENA FOR BS5750.

    Mowlem Construction's northern division has used Arena Software's quality assurance package to help organise its documentation for BS5750 accreditation. Cambridge-based Arena is hoping Mowlem's southern division will also buy the QA package. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: NOISE BUSTING PNEUMATIC BREAKERS - ATLAS COPCO.

    Atlas Copco has introduced lower specification versions of its low noise, vibration damped TEX PE hand-held pneumatic breakers, the PS and P series machines. The TEX P breakers are the most basic without silencers or vibration damping, while the TEX PS breakers are silenced. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: OFFERS FLOOD IN FOR TRAVERS - TRAVERS MORGAN.

    A buyer for the troubled consulting firm, Travers Morgan, is expected to be found by the end of this month.Administrator Arthur Andersen is now drawing up a shortlist of interested firms after more than 100 inquiries over the Christmas break.Rival consultancies like WS Atkins, Pell Frischmann and Mott MacDonald are thought to have expressed renewed interest along with some of the big utilities.A senior company source said: 'The level of interest has been amazing.'Parent company Huntingdon Int
  • 12Jan95 UK: ONLY HALF OF BUILDERS HAVE AN IT STRATEGY.

  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANER HEADS FOR THE BORDER COUNTRY - ALLROADS TECHNOLOGY.

    Allroads Technology, the British dealer for the German-built Wirtgen planers, has sold a W500 model to the Borders regional council. The three-wheeled machine weighs 6.9 tonnes, can cut a slot 500 mm wide and is being used on a contract to repair a 48 km length of the A68. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANER HEADS FOR THE BORDER COUNTRY - ALLROADS TECHNOLOGY.

  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - ABERDEEN, GRAMPIAN - MUNDURNO, BRIDGE OF DON.

    Planning authority: Aberdeen.Job: Outline plans for business park.Value: £10 million.Client: Rallim.Agent: William Cowie Partnership, 6-7 Albyn Lane, Aberdeen, Grampian AB1 6SZ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - ABERDEEN, GRAMPIAN - MUNDURNO, BRIDGE OF DON.

    Planning authority: Aberdeen.Job: Outline plans for business park.Value: £4 million.Client: Rallim.Agent: William Cowie Partnership, 6-7 Albyn Lane, Aberdeen, Grampian AB1 6SZ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - ALFRETON, DERBYSHIRE - ADJ NORTH & SOUTHBOUND, CARRIAGEWAYS M1 MOTORWAY, TIBSHELF.

    Planning authority: Bolsover.Job: Outline plans for motorway service area.Value: £6 million.Client: Swayfields.Client: Texaco.Agent: Swayfields, Regent House, 15a Bailgate, Lincoln, LN1 3AR. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - BIRMINGHAM - OOZELLS STREET SCHOOL.

    Planning authority: Birmingham.Job: Detailed plans for art gallery (conversion).Value: £3 million.Client: Ikon Gallery.Agent: Levitt Bernstein & Associates, 1 Kingsland Passage, Dalston, London, E8 2BB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - BOOTLE, MERSEYSIDE - NORTH PARK, STANLEY ROAD.

    Planning authority: Sefton.Job: Outline plans granted for leisure centre.Value: £5 million.Client: Sefton Metropolitan Borough.Agent: Faulkener Browns, Dobson House, Northumbrian Way, Killingworth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE12 0QW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - BRAINTREE, ESSEX - AREA 7, MARKS FARM.

    Planning authority: Braintree.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses (97).Value: £3,330,000.Client: Wimpey Homes Holdings.Agent: Wimpey Homes Holdings, 1 Crittall Road, Witham, Essex CM8 3AF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - BRIDLINGTON, HUMBERSIDE - OS 2558 & 4375, MARTON LODGE, MARTONGATE.

    Planning authority: East Yorkshire.Job: Outline plans for residential development.Value: £6 million.Client: D W & R A Atkinson.Agent: Ullyott & Butler, 34 Middles Street South, Driffield, Humberside YO25 7PS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - BRIDLINGTON, HUMBERSIDE - SEWERBY COTTAGE, MARTONGATE.

    Planning authority: East Yorkshire.Job: Outline plans for residential development.Value: £8 million.Client: Raymond Barrett.Agent: Ullyott & Butler, 34 Middles Street South, Driffield, Humberside YO25 7PS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - BRISTOL, AVON - WINTERBOURNE ROAD.

    Planning authority: Northavon.Job: Approval of reserved matters for housing (136).Value: £4,700,000.Client: Westbury Homes (Southern), 240 Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, Avon BS12 4TA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - BROUGH, HUMBERSIDE - WELTON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Beverley.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £5 million.Client: Westella Holdings.Agent: Clive Brook Associates, 2 Northwest Business Park, Northwest Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 2QH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - BURNLEY, LANCASHIRE - READ-SIMONSTONE BYPASS, READ.

    Planning authority: Ribble Valley.Job: Detailed plans for bypass.Value: £7 million.Client: Lancashire County Council.Agent: Lancashire County Council, PO Box 26, County Hall, Preston, Lancashire PR1 8RE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - BURNTISLAND, FIFE - BURNTISLAND LEISURE CENTRE.

    Planning authority: Kirkcaldy.Job: Detailed plans for leisure centre.Value: £3,500,000.Client: Fife Regional Council.Agent: Fife Regional Council, Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, Fife KY7 5LT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - CAMBERLEY, SURREY - STANHOPE ROAD.Planning authority: Surrey Heath.

    Job: Approval of reserved matters for warehouse/office development (2).Value: £9 million.Client: Salmon Developments.Agent: Farrell & Clark, 11-13 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - CAMBRIDGE - NETHERHALL UPPER SCHOOL, QUEEN EDITHS WAY.

    Planning authority: Cambridge.Job: Detailed plans for school.Value: £6 million.Client: Cambridgeshire County Council.Agent: Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge, CB3 0AP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - CARDIFF, SOUTH GLAMORGAN - FORMER WHITBREAD WAREHOUSE, IPSWICH ROAD, ROATH.

    Planning authority: Cardiff.Job: Detailed plans for leisure development.Value: £6 million.Client: David Lloyd Leisure.Agent: Holder Mathias & Alcock, Bonded Warehouse, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF1 5HD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - CHELMSFORD, ESSEX - MOULSHAM LODGE.12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - CAMBERLEY, SURREY - STANHOPE ROAD.

    Planning authority: Chelmsford.Job: Outline plans for residential/convenience superstore.Value: £20 million.Client: R H Currie & Company.Agent: Andrew Martin Associates, Croxtons Mill, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 3PJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX - HAZELGROVE, MAIDENBOWER AREA B8.

    Planning authority: Crawley.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses (84).Value: £3,820,000.Client: Bryant Group.Agent: Bryant Group, Popes Manor, Murrell Lane, Binsfield, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 5GA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - DUNDEE, TAYSIDE - 50 EAST DOCK STREET.

    Planning authority: Dundee.Job: Outline plans for non food retail park.Value: £10 million.Client: British Gas.Agent: British Gas, 50 East Dock Street, Dundee, Tayside DD1 3JY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - DUNDEE, TAYSIDE - WESTER PITKERRO IND ESTATE, BALDOVIE ROAD.

    Planning authority: Dundee.Job: Outline plans for hotel/restaurant/petrol station (3).Value: £5 million.Client: Scottish Enterprise Tayside.Agent: Scottish Enterprise Tayside, Enterprise House, 45 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, Tayside DD1 1HT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN - BRISTO SQUARE, MARSHALL STREET.

    Planning authority: Edinburgh.Job: Outline plans for university management school.Value: £3 million.Client: University of Edinburgh.Agent: Thomas Henney Architects, 3 Boroughloch Square, Edinburgh, Lothian EH8 9NJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN - NEWCRAIGHALL ROAD.

    Planning authority: Edinburgh.Job: Outline plans for business/office/retail units (7).Value: £7 million.Client: Wimpey Construction (UK).Agent: Wimpey Construction (UK), Barnton Grove, Edinburgh, Lothian EH4 6BT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - EVESHAM, HEREFORD & WORCESTER - BROADWAY ROAD, BADSEY LANE.

    Planning authority: Wychavon.Job: Outline plans granted for housing.Value: £8,800,000.Client: P & D Venables & D Osborne.Agent: Grimley J R Eve, 2 St Philips Place, Temple Row, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 2QQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - EXETER, DEVON - LAND SOUTH RYDON LANE, NORTH WEST OF DIGBY HOSPITAL, DIGBY.

    Planning authority: Exeter.Job: Outline plans granted for commercial development.Value: £8 million.Client: Tesco Stores.Client: Exeter City Council.Agent: Montague Evans & Son, Premier House, 44-48 Dover Street, London, W1X 3RF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - GLASGOW, STATHCLYDE - WOODILEE HOSPITAL, LENZIE.

    Planning authority: Strathkelvin.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £20 million.Client: Greater Glasgow Health Board.Agent: Montagu Evans, 43 Melville Street, Edinburgh, Lothian EH3 7JF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - AIKENHEAD ROAD, PROSPECT ROAD, TORYGLEN.

    Planning authority: Glasgow.Job: Outline plans granted for retail park.Value: £4 million.Client: Jaymarke Developments.Agent: Jaymarke Developments, 34 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, Strathclyde G1 4DF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - CAMDEN STREET, PINE STREET, CUMBERLAND STREET.

    Planning authority: Glasgow.Job: Detailed plans for flats (70).Value: £4,500,000.Client: Tay Homes (Scotland).Agent: Hypostyle Architects, 49 St Vincent Crescent, Glasgow, Strathclyde G3 8NG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - HELEN STREET, CRAIGTON ROAD, GOVAN.

    Planning authority: Glasgow.Job: Detailed plans for superstore.Value: £4 million.Client: Muir Construction.Agent: Percy Johnson Marshall &, Duddingston House, 105 Milton Road West, Edinburgh, Lothian EH15 3QF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - GREENWICH - UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH, AVERY HILL ROAD.

    Planning authority: Greenwich.Job: Detailed plans for students village (667).Value: £18,500,000.Client: Wimpey Construction (UK).Agent: GMW Partnership, 239 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6SL. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - HENLEY-ON-THAMES, OXFORDSHIRE - STOW YARD, READING ROAD.

    Planning authority: South Oxfordshire.Job: Detailed plans for office buildings (3).Value: £8 million.Client: Perpetual.Agent: Hamilton Associates, 2 Jubilee Place, London, SW3 3TQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - HEREFORD, HEREFORD & WORCESTER - POOR CLARES CONVENT, HOLME LACY ROAD, LOWER BULLINGHAM.

    Planning authority: South Herefordshire.Job: Approval of reserved housing matters.Value: £3,590,000.Client: Westbury Homes (Holdings), Westminster House, Mercia Road, Gloucester, GL1 2SQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - HILLINGDON - THORN EMI SITE, DAWLEY ROAD.

    Planning authority: Hillingdon.Job: Detailed plans for industrial/warehouse.Value: £10 million.Client: Thorn EMI.Agent: Hillier Parker, 77 Grosvenor Street, London, W1A 2BT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - HUDDERSFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE - GRASSCROFT ROAD, HONLEY.

    Planning authority: Kirklees.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £4 million.Client: Trustees of Mitchell (deceased).Agent: Henry Boot Homes, Banner Cross Hall, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 9PD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - HULL, HUMBERSIDE - ADJOINING RIVER HULL, ENNERDALE LINK ROAD, KINGSWOOD.

    Planning authority: Kingston-Upon-Hull.Job: Approval of reserved matters for lifting bridges (2).Value: £8 million.Client: Humberside County Council.Agent: Humberside County Council, County Hall, Beverley, Humberside HU17 9BA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - HULL, HUMBERSIDE - OFF KESTEVEN WAY, KINGSWOOD.

    Planning authority: Kingston-upon-Hull.Job: Outline plans granted for residential.Value: £10 million.Client: Persimmon Homes (E Yorks).Agent: Barraton Design Studio, 68 Bentley Road, Bentley, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN5 9TA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - HYDE, GREATER MANCHESTER - OLDHAM STREET, DENTON.

    Planning authority: Tameside.Job: Outline plans for industrial units.Value: £10 million.Client: NWW Properties.Agent: Taylor Young Urban Design, 51 Brookfield Road, Cheadle, Greater Manchester SK8 1ES. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - INVERNESS, HIGHLANDS - ADJ SEAFIELD FARM, STONEYFIELD, ASHTON FARM ROAD.

    Planning authority: Inverness.Job: Outline plans granted for retail & business park (20).Value: £7 million.Client: Narden Services.Agent: Halliday Frazer Munro, 8 Victoria Street, Aberdeen, Grampian AB1 1XB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LEATHERHEAD, SURREY - NATIONAL POWER SITE, KELVIN AVENUE, OFF CLEEVE ROAD.

    Planning authority: Mole Valley.Job: Outline plans for offices.Value: £32 million.Client: Brown & Root.Agent: Blair Eastwick, 26-28 Bartholomew Square, London, EC1V 3QH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE - CHAPEL ALLERTON HOSPITAL SITE, HAREHILLS ROAD.

    Planning authority: Leeds.Job: Outline plans for residential/leisure/retail.Value: £5,860,000.Client: Simons Group.Agent: Peacock & Smith, 2c Joseph's Well, Hanover Walk, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS3 1AB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE - MARSHALL MILL, MARSHALL STREET.

    Planning authority: Leeds.Job: Detailed plans for office (alterations).Value: £3,400,000.Client: West Yorkshire Properties.Agent: Allen Tod Architects, The Studio, 32 The Calls, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LEICESTER - GLEBELANDS, SITE 6, LEICESTER ROAD.

    Planning authority: Leicester.Job: Detailed plans for houses (106).Value: £4 million.Client: Bryant Homes Central.Agent: Bryant Homes Central, Cranmore House, Cranmore Boulevard, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands B90 4SD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE - COURT FARM, COURT AVENUE, GREENSBRIDGE LA, CARTBRIDGE LA.

    Planning authority: Knowsley.Job: Outline plans for residential (420).Value: £14,500,000.Client: Knowsley Borough Council.Agent: Knowsley Borough Council, Council. Offices, Delph Lane, Whiston, Liverpool, Merseyside L35 7JF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE - HUYTON LANE, LIVERPOOL ROAD, LONGVIEW LANE, HUYTON.

    Planning authority: Knowsley.Job: Outline plans for residential/pavilion.Value: £14 million.Client: Knowsley Borough Council.Agent: Knowsley Borough Council, Council Offices, Delph Lane, Whiston, Liverpool, Merseyside L35 7JF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LONDON - BROMLEY - WESTMORELAND PLACE, SIMPSONS ROAD.

    Planning authority: Bromley.Job: Outline plans for leisure/office development (8).Value: £20 million.Client: MSB International.Agent: Leslie Jones Architects, Westcott House, 35 Portland Place, London, W1N 3AG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, CROYDON - CRYSTAL PALACE FOOTBALL CLUB, MAIN (WEST) STAND, SELHURST PARK.

    Planning authority: Croydon.Job: Detailed plans for football spectator stand.Value: £4,500,000.Client: Crystal Palace FC.Agent: George Watt Partnership, 146 Mostyn Road, Merton Park, London, SW19 3LT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, ISLINGTON - MILTON HOUSE, MILTON STREET &, SHIRE HOUSE, WHITECROSS STREET.

    Planning authority: City of London Corporation.Job: Detailed plans for office building (refurbishment).Value: £40 million.Client: Development Securities.Agent: Sheppard Robson, 77 Parkway, Camden Town, London, NW1 7PU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, REDBRIDGE - FORMER KING GEORGE HOSPITAL, EASTERN AVENUE.

    Planning authority: Redbridge.Job: Outline plans for non-food retail/petrol station.Value: £8 million.Client: J Sainsbury.Agent: Rapleys, Maddox House, 1 Maddox Street, London, W1R 9WA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, SOUTHWARK - TOWER HOUSE, 47-67 HOPTON STREET.

    Planning authority: Southwark.Job: Detailed plans for flats/offices/shop.Value: £8,500,000.Client: Manhatton Loft Corporation.Agent: CZWG Architects, 17 Bowling Green Lane, London, EC1R 0BD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, WANDSWORTH - ALBION WHARF HESTER ROAD, HESTER ROAD.

    Planning authority: Wandsworth.Job: Detailed plans for commercial development/flats.Value: £8 million.Client: London & Manchester Assurance.Agent: Stefan Zins Associates, 71 Warwick Road, London, SW5 9HB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, WANDSWORTH - YORK ROAD, BRIDGEND ROAD, WANDSWORTH.

    Planning authority: Wandsworth.Job: Outline plans for comprehensive development.Value: £20 million.Client: Safeway Properties.Client: John Watney & Company.Agent: Rapleys, Maddox House, 1 Maddox Street, London, W1R 9WA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - MANSFIELD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - FIELD MILL GROUND, QUARRY LANE.

    Planning authority: Mansfield.Job: Outline plans for retail/restaurants/petrol station (4).Value: £3 million.Client: Mansfield Town Football Club.Agent: Churston Heard, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, W1X 6DE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - MITCHAM, MERTON - OTTERSHAW HOUSE WINDLESHAM, HOUSE AND SUNNINGDALE HOUSE.

    Planning authority: Merton.Job: Detailed plans for houses and flats (95).Value: £3,360,000.Client: Willmott Dixon Housing.Agent: South London Design, Rochester House, 2-10 Belvedere Road, London, SE19 2HL. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - MOTHERWELL, STRATHCLYDE - KNOWN AS NEWHOUSE WEST,, WOODHALL PARK, HOLYTOWN, MOSSEND.

    Planning authority: Motherwell.Job: Outline plans granted for freight terminal/business park.Value: £300 million.Client: Amec Design and Management.Client: Lanarkshire Development Agency.Agent: Building Design Partnership, 5 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, Strathclyde G2 4AD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, TYNE & WEAR - WOOLSINGTON HALL, WOOLSINGTON.

    Planning authority: Newcastle-upon-Tyne.Job: Outline plans for sports club.Value: £12 million.Client: Newcastle United Football Club.Agent: RPS Clouston, St Cuthberts House, Framwellgate Peth, Durham, DH1 5SU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - NORTH SHIELDS, TYNE AND WEAR - FORMER RALPH GARDNER SCHOOL, CHIRTON GREEN.

    Planning authority: North Tyneside.Job: Detailed plans for flats/houses (119).Value: £4 million.Client: Barratt Newcastle.Agent: Barratt Newcastle, Barratt House, Airport Industrial Estate, Kenton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE3 2ES. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - NORTHWICH, CHESHIRE - CHESTERWAY, NEW WARRINGTON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Vale Royal.Job: Outline plans for public house/hotel/retail (5).Value: £5 million.Client: Birchwood Properties.Agent: PDA Architectural Partnership, St Andrews House, 62 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BW.Agent: Robert Turley Associates, Hampden House, 2-4 Palatine Road, Manchester, M20 3JA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - POOLE, DORSET - 'TORVAINE', ST PETERS ROAD, PARKSTONE.

    Planning authority: Poole.Job: Outline plans for residential development (21).Value: £5 million.Client: Fine Yeast.Agent: D E G Wheeler, 5 Benridge Close, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8NQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - POTTERS BAR, HERTFORDSHIRE - HOSPITAL SITE, MUTTON LANE.

    Planning authority: Hertsmere.Job: Approval of reserved matters for retail store.Value: £8 million.Client: Tesco Stores.Agent: Development Planning, Suite 6d, Josephs Well, Hanover Walk, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS3 1AL.Agent: Bader Miller Davis Partnership, 16 Winchester Walk, London, SE1 9AP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - PRESTON, LANCASHIRE - VEHICLE TEST TRACK, MOSS SIDE, LEYLAND.

    Planning authority: South Ribble.Job: Outline plans for industrial units.Value: £15,700,000.Client: Cassidy & Ashton Partnership.Agent: Cassidy & Ashton Partnership, 7 East Cliff, Preston, Lancashire PR1 3JE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - ROCHESTER, KENT - MEDWAY VALLEY PARK, CUXTON ROAD, STROOD.

    Planning authority: Rochester Upon Medway.Job: Detailed plans for multiplex cinema/leisure (6).Value: £12 million.Client: Blue Circle Developments.Agent: Gamble Cook Partnership, Westerfields, 54 Richmond Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 1PS.Agent: Town Planning Consultancy, 118 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - ABYSSINIA SQUARE.

    Planning authority: Sheffield.Job: Outline plans granted for offices.Value: £6 million.Client: Sheffield Development.Agent: Sheffield Development, Don Valley House, Saville Street East, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S4 7UQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - SLOUGH, BERKSHIRE - POYLE MANOR, POYLE ROAD, POYLE, COLNBROOK.

    Planning authority: Spelthorne.Job: Detailed plans for hotel.Value: £14,500,000.Client: Gulf Air.Agent: Douglas Norwood & Associates, Folly Lodge, Inkpen, Newbury, Berkshire RG15 0DG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - SOUTHAMPTON - LAND AT COMMONFIELDS, UPPER NORTHAM ROAD, HEDGE END.

    Planning authority: Eastleigh.Job: Outline plans granted for light industrial/offices.Value: £8 million.Client: City Estates.Agent: Broadway Malyan, 8 Southampton Street, Southampton, Hampshire SO1 2ED.
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - SOUTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE - HOUNSDOWN BOUNDED BY NEWMAN COPSE/MARCHWOOD BYPASS AND, TOTTON BYPASS.

  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - SOUTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE - HOUNSDOWN BOUNDED BY NEWMAN COPSE/MARCHWOOD BYPASS AND, TOTTON BYPASS.

    Planning authority: New Forest.Job: Outline plans for mixed industrial/warehousing (17).Value: £9 million.Client: Longdown Management.Agent: Robert Turley Associates, 5 Charlecote Mews, Staple Gardens, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9FR. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - STAFFORD - AIRFIELD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, HIXON.

    Planning authority: Stafford.Job: Outline plans granted for industrial development.Value: £6 million.Client: Hixon Airfield Services.Agent: B G Dyche, Weston Cottage, Calverhall, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 4PE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - STAINES, SURREY - THE CENTRAL TRADING ESTATE.

    Planning authority: Spelthorne.Job: Outline plans for warehouse/offices.Value: £10 million.Client: MEPC Developments.Agent: Hillier Parker, 77 Grosvenor Street, London, W1A 2BT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - STEVENAGE, HERTFORDSHIRE - OFF WESTON ROAD, GORSEDELL.

    Planning authority: Stevenage.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development.Value: £8 million.Client: Bovis Homes.Agent: Bovis Homes, Bovis House, Station Approach, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 4SS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - STOKE-ON-TRENT, STAFFORDSHIRE - WOLSTANTON COLLIERY, WOLSTANTON.

    Planning authority: Stoke-on-Trent.Job: Outline plans granted for warehouse/offices.Value: £4,500,000.Client: St Modwen Developments.Agent: Hulme Upright & Partners, High Point, Festival Park, Henley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5SH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - THETFORD, NORFOLK - THE OLD VEHICLE PARK, THOMPSON ROAD, GRISTON.

    Planning authority: Breckland.Job: Outline plans for industrial development.Value: £10 million.Client: Minns Aggregates (Carbrooke).Agent: Connell Wilson, Wilson House, 2 London Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 2BT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - TORQUAY, DEVON - SCOTTS BRIDGE, NEWTON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Torbay.Job: Approval of reserved housing matters.Value: £3,700,000.Client: Bovis Homes, Bovis House, Lansdown Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 2JA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - TUNBRIDGE WELLS, KENT - BARNETTS WOOD, SOUTHBOROUGH.

    Planning authority: Tunbridge Wells.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development (175).Value: £6 million.Client: Tunbridge Wells Borough.Agent: Tunbridge Wells Borough, Town Hall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1RS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - WALTHAM CROSS, HERTFORDSHIRE - HAMMONSDSTREET ROAD, CHESHUNT.

    Planning authority: Broxbourne.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £15 million.Client: Rialto Homes.Agent: Rialto Homes, Bayfordbury, Lower Hatfield Road, Hertford, SG13 8EE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - WARRINGTON, CHESHIRE - WINWICK HOSPITAL, NEWTON ROAD, WINWICK.

    Planning authority: Warrington.Job: Outline plans for office park/residential.Value: £30 million.Client: Bryant Properties.Agent: Clive Brook Associates, 2 Northwest Business Park, Northwest Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 2QH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - WESTBURY, WILTSHIRE - ADJ WEST WILTS TRADING ESTATE.

    Planning authority: West Wiltshire.Job: Outline plans for industrial.Value: £9 million.Client: Legal & General Assurance.Agent: JTS Partnership, Bernard House, The Drive, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex CM13 3DJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - WIGAN, GREATER MANCHESTER - ROYAL ALBERT EDWARD INFIRMARY, WIGAN LANE.

    Planning authority: Wigan.Job: Detailed plans for hospital.Value: £3 million.Client: Wigan & Leigh Health Service.Agent: Estate Services Executive, Gateway House, Piccadilly South, Manchester, M60 7LP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - WIRRAL, MERSEYSIDE - BROMBOROUGH ROAD, BEBINGTON.

    Planning authority: Wirral.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £11 million.Client: Lever Brothers.Agent: Edmund Kirby Architects, Sixth Floor, India Buildings, Water Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L2 0TZ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - WIRRAL, MERSEYSIDE - REEDS LANE, DITTON LANE, LEASOWE.

    Planning authority: Wirral.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £6 million.Client: Premier Brands (UK).Agent: Brock Carmichael Associates, Federation House, Hope Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 9BS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - WORCESTER, HEREFORD & WORCESTER - WAINWRIGHT ROAD.

    Planning authority: Worcester.Job: Detailed plans for distribution depot (extension).Value: £4 million.Client: Vangen Services.Agent: Scott Tallon Walker Architects, 10 Cromwell Place, London, SW7 2JN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PLANNING - WREXHAM, CLWYD - DARLAND HALL FARM, LAVISTER, ROSSETT.

    Planning authority: Wrexham Maelor.Job: Outline plans granted for leisure centre.Value: £5 million.Client: Darland Farms.Agent: David A Griffiths Partnership, Beechfield House, Station Road, Rossett, Wrexham, Clwyd LL12 0HE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PORTAKABIN - NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR.

    The modular buildings company has appointed Patrick Shepherd as managing director. He was assistant managing director and a director of European subsidiaries and of Paton Plant and Yorkon. He succeeds Jack Semourson, who has retired. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: PRIDE PARK HAS THE AIR OF A DERBY WINNER.

  • 12Jan95 UK: PRIVATE SECTOR DOES ITS HOSPITAL ROUNDS.

    By Brian Warner.The Government is stepping up its drive to involve the private sector in hospital construction with the announcement of the biggest project to be let so far under the design, build, operate and finance system.Consortia are being invited to prequalify for the Dryburn Hospital in Durham. The capital costs of the North Durham Acute Hospitals NHS Trust scheme work out at more than £50 million.Contractors hoping to get in on the act will need to form associations with financia
  • 12Jan95 UK: PRIVATE SECTOR ON PARADE - RECOVERY LOOKS DOUBTFUL.

  • 12Jan95 UK: PROMOTERS IN CHASE FOR LOTTERY CASH.

    Promoters of millions of pounds' worth of building projects have started the chase for a slice of the £96.5 million raised in the first two months of the National Lottery.Three of the largest bids are £50 million for London's Royal Opera House and £20 million for Sadler's Wells Theatre, and £15 million for a Gaelic heritage centre on Skye.But many of the first 50 bids received are for relatively small local projects, mainly for new or renovated arts and sports centres.Orga
  • 12Jan95 UK: RAW STEEL OUTPUT HITS A FOUR-YEAR HIGH.

    Production of raw steel in November was the highest since 1990, according to figures from the British Iron and Steel Producers' Association (BISPA).Rising demand for steel pushed production in Britain to an average of 356,500 tonnes a week in November, up almost 5 per cent year-on-year. The weekly average for the first 11 months of 1994 averaged 332,300 tonnes.Demand from all industry sectors has grown, said BISPA director David Rea. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: ROCKWOOL - APPOINTMENT.

  • 12Jan95 UK: ROCKWOOL - APPOINTMENT.

    Richard Smith has been promoted to head the structural division. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: RUDDY'S LONDON PLAN.

    Ruddy, the developer/contractor, is heading an unusual inner city social/commercial regeneration initiative in London.The £15 million scheme, involving three housing associations, is on the former St John's Hospital site in Wandsworth.It includes about 100 flats in a social housing development as well as 22 business units - the latter privately-funded by the Ruddy Group of Harrow.Work should be finished by summer 1995. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: SAMSUNG UK PLANT?

