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Construction News
May 1994

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  • 05May94 ASIA: SPEND, SPEND, SPEND - ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE.

    Asia needs to spend $1 trillion (£660 billion) on its infrastructure by the turn of the century - equivalent to the entire annual GDP of the UK, according to the annual report of the Asian Development Bank. It warns that economic development will stall without sufficient infrastructure to service the region. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 CANADA: NORWEGIAN CONTRACTORS BROUGHT IN TO SUPERVISE CONSTRUCTION WORK ON HIBERNIA OFFSHORE PLATFORM.

    Offshore concrete platform builder Norwegian Contractors has been brought in to supervise construction work on the massive Hibernia offshore platform in Canada.The company will oversee work being carried out by the NODECO consortium, which includes Wimpey. Work at the site is now £750 million over budget. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 CHINA: CHINESE SHOPPING - OVE ARUP PARTNERSHIP.

    Ove Arup Partnership is to undertake geotechnical, structural and building services on a 180,000 sq m, eight-storey retail and entertainment complex at Guangzhou in southern China for the joint venture company Reichman Chai Tai. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 CHINA: DAM LOAN - THE WORLD BANK.

    The World Bank approved a $460 million (£300 million) loan to finance a 154 m high rockfill dam at Xiaolangdi in China, centrepiece of a $2.3 billion (£1.5 billion) plan to control flooding on the lower reaches of the Yellow River. The dam will generate 5400 gigawatts an hour and protect 103 million people from floods which have claimed a million lives over the past 50 years. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 CZECH REPUBLIC: MERZ IN CZECH FIRST.

    Tyneside consultant engineer Merz and McLellan has taken its first major project in the Czech Republic.Working for client Elektrarna CEZ and with Czech consultant Banske Projekty Ostrava, Merz will co-ordinate design and engineering work for the reconstruction of a coal-fired combined heat and power plant at Hodonin, south Moravia.Work starts this month, running until December 1997. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 FRANCE: EUROCONTRACTS - SAINT-DIZIER, FRANCE.

    Contractor: Societe Degremont, 183, avenue du 18 juin 1940, F-92508 Rueil Malmaison.Value: FF 64,044,00 (£7.4 million).Job: Refurbishment of a sewage-treatment plant.Client: Ville de saint-Dizier, place Briand, F-52100 Saint-Dizier. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 FRANCE: ROLL UP, ROLL UP FOR ROLL' HYDRO - HYDRO 7 INDUSTRIE'S HANDLER.

    Roll'Hydro is a handler from French firm Hydro 7 Industrie, for ISO containers up to 34 tonnes.It consists of four independent hydraulic jacks, activated by electro-pumps powered by a generator or from the mains. The self-contained unit is operated by either a switch box or radio remote control.The maximum lifting height is 1.6 m, at a speed of 0.5 m a minute and haulage speed is 5 kph.Hydro 7 Industrie 010 3377 809505. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 GERMANY: AMEC CAUGHT IN SCHNEIDER CRASH.

    By Peter Cooper.AMEC has been caught by the collapse of the German property empire of Jurgen Schneider, who fled the country two weeks ago with debts in excess of £3 billion.Amec had nearly completed a £10 million hotel in Leipzig for Schneider, and was also working on a car park. These two jobs were on a list of 11 major projects the 59-year-old developer was undertaking in the east German city.A spokesman for Amec said: 'The projects were approaching completion, and we are not ove
  • 05May94 GERMANY: EUROTENDERS - BERLIN, GERMANY.

    Job: To build an indoor swimming pool at Stadtbad Schoneberg, Hauptstrasse 38/39.Client: Bezirksamt Schoneberg von Berlin, Abteilung Bau-und Wohnungswesen, John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, D-10820 Berlin, tel: (030) 783 27 68, fax: (030) 783 88 22.Value: DM 44 million (£17.6 million).Completion: 30 months starting July 1994.Tender date: May 1994. Further information from the client. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 GERMANY: EUROTENDERS - BONN, GERMANY.

    Job: A turnkey contract to build public service buildings.Client: Deutsche Bundespot Postdienst, Generaldirektion, Geschaftsbereich 42, Postfach 30 00, D-53105 Bonn, tel: (02 28) 182-42 30/182-0, fax: (02 28) 182-70 23.Completion: Autumn 1994 until end 1998.Tender date: May 1994.Details: Further information from Vorstand der Deutschen Bundespost Postdienst, Heinrich-von-Stephan-Strasse 1, D-53175 Bonn. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 GERMANY: EUROTENDERS - CALW, GERMANY.

    Job: Roadworks comprising various engineering works.Client: Strassenbauamt Calw, Oberriedter Strasse 5, D-75365 Calw, tel: (070 51) 58 90.Completion: July 1994 until December 1996.Tender date: May 19.Documents from: Address above.Details: Documents are available until May 19. These cost DM 70 (£28) payable to Landesoberkasse Karlsruhe at the Baden-Wurttembergische Bank (BLZ 660 200 20), account number: 400 201 5800, quoting reference: 660708/1304/11901 - HUL 11/L 1173.02. Cheque/transfer
  • 05May94 GERMANY: EUROTENDERS - HALBERSTADT, GERMANY.

    Job: To build a lecture hall and laboratory (28,500 cu m ) for a technical college.Client: Staatshochbauamt Halberstadt, Grosse Rinstrasse, D-38806 Halberstadt, tel: (039 41) 67 10, fax: (039 41) 67 11 07.Completion: 30 months starting August 1994.Tender date: May 1994. Further information from the client. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 GERMANY: EUROTENDERS - HAMMELBURG, GERMANY.

    Job: Building extensions for a sewage treatment plant at Klaranlage Hammelburg including electrical installation work and landscaping.Value: DM 25 million (£10 million).Completion: 2 years starting July/August/September 1994.Tender date: July/August/September 1994.Details: Further information from Regierung von Unterfranken (VOB-Stelle), Petersplatz 9, D-97013 Wurzbueg, tel: (09 31) 38 01, fax: (09 31) 1 38 77. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 GERMANY: EUROTENDERS - HOF WEST, GERMANY.

    Job: To strengthen the A9 motorway between Hof West-Munchen Nord.Client: Autobahndirektion Nordbayern, Flaschenhofstrasse 55, D-90402 Nurnberg, tel: (09 11) 46 21-01, fax: (09 11) 46 21-456.Value: DM 90 million-DM 105 million (£36 million-£42 million).Completion: 3 years starting in the last quarter of 1994.Tender date: Third quarter of 1994.Details: Further information from Oberste Baubehorde im Bayerischen Staatsministerium des Innern. German. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 GERMANY: EUROTENDERS - IDAR-OBERSTEIN, GERMANY.

    Job: A turnkey contract to build a vocational school at Idar-Oberstein.Client: Landkreis Birkenfeld, Schlossallee 11, D-55765 Birkenfeld, tel: (067 82) 153 01.Completion: September 1994 until April 1997.Tender date: May 11.Details: Further information from CP Consultpartner Saar GmbH, Reichsstrasse 1, D-66111 Saarbrucken, tel: (06 81) 419 16, fax: (06 81) 49 93 77. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 GERMANY: EUROTENDERS - LENGGRIES, GERMANY.

    Job: Flood-control works including construction of a back-up 400-cu m/s intake, spillway (550 m) and outlet.Client: Freistaat Bayern, vertreten durch Wasserwirtschaftsamt Weilheim, Putrichstrasse 15, D-82362 Weilheim in OB, tel: (08 81) 182, fax: (08 81) 182-162.Completion: 2.5 years starting 1 September 1994.Tender date: May 20.Apply by: May 6 to address above. Offers in German. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 GERMANY: EUROTENDERS - SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN, GERMANY.

    Job: Roadworks including bridgeworks at Kreis Plon.Client: Strassenneubauamt Mitte, Alemannenstrasse 14/18, D-24539 Neumunster, tel: (043 21) 495-0, fax: (043 21) 49 51 00.Value: DM 49.7 million (£19.9 million).Completion: October 1994 until 2002.Tender date: August 1994.Details: Further information from Landesamt fur Strassenbau und Strassenverkehr Schleswig-Holstein, Mercatorstrasse 9, D-24106 Kiel. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 GERMANY: EUROTENDERS - WINSEN, GERMANY.

    Job: Construction work including earthworks, pile driving, laying of pipelines, concrete and masonry work at Winsen/Luhe.Client: Landkreis Harburg, Der Oberkreisdirektor, Schlossplatz 6, D-21414 Winsen/Luhe, tel: (041 71) 693-357, fax: (041 71) 693-540.Completion: July 1994 until September 1996.Tender date: June 1.Documents from: Architekten BDA, Poos Insensee, Torgarten 7, D-30559 Hannover, tel: (05 11) 52 25 59, fax: (05 11) 52 45 10.Details: Documents are available until May 11. These cost
  • 05May94 GERMANY: TOLENT DOUBLE - TOLENT BAU.

    Tolent Bau, Gateshead firm Tolent's German subsidiary, has two contracts together worth £10 million. In Rosslau, Russian officers' quarters will be converted into flats under an £8 million contract; in Berlin work on an office/residential scheme has started in Ruppiner Chaussee. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 HONG KONG: BRITS INVITED TO TENDER FOR LAP KOK FREIGHT SITE.

    British firms are understood to be among those invited to tender for a contract to oversee the construction of a HK$320 million (£30 million) air freight terminal at Hong Kong's new Chep Lap Kok airport.The invitation is being held by Singapore's Changi International Airport Services (CIAS), one of three outfits shortlisted by the Provisional Airport Authority (PAA) to bid for the concession.CIAS comprises Hong Kong Airport Services, China Merchant Holdings, Singapore Airport Terminal Se
  • 05May94 HONG KONG: FIRMS WIN 12-WEEK ROW OVER HK AIRPORT.

  • 05May94 HONG KONG: HIGH WIRE ACT - CLEVELAND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING.

    The busy Ma Wan channel in Hong Kong had to be closed for 24 hours while Cleveland Structural Engineering linked the towers of the Tsing Ma suspension bridge with the first two wires. The crucial operation opens the way for temporary works during the next two months which will allow the main cables to be formed by aerial spinning. The two 32 mm wires spanning the 1.37 km wide busy shipping lane will be used to haul other wires across the channel which will be covered in mesh and wood to creat
  • 05May94 HONG KONG: HONG KONG DEMOLITION DERBY.

  • 05May94 INDONESIA: BALI HOTEL - BAKRIE GROUP GRANTED PLANNING PERMISSION.

    Indonesia has granted planning permission to the Bakrie Group for a $200 million (£130 million) five-star Meridien hotel on a Bali island despite its proximity to some Hindu temples.The 380 apartment, 156 villa complex and golf course are 2 km from the sacred place, which the government thought was far enough. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 INDONESIA: BID CUT ORDER - INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT DEMANDS BID CUTS.

    The Indonesian government has demanded that three foreign consortia cut their bids for three power stations on Java by a fifth, or face a competitive tendering process.The government rejected original bids of $2.1 billion (£1.4 billion) awarded without competitive tender by the state electricity company as too expensive.The consortia are: Asea Brown Boveri and Marubeni for a 1,000 MW plant in west Java; Mitsubishi and General Electric for an 805 MW plant in east Java; and General Electri
  • 05May94 ITALY: AXLE ARRIVAL FROM ITALY - CLARK-HURTH COMPONENTS.

    Italian based Clark-Hurth Components has announced two new axles and a powershift transmission, and expects to start production of a planetary axle with liquid cooled brakes later this year.First of the axles is model 183, an addition to its rigid planetary axle line. It has been developed initially for 17.5 tonne front-end loaders.Features include a nodular cast iron housing for better axle strength and a variety of flange to flange lengths for different applications.The axle can be mounted
  • 05May94 JAPAN: A GLIMPSE OF THE RISING SUN.

  • 05May94 JAPAN: JAPAN ON THE UP - HOUSING STARTS.

    Housing starts in Japan have risen by 6.3 per cent in the past year. Private homes and condominiums led the upward trend with construction work beginning on 1,509,787 homes in total. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 NETHERLANDS: BALLAST FOR FLOAT.

    Ballast Nedam, the Dutch contractor which was owned by British Aerospace until last year, is being floated on the Amsterdam stock market.The shares will be floated at 'at least' Dfl70 a share (£24.85), around eight times 1993 earnings per share. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 PHILIPPINES: COAL POWER CONTRACT AWARDED TO HOPEWELL HOLDINGS.

    A $2 billion (£1.3 billion) coal-fired power station contract in the Philippines has been awarded to Hopewell Holdings of Hong Kong by the National Power Corporation. The build-operate-and-transfer project will be finished in five years and run on a 25-year lease. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 QATAR: FLOUR POWER - TAYLOR WOODROW.

    Taylor Woodrow International has a US$22.5 million (£15 million) contract for a flour mill in Doha Port, Qatar, for the Qatar Flour Mills Company.Work includes constructing silos, mill buildings, a warehouse, offices and a mosque as well as external works on reclaimed land.The 22-month contract will be completed by mid-1996, when the mill will produce 400 tonnes of flour a day and have a storage capacity of 60,000 tonnes. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: LIGHT RAIL LIFTS DUBLIN'S SPIRITS - QUARRYVALE SHOPPING SCHEME TOO.

    By Jim Kenny.A £200 million light rail system and a £100 million shopping development are set to give the city of Dublin a major boost.The Irish government has now re-affirmed its commitment to the light rail system proposed for the city, despite earlier fears that a slowdown in the pace of European Union investment could put the project in jeopardy.The light rail project is one of a number of schemes listed under the government's National Plan, which also includes major road projec
  • 05May94 RUSSIA: BRITISH GAS TO BEGIN LENGAS CONTRACT AT END OF MONTH.

    British Gas is due to start a 14-week contract at the end of this month to renew part of the St Petersburg pipeline system for the city gas company Lengas. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 SOUTH AFRICA: SPENDING PROMISE FROM ANC.

    The newly empowered ANC is set to redress the imbalances of South Africa's apartheid infrastructure.Plans include massive spending on construction, water and electrification schemes which are expected to cost around £8 billion over the next five years.South Africa's National Reconstruction and Development Programme expects to provide work and training for 2.5 million people over the next 10 years in an attempt to relieve unemployment and provide basic housing for the country's black majo
  • 05May94 SOUTH KOREA: TYCOON RETIRES - HYUNDAI GROUP.

    South Korean industrial tycoon Chung Ju-yung, founder of the giant Hyundai Group, has decided to retire.Now 78 and honourary chairman of Hyundai, he started his working life as a delivery boy. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - VALENCIA, SPAIN.

    Job: To build a university at Valencia.Client: Generalitat Valenciana, Consejeria de Educacion y Ciencia, Avenida Campanar, 32-34 E-460150 Valencia, tel: (96) 386 65 00, fax: (96) 349 05 75.Value: Pta 2,139,430,760 (£10.7 million).Tender date: May 18.Details: Further information may be obtained from the client. Offers in Spanish. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 SWEDEN: VOLVO REFOCUSES WITH £3BN SALE.

    Volvo has announced plans to sell up to SKr40 billion (£3.4 billion) of assets so that it can focus its operations on vehicle production. The move is likely to be good news for the construction equipment, trucks and engines divisions, which have been identified as core businesses for Volvo's future.The Swedish company's incoming chief executive, Soren Gyll, plans to reverse the strategy of his predecessor, Pehr Gyllenhammar.Mr Gyllenhammar wanted to broaden Volvo's holdings in non-automo
  • 05May94 THAILAND: PRIVATE RAIL CONTRACT FOR GEC-ALSTHOM.

    Anglo-French group GEC-Alsthom and Bangkok-based Italian Thai Development Corporation has won a $1 billion (£660 million) privately-funded elevated railway system in Bangkok. Construction is expected to take two years. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: £13M RAF WINNER - JOHN MOWLEM.

    John Mowlem has won contracts from the Ministry of Defence worth £13 million. The main element is for 100 homes at RAF Wattisham. Other jobs are to be carried out at bases in Cardington, Bedfordshire, and High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: £30M HOMES MAY RISE FROM HOVIS PLOT - MILL BOUGHT BY CAWICK AND FL ESTATES.

    Luxury homes are planned at the old Hovis riverside factory in London in a project estimated to be worth at least £30 million.The Battersea Flour Mill has been empty since 1992 and has now been bought for an estimated £4.5 million by Cawick Property Company, a division of British Land Quantum, in association with FL Estates.Architect Richard Rogers is working on designs for the scheme at the 19,000 sq m mill buildings on the 1.75 ha site. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: £7M CONTRACT FOR HIGGS AND HILL.

    Higgs and Hill has taken a £7 million contract to build a magistrates court in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. The three-storey building will house eight courts, with cells and offices and is set for completion early next year. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: ADVICE FOR VICTIMS' FAMILIES - SITE DEATHS.

    Health and Safety Executive chiefs are drawing up advice leaflets for families hit by site deaths.The move follows pressure from leaders of the Relatives' Support Group during a meeting with HSE director general John Rimington.Inspectors will hand the forms out to bereaved families as part of their investigations.The leaflets will explain exactly what the inspector, police and coroner will do and outline what can happen in terms of criminal and civil proceedings. Advice centres and helplines
  • 05May94 UK: ALEXANDER MARCAR WORKING ON THE CHAIN GANG.

    Tyre chain dealer Alexander Marcar has become an agent for Kettenwerk conveyor chains and elements. Marketed as HEKO the chains are used in quarrying and mining, mineral processing and bulk handling machinery.081 940 8201. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: AMEY AND LAING TO DEBUT ON SCOTS ROAD.

    Amey and Laing have for the first time appeared on the tender lists for a section of the Scottish Office's A74(M) project.The firms are among eight contractors vying for the latest part of the scheme - the £12 million phase two Ecclefechan-Eaglesfield stretch.Others in the hunt are Morrison, Farrans, Fife Contractors, Miller, Balfour Beatty and Shanks and McEwan.All contenders must produce a conforming lump-sum fixed-price bid, but have the option of also working up two alternative tende
  • 05May94 UK: ANCHOR DISPOSES OF INSERTS - ITW BUILDEX.

    PVC-u window and door frames can be fixed quickly and easily to masonry with the new FS211 heavy duty anchor from ITW Buildex.The anchor speeds the job by removing the need for plugs, inserts or permanent packers.ITW Buildex, 0734 261044. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: ANCHORS AWEIGH AT ITW - ITW RED HEAD'S REDIFORM UNDERCUT ANCHOR.

    ITW Red Head's Rediform undercut anchor provides a critical load bearing fixing in high strength concrete, both in the tensile and compression zones.Rediform can be installed close to edges and in cracked concrete, at reduced intervals between anchors, and in areas where embedment depth may be limited. The anchor works on an undercut taper principle.First, a hole is drilled to the correct depth by a special drill. The tapered undercut is formed next and the hole is cleared of debris.The ancho
  • 05May94 UK: ANOTHER BOOM ON THE WAY?

    Only whisper it, but are we heading for another boom? And does that mean another bust will be following shortly behind?As in the mid 1980s, London and the South is leading the industry out of recession, according to Glenigan's latest figures. The region's first quarter figure for main contract awards is just over £2.9 billion, the highest for any quarter since we started collecting statistics at the end of 1990, and two-and-a-half times the total for the same period last year.The biggest
  • 05May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT LOVELL.

    Sir David Hardy has been appointed non-executive chairman, succeeding Antony Hichens. Sir David is chairman of Bankers Trust Investment Management and a director of Hanson. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT MARUBENI-KOMATSU.

    Mike Holmes has joined the plant distributor's board as director and general manager. He has been with the firm for 13 years. Also joining the board is Mick Nakada, who came to the UK company last year, having been with Marubeni in Baghdad up to the time of the Gulf War. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT MOUCHEL MANAGEMENT.

    Jeff Morris has become managing director of the Mouchel group's capital projects arm. He succeeds Tony Sanders, who retires but who will continue to provide consultancy on dispute management. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT TBV STANGER.

    The materials testing and analysis arm of the Tarmac and Black and Veatch joint venture has appointed Peter Robery as technical director. Dr Robery is also chairman of the British Standards Institution committee on concrete repair mortars. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT TWIGDEN HOMES.

    Kier's house building subsidiary has a new managing director. He is David Homer, who was managing director of Beazer Homes (East). CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: BACK TO BASES - COSTAIN-TAYLOR WOODROW.

    Slip forming of walls and towers is under way on the first concrete gravity base tank for North Sea oil production to be built at Hunterston since 1982. The £50 million base is being built by Costain-Taylor Woodrow for use in BP's Harding field.When complete in 1995, the 70,000 tonnes base will be towed to its site and sunk 110 metres to lie on the sea bed as a foundation for a 24,000 tonnes jack-up platform. The T-shaped base measures 115 by 120 m, with three towers each of 19 m diamete
  • 05May94 UK: BALDRY TO EASE RESTRICTIONS ON DLO WORK.

    Environment minister Tony Baldry looks likely to relax restrictions on direct labour organisations that prevent them from bidding for work with other local authorities.He told an Association of Direct Labour Organisations conference in Chesterfield that he was 'not unsympathetic' to complaints about rules that effectively limit DLOs to working for their own councils.This means that DLOs can lose contracts to the private sector, but have no way to expand their market.Mr Baldry said: 'I don't t
  • 05May94 UK: BETT BOUNCES BACK.

    Bett Brothers, the Dundee-based house builder, has staged a strong first half recovery with pre-tax profits rising to £3.1 million in the six months to February (1993: £551,000).The firm raised its housing sales to 84 units from 66 despite a disrupted building programme because of harsh winter weather. Full year sales are expected to reach 200 units.Bett also booked £1.7 million of commercial property profits, largely from the completion of a joint venture with BAA at Heathfiel
  • 05May94 UK: BLUE CIRCLE PIPS RIVALS TO SECOND CHUNNEL STATION.

  • 05May94 UK: BOVIS SCOOPS SUPERMARKET TREBLE - SAFEWAY CONTRACTS.

    Bovis has taken on three projects totalling more than £18 million for supermarket chain Safeway.In Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Bovis will build a 3,000 sq m store under a management contract. At Camden, north London, the firm will build a 3,000 sq m foodstore and filling station. And in Aylesford, Kent, under a management contract, Bovis will refurbish and upgrade a 7,500 sq m cold store. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: BULGING BLACKTOP FORCES CLOSURE OF LIMEHOUSE LINK.

    Balfour Beatty/Amec has been called back to repair bulging blacktop on the Limehouse Link, less than a year after the road opened.A section of the £255 million link - Europe's most expensive stretch of road - will close for five days from May 5 for essential repairs.In January, bulges in the road surface appeared, caused by a build-up of water between the road's asphalt surface and its concrete base.Now the London Docklands Development Corporation has instructed the contractor to remove
  • 05May94 UK: CALL FOR RETHINK ON 'GOLD-PLATED' OFFICES.

    Leading developers, designers and engineers are calling for a radical rethink of design practices to avoid building 'gold plated', over-specified offices.A 12-strong working party of experts formed by the British Council of Offices claims a few key reforms could cut up to 10 per cent from the cost of future offices.And this week it published a report designed as a new draft standard specification for urban offices.The working party says the late 1980s office boom prompted a rise in specificat
  • 05May94 UK: CAMPAIGNERS HOPE TRAGEDY WILL FORCE ATTITUDE CHANGE - ST JOHN'S BRIDGE TRAGEDY.

    Safety campaigners hope the St John's Bridge tragedy will be a watershed in the way site deaths are handled by the authorities.British Rail and Tilbury Douglas Construction face trial at Inner London Crown Court after the deaths of Frank Warren and Nicholas Scott in June 1992. An unlawful killing verdict was returned by Southwark Coroners Court following a seven-day inquest last October.Construction union UCATT general secretary George Brumwell said: 'Coroners don't usually want to know about
  • 05May94 UK: CAT LOOKS TO THE SMALLER MARKET FOR MORE SALES.

  • 05May94 UK: CAT SNAPS UP RIGHTS TO DJI TELEHANDLERS.

  • 05May94 UK: CIEC BEHIND ON LATHAM REVIEW.

    Main contractors and building materials producers have missed last Friday's deadline for submissions and comments on Sir Michael Latham's sweeping review of the construction industry.Firms working under the umbrella of the Construction Industry Employers Council (CIEC) are still working on their response to Sir Michael's draft proposals.And the CIEC's comments are not expected to be finalised until tomorrow (Friday) - a week past the deadline.A member of Sir Michael's team said: 'We did ask f
  • 05May94 UK: CITB SCHEMES FOR AUTUMN LAUNCH - CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD.

    The Construction Industry Training Board launches its first two pilot trainee schemes this autumn under the Government's new modern apprenticeships initiative.For the first time young trainees will be taught up to national vocational qualification level 3 standard, instead of level 2 which is the previous norm for youth training schemes.The apprentices will be based at Hastings College and at Wimpey's training centre in Manchester.The pilots also mark the debut of two of the new training rout
  • 05May94 UK: CODE OF CONDUCT - BUILDING AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

    The Building research organisation BSRIA has launched an environmental code of conduct covering building from design to demolition.The voluntary code, sponsored by the Department of Environment and Industry, aims to cut buildings' energy use and carbon dioxide emission. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: COLLABORATION NEED NOT MEAN MERGERS - CONSTRUCTION.

  • 05May94 UK: CONSTRUCTION COULD BE MOVING OUT OF RECESSION.

  • 05May94 UK: CONSTRUCTION URGED TO TUNE INTO TECHNOLOGY - STANHOPE WINS AWARD.

  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTOR WITH NO TOILETS ON 'GRIM' SITE FINED £1,600 - GB DEVELOPMENTS.

    A contractor was fined £1,600 because there were no toilets on one of its sites.Liverpool-based Stephen Bolton and Roy Griffiths, trading as GB Developments, pleaded guilty to three breaches of the Construction, Health and Welfare Regulations.Birkenhead magistrates were told that Health and Safety Executive inspector Neil Jamieson could find no drinking water or washing facilities when he visited the New Brighton site.GB Developments had been on site for six months during construction of
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - AIRDRIE, STRATHCLYDE - CHAPELSIDE.

    Job: Re-roofing of local authority houses.Contractor: WM Watt and Sons, Coatbridge.Awarded by: Monklands District Council, Coatbridge.Value: £121,124. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - AIRDRIE, STRATHCLYDE - THRASHBUSH (BISF).

    Job: Re-roofing of local authority houses.Contractor: Tarlan Services, Edinburgh.Awarded by: Monklands District Council, Coatbridge.Value: £208,219. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - ALTENS, GRAMPIAN - CRAWPEEL ROAD.

    Job: Construction, design and build of a new two storey steel-framed laboratory of 700 sq metres and the creation of an additional 350 sq metres of office accommodation by erecting another floor on top of exiting two storey office block.Contractor: Span Construction, Scotstown Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen.Awarded by: BJS Oilfield Technology Ltd, Crawpeel Road, Altens.Value: £450,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - ARDROSSAN, STRATHCLYDE - FIRE STATION.

    Job: Alterations to fire station to form West Command HQ.Contractor: Regional Council's Building and Works Department, Bellshill.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £505,528. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS - GREAT PARK, RUBERY.

    Job: Infrastructure works as phase one of a proposed large development which will include a supermarket.Completion: Work has started for completion in mid January, 1995.Contractor: John Laing Construction, Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands.Awarded by: Corporate Land Development (Rubery Hollymoor).Value: £2.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BLACKWOOD, GWENT - HIGHFIELD - E.A. BOND CONTRACTORS.

    Job: Infrastructure works at Libanns Fields comprising provision of roads and sewers.Completion: 3 months starting 11 April 1994.Contractor: E.A. Bond Contractors.Awarded by: Town and Suburban Properties.Value: £250,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BORDERS REGION - THE A7 SOUTH OF HAWICK.

    Job: Improvements at Colterscleuch.Completion: 34 weeks starting in April 1994.Contractor: Borders Direct Labour Organisation.Awarded by: The Scottish Office.Value: £1.16 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BORDERS REGION - THE A7 SOUTH OF HAWICK.

    Job: Improvements between Mosspeeble to Bush.Completion: 32 weeks starting in April 1994.Contractor: Farrans Construction.Awarded by: The Scottish Office.Value: £1.06 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BRISTOL, AVON - AVONMEADS RETAIL PARK, ST PHILLIPS.

    Job: The construction of seven single-storey, non food retail units with a total floor area of 10,868 sq m.Completion: Work has started for completion on October 28.Contractor: Wilcon Construction, Wilcon House, 18 Apex Court, Woodlands, Almondsbury, Bristol, Avon.Awarded by: Wilson Connolly Properties.Value: £3.4 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BRISTOL, AVON - EASTON ROAD, EASTON - WICKENS CONSTRUCTION.

    Job: The construction of seven flats in a part two-and part three-storey block.Completion: Work has started for completion in December.Contractor: Wickens Construction, Suite B, Glentworth Court, Lime Kiln Close, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, Avon.Awarded by: Sovereign Housing Association.Value: £290,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BRISTOL, AVON - GLENSIDE HOSPITAL - EBC CONSTRUCTION.

    Job: Refurbishment of an existing cinema.Contractor: EBC Construction, Bristol.Awarded by: Avon and Gloucestershire College of Health.Value: £200,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BRISTOL, AVON - JOB - A CONTRACT TO EXTEND AND COMPLETELY REFURBISH A HOSTEL FOR THE HOMELESS.

    Contractor: EBC Construction, Bristol.Awarded by: English Churches Housing association.Value: £1.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BRISTOL, AVON - SOUTHMEAD HOSPITAL - EBC CONSTRUCTION.

    Job: Refurbishment of a gynaecological ward.Contractor: EBC Construction, Bristol.Awarded by: Southmead Health Services.Value: £274,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CHELMSFORD, ESSEX - COUNTY HOUSE, COUNTY SQUARE, NEW LONDON ROAD.

    Job: Fitting out works to a two-storey office building.Completion: Work has started for completion by the end of June.Contractor: Wilson Construction, Wilcon House, high Street, Elstree, Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire.Awarded by: New London Road Developments.Value: £332,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CLYDEBANK, STRATHCLYDE - KILBOWIE.

    Job: Construction of primary school.Contractor: John Dickie Construction, Glasgow.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £1.4 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - COATBRIDGE, STRATHCLYDE - KIRKWOOD.

    Job: Re-roofing of local authority housing.Contractor: Muir Robertson, Airdrie.Awarded by: Monklands District Council, Coatbridge.Value: £108,935. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - COVENTRY, WEST MIDLANDS - WESTWOOD BUSINESS PARK, WESTWOOD WAY.

    Job: Fitting out works to a four-storey headquarters building.Completion: Work has started for completion by the end of September.Contractor: John Laing Construction, Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands.Awarded by: Powergen.Value: £4.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - COVENTRY, WEST MIDLANDS.

    Job: The fitting out of a three storey office block measuring approximately 12,700 sq m.Completion: Work is expected to be completed in January 1995.Contractor: Laing Midlands.Awarded by: PowerGen.Value: £4 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DALDOWIE, STRATHCLYDE - SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS.

    Job: Phase 3 Refurbishments.Contractor: Mackenzie Construction, Glasgow.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £267,295. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DALKEITH, LOTHIAN REGION - THE FORMER DALKEITH COLLIERY SITE.

    Job: To build a Rural Temporary Accommodation Unit which includes the formation of 20 caravan pitches, a single storey amenity building, site office and warden's accommodation.Contractor: Miller Construction, Rugby, Warwickshire.Awarded by: East Lothian and Midlothian District Councils.Value: £420,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DERBY - WASTE RECLAMATION WORKS, MEGALOUGHTON LANE, SPONDON.

    Job: The construction of new imported and indigenous sludge reception and treatment facilities.Completion: Work has started for completion on April 30.Contractor: Trafalgar House Construction (Region), 70 Tamworth Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.Awarded by: Severn Trent Water.Value: £482,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DINMAEL, NORTH WALES - THE A5 TRUNK ROAD AT GLYN BENDS, SOME 7 KM WEST OF CORWEN.

    Job: To upgrade a 2.3 km stretch of road including construction of a single carriageway improvement with a climbing lane for most of its length, two retaining walls, one box culvert, safety fencing and drainage work.Completion: Work is due to start in May and scheduled for completion within 21 months.Contractor: Miller Civil Engineering.Awarded by: The Welsh Office.Value: £4.1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DORCHESTER, DORSET - THE GENERAL HOSPITAL, PRINCES STREET.

    Job: The construction of sub structures as phase two of the general hospital development works.Completion: Work has started for completion on December 2.Contractor: Trafalgar House Construction, 8 Colleton Crescent, Exeter, Devon.Awarded by: West Dorset General Hospital NHS Trust.Value: £2.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DUNDEE, TAYSIDE - ALLOWAY PLACE.

    Job: Sheltered housing developments.Completion: Now to February 1995.Contractor: Torith, Hawkhill, Dundee.Awarded by: Servite Housing Association, 118 Strathdearn Road, Broughty Ferry, Dundee.Value: £435,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DUNDEE, TAYSIDE - NINEWELLS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL SCHOOL.

    Job: To build a 2,500 sq m, single storey, purpose-built sterile services department.Completion: Work has started and is scheduled for completion by the end of April 1995.Contractor: Miller Construction (Scotland).Awarded by: Dundee Teaching Hospital's NHS Trust.Value: £2.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DUNDEE, TAYSIDE - WEST PITKERRO.

    Job: To build an extension to a frozen food factory.Completion: Work is under way for completion in 6 months.Contractor: Forman Construction.Awarded by: A joint venture between Top Hat Foods and Scottish Enterprise Tayside.Value: £1.9 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DUNFERMLINE, FIFE - ADJACENT TO HALBEATH RETAIL PARK.

    Job: A reclamation project to provide 17 acres of development land.Completion: Work has started and is due for completion by the end of this year.Contractor: I and H Brown, Perth.Awarded by: Fife Enterprise.Value: £2.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DYCE, GRAMPIAN - JOB - REFURBISHMENT OF BROOMFIELD HOUSE.

    Completion: Now to July 1994.Contractor: Hall and Tawse, Northfield, Aberdeen.Awarded by: Aberdeen Airport, Dyce, Aberdeen.Value: £432,592. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - EASTLEIGH, HAMPSHIRE.

    Job: To build the Hampshire Health and Tennis Club comprising 16 courts, 10 of which are indoor, a multi-gym, aerobic studios and indoor training pool. A separate health and beauty care centre and creche are also provided.Completion: Work has just started and is due for completion in October 1994.Contractor: Try Build.Awarded by: Invicta Leisure (Tennis).Value: £4.7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN REGION - DUNBAR.

    Job: Refurbishment of bank premises.Contractor: Peel Contracting, Edinburgh.Awarded by: Bank of Scotland.Value: £130,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN REGION - WESTWAY PARK, SIGHTHILL.

    Job: To build a new warehouse unit with office space.Contractor: Miller Construction, Rugby, Warwickshire.Awarded by: New Edinburgh Ltd.Value: £400,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - EDINBURGH.

    Job: To install security and concierge offices in six multi-storey blocks.Contractor: Tarmac Construction.Awarded by: Edinburgh City Council.Value: £800,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - EDINBURGH.

    Job: A new housing development.Contractor: Peel Contracting, Edinburgh.Awarded by: Noredin Housing Association.Value: £350,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - FELTHAM, MIDDLESEX - SYDNEY ROAD.

    Job: The construction of 27 two-and three-bedroom dwellings (a mixture of flats and houses).Completion: Work has started for completion in March 1995.Contractor: Wickens Construction, Eastworth Road, Chertsey, Surrey.Awarded by: Ealing Family Housing Association.Value: £1.15 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - FIFE - ROSYTH - PEEL CONTRACTING.

    Job: Upgrading of married quarters.Contractor: Peel Contracting, Edinburgh.Awarded by: Ministry of Defence.Value: £300,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - ANNBANK STREET - JOHN DICKIE.

    Job: New housing.Contractor: John Dickie Construction.Awarded by: Reidvale Housing Association.Value: £2.4 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - BELLAHOUSTON.

    Job: Refurbishment of Academy.Contractor: Wimpey Construction, Bishopbriggs.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £4.4 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - BRITANNIA COURT, BOTHWELL STREET.

    Job: Fitting out of offices.Contractor: John Dickie Construction.Awarded by: Britannia Life.Value: £1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - CENTRAL GLASGOW.

    Job: The complete renovation of all seven floors of an office building.Completion: Work is scheduled for completion in June 1995.Contractor: Costain Building and Civil Engineering, Scottish Office.Awarded by: Scottish Life Assurance.Value: £5.3 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - CENTRAL GLASGOW.

    Job: Alteration, refurbishment and fitting out work at a department store.Completion: Work has started and will complete in mid-July.Contractor: Costain Building and Civil Engineering, Scottish Office.Awarded by: House of Fraser.Value: £772,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - CLARKSTON - JOHN DICKIE.

    Job: Alterations and extension of St Joseph's Primary School.Contractor: John Dickie Construction, Glasgow.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £599,995. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - GLASGOW AIRPORT - JOHN DICKIE.

    Job: Refurbishment works.Contractor: John Dickie Construction.Awarded by: Scottish Airports.Value: £450,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - ST ANDREWS DRIVE - JOHN DICKIE.

    Job: New balcony screens.Contractor: John Dickie Construction.Awarded by: Glasgow District Council.Value: £400,000 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GREATER GRIMSBY, HUMBERSIDE - HEWITTS CIRCUS.

    Job: Construction of four retail units, total floor area 4,400 sq m with 300 space car park and landscaping.Completion: Work just underway for completion in August, 1994.Contractor: Simons Construction, Monks Road, Lincoln LN3 4NU.Awarded by: Simons Estates.Value: £1,500,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GUILDFORD, SURREY - GILL AVENUE.

    Job: The construction of 36 study/bedrooms for student nurses in a three-storey block.Completion: Anticipated start date is during May for completion in 20 weeks.Contractor: Well-placed for the job is Wicken Construction, Eastwood Road, Chertsey, Surrey.Awarded by: Royal Surrey School of Nursing Appeal.Value: Approx £430,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - HAMILTON, STRATHCLYDE - JOB - PHASE 2 OF HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL.

    Contractor: Regional Council's Building and Words Department, Bellshill.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £322,688. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - ILFRACOMBE NORTH DEVON - JOHN BROWN ENGINEERING.

    Job: A contract for a new sewage treatment plant including the design, supply, installation and commissioning of all the process, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation aspects of the project.Completion: Work has started and is scheduled for completion by the end of June 1995.Contractor: John Brown Engineering, Clydebank, Scotland.Awarded by: South West Water Services.Value: Around £2.25 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - ISLE OF MULL, STRATHCLYDE - CONSTRUCTION OF A848 TO TOBERMORY ROAD, BALISCALE.

    Contractor: Torosay Sandpit, Isle of Mull.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £352,457. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - KENT - SHEERNESS.

    Job: Design and build of a new car park.Contractor: Cliffe Construction, Rochester, Kent.Awarded by: CoSteel Sheerness.Value: £269,999. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - KIRKCALDY, FIFE - HUNTER STREET.

    Job: Construction of new office block.Completion: Now to January 1995.Contractor: WH Brown Construction, West Pitkerro Industrial Estate, Dundee.Awarded by: Brown Construction, Dundee.Value: £1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LANARK, STRATHCLYDE - REGIONAL COUNCIL'S CENTRAL LANARK AREA.

    Job: Ground Maintenance (soft landscaping) contract, 1994-1996.Contractor: Roads Direct, Glasgow.Awarded by: Strathcldye Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £174,587. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LEICESTER - STENSON ROAD, COALVILLE.

    Job: Construction of a two-storey office building.Completion: Work has started for completion on September 9.Contractor: Trafalgar House Construction (Regions), 70 Tamworth Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.Awarded by: WM Morrison (Supermarkets).Value: £492,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LICHFIELD ROAD, CHARLESTOWN.

    Job: The construction of nine houses and associated external works.Completion: Work has started for completion in January, 1995.Contractor: Tarmac Contract Housing, Dock Office, Trafford Road, Manchester.Awarded by: Manchester Methodist Housing Association.Value: £358,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LICHFIELD, STAFFORDSHIRE - ALEXANDRA HOUSE, QUEEN STREET.

    Job: Internal refurbishment works to an office building.Completion: Work has started for completion in October.Contractor: Tarmac Refurb, Metropolitan House, 1 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands.Awarded by: The Police Mutual Assurance Society.Value: £348,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LINCOLN - RAF WADDINGTON.

    Job: The construction of a two-storey senior NCO's mess, comprising public rooms, kitchen, dining room and offices.Completion: Work has started for completion on February 28, 1995.Contractor: Trafalgar House Construction (Regions), 70 Tamworth Road, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicesterhire.Awarded by: Secretary of State for Defence.Value: £2.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE - DALE STREET.

    Job: Alteration and refurbishment works to bank premises.Completion: Work has started for completion in December.Contractor: Tarmac Construction North West, New Chester Road, Bromborough, Wirral, Merseyside.Awarded by: Midland Bank.Value: £1.1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - CHAMBERLAYN ROAD, KENSAL RISE.

    Job: The construction of a three-storey block of eight flats and an attached Baptist Church.Completion: Work has started for completion in March 1995.Contractor: Wickens Construction, Eastworth Road, Chertsey, Surrey.Awarded by: Willesden Free Church Housing Association.Value: £919,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - E14 - ROBIN HOOD GARDENS.

    Job: Environmental improvements to upgrade the area.Completion: Work is due to start shortly for completion in 15 weeks.Contractor: Cliffe Construction, Rochester, Kent.Awarded by: London Borough of Tower Hamlets.Value: £152,794. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - HARLECH GARDENS, HESTON.

    Job: Refurbishment works to four 3-storey blocks comprising 52 flats.Completion: Work has started for completion in March 1995.Contractor: Wickens Construction, Eastworth Road, Chertsey, Surrey.Awarded by: London Borough of Hounslow.Value: £1.38 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - SW1 - NO 1, KNIGHTSBRIDGE.

    Job: A fast-track contract to install new dealer rooms, offices and banking facilities.Completion: Work has just started for completion in mid July of this year.Contractor: Wiltshier Construction (London), Barking.Awarded by: Saudi International Bank.Value: £3 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LOTHIAN - BALERNO - PEEL CONTRACTING.

    Job: The renovation of Harmeny Lodge.Contractor: Peel Contracting, Edinburgh.Awarded by: Save The Children Fund.Value: £150,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LOTHIAN - LIBERTON HOSPITAL - PEEL CONTRACTING.

    Job: To build a new entrance.Contractor: Peel Contracting, Edinburgh.Awarded by: Lothian Health Board.Value: £100,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - MANCHESTER - COVERDALE CRESCENT, ARDWICK.

    Job: The construction of 24 houses and associated external works.Completion: Work has started for completion in October, 1995.Contractor: Tarmac Contract Housing, Dock Office, Trafford Road, Manchester.Awarded by: Northern Counties Housing Association.Value: £814,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - MONKLANDS, STRATHCLYDE - JOB - LIFT MAINTENANCE FROM APRIL 1994 TO MARCH 1996.

    Contractor: The Express Lift Company, Glasgow.Awarded by: Monklands District Council, Coatbridge.Value: £224,470. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NORTHWICH, CHESHIRE - THE SALT WORKS, WINCHAM.

    Job: The construction of a commercial warehouse and ancillary works.Completion: Work has started for completion in October.Contractor: Tarmac Construction North West, New Chester Road, Bromborough, Wirral, Merseyside.Awarded by: New Cheshire Salt Works.Value: £725,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - FIRE AND RESCUE HEADQUARTERS, BESTWOOD LODGE.

    Job: The construction of a two-storey extension to form a control room and alteration works to other buildings.Completion: Work has started for completion on October 28.Contractor: John Laing Construction, Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands.Awarded by: Nottinghamshire County Council.Value: £230,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - JOB - PROVISION OF ELECTRICAL SERVICES FOR A NEW OFFICES COMPLEX.

    Contractor: Crown House Engineering, Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon CR9 6JA.Awarded by: Main Contractor - Laing Management on behalf of The Inland Revenue.Value: £4 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - MEADOW LANE.

    Job: The construction of a single-storey fruit and vegetable wholesale market.Completion: Work has started for completion on December 19.Contractor: John Laing Construction, Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands.Awarded by: Equity Mortgage Company.Value: £2.1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - ST ANN'S ESTATE, MANVERS.

    Job: Phase B of estate action environmental improvements to 150 council owned houses.Contractor: Havenwood Construction, The Nottingham Gateway Hotel, Nuthall Road, Nottingham.Awarded by: Nottingham City Council's Housing Committee.Value: £137,400. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - OBAN, STRATHCLYDE - JOB - HIGH SCHOOL RATIONALISATION.

    Contractor: John Laing, Glasgow.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £1.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - PAISLEY, STRATHCLYDE - JOHN DICKIE.

    Job: Construction of the Whitehaugh Day Centre.Contractor: John Dickie Construction.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council.Value: £2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - PEMBROKE, DYFED - PEMBROKE DOCK WASTER WATER TREATMENT WORKS.

    Job: The construction of a waste water treatment works including a control building.Completion: Work has started for completion on January 22, 1995.Contractor: Trafalgar House Construction (Regions), Henstaff House, Llantrisant Road, Groesfaen, near Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan.Awarded by: Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig.Value: £1.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - PETERHEAD, GRAMPIAN - HARBOUR STREET - HALL AND TAWSE.

    Job: Nursing home extension.Completion: Now to December 1994.Contractor: Hall and Tawse, Granitehill Road, Northfield, Aberdeen.Awarded by: Wyndwell Nursing Home, 9 Harbour Street, Aberdeen.Value: £418,414. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - ROAD A8, STRATHCLYDE - WOYKA VIADUCT.

    Job: Strengthening and refurbishment works.Contractor: Edmund Nuttall, Glasgow.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £395,230. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - ROCHDALE, GREATER MANCHESTER - WEMSLEY WAY.

    Job: The construction of 31 dwellings and associated external works.Completion: Work has started for completion in March, 1995.Contractor: Tarmac Contract Housing, Dock Office, Trafford Road, Manchester.Awarded by: St Vincents Housing Association.Value: £1.1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - ROTHERHAM, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - LINK ROAD TO M1 MOTORWAY.

    Job: The construction of 1.6 km of dual carriageway along the line of an existing carriageway, together with a re-enforced earth retaining wall.Completion: Anticipated start date is during May for completion in April, 1995.Contractor: Trafalgar House Construction (Regions), Boston Lodge, 42 High Street, Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorkshire.Awarded by: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.Value: £2.1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SALFORD, GREATER MANCHESTER - AMERSHAM STREET.

    Job: Renovation works to 54 dwellings and external works.Completion: Work has started for completion in March, 1995.Contractor: Tarmac Contract Housing, Dock Office, Trafford Road, Manchester.Awarded by: Salford Metropolitan Borough Council.Value: £1.6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - BARRACK LANE TO MEADOW STREET, PENISTONE ROAD.

    Job: Stage three of upgrading works to a highway to form a dual carriageway with roundabouts and landscaping.Contractor: Tarmac Construction, Hesley House, Upper Wortley Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire.Awarded by: Sheffield City Council's Planning and Economic Development Committee.Value: £2,600,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - SAVILE STREET EAST, LOWER DON VALLEY.

    Job: Repairs, modernisation and refurbishment works to a Grade 2 listed industrial building.Contractor: JD Farmery Construction, 721 Abbey Lane, Sheffield.Awarded by: Gripple, Birley Vale, Close, Sheffield.Value: £500,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - VICTORIA QUAYS, CANAL BASIN.

    Job: Surface water requisition works including 209 m of 900 m diameter and 85 m of 600 mm pipework, associated manholes and an outfall structure to the River Don.Contractor: Morrison Construction, Zenith House, Brunel Road, Wakefield 41 Business Park Wrenthorpe, Wakefield.Awarded by: Sheffield City Council's Planning and Economic Development Committee.Value: £187,500. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SOLIHULL, WEST MIDLANDS.

    Job: The construction of a 3 storey extension to a 4 storey department store. The extension comprises pile foundations, steel frame, asphalt roof and brick clad exterior together with M and E services, lift and escalator installations.Completion: 89 weeks.Contractor: Bryant Construction, Solihull, West Midlands.Awarded by: James Beattie.Value: £3.03 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - ST MARY'S ROAD, ECCLES.

    Job: The construction of eight flats and associated external works.Completion: Work has started for completion in November.Contractor: Tarmac Contract Housing, Dock Office, Trafford Road, Manchester.Awarded by: Manchester Methodist Housing Association.Value: £213,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - STOCKPORT, GREATER MANCHESTER.

    Job: Construction of a vehicle maintenance/repair workshop and an additional packaging area building.Contractor: Pochin (Contractors), Brooks Lane, Middlewich CW10 0JQ.Awarded by: Frederic Robinson, Stockport.Value: £310,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - STOCKTON-ON-TEES, CLEVELAND - THORNABY.

    Job: Land Reclamation Contract 25 comprising land reclamation works.Completion: 26 weeks starting on 12 April 1994.Contractor: Hall Construction Services, Rushyford, Durham.Awarded by: Teesside Development Corporation.Value: £2.5 million approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - STOKE-ON-TRENT, NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE - BURSLEM CAMPUS, STOKE COLLEGE, NEVADA LANE.

    Job: The construction of a technology building and associated works.Completion: Work has started for completion on September 30.Contractor: Wades Construction (Midlands), 100 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands.Awarded by: Stoke-on-Trent College.Value: £2.44 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - STOURPORT-ON-SEVERN, HEREFORD AND WORCESTER - VALE ROAD.

    Job: A design and build contract for the construction of a single-storey supermarket with car parking for Lidl Stores.Completion: Anticipated start date is in June for completion in December.Contractor: Well-placed for the job is Thomas Vale and Sons, Lombard Street, Stourport-on-Severn, Hereford and Worcester.Awarded by: Lombard Street Developments.Value: £600,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SUTTON-IN-ASHFIELD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - IDLEWELLS SHOPPING CENTRE.

    Job: Upgrading and general refurbishment works to the public areas of the shopping centre.Completion: Work has started for completion on December 2.Contractor: John Laing Construction, Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands.Awarded by: British Land Developments.Value: £4.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - TAYSIDE - PERTH, ANGUS AND DUNDEE - BIWATER REHABILITATION.

    Job: Rehabilitation works on cast iron mains including replacing lead service pipes.Completion: Work has started for completion by the end of March 1995.Contractor: Biwater Rehabilitation, Wakefield.Awarded by: Tayside Regional Council.Value: In excess of £1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - THEBE STREET, ORDSALL.

    Job: The construction of 10 flats and associated works.Completion: Work has started for completion in December.Contractor: Tarmac Contract Housing, Dock Office, Trafford Road, Manchester.Awarded by: Manchester Methodist Housing Association.Value: £299,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - TOTNES, DEVON - HIGHCROSS HOUSE, DARTINGTON.

    Job: Alteration and refurbishment works to the listed private residence.Completion: Work has started for completion in October.Contractor: Wickens Construction, Suite B, Glentworth Court, Lime Kiln Close, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, Avon.Awarded by: The Dartington Hall Trust.Value: £214,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - TYNE AND WEAR - LIDDELL STREET, NORTH SHIELDS.

    Job: A road widening contract.Contractor: Jim Hastings, Cramlington.Awarded by: North Tyneside Council.Value: £580,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - TYNE AND WEAR - NORTH SHIELDS.

    Job: River edge piling work to pave the way for further waterfront housing.Contractor: Mowlem Construction, Gateshead.Awarded by: Cosalt.Value: £200,000 plus. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WEST LOTHIAN REGION - BATHGATE - MUIR CONSTRUCTION.

    Job: A design and build contract for 18 amenity flats for the elderly and nine single person flats.Completion: Work is under way for completion in October of this year.Contractor: Muir Construction.Awarded by: Canmore Housing Association.Value: £760,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WEST LOTHIAN REGION - MAIN STREET, STONEYBURN - YEARSWEEP LTD.

    Job: A design and build contract for 12 new homes.Contractor: Yearsweep Ltd.Awarded by: Canmore Housing Association.Value: £390,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WEST LOTHIAN REGION - MILLER CONDER PROJECTS.

    Job: To design and build a new retail supermarket with associated external works and drainage.Contractor: Miller Conder Projects, Rugby, Warwickshire.Awarded by: Broxburn Ltd.Value: £440,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WEST LOTHIAN REGION - MOSSIDE ROAD, BLACKBURN - HART BUILDERS.

    Job: A design and build contract for a development to create a mix of housing.Contractor: Hart Builders.Awarded by: Canmore Housing Association.Value: £860,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WEST LOTHIAN REGION - TORPHICHEN.

    Job: To build 14 homes which have been specifically designed to complement existing buildings.Contractor: Hall and Tawse.Awarded by: Canmore Housing Association.Value: £430,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: COST-CUTTING JACK-HAMMER COMFORT FROM INGERSOLL.

    Operator comfort, safety and repair cost reductions are high priorities in the design of the latest pneumatic jackhammer from Ingersoll-Rand.The JH-30AS drill features shock absorbing composite handle grips.There is also an optional vibration isolated handle available to further reduce vibration transmitted to the operator.The exhaust can be swivelled through 360 deg to prevent exhaust blow-back on the operator. This is particularly useful when drilling in confined spaces.The new model weighs
  • 05May94 UK: CUSTOM-BUILT MASONRY COMPONENTS - NEW SERVICE FROM FORTICRETE.

    Architectural masonry and roofing products manufacturer Forticrete can now make structural masonry components and architectural details to customer specification.The new service, called Tectonics, is based at company headquarters in Bootle, where components in semi-dry Artstone and precast concrete are made in a new 4,000 sq m workshop.Forticrete, 051-521 3545. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: DEAL OPENS DOORS FOR DONALDSON FILTER COMPONENTS.

    Finning, H Leverton and McCormick Macnaughton have made preferred supplier agreements with Donaldson Filter Components, to supply filters for equipment other than Caterpillar products. This will allow the dealers to develop a more comprehensive service to customers with mixed fleets.0482 835213. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: DEATH TOLL COULD SOAR AS RECOVERY GATHERS PACE - CONSTRUCTION.

    Death and accident rates on construction sites could rise as the industry comes out of recession.That is the warning from Health and Safety Executive chief construction inspector Stuart Nattrass, speaking as part of Workers' Memorial Day.Mr Nattrass said: 'Past experience shows that after recessions there is a real danger that accidents on sites increase as the labour markets expand.'Skills will have been lost and inexperienced employees will be at greater risk.'Mr Nattrass identified good pl
  • 05May94 UK: DEVELOPERS LINE UP FOR CROSSRAIL.

    Four or five developers are already interested in bidding for the £3 billion CrossRail project, even though the Department of Transport thinks it is too early to start talks.London Transport Minister Steve Norris refused to name the companies involved, but it is believed that some have also bid for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.The four-member Commons' CrossRail Committee this week begins discussing whether to approve the principle of the Bill. If they do not, it means sudden death for th
  • 05May94 UK: DLO REFUTES £5M LOSS ALLEGATIONS.

    A secret report into allegations that Liverpool council's direct labour organisation (DLO) lost £5 million on a cable-laying contract has sparked a political row in the city.The £16 million contract for Cable North West (CNW) was expected to net the DLO some £1.5 million. But CNW terminated the contract last year because of poor performance.Opposition parties have accused the Labour council of incompetence and mismanagement.But the council has hit back. It claims that a report
  • 05May94 UK: DON'T DISCARD CREATIVITY - END TO 'GOLD-PLATING' OF OFFICES.

    The British Council of Offices - which sounds like an organisation which would be worth inventing, were it not to exist already - has published a report calling for an end to the 'gold-plating' of offices.A panel of experts has determined that 10 per cent can be shaved off the cost of office buildings if the over-specifying of the late 1980s is avoided.Out go the marble trimmings, the infinitely-adjustable air conditioning, the ability to partition, re-partition and un-partition, and unnecess
  • 05May94 UK: DOUBLE DRILL LAUNCH FROM AEG.

    Latest additions to the AEG range of power tools are two battery powered drill/screwdrivers and the OFSE 2000 router. The two drill/screwdrivers are the BS2E 7.2 model, which is powered by a 7.2 V rechargeable battery pack, and the BS2E 9.6, which has a 9.6 V battery.Both models have electronic soft-start and drilling capacities of 10 mm dia in steel and 15 mm in wood.Two speed gearboxes on these models allow operators to select appropriate speeds for different materials.The tools drive up to
  • 05May94 UK: DRILL BIT PRICE GUIDE FROM BBW.

    BBW has published a product information and price guide for its drill bit range. The company offers some 1,000 drill bits for general construction and building work.081 744 9168. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: EASY HAUL FOR WINCH - WINCH AND ENGINEERING.

    A versatile 12 V portable winch which can be used on or off vehicles is available from Winch and Engineering. The Universal Handy Winch can be attached to any vehicle or trailer with a 50 mm coupling. It can also be secured to any strong point using an optional strap and attachment system without vehicle modification or tools.When used as a vehicle winch, the equipment has a latching device which is dropped over the ball hitch.The winch then sits at the correct angle for a level pull. The win
  • 05May94 UK: EDINBURGH OFFICES - NEW EDINBURGH SUBMITS PLANS.

    New Edinburgh, a Miller Group-Edinburgh Development and Investment joint venture, has submitted detailed plans for phase one of the £500 million-plus Edinburgh Park development in the Scottish capital.The application is for a 3,500 sq m, two-storey office development, comprising two buildings linked round a central courtyard. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: EDINBURGH SCHEME A STEP CLOSER.

    A major office, industrial and warehousing scheme is understood to be in the pipeline for a 40 ha site in the Granton area of Edinburgh.The site has just been awarded outline planning consent and British Gas Properties is understood to be in talks with Edinburgh District Council, Lothian Region and Lothian and Edinburgh Enterprise over the shape of the scheme.British Gas is also seeking private sector interest in the project. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: ELU POWER TOOLS LAUNCHES POWER ASSAULT.

    Elu Power Tools plans to get a bigger share of the professional power tool market in the UK with the launch of tools in four new sectors - rotary hammers, grinders, cordless tools and drills.Top of the rotary hammer range is the MBH 26, with a 26 mm capacity. It has a D-shaped handle for overhead or down drilling and chiselling. A 24 mm capacity pistol-grip model offers higher performance and drill efficiency than a traditional 20 mm, 2 kg rotary hammer.Both the 26 and 24 mm models have rotat
  • 05May94 UK: EMCO JOINS LIST OF HOSPITAL CASUALTIES - CARDIFF SCHEME.

    By Brian Warner.EMCO, a division of the East Midlands Electricity Board, has become the third service engineer joint venture partner to pull out of tendering for a £40 million-plus hospital contract near Cardiff.EMCO was in tandem with Trafalgar House for the new Taff-Ely Rhondda Hospital at Llantrisant, but according to informed sources decided to quit about four weeks into the tendering process.Now Trafalgar House has joined Laing and Higgs and Hill on the casualty list - those firms w
  • 05May94 UK: FLATS FROM OFFICES IDEA WINS SUPPORT - 40,000 HOMES POSSIBLE.

  • 05May94 UK: GERMAN STYLE COATINGS FOR CONCRETE - KCH (UK).

    A full range of corrosion resistant, synthetic resin protective coatings for concrete has been introduced to the UK by KCH (UK). Produced in Germany by parent company KCH Keramchemie, the products include epoxy, polyurethane, vinylester and furane resins.KCH (UK), 0908 582270. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: GULLY IMPROVEMENT - HUNTER PLASTICS.

    Hunter Plastics has improved its DS46 bottle gully connection with the addition of a raising piece to bring the gully up to ground level after installation.The raising piece comes complete with standard snap cap and seal, so no solvents are required.Hunter Plastics, 081-855 9851. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: HACKNEY TO REVAMP KINGSHOLD ESTATE.

    Hackney council in London is calling on contractors and housing associations to get together to revitalise the borough's rundown New Kingshold Estate in a scheme worth at least £42 million.It is expected that additional work worth at least £80 million will come up for grabs on two other estates - Nightingale and Trowbridge - within three years.Work is expected to start on the Kingshold site by next April, with the project phased over five years.The chosen contractor's role will be t
  • 05May94 UK: HARRISONS RECRUITS - HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD.

    Harrisons and Crosfield, which owns builders' merchant Harcros, has named Martin Anderson as its new finance director. He is currently with banker Hill Samuel. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: HAVERHILL IS PIPED ABOARD - HAVERHILL BUYS GARD FUSION'S ASSETS.

    Haverhill Generators has acquired the assets of Gard Fusion, which makes electro fusion controllers for the pipe laying industries. Haverhill plans to keep the Gard brand name and develop its UK and overseas market share.The range will now be made at Haverhill's Kettering factory under the control of Andre Ruest, who designed the Gard units and their menu driven interface. The range comprises a lightweight, portable model which weighs 24 kg, and a larger Combi unit which includes a generating
  • 05May94 UK: HELP ON HAND TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EURO CASH.

    A new group to help British construction firms take advantage of European funds for research and development is to be launched by construction minister Tony Baldry next week.The European Commission, through science and research directorate DG12, is doubling funds for R and D for 1994-98 to around £10 billion.A 'scene setting' paper outlining how those funds will be distributed is now being drawn up in Brussels and will be published before the end of the year.And to ensure British firms a
  • 05May94 UK: HIGH POWER HILTI DUSTER.

    Hilti (Great Britain) has launched a fully integrated dust removal system (DRS) which fits directly on to its TE5 drilling machine.The DRS attachment requires no special vacuum cleaner because the module is a self-contained unit, driven by the TE5 motor.There is no need to decide on the DRS system when purchasing the TE5 drill, as it can be obtained as an accessory at a later date.The company says that its dust removal system does away with cumbersome vacuum hoses.Hilti (Gt Britain) 061 886 1
  • 05May94 UK: HIGH-SPEED LONG-LIFE HOLESAWS - RIDGE TOOL DIVISION.

    The Ridge Tool Division now offers a range of variable pitch holesaws in 51 sizes, from 14 - 152 mm dia. The company claims that the varying teeth height and gullet sizes give up to 40 per cent faster cutting than with traditional designs and that the Rigid cutters last up to three times longer. A wide range of materials can be cut with the hole saws.0462 893421. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: HOUSING REPAIRS - NATIONAL FEDERATION OF HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS TO PUBLISH REPORT.

    The National Federation of Housing Associations is to publish a report this month estimating £1 billion worth of repairs is needed to homes owned by housing associations.The move is part of a campaign to restore the Housing Corporation's spending on disrepair to £100 million a year after a £25 million cut. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: HOW IT ALL STARTED - STRICKLAND.

    Peter Strickland took over the running of the company when he was just 17 years old, following the death of his father in 1965. By 1969 he had decided to concentrate on the track market only, buying up the old business of Tractor Spares.At that time the company had a turnover of around £50,000. Within a couple of years the firm was achieving that sort of turnover every month.In the 1970s Strickland expanded with depots in the East and North-West of England, followed by other outlets in t
  • 05May94 UK: HOW STUCK IN RED - HOW GROUP.

    How Group, the Birmingham mechanical and engineering contractor, stayed in the red last year with a pre-tax loss of £2.1 million (1992: £2.3 million).The firm made an operating loss of £480,000, down from £654,000 last time on a little changed turnover of £133.4 million. But the result was marred by losses of £1.65 million on discontinued operations at How Air and How Design and Management.Chairman Peter How said he was disappointed that new inquiries and orders
  • 05May94 UK: INTERNATIONAL POWERED ACCESS FEDERATION.

    Paul Adorian is well-known to a certain segment of the population as one of Britain's pioneering llama farmers. There he is, in my picture, with dog and llama, proving the point.Paul Adorian is also, to a different segment, well-known as the guiding light of the International Powered Access Federation, the body for the manufacturers and users of equipment which allows you to reach into awkward places.Not content with having two strings to his bow, Mr Adorian has now added a third. He has form
  • 05May94 UK: IN-THE-HEAD WITH WACKER.

    Essex-based compaction specialist Wacker has produced a range of motor-in-the-head internal vibrators called IRFU. The IRFU range is available in 40, 48 and 57 mm diameters.The switch box houses an electronic invertor which enables the vibrator to operate directly on 115 V, 50 Hz, single phase supply or convert it to 200 Hz three phase supply for the necessary 12,000 vibrations a minute.The IRFU pokers are protected against all external failures switch themselves off in the event of overheati
  • 05May94 UK: INTRODUCING THE PEOPLE FRIENDLY PIPELINE.

  • 05May94 UK: IRELAND'S DEFENCE COUP.

    Mowlem firm Ernest Ireland Construction has taken two contracts worth £13 million for work on Ministry of Defence bases at Bordon in Hampshire and Larkhill on Salisbury Plain.Under the deals the Army's School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at Bordon is to get a new support general workshop facility worth £8 million.On Salisbury Plain the firm has a £5 million design and build contract for new accommodation and garages. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: JACKER'S JOURNAL - BRITISH CUSTOMS AND EXCISE.

    Blacktop contractors in Poland successfully fought off a challenge from a new 'whitetop' product from Venezuela with help from British Customs and Excise.Sharp-eyed customs men at Liverpool docks intercepted a cargo bound for Poland and listed as 'building materials'. The building materials turned out to be 48 drums of bitumen. Buried in the bitumen were containers of pure white cocaine with a street value of £400 million.This is a rather higher profit margin than the blackstuff manages,
  • 05May94 UK: JACKER'S JOURNAL - FEDERATION OF CIVIL ENGINEERING CONTRACTORS.

    The Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors celebrates its 75th anniversary next week. Happy birthday, FCEC.Actually, the FCEC, which has a familiarly euphonious ring to it, nearly wasn't the FCEC at all. The latest issue of the members' newsletter revealed that the original meeting of 35 contractors in May 1919 was split on the topic of a name.Various of the worthies voted for the Federation of Contractors for Public Works, which is, I suppose, not unreasonable, since they could not have
  • 05May94 UK: JACKER'S JOURNAL - GREAT SANDCASTLE BUILDING COMPETITION - PEARCE CONSTRUCTION.

    It's being billed as the design and build event of the year: 'A chance to laugh in the face of danger, look peril in the eye and wave defiantly in the direction of bureaucracy.'It is, of course, the Great Sandcastle Building Competition organised each year on Woolacombe Sands in north Devon by local contractor Pearce Construction.Up to 40 teams of six people are allocated a 7 m square plot of Woolacombe's beach and three hours in which to create sculptures in the sand. Past efforts have inclu
  • 05May94 UK: KELLER FLOODED - LISTING.

    Applications for shares in Keller Group, the ground engineering subcontractor which is joining the stock market, were 1.3 times the number available.Dealings in the shares, which were priced at 130p, will start today. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: LAID IN WALES - CHRISTIANI AND NIELSEN.

    Cristiani and Nielsen is building the new Pontypridd Inner Relief Road in an £11 million contract for Mid Glamorgan County Council. Work on the 5 km route includes construction of the Coed-y-Lan River Bridge (pictured). Four other bridges are being built as part of the job, scheduled for completion in 1996. Christiani and Nielsen is also overseeing installation of a computerised traffic control system on the route. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: LAING BREAKS IN - CARDIFF PRISON.

    Laing has clinched a £9 million management contract from the Home Office to upgrade and extend Cardiff Prison over two years. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: LAING'S PURAC LINK.

    Laing and process engineer Purac Rosewater have joined forces to tender for large-scale water, wastewater and sludge treatment plants in Scotland. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: LAND SHORTAGES MAY HOLD BACK BUILDERS.

    If anecdotal evidence is to be believed, the April tax rises appear to have had little effect on the recovery of the housing market. The rash of cancellations which house builders feared do not appear to have materialised. If anything, the talk is of rising house prices; up at an annual rate of 5 per cent, according to one source.The danger now is that house builders will struggle to obtain sufficient land at acceptable margins.More than half the respondents in a recent House Builders Federat
  • 05May94 UK: M65 AWARD - JOHN JONES.

    John Jones, a subsidiary of Norwest Holst, has an £8.7 million earthworks contract on the M65 Blackburn southern bypass, where Tarmac is main contractor. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: MAKING A CASE FOR MORE INVESTMENT.

  • 05May94 UK: MAKING PAVING EASY ON THE BACKBONE - NEWQUAKE'S LIFTING TOOL.

    Sheffield based Newquake has developed a tool for lifting paving slabs, kerbs and covers up to 1,000mm wide.The tool, called Eezibac, has two hardened steel teeth which are pushed down on opposite sides of the slab and then clamped into position. Handles on either side are then pressed down to lift the slab clear of the pavement.Newquake, 0742 346171. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: MAN SERVICE DEAL - EUROTRUCKS EASTBOURNE.