    Korean manufacturer Samsung is said to be considering several sites in the north of England for a UK excavator plant. The company was not available for comment. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: SCOTS PAPER POWER - SCOTTISH HYDRO-ELECTRIC.

    Scottish Hydro-Electric will build, own and operate a £16 million combined heat and power plant for the East Lancashire Paper Mill Company in Radcliffe, Lancashire. Ferguson Williams will project manage the job, which will start on site in March. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: SECRET SERVICES - £50M TEES BARRAGE CONTRACT.

    A Broadstel duct cover filled with paving blocks to match the surrounding area is lowered into place in the final stages of the £50 million Tees Barrage contract. Glynwed Brickhouse has supplied over 165 m of ducting to main contractors Tarmac to carry services over and around the barrage. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: SELF-LEVELLING FLOOR UNDERLAY SYSTEM - GYP-CRETE CORP.

    US firm Gyp-Crete Corporation is launching its Level-Right-Self-Levelling Floor Underlayment system on to the UK market. Level-Right is a high-strength cementitious material which is mixed with sand on the site and pumped using a machine known as The Little Gyp-C. It can be applied to a variety of surfaces and does not require hand trowelling or finishing.Gyp-Crete Corporation Tel: 0101-612-478-6072. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: SELL, SELL, SELL, IF THERE IS A RALLY - CONSTRUCTION SHARES.

  • 12Jan95 UK: SEVEN BIDDERS FOR DOCKLANDS RAIL EXTENSION.

    By Jim Kenny.The prequalification for the £100 million Docklands Light Railway Lewisham Extension has thrown up seven bidders at the second time of asking.Four consortia were told last spring that they would have to re-tender after originally being shortlisted for the scheme.And because of the time and money lost on the previous exercise, only two of these - Balfour Beatty and Mowlem - appear to have taken up the gauntlet this time around.A list of the consortia bidding for the project i
  • 12Jan95 UK: SEX CASE COSTS BIRSE £9,000 COMPENSATION.

    Contractor Birse has paid £9,000 compensation to quantity surveyor Clare Harrigan, after being found guilty of sex discrimination by an industrial tribunal.The tribunal said she had been paid less than a similarly experienced male colleague, and had suffered discrimination when she applied for promotion.And it criticised Birse for operating an informal promotion system which depended too much on staff and management knowing each other socially.The payment was agreed between Birse and Ms
  • 12Jan95 UK: SHARE PRICES CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES.

  • 12Jan95 UK: SHARON SURFACES - BORING MACHINE.

    Workers walk through the first section of tunnel on the Jubilee Line Extension, completed just before Christmas by the 200 tonne tunnel boring machine, Sharon. The 5 m diameter machine bored through to the surface four days ahead of schedule. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: SHEPHERD RACES ON - £9.4M RACECOURSE CONTRACT.

    Shepherd has taken a £9.4 million contract for extensions and refurbishment work at York racecourse. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: SINDALL JOINERY - APPOINTMENT.

    Philip Brooker has joined the architectural joinery arm of Morgan Sindall as managing director. He was a director of Trafalgar House Interiors with responsibility for Trollope & Colls Joinery and Samuel Elliott & Sons. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: SITES OPEN TO PUBLIC IN BID TO BOOST IMAGE.

  • 12Jan95 UK: SKID STEER DEALER APPOINTMENTS - THOMAS EQUIPMENT UK.

    Thomas Equipment UK has appointed new dealers for its skid steer range, to cover south-west England, South Wales, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire.Clinton Machinery Services of Sidmouth in Devon will sell the machines in the south-west. Five Star Mechanical Handling, RC Setchfield and Smiths Mechanical Handling will cover South Wales, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire respectively. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: SLIDE SHOW - BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION.

    Engineers giving up their Christmas holiday suffered high winds, torrential rain and heavy frost to slide an 18 m span bridge under the railway line at Didcot in Oxfordshire. The 2,000 tonne structure, designed by railway infrastructure consultant MainLine, was moved into position in two halves by Kier (London) for client Railtrack Major Projects. It will provide Oxfordshire council with road access into a superstore. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: SLURRY WALL SET TO BREAK RECORDS - PRIDE PARK.

  • 12Jan95 UK: SLURRY WALL SET TO BREAK RECORDS - PRIDE PARK.

  • 12Jan95 UK: SPENDING CUTS SPARK ATTACKS FROM INDUSTRY.

  • 12Jan95 UK: STANHOPE IS SET FOR REBIRTH.

  • 12Jan95 UK: STARTER BAR INSTALLATION THE EASY WAY.

    UPAT's new UES Eezyset system for installing starter bars uses the glass capsule method such as used by many anchoring systems. But with this product, the capsule is inserted in the hole and broken to release quick-setting mortar when the starter bar is hammered into place. This means that workers no longer have to mix messy resins in a bucket.Upat (UK) Tel: 01622 790901. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: STEEL CONSTRUCTION INSTITUTE - NEW CHAIRMAN.

    Ove Arup director Richard Haryott has become chairman of the SCI council, swapping jobs with Gordon Sambrook, who now becomes deputy chairman. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: TARMAC PAPER MILL.

    Tarmac has a £10 million contract to construct a paper mill for JR Crompton alongside the firm's existing plant at Lydney in Gloucestershire. The plant is expected to come on stream by autumn 1996. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: TAYWOOD HOUSES - £10M HOUSE SCHEME.

    Taywood Homes starts work this month on a £10 million scheme to build 145 houses at Howood, Renfrewshire. It is due for completion in 1999. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: TAYWOOD HOUSES - £10M HOUSE SCHEME.

  • 12Jan95 UK: TEC COLLAPSE PUTS 800 TRAINEES AT RISK.

    Nearly 800 construction trainees in south London face an uncertain future after the collapse of the South Thames Training and Enterprise Council.Employment minister James Paice called in administrative receivers just before Christmas when an investigation revealed major cash flow problems and weak financial control.South Thames is the first TEC to fail. It funded training in the Greenwich, Lewisham, Lambeth and Southwark areas.The Government will foot the bill for all training until March 31.
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS - NEWTOWN ESTATE PHASE 3A, BIRMINGHAM.

    Job: Refurbishment of 78 low-rise dwellings. Contract reference is H11728.Client: The Birmingham City Council, The Council House, Birmingham B1 1BB.Tender date: No specific date has been given, but the award procedure is expected to start in March-April 1995.Time period: May 1995 until May 1996.Apply to: Further information from D. Rickwood, Senior Quantity Surveyor, Building Finance, 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham B4 7DJ.Value: £1.9 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS - NEWTOWN ESTATE PHASE 3B, BIRMINGHAM.

    Job: 1 contract for the refurbishment of 57 2-storey houses and 123 3-storey houses. Contract reference is H11759.Client: The Birmingham City Council, The Council House, Birmingham B1 1BB.Tender date: No specific date has been given, but the award procedure is expected to start in May 1995.Time period: June 1995 until August 1996.Apply to: Further information from T. Shrigley, Quantity Surveyor, Building Finance, 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham B4 7DJ.Value: £2.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEW
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - BRIDLINGTON, HUMBERSIDE - BOROUGH COUNCIL AREA.

    Job: Pre-painting joinery repairs to about 1000 council owned properties.Client: East Yorkshire Borough Council.Invited tenderers: Experienced building contractors who will be required to full price a comprehensive schedule of rates which will be used as a basis for payment of the works.Conditions: Applications must be submitted in writing giving details of the firm and previous local authority work.Time period: Contract will commence in April, 1995 for completion in December, 1995.Apply by:
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - DONCASTER, NORTH YORKSHIRE - STAINFORTH, NEAR DONCASTER.

    Job: Improvements to publicly-owned houses, construction of new Housing Management Office; highways and associated environmental improvement works.Client: Doncaster Borough Council, 2 Priory Place, Doncaster DN1 1BN.Tender date: No specific date has been given, but the award procedure is expected to start in March 1995.Time period: 26 months, starting Autumn/Winter 1995.Value: £7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - DONCASTER, NORTH YORKSHIRE - STAINFORTH, NEAR DONCASTER.

    Job: Improvements to publicly-owned houses, construction of new Housing Management Office; highways and associated environmental improvement works.Client: Doncaster Borough Council, 2 Priory Place, Doncaster DN1 1BN.Tender date: No specific date has been given, but the award procedure is expected to start in March 1995.Time period: 26 months, starting Autumn/Winter 1995.Value: £7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - ESSEX.

    2 sections of the westbound carriageway of the A127 london to southern trunk road as follows: for a distance of approximately 1 km from its junction with the A176 to its junction with the B1007 (Fortune of War public house) for a distance of approximately 2.5 km from its junction with the B148 (Duton Wayletts interchange) to its junction with the A128 Tilbury Road (halfway house interchange). The 2 sections are approximately 2.5 km apart and are to be constructed simultaneously.Job: Roadworks
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - GILLINGHAM, KENT - GILLINGHAM.

    Job: Construction of 5.5 km of 2-lane dual carriageway in urban location. Contract reference is 6dn/PJN/7761/12 (quote in all communications).Client: Kent County Council, Highways and Transportation Department, Springfield, Maidstone ME14 2LQ.Invited tenderers: 6-8.Conditions: Further information from the client.Time period: 24 months: 11 June 1995 -10 June 1997.Apply by: February 4.Apply to: Address above.Value: £17 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - NORTH EAST GLASGOW.

    Job: Fund, design, build and finish the construction of a specialist hospital unit of 150 beds and support service departments for psychiatric care. Contract reference is 'North East PFI' (quote in all communications).Client: Greater Glasgow Community & Mental Health Services NHS Trust, Trust Headquarters, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, 1055 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0XH.Invited tenderers: A shortlist of a maximum of 4 potential contractors/funders will be invited to tender for the project f
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - HULL, NORTH HUMBERSIDE - LOWGATE, HULL.

    Job: Construction of a 3-storey reinforced-concrete framed building on piled foundations. Brick/block external walls together with artificial stone facings, lead claddings and coloured metal deck roofing.Client: Humberside County Council, Estates and Property Management Department, County Hall, Beverley HU17 9BA, North Humberside.Conditions: Further information from the client, address above.Tender date: April 1.Time period: 25 months.Apply by: January 17.Apply to: Address above. CONSTRUCTION
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - LERWICK, SHETLAND - EXISTING PIER AT THE ISLANDS OF OUT SKERRIES, 40 KM NORTHEAST OF LERWICK.

    Job: Demolition of existing reinforced pier and reconstruction thereof with a berthing face of either sheet or precast concrete piling with solid core infill, 5-m wide reinforced concrete cope slab, together with some dredging..The length of berthage will be approximately 70 m with dredging of 1,200 cu m.Client: Shetland Islands Council, Town Hall, Lerwick ZE1 0HB, Shetland.Conditions: The Institute of Civil Engineers conditions of contract (sixth edition) 1991, with corrigenda dated August 1
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - LONDON - REDBRIDGE.

    Job: 1 contract for the erection of new street lighting and illuminated signs and associated electrical work. Contractors will be required to take delivery of materials supplied under separate contract.Client: London Borough of Redbridge, Directorate of Technical Services, Civil Engineering Consultancy, Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford IG1 1NY, Essex.Tender date: January 27.Time period: Phased completion over 100 or 150 weeks, to be confirmed.Apply by: Documents from the client. A 
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - LONDON - REDBRIDGE.

    Job: 1 contract for the permanent reinstatement of the public highway for works relating to the Borough Relighting Scheme.Client: London Borough of Redbridge, Directorate of Technical Services, Civil Engineering Consultancy, Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford IG1 1NY, Essex.Tender date: January 27.Time period: Phased completion over 100 or 150 weeks, to be confirmed.Apply by: Documents from the client. A £30 cheque made payable to 'London Borough of Redbridge' should be submitted wi
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - LONDON - VARIOUS SITES THROUGHOUT SOUTHWARK - 118 PROPERTIES.

    Job: Electrical term maintenance, remedial/day-to-day repairs and periodic inspection/testing.Client: London Borough of Southwark, Town Hall, Peckham Road, London SE5 8UB.Conditions: Contractors are required to be members of NICEIC or European equivalent and are asked to provide 3 references and information on similar type contracts completed within the past 3 years.Tender date: February 17.Time period: 24 months with option to roll over for additional 6-month period.Apply by: January 20.Appl
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - NORTHALLERTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE - COUNTY COUNCIL AREA.

    Job: The following supplies and services:-1 NY1(C) surface dressing chippings; 2 NY20 surface dressing (excluding the supply of binder and aggregates; 3 NY21 emulsion, surface dressing binders and adhesion agents; 4 agency areas surface dressing (Harrogate, Scarborough and York); 5 NT50 road salt.Client: North Yorkshire County Council.Invited tenderers: Suitably experienced contractors.Tender date: To be advised within tender documents.Time period: During the financial year ending March 31, 1
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - NOTTINGHAM - ANGRAVE CLOSE/BLUE BELL HILL ROAD, ST ANN'S ESTATE.

    Job: Phase E of an estate action scheme including roof insulation, insulated rendering and brick slips, canopies, Upvc windows and secure doors together with extensive external environmental improvements.Client: Nottingham City Council's Housing Committee.Invited tenderers: To be selected from a council approved list of suitably qualified and experienced contractors.Time period: The tenders will be based on a 12 month contract period commencing in February, 1995.Agent: Director of Design and
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - NOTTINGHAM - BAMPTON COURT & BROADWAY COURT.

    Job: Phase One of an estate action scheme involving some demolition, the upgrading and internal refurbishment of council owned flats together with external window replacement, roof recovering, external wall insulation and overcladding and landscaping/site-works.Client: Nottingham City Council's Housing Committee.Invited tenderers: A select list of contractors will be devised depending on the result of advertising.Time period: Tenders will be based on a 14 month contract period commencing in M
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - OXFORDSHIRE - VARIOUS PROPERTIES WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL.

    Job: Maintenance and minor improvements of council housing and associated buildings and other buildings under the administration of the council.Client: South Oxfordshire District Council, PO Box 21, Council Offices, Crowmarsh, Wallingford OX10 8HQ, Oxfordshire. (Attention: Mr C. Trinder).Conditions: The successful contractor will be required as a condition of the contract to comply with the code of practice for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Promotion of Equality of Opportunity
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - ROCHESTER, KENT - NORTH-EAST OF ROCHESTER.

    Job: Construction of a 2-lane single carriageway, 2 roundabouts and a bridge over railway in an agricultural area. extent: 1.5 km. Contract reference is 6dw/NW/7596 (quote in all communications).Client: Kent County Council, Highways and transportation Department, Sandling Block, Springfield, Maidstone ME14 2LQ, Kent.Conditions: Further information from the client, address above.Time period: 15 months: 24 april 1995-23 July 1996.Apply by: January 23.Apply to: Address above.Value: £2.5 mil
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - SUNDERLAND, TYNE AND WEAR - DOWNHILL ESTATE.

    Job: The conversion of local authority flat dwellings.Client: Bradford & Northern Housing Association.Time period: Project to be undertaken in 2 phases with part completion required prior to April 1, 1995.Value: £2.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - WOLVERHAMPTON, WEST MIDLANDS - METROPOLITAN BOROUGH OF WOLVERHAMPTON.

    Job: Highway maintenance, including emergency and winter maintenance, minor improvement works and street lighting maintenance and improvement. The contract will be based on a schedule of rates.Client: Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council, Department of Technical Services, Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1RP.Conditions: Contractors seeking inclusion on the select list will be required to complete a questionnaire and furnish information on the company, technical compete
  • 12Jan95 UK: TENDER - YORK, NORTH YORKSHIRE - YORK CITY AND SURROUNDING AREA.

    Job: The following categories of work:-1 building work; 2 joinery & shopfitting; 3 plumbing & heating; 4 ventilation & air conditioning; 5 electrical engineering; 6 painting; 7 other specialist services.Client: York Health Services NHS Trust.Invited tenderers: Suitably experienced contractors whose administrative office must be within a 50 mile radius of York for sub categories A&B and 100 miles for c, D&E.Conditions: Each category will be sub divided as follows:-A 0 - £25,000; B £2
  • 12Jan95 UK: TIMESAVING FIRE PROTECTION COATING - GLIXTONE.

    Glixtone has developed a new fire protection coating which it says will upgrade surfaces to Class O rating. FC1 can be applied to surfaces without removing previous layers of paint, thus saving time and avoiding the generation of dust.Glixtone Tel: 0121 477 2077. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: TONIC FOR KYLE STEWART - BEDFORDSHIRE HOSPITAL.

    Kyle Stewart plans to build an £8 million private hospital at Ampthill in Bedfordshire.Project Design and Co-ordination has sent in outline plans to Mid Bedfordshire Council on behalf of Kyle Stewart and Britannia Vale Health Care, a health and social care provider. The project is backed by North West Securities, a division of the Bank of Scotland.The hospital, at Woburn Street, will include provision for 60 beds, with two operating theatres and a wide range of services.Michael Cronin, B
  • 12Jan95 UK: TONIC FOR KYLE STEWART - BEDFORDSHIRE HOSPITAL.

  • 12Jan95 UK: TOREX PROFITS.

    Torex Hire, the Torquay plant hirer, has unveiled a rise in pre-tax profits to £471,000 in the year ending October (1993: £97,000). CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: TORY MP FACES £680,000 FINE OVER BUILDING WORK.

    Prominent Euro-rebel Teresa Gorman, Tory MP for Billericay, is heading for a major row with her local Labour-controlled council Thurrock over alterations she made to her Grade II listed Tudor farmhouse at Orsett in Essex.The MP faces fines of up to £680,000 as last week the council's planning committee voted to press ahead with 34 charges under the Planning (listed buildings and conservation) Act 1990, each of which attracts a maximum fine of £20,000.The charges relate to individual
  • 12Jan95 UK: TOSHIBA'S NOTABLE NOTEBOOKS.

    Toshiba has launched two notebook computers, one of which - the £5,395 T4900CT - is the world's first low-energy Pentium notebook. The other product, the Intel DX4-based T4850CT, is priced at £4,495, and includes a 16-bit sound chip. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: TRY - APPOINTMENTS AT NEW UNITS.

    The group has separated Try Build and Arnold & Nathan as wholly-owned group subsidiaries. John Fidler becomes managing director of Try Build, and Keith Zetter is the managing director of Arnold & Nathan.
  • 12Jan95 UK: UIE FOLLOWS CAPTAIN'S OIL ORDERS.

    UiE Scotland, the Clydebank subsidiary of Bouygues Offshore, is a joint-venture partner in a £300 million contract to supply production facilities to Texaco's Captain Field in the Moray Firth.UiE will begin building a £65 million wellhead production platform this month, with sailaway scheduled for July 1996.The platform will consist of a four-legged jacket of 5,000 tonnes, associated piles of 2,700 tonnes, a deck of 7,000 tonnes, and a template of 200 tonnes.The UiE yard has been mo
  • 12Jan95 UK: UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE - NORTHUMBRIA EXPANSION.

    Northumbria University, formerly Northumbria Polytechnic, plans to start work next year on the biggest expansion scheme in its history.The £26 million, three-year project on the Coach Lane campus at Little Benton, Tyneside, includes accommodation for about 900 students and a teaching block. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: WAREHOUSE FOR EX-COAL SITE - PARKSIDE, LANCASHIRE.

    Morrisons, the Bradford supermarket group, plans to build a £20 million-plus warehouse distribution centre on the site of the last deep mine in the Lancashire coalfield.The complex, which will include a spine road, is planned on about 40 ha of the former Parkside colliery, near St Helens.Demolition work has already been carried out, but Morrisons is awaiting the results of a report to determine what site preparation work needs to be carried out before construction can start.Morrisons' de
  • 12Jan95 UK: WATER BASED METAL PRIMER FROM LPL - LIQUID PLASTICS.

    Liquid Plastics (LPL) has launched a new water-based metal primer designed to replace its existing solvent and water based metal primers for almost all applications. LPL Aqueous Metal Primer is a waterborne blend of a metal reactive emulsion, anti flash rust agents, a barrier additive and various electrochemically active, anti-corrosive and exchange pigments. It will protect conventionally prepared steelwork and all forms of metal substrate, says LPL.Liquid Plastics Tel: 01772 59781. CONSTRUC
  • 12Jan95 UK: WILLMOTT DIXON - MANAGING DIRECTOR OF EASTERN UNIT.

    Chris Durkin, who joined the firm 13 years ago as a trainee, has been appointed managing director of Willmott Dixon Housing Eastern, following the promotion of Andy Hill to the main board. Mr Durkin had been managing director of Willmott Dixon Housing Refurbishment since it was set up two years ago. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: WILLMOTT DIXON STARTS 250 HOMES.12Jan95 UK: MORE MISERY AHEAD FOR HOUSE BUILDERS.

    Willmott Dixon has started work on a £12.3 million design and build project of 250 homes for the Notting Hill Housing Trust on the former Rootes car factory site in north Kensington, in London. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: WILSON CONNOLLY - NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

    Asda's retail director Allan Leighton joins the group board as a non-executive director. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: WIMPEY ON PRIVATE SOCIAL HOUSING JOB.

    Wimpey Homes is building what it says is the first wholly privately-funded social housing scheme for 50 years.The 27-home development at Haverhill, Suffolk, worth £1 million, is for Scottish Amicable on land donated by St Edmundsbury Council, and will be managed by Wherry Housing Association. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 UK: WO TO CONSIDER WIND SHIELDS FOR VIADUCT - WELSH OFFICE.

    The Welsh Office is considering adding wind shielding to a new stretch of viaduct on the M4 motorway in South Wales.The section of the £100 million Baglan to Lon Las route crossing the river Neath was closed during the Christmas to New Year holiday only weeks after opening, because of high winds on the central Briton Ferry section.Police closed the road to all traffic when winds reached speeds of 80 kph, after imposing speed restrictions for winds greater than 48 kph. A police spokespers
  • 12Jan95 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: STEEL IN THE UAE.

    Cleveland Bridge & Engineering, part of the Trafalgar House empire, has taken two contracts in the Middle East totalling about £5 million to supply and erect 4,700 tonnes of fabricated steelwork. Work in the United Arab Emirates includes a turbine hall and boiler support structure at the Jebel Ali E power station; in Qatar the work is on two 18-storey office blocks for local contractor ITC. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12Jan95 USA: CHARTER'S PRISON BREAK IN TEXAS.

    Charter Builders, John Mowlem's US subsidiary, has taken its sixth prison construction contract for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.The latest job is for a £15 million women's prison in Gatesville for 1,000 inmates. Completion is due in October. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 ALGERIA: WORLD BANK TO HELP EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS.

    HOMELESS HELP: Algeria is to receive £36 million from the World Bank to help the 10,000 people made homeless by the earthquake in Mascara Province last August 1994.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 BURUNDI: EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FUND OFFERS CASH.

    PRAIA FUNDING: Burundi is to get £2 million to improve living conditions in the centre of Praia from the European Development Fund. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 COTE D'IVOIRE: NEW POWER PLANT TO BE BUILT BY BOUYGUES AND ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE.

    IVORY POWER: Cote d'Ivoire is to build a privately-funded 100 MW power generation plant outside Abidjan. Developer is a joint-venture between Bouygues and Electricite de France. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 EASTERN EUROPE: EAST EUROPE CASH - BANK LOANS GRANTED FOR CONSTRUCTION.

    Bank loans worth £662 million have been granted for construction projects throughout eastern Europe.The biggest benefactor is the Czech Republic which gets £176 million to upgrade the Berlin-Prague-Vienna railway.
  • 19Jan95 GERMANY: BRAAS HINDERED BY SEVEN-YEAR HITCH.

  • 19Jan95 GERMANY: GERMAN BLITZ ON CHEAP LABOUR.

    GERMAN building bosses and trade unions leaders met with labour minister Norbert Bluem on Monday to plan a crackdown on cheap immigrant workers.The Germans want to force contractors to pay foreigners the same rates as local workers are entitled to under their union agreements.The new law could mean fewer but better-paid jobs for British construction workers.Many of the 100,000 British builders currently in Germany are prepared to work longer hours for less pay.Mr Bluem failed last month to pe
  • 19Jan95 GERMANY: VITAULIC EXPANDS - KUNSTOFFWERK HOHN ACQUISITION.

    Pipeline products maker Victaulic of Milton Keynes, Bucks, is buying German polyethylene pipe maker Kunstoffwerk Hohn for £2.1 million. The acquisition, based north-west of Frankfurt, supplies the German water, gas and industrial markets.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 GERMANY: WIMPEY WINS £12M IN NEW CONTRACTS.

    Wimpey has won two contracts in Germany together worth £12 million at the Weissensee Business Park, Berlin.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 GHANA: MOTT HELPS GHANAIAN RICE PROJECT.

    Mott MacDonald, with Ghanaian consultant Asafo-Boakye & Partners, will supervise construction of a £12.5 million drainage and irrigation scheme to bring 3,028 ha of land on the right bank of the River Volta into rice production.The client is Ghana's Irrigation Development Authority. Funding comes from the Arab Bank for Economic Development and the African Development Bank. The work is scheduled for completion in 1998. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 HONG KONG: BB, AMEC TIPPED FOR HK AIRPORT TERMINAL.

  • 19Jan95 HONG KONG: DRAGAGES CUTS BRITS OUT OF HK CENTRE.

    FRENCH firm Dragages, in tandem with local contractor Hip Hing, has killed any lingering British interest in taking the main contract for the Hong Kong convention and exhibition centre.The joint venture sent in the lowest bid for the project and has now won it with a price around £250 million - beating challenges from four other international contenders, including one headed by British firm Amec, in tandem with Australian outfit Leighton and China Overseas Construction.Dr Victor Fung, ch
  • 19Jan95 HONG KONG: PAA CONSIDERS FOUR STAR HOTEL FOR CHEK LAP KOK TERMINAL.

    The Provisional Airport Authority in Hong Kong has begun prequalifying developer/contractors for a four-star hotel next to Chek Lap Kok's airport passenger terminal.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 INDONESIA: JAVA BAY TENDERS - GIBB ASIA, LAW INTERNATIONAL.

    GIBB Asia and sister company Law International are preparing the tender documents and designing the water, sewage, and electricity distribution systems for the £62 million Carita Bay leisure resort in Java, Indonesia.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 ITALY: EUROCONTRACTS - FOGGIA, ITALY.

    Contractor: RTI Safab pA (capogruppo), Vianini Lavori SpA, viale dell'Esperanto 71, I-Roma.Value: Lit 17,850,016,696 (£7 million).Job: Project execution of an irrigation system.Client: Consorzio per la bonifica della capitanata, Corso Roma 2, I-71100 Foggia, tel: (08 81) 72 78 91, fax: 67 46 34. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 JAPAN: QUAKE CODES REVIEW AFTER JAPAN DISASTER.

  • 19Jan95 JAPAN: SUPERCARRY FROM SUZUKI.

  • 19Jan95 KENYA: SNC-LAVALIN WINS AIRPORT CONTRACT.

    Canadian contractor SNC-Lavalin has won a £75 million turnkey contract to build an international airport at the City of Eldoret in Kenya.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 LIBYA: DAEWOO WINS BENGHAZI JOB.

    BENGHAZI JOB: Libya has awarded a £130 million contract to Daewoo of Korea to upgrade basic infrastructure in Benghazi. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 MOROCCO: ZALAGH HOTEL SOLD TO DAR SI AISSA.

    FEZ SALE: Morocco has sold the Zalagh hotel in Fez to local firm Dar Si Aissa which plans to double its capacity with a $1.8 million investment.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: MASONITE CORPORATION OF CHICAGO TO BUILD £90M CO LEITRIM FACTORY.

    The Masonite Corporation of Chicago is to build a £90 million factory on an Irish Forestry Board site at Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim. It will make door facings from sawmill waste.Detailed planning applications will be submitted this month. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 SOUTH AFRICA: LOCAL FIRMS READY FOR THE BOOM.

    The high-tech block factories of British materials producers like RMC and Redland face stiff competition if they want to break into the South African market.And competitors don't come much tougher than Stephena Ndala, a 64-year-old, life-long resident of Alexandra - one of South Africa's most squalid and densely populated townships. She earns her money making and selling concrete cavity blocks.Making blocks is a growth business, in a country which is about to embark on the biggest building pr
  • 19Jan95 SOUTH AFRICA: TRAINING IS THE KEY TO WINNING JOBS IN SA.

  • 19Jan95 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - BILBAO, SPAIN.

    Job: Railway works between Bilbao and Santurce. File No 9510040.Client: Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Medio Ambiente, Direccion General de Infraestructuras del Transporte Ferroviario, Plaza de los Sagrados Corazones, 7, E-28036 Madrid, tel: (91) 563 58 97.Value: Pta 2,111,204,445 (£10.2 million).Completion: 20 months.Tender date: February 20.Documents from: Address above, Primera Jefatura Zonal de Proyectos, 2a planta.Details: Documents are available until February 10. Offe
  • 19Jan95 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - CASTELLON, SPAIN.

    Job: Railway works between Valencia and Castellon. File No 9510030.Client: Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Medio Ambiente, Direccion General de Infraestructuras del Transporte Ferroviario, Plaza de los Sagrados Corazones, 7, E-28036 Madrid, tel: (91) 563 58 97.Value: Pta 7,084,832,490 (£34.2 million).Completion: 30 months.Tender date: February 20.Documents from: Address above, Primera Jefatura Zonal de Proyectos, 2a planta.Details: Documents are available until February 10. O
  • 19Jan95 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - LA CORUNA, SPAIN.

    Job: To build roads in the province of La Coruna. Contract reference is 13-LC-2310.Client: Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Medio Ambiente, Direccion General de Carreteras, Paseo de la Castellana 67, E-28046 Madrid.Value: Pta 4,960,357,553 (£24 million).Completion: 30 months, maximum.Tender date: February 27.Documents from: Address above, Subdireccion General de Programas y Presupuestos y en la Demarcacion de Carreteras del Estado de Galicia - C/Fernandez Latorre, 132-138, E-1
  • 19Jan95 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - MADRID, SPAIN.

    Job: The construction roads near Madrid.Client: Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Medio Ambiente, Direccion General de Carreteras, Paseo de la Castellana 67, E-28046 Madrid.Value: Pta 2,339,457,104 (£11.3 million).Completion: 28 months maximum.Tender date: February 27.Documents from: Address above, or Subdireccion General de Programas y Presupuestos (Direccion General de Carreteras, Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Medio Ambiente, Paseo de la Castellana 67, E-28071 M
  • 19Jan95 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - MADRID, SPAIN.

    Job: The construction of a dual carriageway between San Roman de Bembibre and Villafranca del Bierzo.Client: Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Medio Ambiente, Direccion General de Carreteras, Paseo de la Castellana 67, E-28046 Madrid.Value: Pta 20,630,748,160 (£99.7 million).Completion: 36 months.Tender date: March 15.Documents from: Subdireccion General de Programas y Presupuestos (Direccion General de Carreteras, Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Medio Ambiente, Pas
  • 19Jan95 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - MADRID, SPAIN.

    Job: Various road works at Madrid. File No 11-CO-00075.1/1994.Client: Comunidad de Madrid, Consejeria de Transportes, c/ Orense, 60, E-28020 Madrid, tel: 5 80 28 00, fax: 5 80 29 12.Value: Pta 1,853,875,556 (£9 million).Completion: 24 months.Tender date: February 17.Documents from: Address above, registro general.Details: Offers in Spanish. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - MADRID, SPAIN.

    Job: Railway works at Madrid. File No 9510050.Client: Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Medio Ambiente, Direccion General de Infraestructuras del Transporte Ferroviario, Plaza de los Sagrados Corazones, 7, E-28036 Madrid, tel: (91) 563 58 97.Value: Pta 3,055,531,827 (£14.8 million).Completion: 24 months.Tender date: February 20.Documents from: Address above, Primera Jefatura Zonal de Proyectos, 2a planta.Details: Documents are available until February 10. Offers in Spanish. CON
  • 19Jan95 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - MADRID, SPAIN.

    Job: Railway works at Cuidad Real. File No 9510060.Client: Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Medio Ambiente, Direccion General de Infraestructuras del Transporte Ferroviario, Plaza de los Sagrados Corazones, 7, E-28036 Madrid, tel: (91) 563 58 97.Value: Pta 3,943,930,377 (£19.1 million).Completion: 20 months.Tender date: February 20.Documents from: Address above, Primera Jefatura Zonal de Proyectos, 2a planta.Details: Documents are available until February 10. Offers in Spanish
  • 19Jan95 TANZANIA: CONSULTING ENGINEER APPOINTED TO HELP REFUGEES.

    REFUGEE PROGRAMME: Tanzania has appointed consulting engineer Owen Williams of Birmingham to work on a construction relief programme to help Rwandan refugees. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 TANZANIA: GRANT SECURED FOR HYDRO-ELECTRIC PLANT.

    Tanzania is to get £16 million from the European Investment Bank for construction of a 180 MW hydro-electric plant on the Kihansi river.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 TANZANIA: SERENA LODGES AND HOTELS TO BUILD HOTELS.

    Swiss hotel developer Serena Lodges and Hotels has announced it will build four luxury hotels worth £20 million in Tanzania.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: £10M SECURITY BILL - GLAXO.

    GLAXO has spent more than £10 million on site security measures at its £700 million laboratories being built in Stevenage, Herts, by a Laing and Morrison Knudsen joint-venture.The move follows threats from animal rights activists. Completion is in April. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: £95M FOR KVAERNER - STATOIL DEAL.

    Kvaerner has won a £95 million, five-year maintenance, modifications and upgrading contract at the North Sea Gullfaks field, operated by Statoil.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: ALIMAK WINS SLICE OF NATWEST JOB.

    Access equipment supplier Alimak of Rushden, Northants, has won a £1 million contract for six rack-and-pinion hoists with Laing London. They will be used for access to refurbish the NatWest Tower at Broad Street, in the City of London. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: AMEC ON ITS BIKE - MANCHESTER.

    AMEC has repaired leaking roof seals on its £9 million velodrome in Manchester. The indoor cycle track, which was opened last autumn, started leaking during bad weather last week, causing a competition to be cancelled. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: APPOINTMENT AT ARC.

    ARC: Terry Last has been appointed managing director of ARC South Western in Exeter. He was operations director of ARC Southern and his appointment follows the death in November of Peter Gilbert, managing director of ARC South Western for five years. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: APPOINTMENT AT LAING.

    LAING HOMES: Tom Carroll has been appointed area director of Laing Homes Special Projects, succeeding Bill Patrickson, who has retired. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: APPOINTMENT AT MOUCHEL.

    MOUCHEL: Graham Dalton, a civil and structural engineer with L G Mouchel & Partners, will represent the Institution of Civil Engineers on a study tour of Japan in the summer. The Japanese Society of Civil Engineers invited the ICE to send a representative to study the workings of the Japanese construction industry. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: APPOINTMENT AT THAMES WATER.

    THAMES WATER: Dr Stephen Walker, the engineer who led the tunnelling team for the Thames Water Ring Main in London, has been promoted to engineering director of Thames Water Utilities. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: APPOINTMENTS AT GREENHAM TRADING.

    GREENHAM TRADING: Taylor Woodrow's tools and materials supplier has revised the boardroom following the retirement of chairman George Borwell. Brian Abrahams is chairman and chief executive; George Adams is deputy chairman and joint managing director; Lilian Cutting is joint managing director; and Andrew Mooney becomes finance director. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: ASIS CONVENIENCE - EQUINOX CUBICLE.

    Armitage Shanks Integrated Systems (ASIS) has launched a lavatory cubicle to top its range of units for the contract market. The Equinox cubicle has special polished aluminium hardware and it is available in a range of colours and finishes from ASIS. ASIS TEL 01543 490253CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: BATTERY RECHARGERS - CHASSIS DEVELOPMENTS.

    Chassis Developments has improved its range of battery charge controllers. There are three types of unit in the range: the CD battery charge controller; CD split charge controller; and the CD battery charge equaliser.The fully automatic battery charge controller ensures that batteries are always charged and maintained at optimum level. The system is particularly suitable for vehicles which have a heavy electrical demand.The split charge controller has the additional advantage of operating as
  • 19Jan95 UK: BEC PONDERS MOVE TO CHEAPER BUILDING.

    OFFICIALS at the Building Employers Confederation are deciding today (Thursday) whether to leave their lavish 19th century headquarters for cheaper central London premises.And the cash-strapped Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors has announced six redundancies, including three deputy directors. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: BIRSE WINS ASDA DUO CONTRACT.

    Birse has clinched a £9 million 41-week contract for a 7,500 sq m Asda superstore, car park and petrol station at Queensferry, Deeside. Also for Asda, Clugston has a £6 million job to build a superstore at Marina Way, Hartlepool.
  • 19Jan95 UK: BOOTS TAKES PATH TO DIDCOT.

    Boots Properties is to carry out a 7.6 ha shopping development in central Didcot worth an estimated £15 million.Oxfordshire County Council has agreed to fund a new access road to unlock the site, which will revolutionise Didcot retailing, currently restricted to one side of the Broadway. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: BRITAIN BOOSTS CASH SUPPORT FOR CHINA.

    BRITAIN is to provide a record £1 billion in export credits for China to support UK industrial investment in the city of Wuhan and the telecommunications sector.The row with China over the future of Hong Kong has resulted in the loss of important contracts such as the Guangzhou metro.It was to go to Balfour Beatty early last year but ended up with Hochtief.The new initiative is seen as a big effort to reverse this trend.The £1 billion in new UK export credits is to be largely spent
  • 19Jan95 UK: BRITISH STEEL FABRICATORS VENT FEARS OVER UNFAIR WORKING PRACTICES.

  • 19Jan95 UK: BRUEL & KJAER SOUNDS OUT LIVINGSTON.

    Bruel & Kjaer has sold its first five Type 2260 sound level meters to Livingston Hire. The model is programmable and expandable and designed for a wide range of applications.TEL 0181 954 2366CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: BUILDERS TIE UP AA REPAIRS DEAL.

    MORE than 16,000 small builders are linking up with motoring body the AA to provide an emergency home repair service for its members.The scheme will generate thousands of jobs as the service goes national after a trial period in the Midlands next month.Members needing emergency building work can call the Homeline hotline to be put in touch with a local firm.Leading contractor Willmott Dixon has been involved in the pilot scheme.Chairman Ian Dixon said: 'This should help to generate work becau
  • 19Jan95 UK: CAT DIPS A PAW IN BRISTOL DOCKS - FIRST CATERPILLAR STABILISER FOR BRITAIN.

    The first Caterpillar SM350 soil stabiliser in Britain has been bought by Powerbetter Developments of Leeds. The machine was used on a 14-day contract at the Royal Portbury Docks in Bristol, mixing clay and lime to 350 mm deep to prepare for building and road construction.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CATERPILLAR CELEBRATES 10 YEAR PRODUCTION OF BACKHOE LOADER.

  • 19Jan95 UK: CHEVRON UK FACING £1.4M DESIGN CLAIM.

    EXPLORATION company Chevron UK is being sued by Foster Wheeler Wood Group Engineering for more than £1.4 million over a North Sea platform design job.The dispute dates back to a contract signed in October 1990, for design work on the Ninian platform. A Chevron spokesman confirmed that a writ had been served on the company.Chevron now plans to issue a counter writ against Foster Wheeler. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CHUNNEL LINK BILL - TWO YEARS TO PASS THROUGH PARLIAMENT.

    The Channel Tunnel Rail Link Bill will take up to two years to pass through Parliament.Objectors will be able to argue for more of the route to be built in tunnel.
  • 19Jan95 UK: CITYSITE - PARENT DEBT LINGERING AT TEREX.

    TEREX Equipment's accountant has attached a 'fundamental uncertainty' to the Scottish plant manufacturer's accounts. It relates to the company's liabilities to meet the debts of its American parent company, the Terex Corporation.In Terex Equipment's 1993 report and accounts, which appeared in October, accountant Price Waterhouse pointed to a passage in the parent company's 1992 accounts that 'referred to the uncertainty over that company's [Terex Corporation] ability to continue as a going co
  • 19Jan95 UK: CLADDING SYSTEM INVENTED BY BRITISH ENGINEER.

  • 19Jan95 UK: CLASSIC LIFT BY TOPTOWER.

    TopTower has announced a range of access towers for light industrial and domestic use.Classic Towers replaces System 2000, and its improved design is claimed to be safer than the previous model.The towers are made in three base sizes: 1,220 x 762 mm for narrow gaps; 1,220 x 1,220 mm for domestic applications; and 1,829 x 1,220 mm for applications where greater height is required such as factories.The range is made from pre-galvanised mild steel tube.The range of accessories available include
  • 19Jan95 UK: CLOSE CALL FIXING - HALFEN-UNISTRUT.

    Halfen's Rotafix parapet anchorage kit is a Department of Transport-approved system for erecting parapets on new and existing bridges. The system uses bolts screwed into inserts that are resin-bonded into pre-drilled holes. It allows the fixings to be sited close to the edge of the concrete base without fear of fracture or spalling. Halfen-Unistrut TEL 01234 211331CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: COMMERCIAL UNION APPOINTS LAING FOR OFFICE REFURBISHMENT.

    Laing has a £5 million contract to refurbish St George's House, an office block in Wimbledon, London, for Commercial Union. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: COMPACTOR TO MEET MARKET DEMAND - MBW.

    MBW (UK) is introducing an 80 kg reversible plate compactor to meet demand from the plant hire market. The unit will have a 310 mm base. The firm will also show its new K150 Powerscreed.Briggs to add engine ratings. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - ABERDEEN, GRAMPIAN - CRAGIEVAR CRESCENT, GARTHDEE.

    Job: To construct a development of 20 flats of timber frame construction and including double glazing, gas central heating and fully fitted kitchens.Completion: Work has started and is scheduled for completion in August 1995.Contractor: Stewart Milne Construction, Aberdeen.Awarded by: Burnhaven Properties.Value: £600,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - ABERDEEN, GRAMPIAN - GREAT WESTER ROAD AND CRIMON PLACE.

    Job: Water mains renewal associated with roadworks.Contractor: Alexander Thomson (London).Awarded by: Grampian Regional Council, Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen.Value: £169,600. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - ABERDEEN, GRAMPIAN - KING STREET.

    Job: Resurfacing.Contractor: D J Laing (Contracts).Awarded by: Grampian Regional Council, Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen.Value: £117,944. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - ABERDEEN, GRAMPIAN - SEAFORTH ROAD.

    Job: The construction of a housing development to provide 52 flats in a mix of two and three bedroom properties built in the form of a courtyard and to be known as Trinity Court.Completion: Work has just started with completion scheduled for the autumn.Contractor: Barratt Construction, Ellon, Aberdeenshire.Awarded by: MIM Holdings.Value: £2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - ABERDEEN, GRAMPIAN - WESTHILL.

    Job: Construction of police station.Contractor: M T M Construction (Aberdeen).Awarded by: Grampian Regional Council, Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen.Value: £206,764. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - AMBLE, NORTHUMBERLAND - ST. LAWRENCE AVENUE.

    Job: The refurbishment and modernisation of 10 dwellings.Completion: Work starts January for completion in 14 weeks.Contractor: Wiltshier Construction, Endeavour House, Seventh Avenue, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 OJW.Awarded by: Alnwick District Council.Value: £165,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - ANGUS, TAYSIDE - RM CONDOR, ARBROATH.

    Job: The design and construction of new junior ranks single living accommodation for 300 personnel. Contract reference is WS13/3970 (quote in all communications).Client: Ministry of Defence, CB/WS13A(4), Defence Works Services, PO Box 1734, Sutton Coldfield B75 7QB, West Midlands.Conditions: Preference will be given to companies registered to BS 5750 Part 1 or equivalent.Tender date: April 30.Time period: June 1995 until May 1996.Apply by: January 27.Apply to: Bullen Consultants, Kimberly Hou
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - ANGUS, TAYSIDE - RM CONDOR, ARBROATH.

  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - BODMIN, CORNWALL - ROYAL MAIL PREMISES.

    Job: An 'uplift' contract.Contractor: Hill & Lang, Plymouth.Awarded by: The Royal Mail.Value: £114,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE - A H MARKS & CO LTD, BRADFORD.

    Job: A turnkey contract to design, supply, install, test and commission a 4.5 Mega Watt Electric (MWe) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant.Completion: Work has started and the plant is due to be handed over in December 1995.Contractor: Davy International's Environmental Division.Awarded by: Yorkshire CoGen.Value: £3 million approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - BURY, GREATER MANCHESTER - TOWNSIDE FIELD ESTATE.

    Job: The down-capping of 70 maisonettes to form two-storey houses with pitched roofs.Completion: Work has started for completion in October.Contractor: G. and J. Seddon, Coronation Buildings, Little Hulton, Worsley, Manchester.Awarded by: Bury Metropolitan Borough Council.Value: £900,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - CARDIFF, SOUTH GLAMORGAN - LANDSEA HOUSE, CARDIFF BAY.

    Job: The construction of a 300-seater Harry Ramsden fish and chip restaurant which involves refurbishing an old dockside building and extending at both the front and rear, together with extensive external landscaping.Completion: Work has begun on site and should be completed by August 1995.Contractor: E Turner & Sons.Awarded by: The Cardiff Bay Development Corporation.Value: £2.1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - CHATHAM MARITIME, KENT - MEDWAY TOWNS CAMPUS.

    Job: To build a 200-bedroom student housing scheme, with accommodation on the ground and three upper floors, for the University of Greenwich, involving the demolition of Mountbatten House which was previously used as a naval barracks.Completion: Work has just started and is due for completion by October 1995.Contractor: Mount Anvil.Awarded by: Beaver Housing Society.Value: £2.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - CHELTENHAM, GLOUCESTERSHIRE - EAST GLOUCESTERSHIRE NHS TRUST.

    Job: To build a new maternity unit.Contractor: Trafalgar House Construction, Winchcombe Street, Cheltenham.Awarded by: East Gloucestershire NHS Trust.Value: £4,322,959. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - COSTAIN, WESTMINSTER DREDGING, POSFORD DUVIVIER FOR PORT OF FELIXSTOWE WORK.

    Costain has beaten off a challenge from close rival Nuttall to take one of the UK's biggest marine contracts - the £27 million extension of Trinity Terminal 3 for the Port of Felixstowe.The design and construct contract will be fast-track. Work starts this week and the first new berth is due for completion in the autumn with the second to be handed over early in 1996.Dredging and reclamation work will be carried out by Westminster Dredging, with Posford Duvivier appointed as consulting e
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - COVENTRY, WEST MIDLANDS - MIDDLEMARCH BUSINESS PARK, SISKIN DRIVE.

    Job: Phase two of improvement works comprising alteration and extension works to office accommodation, the formation of a loading bay and the construction of a car park.Completion: Work has started for completion in May.Contractor: Miller Construction, Miller House, Corporation Street, Rugby, Warwickshire.Awarded by: Walkers Crisps.Value: £900,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - COVENTRY, WEST MIDLANDS - YEWDALE CRESCENT.

    Job: The construction of five 2-bedroom flats, and six 2-bedroom and 4-bedroom houses.Completion: Work has started for completion in August.Contractor: Crosbee and Atkins, Acorn House, Coventry Road, Warwick.Awarded by: Jephson Housing Association.Value: £430,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - CUMBERNAULD, STRATHCLYDE - LUGGIE BANK.

    Job: Pumping station and mains.Contractor: Lilley Construction, 331 Charles Street, Glasgow.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £155,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - DARLINGTON, COUNTY DURHAM - NEESHAM ROAD.

    Job: The construction of new training facilities and lecture rooms.Completion: Work started for completion end April 1995.Contractor: P. Whelan, 113 New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2SW.Awarded by: The Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve.Value: £514,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - DARLINGTON, COUNTY DURHAM - WHESSOE ROAD.

    Job: Extensions to provide additional production, warehousing, office and laboratory facilities.Completion: Work starts 16 January for completion over 44 week contract period with sectional completion by end May 1995.Contractor: P. Whelan, 113 New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2SW.Awarded by: Herbert Powder Coatings.Value: £2.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - EASTLEIGH, HAMPSHIRE - CHANDLER'S FORD.

    Job: The construction of a single-storey factory unit and a three-storey office building.Completion: Work has started for completion by the end of June.Contractor: Wygar Construction, 22 Broadway North, Walsall, West Midlands.Awarded by: Aeromatic-Fielder.Value: £1.03 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - FASLANE, STRATHCLYDE - JOB - REPLACEMENT OF DUCTS.

    Completion: Lilley Construction, 331 Charles Street, Glasgow.Awarded by: Defence Works Services.Value: £200,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - FRASERBURGH, GRAMPIAN - KINNAIRD HEAD.

    Job: Refurbishment of lighthouse.Contractor: A D Walker, Banif.Awarded by: Grampian Regional Council, Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen.Value: £174,613. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - DORMANSIDE.

    Job: Environmental improvements to housing estates involving the conversion of existing council houses from four to three storeys by removing the top floor and replacing all services.Contractor: Trafalgar House Construction.Awarded by: Glasgow District Council.Value: £2.8 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - GOSPORT, HAMPSHIRE - RNAD GOSPORT.

    Job: A design and build contract to construct 2-storey, 2,750 sq m steel framed, masonry clad administrative offices.Completion: Work is under way and is due for completion in May 1995.Contractor: Miller Conder Projects.Awarded by: DWS Project Managers Pick Everard, South West Region.Value: £3 million approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - GRAMPIAN - WEST GORDON.

    Job: Civil works for phase 2 of water supply.Contractor: Morrison Construction.Awarded by: Grampian Regional Council, Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen.Value: £369,440. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - GWENT - OSBORNE ROAD.

    Job: Traffic calming.Contractor: Alun Griffiths (Contractors).Awarded by: Gwent County Council.Value: £291,027. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - HEREFORD - THE ROMAN ROAD BRIDGE ON THE A4103.

    Job: Refurbishment and strengthening works to the bridge.Completion: Work has started for completion by the end of April.Contractor: Droitwich Construction, Unit C, Navigation Road, Trow Way, Diglis Estate, Worcester.Awarded by: Hereford and Worcester County Council.Value: £270,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - KEITH, GRAMPIAN - TEXTILE RESOURCES CENTRE.

    Job: Refurbishment of Unit Q.Contractor: I G Construction, Elgin.Awarded by: Grampian Regional Council, Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen.Value: £139,330. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - LARKHALL, STRATCLYDE - JOB - HOUSING OFFICE UPGRADING.

    Contractor: Alexander Braidwood.Awarded by: Hamilton District Council, Cadzow Street, Hamilton.Value: £284,983. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - LARKHALL, STRATHCLYDE - RAPLOCH STREET.

    Job: Replacement of windows, external painterwork, plumberwork and associated repairs.Contractor: J & S McFadyen.Awarded by: Hamilton District Council, Cadzow Street, Hamilton.Value: £394,368. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - LARKHALL, STRATHCLYDE - STRUTHERHILL.

    Job: Replacement of windows.Contractor: W A Wilson (General Contractors).Awarded by: Hamilton District Council, Cadzow Street, Hamilton.Value: £283,653. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - LAURENCEKIRK, GRAMPIAN - GARDENSTON FARM.

    Job: Sewer extension.Contractor: W M Donald.Awarded by: Grampian Regional Council, Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen.Value: £118,573. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - LAURENCEKIRK, GRAMPIAN - PUMPING STATION.

    Job: Sewage disposal scheme, Phase 1A.Contractor: Harper & Tait.Awarded by: Grampian Regional Council, Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen.Value: £549,800. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - LEAMINGTON SPA, WARWICKSHIRE - MYTON ROAD.

    Job: The construction of a two-storey Milestone Restaurant to seat 94 covers.Completion: Work has started for completion by the end of August.Contractor: Crosbee and Atkins, Acorn House, Coventry Road, Warwick.Awarded by: Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries.Value: £1.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - LEEDS, YORKSHIRE - ARMLEY GAOL.

    Job: Refurbishment works to the prison's A wing.Completion: Work has started for completion in June.Contractor: Miller Construction, Drury Lane, Wakefield, Yorkshire.Awarded by: Mowlem Management.Value: £1.3 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - LEEDS, YORKSHIRE - THE HEIGHTS, EAST & WEST, LIDGETT TOWERS.

    Job: Replacement of balcony walkways to tower blocks of council owned flats.Contractor: Thorndell Engineering, Unit 6, Kirk Sandall Industrial Estate, Kirk Sandall, Doncaster, South Yorkshire.Awarded by: Leeds City Council's Housing Committee.Value: £217,751. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - LEICESTER - ST MATTHEWS ESTATE.

    Job: The installation of 271 PVC-u enclosures to the balconies of two multi-storey blocks of flats.Completion: Work has started for completion on June 20.Contractor: Bullock Construction, Northgate, Aldridge, near Walsall, West Midlands.Awarded by: Leicester City Council.Value: £636,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - LOCHWINNOCH, STRATHCLYDE - JOB - DESIGN AND BUILD FOR CLYDE-MUIRSHIEL REGIONAL PARK.

    Contractor: Finwood, Buchanan House, Rossie Place, Auchterarder.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £229,461. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - 4 GREYCOAT PLACE, LONDON SW1P.

    Job: The upgrading and refurbishment of an existing grade II listed building including new out buildings.Contractor: Willmott Dixon Construction London Region, Church Road, Leyton, London.Awarded by: London Fire & Civil Defence Authority.Value: £1,247,296. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - 4-6 CRINAN STREET, LONDON N1.

    Job: The fitting out and refurbishment of an office building, comprising general office areas, staff restaurant and staff facilities arranged over four floors.Completion: Work started on 21 November 1994 and is due to be completed by mid-March 1995.Contractor: Sindall Construction, London.Awarded by: Macmillan Magazines.Value: £1.3 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - HEATHROW AIRPORT.

    Job: To construct a 60 m long, 40 m wide single span, steel portal framed building for use as a cargo premium products facility. It will include a mezzanine floor for office accommodation, rapid rise roller shutter doors and lifting equipment.Completion: Work has started and is scheduled for completion in March 1995.Contractor: Wates Integra.Awarded by: British Airways.Value: £1.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - LIVINGSTONE HOUSE, NEASDEN.

    Job: The second phase in the reconstruction of a hostel for single homeless men comprising the demolition of the old hostel and the construction of a four storey block which will house a further 36 rooms.Contractor: Willmott Dixon Housing Eastern.Awarded by: English Churches Housing Group.Value: £1.25 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - LUTON AIRPORT.

    Job: A project, codenamed SARAH, Southern Airport Road Access, for the construction of approximately 1 km of single carriageway road from Spittlesea Road to the Airport Terminal and a two-span, 80-m long cut and cover underpass constructed under the existing aircraft taxiway.Completion: Work has just started and is due for completion in early 1996.Contractor: Edmund Nuttall.Awarded by: London Luton Airport.Value: £3.8 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - LYTHAM ST ANNES, LANCASHIRE - PETROS HOUSE.

    Job: Contract for the internal fitting out of an offices complex.Completion: Work underway for completion early April, 1995.Contractor: Fearnley Construction, Constance House, 5 Missouri Avenue, Constance House, 5 Missouri Avenue, Eccles New Road, Salford.Awarded by: HM Customs & Excise.Value: £675,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - MANCHESTER - THE AIRPORT.

    Job: The replacement of a concrete taxi way and airfield ground lighting.Completion: Work has started for completion in mid April.Contractor: Galliford Northwest, Crab Lane, Fernhead, Warrington, Cheshire.Awarded by: Manchester Airport.Value: £223,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - MANCHESTER - THE ARNDALE SHOPPING CENTRE.

    Job: Refurbishment works to a department store.Completion: Work has started for completion on September 8.Contractor: Wates Construction North West Region, Kestrel Court, Broadway, Salford Quays, Manchester.Awarded by: W. H. Smith and Son.Value: £1.22 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - MANCHESTER - WILLIAMSON BUILDING, OXFORD ROAD.

    Job: Refurbishment works to the four-storey office and laboratory block.Completion: Work has started for completion in May.Contractor: Tyson Contractors, PO Box 93, Dryden Street, Liverpool, Merseyside.Awarded by: University of Manchester.Value: £800,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - MILTON KEYNES, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE - WESTCROFT DISTRICT CENTRE.

    Job: The design and build of four shell only non-food retail units in one terrace, and one shell only fast food retail unit with drive through facility and 33 car parking spaces.Completion: 25 weeks.Contractor: Bryant Construction.Awarded by: The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society.Value: £1.7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - MOTHERWELL, STRATHCLYDE - JOB - REFURBISHMENT OF LOCAL AUTHORITY HOUSES.

    Contractor: Tarmac Construction, Broxburn.Awarded by: Motherwell District Council, Civic Centre, Motherwell.Value: £570,929. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, TYNE & WEAR - AIDAN HOUSE.

    Job: A project management contract for the refurbishment of a five storey building, including the installation of new heating, VDU lighting, ceilings, partitions, toilets, replacement windows and full redecoration.Completion: 20 weeks.Contractor: Mowlem Facilities Management, Leeds.Awarded by: The Inland Revenue.Value: £1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, TYNE & WEAR - BELLWAY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, WHITLEY ROAD.

    Job: Extension to back dock warehouse, tanker bays and silos.Completion: Work started December 19 for completion 30 April 1995.Contractor: Holly Construction Ltd., Wellington Road, Dunston, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9JL.Awarded by: M.D. Foods.Value: £300,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, TYNE & WEAR - NEWCASTLE QUAYSIDE.