    MAN has appointed Eurotrucks Eastbourne to offer service and parts for all MAN vehicles.The site's facilities include a brake testing area, tachograph calibration, MoT preparation and a body shop.Sales will be through Thameside Truck Centre at Dartford, Kent. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: MARCH ON WESTMINSTER - CONSTRUCTION SAFETY DEMO.

    Grant Prior reports from Britain's biggest ever construction safety demonstration. More than 500 site workers marched on the Houses of Parliament last week in Britain's biggest ever construction safety demonstration.Traffic came to a standstill as workers paraded through the heart of the capital to highlight the horrific toll of deaths and accidents in the industry.Protesters came from all over the country to take part in the march organised by the Construction Safety Campaign (CSC) as part o
  • 05May94 UK: MASSIVE JOB LOSSES ON THE CARDS IN ENGINEERING.

    Up TO 1,300 engineering construction jobs are forecast to be shed within 12 months as investment in new power station projects dries up.At present about 9,000 construction workers are employed on new power station and petrochemical plants in Britain.But a forecast of manpower needs by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, which excludes offshore fabrication yards for the oil industry, predicts a 15 per cent fall in the next 12 months.The industry has already shed more than 3,5
  • 05May94 UK: MDF SET TO BECOME INDUSTRY STANDARD - MEDIUM DENSITY FIBRE-BOARD.

    By the year 2000, medium density fibre-board (MDF) will be standard for window boards, architraves and skirtings.This is the prediction of John Stoker, managing director of Fibercill, a leading UK MDF mouldings manufacturer.He told a conference of the Builders Merchants' Federation: 'Every month we see more and more of the same companies moving away from the traditional softwood mouldings towards the MDF alternative.'According to Mr Stoker, MDF currently has about 18 per cent of the market fo
  • 05May94 UK: METAL REPAIR PUTTY - ROCOL.

    A new metal repair compound has been introduced by Rocol. It is a solvent-free, epoxy putty containing non-rusting metallic fillers.Made in stick form, the two components can be mixed quickly to form a permanent repair compound which bonds to a range of materials which includes glass, ceramic, concrete glass fibre and wood.The repair compound is machinable and is claimed to withstand temperatures up to 150 deg C, to resist chemical attack and capable of being applied to wet surfaces, even und
  • 05May94 UK: MINI BOOST TO FLEET AT KOMATSU.

    Selwood Hire has continued its fleet replacement programme with the purchase of 20 Komatsu mini excavators.The deal brings Selwood's spending this year to £1.8 million, which includes dumpers from Thwaites, Bomag rollers, Ford tractor compressors and Merlo telehandlers.Operations director Keith Clarkson said that that all of Selwood's depots were busy.'I am under constant pressure from my branch managers all over the UK to supply them with new kit,' he said. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: MOAYEDI RESIGNS AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF TEAM SERVICES.

    Paris Moayedi has resigned as chief executive of Team Services, the firm he helped form with six other former directors of Walter Lawrence six years ago. The firm refused to comment beyond saying Mr Moayedi, 54, was leaving to pursue personal interests and that a new chief executive would be appointed. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: MOD CALLS UP KYLE.

    Kyle Stewart has been confirmed winner of a £16 million Ministry of Defence design and build contract in Gosport, Hampshire. Work includes about 14,300 sq m of accommodation and facilities for the relocated Air Engineering School. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: MONEY MAKING HOPE FOR MANITOU.

  • 05May94 UK: MORE QS INQUIRIES.

    Quantity surveyors are getting more inquiries for new construction work for the first time in five years. Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said this week that inquiries rose 2.5 per cent in the three months to the end of March. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: MOTHERWELL BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION ISSUES WRIT FOR £300,000 - BABCOCK ENERGY.

    Motherwell Bridge Construction has issued a writ for about £300,000 it claims is owed by Babcock Energy for work on the Drax flue gas desulphurisation plant.Motherwell's job was to construct eight site storage tanks and three shop-built storage tanks. The bulk of the claim is for retention monies Motherwell says are due to be paid. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: OPC'S SUCCESSOR IS IN THE WINGS - BLUE CIRCLE'S MASTERCRETE.

    By David Taylor.Blue Circle has produced a cement which is being tipped as a possible replacement for ordinary Portland cement (OPC) in the building trade.The new cement, called Mastercrete, has been developed to 'provide an all-in-one solution for the general builder, bricklayer and plasterer, and give good results in concreting, masonry, rendering and floor screeding', says Blue Circle.It is said to produce a more cohesive mix, better compaction, and claims to spread easier and finish bette
  • 05May94 UK: OPTIMISTIC REPORTS - CONSTRUCTION TURNS THE CORNER.

    By Bill Fishlock.A cautious but encouraging tone has emerged from the annual reports published by major contractors to date.At Wimpey, chief executive Joe Dwyer wrote 'trading remains difficult in many areas of our activities and it will take time before our profits return to a satisfactory level'. Tight economic restraints in both the UK and US means recovery is likely to be modest in both its main markets.But Mr Dwyer was optimistic about UK house building after an increase in volumes and a
  • 05May94 UK: PALACE HOTEL START - TRAFALGAR HOUSE.

    Trafalgar House has just started work on a £7 million office development at the former Palace Hotel site in Edinburgh.The hotel burned down three years ago and the new building will have 3,500 sq m of space.The six-storey building, designed by YRM in conjunction with Michael Laird, should be complete next spring. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PARTNERING 'IS ROUTE TO QUALITY' - LEADING CONTRACTOR, MORRISON.

    A leading contractor has called on clients to enter into partnering relationships with contractors as a way to improving quality.Gordon Morrison, managing director of Morrison's utility and energy division, said that partnering created 'an atmosphere of trust and co-operation', which results in improved quality and cost savings.Morrison is involved in successful partnering agreements with Kwiksave supermarkets, Thames Water and Anglian Water, as well as an experimental relationship with Briti
  • 05May94 UK: PB THROWS LIGHT ON ROADWORKS.

    PB Lights has a new generation of Linklite LPG-driven floodlighting available for hire.The Mark III system allows up to 55 heads to be daisy-chained together for site lighting which is said to be glare-free.Each head gives 10,000 lumens of light and the system can operate 10 heads per kW of power.By using back-to-back light heads, a central reservation positioned installation can illuminate all six lanes of a motorway, says the company.The silenced generators have low exhaust emissions and ca
  • 05May94 UK: PERKINS PERKS UP IN TOUGH MARKET.

    Sales and profits at builders' merchant Travis Perkins are ahead in the first quarter year of the same period last year, although the market remains highly competitive, chairman Tony Travis told the company's agm last week.The company believes that its recent acquisition, AAH Builders' Merchants, would make an increasing contribution in the years ahead. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PICKING UP ON THE BLIP - CONCRETE PUMPING INDUSTRY PULLS OUT OF THE DOLDRUMS.

  • 05May94 UK: PILKINGTON ARM FINED.

    A subsidiary of glass giant Pilkington has been fined £3,000 for failing to report a series of accidents, including one in which a worker had a fingertip sliced off.The incidents came to light when Health and Safety Executive inspector Steve Clarke was looking at the accident book of Nottingham-based Arkwright Glass and Glazing. The company blamed human error. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - ABERDEEN, GRAMPIAN - DERBETH AND GILLAHILL FARMS, KINGSWELLS.

    Planning authority: Aberdeen.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £40 million.Client: Stewart Milne Construction.Agent: Barton Willmore Partnership, 23-29 Marsh Street, Bristol, Avon BS1 4AQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - BEAULY, HIGHLANDS - GROAM OF ANNAT FARM.

    Planning authority: Inverness.Job: Outline plans for tourisun and leisure/residential.Value: £100 million.Client: The Clan Fraser Heritage.Agent: Campbell Ross, 20 Church Street, Inverness, Highlands IV1 1EB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - BISHOP AUCKLAND, COUNTY DURHAM - ETHERLEY DENE FARM.

    Planning authority: Wear Valley.Job: Detailed plans for houses (167).Value: £5, 845,000.Client: Bellway Homes.Agent: Bellway Homes, Peel House, Main Street, Ponteland, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE20 9NN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE - STATION ROAD, SWINESHEAD.

    Planning authority: Boston.Job: Outline plans for residential development.Value: £4 million.Client: A W Rickett.Agent: William H Brown, 18 South Street, Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6HE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - BRACKNELL, BERKSHIRE - SOUTH/WEST OF J SAINSBURY, RINGMEAD.

    Planning authority: Bracknell Forest.Job: Outline plans for residential development (200).Value: £6 million.Client: J Sainsbury.Agent: Town Planning Consultancy, 118 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE - 47/53 WELL STREET.

    Planning authority: Bradford.Job: Detailed plans for offices (refurbishment).Value: £3,800,000.Client: Kenburgh Investments.Agent: Forgan and Stewart, 1 Pinkhill, Edinburgh, Lothian EH12 7BA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - BRISTOL, AVON - SENATE HOUSE, TYNDALL AVENUE.

    Planning authority: Bristol.Job: Detailed plans for mixed development.Value: £7,200,000.Client: University Of Bristol.Agent: University Of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bath, Avon BS8 1TH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - CARDIFF, SOUTH GLAMORGAN - PENTWYN LINK ROAD.

    Planning authority: Cardiff.Job: Outline plans for retail development (4).Value: £6 million.Client: Land Authority For Wales.Client: Heron Homes.Agent: Erdman Lewis, 6 Grosvenor Street, London, W1X 0AD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - CARLUKE, STRATHCLYDE - BOGHALL ROAD.

    Planning authority: Clydesdale.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £6 million.Client: Lithgows.Agent: Bell Ingram, 5 Melville Crescent, Edinburgh, Lothian EH3 7JA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - CHEADLE, GREATER MANCHESTER - SIMON PLAYING FIELDS, LAVINGTON AVENUE.

    Planning authority: Stockport.Job: Outline plans for residential (85).Value: £3 million.Client: Simon Group.Agent: Simon Group, Simon House, Bird Hall Lane, Stockport, Greater Manchester SK3 0RT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - CITY OF LONDON - 17-33 LIVERPOOL STREET, 70-75 OLD BROAD STREET, 1-27 THE ARCADE, LIVERPOOL ST.

    Planning authority: City Of London Corporation.Job: Detailed plans for office/retail building.Value: £7 million.Client: London Transport Property.Agent: Montague Evans and Son, 44-48 Dover Street, London, W1X 3RF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - CITY OF LONDON - 25 MILK STREET.

    Planning authority: City of London Corporation.Job: Detailed plans for office.Value: £5 million.Client: Norwich Union Real Estate.Agent: Abbey Hanson Rowe Partnership, 4 Bloomsbury Place, London, WC1A 2QA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - CITY OF LONDON - 26 TUDOR STREET, 20 WHITEFRIARS STREET.

    Planning authority: City of London Corporation.Job: Detailed plans for office building.Value: £8 million.Client: Associated Newspapers Property.Agent: Dash Cheetham Architects, 67 Shelton Street, London, WC2H 9HE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - CITY OF LONDON - PLANTATION HOUSE, 53 EASTCHEAP, 36-42 FENCHURCH STREET, 1-3 MINCING LANE.

    Planning authority: City of London Corporation.Job: Detailed plans for office/shops/flats/library.Value: £40 million.Client: British Land Company.Agent: British Land Company, 10 Cornwall Terrace, Regents Park, London, NW1 4QP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - CITY OF WESTMINSTER - VILLIERS HOUSE, 32-37 STRAND.

    Planning authority: Westminster.Job: Detailed plans for office (extension/refurbishment).Value: £15 million.Client: Land Securities.Agent: Hurley Robertson and Associates, 146 Grosvenor Road, London, SW1V 3JY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - COLCHESTER, ESSEX - CHURCH LANE, OFF TOLLGATE ROAD, STANWAY.

    Planning authority: Colchester.Job: Outline plans for residential and commercial development.Value: £50 million.Client: ARC Properties.Agent: Norton Rose, Blackfriars House, 19 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6DH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - DERBY - GREYHOUND STADIUM, SOUTH STREET.

    Planning authority: Derby.Job: Detailed plans for flats/offices (134).Value: £6 million.Client: Derby City Properties.Agent: John S Bonnington Partnership, Tyttenhanger House, Colney Heath, St Albans, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 0PG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - DOVER, KENT - WHITE CLIFFS BUSINESS PARK.

    Planning authority: Dover.Job: Plans for mixed use business park.Value: £7 million.Client: D W Ferguson /Carlinian.Agent: Barton Willmore Partnership, Beansheaf Farmhouse, Bourne Close, Calcot, Reading, Berkshire RG3 7BW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - DUMBARTON, STRATHCLYDE - BOWLING CANAL BASIN.

    Planning authority: Dumbarton.Job: Outline plans for residential/leisure/retail (180).Value: £3,700,000.Client: Morrison Homes.Agent: Percy Johnson Marshall and Duddingston House, 105 Milton Road West, Edinburgh, Lothian EH15 3QF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - DUNDEE, TAYSIDE - WESTPARK HALL, 319 PERTH ROAD.

    Planning authority: Dundee.Job: Detailed plans for hostel/parking (166).Value: £3 million.Client: University of Dundee.Agent: James F Stephen, Milton Studio, Glamis, Forfar, Angus, Kirriemuir, Tayside DD8 1UN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN - STRAITON.

    Planning authority: Edinburgh.Job: Detailed plans for football stadium.Value: £15 million.Client: Straiton.Agent: Percy Johnson Marshall and, Duddingston House, 105 Milton Road West, Edinburgh, Lothian EH15 3QF.Agent: JMP Consultants, 20 Royal Terrace, Glasgow, Strathclyde G3 7NY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - FARNBOROUGH, HAMPSHIRE - SOUTHWOOD LANE, IVELY ROAD, COVE.

    Planning authority: Rushmoor.Job: Outline plans for residential development.Value: £9,500,000.Client: Municipal Mutual Insurance Co.Agent: Barton Willmore Partnership, Beansheaf Farmhouse, Bourne Close, Calcot, Reading, Berkshire RG3 7BW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - RENFREW STREET.

    Planning authority: Glasgow.Job: Detailed plans for hotel.Value: £2,200,000.Client: Chardon Leisure.Agent: Cobban and Lironi, 6 Royal Crescent, Glasgow, Strathclyde G3 7SL. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - HACKNEY - HOLLY STREET ESTATE, QUEENSBRIDGE ROAD, MIDDLETON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Hackney.Job: Outline plans granted for mixed development (1004).Value: £50 million.Client: Laing Homes Special Projects.Agent: London Borough of Hackney, Town Hall, Mare Street, Hackney, London, E8 1EA.Agent: Levitt Bernstein and Associates, 1 Kingsland Passage, Dalston, London, E8 2BB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - HAYES, HILLINGDON - RECORD FACTORY SITE, 1-3 UXBRIDGE ROAD.

    Planning authority: Hillingdon.Job: Outline plans for supermarket/retail warehouses (3).Value: £34 million.Client: Gazeley Properties.Client: Thorn UK.Agent: G L Hearn and Partners, Delta House, 175 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1XP.Agent: John Seifert, 2-20 Capper Street, London, WC1E 6JA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - HUDDERSFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE - FORMER RAIL STATION, STATION ROAD, SKELMANTHORPE.

    Planning authority: Kirklees.Job: Outline plans for production/storage/offices.Value: £5 million.Client: Dawson Fur Fabrics.Agent: Lawn and Smith, 45 Trinity Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 4DN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - INVERNESS, HIGHLANDS - ALLANFEARN STW.

    Planning authority: Inverness.Job: Detailed plans for sewage treatment plant.Value: £20 million.Client: Highland Regional Council.Agent: Mott MacDonald, 68 Church Street, Inverness, Highlands IV1 1EN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - LANARK, STRATHCLYDE - KILNCADZOW ROAD, CARLUKE.

    Planning authority: Clydesdale.Job: Detailed plans for residential development (76).Value: £2,600,000.Client: George Wilson (Stonehouse).Agent: George Wilson (Stonehouse), Loch Park, Green Street, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire ML9 3LP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - LEICESTER - OADBY GRANGE, OADBY.

    Planning authority: Oadby and Wigston.Job: Outline plans granted for supermarket/petrol station.Value: £10 million.Client: J Sainsbury.Value: £10 million.Agent: M V M Planning, 40 Park Street, Bristol, Avon BS1 5JG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - LEICESTER - PARK GROVE FARM, A563/B4114, ENDERBY.

    Planning authority: Blaby.Job: Outline plans for industrial/commercial.Value: £10 million.Client: Centre 21.Agent: Centre 21, Blaby Hall, Church Street, Blaby, Leicester, LE8 3FA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE - RATHBONE ROAD DEPOT, EDGE LANE, BINNS ROAD.

    Planning authority: Liverpool.Job: Outline plans granted for hotel/restaurant.Value: £2 million.Client: Anglo International Holdings.Agent: Land and Property Management UK, The Managment Office, Ellesmere Centre, Walkden Shopping Centre, Manchester, M28 5VV. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, BARNET - FINCHLEY ROAD.

    Planning authority: Camden.Job: Detailed plans for supermarket.Value: £8 million.Client: J Sainsbury.Agent: Rapleys, Maddox House, 1 Maddox Street, London, W1R 9WA.Agent: Elsworth Sykes Partnership, 27 Queen Anne Street, London, W1 9FB.Agent: Leonard Stace Partnership, 273 High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4DA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - LOUTH, LINCOLNSHIRE - EAST OF A16, GRIMSBY ROAD.

    Planning authority: East Lindsey.Job: Outline plans for superstore/petrol station (2).Value: £8 million.Client: Wyncote Developments.Agent: Allsop Verrill Planning, 28 Battersea Square, London, SW11 3RA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - MANCHESTER - MOSS SIDE DISTRICT, MOSS LANE EAST, ST MARY'S ROAD, HULME.

    Planning authority: Manchester.Job: Outline plans granted for shopping/residential.Value: £7 million.Client: Hulme Regeneration.Agent: Leslie Jones Architects, Grange House, John Dalton Street, Manchester, M2 6FW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - MARKET DRAYTON, SHROPSHIRE - TERN VALLEY BUSINESS PARK, SHREWSBURY ROAD.

    Planning authority: North Shropshire.Job: Detailed plans for factory (extensions).Value: £9-10 million.Client: Molkerei Alois Muller GMBTT.Agent: DEGW, Porters North, 8 Crinan Street, London, N1 9SQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - MORECAMBE, LANCASHIRE - ABATTOIR AND CAR PARK SITE, SCHOLA GREEN LANE.

    Planning authority: Lancaster.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses (49).Value: £1,700,000.Client: R P Winder.Agent: John Coward, Cartmel Institute, Devonshire Square, Cartmel, Kendal, Cumbria LA11 6QD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - NORMANTON, WEST YORKSHIRE - A655 NORMANTON BYPASS.

    Planning authority: Wakefield.Job: Outline plans granted for bypass.Value: £7,200,000.Client: Wakefield Metropolitan.Agent: Wakefield Metropolitan, Town Hall, Wood Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2HQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - ORMSKIRK, LANCASHIRE - ORMSKIRK GENERAL HOSPITAL, WIGAN ROAD.

    Planning authority: West Lancashire.Job: Outline plans for foodstore/petrol station (3).Value: £5 million.Client: West Lancashire Health.Value: £5 million.Agent: Grimley J R Eve, 9 St James Square, Manchester, M2 6DN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - OSWESTRY, SHROPSHIRE - MIDDLETON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Oswestry.Job: Outline plans for retail store/petrol station (2).Value: £5 million.Client: H and H Holman Properties.Agent: H and H Holman Properties, Queensway House, 57 Livery Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1HA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - POOLE, DORSET - STOATS WOOD, ADJ WHITES PIT, MAGNA ROAD.

    Planning authority: Poole.Job: Plans granted for gas monitoring centre.Value: £5, 500,000.Client: W H White.Agent: W H White, Woodlands Manor Farm, Horton Road, Wimborne, Dorset. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - READING, BERKSHIRE - 12-16 TUDOR ROAD AND, 66-74 CAVERSHAM ROAD.

    Planning authority: Reading.Job: Outline plans for office building.Value: £2,500,000.Client: Century 2000 Enterprises.Agent: Andrews Kalik Associates, 2 Alexandra Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5PD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - ROCHDALE, GREATER MANCHESTER - OLD BROW FARM, DYEHOUSE LANE, SMALLBRIDGE.

    Planning authority: Rochdale.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £2,700,000.Client: Robert Turley Associates.Agent: Robert Turley Associates, 2-4 Palatine Road, Withington, Manchester, M20 3JA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - ROCHDALE, GREATER MANCHESTER - WALLHEAD MILLS, KINGSWAY.

    Planning authority: Rochdale.Job: Outline plans for non-food retail units/fast food unit.Value: £5 million.Client: Makin Metal Powders.Agent: John Brunton Partnership, 4th Floor, Portland Chamber, 131 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4PY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - ABBEY LANE.

    Planning authority: Sheffield.Job: Detailed plans for nursing home.Value: £1,500,000.Client: Cico Construction.Agent: J T Brocklehurst, 15 Cemetery Road, Winterton, Scunthorpe, Humberside DN15 9UG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - LIMELANDS ROAD, DINNINGTON.

    Planning authority: Rotherham.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses (72).Value: £2,500,000.Client: McLean Homes Northern.Agent: McLean Homes Northern, Wellcroft House, Warsbrough Village, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 5LW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - SHIPLEY, WEST YORKSHIRE - CHARLESTOWN HOUSE, ACORN PARK WAY, BAILDON.

    Planning authority: Bradford.Job: Detailed plans for offices (refurbishment).Value: £1,600,000.Client: Healthlife.Agent: The Robinson Partnership, Grantham House, 52 Laisteridge Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1QT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - SOUTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE - JUNCTION 1, M271,ADANAC PARK, NURSLING.

    Planning authority: Test Valley.Job: Outline plans granted for hotel/leisure.Value: £5 million.Client: Taylor Woodrow Property.Agent: Sawyer Architects, Friary House, Cannon Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9JH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ESSEX - JUNCTION A127, PRINCE AVENUE AND PROPOSED NEW B1013.

    Planning authority: Southend-on-Sea.Job: Detailed plans for retail store/filling station (2).Value: £10 million.Client: Tesco Stores.Agent: G L Hearn and Partners, Delta House, 175 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1XP.Agent: Stanley Bragg Partnership, Abbeygate One, 8 Whitewell Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 7DF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - STAFFORD - STAFFORD DISTRICT GENERAL, WESTON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Stafford.Job: Detailed plans for hospital (extension).Value: £7 million.Client: Mid Stafford General Hospitals.Agent: Temple Cox Nicholls Architects, 35 Calthorpe Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 1TS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - STIRLING, CENTRAL - DODSON MACRAE SITE, MAIN STREET, FALLIN.

    Planning authority: Stirling.Job: Outline plans granted for residential (80).Value: £2,500,000.Client: Cadwell Construction.Agent: Cadwell Construction, Bowlin House, Church Lane, Edithweston, Oakham, Leicestershire LE15 9AE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - TROWBRIDGE, WILTSHIRE - ADJ YEOMAN WAY, BRADLEY ROAD.

    Planning authority: West Wiltshire.Job: Outline plans for retail food store.Value: £8 million.Client: Eve Construction.Agent: Barlow Henley Architects, Crusader House, St Stephen's Street, Bristol, Avon. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - ULVERSTON, CUMBRIA - FIELD 5263, CANAL HEAD.

    Planning authority: South Lakeland.Job: Detailed plans for food store/petrol station (7).Value: £5 million.Client: E H Booth and Company.Agent: Farrell and Clark, 2 Drury Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS18 4BQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - VALLEY HALL ESTATE, FIELD LANE, AMANDA ROAD, FAZAKERLEY, KNOWSLEY.

    Planning authority: Knowsley.Job: Outline plans for houses/bungalows (130).Value: £4,500,000.Client: Hassall Homes (Cheshire).Agent: Brian Bennett Development, 7 Abbotts Green, Astley, Manchester, M29 7NJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - WALLINGTON, SUTTON - FORMER PHILIPS FACTORY, NEW ROAD, HACKBRIDGE.

    Planning authority: Sutton.Job: Detailed plans for houses/flats (334).Value: £15 million.Client: Fairview New Homes.Agent: Fairview Design Group, 50 Lancaster Road, Enfield, EN2 0BY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - WOLVERHAMPTON - LAND BETWEEN FORMER RAILWAY, WATERY LANE, NEACHELLS.

    Planning authority: Wolverhampton.Job: Outline plans for industrial development.Value: £12 million.Client: Parkhill Estates.Agent: Parkhill Estates, 1 Lower Bar, Newport, Shropshire TF10 7BE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - WOLVERHAMPTON, WEST MIDLANDS - BOWMANS HARBOUR, SOUTH OF PROPOSED.

    Wednesfield Wy, Wednesfield.Planning authority: Wolverhampton.Job: Outline plans for industrial development.Value: £6, 700,000.Client: Black Country Development.Agent: Black Country Development, Rounds Green Road, Oldbury, Warley, West Midlands B69 2DG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLANNING - WOODFORD GREEN, REDBRIDGE - EAST OF M11/SOUTHEND ROAD.

    Planning authority: Redbridge.Job: Outline plans for food superstore (2).Value: £8 million.Client: Tesco Stores.Agent: Healey and Baker, 29 St George Street, Hanover Square, London, W1A 3BG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLASTIC DOOR ADVANCEMENT - SITEX SECURITY PRODUCTS.

    Sitex Security Products says that its new System 2000 plastic skinned steel doors are the most advanced in Europe. The doors, which are vandal resistant, are fully galvanised, and can be supplied with a full-length triple locking mechanism.Sitex, 081-530 6911. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PLATE COMPACTOR DEBUT - WARSOP METRIX.

    The PP110 plate compactor is the first product from newly-launched Warsop Metrix, a division of Fairport Manufacturing.The new compactor has a plate width of 300 mm and weighs 47 kg.A forward mounted exciter pack provides high vibration to the leading edge, and is said to give excellent forward movement and hill climbing ability.A centrifugal clutch pulley is a standard fitting to the Honda four stroke engine and user comfort is improved by anti-vibration bushes, operating in shear between th
  • 05May94 UK: PRODUCT WARRANTY FROM BRADLEY DOUBLELOCK.

    Bradley Doublelock, which makes components, axles and accessories for trailers up to 3.5 tonnes, has announced a two-year warranty scheme for all existing products within its range.Although the warranty covers all genuine products identified or marked by the Bradley name, it will not cover products altered or modified without prior consultation with the company.0274 560414. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: PURCHASING NEGLECTED, SAYS CIPS - BY SENIOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY MANAGERS.

    Senior construction industry managers still do not appreciate the importance of professional and efficient purchasing.This is the warning from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), whose report - Professional Purchasing Adds Profit - was welcomed by the industry when it was published last year.Despite the encouraging response to its report, the CIPS has had to cancel a conference for senior managers in the construction industry because of lack of interest.The CIPS believes
  • 05May94 UK: PUTZMEISTER SELLS CONCRETE PUMPS TO CAMFAUD.

    Putzmeister has sold two concrete pumps to Epping-based hire firm Camfaud, bringing its fleet size to 16 mobile units as well as four static machines. The 22 m pump is new while the 16 m has been used. The firm has also built a new maintenance workshop and upgraded offices at its Epping site. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: QUICK SALE FOR BR DESIGN UNITS.

    By Mark Court.British Rail has been given just three months to prepare its civil engineering design offices for sale to the private sector.The Government is pressing BR for a quick sale to show an early success in the privatisation of the railways.But contractors fear undue haste to sell the design offices may confuse the privatisation of BR's various design and works departments.The PSA-style sell-off is set to attract interest from contractors and consultants eager for a slice of the lucrat
  • 05May94 UK: REDBREAST GENERATES MORE POWER - REDBREAST INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT.

    A range of four portable generators and a welding generator which works off a wide range of hydraulic power take-offs (PTO) have been announced by Redbreast Industrial Equipment. The RGV series of portable generators is powered by heavy duty Robin PRO overhead valve petrol engines. Output powers range from 1,650-5,000 W.Extra large fuel tanks are a standard feature and provide longer than normal periods of continuous operation. This is claimed to be 11.4 hours in the case of the 1,650 W RGV22
  • 05May94 UK: ROAD LINER LAUNCH - BTM SOMERFORD.

    BTM Somerford, of Bath, has introduced a pedestrian operated, airless, road line marking machine called the Line Lazer.The unit will spray up to 7,000 m of line marking an hour with possible line widths up to 600 mm.The machine dispenses paint direct from a 20 litre barrel which does away with messy decanting of materials. The Honda-engined pump sprays paint at 200 bar, which blows away dirt and debris in front of the paint nozzle.A removal paint gun allows the operator to carry out more spec
  • 05May94 UK: SAFETY VIDEO UPDATE - CONSTRUCTION.

    The Construction Industry Training Board has updated its long-established Site Safety video, to cover legislation passed in the past two years.It has also launched a video entitled Start Safe - Stay Safe, aimed at those joining a new company or moving to a new site. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: SCHAL SIGNS UP FOR £20M LEEDS OFFICE.

    Schal is expected to formally sign a £20 million construction management contract with British Gas in two weeks' time for an office development in Leeds.Around 20,000 sq m of space will be created at the site of the former Meadow Lane gasworks, which is located at the start of the M1 and M621 motorways.Work begins in October this year with the first completion expected by September 1995. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME - NEW MACHINERY PRODUCTS.

  • 05May94 UK: SHARE PRICES - CONSTRUCTION.

  • 05May94 UK: SIMBA AND TECHNOGRADE POOL THEIR RESOURCES TO LAUNCH COMPANY.

    Simba Technograde is a new company created jointly by Simba International and Technograde. It sells and hires Simba laser grading equipment, offers consultancy on grading and levelling projects, and will continue Technograde's contracting work, using Simba box graders. Paul Murphy is technical director and Joe Dunn is managing director for the new company.0529 304654. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: SPRAY FASTER SYSTEM ON LINE - METALLISATION'S ARCSPRAY 140.

    Arcspray 140, a metal spraying system from Metallisation, is said to overcome problems with explosive gas, poor adhesion, slow coating speeds and high operator skill requirements.The firm says the equipment is as flexible as a traditional flamespray system, but gives 33 per cent faster coating speed, giving a 6 per cent reduction in the equivalent coating cost.The drive motor has been removed from the weight of the hand-held part of the equipment by a synchrodrive system which allows the spra
  • 05May94 UK: STRICKLAND MAKES TRACKS FOR NEW FIELDS.

  • 05May94 UK: SUPER CARGO PULLS IT OFF - IVECO FORD TRUCK.

  • 05May94 UK: TARMAC IN THE CLEAR FOR UNIVERSITY JOB.

    Tarmac has finally received a letter of intent for the £24 million contract to design and build a campus at the University of Westminster's Northwick Park site. This first phase of the £40 million development will include new academic buildings worth £18 million and refurbishment work worth £6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: TATE SHOWS BANKSIDE ART PLANS.

    The Tate Gallery has unveiled plans to convert the redundant Bankside power station on the south bank of the Thames into an £80 million gallery of modern art.The 3.4 ha site opposite St Paul's Cathedral in the heart of London will become the focus for the development, which is expected to be a frontrunner for Millennium Fund cash.It is envisaged that the Millennium Fund, raised through the National Lottery, would foot half the cost of turning the hulk of the plant into an art gallery.If
  • 05May94 UK: TAX RISES 'FAIL TO HIT HOUSING'.

  • 05May94 UK: TEESSIDE JOB IS UP FOR GRABS.

    Teesside Development Corporation is set to send out tenders next month for £20 million-£25 million worth of infrastructure works on the Middlehaven site in Middlesbrough.The works will pave the way for a planned massive mixed development which will go ahead later this year and include commercial and retail elements, a new soccer stadium and a winter harbour for tall ships.The infrastructure works will either be let as a single design and build package or divided up.The contract incl
  • 05May94 UK: TELESCOPIC STEERING - DANFOSS.

    Danfoss now offers a tiltable and telescopic steering column for off road vehicles with hydraulic steering systems.Called the OTP-TT range, the column is designed to make driving easier and more comfortable.The lower part of each column is telescopic and infinitely variable over its 80 mm length. The angle on the upper part of the column can be adjusted by up to 40 deg, in 10 steps. The company expects the OTP-TT column to be mainly used with Danfoss type OSBP, OSPC and OSPL steering units an
  • 05May94 UK: TILBURY DOUGLAS IN £7.4M GLASGOW WIN.

    Tilbury Douglas has clinched a £7.4 million contract to build more than 200 houses on the Ferguslie Park estate in Paisley, Glasgow.Work has just started and a grant from Scottish Homes is helping to keep prices within reach of first-time buyers. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: 'TOP FIRMS SHOULD MERGE TO COMPETE.'

    Senior ministers believe Britain's top construction companies should merge so they can compete with their larger French and German rivals.If this does not happen Britain's firms may miss out on major projects worldwide.Whitehall sources told Construction News that some ministers and officials are saying Britain 'is short of two or three world-class construction companies'.To counter this, they argue, the Government and the industry need to co-operate 'to promote the creation of such firms', a
  • 05May94 UK: TRAFALGAR HOUSE OFFSHORE ANNOUNCES JOB LOSSES.

    Trafalgar House Offshore last week announced 98 redundancies at its Methil, Fife fabrication yard.Unions said this puts the site's future in doubt. But a company spokesman said the job losses were caused by contract completion and a lack of available work. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: TRUCK MAKERS GET A LIFT.

    Truck makers reported a strengthening recovery in demand last week at the Tipcon exhibition in Harrogate.They said sales of the eight-wheeler trucks leaped 72 per cent in the first quarter of this year, and the three-axle market rose by 32 per cent.David Gill, Leyland Daf's managing director, said: 'In the past 20 weeks more Leyland Daf six-and eight-wheelers were sold than in all 52 weeks of last year.'Heavier vehicles, which accounted for much of the steady growth in the second half of 1993
  • 05May94 UK: TUNNEL OPENING.

    The Queen and President Mitterrand will perform the official opening ceremony at the Channel Tunnel tomorrow (Friday). CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: UPMARKET ADMIRAL.

    Admiral Homes, which claims to be the UK's largest unquoted house builder, is launching a new luxury homes division which is to be called Signature.The firm, which sold some 500 units in the past year, is pricing the new range between £175,000 and £600,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: WATER CONTRACTORS FEAR SPENDING RUN-DOWN.