    Job: To construct a 2,940 sq m five storey office building.Completion: 12 months, starting December 1994.Contractor: AMEC Building.Awarded by: Newcastle Quayside Developments.Value: £2.7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, TYNE & WEAR - REGENT FARM ROAD, GOSFORTH.

    Job: The construction of a new single storey Primary School building together with associated external works.Completion: Work starts in January for completion 24 November 1995.Contractor: Holly Construction, Wellington Road, Dunston, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9JL.Awarded by: Reverend Father K. Bolger, St. Charles' Presbytery, Church Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1TX.Value: £882,039. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - NORTH BETHELMIE, GRAMPIAN - JOB - REPLACEMENT WATER SUPPLY.

    Contractor: Northern Construction Services, Aberdeen.Awarded by: Grampian Regional Council, Ashgrove Road West, Aberdeen.Value: £110,983. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - BESTWOOD/STRELLEY AREAS.

    Job: Programme number MR/281 involving the replacement of metal window frames with double glazed PVC-u frames to about 180 council owned houses, phase three.Contractor: Baggaley & Jenkins, Construction House, Hermitage Way, Mansfield Nottinghamshire.Awarded by: Nottingham City Council's Housing Committee.Value: £199,603. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - CRABTREE FARM ESTATE, BULWELL.

    Job: Fourth Phase of environmental improvements to the external curtilages of a council housing estate.Contractor: Craske Building, 8 Coventry Road, Bulwell, Nottingham.Awarded by: Nottingham City Council's Housing Committee.Value: £493,612. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - PLYMOUTH, DEVON - LLOYDS BANK, ROYAL PARADE.

    Job: To provide a corporate refit involving alterations and refurbishment of the five storey building including provision of an enlarged open plan banking layout, conversion and refurbishment of the basement, conversion and refurbishment of the third floor to provide further training and welfare facilities and upgrading all three lifts servicing the building.Completion: Work has started with completion due in the autumn of 1995.Contractor: Sleeman, Plymouth.Awarded by: Lloyds Bank.Value: 
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - READING, BERKSHIRE - THE UNIVERSITY OF READING.

    Job: To build a four storey language Resource Centre comprising five seminar rooms, five classrooms, two computer rooms,a library and staff facilities, as well as a commercial book shop.Completion: Work has started and is scheduled for completion in August 1995.Contractor: Wates Construction.Awarded by: The University of Reading.Value: £1.3 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - REDDITCH, HEREFORD AND WORCESTER - PLOT 7, RAVENSBANK BUSINESS PARK, RAVENSBANK ROAD.

    Job: The construction of a factory and offices complex.Completion: Work has started for completion on June 12.Contractor: Wates Construction, 100 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands.Awarded by: Marley UK.Value: £1.51 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - RENFREW, STRATHCLYDE - JOB - INSTALLATION OF TENANT CONTROLLED DOOR ENTRY SYSTEMS.

    Contractor: Robertson Accommodation, Paisley.Awarded by: Renfrew District Council, Cotton Street, Paisley.Value: £176,681. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - RENFREW, STRATHCLYDE - JOB - UPGRADING OF PLAY AREAS THROUGHOUT TOWN.

    Contractor: Stewart Landscapes, Carmunnock.Awarded by: Renfrew District Council, Cotton Street, Paisley.Value: £122,680. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - RICHMOND, SURREY - ROYAL STAR & GARTER HOME, RICHMOND HILL.

    Job: The refurbishment of Ward D1 including mechanical and electrical services.Contractor: Willmott Dixon Construction London Region, Church Road, Leyton, London E10.Awarded by: Royal Star & Garter Home.Value: £374,448. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - ROCHDALE, GREATER MANCHESTER - OGDEN MILL, NEWHEY.

    Job: The construction of a 400 m length of road and a bridge.Completion: Work has started for completion by the end of March.Contractor: Greenbooth Group of Companies, Hunt Lane, Chadderton, Oldham, Greater Manchester.Awarded by: P.W.D. Greenhalgh and Company (Bleachers and Dyers).Value: £240,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - RUGBY, WARWICKSHIRE - OVERSLADE LANE.

    Job: The construction of a two-storey, 66-bed nursing home.Completion: Work has started for completion in October.Contractor: Crosbee and Atkins, Acorn House, Coventry Road, Warwick.Awarded by: Westminster Healthcare.Value: £1.4 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - RUNCORN, CHESHIRE - SALT UNION, WESTON POINT.

    Job: Civil works for a proposed combined heat and power plant.Completion: Work has started for completion on October 30.Contractor: Trafalgar House Construction (Regions), PO Box 43, Green Lane, Warrington, Cheshire.Awarded by: John Brown Engineering.Value: £2.1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - SALFORD, GREATER MANCHESTER - LIME COURT.

    Job: The replacement of windows with upvc units to a five-storey block of flats.Completion: Anticipated start date is in February for completion in June.Contractor: G. and J. Seddon, Coronation Building, Little Hulton, Worsley, Manchester.Awarded by: Salford City Council.Value: £170,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - SEAHAM, TYNE AND WEAR - NORTH RAILWAY STREET.

    Job: The construction of a Type 600 Series supermarket together with external works and drainage.Completion: Work starts in January with a contract period of 20 weeks.Contractor: Bowey Construction, Albany Court, Monarch Road, Newcastle Business Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE4 7YB.Awarded by: Aldi Stores, Holly Lane, Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 2SQ.Value: £656,080. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - SHREWSBURY, SHROPSHIRE - LONG ROW, HOOK-A-GATE.

    Job: The construction of three 2-bedroom houses and refurbishment works to three houses.Completion: Work has started for completion by the end of May.Contractor: Frank Galliers, 44 Longner Street, Mountfields, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.Awarded by: Focus Housing Association.Value: £250,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - SHREWSBURY, SHROPSHIRE - MEOLE BRACE SPORTS HALL, LONGDEN ROAD.

    Job: The construction of an extension to the sports hall and the creation of changing rooms, also the provision of additional car parking facilities.Completion: Work has started for completion in June.Contractor: Frank Galliers, 44 Longner Street, Mountfields, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.Awarded by: Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council.Value: £360,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - SLALEY, NORTHUMBERLAND - SLALEY HALL HOTEL AND LEISURE COMPLEX.

    Job: The design and construction of a single storey extension to provide new golf clubhouse facilities and pro's shop, alterations to hotel main entrance and courtyard, provision of upgraded conservatory to old Hall building to provide gymnasium and additional changing facilities.Completion: Work starts 30 January with sectional completion up to 16 June 1995.Contractor: Newton Moor Construction, Esh Road, Ushaw Moor, Co. Durham, DH7 7PN.Awarded by: Elliot Projects.Value: £610,000. CONSTR
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - STANSTED, ESSEX - THE AIRPORT.

    Job: A design and build contract for the construction of a stalk-mounted visual control room and an associated building.Completion: Work has started for completion on October 29.Contractor: Trafalgar House Construction (Regions), Trust House, 3-4 Trust Court, Chivers Way, Histon, Cambridge.Awarded by: The Civil Aviation Authority.Value: £3.1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - STOCKTON ON TEES, CLEVELAND - PRESTON FARM INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

    Job: The design and construction of the first phase of a new headquarters development comprising of a two-storey office block, stores building and technical building all in traditional construction.Completion: Work starts January for completion November 1995.Contractor: Wiltshier Construction, The Woodlands, 91 Woodlands Road, Darlington, Co. Durham. DL3 7UA.Awarded by: Comcast Teesside Ltd.Value: £3.1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - STOCKTON ON TEES, CLEVELAND - PRESTON FARM INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

    Job: To design and build the first phase of a new complex comprising a 6,000 sq m development which includes 3,500 sq m of offices.Completion: Work has just started and is due for completion by November 1995.Contractor: Wiltshier Construction (Teesside).Awarded by: Comcast Teesside.Value: £3.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - STOCKTON ON TEES, CLEVELAND.

    Job - The construction of a new letter delivery office comprising a steel frame, metal clad building which will house two-storey offices with the majority of the 2,400 sq m floor space for letter sorting.Completion: Work has just started and is due for completion in June this year.Contractor: Kier North East.Awarded by: Royal Mail Property Holdings.Value: £1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - STOKE-ON-TRENT, STAFFORDSHIRE - CROSSHEATH AND BUCKNALL TERRITORIAL ARMY CENTRES.

    Job: Re-roofing works to two storage buildings at separate sites.Completion: Work has started for completion in mid May.Contractor: Frank Galliers, 44 Longner Street, Mountfields, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.Awarded by: The Territorial Army.Value: £160,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - STOKE-ON-TRENT, STAFFORDSHIRE - STRONGFORD BRIDGE.

    Job: Refurbishment and strengthening works to the road bridge.Completion: Work has started for completion by the end of April.Contractor: Droitwich Construction, Unit C, Navigation Road, Trow Way, Diglis Estate, Worcester.Awarded by: Staffordshire County Council.Value: £214,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - STONEHOUSE, STRATHCLYDE - JOB - CONSTRUCTION OF BYPASS ROAD CORRIDOR AND PHASE 1, LANDSCAPE WORKS.

    Contractor: Lanrec Contracts, Motherwell.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £384,235. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - STRATHCLYDE - LANARK NORTH.

    Job: Maintenance of trunk road bridges for 1994/5.Contractor: Roads Direct, Lanark Central.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £342,712. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - SUNDERLAND, TYNE AND WEAR - TEDDINGTON SQUARE, THORNEY CLOSE.

    Job: The construction of nine aged persons bungalows and associated external works.Completion: Work started for completion May 1995.Contractor: Kendall Cross Holdings, Mill House, West Road, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9SG.Awarded by: Anchor Housing Association.Value: £330,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - SWINDON, WILTSHIRE - HAYDON LEIGH PRIMARY SCHOOL, HAYDON COURT DRIVE, HAYDON WICK.

    Job: The construction of a single-storey, eight-classroom primary school.Completion: Work has started for completion in October.Contractor: Moss Construction Southern, 96 Leckhampton Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.Awarded by: Wiltshire County Council.Value: £1.32 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - TEAM VALLEY, TYNE & WEAR - TEAM VALLEY.

    Job: A design and construct contract consisting of three production units, associated office area totalling 4,400 sq m and the fit out of one unit for Valley Digital Technology.Completion: Work has started and is due for completion in July 1995.Contractor: Miller Conder Projects.Awarded by: Easter Properties.Value: £2.3 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - WALSALL, WEST MIDLANDS - BRACE STREET, CALDMORE.

    Job: The construction of 10 five-bedroom, three-storey houses, a two-bedroom bungalow, a one-bedroom bungalow and an infill scheme over a linked walkway to provide a flat.Completion: Anticipated start date is in February for completion in October.Contractor: Kendrick Construction, Tasker Street, Walsall, West Midlands.Awarded by: Caldmore Housing Association.Value: £675,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - WALSALL, WEST MIDLANDS - JENNER HOUSE, BEECHDALE.

    Job: The construction of 24 one-bedroom sheltered flats in a three-storey block.Completion: Work has started for completion in November.Contractor: Wygar Construction, 22 Broadway North, Walsall, West Midlands.Awarded by: Accord Housing Management.Value: £1.18 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - WARRINGTON, CHESHIRE - WARRINGTON HOSPITAL.

    Job: Alteration works to the radiography department.Completion: Work has started for completion by the end of May.Contractor: Galliford Northwest, Crab Lane, Fernhead, Warrington, Cheshire.Awarded by: Warrington Hospital NHS Trust.Value: £144,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - WEYBRIDGE, SURREY - WEYBRIDGE.

    Job: The design and construction of new environmental testing and research facilities.Contractor: Shepherd.Awarded by: The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF).Value: £2.8 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - WIRRAL, MERSEYSIDE - BEBINGTON.

    Job: Civil works for a proposed Esters plant.Completion: Work has started for completion in April.Contractor: Trafalgar House Construction (Regions), PO Box 43, Green Lane, Warrington, Cheshire.Awarded by: Unichema Chemicals.Value: £310,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - WOLDINGHAM, SURREY - DUKES DENE GOLF CLUB.

    Job: The construction of a new two storey golf clubhouse, providing some 1,088 sq m of floor space and constructed of loadbearing blockwork, clad in traditional style, with brick and flint walls.Completion: Work has started and is due for completion in June 1995.Contractor: Higgs & Hill Design & Build.Awarded by: Mizno-Gumi Company Limited of Tokyo.Value: £1.44 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: CONTRACTS - WOLVERHAMPTON, WEST MIDLANDS - BURTON ROAD, HEATH TOWN.

    Job: External enveloping repair works including the replacement of doors and windows, to 124 dwellings.Completion: Work has started for completion on June 30.Contractor: Bullock Construction, Northgate, Aldridge, near Walsall, West Midlands.Awarded by: Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council.Value: £492,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: COSTAIN BEATS NUTTALL TO £27M FELIXSTOWE TASK.

    Tilbury Douglas Construction is to build Barclaycard's new £50 million headquarters at the Northampton Business Park.The 6 ha site will contain a three/four-storey building of 3,500 sq m, a multi-deck car park for 950 cars, surface parking for 450 cars, and an artificial lake of 0.5 ha to supply water to the building's air conditioning system.Environmental considerations figured prominently in Barclay Property Holding's brief for the project, based on the British Council of Offices' guid
  • 19Jan95 UK: COUNCILS ORDER EXTRACTION CUTS.

    Councils in south-east England have ordered an across-the-board cut of 10 per cent in sand and gravel extraction in each county, in line with government policy issued last year.The cut will reduce total annual extraction from 31 million to 28 million tonnes.And the bank of land with valid planning permission for future sand and gravel extraction is being cut from that needed to meet 10 years' supply to seven years.The decisions come from Serplan, the body representing all south eastern counci
  • 19Jan95 UK: DANDRIDGE TO SERVICE HONDA USERS.

    Dandridge Plant Sales now offers sales and service support for all Honda users six days a week, throughout south-east England, regardless of origin. The service covers all Honda petrol and diesel equipment from 1.49 to 14.91 kW.TEL 01233 634471CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: DIAMANT AT THE CUTTING EDGE.

    Diamant Boart is launching the FS600T mid-range floor saw, the Crocodile block splitter and an expanded range of tile and flooring equipment at Hirex.
  • 19Jan95 UK: DIMAR BLADE DOES WITHOUT LUBRICANT.

    THE Dimar MetalSaw TCT metal cutting circular saw blade from Carbide Tipped Tools does not require coolant or lubricant.Advanced plate design and a newly developed tungsten carbide material are claimed to give the blade a number of advantages over conventional models. These include a fine, high quality and burr-free cut, without sparks or surface burn.The MetalSaw blade is 305 mm dia and operates at speeds up to 1,800 rpm. Applications include the cutting of steel pipe and bar up to 20 mm dia
  • 19Jan95 UK: DONCASTER GIVES NOD FOR GOLF AND HOMES COMPLEX.

    Doncaster council has given the planning go-ahead for a £200 million PGA European Tour golf, leisure, business and housing complex on a 900 ha greenfield site at Rossington Hall.But the scheme, which contravenes green belt plans, will have to go to a public inquiry.Planning permission was granted to Rossington Hall Investments despite opposition from the Government's regional office and the Ministry of Agriculture over the loss of green belt and prime agricultural land.The Council for th
  • 19Jan95 UK: DOT FIRES STARTING PISTOL ON FIRST FOUR DBFO JOBS.

  • 19Jan95 UK: DRIVER LASHES OUT AT SLOPPY CRANE SAFETY.

  • 19Jan95 UK: DYNAPAC TO SHOW NEW EQUIPMENT AT HIREX.

    DYNAPAC has plenty of new compaction equipment to show at Hirex, including rollers, compactors and screeds. The CC92 is a 1.5 tonne tandem vibratory roller with a drum width of 90 cm.The machine is powered by a twin cylinder Hatz diesel engine.Also using Hatz power the LP850P is the latest pedestrian padfoot compactor from Dynapac. The machine can be used with manual controls or a cable or full infra-red remote control system. The firm claims low noise and good traction as the machine's prime
  • 19Jan95 UK: EDITORIAL - FIRMS DESPAIR OF PROSPECTS IN UK.

  • 19Jan95 UK: EDITORIAL - LEST WE FORGET OUR PROGRESS.

    THE Richter scale which measures earthquake forces is a logarithmic scale that makes comparisons between different events difficult to comprehend.The quake that hit Japan on Tuesday measured 7.2; the shock of the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima nearly 50 years ago was the equivalent of 6.3 on the Richter scale - in order of magnitude, about a tenth of the force.With events of this kind, the wonder is as much that the death and destruction were not greater, as it is about the forces of nature t
  • 19Jan95 UK: ESAB LAUNCHES ARC WELDING AC PAIR - AC POWER SUPPLIES.

    Two square wave AC power supplies for submerged arc welding have been announced by Esab.Called TAE 800 and TAE 1250, both units are compatible with the PEG 1 process control units used in the Esab A2 and A6 automated welding systems.The company claims that the new power supplies give good arc striking characteristics, while the AC welding eliminates arc blow and helps to achieve high productivity.Voltage drop compensation enables welding cables of up to 25 m long to be used.The TAE 800 unit o
  • 19Jan95 UK: EURO DIRECTIVE LEADS TO CONTRACT CONFUSION.

    A NEW European directive could force house builders to rewrite their conveyancing contracts, landing them in a legal minefield.The Unfair Contract Terms Directive comes into force in July.But the Government is refusing to make it clear whether or not it applies to conveyancing. And the House Builders Federation is due to meet trade minister Earl Ferrers next week in a bid to sort out the confusion.Under the directive, aggrieved buyers can have individual contract terms declared unfair by a co
  • 19Jan95 UK: EUROTOWERS TO HIT HEADY HEIGHTS.

    Northampton-based Euro Towers will have its new Klikfold one-person scaffold tower on show at Hirex. Managing director Tony Williams, Britain's BSI/PASMA representative on the international committee which drafted the European Standard HD1004, will be on the stand to advise tower users with any problems they may have.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: FCEC ANGER OVER COUNCIL CONTRACTS.

    THE Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors is to complain to environment secretary John Gummer about the way 20 councils have drawn up their new highway maintenance contracts.The FCEC will say in a letter next week that the contracts involve so much work that only a handful of contractors have the resources to undertake them.It believes councils are trying to protect direct labour organisations which used to be awarded the work without outside competition. This exemption ended last year.
  • 19Jan95 UK: FIRM FINED FOR ASBESTOS WORK - ROLLS ROYCE.

    ROLLS Royce Nuclear Engineering Services has been fined £1,500 following the removal of asbestos at its city centre plant in Wolverhampton.Part of the company car park was contaminated after seven tonnes of brown asbestos-insulated pipework was stripped out, magistrates were told.And the method used to transport the unwanted asbestos posed a serious threat to public health.Two subcontractors face related charges. Their hearing has been adjourned until February 6. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: FIRST TIME FOR SANDHURST MINI-EXCAVATOR.

    The Sandhurst Group will show its 1.4 ton MX14.1 mini-excavator for the first time at Hirex. The firm will also have the latest model of its Starlifter CX220 mini crane fitted with a three-piece boom.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: FLEXING THE PEX - WILLIAM DAVIS COMMERCIAL.

    William Davis Commercial has won a £6 million contract to redevelop Leicester's Pex Building as part of a £37.5 million City Challenge scheme.The five-storey building at West Bridge will have an exhibition centre, art gallery, restaurant, offices, flats and a terrace.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: GAS CONNECTION FOR LIGHTS TOWER - THI.

    The Giraffe on-site lighting tower from THI is now available as a Calor Gas fuelled unit.Advantages claimed for the liquefied petroleum gas powered system include lower emissions and noise levels, longer intervals between refuelling and greater site safety.The system is also particularly suitable for late night work in residential or sensitive areas.A 700 W Suzuki generator, converted to run on Calor Gas, supplies the power.The whole unit, including the Suzuki generator and Calor Gas 13 kg cy
  • 19Jan95 UK: GMB ON RECRUITMENT DRIVE.

    General union GMB starts a major recruitment drive in the construction industry next week.Five recruitment officers will be working full-time with instructions to target non-unionised sites in London and the south-east.The union is reluctant to set a target for how many members it wants to attract, but there is plenty of scope for growth.The GMB has around 15,000 members in the industry, compared with an estimated 600,000 non-union construction workers.A GMB spokeswoman said: 'This is not a s
  • 19Jan95 UK: GREEN BELT REVISION - GUMMER TO REVISE PLANNING POLICY GUIDELINES.

    Environment secretary John Gummer will bring out revised planning policy guidelines for green belts next month.The aim is to concentrate shopping and other developments in towns and cities by toughening up current rules.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: GREEN LIGHT FOR TRAFFIC SYSTEM LAUNCH.

    Staffordshire Public Works (SPW) will unveil the Silent Knight mobile traffic light system. The unit has a diesel powered generator on board which charges a battery pack. This battery source can then power the traffic lights for up to 16 hours a day without any noise at all.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: GREENOCK SHIPBUILDING CENTRE TO BE REDEVELOPED - LEISURE.

    A £60 Million scheme to redevelop the former shipbuilding centre at Greenock, Strathclyde, is being promoted by Inverclyde District Council and Renfrewshire Enterprise.A £12.5 million leisure complex will include swimming pools and an ice dome.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: HANDHELD FILTRATION SYSTEM - PARKER HANNIFIN.

    A handheld off-line filtration system for petroleum-based and water emulsion fluids is now available from Parker Hannifin.Called Guardian, the system has a Gerotor pump, powered by a heavy duty 240 V motor. The equipment can handle a wide range of fluid viscosities at flow rates up to 15 litres/min.Viton seals allow the working temperature to rise up to 80 deg C.High capacity filter elements are available from 3 to 74 microns, and Pargel water removal media can be used with the system. An int
  • 19Jan95 UK: HAYWOOD SHOWS OFF CUT-OFF RANGE.

    Haywood Abrasives will be showing its production range of reinforced cutting-off wheels with diameters of 70-400 mm. They cover all applications from metals to stone. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: HEAT IS ON IN RADCLIFFE - FERGUSON WILLIAMS TO PROJECT MANAGE CHP FOR SCOTTISH HYDRO ELECTRIC.

    Ferguson Williams is to project manage and design a £16 million combined heat and power (CHP) station for Scottish Hydro-Electric.The 18 MW plant, based on two ETG Tornado gas-turbines, will be built on the East Lancashire Paper Mill site at Radcliffe, Manchester.The mill will use 8.5 MW of electricity; the rest will be sold to England and Wales.Ferguson Williams has engineered two other CHP plants for Scottish Hydro-Electric, one at Dover and the other at Runcorn, Cheshire. CONSTRUCTION
  • 19Jan95 UK: HERE FOR ETERNIT - SWISS CLADDING LAUNCHED.

    Eternit has introduced Swiss Cladding - a 'miniature' cladding system for domestic buildings - to Britain. The system uses overlapping boards to create the effect of traditional brickwork. It is for use as rainscreen cladding and is made in panels of 300 mm x 600 mm.Eternit TEL 01763 260421CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: HIGGS & HILL TAKES A WORKLOAD OF LEISURE.

    HIGGS & HILL is set for a further batch of work in the next few months building leisure complexes for developer THI of Chester.Two projects have been announced, both to be operated by Warner Brothers in east London.The larger, worth about £25 million, is at Beckton on a 6 ha site at the A406/A13 junction. The completion date is Easter 1997.It will include an 11-screen multiplex cinema, a hotel, a 36-lane bowling alley, car parks and restaurants. THI describes the 14,000 sq m development
  • 19Jan95 UK: HILTI PLANS TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER SERVICE.

  • 19Jan95 UK: HIREX '95 - HITACHI POWER TOOLS.

    Hitachi Power Tools will have plenty to show with the national launch of its pneumatic staplers and nailers for the construction industry.The firm is already one of the main suppliers of electric nailers and staplers in the UK.Other new products will include the CL10D stud cutter, DS10DV cordless drill, CD12F dry cut metal saw and the DC120 diamond core drill. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: HIREX '95 - JLG INDUSTRIES TO SHOW NEW LIFTS.

    JLG Industries has two new electric-powered scissor lifts at the show and an up-graded range of AccessMaster personnel lifts. The CM3369 and CM3969 scissors, at 12 m and 13.8 m respectively, top off the nine-model scissor range. They have JLG's direct drive system, which is said to double the single charge duty cycle of a comparable machine.They also have proportional control, variable lift speed, a moveable platform level control box with a 1.8 m umbilical cord and a 1.23 m roll out deck ext
  • 19Jan95 UK: HIREX '95 PREVIEW.

    Following the success of the backhoe loader Leg-Lock and the mini excavator Boom-Lock, Lincmaster will have five additional anti-theft devices at Hirex. The Stabilizer-Lok is tailored to individual makes of telehandler, locking to an extended stabiliser leg to prevent machine movement.Breaker-Lok is designed to secure a hydraulic breaker, or bucket, to the host machine.And Towbar-Lok securely locks towed plant to the host towing vehicle, whether it is using a ball or eye fitting.Kingpin-Lok t
  • 19Jan95 UK: HI-TEC RECEIVERS - HI-TEC PROFILES CALLS IN RECEIVERS.

    Administrative receivers have been called in at double-glazing window maker Hi-Tec Profiles of Tamworth, Staffordshire. The firm has a turnover of £3.5 million and employs 70.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: HOWDEN ANNOUNCES RISE IN PRE-TAX PROFITS.

    HOWDEN, the Glasgow-based engineer which makes tunnel boring machines, has unveiled a 12 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £10.6 million in the half ending October.Its order book had risen by £22 million to £193 million and the firm said the improvement had continued into the third quarter. But market conditions remained competitive, particularly in Europe.Profits improved at Howden's construction and mining equipment division thanks to rationalisation at its German drilling
  • 19Jan95 UK: HPG GRAB - CAMLOK.

    THE HPG grab from Camlok lifts standard horizontal steel plates 1,250 mm wide and up to 44 mm thick. The grab has a safe working load of 1 tonne and can handle single plates or plate bundles to the same dimensions.The plate is gripped in three positions and the grab can be used by a single operator. The clamp is fitted with an automatic open/close device which allows the grab to be suspended from its own centre of gravity in the open position.CamlokTel:0244 375375. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: HSE CHIEFS GIVE NATM ALL-CLEAR FOR LONDON CLAY.

    USE OF the controversial New Austrian Tunnelling Method in London clay has received the all-clear from the Health and Safety Executive.Last week the HSE gave London Underground permission to resume some of the NATM sections of the Jubilee Line extension (JLE).Work was suspended last October following the collapse of NATM tunnels on the Heathrow Express.The HSE's go-ahead for a limited restart on work is being hailed as a victory by supporters of the tunnelling method.Airport operator BAA's pr
  • 19Jan95 UK: IMPORT TAX COULD HIT KOREAN PLANT FIRMS.

  • 19Jan95 UK: INGERSOLL-RAND TO SHOW PRODUCT LAUNCHES.

    Plates and rollers lead the product launches on the Ingersoll-Rand stand. The company will show the Sicomm 10S articulated tandem vibratory roller and the HX-30 single direction compaction plate.The 10S roller, which is being distributed in Britain by I-R, but built in Italy by Safer/ Sicomm, has 700 mm wide drums and weighs 1.1 tonnes. It has a hydraulic centre pivot and an offset facility for the rear drum.Linear static load on both drums is 7.85 kg/cm and the roller has a nominal amplitude
  • 19Jan95 UK: INSPECTORS TO POLICE CONDAM.

    An extra 20 inspectors are being deployed by the Health and Safety Executive to police the new Construction Design and Management (Condam) regulations which come into force on March 31.A code of practice for contractors and guidelines on implementing the new safety laws will be issued by the HSE next month.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: INSULATION CASH - FIGURES.

    THE home energy efficiency scheme gave out 270,000 grants with an average value of £153 each last year, environment minister Robert Jones told parliament last week.The scheme helps people aged over 60 - or drawing social security - to insulate and draught-proof their homes. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: INSULATION CASH - FIGURES.

  • 19Jan95 UK: INSULATION FIRM IN GEC BATTLE - INSULTEC.

    An insulation subcontractor is suing electrical giant GEC Alsthom for more than £1.5 million in connection with work carried out at Sellafield for British Nuclear Fuels.GEC Alsthom awarded the insulation work to west London-based Insultec in September 1992.The completion date was set for the end of the year but the work was not completed until November 1993.Insultec's High Court writ accuses GEC Alsthom of failing to make work areas available and failing to pay its monthly accounts.The w
  • 19Jan95 UK: I-R KNOWS DRILL FOR REPAIRS.