    Water contractors and suppliers fear a run-down in capital spending as the industry holds its breath ahead of the results of a financial review in late July.Watchdog Ofwat is running the rule over water companies' strategic business and spending plans for the next five years before clearing the next water bill increases.But contractors and suppliers say work has tailed off ahead of the review and that programmes will suffer unless they are tied to profit margins or legal obligations.Firms bid
  • 05May94 UK: WEST COUNTRY PLANT EXHIBITION - ROYAL PORTBURY DOCKS, BRISTOL.

    Plan-Ex, the first West Country plant and quarrying equipment exhibition to be organised by Firminfo, will be held at the Royal Portbury Docks, near Bristol, on June 2-4, 1994. The organiser intends this show to become a regular event.0272 231604. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: WHALE JOINS COUNCIL'S FLEET - WHALE TANKERS.

    A MegaWhale jetting unit from Whale Tankers is the latest recruit to South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council's cleansing fleet and is the first of its type to be put into service by a UK municipal authority.A major feature of the new continental type jetter is a moving partition which allows maximum clean water capacity when starting work, but which allows the load compartment to be expanded as work progresses.The moving division also has a built-in load ejector, making tipping unnecessar
  • 05May94 UK: WHEEL CLAMPS FOR ALL SIZES - LIONWELD KENNEDY.

    Lionweld Kennedy now makes a range of security wheel clamps for plant ranging from very small trailers and compressors to 7.5 ton trucks and excavators. The clamps can be adjusted to fit a range of wheel diameters and tyre widths.0642 245151. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 UK: WHEELWRIGHT'S OFF THE ROAD ROVER DEAL.

    Wheelwright now distributes the Mangels 7x16 inch, eight spoke steel aftermarket Land Rover wheel for off-road applications. The wheel is claimed to withstand repeated loadings of 1,250 kg and is tested to SAE J328a Standards.0892 531973. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 USA: BECHTEL WORKLOAD.

    US contractor Bechtel increased its new work won last year by 13 per cent to $9.4 billion (£6.2 billion), although the proportion of its fixed price work rose to 30 per cent from 26 per cent.The group, which is based in San Francisco, said increased revenue from Latin America and Africa had helped to offset a reduced workload from the Middle East. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 USA: MAUNSELL BOOST.

    Maunsell Group, the civil engineering group, has reported a 9 per cent rise in turnover to US$166 million (£109.5 million).The firm says it has a strong base in Hong Kong and is currently working on 55 projects in China. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 05May94 VIETNAM: NEW CEMENT PLANT FOR HOLDERBANK.

    Holderbank, the world's largest cement company, is to invest $234 million (£150 million) in a cement plant south of Hanoi in Vietnam.The 1.4 million tonnes per annum factory will open in late 1996. Taiwanese cement firm Ching Fong Group already has a plant under construction at Haiphong. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 ABU DHABI: MONSTER MOSQUE - BIDS FROM INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTORS INVITED.

    Abu Dhabi has invited international contractors to apply for pre-qualification on the United Arab Emirates' biggest mosque, the Grand Mosque of Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan II. It will accommodate 7,000 worshippers and feature 110 m minarets to call the faithful to prayer. Total cost will be over $150million (£100 million). CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 BAHRAIN: BRITISH GAS FOR BAHRAIN POWER - PLANT CONTRACT.

    By Jim Kenny.A contract to build a £500 million power and desalination plant in Bahrain is set to go to British Gas, according to trade minister Richard Needham.British Gas has already carried out a technical and financial feasibility study into the project, which it presented to the Bahraini government last February.The proposal for a privately-financed 500 MW power plant was first announced by leading Bahraini businessmen in March 1993. British Gas was appointed to carry out the feasib
  • 12May94 BOSNIA: FURY AS FRENCH STORM SARAJEVO.

    British contractors are furious over reports that French contractors disguised as UN soldiers have been touting for contracts in war-torn Sarajevo.The undercover trade delegation of 14 French businessmen, including two contractors, came to light after an interview with French television Channel TF1.The businessmen, dressed in UN blue berets, were given the rank of lieutenant-colonel. They are understood to be staying at the Holiday Inn, and living in a manner more suited to a trade mission th
  • 12May94 DENMARK: BRITS PITCH FOR ORESUND LINK.

    Four British contractors figure among an international field hoping to prequalify for the £1.2 billion, 16 km Oresund link between Denmark and Sweden.The firms feature in three consortia and the line-up is: Laing/GTM Entrepose (France)/ NCC (Sweden)/Pihl (Denmark)/Boskalis (Holland)/Morrison Knudsen (US); Trafalgar House/Balfour Beatty/Norwegian Contractors (Norway)/Dirk Verstoep (Holland); Tarmac/Christiani and Nielsen/SAE (France)/ Strabag (Germany)/Kraftbyggarna (Sweden).About 20 cons
  • 12May94 DUBAI: POWER UPGRADE CONTRACT FOR ABB KRAFTWERKE.

    An $81million (£50 million) contract to upgrade two gas turbine power plants in Dubai has gone to ABB Kraftwerke, part of the Swiss-Swedish electrical engineer Asea Brown Boveri. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 EGYPT: EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK LENDS £30M TO THE EGYPTIAN ELECTRICITY AUTHORITY.

    The European Investment Bank is lending £30 million to the Egyptian Electricity Authority to upgrade the power supply grid in Alexandria. The European Union funds will provide two sub-stations and 27 km of power supply lines to the city's south-eastern suburbs. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 EUROPE: TENDERS - ISOLA D'ELBA (LI), ITALY.

    Job: Project execution and management of a waste treatment plant at Isola d'Elba.Client: Amministrazione regionale, ufficio riforma fondiaria, via Trieste 5, I-58100 Grosseto, tel: (05 64) 233 81/233 48, fax: 48 00 56.Value: Lit 17,782,300,000 (£7.4 million).Completion: 660 days.Tender date: May 20. Documents from address above.Details: Applications should be returned to: Comunita montana dell'Elba e Capraia, via Manzoni 11, I-57037 Portoferraio (LI), tel: (05 65) 93 81 11, fax: 91 50 91
  • 12May94 FRANCE: SWOOP FOR CEDEST.

    Holderbank, the Swiss-based materials group which is the world's largest cement producer, is paying £327 million for a controlling stake in Cedest, France's fifth largest cement producer and a major ready-mixed concrete and aggregates supplier. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 FRANCE: TENDERS - NANTES, FRANCE.

    Job: Design and project execution of water treatment works at Saint-Herblain and Reze, (1 firm phase and 1 conditional phase).Client: Syndicat d'assainissement de l'agglomeration nantaise, Tour Bretagne, F-44047 Nantes Cedex 01.Value: FF 450 million (£52.3 million).Tender date: July 18.Apply by: May 5.Apply to: Address above, M. le President, 23e etage, Tour Bretagne.Details: Further information from the client. Offers in French. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 GERMANY: ASEA SCOOPS POWER DUO.

    Asea Brown Boveri has scooped two major power plant projects in Germany and Australia together worth almost £500 million.The Antipodean scheme is for a £265 million coal-fired plant at Collie in Western Australia, where ABB's share of the turnkey contract is valued at around £173 million.The State Energy Commission of Western Australia signed the deal with the consortium which comprises ABB and Japan's Itochu Corporation of Tokyo.Itochu/Babcock-Hitachi will supply and install t
  • 12May94 GERMANY: TENDERS - BAD SCHMIEDEBERG, GERMANY.

    Job: A turnkey contract to build a clinic at Bad Schmiedeberg.Client: Bundesversicherungsanstalt fur Angestellte, Dezernat 9004 (Bauangelegenheiten), Postfach, D-10704 Berlin, tel: (030) 86 52-32 34, fax: (030) 86 52-79 10.Completion: Fourth quarter 1994 until fourth quarter 1996.Tender date: July 21. Documents from address above.Details: Documents are available until June 30. These cost DM 400 (£160) payable to: Hauptkasse der BfA at the Postgiroamt Berlin (BLZ 100 100 10), account numb
  • 12May94 GERMANY: TENDERS - BERLIN, GERMANY.

    Job: Refurbishment including phase asbestos removal.Client: Senatsverwalting fur bau-und Wohnungswesen, H VII B, Schwendenerstrasse 17, D-14195 Berlin, tel: (030)82 98-381, fax: (030) 867-59 98.Value: DM 20,221,000 (£8 million).Completion: 36 months starting August 1994.Tender date: July 1994. Further information from Senatsverwaltung fur Bau-und Wohnungswesen, Referat VI A, Behrenstrasse, D-100117 Berlin, tel: (030) 21 74-51 57, fax: (030) 21 74-56 51. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 GERMANY: TENDERS - CHEMNITZ, GERMANY.

    Job: Work including demolition work, repairs and modernisation to buildings.Client: Stadtverwaltung Chemnitz, Hochbauamt, Bruhl 51, D-09111 Chemnitz, tel: (03 71) 47 70, fax: (03 71) 47 71 12.Value: DM 33.6 million (£13.4 million).Completion: 20 months starting September 1994.Tender date: July 1994. Further information from Oberfinanzdirektion Chemnitz, Bruckenstrasse 10, D-09111 Chemnitz, tel: (03 71) 45 70. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 GERMANY: TENDERS - ERFURT, GERMANY.

    Job: Turnkey contract to build offices at Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse, including external works.Client: Landeszentralbank in Rheinland-Pfalz und im saarland, Hauptverwaltung der Deutschen Bundesbank, Bauabteilung, Hegelstrasse 65, D-55122 Mainz, tel: 61 31/37 73 80, fax: 61 31/37 74 07.Completion: 27 months starting April 1995.Tender date: October-November 1994. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 GERMANY: TENDERS - OFFENBACH AM MAIN, GERMANY.

    Job: Roadworks at Berliner Strasse, including road markings and road signs. Contract No 100-STRB-Berliner.Client: Magistrat der Stadt Offenbach am Main, S-Bahn-Bauamt, Berliner Strasse 50-52, D-63012 Offenbach am Main, tel: (069) 80 65-21 82/25 62, fax: (069) 80 65-28 52.Completion: Mid-August 1994 until beginning September 1996.Tender date: Not known.Documents from: Address above.Details: Documents cost DM 600 (£240), payable by cheque quoting reference number: 98.82006.4. Offers in Ger
  • 12May94 GERMANY: TENDERS - SCHWERIN, GERMANY.

    Job: Conversion and refurbishment of a college at Goethe Strasse 88.Client: Hochbauamt der Stadtverwaltung Schwerin, Grune Strasse 12, D-19010 Schwerin, tel: (03 85) 55 93 76, fax: (03 85) 836 97.Completion: 29 months starting July 1994.Tender date: May 1994.Details: Further information from 'Sachverstandigenausschuss fur Verdingungsfragen', Geschaftsstelle beim Innenminister des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern/II 330, Arsenal am Pfaffenteich, Postfach 544, D-19048 Schwerin. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 GERMANY: WORK CHEATS SINK BRITS.

  • 12May94 HONG KONG: GAMMON CUTS IN WITH LOWEST KOWLOON BID.

    Trafalgar House subsidiary Gammon came in with the lowest bid of HK$580 million (£50 million) for the contract to widen the Lung Cheung and Ching Cheung Roads in north west Kowloon.Bids for the job of increasing the 2 km route from two to three lanes closed last week. The second highest bidder was Kier International at HK$622 million (£54 million), ahead of local firm Shin On. Other bids came from: Aoki of Japan, German-owned Franki, and Hong Kong contractor Paul Y.At the request of
  • 12May94 INDIA: INDIAN TONIC - KIER'S AFCONS VENTURE.12May94 UK: STRUCTURE TONE HITS MGN WITH £1M WRIT.

    Kier International has formed a joint venture company with the major Indian contractor Asia Foundations and Constructions (Afcons), marking the third Anglo-Indian construction alliance in the past 12 months. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 KAZAKHSTAN: TRAINING FUNDS FOR ENERGY SECTOR AND ACCOUNTANTS TO COME FROM KNOW HOW.

    Training programmes in Kazakhstan for the energy sector and accountants will be funded by £900,000 from the UK's Know How Fund. The announcement comes two weeks before construction minister Sir George Young leaves on a construction trade mission to the huge oil-rich republic, which was formerly part of the Soviet Union. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 LEBANON: BRITISH FIRMS GEAR UP FOR THE REBUILDING OF BEIRUT.

  • 12May94 MALAYSIA: BIWATER BOSS RESIGNS FOR FAR EAST POST.

    Adrian White, the founder and largest shareholder in Biwater, has resigned as chairman and a director of the company and has gone to spearhead a new operation for the water-related contractor in the Far East.Mr White, who will be based in Malaysia, will pursue business for Biwater in the fast growing water markets of the Pacific Rim, such as China, Vietnam and Hong Kong.Mr White has been replaced as chairman by the company's vice-chairman Leslie Jones.Last year, Dorking-based Biwater raised i
  • 12May94 MALAYSIA: BREAK ON MALAYSIAN BAN - THAMES WATER PLAYS DOWN REPORTS.

    Malaysian news reports suggest the ban imposed by the government on trade with the UK could be breached by a multi-million pound water project with Thames Water.The company is playing down the reports, saying that it has signed no contract as yet, nor does it expect to get one in the near future.But Thames Water did confirm it had people on the ground in the region and that the water project in the Kelantan district did exist.The regional administration led by the opposition Pan Malaysia Isla
  • 12May94 MIDDLE EAST: PALESTINIAN CASH FROM THE WORLD BANK.

    Withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Gaza strip and Jericho last week was accompanied by a $1.2 billion (£820 million) emergency assistance programme from the World Bank. The programme provides $600 million (£400 million) for investment in infrastructure. The balance of the funds is to promote private sector involvement in telecommunications, industry and housing. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 NETHERLANDS: £36M SPLITTER TASK - SHELL NEDERLAND CHEMIE APPOINTS JOHN BROWN.

    John Brown has been appointed management contractor for a £36 million scheme to replace a propylene splitter at Shell Nederland Chemie's plant in Pernis in the Netherlands. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 PAKISTAN: GAS WINNER - BRITISH GAS AT PIRKOH FIELD.

    British Gas has won a $600,000 (£400,000) contract for a study for a gas compression facility at the Pirkoh gas field in central Pakistan to be funded by the Asian Development Bank. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 PORTUGAL: TENDERS - LISBON, PORTUGAL.

    Job: Reconstruction and renovation of a quay at Lisbon including excavation work, dredging and concrete construction. Contract No 3/94.Client: Ministerio do Mar, Administracao do Porto de Lisboa (APL), Rua da Junqueira, 94, P-1300 Lisboa, tel: 363 79 54, fax: 364 22 03.Completion: 600 days.Tender date: July 26.Documents from: Direccao do Patrimonio da APL, Rua da Junqueira 94, 2o. andar, P-1300 Lisboa or tesouraria da APL, Cais do Sodre, P-1200 Lisbon.Details: Documents are available until Ju
  • 12May94 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: IRISH WORK ON THE UP - CRH.

    Irish construction activity improved in the first four months, compared with last year, Dublin cement maker CRH told its agm last week. Road works were at a lower level but demand for cement-based products in the housing sector was up. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 SOUTH AFRICA: BABCOCK WINS FOUR NEW CONTRACTS.

    Babcock International has won four projects in South Africa totalling £18 million. The two biggest are maintenance and shutdown services for State electricity company Eskom (£9.2 million) and for expansion of the Middelburg steel and alloys plant for Davy International (£5.2 million). CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 SPAIN: TENDERS - MELILLA, SPAIN.

    Job: Two contracts to build housing units: 1) Construction of 136 housing units. File No 53.56.93.010.01.2) Construction of 256 housing units. File No 53.56.93.020.01.Client: Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Medio Ambiente, Direccion General para la Vivienda, el Urbanismo y la Arquitectura, Secretaria de Estado de Medio Ambiente y Vivienda, Plaza de San Juan de la Cruz, s/n, E-28003 Madrid, telefax: (91) 597 67 04 and 597 65 34.Value: 1) Pta 1,266,465,703 (£6.2 million). 2) Pt
  • 12May94 SWEDEN: STOCKHOLM RING ROAD HOPE - BRITISH CONTENDERS.

    British firms are understood to be among contenders hoping to prequalify for the SEK7.27 billion (£606 million) Stockholm ring road in Sweden. The scheme involves two sections, Norra Lanken and Sodra Lanken (the north and south link roads) with 11 contracts in total. The Swedish National Road Administration is expected to award the first contract later this year, probably on the northern link, with work due to start in November.The entire project is scheduled for completion by mid-1999.
  • 12May94 UK: £400M NEEDED FOR ROAD REPAIRS.

    By Brian Warner.An extra £400 million a year must be spent on local authority roads to keep them in an acceptable state of repair, according to one of the UK's top surveyors.Commenting on the results of the Department of Transport's 1993 national road maintenance survey published last week, Keith Madelin, president of the County Surveyors' Society, also said that at least £200 million more a year was needed immediately just to halt the decline.The survey shows that the condition of
  • 12May94 UK: 700 JOBS AXED AS EMCO FIRMS ARE KILLED OFF.

  • 12May94 UK: A TOP CLASS ACT - MEDITE.

    Medite of Europe has published a technical data sheet on its FR medium density fibreboard, which has Class 0 fire resistance - the highest fire safety performance classification. The data sheet gives full details on the product's physical properties as well as advice on various uses.Medite - 0702 619044. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: ADBRUF ANTI-SKID.

    Adbruf has a hot-applied thermoplastic road marking material which it says has a very high skid resistance and is therefore ideal for use at junctions, pedestrian crossings and similar areas. Called Hot Grip Anti-skid Surfacing, the material is a mixture of calcined bauxite, fillers and synthetic rubber binders.Adbruf - 0963 362640. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: AMEC TO MANAGE DUNDEE HOSPITAL.

    Amec Design and Management of Glasgow will project manage a £14 million new build and refurbishment scheme at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT BOURNE STEEL.

    Alasdair Ferguson has retired as chairman of the Poole-based steel fabricator, and has been succeeded by managing director David Sands. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT BOVIS - BOVIS GIVES PERRY MD POST.

    Keith Perry has been appointed managing director of Bovis Abroad. He takes over from David Johnson, who retires but will remain on the board as a non-executive director.Chicago-based Schal Bovis has named Fritz Rehkopf has chief executive officer.He succeeds the company founder, Richard Halpern, who will continue as chairman. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT BRYANT HOMES.

    Andrew Wainwright has been appointed regional director for the Thames Valley region. He was with Fairview New Homes. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT COSTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES.

    Leon Steiner has been appointed managing director of the water division. He was formerly managing director of Anglian H and G and of Shanks and McEwan. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT GA.

    The Dutch-owned Scotland and north of England contractor has appointed Peter Walthall as regional director for north-west England, based in Manchester. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT J TOMLINSON.

    The Nottingham building services contractor, part of Pickfords, has appointed David Pallett as general manager. He was northern regional manager with East Midlands Electricity. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT MARSHALLS CLAY PRODUCTS.

    The former managing director of Yorkshire Brick, Alan Winlow, has joined the board as development director, responsible for quality, training and environmental issues. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT N STRICKLAND.

    The undercarriage specialist has appointed Warwick Gastinger as divisional manager for ground engaging tools. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT NORTON ROSE.

    The City solicitor has appointed Peter Hall as a partner in its construction and engineering group. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT PYEROY.

    Jim Jordan has joined the Tyneside painting contractor as operations director. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT REDROW GROUP.

    Local man Steve Hannam, group managing director of chemicals and materials company BTP, has been appointed a non-executive director of the Clwyd-based house builder and construction group. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT SIR ALEXANDER GIBB.

    Jim Lange has become director of the Asia regional office in Singapore.Mr Lange, involved with Gibb Asia since January 1993, is in charge of managing the Bangkok and Jakarta offices as well as for winning projects across Asia. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT TRY HOMES.

    Jonathan Smith is to be responsible for land acquisition for speculative and social housing developments, as land manager in the Uxbridge office. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT WATTS AND PARTNERS.

    Tim Ainger and Eamonn Malone have been promoted to partner, and Mark Aylmer becomes an associate. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT WHITE YOUNG.

    David Maxwell has joined the Billingham-on-Tees office of the consulting engineer as regional director for the civil and structural division. He was with WSP Kenchington Ford. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: BELFAST TO TIE £157M TEXTILE KNOT - HUALON.

    Hopes are high that construction work can start later this year on a massive £157 million textile plant on the outskirts of Belfast.The European Commission has finally given the go-ahead for more than £60 million of UK government aid to be poured into the factory, which will be built on a 120 ha greenfield site at Mallusk by the Taiwanese textile company Hualon.It will be the biggest industrial scheme in Northern Ireland since the ill-fated De Lorean venture and is expected to creat
  • 12May94 UK: BOVIS HIT BY DOUBLE LEGAL COSTS WHAMMY.

    Bovis was landed with a £6,000 legal bill last week during an unsuccessful appeal against an earlier £20,000 court costs order.The contracting against lost its appeal against charges of damaging an ancient monument during construction work in the City of London.Bovis was found guilty of the charge following a 10-day trail at Knightsbridge Crown Court last February.The court ruled that remains of the Roman Governor's Palace, which have been found beneath Cannon Street Station viaduct
  • 12May94 UK: BUILDING BOSSES AMONG TOP EARNERS.

    Construction bosses rank among the top quarter of earners in British industry.According to an Institute of Management salary survey, which covered 339 organisations, directors of construction companies earned an average of £79,000 last year.Managers came in at less than half that figure, with salaries of about £36,000. And about a fifth of construction managers included in the survey received bonuses - on average, about £6,800.The survey shows that while many people working in
  • 12May94 UK: CHANNEL TUNNEL OFICIALLY OPEN, BUT NOT FOR BUSINESS.

    The Queen and President Mitterrand formally opened the £10 billion Channel Tunnel last week at ceremonies in Calais and Folkestone (pictured).The Queen travelled to Calais in one of the Eurostar trains that will soon be carrying passengers from Waterloo in London to Paris and Brussels. The two heads of state then travelled to Folkestone aboard a Eurotunnel shuttle.Despite the celebrations, full services are unlikely to be running until next year.Meanwhile, Eurotunnel has hotly denied rep
  • 12May94 UK: CIVILS SURVEY FINDS JOB RISE.

  • 12May94 UK: CLAIM AGAINST BT - LASERBORE.

    Contractor Laserbore has issued a writ against British Telecom claiming it is owed almost £300,000 for work it did and materials supplied. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: COMPANY FAILURES DOWN 17 PC.

    Construction company failures fell by 17 per cent last year, according to official figures published by the British Chambers of Commerce.The raging recession in 1992 swept away 3,830 construction firms, but last year the number fell to 3,189.This is still almost double the failure rate in 1989.But the latest survey by accountant Touche Ross suggests that so far this year the threat of closure of construction firms has further receded.Its running survey of receivership and administration appoi
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - ATHERSTONE, WARWICKSHIRE - HOLLY LANE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

    Job: The construction of a single-storey factory unit.Completion: Work has started for completion in July.Contractor: Wygar Construction, 22 Broadway North, Walsall, West Midlands.Awarded by: Avondale Property Holdings.Value: £285,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BALLYMENA - MILLFIELD.

    Job: General replacement/maintenance of kitchens in 106 homes.Completion: Work started on 28 March for completion in 26 weeks.Contractor: Heron Brothers.Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £218,901. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BANFF, GRAMPIAN - CASTLEHILL.

    Job: Civil works for outfall screens.Contractor: Shanks and MacEwan.Awarded by: Grampian Regional Council, Aberdeen.Value: £889,268. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - GOLDTHORPE, NEW LODGE, GREAT HOUGHTON AND PENISTONE.

    Job: Conversion of buildings to flats accommodation.Contractor: Direct Labour Organisation, Smithies Lane Depot, Barnsley.Awarded by: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council's Housing Services Committee.Value: £143,167. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - THE GROVE AND ALBERT STREET, CUDWORTH.

    Job: Damp remedial works to 28 council owned houses.Contractor: Watfords of Wombwell, 2 Gypsy Lane, Wombwell, South Yorkshire.Awarded by: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council's Housing Services Committee.Value: £124,581. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BEAUMARIS, GWYNEDD - BEAUMARIS STW.

    Job: The scheme comprises new sewage treatment works.Completion: Work started in April for completion in 8 months.Contractor: Alfred McAlpine Services and Pipelines, Cambridge Road, Ellesmere Port, South Wirral, Merseyside.Awarded by: Welsh Water.Value: £750,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BEDFORD - A507/C123 JUNCTION, MAULDEN.

    Job: The provision of a new roundabout.Completion: Work started late April for completion in 4 months.Contractor: J Breheny Construction, Stukeley Meadows Industrial estate, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.Awarded by: Bedfordshire County Council.Value: £360,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BELFAST - BLACKMOUNTAIN PHASE 4.

    Job: Incremental improvements to 18 homes.Completion: Work started on 14 march for completion in 40 weeks.Contractor: McFarland Harvey.Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £432,454. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BELFAST - FAIRYKNOWE PHASE 2.

    Job: Incremental improvements to 36 homes.Completion: Work started on 7 March for completion in 56 weeks.Contractor: H and P Campbell.Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £508,420. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BELFAST - OLD ANDERSONTOWN.

    Job: Comprehensive improvement to 41 houses.Completion: Work started on 31 march for completion in 81 weeks.Contractor: A Bradley.Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £538,922. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BELFAST - TYNDALE PHASE 1.

    Job: Incremental improvements to 163 homes.Completion: Work started on 31 March for completion in 67 weeks.Contractor: Mivan Construction.Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £1,038,073. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BEVERLEY, NORTH HUMBERSIDE - MOLESCROFT.

    Job: The construction of estate roads for a proposed residential development.Completion: Work has started for completion in October.Contractor: Alfred McAlpine Construction - Budge, West Carr Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire.Awarded by: Shirethorn.Value: £1.26 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BIRCH, GREATER MANCHESTER - BIRCH SERVICES BETWEEN JUNCTION 18 AND 19, M62 MOTORWAY.

    Job: Alteration works to travel lodge and the construction of a two-storey timber-framed extension.Completion: Work has started for completion in August.Contractor: William Weaver, 86-92 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, Hereford and Worcester.Awarded by: Granada Hospitality.Value: £283,301. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS - CASTLE HILL FARMHOUSE, ELMDON.

    Job: Refurbishment works to a listed farmhouse.Completion: Work has started for completion in mid August.Contractor: William Sapcote and Sons, 87 Camden Street, Birmingham, West Midladns.Awarded by: Birmingham International Airport.Value: £150,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BLACK ISLE, HIGHLAND - JOB - WATER AUGMENTATION SCHEME.

    Contractor: George Leslie, Glasgow.Awarded by: Highland regional Council, Inverness.Value: £1.1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BUSHEY, HERTFORDSHIRE - RAF BENTLEY, BENTLEY PRIORY.

    Job: Road works and mechanical, electrical and ducting works to a communication facility.Completion: Work has started for completion in July.Contractor: Morrison Construction, Hampden House, Hitchin Road, Arlesey, Bedfordshire.Awarded by: Mowlem Facilities Management on behalf of Defence Works Services.Value: £117,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CARMARTHEN, DYFED - A484, CROES Y CIELIOG.

    Job: Road improvements including road widening, bridge and roundabout construction.Completion: 30 weeks starting 3 May 1994.Contractor: Dyfed County Council, Direct Labour Organisation.Awarded by: Dyfed County Council.Value: £450,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CASTLEREAGH - CORONATION PARK.

    Job: Incremental improvement to 58 homes.Completion: Work started on 11 April for completion in 55 weeks.Contractor: Garrivan and O'Rourke.Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £474,444. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - COMNOCK AND DOON VALLEY, STRATHCLYDE - THROUGHOUT DISTRICT COUNCIL AREA.

    Job: The installation of gas central heating systems in 600 local authority houses.Completion: During 1994/95.Contractor: British Gas (Scotland).Awarded by: Cumnock and Doon Valley District Council, Cumnock.Value: £1.4 million plus a negotiated contract for a further 180 houses. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CORBY, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - CECIL DRIVE AND BURGHLEY DRIVE, EXETER ESTATE.

    Job: The demolition of a council depot followed by the construction of 33 dwellings, a mixture of houses, bungalows and flats.Completion: Work has just started for completion on March 14, 1995.Contractor: Alfred McAlpine Construction, Pendeford House, Wobaston Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands.Awarded by: Orbit Housing Association.Value: £1.3 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - COUNTY ARMAGH - TANDRAGEE.

    Job: Comprehensive improvement to 77 homes.Completion: Work started on 7 March for completion in 82 weeks.Contractor: H.C. Rooney.Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £1,159,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CRAIGAVON - GARVAGHY PARK PHASE 1.

    Job: Comprehensive improvement to 49 homes.Completion: Work started on 28 March for completion in 63 weeks.Contractor: Tandragee Building and Mechanical Services.Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £693,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CRAIGAVON - MOURNEVIEW PHASE 3.

    Job: Improvement to 45 homes.Completion: Work started on 28 March for completion in 61 weeks.Contractor: H and P Campbell.Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £548,180. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CREGAGH 3.

    Job: External cyclical maintenance to 253 homes.Completion: Work started on 28 March for completion in 40 weeks.Contractor: Laing Northern Ireland.Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £547,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CRICCIETH, GWYNEDD - LONG SEA OUTFALL.

    Job: The installation of a pipeline to extend the sewerage outfall.Completion: Work has started for completion in July.Contractor: Alfred McAlpine Services and Pipelines, North Road, Ellesmere Port, Merseyside.Awarded by: Welsh Water.Value: £998,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CUMNOCK AND DOON VALLEY, STRATHCLYDE - THROUGHOUT DISTRICT COUNCIL AREA.

    Job: External insulation and roughcasting repairs to 129 local authority houses.Contractor: Robison and Davison (Holdings), Dumfries.Awarded by: Cumnock and Doon Valley District Council, Cumnock.Value: £110,521. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DERBY - SIR FRANCIS LEY INDUSTRIAL PARK, OFF OSMASTON ROAD.

    Job: The construction of a single-storey retail unit, shell only.Completion: Work has started for completion on October 28.Contractor: Hall and Tawse Eastern, 522 Derby Road, Lenton, Nottingham.Awarded by: S and A Foods.Value: £1.17 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DOWNPATRICK - DRUMANESS NS 2.

    Job: Newbuild of 6 homes.Completion: Work started on 14 March for completion in 57 weeks.Contractor: Brown Brothers.Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £518,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DUNDEE, TAYSIDE - DISCOVERY QUAY.

    Job: Works comprise a traditionally built restaurant and a 40 bedroom pitched roofed, two storey framed clad hotel wing.Completion: Now to September 1994.Contractor: Hall and Tawse, Granitehil Road, Northfield, Aberdeen.Awarded by: Whitbread Plc, c/o GA Management Ltd, 14 Woodside Terrace, Glasgow.Value: £860,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DUNGANNON - ROUGHAN WAY, PLACE, IRWINS ROW.

    Job: Improvement to 29 homes.Completion: Work started on 14 March for completion in 46 weeks.Contractor: McAleer and Rushe.Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £412,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN - DUKE STREET.

    Job: To repair and convert a former school to form Queen Margaret College.Contractor: Tarmac Construction.Awarded by: Q M C Properties.Value: £1.7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN - MORRISON STREET.

    Job: A design and build contract to create a crescent shaped terrace of four storeys containing 76 homes and 96 student bed spaces.Completion: Work has just started and is due for completion next October.Contractor: Wimpey Construction Scotland.Awarded by: Woolwich Homes and Malcolm Housing Association.Value: £3.8 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - EXETER, DEVON - M5 POLTIMORE AND HELE STRAIGHT, POLTIMORE.

    Job: Overlay and part reconstruction of the existing carriageway.Completion: 2 months starting April 20,1994.Contractor: Costain Building and Civil Engineering, 170 Armada Way, Plymouth, Devon.Awarded by: Department of Transport.Value: £1,750,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - FIFE - DUNFERMLINE.

    Job: Improvements to 160 houses.Contractor: Tarmac Construction.Awarded by: Dunfermline District Council.Value: £1.14 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GARTOCHARN, STRATHCLYDE - ROSS PRIORY.

    Job: Construction of Ross Loan surge feeder tank.Completion: Now to October 1994.Contractor: Gleeson Group, Laurelhill Business Park, Stirling.Awarded by: Central Scotland Water Development Board, Torrance.Value: £239,967. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - BALLATER STREET.

    Job: To construct 20 properties including a two-bed home for disabled people and some bigger, five and six-bed homes for larger families.Completion: Work has started for completion in 74 weeks.Contractor: Wimpey Construction Scotland.Awarded by: Glasgow City Council for The Gorbals Housing Association.Value: £2.5 million approximately.Clachan of Campsie. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - DALE STREET.

    Job: A design and build contract to create 90 properties including the construction of a 700 sq m, two storey office on Old Dalmarnock Road.Contractor: Wimpey Construction Scotland.Awarded by: Bridgeton and Dalmarnock Housing association.Value: £3.7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE.

    Job: Design and Build two storey religious retreat centre with a feature turret and communal facilities with offices on ground floor and on upper floor 24 bedrooms with en suite facilities.Completion: Now to December 1994.Contractor: Hall and Tawse, Granitehill Road, Northfield, Aberdeen.Awarded by: Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary, Clachan of Campsie, Lennoxtown.Value: £503,959. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GWENT - ROGIET.

    Job: To build a motorway toll plaza comprising six towers, a suspended roof canopy and toll administration building.Completion: Work is due to start in May and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.Contractor: Laing South Wales.Awarded by: Laing-GTM.Value: £1.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - HOLYWELL, CLWYD - MOSTYN TO POINT OF AYR.

    Job: Provision of a trunk water main.Completion: Work started on 11 April for completion in about 6 months.Contractor: A S Clark, Bromwich Road, Worcester.Awarded by: Welsh Water.Value: £500,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - INSCH, GRAMPIAN - JOB - PHASE 1 OF WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT.

    Contractor: MJM Construction.Awarded by: Grampian Regional Council, Aberdeen.Value: £129,105. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LAIRG, HIGHLAND - ROAD A836.

    Job: Lochside improvement.Contractor: Balfour Beatty.Awarded by: Highland Regional Council, Inverness.Value: £413,813. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LEAMINGTON SPA, WARWICKSHIRE - CULWORTH HOUSE, CULWORTH CLOSE.

    Job: Alteration and refurbishment works to bed sitting-rooms within a nursing home and the construction of 10 flats.Completion: Work has started for completion on January 16, 1995.Contractor: William Weaver, 86-92 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, Hereford and Worcester.Awarded by: Coventry Churches Housing Association.Value: £728,250. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LEAMINGTON SPA, WARWICKSHIRE - SHIRES GATE, TACHBROOK PARK DRIVE.

    Job: The construction of a roundabout and access road.Completion: Work has started for completion in July.Contractor: Galliford Midlands, Wolvey near Hinckley, Leicestershire.Awarded by: Property Holdings and Investment Trust.Value: £193,451. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LEAMINGTON SPA, WARWICKSHIRE - SHIRES GATE, TACHBROOK PARK DRIVE.

    Job: The construction of two retail units and associated car parking.Completion: Work has started for completion in October.Contractor: Galliford Midlands, Wolvey near Hinckley, Leicestershire.Awarded by: Highinter Estates.Value: £1.1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE - PECKFIELD QUARRY.

    Job: Landfill works including 1,600 sq m of earth moving works.Completion: Work has started for completion in mid July.Contractor: Alfred McAlpine Construction Budge, West Carr Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire.Awarded by: Caird Evered (England).Value: £363,641. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LEICESTER - JOB - TO DEMOLISH AND REBUILD 34 PRC DWELLINGS.

    Contractor: Tarmac Construction.Awarded by: Leicester City Council.Value: £1.25 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LICHFIELD, STAFFORDSHIRE - ALEXANDER HOUSE, QUEEN STREET.

    Job: Internal refurbishment.Contractor: Tarmac Construction.Awarded by: The Police Mutual Assurance Society.Value: £348,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LICHFIELD, STAFFORDSHIRE - BETWEEN MUCKLEY CORNER AND NEWTOWN.

    Job: The reconstruction and resurfacing of 2,000 m of the A5 carriageway.Completion: Work has started for completion in July.Contractor: Galliford Midlands, Wolvey near Hinckley, Leicestershire.Awarded by: Staffordshire County Council.Value: £1.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LIMAVADY - SPERRIN ROAD/RATHBEG/BENBRADAGH.

    Job: General replacement/maintenance to 272 homes.Completion: Work started on 28 March for completion in 60 weeks.Contractor: McGuckin and Scott.Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £486,900. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LISBURN - RAWDON PLACE PHASE 3.

    Job: To build 14 new homes.Completion: Work started on 28 March for completion in 61 weeks.Contractor: Brown Brothers.Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £348,979. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LLANFAIR P G, GWYNEDD - BRYSIENCYN STW.

    Job: New sewage treatment works.Completion: Work started in April for completion in 5 months.Contractor: Alfred McAlpine Services and Pipelines, Cambridge Road, Ellesmere Port, South Wirral, Merseyside.Awarded by: Welsh water.Value: £500,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - WC2 - APEX BUILDING, CHARING CROSS.

    Job: Refurbishment work measuring 1,769 sq metres.Contractor: John Mowlem plc, Rugby Road, Twickenham.Awarded by: The Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District.Value: £3,459,962. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - WEMBLEY - BROOK ROAD.

    Job: Flood alleviation scheme comprising the construction of 350 m of 1.8 m pipe jacking with associated shafts.Completion: Anticipated start date is late May for completion in 26 weeks.Contractor: Kilroe Civil Engineering, Newton Road, Lowton St Mary, near Warrington, Cheshire.Awarded by: London Borough of Brent acting as agent for Thames Water Technical Support Services.Value: £360,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - WEST DRAYTON - YIEWSLEY.

    Job: Provision of a traffic calming system comprising speed bumps, minor roundabouts and traffic lights.Completion: Work started on 4 May for completion about the end of September this year.Contractor: Galliford Eastern.Awarded by: London Borough of Hillingdon.Value: £500,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDONDERRY - ROSSDOWNEY/LINCOLN COURTS.

    Job: External cyclical maintenance to 305 homes.Completion: Work started on 28 march for completion in 40 weeks.Contractor: Roulston and McLaughlin (NI).Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £388,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE - WILMSLOW ROAD.

    Job: Road improvement works comprising 1,250 m of carriageway widening and realignment to provide a minimum carriageway width of 7.3 m, the construction of a roundabout and associated works.Completion: Work has just started for completion on November 28.Contractor: Alfred McAlpine Civil Engineering, Hooton, South Wirral, Merseyside.Awarded by: Macclesfield Borough Council.Value: £399,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - MANCHESTER - ABBEY LAWN, STRETFORD.

    Job: The construction of 16 flats in a two-storey block, eight houses and associated works.Completion: Anticipated start date is May 16 for completion in 52 weeks.Contractor: Cruden Construction, Hillcrest, Knutsford Road, Grappenhall, Warrington, Cheshire.Awarded by: Family Housing Association (Manchester).Value: £740,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - MANCHESTER - ARNDALE CENTRE.

    Job: Refurbishment and remodelling works as part of a four year programme to a shopping complex including replacement of fire alarm system, public address and smoke ventilation installations, new ceilings and lighting.Completion: Work just started for completion in October 1994.Contractor: Bovis North, Park Square East, Leeds, West Yorkshire.Awarded by: P and O Shopping Centres.Value: £3 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - MILTON KEYNES, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE - HANSLOPE PARK.

    Job: The conversion of a building to a chemical store, infrastructure works, the construction of a sports pitch and works to the main gates.Completion: Work has started for completion in mid July.Contractor: Galliford Midlands, Wolvey near Hinkley, Leicestershire.Awarded by: Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.Value: £303,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NEWRY AND MOURNE - HILLTOWN AREA (R11).

    Job: Improvement to 30 homes.Completion: Work started on 14 March for completion in 58 weeks.Contractor: Kelly Brothers.Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £518,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NEWTOWNABBEY - GREENISLAND PHASE 5.

    Job: Improvement to 84 homes.Completion: Work started on 11 April for completion in 85 weeks.Contractor: Laing Northern Ireland.Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £1,289,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NORTHAMPTON - SWALLOW HOTEL, EAGLE DRIVE.

    Job: The construction of a brick and block extension to the orangery.Completion: Anticipated start date is May 16 for completion on July 29.Contractor: William Weaver, 86-92 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, Hereford and Worcester.Awarded by: The Vaux Group.Value: £143,076. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - MARMION ROAD, MANVERS.

    Job: Fencing works.Contractor: Nottingham City Contract Works, Eastcroft Depot, London Road, Nottingham NG2 3AH.Awarded by: Nottingham City Council's Housing Committee.Value: £125,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - NOTTINGHAM TENNIS CENTRE.

    Job: Design and build contract for stage three of a tennis centre to form eight grass courts, 500 spectator seating, facilities for 1,200, some demolition and the erection of a two storey offices, reception, bar building.Completion: Contract duration 42 weeks.Contractor: Hall and Tawse, Raine House, Ashbourne Road, Mackworth, Derby DE22 4NB.Awarded by: The Lawn Tennis Association with Nottingham City Council.Value: £2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - RADFORD/LENTON AREA.

    Job: Construction of a housing branch office including mechanical and electrical services works.Contractor: Bodill and Sons (Contractors), Portland Square, Portland Road, Hucknall, Nottingham.Awarded by: Nottingham City Council's Housing Committee.Value: £248,263. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - PAISLEY, STRATHCLYDE - FERGUSLIE PARK.

    Job: Construction of 200 homes, ranging from one and two bedroomed flats to two and three bedroom terraced and semi-detached villas.Contractor: Development by Tilbury Douglas Homes, Paisley.Awarded by: Development promoted jointly by the Ferguslie Park Urban Partnership, Renfrew District Council and Scottish Homes.Value: £9 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - PONTYPOOL, GWENT - COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTRE, TROSNANT.

    Job: Extension and alteration works to the centre.Completion: Work has started for completion on November 21.Contractor: Wallis Western, Old Mill, Chapel Lane, Warmley, Bristol, Avon.Awarded by: Gwent County Council.Value: £661,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - POOLEWE, HIGHLAND - JOB - SEWERAGE SCHEME, PHASE 1.

    Contractor: RJ McLead, Dingwall.Awarded by: Highland Regional Council, Inverness.Value: £242,898. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - ROAD 938 - BADDENGORM AND FOREIGN.

    Job: Bridge replacements.Contractor: Amec Construction.Awarded by: Highland Regional Council, Inverness.Value: £167,083. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SALFORD, GREATER MANCHESTER - THE CITY OF SALFORD.

    Job: The renovation of 54 homes.Contractor: Tarmac Construction.Awarded by: The City of Salford.Value: £1.6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SEAHAM, CO DURHAM - DAWDON STW, DAWDON.

    Job: To construct a pumping station and wet well tunnels including 2 km of pipejacking and earthworks.Completion: 80 weeks starting mid-April 1994.Contractor: J F Donelon and Co, Horwich, Bolton, Greater Manchester.Awarded by: Northumbrian Water Group.Value: £4 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - VICTORIA QUAYS, MALTRAVERS STREET.

    Job: The construction of 300 m of outfall sewer at depths of up to 6 m including manholes, syphon and canal crossing.Completion: Work has started for completion in August.Contractor: Morrison Construction, Zenith House, Wakefield 41 Business Park, Brunel Road, Wrenthorpe, Wakefield, West Yorkshire.Awarded by: Sheffield City Council.Value: £162,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SOUTH GLAMORGAN - TY-NANT TO DINMAEL.

    Job: 2.3 km of improvements at Glyn Bends.Contractor: Miller Civil Engineering, Edinburgh.Awarded by: Welsh Office.Value: £4,190,338. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - STOCKPORT, GREATER MANCHESTER - WYBERSLEY/JACKSONS EDGE.

    Job: The construction of two pumping stations, four segmental shafts and ancillary pipelines.Completion: Anticipated start date is late May for completion in 52 weeks.Contractor: Kilroe Civil Engineering, Newton Road, Lowton St Mary, near Warrington, Cheshire.Awarded by: North West Water.Value: £580,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - STRABANE - NEWTOWNSTEWART.

    Job: To build 20 homes.Completion: In 56 weeks.Contractor: P and J McNichol Co.Awarded by: Northern Ireland Housing Executive.Value: £531,266. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SWINDON, WILTSHIRE - SWINDON FOOTBALL CLUB.

    Job: To build a new steel-framed precast concrete 5,000-seat south stand with cantilever roof.Completion: 14 weeks starting immediately after the final match of the season on May 7.Contractor: Tarmac Construction, Swindon.Awarded by: Swindon Town Football Club.Value: £1.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - THURSO, HIGHLAND - NAVAR.

    Job: House replacement.Contractor: DM Geddes.Awarded by: Highland Regional Council, Inverness.Value: £1.6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - UTTOEXETER, STAFFORDSHIRE - THE RACECOURSE.

    Job: A design and build contract for the construction of a new grandstand and all associated works.Completion: Anticipated start date is June 3 for completion on September 23.Contractor: Alfred McAlpine Construction, Pendeford House, Wobaston Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands.Awarded by: St Modwen Properties.Value: £1.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WALSALL, WEST MIDLANDS - THE BRIDGE.

    Job: Refurbishment works to bank premises.Completion: Work has started for completion in mid September.Contractor: William Sapcote and Sons, 87 Camden Street, Birmingham, West Midlands.Awarded by: Lloyds Bank.Value: £450,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WELLINGBOROUGH, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - FINEDON ROAD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, RIXON ROAD.

    Job: A design and build contract for the construction of a single-storey, steel-framed, metal-clad extension to a factory unit together with mechanical and electrical services and external works.Completion: Work has started for completion by the end of August.Contractor: Balfour Beatty Building, Birmingham Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire.Awarded by: Lincoln Properties.Value: £674,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WEST BROMWICH, WEST MIDLANDS - A41 BETWEEN WEDNESBURY AND CARTERS GREEN.

    Job: The construction of part of a major spine road including two roundabouts and three pedestrian/cycle subways of reinforced concrete.Contractor: Tarmac Construction.Awarded by: The Black Country Development Corporation.Value: £3.4 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WEST BROMWICH, WEST MIDLANDS - SHAFTESBURY STREET.

    Job: Strengthening works to the road bridges.Completion: Work has started for completion in October.Contractor: Alfred McAlpine Construction - Budge, West Carr Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire.Awarded by: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council.Value: £500,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WOLVERHAMPTON - SOUTH CRESCENT, FEATHERSTONE.

    Job: The construction of 27 aged persons' flats in a two-storey block and 16 family-sized flats.Completion: Work has started for completion in January, 1995.Contractor: Maxim Construction, 692 Bristol Road, South, Birmingham, West Midlands.Awarded by: Focus Housing Association.Value: £1.7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WOLVERHAMPTON, WEST MIDLANDS - PRINCES SQUARE.

    Job: The conversion of an office building to six flats.Completion: Work has started for completion in November.Contractor: Galliford Midlands, Wolvey near Hinckley, Leicesterhire.Awarded by: Bromford and Carinthia Housing Association.Value: £182,093. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CONTRACTS-FRASERBURGH, GRAMPIAN - JOB - ABANDONMENT OF HILLHEAD SOURCE.

    Contractor: Tractor Shovels Tawse.Awarded by: Grampian Regional Council, Aberdeen.Value: £400,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: COSTAIN DIFFICULTIES - OVERALL CONDITIONS.

    Costain finds overall conditions remain 'extremely difficult' both in the UK and overseas, chairman Sir Christopher Benson told the company's agm this week.The firm's US coal operations had suffered bad weather in the first quarter of this year and political factors had made it more difficult to win work in Malaysia and Hong Kong. But the group had sold its remaining Australian commercial properties and cash-flow improved. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: COSTS MANAGER - G AND T WINS BRISTOL CONTRACT.

    Gardiner and Theobald has been appointed cost manager for the £80 million Cribbs Causeway shopping centre near Bristol. JT Baylis and the Prudential are the joint clients. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: CROSSRAIL DERAILED BY COMMITEE MPS.

    The £2.6 billion London CrossRail was dramatically derailed this week when the Commons private Bill committee rejected the principle of the scheme.Steven Norris, the London public transport minister, said he was 'very disappointed'.But he said transport secretary John MacGregor and cabinet colleagues would now consider a government-backed hybrid Bill to revive the project. But this could not be done without a damaging delay and unnecessary blight.The Government could reintroduce the proj
  • 12May94 UK: DOT JOB CUTS LOOM.

    Job cuts are set to hit the Department of Transport's 15,000 staff after the Government said this week that it wants to see a 20 per cent improvement in the DoT's efficiency in the next two years. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: EARTHLY POWERS - CLEETHORPES.

    An earth pressure balance machine passes through an intermediate shaft during construction of a 530 m sewer by pipejacking methods. The work is part of Donelon's £15 million Anglian Water contract at Cleethorpes. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: EDITORIAL - RISK-TAKING PROVES TOO MUCH OF A SHOCK - EMCO.

  • 12May94 UK: EDITORIAL - SKILLS CUTS NEVER HEAL.

    The Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors reports a welcome, though 'relatively small', increase in activity among members. And it says some companies are already reporting difficulties in obtaining skilled workers.That such a small increase in workload should already be generating skills shortages is, says director-general John Hackett, 'rather a strange position'. Strange indeed. Even worrying. But not unexpected.At the peak of the last boom - and in all previous booms - contractors o
  • 12May94 UK: ENGINEERING DATABASE FLOPS AS JUST 4,000 JOIN REGISTER.

    Just 4,000 workers have joined the skills register for the engineering construction industry.The skills database was set up in October 1992 with the backing of industry unions and employers.But the poor response has disappointed employers and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board which operates the register.But John Porter, director of the Engineering Construction Industry Association, is confident that there will be a steady flow of registration and renewal.He said: 'We see th
  • 12May94 UK: ESSEX AUTOPARK - TENDER LISTS.

    Tender lists are being drawn up for a £30 million autopark at Lakeside shopping centre in Thurrock, Essex.The project, on a 10 ha site, will feature 21 car dealerships, shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. Insurance company General Accident and Autoparks UK are the joint clients. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: FIGHTING FUND SUSPENSION ANGERS SHOP STEWARDS.

    Collection of a weekly £5 fighting fund levy from engineering construction workers was suspended abruptly last week.The levy was intended to finance selective industrial action on targeted sites throughout the country, following a six-month pay talks deadlock between employers and engineering construction unions.The cash already collected will now remain frozen until a meeting is held on May 17 between employers and union officials on the National Engineering Construction Committee (NECC
  • 12May94 UK: GOVT IGNORES GREEN CONFLICT AT ITS LEISURE.

    The Government and its agents are failing to tackle the growing conflict between the demands of the leisure industry and protection of the environment.That is the conclusion of a report published by green lobby group the Council for the Protection of Rural England today, which claims to have exposed deep flaws in public policy.Tourism and leisure are providing the construction industry with ever more work, from building holiday villages, theme parks, marinas and football stadia. And this tren
  • 12May94 UK: GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP - ENVIROGUARD FROM CHEMPREP.

    Enviroguard is the name of a water-based anti-graffiti system for stonework from Chemprep. Being water-based, Enviroguard is non-toxic and therefore no special protective clothing or equipment is needed. The substance prevents paint and inks hardening and bonding to the underlying stonework, and washes clean easily.Chemprep - 0786 472465. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: HOME RESEARCH - SCOTTISH HOMES.

    Scottish Homes is to spend £1 million on a research programme to improve the quality of future developments as part of a three-year plan to improve information about Scotland's housing. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: HOUSE STARTS CONTINUE CLIMB.

    Housing starts continued their slow recovery in the first quarter of this year, according to government figures issued on Tuesday. Starts reached 48,000, compared with 47,100 in the first quarter of 1993.Private house builders' starts rose from 34,000 to 37,500 over the year, while starts by housing associations fell from 12,500 to 10,200, reflecting cuts in public spending on social housing.The figures put the house building industry on course for its best year since the previous boom faded
  • 12May94 UK: INVITES FOR HYTHE COAST PROTECTION.

    Shepway District Council plans to invite tenders in July for the £14 million phase two of the Hythe coastal protection scheme in Kent.The job entails creating new beaches between Sandgate and Hythe to stop further erosion, and involves more than 1 million cu m of shingle and gravel.- Costain is about to be awarded phase one of the scheme, which includes the construction of two rock groynes. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: ITALIAN CONNECTION - COGEFARIMPRESIT OPENS OFFICE.

    Italian contractor CogefarImpresit has opened an office in Cardiff's Atlantic Wharf, a development built and owned by Tarmac. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: JACKERS JOURNAL - A NOT TOO STRAIGHTFORWARD CONTRACT.

    My picture this week shows a Hall and Tawse worker having a brief pause on what was meant to be a straightforward contract.The contract is one of those distressingly commonplace deals, whereby an old public house, the Horse and Groom in Nottingham, was to be converted into a much less socially useful function, a building society office. The work included some investigation of the pub cellars, which had presumably been used quite satisfactorily for storing beer barrels over the years.Anyway, d
  • 12May94 UK: JACKERS JOURNAL - GOVERNMENT PLANS TO DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO HELP THE HOUSE-BUILDING INDUSTRY

    The Government plans to do absolutely nothing to help the house building industry - and that is official.Labour's Peter Pike asked construction minister Sir George Young last week 'what plans his department has to revitalise the construction industry to ensure an increase in the permanent dwellings started in 1994'?Back came the answer from Sir George.He began: 'The construction industry will continue to benefit from the range of government policies which are leading to a sustained economic r
  • 12May94 UK: JACKETS FOR HI-FAB.

    Highlands Fabricators (Hi-fab) has landed a £30 million contract from Hamilton Oil for satellite jackets, piles and topsides for the Liverpool Bay development.The work will cover the Hamilton, Hamilton North and Lennox fields and also includes construction of the jackets, piles and topsides for the Douglas wellhead tower and the jacket and piles for the Douglas Central production platform. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: JOINT VENTURES DUEL OVER BEDFORD BYPASS.

    The race for the £30 million Bedford southern bypass has narrowed to two serious contenders - joint ventures between Wimpey/Amey and Kier/Hochtief, with the wise money going on the former at present.Consulting engineer Brian Colquhoun has so far sent out 'no thank you' letters to Christiani/May Gurney and Laing. This theoretically leaves two of the others - Miller and Trafalgar House - still in with a shout.But industry insiders are convinced the battle will be fought between the Wimpey
  • 12May94 UK: JONES GOES IT ALONE WITH CONCRETE PLANS.

    Former business development manager of Castle Cement, Philip Jones, has set up his own company to market the four-product range of concrete additives formerly sold by Castle Building Products.Mr Jones decided to go it alone after Castle announced that it was going to concentrate on its core product, cement.Philip Jones Construction Materials, which Mr Jones runs with his wife, is now the sole UK supplier of Micropoz, a condensed silica fume for use in concrete, Corrocem, an anti-corrosion con
  • 12May94 UK: KNAUF'S NEW TEAM.

    Plasterboard manufacturer Knauf has set up a special team to develop the company's involvement in the fire protection sector.The four-man team - Mark Gillott, Hugh Dale, Simon Hedley and Greg Curtis - will offer technical support to all users of Knauf's products who are involved in fire protection. All members of the team have ample experience in the fire protection sector, says Knauf.Last year, Knauf introduced its first fire protection product to the UK market.Fireboard, made at the company
  • 12May94 UK: KONE CRANES SOLD.

    Kone Corporation, the Finnish parent of Lloyds British, the Birmingham-based supplier of cranes and lifting gear, has sold its Kone Cranes division, which includes Lloyds British.A new company owned by Industri Kapital, a Scandinavian industrial investment fund, paid £74 million for the division.Lloyds British said the new owner was dedicated to the cranes business and had a strong commitment to the UK market. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: KYLE STEWART EYES MARKS AND SPENCER.

    Kyle Stewart is tipped to take a £6.5 million design and build contract to carry out major alterations and refurbishment to Marks and Spencer's store in Kingston-upon-Thames. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: LAING BUILDING WINS GREEN AWARD - WANSBECK GENERAL HOSPITAL.

    Wansbeck General Hospital in Ashington, Northumberland, built by Laing, is the 1994 Green Building of the Year.The award, sponsored by the Heating and Ventilating Contractors Association and the Independent on Sunday, was presented on Tuesday to John Haworth, of architect Powell Moya Partnership. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: LAING MOVES IN ON £36M CITY JOB - NUMBER ONE POULTRY.

    By Russell Dean and Brian Warner.Laing looks set to win a prestigious £36 million office building contract in the City of London ahead of German firm Bilfinger and Berger - although it is understood that Laing did not originally send in the lowest price for the job.Sources have confirmed that Laing is almost home and dry for the controversial 21,000 sq m project on the site of the old Mappin and Webb building at Number One Poultry, close to Mansion House.But it is understood that contrac
  • 12May94 UK: LAING ON TRACK FOR PRIVATE RAIL.

  • 12May94 UK: LAING TEAM GOES WITH THE TIDAL FLOW - SECOND SEVERN CROSSING.

    The 13 m tidal range in the Severn Estuary, site of the £300 million second Severn crossing, is the second highest in the world.But joint venture Laing/GTM has overcome daily access problems and is progressing to schedule with Britain's biggest privately-financed design and build project. More than half of all 37 foundation caissons supporting the main structure are now in place. The 456 m twin cable-stayed bridge spans the main navigation channel of the estuary, and is approached by pre
  • 12May94 UK: LIEBIG GOES TO STUD.

    Liebig Bolts has added another chemical anchor stud to its product range. The anchor is designed to ensure even distribution of the chemical resin and to prevent premature concrete cone failure. It is available in thread sizes from M8 to M30.Liebig Bolts - 0827 50547. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: M11 PROTEST INJURY.

    Joshua Leighton, 22, suffered a broken pelvis and ribs as he tried to lock himself to the underside of a lorry at the M11 link this week as part of a protest. Police were called following the incident. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: MERSEYSIDE PRISON GETS THE ALL-CLEAR.

    The Government has given the all-clear for a prison to be built at Fazakerley on Merseyside, creating more than 230 construction jobs.The private sector will soon be invited to submit proposals for the design, construction, management and funding in line with government policy to contract out new prisons to private firms.A competition will then be held to pick the best proposal, with building work starting in 1995/96 and the prison opening in 1997/98.The Category B maximum two-storey prison w
  • 12May94 UK: MULTISHEET POWER - MURRAY PLANT.

    Scottish hire company Murray Plant, with help from Swedish Steel, has developed a trench sheet design, called Multisheet, which it claims has the weight of a sheet with the strength of a pile. The product is made of Swedish Steel's Domex high strength steel.Murray Plant - 041 779 3535. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: NAO BLASTS ENERGY RECORD - OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

    Millions of pounds of taxpayers money are being squandered and thousands of potential construction jobs lost because Government departments are failing to meet their energy saving targets.A report by the National Audit Office (NAO), the public sector finance watchdog, said the efforts of Government departments to meet energy efficiency targets set in 1989 had been disappointing.The Government charged its departments with cutting energy use by 15 per cent by 1996, but the NAO found that in som
  • 12May94 UK: NAVY TASK FOR SIEMENS' TEAM.

    Laing is part of a Siemens Plessey Systems team which has been appointed to build a £45 million command centre for the Royal Navy at its HMS Warrior base at Northwood in London.Siemens Plessey has a contract from the Ministry of Defence to design and build the new complex which will involve the integration of computer and communications systems at Northwood as well as some upgrading work. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: OIL FIELD ORDER - SNAMPROGETTI AND PHILLIPS.

    Snamprogetti has increased its workload in the North Sea with an order from Phillips Petroleum for engineering and detailed design work on gas compression facilities for the Hewett gas field. The firm is carrying out preliminary engineering works for receiving facilities at Bacton terminal. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: OIL PRICE GLITCH PUTS OMAN AND BAHRAIN JOBS ON BACK BURNER.

  • 12May94 UK: PC CHASES RUNAWAY SCRAPER - WIMMPEY SITE BROKEN INTO.

    A policeman chased a runaway 60 tonne earthmover for more than a mile after two boys broke into a Wimpey site and started up the monster machine.PC Jeff Manners caught up with the driverless scraper and managed to stop it just yards from a main road and an electricity pylon.The super-fit officer hauled himself into the cab by a trailing ladder and drove the scraper around in circles until he could switch off the engine.Police were called to Wimpey's Brockworth bypass site near Gloucester afte
  • 12May94 UK: PENSIONS POT SPURS CLAIMS DELUGE - CONSTRUCTION.

    Calls from former construction workers are flooding into a finance firm sitting on a £2.4 million pot of unclaimed pensions cash.More than 3,500 people have rung a special claims hotline during the past month.And calls are coming in by the hour to organisers of the B and C E Benefit Schemes.But fewer than one in 20 inquiries have been valid so far, with 174 former workers set to be paid out an average of £1,000 each.B and C E spokeswoman Denise Marsh said: 'This money is really help
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - ABERDEEN, GRAMPIAN - HAMEWITH, BRIDGE OF DON.

    Planning authority: Aberdeen.Job: Detailed plans for sheltered flats (new/alterations) (52).Value: £1 million.Client: Aberdeen District Council.Agent: Aberdeen District Council, St Nicholas House, Broad Street, Aberdeen, Grampian AB1 1AR. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - ABERDEEN, GRAMPIAN - STENA HOUSE, WESTHILL INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, WESTHILL.

    Planning authority: Aberdeen.Job: Detailed plans for office block.Value: £1 million.Client: Stena Offshore.Value: £1 million.Agent: Thomson Craig and Donald, 4 Carden Terrace, Aberdeen, Grampian AB1 1US. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - ADJ EATOCK WAY, WESTHOUGHTON.

    Planning authority: Bolton.Job: Outline plans for residential (28).Value: £1 million.Client: Metrolands Property (Finance).Agent: Metrolands Property (Finance), Cranberry Buildings, Cranberry Lane, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 2HU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - AIRDRIE, STRATHCLYDE - EAST OF MOTHERWELL STREET.

    Planning authority: Monklands.Job: Outline plans for football stadium.Value: £9 million.Client: Airdrieoian Football Club.Agent: Montagu Evans, 43 Melville Street, Edinburgh, Lothian EH3 7JF.Agent: SBT Keppie, 160 West Regent Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde G2 4RL. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - ASHFORD, KENT - LITTLE ROBHURST FARM, HIGH HALDEN.

    Planning authority: Ashford.Job: Detailed plans for houses (33).Value: £1 million.Client: Country and Metropolitan Homes.Agent: Rippon Development Services, 19 Christchurch Crescent, Reading, Berkshire RG2 7AH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - ASHFORD, SURREY - ASHFORD SPORTS CLUB, WOODTHORPE ROAD.

    Planning authority: Spelthorne.Job: Detailed plans for houses (38).Value: £1,200,000.Client: Banner Homes Group.Agent: Banner Homes Group, Wycombe 3,Boundary Road, Loudwater, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP10 9PN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - ASHINGTON, NORTHUMBERLAND - HIGH HIRST FARM.

    Planning authority: Wansbeck.Job: Outline plans granted for retail unit.Value: £1 million.Client: Fram Properties.Agent: Robert Turley Associates, 2-4 Palatine Road, Withington, Manchester, M20 3JA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - ATTLEBOROUGH, NORFOLK - PART OS 5548, LONDON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Breckland.Job: Outline plans for business park.Value: £15 million.Client: D E Tye.Agent: David Futter Partnership, Arkitech House, 35 Whiffler Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 2AW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - AYLESBURY, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE - RAF HALTON, HALTON.

    Planning authority: Aylesbury Vale.Job: Detailed plans for mess building (conversion/extension).Value: £1,500,000.Client: Ministry of Defence.Agent: Allott and Lomax, Southwood House, 23 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6LB.Agent: Sawyer Architects, Friary House, Cannon Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9JH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - AYR, STRATHCLYDE - CITADEL SITE, SOUTH HARBOUR STREET.

    Planning authority: Kyle and Carrick.Job: Detailed plans for harbour/commercial/leisure.Value: £35 million.Client: Kyle and Carrick District.Client: Royal Institue of Architects.Agent: Patel Taylor Architect, 93 Salisbury Road, London, NW6 6NH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - AYR, STRATHCLYDE - HAWKHILL AVENUE.

    Planning authority: Kyle and Carrick.Job: Detailed plans for hostel for the homeless.Value: £1 million.Client: Kyle and Carrick District.Agent: Kyle and Carrick District, Burns House, Burns Statue Square, Ayr, Strathclyde KA7 1UT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - BANBURY, OXFORDSHIRE - BANBURY RUGBY FOOTBALL GROUND, OXFORD ROAD.

    Planning authority: Cherwell.Job: Detailed plans for supermarket/petrol station.Value: £10 million.Client: J Sainsbury.Agent: Elsworth Sykes Partnership, 27 Queen Anne Street, London, W1 9FB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - CARR GREEN LANE, MAPPLEWELL.

    Planning authority: Barnsley.Job: Detailed plans for luxury houses/houses/bungalows (139).Value: £5 million.Client: F Booker (Builders).Agent: Gordon Stephenson, 10 Parkwood Rise, Barnby Dun, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN3 1LY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - BASINGSTOKE, HAMPSHIRE - THORNYCROFT INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, WORTING ROAD.

    Planning authority: Basingstoke and Deane.Job: Outline plans granted for retail store.Value: £10 million.Client: Safeway Properties.Client: Postel Property Services.Agent: Gerald Eve, 7 Vere Street, London, W1 0JB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - BATLEY, WEST YORKSHIRE - LANDSDOWNE CLOSE, CARLINGHOW HILL.

    Planning authority: Kirklees.Job: Detailed plans for houses (48).Value: £1,600,000.Client: Wimpey Construction (UK).Agent: Wimpey Construction (UK), Gelderd Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS12 6DE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - BEDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE - BLENKHILL HOUSE, OFF SOUTH END.

    Planning authority: Hambledon.Job: Detailed plans for houses (41).Value: £1,435,000.Client: Persimmon Homes (Yorkshire).Agent: Persimmon Homes (Yorkshire), Persimmon House, Fulford, York, North Yorkshire YO1 4RE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - BIRMINGHAM - EDGBASTON ROAD, EDGBASTON.

    Planning authority: Birmingham.Job: Detailed plans for nursing home.Value: £1,300,000.Client: Hughes Ashton Developments.Agent: Trent Architecture and Design, 10/11 South West Centre, 4 Archer Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S8 0JR. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - BLANDFORD FORUM, DORSET - LAND OFF PREETZ WAY, SALISBURY ROAD.

    Planning authority: North Dorset.Job: Detailed plans for residential development (40).Value: £1,450,000.Client: Maunders Homes (South).Agent: Maunders Homes (South), 3-4 Eastwood Court, Broadwater Road, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 8JJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - BOLTON, GREATER MANCHESTER - CHEADLE SQUARE, BLACKHORSE STREET.

    Planning authority: Bolton.Job: Detailed plans for magistrates courts building.Value: £5 million.Client: Bolton Metropolitan Borough.Agent: Bolton Metropolitan Borough, The Wellsprings, Civil Centre, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL1 1US. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - BOLTON, GREATER MANCHESTER - JUNCTION OF EATOCK WAY, THE HOSKERS, WESTHOUGHTON.

    Planning authority: Bolton.Job: Outline plans for supermarket/public house/shops (4).Value: £1 million.Client: Metrolands Property (Finance).Agent: Metrolands Property (Finance), Cranberry Buildings, Cranberry Lane, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 2HU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - BOURNE, LINCOLNSHIRE - LANGTOFT HALL, LANGTOFT.

    Planning authority: South Kesteven.Job: Outline plans for residential development.Value: £1 million.Client: Lincolnshire County Council.Agent: Lincolnshire County Council, 4th Floor, City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - BRACKLEY, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - RADSTONE ROAD.

    Planning authority: South Northamptonshire.Job: Outline plans for residential development.Value: £3,700,000.Client: Wilcon Homes (Midlands).Agent: Carpenter Planning Consultants, 22 Wensum Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1HY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - BRIDGWATER, SOMERSET - BRISTOL ROAD.

    Planning authority: Sedgemoor.Job: Detailed plans for factory (alterations).Value: £1,500,000.Client: Gerber Foods Manufacturing.Agent: Barrie Simons and Associates, 90 South Street, Exeter, Devon EX1 1EN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - BRIDGWATER, SOMERSET - LAND AT CHILTON TRINITY.