    INGERSOLL-RAND's latest air drill from is made for maintenance and repair work in off-highway vehicle and industrial applications.The 7804R drill is powered by a 0.37 kW, 1,200 rpm motor. It is a reversible, angled model for working in tight corners. There is a variable speed throttle to make hole-starting an easy operation, and a forward/reverse valve that locks in both directions to prevent accidental changes in direction. Other features include a rear exhaust that directs exhaust air away
  • 19Jan95 UK: ITALIAN STEEL FABRICATOR DENIES BUYING WORK - CIMOLAI.

    ITALIAN steel fabricator Cimolai is angrily denying allegations of buying work and using subsidised steel to gain a foothold in the British market.In the latest round of the row over foreign fabricators working in Britain, managing director Luigi Cimolai said suggestions of government support were 'completely wrong'.He told Construction News his company had won work fairly in the UK by pricing its plate steel competitively on the international market.The row has been simmering since the 1980s
  • 19Jan95 UK: JACKERS'S JOURNAL - 'SPOT THE HOLE IN THE ROAD'.

  • 19Jan95 UK: JCB CELEBRATES RECORD SALES.

    JCB has reported its best year ever, with sales of more than 18,000 machines in Britain in 1994 - almost 50 per cent more than in 1993.Exports went up by 50 per cent, with 10,800 units - 60 per cent of total production - being sold overseas.Sales were strong in the US, Asia and Europe, with those in France, Italy and Germany particularly good.Staff were awarded a £700 tax-free bonus under the Staffordshire firm's profit-related pay scheme. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: JOHN MOWLEM TO REFURBISH TIME AND LIFE BUILDING, LONDON.

    John Mowlem is carrying out a £7.1 million refurbishment and extension of the Time & Life Building in New Bond Street, London. The client is AMP Asset Management.
  • 19Jan95 UK: KALLIOPE INTRODUCES UGLAND INDUSTRIER CABIN UNIT.

    Kalliope (UK) has introduced the Norwegian-made Ugland Industrier Mult-Cabin accommodation unit to Britain. The cabin can be unfolded quickly from a flat pack and sited without special foundations.Each unit is about 400 mm high in its flat pack condition, and they can be stacked eight high for transportation. The packs can be positioned by crane or helicopter and can be moved into position on their side when access is limited.When erected, the units measure 5.4 m long, 2.4 m wide, 2.54 m high
  • 19Jan95 UK: KEATING ON BUILDING CONTRACTS - LAW.

  • 19Jan95 UK: KRANZLE UK ANNOUNCES 2+2 PUSH-ALONG SWEEPER.

    Kranzle UK has announced the 2+2 push-along sweeper for car parks, forecourts, walkways and workshop floors.Designed as an alternative to expensive engine or battery-powered models, the 17 kg sweeper can be used in areas where powered machines are either too large or too heavy.The sweeper has two feeding brushes at the front and two intermeshing internal roller brushes.The system is claimed to pick up all sorts of waste ranging from matchsticks to full cans of drink.Kranzle UKTEL 01865 341841
  • 19Jan95 UK: KYLE STEWART TAKES FLOORS AT SELFRIDGES.

    Kyle Stewart has taken a £10 million contract to modernise three floors of Selfridges store in Oxford Street, London. The 37-week job includes a new bridge link, new escalators and remodelling of retail areas.
  • 19Jan95 UK: LABOUR GOVERNMENT WOULDN'T SCARE OFF INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS.

    A Labour government would not scare off international investors from ploughing money into London property developments.A worldwide poll by property consultant Richard Ellis showed 68 per cent of investors would be unaffected by a Labour victory.Ten per cent of those polled would invest more.John Slade, Ellis's head of city investment, said: 'The property industry no longer seems to mind which party we have in power.' CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: LABOUR MOVE CLOUDS BR CIVILS SELL-OFF.

    LABOUR will consider re-nationalising British Rail's 30,000-strong civil engineering division if it wins the next general election.British Rail Infrastructure Services has already been divided into infrastructure and maintenance units in preparation for sale to private sector contractors and consultants.But Labour's commitment to renationalising the railways will cast a dark cloud over the sell-off, which is due to start in earnest in the next few weeks.A Labour party spokesman said: 'We want
  • 19Jan95 UK: LABOUR MPS IN CALL TO STOP TH'S NORTHERN ELECTRIC BID.

    A GROUP of 36 Labour MPs has called on Michael Heseltine, president of the Board of Trade, to stop construction giant Trafalgar House's bid for Northern Electric.Trafalgar's £1.2 billion hostile bid last month marked the first attempted takeover of any of the 12 regional electricity companies created when the industry was privatised in 1990. The company said that Northern would fit with its power engineering skills and knowledge of overseas markets.But analysts suspect that Trafalgar's m
  • 19Jan95 UK: LACK OF HUMANITY IS DRIVING WORKERS AWAY.

  • 19Jan95 UK: LAID IN TAIWAN - HARDWICK CONSTRUCTION TILERS.

    A team of expert tilers has finally arrived from Taiwan to add the finishing touches to a £5 million office block in Telford.Local contractor Hardwick Construction had to employ the highly skilled workers to lay intricate tiles on a pagoda-style roof designed as the showpiece of a new building for Taiwanese computer giant Enta Technologies. But work at the Stafford Park Industrial estate was held up for a month over Christmas and New Year while officials at the Home Office dithered over
  • 19Jan95 UK: LANDSLIDE GUIDE.

    CONSTRUCTION minister Lord Ullswater has published new planning guidance on how developers can avoid areas at risk from landslides. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: LEGAL - JCT80 CONTRACT.

  • 19Jan95 UK: LEGAL LINK - MASONS.

    Construction law specialist Masons is linking up with American legal firm Pepper, Hamilton and Scheetz to offer advice on projects worldwide.The American construction specialist has offices across the former Soviet Union. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: LIGHTWEIGHT, MULTIPURPOSE SAW - ERRUT PRODUCTS.

    ERRUT Products offers a lightweight, multipurpose saw that can be converted from a floor saw to a handheld model within seconds.Power is provided by a 2.6 kW pneumatic motor. In its Trident floor saw form, the unit weighs 32 kg and can cut asphalt or concrete to a depth of 82 mm. It is particularly useful for asphalt repair work. By releasing a clamp bracket and changing the air hose system, the unit converts into the Scimitar handheld saw, which weighs 12 kg, and can be used for cutting a wi
  • 19Jan95 UK: LINCOLN RELAUNCHES WELDING RANGE.

    Lincoln Electric (UK) has relaunched its range of welding generators. Power is supplied by either Perkins or Kubota water-cooled diesel engines and outputs are 250, 300 and 400 A.TEL 0114 2872401CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: LOOK TO SOUTH AMERICA, HESELTINE TELLS INDUSTRY.

    LATIN America should be the export target for construction companies this year.Launching a government-backed trade push into the region on Tuesday, President of the Board of Trade Michael Heseltine told delegates: 'It is no good for construction companies to all rush off to the Far East.'It's horses for courses. When everybody is going into one market, that is the time to go somewhere else.'Trade minister Richard Needham added: 'I would particularly ask construction companies to send a senior
  • 19Jan95 UK: MADE TO MEASURE FOR CONTROLS INDUSTRY.

    THE building controls industry now has its own standard method of measurement for the first time.Quantity surveyor Baker Mallett believes the new document should be used alongside the BEMS standard specification and the BSRIA standard procedures to provide a complete package for contractors and consultants.Baker Mallett has spent the past 12 months producing the Standard Method of Measurement.It is designed for use by clients to produce tender documents for building energy management systems.
  • 19Jan95 UK: MAKITA LAUNCHES NEW DRILL.

    MAKITA now offers a 15 mm, 500 W hammer drill with a revised motor design for improved power and torque, and a fan designed to provide better motor cooling. The HP 1500 has a changeover switch for a choice of rotary or rotary/percussion action, and a forward/reverse switch located so that it can be operated by either hand. Maximum drilling sizes are 15 mm dia in masonry, 13 mm in metal and 25 mm in wood. The 1.7 kg drill has a variable no-load speed of 0 to 2,500 rpm and percussion is from 0
  • 19Jan95 UK: MARYLEBONE HQ - BANQUE PARIBAS.

    Banque Paribas is to build a seven-storey, 35,000 sq m headquarters for its investment banking operations on a 1 ha site beside Marylebone railway station in London. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: MELROE SIGNS UP NEW DEALERSHIPS.

    Melroe Europe has taken on four new dealers for the Bobcat equipment line. A T Wilde of Shrewsbury will cover Shropshire and Staffordshire, Severnside Bobcat in Birmingham takes on the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and parts of Hereford and Worcester. B S BS Russell Plant of Maidstone will sell machinery in south London, Kent, Sussex and Surrey and Shilston Plant Services of Plymouth will cover Devon and Cornwall.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: MOVES ON WHEELCHAIR ACCESS ANGER BUILDERS.

    HOUSE builders are fuming over plans to change the Building Regulations to improve access to new homes for people in wheelchairs.They believe the vast majority of potential buyers do not want homes equipped for disabled people.And the house builders argue that the Government has grossly underestimated the cost implications.Proposed alterations to the regulations require access to a suitable entrance, wider external and internal doors, turning spaces, ground floor toilets, more easily-accessib
  • 19Jan95 UK: NEW HAND-OPERATED OIL DRUM VALVE FROM AGRIEMACH.

    Tappo is a new hand-operated oil drum valve from Agriemach. Designed for the safe extraction of the contents of oil drums and similar liquid containers, the manufacturer claims Tappo provides an easy, leakproof, no-spill way to empty barrels on their side.The valve is used with the standard two-inch BSP Trisure metal plug and neck. Its discharge port can be converted into an inlet port for refilling drums by rotating the whole unit through 180 deg.The company says product contamination is not
  • 19Jan95 UK: NEW POWER GENERATION AIMS HIGH - HONDA POWER EQUIPMENT.

    Honda Power Equipment is hoping to head straight to the top of the plant hire power generation market with the launch of a complete range of generators. The firm is keeping the details to itself but you can expect something big.Honda will also release a petrol engined 50 mm multi-purpose pump, the WMP20X, which can be used for both water and chemical applications. Powered by a 5.5 PS Honda engine the pump will discharge up to 990 litres/hour.Hirex will also be the first opportunity for many t
  • 19Jan95 UK: NIKE HYDRAULICS STARTS UP UK ARM.

    Swedish hydraulics maker Nike Hydraulics has formed a UK subsidiary, Nike Power Equipment, under a joint-venture with Price Engineering (Birmingham). The company supplies a range of products, including jacks, hydraulic and pneumatic lifting equipment, to the automotive/industrial and commercial vehicle markets.TEL 0121 772 5065CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: NIMBUS PUTS 13 KG DRILLING RIG ON SHOW.

    The EL450 is the latest lightweight diamond drilling rig from Nimbus Diamond Tool and Machine Company. The EL450 weighs just 13 kg, and has been designed to carry the Nimbus range of wet and dry cutting diamond core drills.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: NIREX TO PATENT SPECIAL CEMENT GROUT.

    Nirex, the radioactive waste disposal company, has applied to patent a special cement grout with which it intends to entomb radioactive waste 700 m below ground.The grout - called Nirex Reference Vault Backfill - will be set around packaged intermediate-level waste in underground caverns. A site near Sellafield (formerly Windscale) in Cumbria is currently being investigated.The grout, which will be poured around stacked stainless steel canisters containing the waste, has to satisfy some deman
  • 19Jan95 UK: NON-STOP POWER FOR 24 HOURS FROM SCORPION.

    The PowerpaxPlus range of standby power systems is now available from Scorpion Generators.The automatic diesel-powered generator and electronic uninterruptible power supply system is made for the protection of critical and sensitive equipment. It is designed to provide non-stop power for at least 24 hours.The first (non-essential) output supplies lighting, air conditioning and similar loads where the 30-second break between the mains failing and the generator restored power is not critical.Th
  • 19Jan95 UK: NORTON REDESIGNS CLIPPER FLOOR SAW - NORTON CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS.

    Norton Construction Products has announced a new asphalt and concrete cutting floor saw, the Clipper C94.The saw replaces the company's C85 model and retains only the handles of its predecessor.The rest of the unit, which is fitted with a 13PS kw GX390 Cyclonic Honda petrol engine, has been completely redesigned.The Clipper C94 weighs 87 kg, cuts to a maximum depth of 127 mm with a 350 mm dia diamond blade.A ratchet lever operates a blade raise and lower system to obtain the correct cutting d
  • 19Jan95 UK: NORWEST RUNS 40PC OVER BUDGET ON M11 LINK ROAD.

    NORWEST Holst's £37 million contract on the controversial M11 link road is running nearly 40 per cent over budget because of huge-scale protests by anti-road campaigners.In addition, Murphy's £4 million advance works contract has more than doubled in price and a £2.3 million Christiani & Nielsen bridge job is 50 per cent over budget.The figures were revealed to MPs this week.A Highways Agency spokesman said the soaring prices were partly a result of claims and variations.He add
  • 19Jan95 UK: OPTION TO MANHOLES OF STEEL - CORDEK.

    A reusable polystyrene manhole former is now available from Cordek, as an alternative to steel shuttering.Called Boxform, the system offers a cost effective method of speeding up manhole construction required at frequent intervals, such as when laying television and telephone cables.The company says that Boxform can be dropped into position quickly and easily, saving time.If it is damaged on site, Boxform can be replaced at minimal expense.This makes it a more cost-effective form of manhole s
  • 19Jan95 UK: PACKAGE FOR HIRE HELP - HIRE ASSOCIATION EUROPE.

    Hire Association Europe (HAE) has developed a training package to help hire companies to introduce quality management systems.The HAE's general manager, Peter McCree, said: 'Quality Toolbox is an ideal opportunity for hire firms to achieve the international ISO9000 standard in their own time, at a relatively low cost, and with professional back-up. It should take no longer than a year to achieve a recognised quality system. It doesn't even require a computer system.'Devised by the HAE with qu
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - ABERDEEN, GRAMPIAN - HILTON ACADEMY, HILTON DRIVE.

    Planning authority: Aberdeen.Job: Detailed plans for flats (169).Value: £4,200,000.Client: Stewart Milne Construction.Agent: Stewart Milne Construction, Osprey House, Mosscroft Avenue, Westhill Business Park, Aberdeen, Grampian AB32 6TQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - ABERDEEN, GRAMPIAN - WHITEHILLS PARK, SOUTH LOIRSTON, COVE.

    Planning authority: Aberdeen.Job: Detailed plans for houses/bungalows/flats (110).Value: £5, 500,000.Client: Scotia Homes.Agent: Taylor Design Services, 42 Market Street, Ellon, Grampian AB4 9JG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - AIRDRIE, STRATHCLYDE - EAST & WEST ARBUCKLE ROAD, PLAINS.

    Planning authority: Monklands.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £20 million.Client: London & Clydeside Properties.Agent: Johnson Poole & Bloomer, 50 Sers Wharf, Glasgow, Strathclyde G4 9TB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - ALLOA, CENTRAL - WHITEYETTS, SAUCHIE.

    Planning authority: Clackmannan.Job: Detailed plans for houses (67).Value: £2,510,000.Client: McLean Homes (Scotland).Agent: McLean Homes (Scotland), Trident House, Renfrew Road, Paisley, Strathclyde PA3 4EF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - AYLESBURY, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE - CASTLE PARK FARM, WENDOVER.

    Planning authority: Aylesbury Vale.Job: Outline plans for houses (80).Value: £2,830,000.Client: Banner Homes.Agent: Banner Homes, Riverside House, Riverside, Holtspur Lane, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP10 0AU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - AYLESBURY, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE - CASTLE PARK FARM, WENDOVER.

  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - BANBURY, OXFORDSHIRE - BANBURY SCHOOL, BLOXHAM ROAD.

    Planning authority: Cherwell.Job: Outline plans for houses (91).Value: £3,220,000.Client: Oxfordshire County Council.Agent: W S Atkins (Oxford), Chilbrook, Oasis Business Park, Eynsham, Oxford, OX8 1TP.
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - BEDFORD - MFI SITE, NORSE ROAD.

    Planning authority: Bedford.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £19,020,000.Client: Development Land & Planning.Agent: Development Land & Planning, Oakley Lodge, Westfield Road, Oakley, Bedford, MK43 7ST. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - BOURNEMOUTH, DORSET - EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION CENTRE, WALLISDOWN ROAD, WALLISDOWN.

    Planning authority: Bournemouth.Job: Outline plans granted for warehouse/offices (2).Value: £8,750,000.Client: Procter & Gamble.Agent: Procter & Gamble, Rusham Park, Whitehall Lane, Egham, Surrey TW20 9NW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - BRECON, POWYS - CAEPRIOR LAND, CAMDEN ROAD.

    Planning authority: Brecknock.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £2,600,000.Client: Woosnam & Tyler.Agent: Woosnam & Tyler, Dolgarregg, North Road, Builth, Wells, Somerset LD2 3DD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - CARDIFF, SOUTH GLAMORGAN - PENTWYN LINK ROAD, NORTH PENTWYN.

    Planning authority: Cardiff.Job: Outline plans granted for supermarket/filling station (2).Value: £3 million.Client: Heron Land Developments.Agent: Erdman Lewis, 6 Grosvenor Street, London, W1X 0AD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - CARDIFF, SOUTH GLAMORGAN - PENTWYN LINK ROAD.

    Planning authority: Cardiff.Job: Outline plans granted for retail (4).Value: £6 million.Client: Taywood Homes.Agent: Erdman Lewis, 6 Grosvenor Street, London, W1X 0AD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - CHELMSFORD, ESSEX - BOREHAM INTERCHANGE, JUNC A12 AND A130 TRUNK ROAD.

    Planning authority: Chelmsford.Job: Detailed plans for postal sorting office.Value: £10 million.Client: Countryside Properties.Client: Countryside Properties.Client: Nelson Bakewell.Agent: Royal Mail Anglia, The Vineyards, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex CM99 1AA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - CHELMSFORD, ESSEX - BOREHAM INTERCHANGE, JUNC A12 AND A130 TRUNK ROAD.

  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - CHRISTCHURCH, DORSET - HIGHCLIFFE CASTLE, HIGHCLIFFE.

    Planning authority: Christchurch.Job: Detailed plans for castle (refurbishment).Value: £3 million.Client: Christchurch Borough Council.Agent: Niall Phillips Architects, 35 King Street, Bristol, Avon BS1 4DZ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - CORBY, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - EURO HUB, FREIGHT PARK, SOOTBANKS.

    Planning authority: Kettering.Job: Detailed plans for distribution centre.Value: £12 million.Client: Kings Spark Developments.Agent: Holmes Antill, Home Farm Barn, Burton Lane, Prestwold, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 5TB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - COVENTRY, WEST MIDLANDS - OAK FARM ESTATE, BRANDON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Coventry.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development.Value: £4 million.Client: Youell Investments Co.Agent: Oldfield & Company, 5 The Quadrant, Warwick Road, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 2DZ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - CREWE, CHESHIRE - THE GREEN, WESTON HALL, WESTON.

    Planning authority: Crewe & Nantwich.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses/flats/bungalows (74).Value: £2,510,000.Client: CWS Property Group.Agent: Denton Hall Burgin & Warrens, 5 Chancery Lane, Cliffords Inn, London, EC4A 1BU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - CREWE, CHESHIRE - THE KEEP, WESTON HALL, MAIN ROAD, WESTON.

    Planning authority: Crewe & Nantwich.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses/bungalows (82).Value: £2,780,000.Client: CWS Property Group.Agent: Denton Hall Burgin & Warrens, 5 Chancery Lane, Cliffords Inn, London, EC4A 1BU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - CUPAR, FIFE - GILLIESFAULDS.

    Planning authority: North East Fife.Job: Outline plans granted for hotel/business/residential.Value: £5 million.Client: A Whiteford.Agent: Montgomery Forgan Associates, Eden Park House, Cupar, Fife KY15 4HS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - DONCASTER, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - ASKERN COLLIERY SITE, ASKERN.

    Planning authority: Doncaster.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £19,740,000.Client: British Coal Corporation.Agent: British Coal Corporation, Brodsworth Court, Longlands Lane, Woodlands, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN6 7PH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - DUKINFIELD, GREATER MANCHESTER - FORMER DEWSNAP SIDING, KING STREET.

    Planning authority: Tameside.Job: Detailed plans for residential (67).Value: £2,350,000.Client: 5th Avenue Properties.Agent: 5th Avenue Properties, 26a Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN - 31-39 GRASSMARKET.

    Planning authority: Edinburgh.Job: Detailed plans for hotel (conversion).Value: £2,500,000.Client: Arrow Leisure.Agent: Gilbert Associates, Waterside Studios, 61 Timberbush, Edinburgh, Lothian EH6 6QH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN - 62/64 COMMERCIAL STREET, LEITH.

    Planning authority: Edinburgh.Job: Detailed plans for mixed development (conversion) (8).Value: £4 million.Client: East Old Dock Company.Agent: East Old Dock Company, Tower Place, Leith, Edinburgh, Lothian EH6 7DB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN - WEST BRYSON ROAD, DUNDEE TERRACE.

    Planning authority: Edinburgh.Job: Detailed plans for flats (208).Value: £5, 200,000.Client: Wiseman Dairies.Agent: G D Lodge & Partners, Empire House, 131 West Nile Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde G1 2RX. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - EPPING, ESSEX - PARK CLOSE, PIKE WAY, NORTH WEALD.

    Planning authority: Epping Forest.Job: Detailed plans for houses/flats (59).Value: £2,020,000.Client: North Housing Association.Agent: Roger Smith Associates, 35 Star Street, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 7AA.
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - FAREHAM, HAMPSHIRE - AREA 10A, EAST OF BOTLEY ROAD, WHITELEY.

    Planning authority: Fareham.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses (89).Value: £3,150,000.Client: Taywood Homes Southern.Agent: Barton Willmore Partnership, Beansheaf Farmhouse, Bourne Close, Calcot, Reading, Berkshire RG3 7BW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - FARNHAM, SURREY - ADJ BOWENHURST GOLF COMPLEX, MILL LANE, CRONDALL.

    Planning authority: Hart.Job: Outline plans for houses (61).Value: £2,160,000.Client: Bewley Homes.Agent: Philip Design Associates, Braboeuf House, 64 Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 5DU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - CASTLEGLEN,, STEWARTFIELD.

    Planning authority: East Kilbride Development Corporation.Job: Outline plans granted for houses (100).Value: £3,500,000.Client: East Kilbride Development.Agent: Redrow Group, Redrow House, St Davids Park, Mold, Clwyd CH5 3PW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - GRIMSBY, HUMBERSIDE - OFF COOPER LANE, BUTT LANE, LACEBY.

    Planning authority: Cleethorpes.Job: Outline plans granted for residential.Value: £4 million.Client: SUN (Binbrook).Agent: Costall Allen Design, 102 & 104 Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1YA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - HAYES, HILLINGDON - THORN EMI SITE, DAWLEY ROAD.

    Planning authority: Hillingdon.Job: Outline plans for industrial/warehouse.Value: £10 million.Client: Thorn EMI.Agent: Hillier Parker, 77 Grosvenor Street, London, W1A 2BT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - INVERURIE, GRAMPIAN - HARLAW ROAD.

    Planning authority: Gordon.Job: Outline plans granted for residential/retail (85).Value: £3,800,000.Client: Knight Real Estate.Agent: Patience & Wernham, 10 John Street, Helensburgh, Strathclyde G84 8BA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LEICESTER - AREA 1,EAST HAMILTON.

    Planning authority: Leicester.Job: Detailed plans for houses (99).Value: £4,280,000.Client: Bellway Homes.Agent: Mason Richards Partnership, 2a Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 4SG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LEICESTER - FORMERLY EMPIRE STONE WORKS, OFF PARK ROAD, NARBOROUGH.

    Planning authority: Blaby.Job: Detailed plans for houses (139).Value: £4,200,000.Client: Redrow Homes Midlands.Agent: Redrow Homes Midlands, Redrow House, Kinsall Green, Wilnecote, Tamworth, Staffordshire B77 5PX. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LEICESTER - ROTHLEY LODGE FARM, ROTHLEY.

    Planning authority: Charnwood.Job: Outline plans for industrial development.Value: £5 million.Client: The Trustees of Joseph Wilson.Agent: Aldwych Developments, 69 Meeting Street, Quorn, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 8EU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LIVINGSTON, LOTHIAN - TAILEND INDUSTRIAL PARK, DEANS ROAD, ELIBURN.

    Planning authority: Livingston.Job: Detailed plans for food distribution centre.Value: £8 million.Client: Lidl UK.Agent: Percy Johnson Marshall &, Duddingston House, 105 Milton Road West, Edinburgh, Lothian EH15 3QF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LLANDUDNO, GWYNEDD - FORMER MUD FLATS, LLANDUDNO JUNCTION.

    Planning authority: Aberconwy.Job: Outline plans for superstore/petrol station (4).Value: £9 million.Client: Chelverton Properties.Agent: Grimley J R Eve, 10 Stratton Street, London, W1X 5FD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LLANFAIR PG, GWYNEDD - TY MAWR.

    Planning authority: Isle of Anglesey.Job: Outline plans for leisure/services/petrol.Value: £5 million.Client: Morrice Charlton.Agent: The RGR Partnership, Mona House, Bulkeley Square, Llangefni, Gwynedd LL77 6RU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LONDON - ECHO PARK, OVERTHORPE ROAD.

    Planning authority: Cherwell.Job: Detailed plans for distribution centre.Value: £3 million.Client: Burks Green & Partners.Agent: Burks Green & Partners, Potter Dyke House, Lombard Street, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1XG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LONDON - HAMMERSMITH - NACOVIA WHARF, TOWNMEAD ROAD.

    Planning authority: Hammersmith & Fulham.Job: Detailed plans for houses flats/shop.Value: £2,550,000.Client: Shepherds Bush Housing.Agent: PRP, 82 Bridge Road, Hampton Court, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9HF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LONDON - HOUNSLOW - HOLLYGROVE WORKS, STAINES ROAD.

    Planning authority: Hounslow.Job: Detailed plans for houses/bungalows/flats (65).Value: £2,300,000.Client: Scammell Securities.Agent: Beretta Associates, Fieldfare, Hook Hill Lane, Hook Heath, Woking, Surrey GU22 0PT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LONDON - ISLINGTON - 338 HOLLOWAY ROAD.

    Planning authority: Islington.Job: Outline plans for commercial/residential.Value: £5 million.Client: Safeland.Agent: SBT Planning, 77 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LONDON - NEWHAM - FORMER STRATFORD GAS WORKS, UNION STREET.

    Planning authority: Newham.Job: Outline plans granted for industrial/warehouse/office (2).Value: £6 million.Client: Kesslers International.Agent: Fletcher Priest, 23-27 Heddon Street, London, W1R 7LG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LONDON - RESIDENTIAL TRAINING CENTRE, HIGH STREET, SHORTSTOWN.

    Planning authority: Bedford.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development.Value: £4 million.Client: Walker & Hawkes.Agent: Robert Lombardelli Partnership, 18 Walsworth Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9SP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LONDON - SOUTHWARK - BANKSIDE POWER STATION, SUMNER STREET.

    Planning authority: Southwark.Job: Detailed plans for Tate Gallery of modern art (6).Value: £80 million.Client: Trustees of the Tate Gallery.Client: Nuclear Electric.Agent: Hillier Parker, 1 Frederick Place, London, EC2R 8HX. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LONDON - SOUTHWARK - THE PUMP HOUSE, RENFORTH STREET.

    Planning authority: London Docklands Development Corporation.Job: Detailed plans for houses/flats (55).Value: £2,200,000.Client: Angel Property Trading.Agent: Yeates Design & Architecture, 71 Honeybrook Road, London, SW12 0DL. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, CAMDEN - FOX COURT, 12-22 GRAYS INN ROAD, FIELD COURT.

    Planning authority: Camden.Job: Detailed plans for office.Value: £5, 500,000.Client: Scottish Amicable Life.Agent: Tate & Hindle Design, Ramillies Buildings, 215 Oxford Street, London, W1R 1AG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - LUTON, BEDFORDSHIRE - FORMER KENT COMPUTERS BUILDING, BRAMINGHAM PARK.

    Planning authority: Luton.Job: Detailed plans for college (conversion).Value: £5 million.Client: Barnfield College.Agent: Barnard Bews & Freeland, Meldrum House, 89-91 Middleton Road, Morden, SM4 6RF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE - EAST PARK ROAD.

    Planning authority: Macclesfield.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £7,350,000.Client: Morris Homes.Agent: Morris Homes, Moorland House, 6 The Parks, Newton-Le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 0JQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - MORPETH, NORTHUMBERLAND - NORTH FARM, PEGSWOOD.