    Planning authority: Sedgemoor.Job: Outline plans for houses (154).Value: £5,300,000.Client: Tarmac Homes Bristol and West.Agent: Tarmac Homes Bristol and West, Birnbeck Court, Park Way, Worle, Weston-Super-Mare, Avon BS22 0WD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - BROMSGROVE, HEREFORD AND WORCESTER - ORCHARD HOUSE, NEWTON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Bromsgrove.Job: Detailed plans for office/car park (extension).Value: £1,700,000.Client: AAH Meditel.Agent: Turner Woolford Sharp, Old Fire Station, Legge Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 3LD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - BURY ST. EDMUNDS, SUFFOLK - CORNER OF COMET WAY AND, WEST ROW ROAD, MILDENHALL.

    Planning authority: Forest Heath.Job: Detailed plans for bungalows/houses/flats (28).Value: £1 million.Client: Ecological Development.Agent: Roy Grimwade Architects, 25b Head Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1NH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - CAMBRIDGE - DEPT OF CLINICAL VETERINARY MEDICINE, MADINGLEY ROAD.

    Planning authority: Cambridge.Job: Detailed plans for laboratory (alterations/extension).Value: £900,000.Client: Department of Clinical.Agent: Estate Management and Building, 74 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - CAMELFORD, CORNWALL - LANTEGLOS.

    Planning authority: North Cornwall.Job: Outline plans granted for dwellings (22).Value: £1,100,000.Client: R Cobbeldick.Agent: I M Bray, Delamere, Delabole, Camelford, Cornwall PL33 9DL. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - CARDIFF, SOUTH GLAMORGAN - DAVIS STREET, ADAMSDOWN.

    Planning authority: Cardiff.Job: Outline plans granted for residential/office development.Value: £3 million.Client: Hyperion Properties.Agent: Chapman Warren, 6 Museum Place, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF1 3BG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - CARDIFF, SOUTH GLAMORGAN - FORMER ROVER SITE, OLD ROVER WAY, PENGAM MOORS.

    Planning authority: Cardiff.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development.Value: £3 million.Client: Cardiff Bay Development.Agent: Cardiff Bay Development, Baltic House, Mount Stewart Square, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF1 6DH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - CARMARTHEN, DYFED - TYRWAUN FARM, CROESYCEILIOG.

    Planning authority: Carmarthen.Job: Approval of reserved matters for comprehensive school.Value: £7 million.Client: Dyfed County Council.Agent: Dyfed County Council, Lime Grove House, Lime Grove Avenue, Carmarthen, Dyfed SA31 1SW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - CHELMSFORD, ESSEX - TYLERS RIDE, SOUTH WOODHAM FERRERS.

    Planning authority: Chelmsford.Job: Detailed plans for police station.Value: £1,450,000.Client: Essex Police Authority.Agent: W S Atkins, Liverpool Victoria House, 91-99 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0PP.Agent: Essex Police Authority, PO Box 2,Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6DA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - CITY OF LONDON - NAT WEST TOWER, 15 BISHOPSGATE.

    Planning authority: City Of London Corporation.Job: Detailed plans for offices (refurbishment).Value: £80 million.Client: National Westminster Bank.Agent: Weatherall Green and Smith, 22 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1LT.Agent: GMW Partnership, 239 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6SL. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - CITY OF WESTMINSTER - 103 WIGMORE STREET.

    Planning authority: Westminster.Job: Detailed plans for office (refurbishment/extension).Value: £8 million.Client: Postel Property Services.Agent: Sheppard Robson, 77 Parkway, Camden Town, London, NW1 7PU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - CLITHEROE, LANCASHIRE - LOW MOOR FARM, UNION STREET, LOW MOOR.

    Planning authority: Ribble Valley.Job: Detailed plans for houses (28).Value: £1 million.Client: Gowar Homes.Agent: Braithwaite Associates, 70 Helmside Road, Oxenholme, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7HA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - COVENTRY, WEST MIDLANDS - FOLESHILL ROAD.

    Planning authority: Coventry.Job: Outline plans for mixed development.Value: £8 million.Client: Coventry City Council.Agent: 3H Design, Shilling Wood House, Westwood Way, Coventry, West Midlands CV4 8LA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX - SOUTH AND WEST OF WHITTLE WAY, AND SOUTH OF ROWLEY FARM.

    Planning authority: Crawley.Job: Outline plans for industrial/commercial development (6).Value: £10 million.Client: Hunting Gate Developments.Agent: Michael Sparks Associates, 3 Plato Place, St Dionis Road, London, SW6 4TU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - DARLINGTON, COUNTY DURHAM - VICTORIA ROAD/GRANGE ROAD.

    Planning authority: Darlington.Job: Outline plans granted for supermarket.Value: £8 million.Client: Safeway Food Stores.Agent: Montagu Evans, 43 Melville Street, Edinburgh, Lothian EH3 7JF.Agent: Couves, Earl Grey House, 75-85 Grey Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 6JJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - DARLINGTON, COUNTY DURHAM.

    Avon Way/Servern Way/Tee/Tweed Place/Wharfe Way/Tyrne, Cres Skerne Park Estate.Planning authority: Darlington.Job: Detailed plans for houses (external alterations) (97).Value: £1 million.Client: Darlington Borough Council.Agent: Darlington Borough Council, Town Hall, Feetham, Darlington, County Durham DL1 5QT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - DARTFORD, KENT - JOYCE GREEN HOSPITAL, JOYCE GREEN LANE.

    Planning authority: Dartford.Job: Outline plans for major mixed development.Value: £8 million.Client: South East Thames.Agent: David Lock Associates, 50 North Thirteenth Street, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK9 3BP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - DEESIDE, CLWYD - CHESTER ROAD, QUEENSFERRY.

    Planning authority: Alyn and Deeside.Job: Outline plans granted for industrial estate.Value: £1 million.Client: Hawarden Estate.Value: £1 million.Agent: William Hall and Company, The Estate Office, Glynne Way, Hawarden, Deeside, Clwyd CH5 3NX. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - DEESIDE, CLWYD - PENTRE FARM, CONNAHS QUAY.

    Planning authority: Alyn and Deeside.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £3,750,000.Client: M Roberts.Agent: Tecplan, Archway House, Station Road, Chester, Cheshire CH1 3DW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - DERBY - SITE 4 PASTURES FARM, PASTURES HILL, LITTLEOVER.

    Planning authority: Derby.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses (134).Value: £5 million.Client: Birch Homes.Agent: Montague Architects, 1-2 Vernon Street, Derby, DE1 1FR. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - DIDCOT, OXFORDSHIRE - PARCELS 30A/30B/31/34, LADYGROVE.

    Planning authority: South Oxfordshire.Job: Detailed plans for houses/luxury houses (248).Value: £7,500,000.Client: Bryant Group.Agent: Bryant Group, Popes Manor, Murrell Lane, Binsfield, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 5GA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN - PORT HAMILTON, SEMPLE STREET.

    Planning authority: Edinburgh.Job: Outline plans granted for office/residential development (6).Value: £100 million.Client: Scottish Widows Insurance.Agent: Building Design Partnership, 5 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4AD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE - ST JOHNS ROAD.

    Planning authority: East Cambridgeshire.Job: Outline plans granted for dwellings (30).Value: £1 million.Client: Sanctuary Housing Association.Agent: RH Partnership, 94 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1ER. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - ENFIELD, ENFIELD - DUNRAVEN DRIVE, THE RIDGEWAY.

    Planning authority: Enfield.Job: Outline plans for flats (32).Value: £1,300,000.Client: A C Nicholas Holdings.Agent: A C Nicholas Holdings, Nicon House, 45 Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3EF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - GREENHILLS, EAST KILBRIDE.

    Planning authority: Glasgow.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development (1,000).Value: £35 million.Client: Southern Developments Area.Agent: John Lynch Builders, 46 Dalblair Road, Ayr, Strathclyde KA7 1UQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - GLOUCESTER - EASTBROOK ROAD.

    Planning authority: Gloucester.Job: Outline plans granted for office building/warehouse.Value: £1 million.Client: Bang and Olufsen Uk.Agent: Smith Stuart and Reynolds, Lauriston Court, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1TE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - GREENWICH - THAMESMEAD TOWN CENTRE, NORTH OF CENTRAL WAY, THAMESMEAD.

    Planning authority: Greenwich.Job: Outline plans granted for retail/leisure/restaurant (11).Value: £7,500,000.Client: Thamesmead Town.Agent: Thamesmead Town, Harrow Manor Way, South Thamesmead, Erith, SE2 9XH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - HAVERHILL, SUFFOLK - BURTON END, PUDDLEBROOK.

    Planning authority: St. Edmundsbury.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development.Value: £8 million.Client: T Sills.Agent: Savills International, 136 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0RQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HERTFORDSHIRE - BP SITE, LEIGHTON BUZZARD ROAD AND MOOR END ROAD.

    Planning authority: Dacorum.Job: Outline plans for non food retail warehouses (7).Value: £1,600,000.Client: Eagle Star Properties.Agent: Geoffrey Reid Associates, 42 Portland Place, London, W1 3DG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - HOVE, EAST SUSSEX - PHASE 1A, 1B AND 1C, FOREDOWN HILL, PORTSLADE.

    Planning authority: Hove.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses (85).Value: £3,400,000.Client: Bovis Homes.Agent: Bovis Homes, Manor House, North Ash Road, New Ash Green, Dartford, Kent DA3 8JE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - HUDDERSFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE - PLOTS 1-34, MOOR END ROAD, LOCKWOOD.

    Planning authority: Kirklees.Job: Detailed plans for houses/luxury houses/flats (34).Value: £1,100,000.Client: North British Housing.Agent: Milnes Partnership, 65 Wostenholm Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S7 1LE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - ILFORD, REDBRIDGE - JUNCTION OF ILFORD LANE, VICTORIA ROAD, ROMAN ROAD.

    Planning authority: Barking and Dagenham.Job: Outline plans granted for flats (27).Value: £1 million.Client: Chelsteen Homes.Agent: Michael Sierens Associates, 36 Orford Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 9NJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - ILKESTON, DERBYSHIRE - STATION ROAD.

    Planning authority: Erewash.Job: Outline plans granted for retail development.Value: £8 million.Client: Metropolitan and District.Agent: Shoosmiths and Harrison, Bloxham Court, Corporation Street, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2DU.Agent: Morrison Design, 103 Belper Road, Derby, DE1 3ES. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - INVERNESS, HIGHLANDS - CARSE ROAD, GLENDOE TERRACE.

    Planning authority: Inverness.Job: Outline plans for supermarket/housing (131).Value: £1 million.Client: MacMillan.Agent: W A MacDonald, Shelley House, 18 Moray Park Terrace, Culloden, Inverness, Highlands IV1 2RW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - INVERNESS, HIGHLANDS - FALCON SQUARE, MILLBURN ROAD.

    Planning authority: Inverness.Job: Outline plans granted for shops/offices/car park (18).Value: £6, 500,000.Client: Chelverton Properties.Agent: The APP Partnership, Pelham House, 25 Pelham Square, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4ET. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - KETTERING, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - LAZY ACRE SITE, THRAPSTON.

    Planning authority: East Northamptonshire.Job: Detailed plans for houses (59).Value: £1,770,000.Client: Galliford Sears Homes.Agent: Galliford Sears Homes, Castle House, Park Road, Banstead, Surrey SM7 3BU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - KINROSS, TAYSIDE - SOUTH STREET, MILNATHORT.

    Planning authority: Perth and Kinross.Job: Outline plans granted for business/residential.Value: £8 million.Client: Hatrick Bruce Construction.Agent: A and J Stephen, Stephen House, 14 Edinburgh Road, Perth, Tayside PH2 8BS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - LAND AT 390 HINCKLEY ROAD.

    Planning authority: Leicester.Job: Detailed plans for nursing home.Value: £1 million.Client: Mrs J W Francis.Agent: David Granger Architect Design, Chapel Street, Donisthorpe, Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire DE12 7PS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE - SEVERN WAY/GIBRALTER ISLAND ROAD.

    Planning authority: Leeds.Job: Outline plans for ind/retail development.Value: £1 million.Client: East Leeds Development Company.Agent: East Leeds Development Company, South Point, South Accommodation Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 1PP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE - WELLINGTON STREET.

    Planning authority: Leeds.Job: Outline plans for warehouses/offices/showrooms (7).Value: £4 million.Client: White Rose Development.Agent: David Lyons and Associates, Wakefield 41 Business Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 0XJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - LEICESTER - OADBY GRANGE, OADBY.

    Planning authority: Oadby and Wigston.Job: Outline plans for supermarket/petrol station.Value: £10 million.Client: J Sainsbury.Agent: M V M Planning, 40 Park Street, Bristol, Avon BS1 5JG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE - PART OF ELMS FARM, OFF MAIDENWELL AVENUE, HAMILTON.

    Planning authority: Charnwood.Job: Outline plans granted for district centre.Value: £20 million.Client: Trustees of The Humberstone and.Agent: Mather Jamie and Partners, Rectory Place, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 1UR. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - LINCOLN - BOUNDED BY GREEN LANE, THE ROPEWALK, LINK ROAD.

    Planning authority: Lincoln.Job: Outline plans granted for business/leisure park.Value: £12 million.Client: Bucyrus Europe.Agent: Anthony Aspbury Planning, Castle Place, 76 Houndsgate, Nottingham, NG1 6EN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - LLANDUDNO, GWYNEDD - HOTPOINT FACTORY, NARROW LANE/CONWAY ROAD.

    Planning authority: Aberconwy.Job: Outline plans for retail store/filling station (2).Value: £3 million.Client: Citylink Properties.Agent: Morbaine, The Finlan Centre, Hale Road, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 8PU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - LOCKERBIE, DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY - GREEN PARK, ALEXANDRA DRIVE.

    Planning authority: Annandale and Eskdale.Job: Outline plans for residential development.Value: £1 million.Client: P Hayward and Son.Agent: P Hayward and Son, Broomhouses Industrial Estate, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway DG11 2RF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON - BARNET - BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE, HENDON WAY.

    Planning authority: Barnet.Job: Detailed plans for shopping centre (15).Value: £22 million.Client: Hammerson.Agent: Building Design Partnership, PO Box 4WD, 16 Gresse Street, London,W1A 4WD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON - BRENT CROSS.

    Planning authority: Barnet.Job: Detailed plans for multi storey car park.Value: £10 million.Client: Hammerson.Agent: Building Design Partnership, PO Box 4WD, 16 Gresse Street, London, W1A 4WD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON - SEDGEHILL SCHOOL PLAYING FIELD, FRONTING BECKENHAM HILL ROAD.

    Planning authority: Lewisham.Job: Outline plans granted for technology park/pavilion (3).Value: £1,200,000.Client: Bromcom Computers. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, BRENT - ST ANNES CHURCH, SALUSSBURY ROAD, QUEENS PARK.

    Planning authority: Brent.Job: Detailed plans for church/house/flats (26).Value: £1,100,000.Client: St Annes Church.Agent: HSD Building Consultants, 40 High Street, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 1EF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, CAMDEN - 147 YORK WAY.

    Planning authority: Camden.Job: Detailed plans for flats (conversion/extension) (31).Value: £1 million.Client: The Milton Group.Agent: Koski Solomon Partnership, 14 Greenland Street, London, NW1 0NT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, ENFIELD - HIGHLANDS HOSPITAL, WORLDS END LANE.

    Planning authority: Enfield.Job: Approval of reserved matters for flats/houses (156).Value: £5,500,000.Client: Barratt Southern Counties.Value: £5,500,000.Agent: Derek Homer Associates, The Old School, Hook, Basingstoke, HampshireRG27 9NJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, LEWISHAM - ADVANCE LAUNDRY, 80 BLACKHEATH HILL, LEWISHAM.

    Planning authority: Lewisham.Job: Outline plans granted for flats (42).Value: £1,700,000.Client: Laundrycraft.Agent: Rapleys, Maddox House, 1 Maddox Street, London, W1R 9WA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - LUTON, BEDFORDSHIRE - LAND AT THE BRACHE.

    Planning authority: Luton.Job: Outline plans granted for hostel/restaurant/hotel (3).Value: £8,500,000.Client: Vauxhall Motors.Agent: SBT Planning, 2 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3ST. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - MANCHESTER - 44 OXFORD STREET.

    Planning authority: Manchester.Job: Outline plans for multi-storey car park/restaurant/bar.Value: £1 million.Client: Satnam Investments.Agent: Satnam Investments, 17 Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1QZ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - MANCHESTER - BROOMFIELD DRIVE, CHEETHAM HILL.

    Planning authority: Manchester.Job: Outline plans granted for flats (41).Value: £1 million.Client: Arcon Housing Association.Agent: Gerald White Ian Coates, Anglia House, 86 Cross Street, Manchester, M2 4LA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - MANCHESTER - PLOTS 133-154 AND 221, SILVER VIEW ESTATE, MIDDLETON.

    Planning authority: Rochdale.Job: Detailed plans for houses (40).Value: £1,500,000.Client: Roland Bardsley (Builders).Agent: Roland Bardsley (Builders), Globe Square, Dukinfield, Greater Manchester SK16 4RG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - MANCHESTER - ST THOMAS MOORE RC.

    Livesley St/Men Allen Street, Cadishead.Planning authority: Manchester.Job: Outline plans granted for houses/flats/shops (83).Value: £3 million.Client: Lowbury Building.Agent: Lowbury Building, 60 Liverpool Road, Cadishead, Manchester, M44 5AF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - MEADOWHALL WAY.

    Planning authority: Sheffield.Job: Detailed plans for office block.Value: £1 million.Client: Stadium Developments.Agent: David Lyons and Associates, Wakefield 41 Business Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 0XJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - MIREY LANE, THE HOSKERS, WESTHOUGHTON.

    Planning authority: Bolton.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £1 million.Client: Metrolands Property (Finance).Agent: Metrolands Property (Finance), Cranberry Buildings, Cranberry Lane, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 2HU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - NAIRN, HIGHLANDS - ROYAL MARINE HOTEL, MARINE ROAD.

    Planning authority: Nairn.Job: Outline plans granted for flats (50).Value: £1 million.Client: Coast and Country Hotels.Agent: Intech Edinburgh, 22b Alva Street, Edinburgh, Lothian EH2 4PY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - NEWBURY, BERKSHIRE - LOWER WAY, THATCHAM.

    Planning authority: Newbury.Job: Outline plans for leisure centre/cinema.Value: £5 million.Client: The Palmer Family.Agent: Christopher Strang Associates, 36 Donnington Square, Newbury, Berkshire RG13 1PP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME, STAFFORDSHIRE - LAND OFF WATERHAYES, CHESTERTON.

    Planning authority: Newcastle-under-Lyme.Job: Detailed plans for luxury houses (25).Value: £5 million.Client: Rivermead Homes.Agent: Rivermead Homes, 85-87 Dewhurst Road, Birchwood, Warrington, Cheshire WA3 7PG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - NEWPORT, GWENT - HATHERLEIGH SCHOOL, WHITSTONE ROAD.

    Planning authority: Newport.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development.Value: £1 million.Client: Gwent County Council.Agent: Gwent County Council, County Hall, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran, Gwent NP44 2XF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - NEWTON-LE-WILLOWS, MERSEYSIDE - NEWTON PARK DRIVE, MILL LANE.

    Planning authority: St. Helens.Job: Detailed plans for residential (79).Value: £3,300,000.Client: McLean Homes (NW and Cheshire).Agent: McDyre and Company Town Planning, 18 Church Street, Frodsham, Warrington, Cheshire WA6 6PN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - NORMANTON, WEST YORKSHIRE - BRITANNIA BUILDINGS, ASHGAP LANE.

    Planning authority: Wakefield.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £1 million.Client: A J Richmond and J Whale.Agent: Weatherall Green and Smith, 29 King Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 2HP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - NORWICH, NORFOLK - HELLESDON HOSPITAL, DRAYTON HIGH ROAD.

    Planning authority: Broadland.Job: Outline plans granted for hospital (extension).Value: £2 million.Client: Norfolk Mental Hlth Care Trust.Agent: Barton Willmore Partnership, 62 Margaret Street, London, W1N 7EJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - NORWICH, NORFOLK - HOME FARM, BLUE BOAR LANE, SPROWSTON.

    Planning authority: Broadland.Job: Outline plans granted for mixed development.Value: £3 million.Client: Mr G M Tillett.Agent: Colin Smith Consultants, 1 Trust Court, Histin, Cambridge, CB4 4PW.1PB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - NOTTINGHAM - NEWSTEAD HOSPITAL, KIRKBY ROAD, RAVENSHEAD.

    Planning authority: Gedling.Job: Outline plans for residential development.Value: £10 million.Client: Trent Estates.Agent: Graham Brown Partnership, 17 Regent Street, Nottingham, NG1 5BS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - ORMSKIRK, LANCASHIRE - RAINFORD ROAD, BICKERSTAFFE.

    Planning authority: West Lancashire.Job: Approval of reserved matters for hotel/leisure.Value: £3,500,000.Client: Mr and Mrs Kemp.Agent: Anderson Associates, 5 Station Road, Parbold, Wigan, Greater Manchester WN8 7NU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - PORTSMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE - SOUTHAMPTON ROAD, NORTH HARBOUR ALLOTMENTS.

    Planning authority: Portsmouth.Job: Outline plans granted for industrial unit.Value: £7 million.Client: Gatcombe House Properties.Agent: Gatcombe House Properties, Gatcombe House, Hilsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO2 0TU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - PRESTON - EASTWAY, FULWOOD.

    Planning authority: Preston.Job: Detailed plans for offices.Value: £1 million.Client: Lawtec.Agent: Cassidy and Ashton Partnership, 7 East Cliff, Preston, Lancashire PR1 3JE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - PRESTON, LANCASHIRE - LIBRARY, ADELPHI STREET.

    Planning authority: Preston.Job: Detailed plans for library (extension/refurbishment) (2.Value: £4 million.Client: University of Central.Agent: University of Central, Marsh Building, Marsh Lane, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2HE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - PRUDHOE, NORTHUMBERLAND - ADJ KIMBERLEY CLARK, PRUDHOE BY-PASS.

    Planning authority: Tynedale.Job: Detailed plans for distribution depot.Value: £3,500,000.Client: Exel Logistics.Agent: N F C Property Services, Jesmond House, Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5QQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - READING, BERKSHIRE - WOKEFIELD PARK, MORTIMER.

    Planning authority: Newbury.Job: Detailed plans for conference centre (extension).Value: £7 million.Client: Style Conferences.Agent: Tony Herring Associates, Old Manor Farmhouse, Deddington, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 0TL. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - RUSHDEN, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - HARVEY ROAD.

    Planning authority: East Northamptonshire.Job: Detailed plans for houses (66).Value: £1,980,000.Client: Wimpey Homes Holdings.Agent: Wimpey Homes Holdings, Chester Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, West Midlands B35 7AH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - BUCKENHAM STREET, BUCKENHAM DRIVE, MAXWELL STREET.

    Planning authority: Sheffield.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses (25).Value: £1,250,000.Client: Northern Counties Housing.Agent: Michael Self Partnership, 84 Brown Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2BS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - SKIPTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE - MAIN STREET, HELLIFIELD.

    Planning authority: Craven.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development.Value: £3,500,000.Client: Hellifield Auction Mart.Agent: J P Mewies and Co, Clifford House, Keighley Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 2LZ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ESSEX - EASTERN AVENUE.

    Planning authority: Southend-on-Sea.Job: Detailed plans for leisure complex (15).Value: £6 million.Client: Southend-on-Sea Borough.Agent: Southend-on-Sea Borough, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-On-Sea, Essex SS2 6ER. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - SOUTHWARK - ST GEORGES CIRCUS, WATERLOO ROAD, BLACKFRIARS ROAD, FORMER ROYAL EYE HOSPITAL.

    Planning authority: Southwark.Job: Detailed plans for student accommodation.Value: £9 million.Client: Guinness Mahon and Co.Client: South Bank University.Agent: South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - SPALDING, LINCOLNSHIRE - OS 3239 LOWGATE, LUTTON, LONG SUTTON.

    Planning authority: South Holland.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development.Value: £1 million.Client: J Louth.Agent: Hix and Son, 28 Church Street, Holbeach, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12 7LL. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - ST HELENS, MERSEYSIDE - UNIT 23, HAYDOCK BUSINESS PARK, MILLFIELD LANE, HAYDOCK.

    Planning authority: St. Helens.Job: Detailed plans for industrial (14).Value: £3,600,000.Client: Caddick Construction.Agent: Caddick Construction, Calder Grange, Knottingley, West Yorkshire WF11 8DA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - STIRLING, CENTRAL - COWIE ROAD, BANNOCKBURN.

    Planning authority: Stirling.Job: Detailed plans for houses (29).Value: £1 million.Client: Andrew Rodger Associates.Agent: Andrew Rodger Associates, Glenhead, Glendevon, Dollar, Central FK14 7JZ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - STIRLING, CENTRAL - STIRLING ROYAL INFIRMARY, LIVILANDS GATE.

    Planning authority: Stirling.Job: Detailed plans for out patients dept.Value: £1,200,000.Client: Stirling Royal Infirmary NHS.Agent: W H Dickie Architects, 77 Hamilton Road, Motherwell, Strathclyde ML1 3DG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - STOCKTON-ON-TEES, CLEVELAND - EAGLESCLIFFE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, DURHAM LANE, EAGLESCLIFFE.

    Planning authority: Stockton-On-Tees.Job: Outline plans for residential development.Value: £5 million.Client: AXA Equity and Law Life.Agent: Sanderson Townend and Gilbert, 2 Collingwood Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 1JH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - STOCKTON-ON-TEES, CLEVELAND - TILERY ESTATE.

    Planning authority: Stockton-On-Tees.Job: Detailed plans for houses/flats (refurbishment) (62).Value: £1 million.Client: Stockton-on-Tees Borough.Value: £1 million.Agent: Stockton-on-Tees Borough, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland TS18 1LD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - STROUD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE - LONDON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Stroud.Job: Outline plans for houses (30).Value: £1,050,000.Client: Coulters Garage.Agent: Nigel Cant, Lamport Court, Stinchcombe, Dursley, Gloucestershire GL11 6AR. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - TADCASTER, NORTH YORKSHIRE - TADCASTER BUSINESS, PARK, LONDON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Selby.Job: Outline plans granted for business park.Value: £5 million.Client: Grimston Park Farms.Agent: Carter Jonas, 6-8 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1NH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - TAMWORTH, STAFFORDSHIRE - LAND TO NORTH OF, COVENTRY CANAL, AMINGTON.

    Planning authority: Tamworth.Job: Approval of reserved matters for residential development (115).Value: £3,450,000.Client: Midland and General Homes.Agent: Midland and General Homes, Fairfax House, West Strand, Pendeford Business Park, Wobaston Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV9 5HA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - TAUNTON, SOMERSET - BISHOPS FOX'S SCHOOL, KINGSTON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Taunton Dean.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development.Value: £4,500,000.Client: Somerset County Council.Agent: Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4DY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - TAUNTON, SOMERSET - LAND SOUTH OF STAPLEGROVE ROAD, ADJ TO NUFFIELD HOSPITAL, STAPLEGROVE.

    Planning authority: Taunton Dean.Job: Approval of reserved matters for housing (44).Value: £1,500,000.Client: Barratt Bristol.Agent: APT Design, 6-8 Kenn Road, Clevedon, Avon BS21 6EL. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - TELFORD, SHROPSHIRE - OLD OFFICE ROAD, DAWLEY.

    Planning authority: Wrekin.Job: Outline plans granted for residential.Value: £1,300,000.Client: R H P Telford.Agent: Bloomer Tweedale, St Marks, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton, W Midlands WV3 0TZ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - TELFORD, SHROPSHIRE - WATERLOO ROAD, KETLEY.

    Planning authority: Wrekin.Job: Outline plans granted for residential.Value: £1,100,000.Client: D Triplett and T Davies.Agent: Eaton Manning Wilson, 5 Swan Hill Court, 6a High Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1NP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - WALTHAM FOREST - BOUNDED BY BRISBAN ROAD, BUCKINGHAM ROAD, OLIVER ROAD.

    Planning authority: Waltham Forest.Job: Outline plans for spectator stands.Value: £8 million.Client: Leyton Orient Football Club.Agent: John Goldsmith and Co, 35 St.Mary's Ave, Wanstead, London, E11 2NR. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - WARRINGTON, CHESHIRE - MANOR INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, KNUTSFORD ROAD, LATCHFORD.

    Planning authority: Warrington.Job: Outline plans granted for industrial (8).Value: £1 million.Client: ABM Estates.Agent: ABM Estates, 20 Bold Street, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 1HP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - WATLINGTON, OXFORDSHIRE - JUNCTION 6 M40, AREAS A B C, LEWKNOR.

    Planning authority: South Oxfordshire.Job: Outline plans for restaurant/motel/petrol station (3).Value: £4 million.Client: Swayfields.Agent: Swayfields, Regent House, 15a Bailgate, Lincoln, LN1 3AR. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - WEST YORKSHIRE - OFF MOOR LANE/NEW BY PASS, SHERBURN-IN-ELMET.

    Planning authority: Selby.Job: Outline plans granted for industrial development.Value: £5 million.Client: Northern Dairies.Agent: Connell Wilson, 17-21 Hounds Gate, Nottingham, NG1 7DR. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - WIGAN, GREATER MANCHESTER - ROCKWARE GLASS WORKS, WEBSTER STREET, PLATT BRIDGE.

    Planning authority: Wigan.Job: Outline plans granted for residential.Value: £5 million.Client: Rockware Glass.Agent: J R A Moorhouse, 18 Dale Road, Marple, Stockport, Greater Manchester SK6 6HA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - WILMSLOW, CHESHIRE - EPSON AVENUE, ARKLE AVENUE, STANLEY GREEN ESTATE, HANDFORTH.

    Planning authority: Macclesfield.Job: Detailed plans for storage/distribution.Value: £1,400,000.Client: Orbit Developments.Agent: Orbit Developments, Emerson House, Heyes Lane, Alderley Edge, Cheshire SK9 7LF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - WIRRAL, MERSEYSIDE - SAUGHALL MASSIE ROADS, MEOLS.

    Planning authority: Wirral.Job: Detailed plans for roundabout/road.Value: £1,500,000.Client: Wirral Borough Council.Agent: Wirral Borough Council, Town Hall, Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside L63 7PT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - WORCESTER, HEREFORD AND WORCESTER - PIKE HILL, OFF TOLLADINE ROAD.

    Planning authority: Worcester.Job: Outline plans for residential development.Value: £4,600,000.Client: Worcester Consolidated Charity.Agent: Wall James and Davies, 19 Hagley Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 1QH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - YORK, NORTH YORKSHIRE - HAWTHORN FARM, RICCALL.

    Planning authority: Selby.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development.Value: £1,155,000.Client: C C Hairsine and Sons.Agent: Stephenson and Son, 20 Castlegate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 1RT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLANNING - YORK, NORTH YORKSHIRE - WIGGINTON ROAD.

    Planning authority: York.Job: Detailed plans for wafer baking plant.Value: £1,600,000.Client: Nestle Rowntree.Agent: Jackson and Calvert Architects, York Suite, Windsor House, York Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2PW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: PLUMBERS' TRAINING - NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PLUMBING HEATING AND MECHANICAL SERVICES CONTRACTORS' COMPANY.

    The National Association of Plumbing Heating and Mechanical Services Contractors has set up a training company. The Building Services Industry (Training) aims to provide financial support for up to 250 plumbers in its first year. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: RMC DENIES 'BULLY' CHARGE - RUGELEY ROW.

  • 12May94 UK: ROTAR SHEARS COSTS FOR LWS ON BRITISH WATERWAYS CONTRACT.

  • 12May94 UK: SCRAMBLE FOR LAND WARMS UP - BELLWAY AND PROWTING.

  • 12May94 UK: SEALOCRETE REVAMP.

    Sealocrete PLA, the building chemical products manufacturer, has reformulated, updated and re-launched its range of concrete repair and protection materials. The company's cementitious and epoxy based mortars are now marketed under the Cementpatch and Epoxypatch brand names. Sealocrete has redesigned its packaging and published a booklet about the range.Sealocrete PLA - 0706 352255. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: SHARE PRICES - CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS.

  • 12May94 UK: SHOPS FIRE WRIT ISSUED - MAIDSTONE SHOPPING CENTRE.

    The owners of the Maidstone shopping centre destroyed by fire last year have issued a writ against the designers and the contractor.It took more than 100 firefighters to contain the blaze at the Grove Green complex.The writ has been issued by Maidstone Grove, Arrows, ICE Group and BNP Mortgages against Norman Hitchcox Partnership, Downey and Copp, Anthony Jay Partnership and Ward Holdings.They allege breach of deed of warranty and/or negligence and/or breach of statutory duty.This writ follow
  • 12May94 UK: SHORE PLAN - EAST SUSSEX.

    Eastbourne Borough Council in East Sussex has unveiled plans for a £19 million coastal protection scheme on a 6 km of shore between Holywell and Sovereign Harbour.Around 90 timber groynes will be built and approximately 650,000 cu m of sand will be imported to bolster the existing beach. A reinforced concrete flood wall will also be built. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: SMOOTH OPERATOR - KAL-ZIP AT GOSFORTH.

    Smooth triple-curved Kal-Zip aluminium standing seam roofing sheets and crimped curved Kal-Bau trapezoidal liners were chosen by architect Couves, of Newcastle, for the roof of Procter and Gamble's headquarters extension at Gosforth. The materials, both from Hoogovens Aluminium Building Systems, were installed by roofing contractor Briggs Roofing and Cladding.Main contractor for the project was Sir Robert McAlpine. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: SPECIAL REPORT - CHANNEL TUNNEL - AGAINST ALL ODDS.

  • 12May94 UK: SPECIAL REPORT - CHANNEL TUNNEL - BAD RELATIONS.

    With construction proper under way, so relations between client Eurotunnel and contractor Transmanche Link started to worsen.Eurotunnel chief executive Pierre Durand-Rival launched a stinging attack on the contractors.Progress picked up, only for the UK tunnelling machines to be brought to a wet halt just off the Kent coast.The bitter rows were to be one of the dominant themes of the years ahead.The tunnelling problems were overcome, much to the delight of Eurotunnel's top tunneller Colin Kir
  • 12May94 UK: SPECIAL REPORT - CHANNEL TUNNEL - COMPLETED, BUT AT WHAT COST?