    Planning authority: Castle Morpeth.Job: Detailed plans for houses (88).Value: £2,960,000.Client: Hassall Homes.Agent: Hassall Homes, Northumbria House, 5th Avenue Business Park, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE11 0HF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - NEWARK, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - STAPLE LANE, BALDERTON.

    Planning authority: Newark & Sherwood.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £3,390,000.Client: Shepherd Homes.Agent: Shepherd Homes, 89 The Mount, York, North Yorkshire YO2 2BL. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - NORTHAMPTON - RIVERSIDE PARK.

    Planning authority: Northampton.Job: Detailed plans for non food retail unit.Value: £4 million.Client: Wilson Bowden Properties.Agent: Wilson Bowden Properties, Wilson Bowden House East, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE3 2XU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - NORTHAMPTON - STATION ROAD, EARLS BARTON.

    Planning authority: Wellingborough.Job: Detailed plans for distribution warehouse/offices.Value: £4,700,000.Client: Pioneer Aggregates (UK).Agent: John Phillips Planning, Bagley Croft, Hinksey Hill, Oxford, OX1 5BS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - NORWICH, NORFOLK - THORPE MARRIOT, DRAYTON.

    Planning authority: Broadland.Job: Detailed plans for residential development.Value: £3,170,000.Client: Bovis Homes.Agent: Bovis Homes, Manor House, North Ash Road, New Ash Green, Dartford, Kent DA3 8JE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - ORMSKIRK, LANCASHIRE - AUGHTON STREET, PARK ROAD.

    Planning authority: West Lancashire.Job: Outline plans granted for supermarket.Value: £3 million.Client: Maple Grove Developments.Agent: Maple Grove Developments, Unit 506, Walton Summit Centre, Preston, Lancashire PR5 8AY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - PAIGNTON, DEVON - BRITISH TELECOM, BRIXHAM ROAD.

    Planning authority: Torbay.Job: Detailed plans for office & industrial units.Value: £12 million.Client: Northern Telecom.Agent: Noel Architects, Walters Buildings, Clarence Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF1 6JA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - POOLE, DORSET - B & Q DEPOT, FLEETS LANE.

    Planning authority: Poole.Job: Outline plans for diy warehouse/garden centre.Value: £4,700,000.Client: B & Q.Agent: Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners, Star House, 104-108 Grafton Road, London, NW5 4BD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - PRESTON, LANCASHIRE - LAND ADJ DUGDALE FARM, WHITEHILL ROAD, WESTBY.

    Planning authority: Fylde.Job: Outline plans for industrial units.Value: £10 million.Client: Hallam Land Management.Agent: Hallam Land Management, Banner Cross Hall, Eccleshall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 9PD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - READING, BERKSHIRE - STERLING GREENGATE SITE, ALDERMASTON WHARF, ALDERMASTON.

    Planning authority: Newbury.Job: Outline plans granted for houses/shops.Value: £5 million.Client: BICC.Agent: Hillier Parker, 77 Grosvenor Street, London, W1A 2BT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - RUGELEY, STAFFORDSHIRE - ARMITAGE ROAD, EASTERN BYPASS.

    Planning authority: Cannock Chase.Job: Outline plans granted for industrial/warehousing.Value: £10 million.Client: Staffordshire County Council.Agent: Staffordshire County Council, Green Hall, Lichfield Road, Stafford, ST17 4LA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - SANDY, BEDFORDSHIRE - DAPIFER DRIVE.

    Planning authority: Mid Bedfordshire.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses (161).Value: £5, 600,000.Client: McLean Homes (North London).Agent: Nigel Clark Architects, 23 High Street, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 9JX. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - MOORHOLE FARM, OWLTHORPE.

    Planning authority: Sheffield.Job: Outline plans granted for residential.Value: £7 million.Client: W E J Burness.Agent: A T Meggitt, 23 Blackamoor Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S17 3GH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - SOUTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE - M27 TOLLBAR WAY, BOTLEY ROAD, HEDGE END.

    Planning authority: Eastleigh.Job: Outline plans for retail development.Value: £3,800,000.Client: Hedge End Park.Agent: Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners, Star House, 104-108 Grafton Road, London, NW5 4BD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - ST ANDREWS, FIFE - ST NICHOLAS FARM.

    Planning authority: North East Fife.Job: Detailed plans for houses/sheltered houses (87).Value: £3,500,000.Client: Hall & Tawse (Scotland).Agent: Hall & Tawse (Scotland), Granitehill Road, Northfield, Aberdeen, Grampian AB9 2AW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - STAFFORDSHIRE - THE BROOKLANDS, BROOKHOUSE WAY, CHEADLE.

    Planning authority: Staffordshire Moorlands.Job: Detailed plans for houses (120).Value: £3,600,000.Client: Danbank.Agent: Benfields, Old Spring Hall, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 2PE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - STAFFORDSHIRE - TRENTHAM COLLIERY, TRENTHAM ROAD.

    Planning authority: Stoke-on-Trent.Job: Outline plans granted for business/industrial/warehouse.Value: £20 million.Client: Stoke-on-Trent Regeneration.Agent: Mason Richards Partnership, Highfield Court, 23-24 Highfield, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 3DP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - STIRLING, CENTRAL - WEST HAUGH FARM, CORNTON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Stirling.Job: Outline plans for residential (250).Value: £35 million.Client: A & L King Builders.Agent: Alexander Smith, Greenloaning Cottage, Braco, Dunblane, Tayside FK15 0LY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - STIRLING, CENTRAL - WESTER HAUGH FARM, CORNTON ROAD, CORNTON.

    Planning authority: Stirling.Job: Outline plans for supermarket/retail units (257).Value: £19 million.Client: A & L King Builders.Agent: Alexander Smith, Greenloaning Cottage, Braco, Dunblane, Tayside FK15 0LY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - STOCKPORT, GREATER MANCHESTER - MIDLAND ROAD, GENEVA ROAD, BRAMHALL.

    Planning authority: Stockport.Job: Outline plans for flats (169).Value: £4,230,000.Client: Persimmon Homes (NW).Agent: John Wilson Associates, Bedford Place, 115 Bradshawgate, Leigh, Greater Manchester WN7 4ND. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - STOCKTON-ON-TEES, CLEVELAND - TITHE BARN LANE, HARROWGATE LANE.

    Planning authority: Stockton-on-Tees.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £7 million.Client: R D Firby, C M Firby, Mrs J K.Agent: Elsworth Design, 1 St James Terrace, Selby, North Yorkshire YO80 0HL. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - STONEHAVEN, GRAMPIAN - REDCLOAK.

    Planning authority: Kincardine & Deeside.Job: Detailed plans for sheltered housing.Value: £1,700,000.Client: Langstone Housing Association.Agent: Halliday Frazer Munro, 8 Victoria Street, Aberdeen, Grampian AB1 1XB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - STREET, SOMERSET - LAND ADJ WESTWAY.

    Planning authority: Mendip.Job: Outl. Grant After Appeal for supermarket.Value: £10 million.Client: J Sainsbury Developments.Agent: J Sainsbury Developments, Wakefield House, Stamford Street, London, SE1 9LL. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - STUDLEY, WARWICKSHIRE - FMR ABBEYFIELDS HOSPITAL.

    Planning authority: Stratford-on-Avon.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development (refurb/new) (102).Value: £3,500,000.Client: West Midlands Regional Health.Agent: Chesterton International, 84 Colmore Row, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 2HG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - SUTTON COLDFIELD, WEST MIDLANDS - THE PARADE, LOWER QUEEN STREET.

    Planning authority: Birmingham.Job: Detailed plans for shopping centre (16).Value: £5 million.Client: MEPC Developments.Agent: Leslie Jones Architects, Westcott House, 35 Portland Place, London, W1N 3AG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - TAMWORTH, STAFFORDSHIRE - LAND SOUTH OF ASHBY ROAD.

    Planning authority: Tamworth.Job: Outline plans for residential/industrial development.Value: £32 million.Client: Bryant Homes Central.Agent: Bryant Homes Central, Cranmore House, Cranmore Boulevard, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands B90 4SD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - WALLINGFORD, OXFORDSHIRE - ST HELENS AVENUE, BENSON.

    Planning authority: South Oxfordshire.Job: Outline plans for houses (70).Value: £2,400,000.Client: Westbury Homes.Agent: Nigel Moor Associates, Centurion Court, 85 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4RB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - WALTHAM CROSS, HERTFORDSHIRE - SOUTH OF HARMONDSTREET, CROUCH LANE, CHESHUNT.

    Planning authority: Broxbourne.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development (182).Value: £5,500,000.Client: Lovell Homes.Agent: David Hicken Associates, Southgate House, High Banks, Loose, Maidstone, Kent ME15 0EQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - WATFORD, HERTFORDSHIRE - NORTH WESTERN AVENUE AND ST ALBANS ROAD AND COW LANE.

    Planning authority: Watford.Job: Outline plans for supermarket (2).Value: £8,500,000.Client: J Sainsbury.Agent: Town Planning Consultancy, 118 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SW.Agent: R G Construction Managment, 1 Hillgate Place, Balham, London, SW12 9ER. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE - PENINSULA BARRACKS.

    Planning authority: Winchester.Job: Detailed plans for residential units.Value: £3,800,000.Client: Arundel Estate (Sussex).Agent: John Spain Associates, 3 Clifford Street, London, W1X 1RA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - WINCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE - WEST DOWNS SCHOOL SITE, ROMSEY ROAD.

    Planning authority: Winchester.Job: Detailed plans for student accommodation (723).Value: £7 million.Client: King Alfreds College.Agent: Fielden Clegg Design, Bath Brewery, Toll Bridge Road, Bath, Avon BA1 7DE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PLANNING - WORCESTER, HEREFORD & WORCESTER - WARNDON.

    Planning authority: Worcester.Job: Outline plans granted for dwellings.Value: £5,500,000.Client: Taywood Homes.Agent: Beretta Associates, Fieldfare, Hook Hill Lane, Hook Heath, Woking, Surrey GU22 0PT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: PORTABLE PACK FOR STARTERS - POWERVAMP.

    A portable and rechargeable power pack, which can be used to restart plant or vehicles immobilised with flat batteries, can now be obtained from PowerVamp.The power pack system, also called PowerVamp, has models suitable for starting anything from a car to top weight trucks and heavy plant. Special models are also available for aerospace and marine use.A correctly specified unit will start anything from five to 25 vehicles on a single charge, depending on cranking times.As the power pack is p
  • 19Jan95 UK: POWER FIXING TOOLS - UK AMERICAN.

    UK AMERICAN has introduced the low-cost Remington range of power actuated fixing tools.Made in the US, the range includes the semi-professional 476 Power Hammer and 490 Tradesman, and, for small contractors and builders, the heavy duty 494 PRO and 495 Semi-Automatic models. The 476 version fires a 76 mm long nail and is said to drive a fixing through concrete, steel and masonry in 10 seconds. The trigger-operated 490 is available with a kit with 300 assorted fasteners, a spall shield and lock
  • 19Jan95 UK: POWERWAGON FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS - OUTDOOR POWER PRODUCTS.

    Outdoor Power Products is launching the DR Battery Electric Powerwagon.With a 180 kg carrying capacity the Powerwagon is an easy-to-manoeuvre three-wheeled unit.
  • 19Jan95 UK: PROTESTERS EVICTED FROM HIGHWAYS AGENCY.

    Police evicted 24 roads protesters from the offices of the Highways Agency in Southwark, south London, on Monday. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: RAMSET FASTENERS PROVE STAYER POWER.

    Stayer Power Tools has appointed Ramset Fasteners as a distributor of its professional range of power tools and accessories. Ramset has three main distribution centres: Colnbrook, near Heathrow; Brierley Hill, West Midlands; and Cambuslang, Glasgow.TEL 01483 454502. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: RESISTIT SEALING - PHOENIX.

    Resistit, a synthetic rubber sealing membrane used extensively in the curtain walling industry in mainland Europe, is available here. Phoenix (GB) is marketing the EPDM strip material in five thicknesses and a variety of widths. The firm offers on-site technical services.Phoenix (GB) TEL 01789 205090CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: RESTRICTIONS LIFTED - HI-FORCE HYDRAULICS.

    Hi-Force Hydraulics now offers low height hydraulic cylinders for lifting, levelling and pushing applications where access is restricted.The HLS range has 12 models with collapsed height of 170 mm or less, and with capacities from 10 to 200 tonnes. The cylinders have five strokes from 25 to 60 mm, and all models have spring-assisted ram return.HLS cylinders operate at 700 bar working pressure and are fitted with high flow couplers suitable for use with hand, pneumatic, electric and petrol eng
  • 19Jan95 UK: RIDGE TOOLS WIDENS RANGE.

    RIDGE Tool Company has added two models to its reciprocating saw range.The Rigid 550-1 saw is a heavy duty, double-insulated model with a 1,200 W motor. Its cutting speed can be adjusted from 800-2,400 strokes a minute. Features include a switch-changed choice of orbital or reciprocating action, and there is also electronic motor overload protection. It has a 152 mm chain vice.The second model, the 550-2, is powered by an 800 W motor and is also double-insulated. It too has a choice of cuttin
  • 19Jan95 UK: ROVACABIN LAUNCHES ELITE.

    Elite '94 is Rovacabin's latest portable accommodation unit with a half-hour fire resistance.It is made from metric sized boards and features a vinyl interior finish and larger windows than previous models. The wall panels are designed to protect the trims and skirting.The company says the cabin fully complies with building regulations and can therefore be erected next to any building without regulation restrictions. Rovacabin% 01844 214678. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: ROYAL WILLIAM DOCKYARD TO BE REFURBISHED.

    The long-awaited £70 million private finance deal to refurbish Plymouth's 50,000 sq m Royal William Dockyard is to go ahead.Contractor Tarmac will be granted a long lease on the 19th century Grade I listed dockyard.Tarmac, in turn, will sub-let the yard to developer London & General, which will fund the refurbishment and lease units for retail and leisure use.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: RUBBER TRACK DEBUT FOR INMALO.

    INMALO, the sole UK importer of Avon rubber mini excavator tracks, is exhibiting for the first time at this Hirex. The Avon range has tracks for machines in the 1-3 tonne class. The tracks are interchangeable with steel tracks without having to alter any of the running gear on the machine.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: SCHAL TO STAR IN £150M OPERATIC ROLE.

    Schal International has landed one of the largest-ever management contracts - the £150 million rebuilding of the Royal Opera House. Planning starts immediately; phased construction will begin in 1996. The theatre will be closed from summer 1997 until completion in autumn 1999.The stage areas will be demolished and reconstructed, and the existing auditorium and Floral Hall will be refurbished. A second auditorium will be built, with shops and restaurants around Covent Garden Piazza.CONSTR
  • 19Jan95 UK: SCIENCE PARK WORKS SET TO START THIS YEAR.

  • 19Jan95 UK: SHARE PRICES - CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES.

  • 19Jan95 UK: SHARPENING UP COMPACT CUTTER RANGE - STIHL.

    STIHL is to add the TS460 to its range of compact disc cutters. The 4.75 PS unit is 15 per cent more powerful than the firm's popular TS350.The company's pressure washer line-up also gets a boost with the addition of three hot water models in the 500 series.They offer working pressures up to 140 bar and water throughputs of up to 610 litres an hour. Steam cleaning at temperatures of up to 140 deg C is available on two of the machines.The range also gets three new cold water cleaners designed
  • 19Jan95 UK: SHEPHERD CONSTRUCTION PUTS FIRST GROUP THROUGH MANAGEMENT COURSE.

    York-based Shepherd Construction has put the first group of managers through its own postgraduate diploma course in construction management.The two-year diploma comprised short courses at Leeds Metropolitan University, written projects and work-based learning. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: SHEPHERD WINS UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND CONTRACT.

    Shepherd has won a £10 million, 18-month contract for phase 2 extension work at the University of Sunderland's St Peter's campus. The company has also picked up a £5.5 million contract for a new comprehensive school in Carmarthen and a £4.5 million design and build contract at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: SHIFTER TAKES THE STAGE - PICKUP POWER.

    Pickup Power is launching the Shifter 1450, an unusual trailer/ materials handler. Weighing less than a tonne, the machine can lift loads of up to 1,300 kg. Powered by either a 14 PS petrol or 13 PS diesel engine, the Shifter 1450 can place a 600 kg load at heights of up to 3.5 m.In addition the machine can handle most attachments designed for skid steer loaders.A big advantage for the plant hirer is that the machine can be towed behind a medium-sized van on the road between sites. If require
  • 19Jan95 UK: SHOW SEASON KICKS OFF WITH HIREX '95.

    Hirex '95 starts this year's show season at the Wembley Exhibition Centre next week with potentially the busiest small plant and tools display for a long time. Against a backdrop of improving fortunes for the UK construction industry, and a plant hire industry that is back in a buying mood, plenty of manufacturers will have launches at the show. Here we preview some of the new models to be unveiled on Monday. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: SHOWTIME TRIPLE LAUNCH - PARTNER JONSERED.

    Power cutters, mowers, a brushcutter, a ride-on mower and a high pruner make up Partner Jonsered's latest launches.The K700 Active is the second power cutter with the firm's triple filter system. Built with larger blades, the unit can take a deeper cut than earlier models.The High Pruner HP36 has been designed with a scissor action to produce a clean cut straight through branches to reduce the risk of tree disease.The GR26L brushcutter is said to have a complete anti-vibration system, making
  • 19Jan95 UK: SKID STEER TO MAKE BRITISH SHOW DEBUT - HIREX.

    This will be the first opportunity for British skid steer users to see Melroe's Bobcat 553, which will compete in the 1-1.5 tonne sector.The firm will also show its Bobcat Interlock Control System (BICS), which means the operator has to be belted into the driving seat before any of the machine's hydraulics can be used. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: SO MUCH ON THEIR PLATES - HAUC SPECIFICATION.

  • 19Jan95 UK: STANHOPE RESCUE.

    Stanhope Properties, the heavily indebted developer, is believed to have agreed a rescue plan involving British Land. But Stanhope's construction team is considering relaunching a new independent company to undertake City developments. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: STICKY TECROC - TECROC PRODUCTS LAUNCHES ADHESIVE.

    Tecroc Products has launched a resin-based adhesive that allows kerbstones to be bedded in quickly and easily. Kerbfix CR is a rapid-setting, very strong cement with which kerbs are literally glued straight on a concrete or asphalt surface. It sets in three hours and can even be applied to damp surfaces. A super-strength version, Kerbfix PE, is also available.Tecroc Products TEL 01827 711755. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: STRICKLAND NIPS OVER THE BORDER - DEALER APPOINTED.

    N Strickland, British distributor for Italian undercarriage maker Berco, has appointed Midland Steel Traders as its sub-dealer for Scotland and northern England. By agreement MST has moved into Strickland's old Airdrie depot.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: SUPPLIERS HIKE PRICES BY 20PC.

  • 19Jan95 UK: SURVEYORS UNMOVED BY RISE IN WORKLOAD.

    A 7 PER cent rise in workload at the end of last year failed to stir the spirits of construction surveyors.A survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors reveals that only 58 per cent of its member firms now expect to see more work, compared with 71 per cent three months ago.RICS construction spokesman Richard Houghton said: 'This burst of activity is very encouraging, but chartered surveyors are increasingly wary about the industry's long-term prospects.'The market remains highly c
  • 19Jan95 UK: SWIFTCLIP COUPLINGS - SWIFTS.

    QUICK FIX: Swiftclip couplings from Swifts of Scarborough have helped speed up the installation of more than 2.4 km of galvanised cable tray at the new Alfred McAlpine Sports Stadium in Huddersfield. The trays have been installed by electrical contractor Andrews-Weatherfoil. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: TARMAC FAVOURITE FOR MIDLANDS ROAD PAIR.

    Tarmac is the hot favourite to win two road schemes, together worth at least £120 million, in its Midlands stronghold.It is now certain that the Derby southern bypass, one of the biggest projects to go out to tender last year, will go ahead, although it came in at least £12 million above its official £88 million price tag.It is understood that the Highways Agency is now negotiating with Tarmac alone for the scheme - as the project calls for a substantial amount of imported fill
  • 19Jan95 UK: TARMAC SPEARHEADS A GREEN CRUSADE.

  • 19Jan95 UK: TARMAC SUES ESSO OVER M25 PAYMENT.

    TARMAC is suing Esso for £4.65 million as the latest twist in the payment battle over the M25 services at Thurrock, Essex.The original contract was valued at £8 million, but the job was completed at least a year later than planned. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: TEAM SALE BEEFS UP BALANCE SHEET - TEAM SERVICES SELLS OFFICES.

    Team Services, the north London contractor, has strengthened its balance sheet with the sale of two offices in central Manchester for £20 million. The sale allows the firm to focus on its core specialist contracting business.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: TECHNOLOGY - BIERRUM DEVELOPS NEW ACCESS SYSTEM.

    TALL structures specialist Bierrum has developed a new access system for safe working at height.The three-tier scaffold goes round a chimney or cooling tower and is joined on by hydraulic jacks that also raise and lower it.The Dunstable-based company is pioneering the platform on a repair job on a chimney at Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station near Nottingham.Bierrum's director Dennis Shead, who is vice-president of the National Federation of Master Steeplejacks and Lightning Conductor Engineers,
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - BARNSLEY WEST AREA.

    Job: Installation of central heating systems to total of 75 council owned houses and associated minor building works, two contracts as part of the Housing Improvement Programme, 1994/95.Client: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council's Housing Services Committee.Invited tenderers: To be selected from a council approved list of experienced central heating contractors.Agent: Head of Architecture & Energy, County Way, Barnsley.Value: £158,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - HOYLAND AREA.

    Job: Installation of central heating systems and minor building works to 46 council owned houses as part of the Housing Improvement Programme 1994/5.Client: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council's Housing Services Committee.Invited tenderers: To be selected from a council approved list of experienced central heating contractors.Agent: Head of Architecture & Energy, County Way, Barnsley.Value: £100,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - WOMBWELL AND DARFIELD AREAS.

    Job: Installation of central heating systems and minor building works to 69 council owned houses as part of the Housing Improvement Programme, 1994/95.Client: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council's Housing Services Committee.Invited tenderers: To be selected from a council approved list of experienced central heating contractors.Agent: Head of Architecture & Energy, County Way, Barnsley.Value: £138,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - BASINGSTOKE, HAMPSHIRE - THE M3 AT KEMPSHOTT BETWEEN JUNCTIONS 6 AND 7, NEAR BASINGSTOKE.

    Job: Roadworks involving civil works; site accommodation; maintenance and service for site. Decommissioning: remove gantries; transport to nominated location (provision); reinstate crash barrier; remove site accommodation; reinstate location.Client: Highways Agency, South East Network Management Division, Senet House, Station Road, Dorking RH4 1HJ, Surrey.Tender date: February 7.Time period: Details will be given in the tender documents.Apply by: January 20.Apply to: The Department of Transpo
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - BERKSHIRE - SEVEN KM OF THE EAST AND WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAYS OF THE M4 MOTORWAY.

    Between junction 6 (Slough Central) and junctions 8/9 (Maidenhead).Job: The part reconstruction and overlay of the existing carriageway to new finished levels in bituminous material, including the replacement of safety fences and bridge rehabilitation and reconstruction works.Client: Berkshire County Council, County Environment, PO Box 900, Shinfield Park, Reading RG2 9XA.Tender date: March 23.Time period: 22 weeks.Apply by: February 16.Apply to: The Highways Agency, Room 11/23, St Christophe
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS - BIRMINGHAM.

    Job: The refurbishment of 180 2-and 3-storey houses in 1 contract including the following elements of performance specified works: PVC-u windows. Contract reference is H11759.Client: Birmingham City Council, The Council House, Birmingham B1 1BB.Invited tenderers: Minimum four; maximum seven.Tender date: March 7.Time period: 14 months: 5 June 1995 until 26 July 1996.Apply by: February 24.Apply to: The City Building Finance Officer, Corporate Services Department, Building Finance Division, PO B
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - BROMLEY, KENT - BROMLEY.

    Job: 1 contract: highways maintenance term contract for major works, comprising major footway and drainage schemes.Client: London Borough of Bromley, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley BR1 3UH.Tender date: No specific date has been given, but the award procedure is expected to start in July 1995.Time period: 1 October 1995 until 31 March 1997.Value: £2,250,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - CARDIFF, SOUTH GLAMORGAN - BUTE BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF WALES, COLLEGE OF CARDIFF, CARDIFF.

  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - CARDIFF, SOUTH GLAMORGAN - BUTE BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF WALES, COLLEGE OF CARDIFF, CARDIFF.

    Job: Building refurbishment.Client: University of Wales, College of Cardiff, Estates Office, 59 Park Place, Cardiff CF1 3AT.Tender date: Not yet ascertained.Time period: Tender documents will state.Apply by: January 26.Apply to: Davis Langdon & Everest, 3 Raleigh Walk, Brigantine Place, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff CF1 5LN.Value: £5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - CARDIFF, SOUTH GLAMORGAN - HEATH PARK, CARDIFF.

    Job: Partnership on a finance build and operate basis of a specialist hospital unit, involving the refurbishment of existing area to create a 20-station dialysis unit with support facilities. Contract reference is MD/H71 (quote in all communications).Client: University Hospital of Wales, Denbigh House, Heath Park, Cardiff CF4 4XW.Conditions: Further information from the client at the address above.Time period: 12 months: 1 January 1996-31 December 1996.Apply by: February 28.Apply to: Address
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - DONCASTER, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - BALBY CARR SCHOOL, BALBY CARR.

    Job: Design and build contract for major extensions of about 2,700 sq m to form a two-storey, 16 classroom block, a two-storey block of eight artrooms, extension to a library, link corridors, extensions & alterations to existing and new carparking and hard play areas - contract number EMB 378.Client: Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council's Education Services Committee.Invited tenderers: To be selected from a council approved list of suitably experienced building contractors.Time period: Shor
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - DONCASTER, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - THORNE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, THORNE.

    Job: Design and build contract for major extensions of about 2,200 sq m to form a two-storey, 16 classroom block, a two-storey block of four technology & art rooms, a drama studio and ancillary accommodation together with alterations & refurbishments to three existing laboratories and preparation rooms. Contract number EMB 382.Client: Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council's Education Services Committee.Invited tenderers: To be selected from a council approved list of suitably experienced bui
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - DURHAM - DRYBURN HOSPITAL, NORTH ROAD, DURHAM DH1 4TW.

    Job: Design, build, operate and finance of a new hospital development. The project comprises the total development of a new hospital on an existing hospital site of 30 acres to be built in 2 phases. A low-dependency unit (patient hotel) and other health related commercial development opportunities can be considered for 4 acres of the site, subject to agreement by the planning authorities.Client: North Durham Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Dryburn Hospital, North Road, durham DH1 5TW, County Durha
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - EAST HERTFORDSHIRE - CHESHUNT LINK ROAD, SITUATED IN EAST HERTFORDSHIRE.

    Job: The construction of 800 m of dual carriageway road including associated earthworks, drainage, lighting, signs and other ancillary works. The construction of 1 pedestrian footbridge, retaining walls, ground water cut-off walls and 1 drainage sump chamber. The construction of railway bridge 2,000 C including associated overhead line equipment, signalling and telecommunications equipment works.Client: Hertfordshire County Council, County Hall, Hertford SG13 8DE, Hertfordshire.Tender date: F
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - FALKIRK, CENTRAL REGION - CALLENDAR PARK, FALKIRK.

    Job: Conversion of existing rooms within a Grade A listed building to form museum gallery space. Contract reference is FAL-2724 (quote in all communications).Client: Falkirk District Council, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk FK1 5RS.Conditions: Further information can be obtained from the client at the address above. Administrative information from the Director of Law and Administration. Technical information from the Director of Development Services.Tender date: February 27.Time period: 7 months
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - 80,000 COUNCIL HOUSES.

    Job: The supply, installation, ownership and operation (via central energy management system) of domestic district heating schemes.Client: City of Glasgow District Council, City Chambers, Glasgow G2 1DU.Time period: Installation to be completed by 2004 in accordance with agreed plan.Apply by: Administrative and technical information from City of Glasgow District Council, Housing Department, Programme Implementation Unit, Wheatley House, Cochrane, Glasgow G1 1HL.Value: £500 million. CONST
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE - A653/M62/A650, TINGLEY ROUNDABOUT.

    Job: Scheme number 28125 involving the reconstruction and resurfacing of part of the principal road network.Client: Leeds City Council's Highways & Transportation Committee.Invited tenderers: To be selected from a council approved list of experienced civil engineering contractors.Agent: Director of Highways & Transportation, Dudley House, 133 Albion Street, Leeds LS2 8JX.Value: £141,600. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE - ELDER ROAD, STANNINGLEY.

    Job: Scheme number 27194 involving the realigning and widening of a section of highway including junction improvements and the provision of footways.Client: Leeds City Council's Highways & Transportation Committee.Invited tenderers: To be selected from a council approved list of experienced civil engineering contractors.Agent: Director of Highways & Transportation, Dudley House, 133 Albion Street, Leeds LS2 8JX.Value: £150,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE - HALTON MOOR ESTATE, RICHMOND HILL.

    Job: Scheme number 77063, phase three involving improvements and modernisation works to council owned homes including refurbishment of kitchens and bathrooms, rewiring and replumbing, installation of new central heating systems, loft and cavity insulation, new roofs, double glazing and external brickwork repairs and rerendering.Client: Leeds City Council's Housing Committee.Invited tenderers: To be invited from a council approved list of experienced contractors.Tender date: Tenders out - Janu
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE - METHLEY BRIDGE, GARFORTH/SWILLINGTON.

    Job: Scheme number 26808 involving structural repairs and upgrading of a road bridge including renewal of waterproofing, replacement of external beams, installation of movement joints and parapets.Client: Leeds City Councils Highways & Transportation Committee.Invited tenderers: To be selected from a council approved list of experienced civil engineering contractors.Conditions: Works will be carried out under traffic signal control.Agent: Director of Highways & Transportation, Dudley House, 1
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - LIVINGSTON, WEST LOTHIAN - ENGINEERING PROJECT 10 - KIRKTON NORTH, LIVINGSTON.

    Job: The provision of a waste-water treatment plant and 3 km of pipeline to serve the electronics industry in Livingston.Client: Livingston Development Corporation, Sidlaw House, Almondvale, Livingston EH54 6QA, West Lothian.Tender date: No specific date has been given, but the award procedure is expected to start on 10 April 1995.Time period: 52 weeks, starting 17 April 1995.Value: £7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - LONDON - BROMLEY.

    Job: 1 contract: highways maintenance term contract for minor works, comprising minor footway and minor drainage, carriageway patching schemes together with mastic asphalt, carriageway joint sealing and thermoplastic roadmarking schemes.Client: London Borough of Bromley, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley BR1 3UH.Tender date: No specific date has been given, but the award procedure is expected to start in July 1995.Time period: 1 October 1995 until 31 March 1997.Value: £2 million. CO
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - LONDON - CENTRAL LONDON.

    Job: Office comprising the refurbishment of remaining 4 floors, plus basement of an 8-storey office building.Client: Employment Department, Contracts Branch, Purchasing Team, Room 310, East Lane House, PO Box 12, East Lane, Runcorn WA7 2DN.Invited tenderers: Minimum five, maximum eight.Tender date: April 14.Time period: Up to 2 years, starting spring 1995 with completion in the most economical time and manner.Apply by: February 7.Apply to: Address above.Value: £5 million. CONSTRUCTION NE
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - LONDON - ROEHAMPTON LANE, LONDON SW15 5PU.

    Job: New college buildings, student flats with 288 beds and associated external works. The total surface area is 11,221 sq m.Client: Southlands College, Parkside, Wimbledon, London SW19 5NN.Invited tenderers: 6.Conditions: Administrative information from the client. Technical information from Sheppard Robson Architects, 77 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PU.Tender date: February 17.Time period: 15 months, 1 May 1995-1 August 1996. Liquidated and ascertained damages to apply.Apply by: Februa
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - LONDON - SITES THROUGHOUT HACKNEY.

    Job: Construction work for buildings comprising repairs and maintenance of multi-dwelling buildings, premises for arts and cultural services, leisure facilities, schools, special social services buildings and administrative buildings. Approximately 40,000 dwellings, 140 public buildings and 80 schools. Contract reference is CSU/EC/94.03/FC (quote in all communications).Client: Hackney LBC, Contract Strategy Unit, Town Hall, Mare Street, London E8 1EA. (Attention: Frances Carter, Head of Contr
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - LONDON - TRAFFIC CONTROL INSTALLATIONS THROUGHOUT.

    Job: Roadworks comprising minor civil engineering (street works) associated with traffic signal and surveillance equipment; installation of ducts, drawpits, road crossings, plus other miscellaneous items, including management/co-ordination with police and street authorities.Client: Corporation of London, Traffic Control Systems Unit, Kings Buildings, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HQ.Tender date: February 1995.Time period: To be carried out over the financial years of May 1995-March 1997 with pos
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - LONDON - VARIOUS SITES WITHIN BRENT.

    Job: There will be 8 main contracts divided on an area basis for the responsive repairs and maintenance to London Borough of Brent properties including voids. The contract covers a variety of works, including electrical, mechanical and emergency works with the provision of a 24-hour cover.Client: The London Borough of Brent, Town Hall, Forty Lane, Wembley HA9 9HD, Middlesex.Tender date: No specific date has been given, but the award procedure is expected to start on January 22.Time period: Th
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, TYNE & WEAR - THREE MAJOR HOSPITAL SITES IN NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE.

    Job: In the context of the Government's 'Private Finance Initiative' the RVI Trust seeks expressions of interest from any institutions with whom it may fully develop the Claremont Wing South. The Claremont Wing South is to be an acute clinical facility on the RVI site and it is anticipated that it will provide between 15,000 sq m and 18,000 sq m of specialist accommodation.Client: The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Planning Department, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 4LP.Time period:
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - NORWICH, NORFOLK - WEST NORWICH HOSPITAL (SOUTHSIDE), NORWICH.

    Job: The financing, design and building of: 96 acute psychiatric beds for the assessment and treatment of elderly people; 30-place day hospital for the elderly mentally ill; associated accommodation for support services. Management of the facility to be by the Norfolk Mental Health Care NHS Trust, or as otherwise agreed.Client: Norfolk Mental Health Care NHS Trust, Finance Directorate, Drayton Old College, 146 Drayton High Road, Drayton, Norwich NR8 6AN.Apply by: Further information from the
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - NOTTINGHAM - BRIDGE, GREENWOOD AND ADJOINING AREAS.

    Job: District heating upgrading tranche one, phase 2A involving works to 170 council owned houses including installation of additional high pressure radiators, heat meters, timed controls and associated pipework.Client: Nottingham City Council's Housing Committee.Invited tenderers: H Hilton; FG Skerritt; R Prettie - all from Nottingham; Drake & Scull, Birmingham; Mulhearn, Leicester; Field Associates, Mansfield, Powerminster, Sheffield and Macleane & Nuthall, Liverpool.Time period: Contract b
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - NOTTINGHAM - THE WHOLE OF THE DISTRICT OF ASHFIELD.

    Incorporating the principal towns of Hucknall, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Kirkby-in-Ashfield and the rural districts of Jacksdale, Underwood and Selston. Job: To maintain and repair the council's housing stock, site garages and homeless hostels.Client: Ashfield District Council, Council Offices, Urban Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham NG17 8DA.Conditions: Contractors will be required to complete a questionnaire providing general company information which must be returned, fully completed with all
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - NOTTINGHAM - VICTORIA CENTRE, PARK.

    Job: Refurbishment and upgrading works to the door access and CCTV installations at a council owned flats complex.Client: Nottingham City Council's Housing Committee.Invited tenderers: To be invited from a city council approved list of experienced contractors.Agent: Director of Housing, Exchange Buildings, Cheapside, Nottingham NG1 2HU.Value: £292,000 estimated cost. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - PAIGNTON, DEVON - PAIGNTON ZOOLOGICAL AND BOTANICAL GARDENS.

    Job: Construction work involving access roadway; car park; visitors' education and reception buildings; animal breeding and conservation buildings; tropical house; aviaries; maintenance facilities; services' infrastructure; paths; fencing and landscaping. The works to be carried out in accordance with a phasing programme and contracts will be tendered individually for each phase of the works to an average value of £1 million each.Client: The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, Totnes Ro
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - PORTSMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE.

    The existing Royal Pier Hotel site, currently known as Rees Hall, and the Kings Room, Southsea, Portsmouth.Job: The demolition of the existing building, and the design and construction of 271 units of student accommodation in 1 phase in 3-, 4-and 6-storey blocks and basement car parking with associated external works and drainage. Construction method to suit timescale.Client: University of Portsmouth, Higher Education Corporation, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2UP
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - PRESTWICK, STRATHCLYDE - INTENDED TO BE NEXT TO THE EXISTING ATC CENTRE AT PRESTWICK.

    Job: Provision and financing of the complete requirement; design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and subsequent maintenance for a fixed period of the Air Traffic Control (ATC) facility comprising the building and its systems; all for a new Air Traffic Control Centre (ATCC) for the Scottish Flight Information Region (FIR) and the Shanwick Oceanic Control Area (OCA).Client: Civil Aviation Authority, Contracts and Purchasing, T3 Gate 2 CAA House, 45-59 Kingsway, London WC2B 6TE.Condi
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - SALFORD, GREATER MANCHESTER - THE DEVA CENTRE, CHAPEL STREET/WILLIAM STREET, SALFORD.

    Job: Building construction and refurbishment comprising construction works in alterations and refurbishment of redundant brewery buildings, together with the construction of 2 new build office buildings of total gross internal floor area of 2,500 sq m and all associated external works.Client: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, Council Offices, Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6DL.Invited tenderers: A maximum of 7 contractors will be invited to submit formal tenders.Tender date: Febr
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - ARBOURTHORNE ESTATE.

    Job: Scheme number HC 185, phase three involving remedial and improvement works to 151 council owned houses including roof repairs & renewals, replacement of windows & external doors, renewal of wall ties, installation of central heating systems, electrical rewiring and the replacement of lead pipework.Client: Sheffield City Council's Housing Programme Committee.Invited tenderers: To be selected from a council approved select list of experienced building contractors at a later date.Time perio
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - HANDSWORTH ROAD.

    Job: CMAS bridge strengthening scheme involving the demolition of the existing structure and the erection of a new road bridge.Client: Sheffield City Council in conjunction with British Rail (Railtrack).Invited tenderers: C Spencer; MJ Gleeson Group; Kier North East; Morrison Construction; Sheffield Works Department; Shepherd Hill and Trafalgar House (Regions).Time period: Start on site in July, 1995 for completion in October, 1995.Agent: Director of Design & Building Services, 2-10 Carbrook
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - NETHERTHORPE ESTATE.

    Job: Scheme number HF072, phase two of a maisonette refurbishment programme involving works to 103 council owned houses including the demolition of four stair towers, conversion and repair works and environmental works.Client: Sheffield City Council's Housing Programme Committee.Invited tenderers: Ackroyd & Abbott, 2 Rotherham Road, Sheffield; Sheffield Works Department, Manor Lane Depot, Manor Lane, Sheffield; Frank Haslam Milan, Regent Terrace, Doncaster and MJ Gleeson Group, Chantry House,
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - RIVELIN PRIMARY SCHOOL, MORLEY STREET.

    Job: Scheme number AY 317 involving the complete electrical rewiring of the school complex including the installation of new switch gear, distribution equipment and underground cables.Client: Sheffield City Council's Education Programme Committee.Invited tenderers: Phoenix Electrical (Hall & Stinson Division), 565 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield; Sheffield Works Department, Manor Lane Depot, Manor Lane, Sheffield; Vallectric, Sweet Street, Leeds and W Wright (Electrical), 27 Walker Street, Sheffiel
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - TYNESIDE & TEESSIDE - JOB - THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HOUSING WITH AN ELEMENT OF REFURBISHMENT.Client: Cleveland & Teesside Housing Association.

    Invited tenderers: To be selected from an approved list of suitably experienced building contractors. Tenders to be invited on a volume bid basis.Tender date: March 1995.Time period: For projects commencing April 1995 for a period of approximately 18 months.Apply to: Elliot Associates, Towneley House, Station Road, Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear, NE39 1JR.Value: Approx. £5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - WAKEFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE - BELLE VUE ESTATE.19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - TYNESIDE & TEESSIDE - JOB - THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HOUSING WITH AN ELEMENT OF REFURBISHMENT.

    Job: External re-rendering and the replacement of window units to 53 council owned houses.Client: Wakefield District Council's Housing Implementation Subcommittee.Invited tenderers: To be invited from a council approved list of experienced contractors.Agent: RJ Bramley, Deputy Chief Housing Officer (Support Services), Civic Centre, Castleford, West Yorkshire.Value: £367,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: TENDERS - WALSALL, WEST MIDLANDS - THE EXISTING M6 MOTORWAY AT BESCOT VIADUCT IN WALSALL DISTRICT.

    Job: Contract R67 comprising repairs to the reinforced-concrete supporting beams and columns of the viaduct carrying the motorway. An approximate total of 27 beams ranging in length from 8.2-50.9 m are to be repaired.Client: Highways Agency, West Midlands Network Management Division, 5 Broadway, Broad Street, Birmingham B15 1BL.Tender date: May 1995.Time period: Excluding operation of the cathodic protection system, completion will be approximately 90 weeks from the start date.Apply by: Janua
  • 19Jan95 UK: TRAILERS GET SECURE HITCH - INDESPENSION.

    INDESPENSION now offers a TripleLock security coupling for 3.5 tonne trailers.Previously available to lock smaller trailers and caravans on or off the towing vehicle, the new version of TripleLock is made so that heavier plant trailers can also be protected.A feature of the unit is a spring loaded extending brake which provides additional leverage, reducing the effort required to release or apply the brake.IndespensionTEL 01204 309797. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: TRANSFLEET SELLS OFF EX-HIRE TRUCKS.

    Rental company Transfleet holds a two-day auction of used trucks from its rental and contract hire fleets at the end of the month. The sale, at National Car Auctions' site in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, will include about 500 trucks from 7.5-38 tonnes. Admission is by catalogue, obtained from NCA on 01623 554232.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: TRENCH CUT IN ONE PASS - ROTOCUT.

    A road saw which cuts a trench in a single pass is now being offered by Rotocut.Called Trencher, the saw has twin diamond blades and is built to cut two slots, up to 102 mm deep, in asphalt or concrete, at rates up to 1 m a minute.The trench gauge can be altered easily from 254 to 406 mm in 25 mm increments. The unit also has an adjustable cut guide which retracts automatically up to kerbs.A further refinement is a kerb following system which allows an accurate trench to be cut with a minimum
  • 19Jan95 UK: TRENT WATER SLIDE - SEVERN TRENT WATER'S PROFITS.

    Pre-tax profits at Severn Trent Water slid to £108 million in the half ending September from £147 million last time after a £55 million provision to cover restructuring. Profits at its Biffa Waste Services arm rose 25 per cent to £74 million and the firm's landfill division increased volumes by 24 per cent.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: TRUSTY PROOFING - METAFLUX.

    Horsham-based Metaflux UK has launched two corrosion treatments. Rustisol is a water-based acrylate emulsion that can be applied to wet or dry rusty metal. It converts rust into base metal in about 30 minutes. Rustisol-Top is an epoxy ester emulsion, also water-based, which can be applied as a primer to base metals.Metaflux UK TEL 01403 732824CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: UNIDARE ADDS BERNARD GUNS.

    UNIDARE Cutting & Welding has added Bernard Q Series MIG welding guns to its range. The guns are available in 200, 350 and 500 A, 100 per cent duty cycle models.Quick change articulated body tubes provide fixed or fully adjustable positioning.UnidareTEL 01904 640688. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: UNIVERSITY PLACE IN THE SUN.

  • 19Jan95 UK: UPTURN COMFORTS UK TRUCK MARKET.

    The construction industry has made a strong contribution to the revival of the British truck market.Last year there were 44,738 registrations in the market above 3.5 tonnes, a leap of 23 per cent over 1993.The multi-axle rigid sector, including the six-and eight-wheelers commonly used as tipper and mixer chassis, rose by a massive 68.25 per cent. But these two weight ranges had been in almost terminal decline, so their growth started from a very low base.The 8x4 market, which is almost exclus
  • 19Jan95 UK: UTILITY FIRMS HIT OUT OVER REGISTER POLICING.

  • 19Jan95 UK: VHE PROPELLED BY NEW ORDERS.

  • 19Jan95 UK: WATER JOBS TO GO - SOUTH WEST WATER TO AXE 400 JOBS.

    South West Water will axe 400 jobs over the next 15 months following its move to challenge the new price controls set by industry regulator Ofwat last year.About 100 of the redundancies will come from the engineering division.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 UK: WEBBER FIGHTS THEFT - WEBBER ELECTRO COMPONENTS, FAW ELECTRONICS.

    Webber Electro Components and FAW Electronics have jointly developed an ignition immobilisation device called the Striker.Made to prevent unattended heavy diesel engined plant from being taken off site, the advanced new system does not allow thieves to hot-wire the fuel solenoid.Instead of being operated electronically, the new solenoid valve is controlled by a digital signal which uses a four-digit serial code entered on a key pad.The solenoid opens only if it receives a stream of continuous
  • 19Jan95 UK: WHAT'S ON - CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

  • 19Jan95 UK: WHEN THOR CALLED IT A DAY.

  • 19Jan95 UK: WORKERS GAMBLE ON SITE SUCCESS - NEW PAY STRUCTURE.

  • 19Jan95 UK: WORLD OF CONCRETE AT NEC.

    EUROPE's annual concrete technology exhibition - World of Concrete Europe - returns to Britain this year, thanks to a tie-up with Interbuild. It will be held at the National Exhibition Centre from November 21-23 and runs concurrently with Interbuild.The Concrete Society, sponsor of World of Concrete, hopes that WoC will benefit from the attention that Interbuild attracts. Organisers Tom Togher and Richard West say there is a 'synergy' with the market served by Interbuild: 'We are sure that ou
  • 19Jan95 UK: YANMAR APPOINTS SOUTH-EAST AGENT.

    Coastal Plant of Romsey, Hampshire, and Poole in Dorset, has been appointed Yanmar mini construction machinery dealer for southern England by distributor Saville Tractors. Coastal's area is Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex, south Wiltshire, south Berkshire and the south of Surrey.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 ZAMBIA: HYDRO-ELECTRIC SCHEME ABANDONED.

    LAND DISPUTE: Zambia has abandoned plans for a 1,600 MW hydro-electric power scheme at the Batoka Gorge due to a dispute with Zimbabwe over territorial claims and the existence of cheaper alternatives. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 ZAMBIA: PIPELINE TO TANZANIA TO BE REHABILITATED.

    PIPE LOAN: Zambia is to rehabilitate a 1,710 km oil pipeline to Tanzania with the assistance of a £13 million loan from the European Investment Bank.CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19Jan95 ZIMBABWE: ZIMBABWE TASK FOR TH.

    A consortium of three Trafalgar House firms led by UK-based Davy International has clinched a £50 million deal in Zimbabwe.Davy, Davy International (Johannesburg) and Groupe Sofresid (France) will rebuild the main blast furnace at the state-owned Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company's plant at Redcliff, 150 miles south of Harare. The scheme includes modernising hot blast stoves.The project will complete the upgrade of ironmaking facilities at Redcliff, allowing the resumption of 2,200 tonnes/
  • 22m bypass scheme for Kent

    KENT Council, which receives at least three times more transport supplementary grant than any other county, has added another major scheme to its armoury bringing to more than 120 million the total value of four major projects either out or about to go out to tender.
  • A limited edition

    FOR MANY years Hudsons Building and Engineering Contracts was the only authoritative textbook on construction law and it is still probably the most famous. But its reputation has been overshadowed in recent years by more recent publications, of which the fifth edition of Keating on Building Contracts is outstanding.
  • A productive decade keeps Cat purring

    CATERPILLAR is celebrating the
  • Acrow pensioners face battle over 13m fund

    UP TO 1,400 pensioners of the defunct engineering giant Acrow could be facing a legal battle with its receivers over the right to control their pension scheme thought to be worth about 13 million.
  • AIRPORT

    depth negotiations next week ready for a contract award by the end of the month.
  • Amec beats a path to Manchester

    AMEC has held off a challenge from rival Miller Partnerships to win the contest to redevelop Hulme High Street, one of Manchesters most run-down areas.
  • Amec makes quarry deal with Norwegians

    AMEC has tied up a deal with two Norwegian companies to open what is set to become the second coastal superquarry in Norway with a major British
  • Amec, TH close in on Kazak pipeline dslkjdsljuhiuhuiioio

    AMEC and Trafalgar House are understood to have prequalified for the 200 million phase one of the oil pipeline from Kazakhstan to Russia.
  • Arup row stalls Bangkok bids

    POLITICAL pressure from Britain and France has forced the suspension of the design competition for the 2 billion Bangkok airport after a consortium led by Ove Arup was controversially dumped from the contest.
  • Back-up at the touch of a button

    Power tool manufacturer Hilti plans to improve customer service by centralising its support network, reports Mike Woof
  • Balfour suing DLR for 8m for delaying work

    BALFOUR Beatty is suing Docklands Light Railway for more than 8 million following a series of construction delays on the 250 million Beckton extension.
  • Battery rechargers

    CHASSIS Developments has improved its range of battery charge controllers. There are three types of unit in the range: the CD battery charge controller; CD split charge controller; and the CD battery charge equaliser.
  • BB, Amec tipped for HK airport terminal

    BALFOUR Beatty and Amec are favourites to win the massive 1 billion contract to build the main passenger terminal at Hong Kongs new international airport at Chek Lap Kok.
  • Beware of the hype

    FROM where Tony Dorens stands, the hype built up over a brave new economic age for Northern Ireland remains for now just that hype.
  • Bierrum gives safety a high priority

    TALL structures specialist Bierrum has developed a new access system for safe working at height.
  • BOOM OR BUST AFTER 1997?

    IN THE second quarter of the next century, China will almost certainly be the richest economic power on earth, and Hong Kong the richest city, an amalgam of New York, London, Amsterdam and Venice at the height of their trading power, richer than any city on earth has ever been before.
  • Boots takes path to Didcot

    BOOTS Properties is to carry out a 7.6 ha shopping development in central Didcot worth an estimated 15 million.
  • Braas hindered by seven-year hitch

    THE cautious trading statement which emerged from Redlands German subsidiary Braas this week will no doubt be echoed in due course by most of the other large UK materials groups with interests in the federal republic.
  • Bradford DLO falls into pothole row

    PRICES charged by Bradfords direct labour organisation to fill potholes in the road have rocketed by 1,300 per cent, it is claimed.
  • Brief

    Team sale beefs up balance sheet
  • British scoop 142m as HK rail reaches halfway

    BRITISH firms have won about 142 million worth of work as Hong Kongs 3 billion airport railway project reaches its halfway stage of awards.
  • Brits warned off Far East job con

    RUTHLESS con artists are preying on desperate construction workers in a new- style sting which has cheated 30 people out of almost 250,000.
  • Brits warned off Far East job con

    RUTHLESS con artists are preying on desperate construction workers in a new- style sting which has cheated 30 people out of almost 250,000.
  • Brum in Digbeth regeneration bid

    BIRMINGHAM City Council wants to spend 500 million on regenerating the inner city Digbeth area and intends to demolish a section of the inner ring road as part of the scheme.
  • Builders tie up AA repairs deal

    MORE than 16,000 small builders are linking up with motoring body the AA to provide an emergency home repair service for its members.
  • Cable firm sacks wolf-whistlers

    WOLF-whistling builders are being sacked by a Nottingham cable company. Bosses at Diamond Cable Communications have already shown the door to six workers who fell foul of their strict code of conduct.
  • Cabling sparks work boom

    THE BOOMING cabling industry is set to create an extra 2,000 construction jobs this year.
  • Cabling sparks work boom

    THE BOOMING cabling industry is set to create an extra 2,000 construction jobs this year.
  • Camlok grabs market slice

    THE HPG grab from Camlok lifts standard horizontal steel plates 1,250 mm wide and up to 44 mm thick.
  • CARRY ON, SUZUKI

    JAPANESE roads, difficult though it may be to imagine, are even more congested than our own. And as big vans cannot easily be squeezed into busy narrow streets, Japanese vehicle manufacturers came up with the microvan idea.
  • Cash cuts to hit social housing

    HOUSING association development teams face an uncertain future with building programmes set to be slashed in half.
  • Change brings opportunities

    ARCHITECT Iain Campbell realises massive changes in an economy can bring with it many problems. But he is also aware that there are opportunities, too.
  • Classic lift by TopTower

    TOPTOWER has announced a range of access towers for light industrial and domestic use.
  • Cockburn takes MD post at Laing International

    PEOPLE
  • COLUMN

    Laing jv clinches 36m HK rail job
  • COLUMN

    Kyle Stewart takes floors at Selfridges
  • COLUMN

    Willmott Dixon
  • Controversial plans for a new 1bn sewage scheme in Hong Kong kick off a five-page look at one of constructions biggest markets

    LAST NOVEMBER, when the British and Chinese finally agreed how to finance the construction of Hong Kongs massive airport, it seemed as though the tensions between London and Beijing would ease at last. Not so. For while it is true that the airport and its related projects, such as the railway and road links, are now speeding ahead, Chinese opposition still blocks other major infrastructure schemes.
  • Costain beats Nuttall to 27m Felixstowe task

    COSTAIN has beaten off a challenge from close rival Nuttall to take one of the UKs biggest marine contracts the 27 million extension of Trinity Terminal 3 for the Port of Felixstowe.
  • Costain share price plunges to 11p

    COSTAINs share price plunged from 18.5p to 11p this week after the company said recent takeover talks were not now expected to lead to an offer for the group as a whole.
  • Costain underwhelms market for now

    THE STOCK market may have been harsh to wipe 7 per cent off Costains share price on news of last weeks coal sale.
  • Councils order extraction cuts

    COUNCILS in south-east England have ordered an across-the-board cut of 10 per cent in sand and gravel extraction in each county, in line with government policy issued last year.
  • CTA dont teach granny to suck eggs

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  • Date set for Latham go-ahead

    A KEY recommendation in Sir Michael Lathams review of the construction industry should get the go-ahead on February 7.
  • Davys Tazzyman is awarded CBE

    But few building and civils personalities figure in the New Year Honours
  • Dawes opens up a quiet revolution

    David Taylor talks to an engineer who believes he has found an answer to not only leaky flat roofs, but a host of other cladding applications
  • Dead mans name used in tax dodge

    A COVENTRY building boss set up a bogus company in his dead brothers name in a bid to swindle the Inland Revenue out of 300,000, Warwick Crown Court heard last week.
  • Demand rises for London offices

    RISING demand for quality office space could make 1995 the year of speculative building in London.
  • Despair as workload nosedives

    BUILDERS confidence has collapsed as workloads slump and opportunities to tender nosedive across the entire industry.
  • Dibden Bay port to expand

    ASSOCIATED British Ports, which owns Southampton Docks, has plans for a 152 million development at Dibden Bay, on the west bank of Southampton Water.
  • Dimar blade does without lubricant

    THE Dimar MetalSaw TCT metal cutting circular saw blade from Carbide Tipped Tools does not require coolant or lubricant.
  • Ditch tender contests

    CONTRACTORS believe tender competitions must be dumped if the Governments private finance initiative (PFI) is to succeed.
  • Doncaster gives nod for golf and homes complex

    DONCASTER council has given the planning go-ahead for a 200 million PGA European Tour golf, leisure, business and housing complex on a 900 ha greenfield site at Rossington Hall.
  • Don't blame us, we only work here

    It is no good British steel fabricators foaming at the mouth over Johnny Foreigner with its low prices. Some continental companies have been working here for years and know the market inside-out. Managing director of one of them, Luigi Cimolai, talks to Margo Cole
  • DoT fires starting pistol on first four DBFO jobs

    THE Department of Transport has officially started the tendering process for the first four design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) schemes, worth around 380 million together.
  • Dragages cuts Brits out of HK centre

    FRENCH firm Dragages, in tandem with local contractor Hip Hing, has killed any lingering British interest in taking the main contract for the Hong Kong convention and exhibition centre.
  • Driver lashes out at sloppy crane safety

    CLAPPED-out cranes are a potential danger on sites across the country, it is claimed.
  • Duo poised for M65 phase two

    AMEC/ALFRED McAlpine is emerging as a leading contender for phase two of the M65 Blackburn Southern bypass scheme, valued at 70 million- plus.
  • Edinburgh firm seals marble deal with Italian masters

    THE owner of a quarry in the Scottish Highlands is sending marble on a journey which must be the equivalent of shipping coals to Newcastle.
  • English Partnerships courts dock proposals

    ENGLISH Partnerships is seeking proposals from developers, retailers, and leisure and hotel operators for the redevelopment of 18 ha at Chatham Dockyards.
  • Esab launches arc welding AC pair

    TWO square wave AC power supplies for submerged arc welding have been announced by Esab.
  • Euro directive leads to contract confusion