    Relations between Eurotunnel and TML lurched from crisis to crisis between 1989 and 1991. There were rows over tunnelling delays, over the lump sum costs, and over personalities.But away from the boardrooms beneath the Channel, remarkable progress was being made. The first tunnel breakthrough, the short landward service tunnel to the French terminal, came in late 1989. A year later, Britain's island status was ended with the breakthrough between French and British tunnelling machines. The tun
  • 12May94 UK: SPECIAL REPORT - CHANNEL TUNNEL - FORMAL OPENING.

    The greatest civil engineering project in the world, the £10 billion Channel Tunnel, was formally opened last Friday by the Queen and President Mitterrand.Over this and the next 13 pages, we look at the key events leading up to last week's ceremony, events that mean Britain is linked to mainland Europe for the first time since mammoths were regularly seen in the Home Counties.The story of the Channel Tunnel is one of engineering triumph against all the odds.But it is also a tale of compl
  • 12May94 UK: SPECIAL REPORT - CHANNEL TUNNEL - FROM BAD TO WORSE AND BACK AGAIN.

  • 12May94 UK: SPECIAL REPORT - CHANNEL TUNNEL - HOW THE STOP-GO CYCLE WAS BROKEN.

  • 12May94 UK: SPECIAL REPORT - CHANNEL TUNNEL - SIGNING THE DEAL.

    The construction contract was signed - with John Reeve (pictured) of Costain and Thames Barrier fame leading the UK side for contractor Transmanche Link - and the first two tranches of money were raised.The concession details were agreed between the two governments and Eurotunnel; and the legislation began to progress.But financiers were still nervous.Richard Hannah from stockbroker Phillips and Drew said of Eurotunnel's fund raising plans: 'The City is often accused of being too short-term i
  • 12May94 UK: SPECIAL REPORT - CHANNEL TUNNEL - STRUGGLE TO WIN OVER INVESTORS.

  • 12May94 UK: SPECIAL REPORT - CHANNEL TUNNEL - THE FASCINATION.

    The dream of tunnelling under the Channel had fascinated politicians and civil engineers for centuries. In 1802, French engineer Albert Mathieu Favier submitted plans to Napoleon for a tunnel which would be candle lit and carry horse-drawn carriages.In the 1870s construction started on a rail tunnel between Folkestone and Cap Gris-Nez.The British called a halt, worried about national security.In 1973, Georges Pompidou and Edward Heath, tried and failed.Their scheme (above) was scrapped in 197
  • 12May94 UK: SPECIAL REPORT - CHANNEL TUNNEL - 'THE GREATEST THING I EVER DID.'

  • 12May94 UK: SPECIAL REPORT - CHANNEL TUNNEL - THE ROLE OF NEVILLE SIMMS.

    The financial pressure was building. The civil engineering work - that is the tunnelling - had gone well. But fitting out the tunnels was proving just as much of a challenge. And no-one could agree what the contract covered or what the final cost should be.The dispute between Eurotunnel and TML at times verged on farce.The contractor seemed to be doing all it could to disrupt progress; the client threatened to look for other firms to complete the job.At times, it seemed the project would neve
  • 12May94 UK: SPECIAL REPORT - CHANNEL TUNNEL - THEN THERE WAS LIGHT ...

  • 12May94 UK: SPECIAL REPORT - CHANNEL TUNNEL - TUNNEL NOW OPEN.

    The tunnel has been opened. The commissioning problems are nearly overcome. Freight and passenger services will now start building up. The only remaining question is whether it will be a financial triumph. One thing is certain. Britain's relations with the rest of Europe have changed for good. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: SPECIAL REPORT - CHANNEL TUNNEL - UNDERGROUND REVOLUTION.

  • 12May94 UK: STAINLESS FINISHING - RIGIDIZED METALS.

    Following its recent acquisition of Slough-based Stainless Steel Finishers, Rigidized Metals, the textured metals and coloured stainless steel specialist, now offers custom-designed, acid etched and multi-facet polished finishes on stainless steel, copper and brass, using photographic and silk screen processes.Rigidized Metals - 081 804 0633. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: STATESIDE YORKSHIRE - YORKSHIRE WATER AND OGDEN PROJECTS.

    Yorkshire Water has formed a joint venture with American waste manager Ogden Projects to win municipal water and waste water contracts in the US. This is Yorkshire Water's first venture outside Europe. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: STATION SURVEY - BUILDING AND PROPERTY FACILITIES MANAGEMENT APPOINTED.

    Building and Property Facilities Management has been appointed by Railtrack Property to survey 1,700 stations throughout the UK.The survey, linked to the railways restructuring plans, takes in depots, ticket offices, platforms and underpasses. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: STRESS RELIEF - COUNTY DURHAM.

    Contractor Mowlem Northern Civil Engineering has passed the half-way mark on its £6.5 million job to beef up the 140-year-old, 252m long Victorian Newton Cap viaduct in County Durham to cope with traffic using the A689 road. Mowlem contracts manager David Watson said: 'The conversion involves taking the old masonry structure down to the brick arch and constructing a new structural base, built to level with lightweight concrete.' John Shelley of consultant Bullen and Partners said: 'Every
  • 12May94 UK: STRUCTURE TONE HITS MGN WITH £1M WRIT.London-based contractor Structure Tone (UK) has issued a writ for about £1 million against Mirror Group Newspapers after delays in settling

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  • 12May94 UK: SURREY HOMES - WILLMOTT DIXON.

    Willmott Dixon has a £5.3 million design and build contract for three local housing associations to construct 134 houses at the Phipps Bridge estate in Mitcham, Surrey. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: TAYWOOD CAUTIOUS - LOW MARGIN ENVIRONMENT.

    Taylor Woodrow's businesses continued to perform well so far this year and the firm expects a 'reliable performance' from its construction division, said chairman Colin Parsons in the company's annual report.But he warned that a cautious approach must be taken in an environment of low margins.Last year Taylor Woodrow's contracting turnover fell by almost 20 per cent to £618 million as it sought to avoid tendering for contracts below cost. The order book fell 23 per cent last year to 
  • 12May94 UK: TAYWOOD WINS £11.5M CONTRACT TO REDEVELOP SOUTH WESTERN HOSPITAL, LAMBETH.

    Taylor Woodrow has started work on an £11.5 million redevelopment of South Western Hospital in London for West Lambeth Community Care NHS Trust. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: TONGUES WAG AS TIPPER MAKERS PUT ON A BIG SHOW.

  • 12May94 UK: TRADITIONAL CONTRACTS DOMINATE.

    Traditional forms of contract still dominate in construction despite the proliferation of other contract forms over the past 10 years.Design and build, heralded by many as the contract form of the future, has gained less than a 17 per cent share of the total building market.Surrey-based Construction Markets, using data from information specialist Glenigan, found that traditional forms of contract still account for more than 60 per cent of work.But design and build is being used increasingly o
  • 12May94 UK: TRAINING REFORM PLANS LEAVE CIVILS WANTING.

    Civil engineering contractors fear their needs are being ignored as the Construction Industry Training Board races to overhaul training by the autumn.Next week the Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors is expected to call on the CITB's high-powered Joint Action Group on New Entrant Training (JAGNET) to give higher priority to on-the-job training.The JAGNET proposals for six training routes into the industry are due to be implemented in September. These routes include traditional apprent
  • 12May94 UK: TWO HURT IN BOOM COLLAPSE - UIE'S CLYDEBANK SHIPYARD.

    Two men were hurt on Tuesday when the main boom of a mobile crane collapsed at UIE's offshore shipyard on Clydebank.The 1,200 tonne capacity crane was lifting a flare stack from UIE's Dunbar platform on to a barge when the accident happened. The injured men are believed to have cuts and bruises.A witness said that all but the bottom 10 m of the crane's boom crumpled and fell into the water, taking the flare stack with it.A UIE spokesman said that the rig's float-out next Wednesday will be del
  • 12May94 UK: UCATT AXES FIVE FULL-TIME OFFICERS.

    By Grant Prior.Five full-time officials have been axed by construction union UCATT.And five other leaders, including three regional secretaries, are under threat.Compulsory redundancy notices were sent out last week as part of the union's cost cutting drive.And in a watershed week for UCATT, a caucus of officials was expected to attempt to remove the executive council during a three-day Rules Revision Conference, which is held every six years.Two paid officials have been axed in the eastern r
  • 12May94 UK: UK TRADING SLIGHTLY UP FOR RUGBY GROUP.

    Rugby Group has seen a modest improvement in UK trading in the first quarter of this year, although the metal products market remains difficult, chairman Geoffrey Higham told the company's agm last week. The firm's joinery works in the northern US have been hit by bad weather. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 UK: VIEWPOINT - THE DOE MISSES THE POINT ON LATE PAYMENTS.

  • 12May94 UK: WATCHDOG OPENS WATER 'SHOPLINE' - FOLLOWING BALFOUR PROSECUTION.

    The National Rivers Authority has set up a free telephone hotline for people to shop contractors who pollute Britain's waterways.The move follows the prosecution of Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering for contaminating Dagenham Breach during construction of Barking Power Station in east London. It was fined £1,000 by Barking magistrates for discharging silt into the river during a dewatering operation. The firm pleaded guilty to polluting controlled waters.NRA Thames Region area manager Joh
  • 12May94 UK: WESTMINSTER IN RED - WESTMINSTER SCAFFOLDING.

    Heavy provisions to cover bad debts, stock write-offs, redundancies and other one-off charges kept London hirer Westminster Scaffolding in the red.The company unveiled losses of £4.23 million for the 14 months to last December after it made provisions of £2.61 million against what it described as 'non-recurring' items. In the year to October 1992 the firm lost £2.5 million.Chairman Michael Pelham said there were signs of greater activity in UK construction but these had yet to
  • 12May94 UK: WSP INQUIRY BOOST - WSP GROUP AGM.

    Publicly-quoted consulting engineer WSP Group has seen an increase in inquiries across the country in the first quarter of the year which are gradually being converted into new appointments, chairman Peter Welch told the agm last week. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 USA: JOHN BROWN'S £23M - TEXAS.

    John Brown has landed a contract to provide procurement and engineering services for the £23 million expansion of Solvay Polymers' polyethylene finishing complex in Texas, USA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 USA: PULP PAPER PLANT - STONE AND WEBSTER.

    Stone and Webster is to design, build, own and operate a US$65 million (£43.3 million) pulp paper plant in the USA at Auburn, Maine. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 VIETNAM: HANOI HOTEL - DAVIS LANGDON EVEREST AND SEAH INVITE BIDS.

    UK quantity surveyor Davis Langdon Everest and its Hong Kong division Seah are inviting firms to prequalify for construction of a 33,000 sq m hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam. The work is split into two packages - main building work and piling. The complex will contain ballroom, restaurants, shops and swimming pools. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 12May94 ZAMBIA: ZAMBIAN ACID PLANT - SIMON CARVES WINS CONTRACT.

    Simon Carves has a £1.7 million contract from Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines to design and supply a replacement absorption system for its sulphuric acid plant at Kitwe. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 16Jun94 UK: CAPPING IT ALL - COSTAIN SLUDGE DIGESTER.

  • 16Jun94 UK: CITB BOOSTS BOSSES - BUILDING SUPERVISORS TRAINING.

    The Construction Industry Training Board has launched two training packages for industry managers to develop supervisors' skills to national vocational qualification level three and improve general management knowledge.
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  • 16Jun94 UK: CONTRACTS - COUNTY DURHAM - BELMONT INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

  • 16Jun94 UK: CONTRACTS - DONCASTER, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - HUNGERHILL SCHOOL.

    Job: A design and build contract for major alterations, including a new sports hall, classroom block, dining hall, laboratory block, music room, drama block, covered walkways and internal alterations.Completion: Work is to be undertaken in two phases and will be completed by May 1995.Contractor: Henry Boot Construction.Awarded by: Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.Value: £1.4 million.
  • 16Jun94 UK: CONTRACTS - SWINDON, WILTSHIRE - INTERFACE BUSINESS PARK, WOOTTON BASSETT.

  • 16Jun94 UK: FOUR LINE UP FOR A1 TASK.

    Four firms from an original list of six will be invited to bid for a £30 million design and build contract to upgrade the A1 between Tranent to Haddington in Lothian region, Scotland.It is understood that Mowlem, Morrison, Alfred McAlpine and Miller/Amey will pick up tender documents by the end of the month. Two other contestants, Amec and Barr, have dropped out.Sources say the Scottish Office originally said it would only invite bids from three out of the six, but later decided on four.
  • 16Jun94 UK: JOBS OPTIMISM - PRIVATE BUILDING SECTOR.

  • 16Jun94 UK: PLANNING - BIRMINGHAM - COLMORE CENTRE, 115-119 COLMORE ROW.

  • 16Jun94 UK: PLANNING - EXETER, DEVON - LAND ADJ ALPHINGTON ROAD/GRACE ROAD.

    Planning authority: Exeter.Job: Outline plans granted for mixed development.Value: £5 million.Client: Rockeagle.Agent: Ian Penrose Architects, Pynes Hill, Rydon Lane, Exeter, Devon EX2 5AZ.
  • 16Jun94 UK: PLANNING - GLOSSOP, DERBYSHIRE - WOOLLEY BRIDGE.

    Planning authority: High Peak.Job: Outline plans for industrial/residential.Value: £11 million.Client: George Longden Estates.Agent: J R A Moorhouse, 18 Dale Road, Marple, Stockport, Greater Manchester SK6 6HA.
  • 16Jun94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, HAMMERSMITH - FULHAM FOOTBALL GROUND, STEVENAGE ROAD.

  • 16Jun94 UK: PLANNING - LOUGHTON, ESSEX - FORMER BR SPORTS GROUND AND SCHOOL GROUNDS, OFF RODING ROAD.

    Planning authority: Epping Forest.Job: Detailed plans for houses (145).Value: £5 million.Client: Bryant Homes (Southern).Agent: Bryant Homes (Southern), Popes Manor, Murrell Hill Lane, Binfield, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 5DA.
  • 16Jun94 UK: THIRD RUNWAY CALL - HEATHROW.

  • 16Jun94 UK: THIRD RUNWAY CALL - HEATHROW.

    The British Chambers of Commerce is calling for a third runway to be built at Heathrow to serve domestic flights. A report out this week also calls for RAF Northolt in west London to be redeveloped to serve quiet jets and turboprops.
  • 19May94 CAMBODIA: PHNOM POWER - INTERCORE TO BUILD 156 MW GAS TURBINE POWER STATION.

    US firm Intercore has signed a $170 million deal to build a 156 MW gas turbine power station in Cambodian capital Phnom Penh and upgrade substations and transmission lines. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 CANADA: HUGE TECHNICAL SHAKE-UP ON HIBERNIA.

    Construction methods are being radically revamped on Wimpey's Hibernia offshore platform job in Canada in an attempt to bring the delayed project back on schedule.Concrete pouring techniques on the 37,000 tonne gravity base structure are set to change this summer.The alterations are being overseen by concrete platform specialist Norwegian Contractors which is supervising construction work being carried out by the NODECO consortium, which includes Wimpey.The monster gravity base is currently b
  • 19May94 CHINA: GUANGZHOU GUNG-HO DEVELOPMENT - PEREGRINE INTERNATIONAL.

    A consortium led by Hong Kong-based Peregrine International has signed a HK$5 billion (£440 million) land deal to develop a site in Guangzhou. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 CHINA: SHANGHAI CALLS ON FABER.

    Oscar Faber TPA has been appointed to help develop a 1.7 sq km central business district in Shanghai into a Chinese version of London Docklands.The firm has been commissioned by the Shanghai Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone Development Company to review and make recommendations to improve existing proposals for a transport system in the Lujiazui Central Area.Planners have already proposed a package of infrastructure investment which includes a mass transit railway, light rail and bus systems,
  • 19May94 CHINA: TH STRIKES BOOT DEAL WITH CHINA.

    Trafalgar House has struck a deal for a £400 million privately-funded bridge and road contract in China.It will be the first build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) bridge in China, and is regarded as a major breakthrough for UK contractors.Details are being kept firmly under wraps until negotiations are concluded this summer.Trafalgar House has pursued this market and the Chinese contract will be its second international BOOT bridge in as many months. It led a consortium which was awarded the
  • 19May94 EU: FLEXIBLE DESIGN ALLOWS GROWTH - ESPACE LEOPOLD PROJECT IN BRUSSELS.

  • 19May94 EU: TALK ABOUT A WASTE OF MONEY - CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FOR EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT.

  • 19May94 GERMANY: EUROTENDERS - BERLIN, GERMANY.

    Job: A design and build scheme for the construction of an administrative building measuring 16,500 sq metres.Client: Bezirksamt Mitte von Berlin, Abteilung Personal und Verwaltung, Verwaltungsamt PV 101, Alexanderplatz 1, D-10178 Berlin, tel: (030) 24 47 24 58, fax: (03) 242 49 22.Completion: December 1996.Apply by: May 30.Apply to: Address above.Details: Offers in German. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 GERMANY: EUROTENDERS - BONN, GERMANY.

    Job: Sewage treatment plant including building extensions, refurbishment, conversion, pipelines, tank and reservoir.Client: Stadt Bonn, Tiefbauamt, Abt. 66-3.1, Berliner Platz 2, D-53111 Bonn, tel: (02 28) 77 32 97/77 34 13/77 35 85, fax: (02 28) 77 41 90.Value: DM 27,820,000 (£11.12 million).Completion: 800 working days, starting August 1994.Tender date: July 5.Documents from: Address above, tel: (02 28) 77 41 29.Details: Documents are available from May 24 at a cost of DM 300 (£12
  • 19May94 GERMANY: EUROTENDERS - ERFURT, GERMANY.

    Job: Motorway roadworks involving bridgeworks.Client: Autobahnamt Thuringen, Lossiusstrasse 2, D-99094 Erfurt, (PSF 17, D-99001 Erfurt).Value: DM 60 million (£24 million).Completion: August 1994 until August 1996.Tender date: May 1994.Details: Further information from: Landesamt fur Strassenbau Thuringen, Hallesche Strasse 15, D-99085 Erfurt. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 GERMANY: EUROTENDERS - MESCHEDE, GERMANY.

    Job: Various works for a road tunnel, to be built in 3 phases, on the A 46 at Meschede.Client: Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe, Strassenneubauamt Soest, Detmolder Strasse 7, D-59494 Soest, tel: (029 21) 781-159, fax: (029 21) 781-210.Completion: 600 working days.Tender date: June 30.Details: Documents are available until June 17 from address above at a cost of DM 381 (£152), payable by cheque. Offers in German. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 GERMANY: EUROTENDERS - POTSDAM, GERMANY.

    Job: Carcassing for a vocational school at Potsdam-Babelsberg.Client: Berufsbildungswerk im Oberlinhaus gGmbH, Karl-Gruhl-Strasse 45-47, D-14482 Potsdam, tel: (03 31) 770 67, fax: (03 31) 748 20 82.Completion: August 1994 until December 1996.Tender date: June 30.Documents from: Buro Dorendorf, Reichenberger Strasse 124, D-10999 Berlin, tel: (030) 618 50 99, fax: (030) 612 65 41.Details: Documents are available until May 24. These cost DM 950 (£380), payable to: Berufsbildungswerk im Ober
  • 19May94 GERMANY: GERMAN PAY SCAM.

    Raids by 3,000 German police and customs officers in April found almost a quarter of German building contractors are illegally underpaying foreign workers and evading taxes - offences which carry fines of up to £40,000.The raids followed complaints by employer organisations and trade unions of illegal employment of low-paid foreign workers.The Building Employers Confederation estimates that up to a quarter of the 40,000 British construction workers who go to Germany every year looking fo
  • 19May94 GERMANY: SCHAL SCOOPS EMBASSY JOB - BRITISH EMBASSY IN BERLIN.

    Schal International, part of Tarmac, has been awarded the £20 million construction management contract for the British Embassy in Berlin.The Foreign Office is the client for the high-profile job in the heart of the city which will see a new building constructed on the pre-war embassy site in Pariserplatz, next to the Brandenburg Gate.Stanhope Properties will support Schal on the feasibility and sketch design phases of the scheme. The company hopes to start work on site in 1996 and a comp
  • 19May94 GREECE: EUROTENDERS - KOMOTINI, GREECE.

    Job: To build housing units.Client: Organismos Stegastikis Apokatastasis Ergazomenon, Diefthynsi Kataskevon, Tmima Dimopratiseon, Chalkokondyli 60, GR-104 32 Athina, tel:(1) 522 25 82/524 59 58, fax: 523 75 45.Value: Dr 2,900 million (£10 million).Completion: 800 days.Tender date: June 17.Documents from: Address above.Details: Documents cost Dr 20,000 (£55), payable to: OSAE at the Trapeza Ellados, account number: 26608/0. Offers in Greek. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 HONG KONG: BALFOUR LEADS CONTRACT BLITZ.

  • 19May94 HONG KONG: HK AIRPORT TALKS SET TO RESUME.

    Britain and China will tomorrow (Friday) hold the first formal talks since August on the future of the £14 billion Hong Kong airport, raising hopes that further contracts will soon be let on the world's biggest infrastructure project.China has rejected three previous funding proposals. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 HONG KONG: LAND CLAIM - MAUNSELL, DRAGAGES, PENTA OCEAN.

    Maunsell's Asian arm is the consultant for this £150 million land reclamation project which will provide a landfall for the new airport railway station near Hong Kong's Central business district. A joint-venture between Dragages (French), Penta Ocean (Japanese) and BSG is the contractor for the scheme which involves reclaiming 20 ha of land and building 1 km of sea wall. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 INDIA: CEMINDIA BAGS £7.5M DOUBLE - DELHI AND BOMBAY.

    Two projects in India together worth £7.5 million have gone to Cemindia, the Trafalgar House company.The larger of the two is a £4.5 million contract in Delhi to build the basement and foundations for the library of the Indian Parliament.India's Central Public Works Department is the client for the scheme.Meanwhile, at Jawaharlal Nehru Port, near Bombay, a £3.5 million contract will see Cemindia construct an approach road and 630 m long bridge connecting the harbour's main serv
  • 19May94 INDONESIA: JAVA JOUST - POWER STATION CONSTRUCTION IN THAILAND AND MALAYSIA TO BE STUDIED.

    Indonesia is to study power station construction in Thailand and Malaysia as part of a campaign to persuade three foreign contractors that plans for power stations on Java are too expensive. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 JAPAN: BECHTEL IN PORT CONTRACT.

    Bechtel Civil of the US is to provide overseas procurement and construction management services for one of three consortia awarded contracts on the $800 million Yokohama Port Cargo Center in Japan. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 JAPAN: SHANGHAI SHOP - YAOHAN.

    Japanese retail group Yaohan has set up a US$50 million (£33 million) deal with Shanghai's biggest department store to build a 21-storey office block and shopping centre in the Pudong area of the city. Yaohan also plans to develop stores at railway stations between Shanghai and Nanjing. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 JAPAN: SINKING SUN - CONSTRUCTION ORDERS DOWN.

    Orders received by Japan's top 50 contractors fell 17.9 per cent to 18.8 trillion yen (£123 billion) in the 1993 financial year, the Federation of Construction Contractors said. Shipments of construction equipment also fell, by 8.1 per cent, to 1.7 trillion yen (£11 billion). CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 LAOS: SURVEY WORK BEGINS ON VIENTIANE, NONG KHAI RAIL LINK.

    Survey work has started on a 30 km rail link between the Laos capital Vientiane and Nong Khai on the Thailand border. Joint Lao-Thai company Pacific Transportation expects the line to be built in two years. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 PHILIPPINES: REPUBLIC COURTS FOREIGN TRADE - POLICY OF ECONOMIC LIBERALISATION.

  • 19May94 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: MALAYSIANS TO COMPLETE KENTZ FORAY - 60% STAKE.

    Malaysian investors are expected to take control soon of the troubled Irish contractor Kentz Corporation.The group of Malaysian investors, led by former Renong employee Lee Tok Fook, will control 60 per cent of Kentz in return for an investment reported to be around £6.5 million.The deal is seen as a bargain for the Malaysians: for 60 per cent of the Kentz Botswana subsidiary, the consortium will pay just £75,000. It was valued at £1.1 million three months ago.The holding compa
  • 19May94 SOUTH KOREA: CAREERING ALONG - FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR HIGH SPEED SEOUL, KWANGJU RAIL LINK.

    South Korea is starting an 18-month feasibility study for a second high-speed rail link, between the capital Seoul and Kwangju, 190 miles to the south west. Last month, GEC-Alsthom won a US$2.1 billion order for trains for the first high-speed line from Seoul to Pusan. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - MADRID, SPAIN.

    Job: Railway works at Madrid.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 2,181,829,888 (£10.6 million).Completion: 12 months.Tender date: June 3.Documents from: Address above, Primera Jefatura Zonal de Proyectos, 2a planta.Details: documents are available until May 24. Offers in Spanish. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - MADRID, SPAIN.

    Job: Railway works between Madrid-Guadalajara.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 1,476,016,182 (£7.2 million).Completion: 12 months.Tender date: June 3.Documents from: Address above, Primera Jefatura Zonal de Proyectos, 2a planta.Details: Documents are available until May 24. Offers in Spanish. CONSTRUCTION N
  • 19May94 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SPAIN.

    Job: The construction of public service buildings.Client: Ayuntamiento de Santiago de Compostela, Plaza del Obradoiro, E-15701 Santiago de Compostela.Value: Pta 1,445,069,060 (£7 million).Completion: 9 months.Tender date: June 7.Documents from: Address above, or Calle Nueva, 19-21, E-15706 Santiago de Compostela (La Coruna), tel: (981) 59 33 85.Details: Tenders to be submitted by registered post with form for advice of receipt. Offers in Spanish, Portuguese, French, English or Galician.
  • 19May94 THAILAND: PRESSING ENGAGEMENT - HONDA TO BUILD BODY PRESSINGS PLANT NEAR BANGKOK.

    Japanese car maker Honda is to build a £38 million body pressings plant on an industrial park on the outskirts of Thai capital Bangkok. The plant will make 50,000 body panels a month for plants across south-east Asia. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: ADVICE FROM DOT - STRENGTHENED HIGHWAY SLOPES.

    The Department of Transport's Highways Agency has published an advice note on strengthened highway slopes to take advantage of new techniques in soil reinforcement.Advice Note HA 68 Design Methods for the Reinforcement of Highway Slopes by Reinforced Soil and Soil Nailing Techniques is available from HMSO priced £7. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: ALL FIRMS TO THE PUMP - ABBEY MILLS.

    Fourteen firms are taking part in a prequalification exercise for the £30 million design and build Abbey Mills pumping station project in east London.The line-up is: Norwest Holst, Biwater, Gleeson, Amec, Balfour Beatty, Kier, Alfred McAlpine, Miller, Mowlem, Tarmac, Tilbury Douglas, Trafalgar House, Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow.Client Thames Water will invite four firms only from this list to tender for the scheme because of the expense of working up design and build bids.Civil engineering
  • 19May94 UK: AMEC CHECKS IN FOR £9.5M HOTEL - DE VERE CONTRACT.

    Amec Building's Walsall-based central division has won a £9.5 million contract to build a 174-bedroom hotel on Southampton's Western Esplanade for De Vere Hotels. Completion is expected in late August. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: ANGRY WORKERS PICKET AS PAY TALKS RESUME.

    Workers this week downed tools at the prestige Barking Reach power station to picket the engineering construction industry pay talks.Up to 150 workers at the Dagenham site went on an unofficial one-day strike on Tuesday as workers and employers met in London to discuss an industry-wide pay dispute.Several contractors working on the power station were affected by the walkout, as angry workers made their way to London to protest outside the offices of the National Joint Council for the engineer
  • 19May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT - BOVIS CONSTRUCTION.

    Clifford Bryant has been appointed regional director for Bovis Midlands. He was project director on the Harlequin Shopping Centre in Watford. Andrew Evans has also joined the Midlands office as commercial manager. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT - BRITISH BOARD OF AGREMENT.

    Hilary Davies, principal lecturer in construction technology at the University of Greenwich, has been appointed to the council by construction minister Tony Baldry. Dr Davies worked in building control for two London boroughs before joining the university. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT - CAPE BOARDS.

    David Flynn has been promoted to be managing director of the fire protection and specialist building boards company. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT - CIRIA.

    Charlie Barber, chairman and managing director of Laing Technology Group, has been elected chairman of the core programme, in succession to Turlogh O'Brien of Ove Arup. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT - MORGAN LOVELL LONDON.

    David Laidlaw has been appointed contracts director. He worked for John Lelliott for 20 years. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT - OVERBURY.

    Bob Marshall, former group managing director of John Lelliott, has become a non-executive director of the fit-out and refurbishment specialist. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT - TAYMECH/TIES.

    Taylor Woodrow's mechanical and electrical engineering company has launched a joint venture marketing campaign with Cleveland-based Technical Instrument and Electrical Services to offer M and E services to companies and public sector bodies in the north east. The joint venture is headed by David Thurston for Taymech and Harry Cone for TIES and is based at Billingham-on-Tees. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT - W S ATKINS OXFORD.

    The structural engineers responsible for the roof of the Waterloo International Rail Terminal have joined the company formed by Atkins to take over Oxfordshire's property division. Mike Otlet and David Dexter were associates at Anthony Hunt, part of the YRM group and now form part of a new structural engineering division. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT - WILTSHIER.

    Christopher Marsden has been appointed a director. He was operations director of Balfour Beatty Building. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: APPOINTMENTS AT WEAVER.

    The Midlands construction group has appointed Peter Lightfoot and Alan Adamson as joint managing directors of William Weaver, Weaver Contracts, Weaver Hotels Banks and Leisure and Weaver General Works. Mr Lightfoot was construction director and Mr Adamson was finance director. They succeed Bryan Bliss who has retired. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: BAA DROPS RUNWAY AT HEATHROW.

    Airport operator BAA abandoned proposals for a 3,500 m third runway at Heathrow Airport on Monday, citing environmental reasons.A spokeswoman said: 'The Government came up with options to increase runway capacity in the South-East.'Economically, a third runway at Heathrow is best. But the environmental cost was too great. It would have meant the loss of 3,300 homes. We would not have got planning permission for that.'BAA will press hard instead for the proposed £1 billion fifth terminal
  • 19May94 UK: BOOM IN LEISURE JOBS PREDICTED.

    A mini-boom in council leisure building could happen this year, says financial watchdog the Audit Commission.It believes councils which face abolition in the local government review may decide to disappear in a blaze of glory by using reserves to start prestige projects. Successor councils would then have to pick up the final bill.The English local government review is changing the current system of split duties between counties and districts to one of all-purpose districts.But the commission
  • 19May94 UK: BOOST FOR EURO FUND SEEKERS.

  • 19May94 UK: BOVIS FIT-OUT - CHEMICAL BANK.

    Chemical Bank has awarded Bovis a £5.8 million contract to fit out offices at St Katharine's Dock in London's Docklands. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CABLE LAYERS IN POACHING FEUD.

  • 19May94 UK: CAMAS DECLARES INDEPENDENCE FROM ENGLISH CHINA CLAYS.

  • 19May94 UK: CAPE BUYS PYROK.

    The Cape construction group has bought the Pyrok Cementations Buildings Board business from Pyrok Group's receiver for £3.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CHARITY SEEKS BIWATER PROBE.

    A leading Third World charity is pressing MPs to quiz Margaret Thatcher about aid granted to Biwater's £400 million water supply contract in Malaysia.She has been asked to appear before the watchdog foreign affairs select committee, which is investigating the Pergau Dam aid-for-arms affair.But the World Development Movement charity claims that aid for both the Biwater and Pergau deals was linked to arms sales to Malaysia.In 1986, the Government agreed a £90 million aid package cover
  • 19May94 UK: CHUNNEL CASH DENIAL - EUROTUNNEL.

    Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel has dismissed as speculation reports this week that it will need to raise an extra £850 million from shareholders to stay in business.Analysts say this cash is needed before the tunnel can open fully, but it is 20 per cent more than had been expected. Eurotunnel is having to pay debt on loans, but cannot earn revenue until the tunnel is working.The company also needs a further £700 million in further bank loans before it can raise more from shareho
  • 19May94 UK: CITY TAKES FRIGHT AT RATE OF RISE FEARS.

  • 19May94 UK: CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES - SHARE PRICES.

  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - AIRDRIE, STRATHCLYDE - WHOLEHILLS - HENRY BOOT.

    Job: Installation of concierge system.Contractor: Henry Boot (Scotland), Baillieston, Glasgow.Awarded by: Monklands District Council, Coatbridge.Value: £800,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - ANNANDALE, DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY - MELVILLE DUNDAS.

    Job: Construction of motorway service area. Completion: Now to July 1994.Contractor: Melville Dundas, Cameron Court, Hillington, Glasgow.Value: £350,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - AVIEMORE, HIGHLAND - COYLUMBRIDGE HOTEL - AMEC CONSTRUCTION.

    Job: Refurbishment of Leisure Area.Completion: Now to August 1994.Contractor: AMEC Construction, Meadowside Street, Renfrew.Awarded by: £250,000.Value:. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - JOB - A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

    Contractor: Henry Boot Construction.Awarded by: Chantry Housing Association.Value: £1.4 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - THE SQUARE, GRANGE CRESCENT, CUNDY CROSS.

    Job: Construction of a 36 unit housing development with associated infrastructure and siteworks.Contractor: Henry Boot Northern, Banner Cross Hall, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 9PD.Awarded by: Chantry Housing Association, Wakefield.Value: £1,400,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BIRMINGHAM, THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM.

    Job: To build extensions to the Munrow Sports Centre.Contractor: Henry Boot Construction.Awarded by: The University of Birmingham.Value: £1.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BIRMINGHAM; MUNROW SPORT CENTRE.

    Job: Constructions of extensions to a sports centre.Contractor: Henry Boot, Banner Cross Hall, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 9PD.Awarded by: University of Birmingham.Value: £1,500,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BLACKPOOL, LANCASHIRE - BLACKPOOL AIRPORT.

    Job: To construct a new terminal.Completion: Work is expected to start in May 1994, with completion scheduled for February 1995.Contractor: John Turner and Sons (Preston).Awarded by: Blackpool Airport Ltd.Value: £1.9 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BRADFORD, WEST YORKSHIRE - FEARNVILE DRIVE.

    Job: The construction of a new first school including site works.Completion: Work has started for completion in April, 1995.Contractor: Tarmac Construction, South Parkway, Wakefield 41 Business Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire.Awarded by: Bradford Metropolitan Borough Council.Value: £1.6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BURNTISLAND, FIFE - HENRY BOOT.