    A NEW European directive could force house builders to rewrite their conveyancing contracts, landing them in a legal minefield.
  • Euro employment rules threaten term contracts

    TERM maintenance contracts at industrial and petrochemical sites will disappear unless European employment rules are changed.
  • Euro pipe law to cost 3bn

    BRITAIN needs to spend up to 3 billion on replacing lead pipes in public places to meet new proposals for cleaner water from the European Commission.
  • Experts to probe cracks on Brighton bypass

    EXPERTS are carrying out tests this week on the new A27 Brighton bypass to find out why cracks have appeared in the surface of the westbound carriageway at Falmer.
  • Extra 2bn needed for upkeep of roads

    LOCAL roads need almost 2 billion a year of extra money to keep the network viable, a shock survey by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has found.
  • FCEC anger over council contracts

    THE Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors is to complain to environment secretary John Gummer about the way 20 councils have drawn up their new highway maintenance contracts.
  • Firm fined for asbestos work

    ROLLS Royce Nuclear Engineering Services has been fined 1,500 following the removal of asbestos at its city centre plant in Wolverhampton.
  • Forum that rose above the sneers

    It doesn't pay to mock the International Investment Forum. It might prove to be the kickstart the six counties needed
  • FULL THRUST AT CHEK LAP KOK

    With workers eating 12 tonnes of rice a day, Hong Kongs airport is a job that will be won by good logistics
  • Fury builds over latest bilateral aid figures

    CONTRACTORS and consultants are spitting blood over the low levels of bilateral aid for construction revealed by new figures this week.
  • GAMBLE

    As part of its plans to push through the scheme in Britain, the company has already earmarked its next big job here a 13 million expansion of the Gulf refinery at Milford Haven. It aims to set up meetings with union and employer groups.
  • Gas connection for lights tower

    THE Giraffe on-site lighting tower from THI is now available as a Calor Gas fuelled unit.
  • Gay takes up the reins at Drake & Scull

    ANDREW Gay, the former chairman of Trafalgar House Major Projects, has moved to Drake & Scull Engineering as chairman and chief executive
  • Germans call time on cheap foreign labour

    GERMANY is to go it alone and clamp down on using cheap, foreign construction labour after European Union ministers failed last month to agree new rules on low pay.
  • Get specialists in early and cut costs

    CONSTRUCTION time could be slashed by 20 per cent on most building projects if mechanical and electrical firms and other key specialists are involved at the design stage of a contract.
  • Get your hard hats on, girls

    TAKE your daughters to work for the day to encourage more women to join the industry.
  • Get your hard hats on, girls

    TAKE your daughters to work for the day to encourage more women to join the industry.
  • Gibb Kenyan study

    GIBB Africa is carrying out a sewerage, drainage, and sanitation study of Mombasa city for the Kenyan National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation. Kenya government and World Bank-funded, the study will prepare the way for design and tender documentation for the rehabilitation of the citys water systems.
  • GIRLS

    lot of ground to make up.
  • GMB offers benefits in recruitment drive

    GENERAL union GMB is wooing self-employed construction workers with the offer of cut-price accountants to help them with tax returns.
  • GMB on recruitment drive

    GENERAL union GMB starts a major recruitment drive in the construction industry next week.
  • Govt to overhaul list of contractors

    THE GOVERNMENT is set to overhaul its register of approved contractors.
  • Govt tunes into the beat of Latin America

    The Department of the Environment produced details of its biggest- ever trade mission programme last week and it highlights Latin America. By Peter Cooper
  • Govt U-turns on design and build road contracts

    THE government is making a U-turn over the use of design and build for road contracts in a sweeping reorganisation of road procurement.
  • Green light for gas field

    THE 262 million Shell/Esso Schooner gas field development in the North Sea has been given the go-ahead by the Department of Trade and Industry.
  • Handheld filtration system

    A HANDHELD off-line filtration system for petroleum-based and water emulsion fluids is now available from Parker Hannifin.
  • Hanomag gets back on track

    GERMAN wheeled loader firm Hanomag is back on track, with the help of substantial investment by Japanese parent Komatsu.
  • Hanomag gets back on track

    GERMAN wheeled loader firm Hanomag is back on track, with the help of substantial investment by Japanese parent Komatsu.
  • Haulier set to take on the quarries

    A Derbyshire man is turning waste from a precast concrete factory into valuable aggregate. Steve McQueen reports.
  • Heat is on in Radcliffe

    FERGUSON Williams is to project manage and design a 16 million combined heat and power (CHP) station for Scottish Hydro-Electric.
  • Higgs & Hill takes a workload of leisure

    HIGGS & HILL is set for a further batch of work in the next few months building leisure complexes for developer THI of Chester .
  • Home for a lifetime

    NUMBER eight Sherringham Drive, Woodlands, Acomb, York, is a good looking new home, on a pleasant housing estate, in suburbia nothing unusual about that.
  • Housing associations grapple with cuts

    LARGE housing associations are grappling with slashed building budgets this month after the Housing Corporation released new cash allocations.
  • Housing set to take up the slack

    In the short term house building could offset the rise in unemployment caused by a reduction in security work
  • Howden toughs it out to unveil profits leap

    HOWDEN, the Glasgow-based engineer which makes tunnel boring machines, has unveiled a 12 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to 10.6 million in the half ending October.
  • HSE chiefs give NATM all-clear for London clay

    USE OF the controversial New Austrian Tunnelling Method in London clay has received the all-clear from the Health and Safety Executive.
  • HSS vows to boost market share with 40 launches

    HSS Hire Shops launched 40 additional products last week as it vowed to extend its leading 20 per cent share of the UK tool hire market.
  • Ibstock sets the pace with a 12m rebuild

    IBSTOCK Building Products has announced plans to spend 12 million rebuilding one of its brickworks in a bid to increase profit margins.
  • In at the deep end

    Cases considered in the latest Construction Law Journal include what happened when a swimming pool did not come up to measure
  • IN BRIEF

    Strickland nips over the border
  • IN BRIEF

    Laserboy upgrade
  • IN BRIEF

    Schal to star in
  • IN BRIEF

    Royal dockyard gets the green light
  • IN BRIEF

    Tarmac sues Esso
  • IN BRIEF

    Tarmac sues Esso
  • IN BRIEF

    Inspectors to
  • IN BRIEF

    Flexing the Pex
  • In Brief

    Team sale beefs up balance sheet
  • IN BRIEF

    Latham blasts Govt
  • IN BRIEF

    Abbey cashes in on
  • IN BRIEF

    Apex action over office valuation
  • IN BRIEF

    Charters prison
  • IN BRIEF

    Glasgow seeks heating partners
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    lead to follow
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    Atlas loader makes European debut
  • IN BRIEF

    Councils go to Academy for software
  • IN BRIEF

    Wimpey on private social housing job
  • IN BRIEF

    Wimpey on private
  • IN BRIEF

    Allott & Lomax
  • IN BRIEF

    Yorkshire DLO
  • IN BRIEF

    Glasgow seeks heating partners
  • IN BRIEF

    Holzmann takeover
  • IN BRIEF

    Taywood buys back
  • IN BRIEF

    Swiss duo scoop Bankside art prize
  • IN BRIEF

    Team sale beefs up balance sheet
  • IN BRIEF

    BEC ponders move
  • Industry seers see more hard times ahead

    CONSTRUCTION will see another year of unspectacular growth, pressure on prices and tight profit margins, say industry gurus.
  • Insulation firm in GEC battle

    AN insulation subcontractor is suing electrical giant GEC Alsthom for more than 1.5 million in connection with work carried out at Sellafield for British Nuclear Fuels.
  • International centre ready to roll

    SIR Robert McAlpine, Trafalgar House and Try Construction are part of the consortium that is to design, build, and operate the 350 million London International Exhibition Centre for the London Docklands Development Corporation.
  • Investing for a brighter future

    Now that peace has descended on the province there are moves to get a radical restructuring of the economy under way. Jim Kenny looks
  • I-R knows drill for repairs

    INGERSOLL-RANDs latest air drill from is made for maintenance and repair work in off-highway vehicle and industrial applications.
  • Italian blend adds new spice

    IN THE three years since it launched its offensive in the UK, Italian contractor Cogefarimpresit has worked hard to get its name recognised.
  • Italian blend adds new spice

    Jim Kenny examines the merger that is likely to create one of Europes contracting supergroups
  • Italian steel fabricator denies buying work

    ITALIAN steel fabricator Cimolai is angrily denying allegations of buying work and using subsidised steel to gain a foothold in the British market.
  • Its jus t not hard to design for everyone

    WHAT would you do if you went to visit the toilet in the reception of a large hotel and found that the door was locked? And then you had to go off in search of someone with a key?
  • JACKERS JOURNAL

    LONDONs evening newspaper, the Evening Standard, is running a new competition this week. Instead of boring old Spot the Ball, it is inviting its readers to Spot the Hole in the Road.
  • JACKERS JOURNAL

    ONE of the odder contenders for lottery loot and millenn-
  • JACKERS JOURNAL

    I SEE that the new all-party administration in Lambeth is trying to brush up the image of the council that once presided, in the words of its own former chief executive, over fraud and dodgy dealings on a scale unprecedented in local government.
  • JCB pushes for Derby road U-turn

    STAFFORDSHIRE plant giant JCB has called for transport secretary Dr Brian Mawhinney to reverse his decision to put a vital 24 million road link between Derby and Stoke into the pilot private roads programme.
  • JCB strengthens top slot with 804 launch

    PLANT manufacturer JCB has topped off its mini excavator range with the introduction of its 3.3 tonne 804.
  • JOB CON

    was legitimate by three men purporting to be representatives of an offshore construction company.
  • John Brown tight-lipped over gas

    JOHN Brown Engineers and Constructors has refused to comment on reports that it has been shortlisted for the feasibility study on a 3 billion Iran-India gas pipeline.
  • Kobe earthquake spurs Japanese shares boom

    SHARES in Japanese contractors leapt last week at the prospect of a $100 billion (62.9 billion) re-building programme following the Kobe earthquake.
  • Koreans hit out at protectionists

    THE Korean Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (KoCEMA) has accused European manufacturers of being protectionist.
  • Kranzle in push for clean sweep

    KRANZLE UK has announced the 2+2 push-along sweeper for car parks, forecourts, walkways and workshop floors.
  • Lack of humanity is driving workers away

    IF I could get a job that would bring me in around 200-250 a week, Id quit this building game for good.
  • Land price surge hits Scots firms

    LAND prices in Scotland are climbing strongly and have virtually doubled in some areas during the past year, according to the only quoted Scottish house builder.
  • LAUN CHES

    ASIS convenience
  • LAUNCHES

    Dandridge to service Honda users
  • LAUNCHES

    Starter bar installation the easy way
  • LAUNCHES

    Climb-stoppers
  • Local firms ready for the boom

    THE high-tech block factories of British materials producers like RMC and Redland face stiff competition if they want to break into the South African market.
  • Look to South America, Heseltine tells industry

    LATIN America should be the export target for construction companies this year.
  • Loss-makers push Ball deeper into red

    A H BALL, the Surrey gas & water civils contractor, has moved deeper into the red with an operating loss of 98,000 for the half ending September (1993: 16,000 loss).
  • M74 route set to be biggest DBFO job

    THE 200 million northern section of the M74 in Scotland is set to become the UKs biggest design, build, finance and operate scheme.
  • Made to measure for controls industry

    THE building controls industry now has its own standard method of measurement for the first time.
  • Massive clear up starts in Kobe

    FLEETS of concrete breakers began to clear arterial routes into Kobe this week as Japan began to count the cost of last weeks earthquake.
  • Materials make good Tarmac shortfall

    TARMAC sold fewer houses than it was aiming for in 1994 after slower second-half sales.
  • Materials makers in talks with GMB

    THE UKs top materials producers are in talks with the GMB union to set up European-style works councils.
  • More misery ahead for house builders

    HOUSE BUILDERS face another year of flat prices, cautious buyers, and government-inspired misery, the Halifax Building Society warned last week. It said the average price for a new house in 1994 was 68,032, just 176 more than 1993s level.
  • Mott helps Ghanaian rice project

    MOTT MacDonald, with Ghanaian consultant Asafo-Boakye & Partners, will supervise construction of a 12.5 million drainage and irrigation scheme to bring 3,028 ha of land on the right bank of the River Volta into rice production.
  • Mott in Toronto

    MOTT MacDonald has won a design contract on Torontos 1.5 billion rapid transit system. In a joint-venture with Hatch Associates of Toronto, Mott MacDonald will be designing 4 km of twin tunnel through glacial till, soft clay, and sand on the Sheppard Line subway.
  • Moves on wheelchair access anger builders

    HOUSE builders are fuming over plans to change the Building Regulations to improve access to new homes for people in wheelchairs.
  • Mowlem to buy British Coal division

    CONTRACTOR John Mow-lem Construction is to buy the chemical analysis wing of British Coal in a 3 million pound deal.
  • New power generation aims high

    HONDA Power Equipment is hoping to head straight to the top of the plant hire power generation market with the launch of a complete range of generators. The firm is keeping the details to itself but you can expect something big.
  • NHS trusts push ahead with PFI

    NHS trusts in Cheshire, Edinburgh and Cleveland are going ahead with private finance initiative (PFI) projects.
  • Nirex applies for grouting patent

    NIREX, the radioactive waste disposal company, has applied to patent a special cement grout with which it intends to entomb radioactive waste 700 m below ground.
  • No shortage of bricks say manufacturers

    BRITAINs brickmakers have dismissed fears of brick shortages in 1995 as unfounded.
  • Non-stop power for 24 hours from Scorpion

    THE PowerpaxPlus range of standby power systems is now available from Scorpion Generators.
  • Northumbria is solar panel test ground

    BRITAINs first building facade clad in solar panels is officially opened today (Thursday) as part of a 1.5 million research project.
  • Norton redesigns Clipper floor saw

    NORTON Construction Products has announced a new asphalt and concrete cutting floor saw, the Clipper C94.
  • Norwegian debut

    KALLIOPE (UK) has introduced the Norwegian-made Ugland Industrier Mult-Cabin accommodation unit to Britain. The cabin can be unfolded quickly from a flat pack and sited without special foundations.
  • Norwest runs 40pc over budget on M11 link road

    NORWEST Holsts 37 million contract on the controversial M11 link road is running nearly 40 per cent over budget because of huge-scale protests by anti-road campaigners.
  • O&K unveils B series L35

    GERMAN plant manufacturer O&K has developed a B series version of its L35 wheeled loader. The 18 tonne machine is powered by a six cylinder diesel developing 208 PS and is fitted with buckets from 3 to 3.3 cu m as standard.
  • Oak tree wrangle goes to court

    A HOUSE builder is taking Solihull council to court after a six- year dispute about uprooting an oak tree to make way for new homes.
  • Official Journal on disk

    THE British Consultants Bureau has launched a revolutionary, low- cost, weekly diskette edition of the Official Journal of the European Community.
  • On the right road to recycling

    Sir,
  • Only half of builders have an IT strategy

    ONLY half of the countrys building companies have an IT strategy, according to a recent survey by the Chartered Institute of Building.
  • Option to manholes of steel

    A REUSABLE polystyrene manhole former is now available from Cordek, as an alternative to steel shuttering.
  • Paraguay opens its doors to contractors

    SOUTH America is a blank slate as far as order books are concerned for almost all contractors and consultants.
  • PEOPLE

    LAING HOMES: Tom Carroll has been appointed area
  • Perception is the key

    ONE of the highest profile developers in Northern Ireland is Ewart, the property firm which has scored two of the most notable investment successes in the province this year through its subsidiary, the Laganbank Development Company Limited (LDCL).
  • Pipes of peace play the tune of fortune

    For the first time in a generation, Northern Ireland has come under the worlds microscope for reasons other than The Troubles. After 25 years of strife and upheaval the international media spotlight has been turned on the provinces economic prospects in the wake of the IRA ceasefire announced on August 31 last year.
  • Portable pack for starters

    A PORTABLE and rechargeable power pack, which can be used to restart plant
  • Post Office no to NATM

    POST Office bosses are objecting to plans to use the controversial New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM) under one of the main London sorting offices.
  • Post Office no to NATM

    POST Office bosses are objecting to plans to use the controversial New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM) under one of the main London sorting offices.
  • Pride Park has the air of a Derby winner

    IN THE SCRAMBLE to spend City Challenge grants, most local authorities have spent the cash on a wide variety of mainly city centre improvement projects. But Derby is bucking this trend and putting all its eggs in one basket by cleaning up and redeveloping one 80 ha site.
  • Private sector on parade

    IF CONFIRMATION were needed, the latest Trends figures underline the gloom that descended on the construction industry at the end of last year. The recovery now looks doubtful.
  • Prompt payment American style

    THE US Prompt Payment Act could offer a good framework for legislation in Britain. The act was intended to provide incentives for the government to pay its bills on time and thus eliminate the need for business to borrow operating capital.
  • Quake codes review after Japan disaster

    THE EARTHQUAKE that ripped through central Japan this week, killing more than 1,000 people and destroying about 10,000 homes, provided the first real test of the countrys stringent seismic codes.
  • RAW DEAL

    Mark Court investigates the manoeuvrings behind the Eve Groups buyout of a troubled cable-laying company and speaks to the subbies who have been left out of pocket
  • Raw steel output hits a four-year high

    PRODUCTION of raw steel in November was the highest since 1990, according to figures from the British Iron and Steel Producers Association (BISPA).
  • Rehkopf leads Bovis Asia push

    BOVIS has begun a New Year Pacific Rim push by appointing Canary Wharf builder Fritz Rehkopf as managing director of its new division, Bovis Asia.
  • Remington shows steel

    UK AMERICAN has introduced the low-cost Remington range of power actuated fixing tools.
  • Restrictions lifted

    HI-FORCE Hydraulics now offers low height hydraulic cylinders for lifting, levelling and pushing applications where access is restricted.
  • Ridge Tools widens range

    RIDGE Tool Company has added two models to its reciprocating saw range.
  • Rovacabin launches Elite

    ELITE 94 is Rovacabins latest portable accommodation unit with a half-hour fire resistance.
  • Safe valve on oil drum

    TAPPO is a new hand-operated oil drum valve from Agriemach. Designed for the safe extraction of the contents of oil drums and similar liquid containers, the manufacturer claims Tappo provides an easy, leakproof, no-spill way to empty barrels on their side.
  • Safety overhaul gets green light

    THE long-awaited radical overhaul of safety standards in the industry will come into force on March 31.
  • Samsung to open in Yorkshire

    SOUTH Korean plant manufacturer Samsung is to open its first overseas factory at Harrogate in Yorkshire.
  • Science park works set to start this year

    WORK is due to start this year on the 120 ha London Science Park at Dartford in Kent.
  • Sell, sell, sell, if there is a rally

    WHAT hope is there for construction shares in 1995?
  • Seven bidders for Docklands rail extension

    THE prequalification for the 100 million Docklands Light Railway Lewisham Extension has thrown up seven bidders at the second time of asking.
  • Seven on track for Supertram

    SEVEN consortia have prequalified for the 95 million South Leeds Supertram project the first of the series of light railways planned for the city by the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and Leeds City Council.
  • Severn Trent fined after electrocution

    SEVERN Trent Water was fined 100,000 last week following the death of a driver whose tipper truck touched overhead power cables on a Leicestershire construction site.
  • Sex case costs Birse 9,000 compensation

    Mark Smulian reports on the ongoing battle against sexism in the industry
  • Sharpening up compact cutter range

    STIHL is to add the TS460 to its range of compact disc cutters. The 4.75 PS unit is 15 per cent more powerful than the firms popular TS350.
  • Site agent fined in flats collapse case

    A WIMPEY Homes site agent was personally fined 3,500 last week following the partial collapse of a block of flats under construction in north London.
  • Sites open to public in bid to boost image

    BUILDING sites will be thrown open to the public on special viewing days as part of a campaign to raise the industrys profile and improve its image.
  • Slurry wall set to b reak records

    THE BENTONITE slurry wall going in at Pride Park is not only the longest of its type in Britain it is the most complex. As well as the usual problems of toeing into the underlying bedrock and dealing with unforeseen ground conditions, specialist subcontractor Bachy also has to cope with 30 service crossings through the wall, including a Victorian sewer.
  • Small firms lay off more workers

    SMALL builders are laying off even more workers as the recession continues to bite.
  • SNAP SHOTS

    SALES DRIVE: Trafalgar House is seconding Henry Carruthers, former head of its Berlin office, to the Department of the Environment for 18 months. He will look after its export drive in South America and Europe. The DoE wants other contractors to second staff for export promotion, and to learn about how the Government works from the inside.
  • SNAP SHOTS

    KENYA AIR: Canadian contractor SNC-Lavalin has won a 75 million turnkey contract to build an international airport at the City of Eldoret in Kenya.
  • So much on their plates

    A British company has found a low-cost way to meet the needs of plate compaction users for HAUC specification road repairs. By Dan Gilkes
  • Spending cuts spark attacks from industry

    THE Governments road building policies were in disarray this week with contractors, opposition MPs and industrialists launching scathing attacks on the decision to suspend or cancel projects worth more than 1 billion.
  • Stanhope is set for rebirth

    DIRECTORS of Stanhope Properties, the heavily indebted developer threatened with receivership, are planning to relaunch the company and focus on
  • Stovell powers up to manage Mott

    MOTT EWBANK PREECE: Kevin Stovell has been appointed managing director of the power and communications arm of consultant Mott MacDonald. Mr Stovell joined Ewbank Preece as a director in 1991 and has been responsible for managing project control and operations for the past year, including the takeover by Mott.
  • STRIKE

    sparked an angry response from the workforce, which decided on wildcat action.
  • SUBBIES

    putes expert Trett Contract Services, agreed: We are busier than we have ever been and, although subcontractors are being hit, main contractors are often not being paid by the clients.
  • Superstore building condemned

    SUPERSTORE construction will grind to a standstill if the findings of a damning report into the big food retailers are put into action.
  • Suppliers hike prices by 20pc

    BUILDING materials manufacturers have kicked off the New Year with a comprehensive round of price hikes some as high as 20 per cent.
  • Surprise rebar price rise riles contractors

    REBAR prices will rise by up to 8 per cent next month and contractors are furious because they have been given hardly any notice.
  • Tarmac favourite for Midlands road pair

    TARMAC is the hot favourite to win two road schemes, together worth at least 120 million, in its Midlands stronghold.
  • Tarmac wins Derby bypass

    TARMAC has been officially confirmed winner of the Derby southern bypass, one of the biggest prizes in road building.
  • TEC collapse puts 800 trainees at risk

    NEARLY 800 construction trainees in south London face an uncertain future after the collapse of the South Thames Training and Enterprise Council.
  • TH scores more overseas work

    TRAFALGAR House companies have taken more than 130 million worth of contracts in five countries 70 per cent of the groups work is outside Britain.
  • The Hong Kong contractors view

    THE hyperbole sometimes heard from the big international contractors about Hong Kongs booming construction market and the governments forward- thinking invest- ment policies leaves Patrick Chan with mixed feelings.
  • THIS WEEK

    DLR writ large
  • Tilburys Barclaycard deal

    TILBURY Douglas Construction is to build Barclaycards new 50 million headquarters at the Northampton Business Park.
  • Timber firms unite in bid to save forests

    TIMBER merchants and DIY giants have pledged support for the worlds vanishing rain forests by promising to buy wood products only from well- managed forests.
  • Top engineer blames collapse on poor work

    A TOP civil engineer has told MPs he believes bad workmanship and poor supervision caused last Novembers tunnel collapse at Heathrow Airport.
  • Tory denies Circle sleaze

    DEPUTY Tory party chairman Dame Angela Rumbold last week denied suggestions that she had lobbied ministers on behalf of construction materials giant Blue Circle to press for a Channel Tunnel link station on its land.
  • Tory MP faces 680,000 fine over building work

    PROMINENT Euro-rebel Teresa Gorman, Tory MP for Billericay, is heading for a major row with her local Labour-controlled council Thurrock over alterations she made to her Grade II listed Tudor farmhouse at Orsett in Essex.
  • Trailers get secure hitch

    INDESPENSION now offers a TripleLock security coupling for 3.5 tonne trailers.
  • Trainees braced for the worst after TEC collapse

    CONSTRUCTION trainees are waiting to hear today (Thursday) if their courses will close following the collapse of the Government-backed South Thames Training and Enterprise Council (TEC).
  • Trainees fail to warm to career in H&V sector

    FEWER than 200 people have signed up this year to train as heating and ventilating engineers.
  • Training is the key to winning jobs in SA

    BRITISH contractors hoping to cash in on South Africas multi-million pound reconstruction and development programme (RDP) will have to commit themselves to training local building workers if they are to win work.
  • Trench cut in one pass

    A ROAD saw which cuts a trench in a single pass is now being offered by Rotocut.
  • Trouble could come in time

    SO FAR work on the 10 airport core projects has been remarkably trouble-free. Indeed, the PAA hopes that the huge reclamation and marine works at Chek Lap Kok could come in nine months early.
  • UCATT

    going ahead and there will be further meetings in the coming months.
  • Unidare adds Bernard guns

    UNIDARE Cutting & Welding has added Bernard Q Series MIG welding guns to its range. The guns are available in 200, 350 and 500 A, 100 per cent duty cycle models.
  • Union man wins his job back at tribunal

    A LEEDS building firm has been ordered to reinstate a ceiling fixer who was sacked when he became a union shop steward.
  • UpRight wins US courtroom battle

    ACCESS equipment manufacturer UpRight has won a long-running legal dispute with rival US firm Grove.
  • UPTURN COMFORTS UK TRUCK MARKET

    THE construction industry has made a strong contribution to the revival of the British truck market.
  • Utility firms hit out over register policing

    ANGRY utility contractors are attacking local authorities which still award jobs to firms without New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) credentials.
  • VHE propelled by new orders

    NEW orders for large land reclamation schemes have surged ahead in recent months, thanks to an upturn in private sector work, according to Yorkshire reclamation contractor VHE.
  • Warehouse for ex-coal site

    MORRISONS, the Bradford supermarket group, plans to build a 20 million-plus warehouse distribution centre on the site of the last deep mine in the Lancashire coalfield.
  • Webber fights theft

    WEBBER Electro Components and FAW Electronics have jointly developed an ignition immobilisation device called the Striker.
  • Welsh road cheer fades

    THE Welsh Office will start work on just four road schemes, totalling a mere 22 million, in the next financial year.
  • What price the Bill for disabled access

    Now that the Disability Discrimination Bill has been tabled in Parliament, Kristina Sm ith looks at how homes can be designed for the disabled without costing a fortune
  • WHATS ON

    FEBRUARY 1, 15, MARCH 1
  • WHATS ON

    JANUARY 16-17
  • WHATS ON

    JANUARY 25
  • When Thor called it a day

    THE announcement at the end of last year that one of the leading names in the pneumatic breaker market, Thor Tools, was to close its UK operation surprised many in the industry. But few, if any, of the firms former competitors would agree that the withdrawal of this major player marked a stage in the overall decline of the pneumatic tool market.
  • WO to consider wind shields for viaduct

    THE Welsh Office is considering adding wind shielding to a new stretch of viaduct on the M4 motorway in South Wales.
  • Women tenants to get option of female worker

    FEMALE tenants in the London Borough of Islington may be given the right to demand that only women workers carry out repairs on their homes.
  • Woodwork group slaps claim on BEC

    THE British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is claiming more than 100,000 from the Building Employers Confederation (BEC) as part of the messy divorce of the two bodies.
  • Workers gamble on site success

    LABOUR relations on Britains building sites could change radically with the arrival of a revolutionary form of contract from the United States.
  • Working towards a vision of the future

    THE Laganside Corporation isnt like other development corporations.
  • World investors fillip for Labour

    A LABOUR government would not scare off international investors from ploughing money into London property developments.
  • World of Concrete at NEC

    EUROPEs annual concrete technology exhibition World of Concrete Europe returns to Britain this year, thanks to a tie-up with Interbuild. It will be held at the National Exhibition Centre from November 21-23 and runs concurrently with Interbuild.
  • YORKS

    The move to contract out the maintenance work follows industry regulator Ofwats demands for improved efficiency and productivity.
  • Yorks puts treatment plants out to tender

    YORKSHIRE Water has put the operation and maintenance of up to 182 sewage treatment plants and pumping stations out to tender in the first move of its kind among the privatised water companies.
  • ZF Gears up for Bauma show . . .

    GERMAN transmission and driveline manufacturer ZF Gears will unveil a host of components at the Bauma exhibition in Munich this April.
  • Zimbabwe task for TH

    A CONSORTIUM of three Trafalgar House firms led by UK-based Davy International has clinched a 50 million deal in Zimbabwe.
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