    Job: Main drainage scheme.Contractor: Henry Boot (Scotland), Baillieston, Glasgow.Awarded by: Fife Regional Council, Glenrothes.Value: £300,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BURY ST.EDMUNDS, SUFFOLK - ST SAVIOURS INTERCHANGE, ROUGHAM.

    Job: Improvements to the existing road and interchange.Completion: 34 weeks starting on 6 June 1994.Contractor: Suffolk Highways Contracting, Ipswich, Suffolk.Awarded by: Suffolk County Council.Value: £1.3 million approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CAMBRIDGE - MARRIOTT LTD.

    Job: To complete a contract for student accommodation including extensions and alterations to existing buildings, new ancillary buildings and external works.Completion: Work has started for completion in 13 months.Contractor: Marriott Limited.Awarded by: Trinity College Cambridge.Value: £5.62 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CARDIFF, SOUTH GLAMORGAN - MERIDIAN GATE.

    Job: A management contract to fit-out a 4,500 sq m five storey headquarters building.Completion: 11 weeks starting in May 1994.Contractor: Bovis Construction, Wales.Awarded by: AXA Insurance Company.Value: £1.75 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CATTERICK, NORTH YORKSHIRE - BOURLON BARRACKS, CATTERICK GARRISON.

    Job: To design and install the mechanical and electrical services for a major refurbishment of the barracks.Contractor: Crown House Engineering.Awarded by: Shepherd Construction.Value: £3.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CAWDOR, HIGHLAND - TULLOCH CONSTRUCTION.

    Job: Main Drainage Scheme.Completion: Now to September 1994.Contractor: Tulloch Construction, Millburn Road, Inverness.Awarded by: Highland Regional Council, Inverness.Value: £205,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CHERTSEY, SURREY - CHERTSEY WATER TREATMENT WORKS.

    Job: The scheme comprises new water treatment works.Completion: 62 weeks starting 2/3 May 1994.Contractor: General Water Processes, Watford, Hertfordshire.Awarded by: North Surrey Water Company.Value: £3 million approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CLEVELAND, MIDDLESBROUGH.

    Job: The renovation of 39 2-storey houses in pairs or terraces. Contract reference is PQS/H361/DSC.Contractor: Wimpey Construction UK, Enterprise House, Kingsway, Team Valley, Gateshead.Awarded by: Langbaurgh on Tees Borough Council.Value: £1,290,103. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - COVENTRY, WEST MIDLANDS - CANNON PARK SHOPPING CENTRE.

    Job: Management contract for the re-modelling and refurbishment of a shopping complex.Completion: Contract duration will be 28 weeks.Contractor: Henry Boot, Banner Cross Hall, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 9PD.Awarded by: Intercontinental Land Development.Value: £3,300,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - COVENTRY, WEST MIDLANDS - UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK, GIBBERT GILL ROAD.

    Job: The construction of 152 units of student accommodation in a three-and four-storey block as phase two of the Tocil Residencies scheme.Completion: Work has started for completion in June, 1995.Contractor: Tilbury Douglas Construction, 21 Western Boulevard, Leicester.Awarded by: University of Warwick.Value: £1.4 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DEESIDE, CLWYD - CONNAHS QUAY.

    Job: The construction of four fanned draught cooling towers.Completion: Anticipated start date is in June for completion in September.Contractor: Tarmac Major projects, Construction House, Birch Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands.Awarded by: Hamon Film Cooling Towers.Value: £7.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN - BILSTON GLEN - MELVILLE DUNDAS.

    Job: Construction of new offices and workshops.Completion: Now to July 1994.Contractor: Melville Dundas, Cameron Court, Hillington, Glasgow.Awarded by: British Coal Corporation, Sheffield.Value: £500,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN - LOTHIAN ROAD - CEMENTATION PILING.

    Job: To build a retaining wall for a new building.Contractor: Cementation Piling and Foundations.Awarded by: Standard Life assurance.Value: £525,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN - WESTERN GENERAL HOSPITAL.

    Job: Construction of Molecular Medical Centre, a 5 storey laboratory.Completion: Now to January 1995.Contractor: AMEC Construction, Meadowside Street, Renfrew.Awarded by: University of Edinburgh.Value: £4.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - FIFE - THE M90 AT ROSYTH - HENRY BOOT.

    Job: Motorway reconstruction.Contractor: Henry Boot Scotland.Awarded by: Fife Regional Council.Value: £1.3 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW - BATH STREET - HENRY BOOT.

    Job: Renovations to St Stephens Church.Contractor: Henry Boot (Scotland), Garrowhill, Baillieston, Glasgow.Awarded by: The Church of Scotland, George Street, Edinburgh.Value: £500,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, BUCHANAN STREET - MELVILLE DUNDAS.

    Job: Upgrading of Bradford and Bingley office.Completion: Now to August 1994.Contractor: Melville Dundas, Cameron Court, Hillington, Glasgow.Awarded by: Bradford and Bingley Building Society.Value: £600,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, COWCADDENS - MELVILLE DUNDAS.

    Job: Re-development of The Piping Centre, Stage 2.Completion: Now to October 1994.Contractor: Melville Dundas, Cameron Court, Hillington, Glasgow.Awarded by: The Piping Centre, West George Street, Glasgow.Value: £1.1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, EASTERHOUSE - AMEC CONSTRUCTION.

    Job: Rehabilitation of eight closes in Balfluig Street.Completion: Now to February 1995.Contractor: AMEC Construction, Meadowside Street, Renfrew.Awarded by: Hill top View Housing Co-operative, 6 Harmony Row, Glasgow.Value: £1.6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, HOPE STREET - MELVILLE DUNDAS.

    Job: Re-development of Malmaison.Completion: Now to August 1994.Contractor: Melville Dundas, Cameron Court, Hillington, Glasgow.Awarded by: Malmaison Hotel, Grosvenor Street, London.Value: £700,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, HUTCHISON GRAMMAR SCHOOL - MELVILLE DUNDAS.

    Job: Construction of new classroom block.Completion: Now to November 1994.Contractor: Melville Dundas, Cameron Court, Hillington, Glasgow.Awarded by: Hutchison Educational Trust, Beacon Road, Glasgow.Value: £1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, WILSON STREET - MELVILLE DUNDAS.

    Job: Refurbishment of 'What Everyone Wants'.Contractor: Melville Dundas, Cameron Court, Hillington, Glasgow.Awarded by: Amber Day Properties.Value: £1.7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - HARDGATE, STRATHCLYDE - WHITEHORN COTTAGE.

    Job: Refurbishment and Extension.Completion: Now to December 1994.Contractor: John L Haley, 26 Terreglass Road, Dumfries.Awarded by: Mr Smith, Edinburgh.Value: £120,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - HUNTINGDON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE - PAINES MILL, ST NEOTS.

    Job: A foyer scheme comprising the conversion of a mill to training facilities and student accommodation, and the construction of social housing.Completion: Work has started for completion in June, 1995.Contractor: Tarmac Contract Housing, 1 Union Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham.Awarded by: Axiom Housing Association.Value: £2.8 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - IRVINE, STRATHCLYDE - MEADOWHEAD ROAD - AMEC CONSTRUCTION.

    Job: Construction of effluent treatment complex.Completion: Now to December 1994.Contractor: AMEC Construction, Meadowside Street, Renfrew.Awarded by: Caledonian Paper, Irvine.Value: £2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - KILMARNOCK, STRATHCLYDE - LONGPARK.

    Job: Design and Build: Housing Development of 76 homes.Completion: Now to June 1995.Contractor: Beazer Homes (Scotland), 54 Grahams Road, Falkirk.Awarded by: Longpark Housing Association, 32 Campbeltown Drive, Kilmarnock.Value: £3.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - KINGSTON UPON HULL, HUMBERSIDE - PACIFIC COURT.

    Job: Construction of study bedroom accommodation for student with carpark and associated siteworks.Contractor: John Sisk and Son (Northern), 1 St Andrew's Court, Leeds LS3 1YJ, West Yorkshire.Awarded by: Interseas Trading, Hull.Value: £2,400,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE - HUNSLET GREEN.

    Job: Construction of a 2,230 sq m headquarters offices building as one phase of a larger development on a 20 ha site.Completion: Work just started for completion in September 1994.Contractor: Mowlem Northern, Fairway Court, Elland Road, Leeds LS11 8BU.Awarded by: Bayford Developments, Leeds.Value: £1,300,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - CHELSEA HOUSE, WESTGATE.

    Job: Refurbishment works to an office building to be used by the River Island Clothing Company.Completion: Work ha started for completion in October.Contractor: Tilbury Douglas Construction, 395 George Road, Erdington, Birmingham, West Midlands.Awarded by: Lewis Shop Holdings.Value: £2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - MOWLEM APPOINTS CEMENTATION PILING AND FOUNDATIONS.

    Job: Two piling joint ventures on contract III of the Jubilee Line Extension. The first joint venture with Stent is to construct over 1,000 piles at West Ham, Stratford and Canning Town. The second joint venture is with Bachy to design and construct two diaphragm walls at Canning Town.Contractor: Cementation Piling and Foundations.Awarded by: Mowlem Civil Engineering.Value: £2.2 million in total. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - MANCHESTER - FALLOWFIELD SHOPPING CENTRE, BIRCHFIELD ROAD, FALLOWFIELD.

    Job: The construction of a retail centre comprising 10 single-storey shop units.Completion: Work has started for completion on October 28.Contractor: Trafalgar House Construction (Regions, PO Box 43, Green Lane, Warrington, Cheshire.Awarded by: Fallowfield Properties.Value: £1.75 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - MANCHESTER - RAVENOAK AVENUE, LEVENSHULME.

    Job: The construction of 34 dwellings (houses and flats) together with associated external works.Completion: Work has started for completion in April, 1995.Contractor: Tarmac Contract Housing, Dock Office, Trafford Road, Manchester.Awarded by: North Cheshire Housing Association and the Equity Housing Association.Value: £1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - MANSFIELD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - HENRY BOOT.

    Job: Construction of a three bay, steel portal industrial building with associated offices and siteworks.Contractor: Henry Boot, Banner Cross Hall, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 9PD.Awarded by: Johnson Controls Automotive (UK).Value: £2,700,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NEW STEVENSTON, STRATHCLYDE - QUARRY ROAD.

    Job: Refurbishment to provide 54 private flats.Completion: Now to September 1995.Contractor: Beazer Homes (Scotland) Ltd, 54 Grahams Road, Falkirk.Awarded by: Joint Venture: Beazer Homes, Scottish Homes and Motherwell District Council.Value: £3 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NEWPORT, GWENT - THE DOCKS.

    Job: The construction of bulk storage facilities with a floor area of 11,000 sq m.Completion: Work has just started for completion in mid September.Contractor: Wimpey Construction UK, Fairway House, Links Business Park, St Mellons, Cardiff, South Glamorgan.Awarded by: Associated British Ports.Value: £1.25 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NORTHAMPTON - ST ANDREW'S HOSPITAL - MARRIOTT LTD.

    Job: To build a self contained unit of approximately 3,800 sq m in two single-storey wings around a two-storey central area.Completion: Work has started for completion in January 1995.Contractor: Marriott Limited.Awarded by: St Andrew's Property Management.Value: £3.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - CITY-WIDE - GAS SYSTEMS.

    Job: Installation of gas and electric central heating systems to about 373 council owned houses.Contractor: Gas systems - Nottingham City Building Works, Beechdale Road, Bilborough, Nottingham; electric systems - TH Widdowson, Forest Mills, Alfreton Road, Nottingham.Awarded by: Nottingham City Council's Housing Committee.Value: £600,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - CITY-WIDE - ROBERT PRETTIE.

    Job: Maintenance, repair and servicing of gas appliances and central heating installations in about 23,000 council owned houses.Completion: Contract duration is three years.Contractor: Robert Prettie, Olga Road, Carlton, Nottingham NG3 2NW.Awarded by: Nottingham City Council's Housing Committee.Value: £4,800,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - CORNWALL ROAD, ARNOLD - TARMAC CONTRACT HOUSING.

    Job: The demolition and reconstruction of nine pre-case concrete dwellings.Completion: Work has started for completion in December.Contractor: Tarmac Contract Housing, 1 Union Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham.Awarded by: Gedling Borough Council.Value: £248,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - LONDON ROAD - LINPAVE.

    Job: Construction of a commercial garage including showroom, offices, workshops and external siteworks.Completion: Work just started for completion in December, 1994.Contractor: Linpave, 365 Haydn Road, Basford, Nottingham NG5 1DZ.Awarded by: Cowies of Nottingham.Value: £1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - OUTPATIENTS DEPARTMENT AT THE ROPEWALK HEALTH SERVICES BUILDINGS.

    Job: A refurbishment contract.Completion: Work has started and is programmed to be completed by June 1994.Contractor: Henry Boot Construction.Awarded by: Nottingham Health Authority.Value: £3.6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - RUDDINGTON FIELDS - JOHN MOWLEM.

    Job: To build a brick-clad, steel-framed, two-storey 5,500 sq m office development together with a single storey link to an existing building.Contractor: John Mowlem Construction.Awarded by: Maeda Corporation.Value: £3.8 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - ST ANN'S ESTATE, MANVERS - HAVENWOOD CONSTRUCTION.

    Job: Phase C of estate action environmental improvement works.Completion: Contract duration will be 14 months.Contractor: Havenwood Construction, The Nottingham Gateway Hotel, Nuthall Road, Nottingham.Awarded by: Nottingham City Council's Housing Committee.Value: £1,659,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - STOKE BARDOLPH - TAYLOR WOODROW.

    Job: Major improvement works to a sewage treatment works.Completion: Work due to start soon for completion in 72 weeks.Contractor: Taylor Woodrow Construction (Midlands), 5 Scotland Street, Birmingham B1.Awarded by: Severn Trent Water.Value: £800,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - THE ROPEWALK - HENRY BOOT.

    Job: Management contract for the refurbishment of the outpatients department of a health services building.Contractor: Henry Boot, Banner Cross Hall, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 9PD.Awarded by: Nottingham Health Authority.Value: £3,600,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - PRESTON, LANCASHIRE - BAMBER BRIDGE - WEAVER CONSTRUCTION.

    Job: The construction of a two-storey police station together with external works.Completion: Anticipated start date is in late May for completion in May, 1995.Contractor: Weaver Construction, Harlington House, Harlington Road, Mexborough, Yorkshire.Awarded by: Lancashire County Council.Value: £1.21 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - ROAD M90 - MASTERTON TO ADMIRALITY.

    Job: Repairs and maintenance.Contractor: Henry Boot (Scotland), Garrowhill, Baillieston, Glasgow.Awarded by: Fife Regional Council, Glenrothes.Value: £1.25 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - ROSYTH, FIFE - M90 MOTORWAY.

    Job: Motorway repair and reconstruction works.Contractor: Henry Boot Scotland, Garrowhill, Baillieston, Glasgow G69 6EY.Awarded by: Fife Regional Council.Value: £1,300,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SALFORD, GREATER MANCHESTER - SNAPE DESIGN AND BUILD.

    Job: To build four units which comprise the 6,500 sq m first phase of the Regent II Retail Park.Contractor: Snape Design and Build, Salford Quays, Manchester.Awarded by: Grantchester Plc.Value: £1.6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - CITY CENTRE.

    Job: Construction of a multi-storey concrete car park.Contractor: Henry Boot Northern, Banner Cross Hall, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 9PD.Awarded by: Sheffield Development Corporation, Savile Street, East Sheffield.Value: £1,600,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - JOB - A MULTI-STOREY INSITU CONCRETE CAR PARK.

    Contractor: Henry Boot Construction.Awarded by: Sheffield Development Corporation.Value: £1.6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SOUTHPORT, MERSEYSIDE - WASTE WATER TREATMENT WORKS.

    Job: The construction of an extension to the waste water treatment works to ensure that the quality of coastal bathing water around Southport meets EC standards.Completion: Work has just started for completion in August, 1995.Contractor: Wimpey Construction UK, Bridge Road, Bootle, Liverpool, Merseyside.Awarded by: North West Water.Value: £3.3 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - STOWMARKET, SUFFOLK - STOWMARKET PEDESTRIAN PRIORITY SCHEME.

    Job: Town centre enhancement works to include block paving works.Completion: Work started on 3 May for completion by the end of September 1994.Contractor: Brooks and Wood, Foxhall Road, Ipswich, Suffolk.Awarded by: Mid Suffolk District Council.Value: £304,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - STRATHCLYDE - GLASGOW.

    Job: A design and build contract to build 90 properties.Contractor: Wimpey Construction Scotland.Awarded by: Bridgeton and Dalmarnock Housing Association.Value: £3.7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - STRATHLEVEN, STRATHCLYDE.

    Job: Sub-station refurbishment.Contractor: Henry Boot (Scotland), Garrowhill, Baillieston, Glasgow.Awarded by: Reyrolle.Value: £250,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SUTTON COLDFIELD, WEST MIDLANDS - VESEYAN SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, STREETLEY.

    Job: The reinstatement of the clubhouse which has been damaged by fire.Completion: The start and finish dates have still to be agreed.Contractor: Bullock Construction, Northgate, Aldridge, near Walsall, West Midlands.Awarded by: Veseyan Sports and Social Club.Value: £200,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SWINDON, WILTSHIRE - MOORMEAD ROAD, WROUGHTON - TARMAC.

    Job: The construction of a single-storey hospice.Completion: Work has started for completion in February, 1995.Contractor: Tarmac Construction Southern, Winterstoke Road, Ashton Gate, Bristol, Avon.Awarded by: The Prospect Foundation.Value: £1.7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WARWICKSHIRE - LITTLE BARFORD POWER STATION - HENRY BOOT.

    Job: Civils works.Contractor: Henry Boot Construction.Awarded by: GEC-Alsthom.Value: £1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WOLVERHAMPTON, WEST MIDLANDS - THE DROVEWAY, PENDEFORD.

    Job: A design and build contract for the construction of 71 three-bedroom family houses.Completion: Anticipated start date is May 30 for completion on May 30, 1995.Contractor: John Mowlem Construction Midlands, Aldersley House, West Strand, Pendeford Business Park, Wolverhampton, West Midlands.Awarded by: Bromford Carinthia Housing Association.Value: £2.16 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WOLVERHAMPTON, WEST MIDLANDS - WOLVERHAMPTON SCIENCE PARK.

    Job: Construction of stage 1 buildings and infrastructure.Contractor: Higgs and Hill Midlands, Crown House, off Starley Road, Coventry.Awarded by: Wolverhampton Science Park Limited.Value: £5,991,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE - YOUNG OFFENDERS INSTITUTE, FALFIELD.

    Job: The redevelopment and refurbishment of the young offenders centre.Completion: Start and finish dates are still to be agreed.Contractor: Tilbury Douglas Construction, 7 The Courtyard, Woodlands, Almondsbury, Bristol, Avon.Awarded by: The Home Office.Value: £4.6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: COTSWOLD CLOSES WINDOW ON BURGLARS - COTSWOLD ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS' WINDOW SECURITY PACKAGE.

    Cotswold Architectural Products has launched a window security package. The TS package includes security stays and shoot bolts as well as the TS950 security handle. The security stays are designed to withstand force enough to keep burglars out for three minutes.Cotswold 0242 233933. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: CRANE PROBE - GOTTWALD MK1500 COLLAPSE AT CLYDEBANK'S UIE YARD.

    Health and Safety investigators are trying to discover what caused the collapse last week of the world's largest mobile crane, the 1,200 tonne capacity Gottwald MK1500. The accident happened about 100 m from a canteen where more than 200 workers were having their lunch at the UIE yard at Clydebank.Two men suffered minor injuries as they dived for cover when the crane's 100 m boom disintegrated. Six others, including the crane operator, were treated for shock.The crane, owned by Grayston White
  • 19May94 UK: CROSSRAIL SUPPORTERS IN RALLY TO REVIVE BILL.

  • 19May94 UK: DECISION TIME ON BRUM CHUNNEL LINK.

    The Department of the Environment is set to decide this week whether it will approve Trafalgar House and PowerGen's plans for a £380 million Channel Tunnel terminal at Hams Hall near Birmingham. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: DESIGN GUIDELINES - PASSENGER ACCESSIBILITY.

    Public transport minister Roger Freeman has launched design guidelines to improve accessibility for passengers at transport terminals. Details are available free of charge from the Mobility Unit, Room S10/20, Department of Transport, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 3EB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: EUROBOND IMPROVES FIRE-RESISTANCE - EUROBOND LAMINATES.

    Eurobond has launched a fire-rated structural insulation panel called Firebond LX. The panel has a facing of white laminate on a 0.55 mm hot dipped galvanised stelvatite substrate made by British Steel Strip Products. Firebond LX has a fire resistant Rockwool core.Eurobond Laminates Tel: 0222 473473. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: FABRICATORS FULL.

    Steel fabricators are full for the next two months. Members of the British Constructional Steelwork Association report orders up an average of 12 per cent on last year's figures. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: FIVE SHORTLISTED FOR £60M OFFICE - SCOTTISH WIDOWS.

    By Jim Kenny.Five management contractors have been interviewed at the preliminary shortlist stage for a £60 million-plus contract to build a new head office for Scottish Widows in Edinburgh.Amec, Bovis, GA Group, Laing and Wimpey are all understood to be in the reckoning for the headquarters building, which Scottish Widows estimates will soak up more than £100 million worth of investment by the time it is complete.But this is just the first stage of an interview process that is like
  • 19May94 UK: GROWING MARKET FOR GREEN BUILDERS.

    Clients will be demanding buildings that are more environmentally friendly, creating a major market opportunity as the millennium draws to a close.That was the message Martin Laing, chairman of John Laing, this week sought to impress on delegates from 20 countries at the first international conference on building and the environment.He said: 'The major new UK, EU and international markets beckon for those suppliers whose products meet the demands of future legislation.'And he estimated that t
  • 19May94 UK: HALLAM APPLIES FOR MAJOR DEVELOPMENT - OADBY.

    Hallam Land Management, part of the Henry Boot group, has sent in a planning application for a major mixed development at Oadby, near Leicester. The project includes an 8,000 sq m food store, hotel, restaurant and filling station. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN FOR JCB.

    JCB, Britain's largest plant maker, has staged a spectacular recovery thanks to an upturn in UK and US sales towards the end of last year.The privately-owned company unveiled a dramatic rise in pre-tax profits to £26.6 million last year (1992: £8.3 million), the first time it has publicised its results.Turnover rose by more than £38 million to £399 million as the company increased its output to 12,300 machines. To match demand, the company has recruited 400 workers, boosti
  • 19May94 UK: HIGGS CALL FOR CASH TO BUY SITES.

    Higgs and Hill has launched a rights issue to raise £22.2 million to buy house building sites largely from English China Clays in western and south-east England.Higgs is buying 13 sites for £22.5 million to build 930 homes.The firm says the acquisitions will enable it to raise volumes to around 650 units a year by 1995 and will form a new housing region in the West.It is paying £19.3 million for 10 sites for 800 units from English China Clays, which has been winding down and se
  • 19May94 UK: HOSPITAL JOB BACK ON COURSE - NORTH LONDON.

    A major hospital scheme in north London is back on the starting grid after being put on hold more than a year ago.It is understood that bids for the £15 million phase one redevelopment of Barnet hospital will again be invited, probably next month.Last year the Government pulled the plug on funding the Wellhouse National Health Trust project because of capital spending limits.It is now hoped that work can start in October for completion in February 1997. But the project could again fall f
  • 19May94 UK: HUNT TAKES ON LAING POSITION.

    EPL: Michael Hunt has been appointed managing director of Laing's plant and access hire company. He succeeds Derek Welsh who is retiring at the end of July after 38 years with the firm. Mr Hunt, who is president of the International Powered Access Federation, joined EPL in 1965 and has been director of UK operations for the past three years. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: JACKER'S JOURNAL - CAT CAPERS.

    My picture this week shows Julie Edgar of the Little Valley Animal Shelter near Exeter, Julia Rich of Devon County Council's social services department, and Dick Purton, contracts manager of west country contractor Sleeman. And Diesel the cat.It was Diesel the cat who was responsible for bringing this assorted trio together.Mr Purton set out from his home in Teignmouth to drive the 12 miles to his office in Exeter. When he arrived, his car appeared to be making a strange miaowing sound, so he
  • 19May94 UK: JACKER'S JOURNAL - GREEN MAN.

  • 19May94 UK: JUNE START FOR WORKER'S CLAIMS HOTLINE.

    Workers hurt in site accidents will be able to ring a hotline from next month for free legal advice on how to pursue compensation claims.The service is being set up by the Law Society which claims 75 per cent of injured construction workers are not claiming compensation payments they could be entitled to.Callers to the Freephone number will be put in touch with local solicitors who specialise in personal injury cases.The 1,200 legal firms participating in the scheme will then offer a free ini
  • 19May94 UK: KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON - REDUCE THE RISK OF SKIN CANCER.

    Topless building workers are being urged to put their shirts back on in a bid to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer this summer. A free leaflet called Keep Your Top On is available from the Health and Safety Executive. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: KENT ROADS BINNED.

    Kent County Council is to scrap 10 per cent of the road schemes on its books because the council feels they have no hope of going ahead. None of those to be axed are in its current construction programme. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: LAING KEEN ON PRIVATE FINANCE - ANNUAL REPORT.

    Laing's enthusiasm for international construction and privately financed infrastructure projects were emphasised in the group's annual report last week.Martin Laing also stressed the potential in the Far East which, he said, offered a significant opportunity for Laing due to the continuing growth in its economies and the need to develop its infrastructure.The group has recently won Malaysian government approval for a £12.2 million investment in the first independent power project to be l
  • 19May94 UK: LAING NETWORKS - ASCOM TIMEPLEX

    Laing is investing £400,000 linking its computer operations nationwide. It has placed an order with networking firm Ascom Timeplex. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: LIFE RETURNS TO CITY OFFICES - BROADGATE DEVELOPMENT PLANS.

    The City of London's office market is showing a flicker of life with a £30 million plan for offices and shops near the Broadgate development.The London and Manchester Group project is one of the first speculative ventures since the late 1980s.Next month Land Securities may announce further progress on its £50 million Regis House office project off Gracechurch Street.And at Holborn Circus Sir Norman Foster and Partners wants to redevelop the former offices of Mirror Group Newspapers.
  • 19May94 UK: LOCK SECURES A STURDY FUTURE - JOHNSTON CONSTRUCTION RESTRUCTURES GARSTON LOCK FOR BRITISH WATERWAYS.

    British Waterways has reopened its Grade II listed lock at Garston on the Kennet and Avon canal near Reading after a £170,000 restoration by Johnston Construction.The lock, which was originally opened in 1720, is the last surviving turf-sided lock in the country.In a previous restoration dating back to the late 19th century the original timber and earth was replaced with a series of bridge rails supporting vertical slate panels topped by a battered bank made up of layers of turf.British
  • 19May94 UK: MARLEY'S SINGLE-PLY REACHES ROOFTOPS - SINGLE-PLY PVC ROOFING SYSTEM.

    Marley Waterproofing has become the first British manufacturer to offer a single-ply PVC roofing system.The system, Uniply, comprises a range of high performance roofing membranes and accessories for fully bonded, mechanically fastened and ballasted roofs.The company also offers a support package which includes an initial site survey, CAD design facility and performance guarantees.Marley estimates that in the UK, single ply accounts for only about 10 per cent of the flat roof market. This com
  • 19May94 UK: MARTIN ENGINEERING SYSTEMS WINS 25-YEAR POWER DEAL.

    Martin Engineering Systems has been awarded a 25-year turnkey contract, worth around £125 million, to design, build and operate Staffordshire County Council's 18 MW waste-to-energy power plant in Stoke-on-Trent.To win the Stoke contract it beat off strong challenges from Associated Energy Projects and a Leigh Environmental/Rolls-Royce/Kvaerner joint venture.Full planning permission for the scheme is expected soon and, with construction work scheduled to start next spring, the plant could
  • 19May94 UK: MILLGUARD ENVIRONMENTAL CORPORATION MECTOOL'S EURO DEBUT - UK WASTE MANAGEMENT.

    A North American system of soil stabilisation has been used for the first time in Europe at the site of a former oil shale refinery in West Lothian, Scotland.The MecTool from Michigan-based Millguard Environmental Corporation was used by UK Waste Management to clean up the contaminated land at Pumpherston for Youngs Paraffin Light and Mineral Oils. The crane-mounted equipment can treat hazardous, contaminated or unstable soil in situ - making it a cheap alternative to off-site treatment, said
  • 19May94 UK: MOBILE DEGASSERS - THOMAS GRAVESON.

    Thomas Graveson has launched a new range of mobile landfill gas plants in the UK for removing gas from landfill sites. There are two models with different flow rates, both featuring removable flare stacks. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: MORE IN M77 RACE - TARMAC AND TRAFALGAR.

    Tarmac and Trafalgar House emerged late on Tuesday as the other contenders in the race for the £50 million M77 extension (see story on page 8). They join Balfour Beatty and Wimpey. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: MOVE ON STORE SPRINKLER REGS.

    Government officials and fire experts are meeting this week to consider making the installation of sprinklers in superstores compulsory.The move follows a spate of fires which has destroyed superstores around the country.The Fire Protection Association (FPA) renewed calls for compulsory sprinklers at a conference last week.FPA director Stewart Kidd said: 'It is difficult to see why retailers are so reluctant to put them in all new stores.' CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: MOWLEM LANDS PRINT PLANT TASK FOR THE ST IVES GROUP.

    John Mowlem Construction is to build an ultra-modern £30 million magazine and brochure printing plant near Caerphilly, Mid-Glamorgan, for the St Ives Group.Work starts in late June and is expected to take a year. The greater part of the cost will be in plant, rather than building.Mowlem has a track record of working with St Ives, having worked on three other projects for the print group. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: MPS ROUND ON GOVT TO PENALISE LATE PAYERS.

  • 19May94 UK: NEW TRIAL AFTER PUB SHOOTING.

    Two roofing contractors accused of hiring a hitwoman to murder a business associate will face a new trial after one of the defendants was shot outside a west London pub last week.An Old Bailey judge discharged the jury on Monday from giving verdicts against Deith Bridges, who is recovering in hospital, and Paul Tubbs.Both men are charged with conspiring to murder Graeme Woodhatch who ran City Roofing with Mr Tubbs in north London. Mr Bridges had undertaken a number of jobs for the contractor.
  • 19May94 UK: NEW WORK UP 10 PC - CONSTRUCTION.

    Construction's rise out of recession continues with orders for new work in the first quarter of this year up 10 per cent on the same period a year ago.Seasonally adjusted orders for the quarter were down 5 per cent on the final quarter of 1993.But this was due to an exceptional rise at the end of last year as the Jubilee Line and a surge of new private housing orders boosted the figures by 14 per cent.The latest figures support the growing confidence in private housing, but reveal the effects
  • 19May94 UK: NIGHT SHIFT - BB DEMOLISHES M6 OVERBRIDGE.

    Balfour Beatty has just demolished an overbridge on the M6 during a night-time possession as part of a £37.5 million contract to widen the motorway between junctions 30 and 32 at Preston. The bridge demolition involved a controlled explosion followed by the breaking down and removal of 1,500 tonnes of concrete. The bridge is one of 15 that will be demolished, extended, redecked or widened as part of the contract, which involves widening the motorway to four lanes each way. CONSTRUCTION N
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - ALDERSHOT, HAMPSHIRE - EAST OF FREELANDS FARMS, CHURCH CROOKHAM, FLEET.

    Planning authority: Hart.Job: Outline plans granted for dwellings (86).Value: £4 million.Client: Laing Homes.Agent: Boyer Planning, Mistress Pages House, 13 High Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1LD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - ANDOVER, HAMPSHIRE - AREA 6, KNIGHTS ENHAM.

    Planning authority: Test Valley.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses/flats (98).Value: £3,950,000.Client: Wimpey Homes Holdings.Agent: Wimpey Homes Holdings, Stratfield House, Station Road, Hook, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG27 9PQ.Agent: Oldfield King Partnership, 9 Carlton Place, Southampton, Hampshire SO1 2EA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - BARTON-ON-HUMBER, HUMBERSIDE - FIELD 1400, WESTFIELD ROAD.

    Planning authority: Glanford.Job: Outline plans granted for residential.Value: £5 million.Client: T G Read and C A Hewitt.Agent: Dickinson Davy and Markham, 46 Oswald Road, Scunthorpe, Humberside DN15 7PQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - BIRMINGHAM - CHARLES BURNS CLINIC, QUEENSBRIDGE ROAD.

    Planning authority: Birmingham.Job: Detailed plans for therapy unit.Value: £1,950,000.Client: South Birmingham Health.Agent: Abbey Hanson Rowe Partnership, 21 St Marys Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1ED. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - BIRMINGHAM - EDMUND STREET, COLEMORE ROW - FIVE OAKS PROPERTIES.

    Planning authority: Birmingham.Job: Outline plans granted for offices.Value: £25 million.Client: Five Oaks Properties.Agent: Seymour Harris Partnership, 4 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 3BQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - BISHOPTON, STRATHCLYDE - STATION ROAD.

    Planning authority: Renfrew.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £2,400,000.Client: Ambion Homes.Agent: McInally and Associates, 1 Newton Place Mews, Glasgow, StrathclydeG3 7PS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - BRACKLEY, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - OXFORD ROAD, N.E. OF A43/A422 ROUNDABOUT.

    Planning authority: South Northamptonshire.Job: Outline plans for retail/warehouse park (7).Value: £10 million.Client: Direct Code.Agent: W S Hattrell and Partners, Arthur House, Chorlton Street, Manchester, M1 3EJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - BRACKLEY, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - WESTFIELDS - WILCON HOMES (MIDLANDS).

    Planning authority: South Northamptonshire.Job: Outline plans for housing.Value: £4,400,000.Client: Wilcon Homes (Midlands).Agent: Wilcon Homes (Midlands), Thomas Wilson House, Tenter Road, Moulton Park, Northampton, NN3 6QJ.Agent: Carpenter Planning Consultants, 22 Wensum Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1HY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - BRAINTREE, ESSEX - AREA 6, MARKS FARM.

    Planning authority: Braintree.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses (80).Value: £2,800,000.Client: McLean Homes (East Anglia).Agent: McLean Homes (East Anglia), Tartan House, Etna Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1JF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - BRENTWOOD, ESSEX - HUTTON POPLARS, RAYLEIGH ROAD.

    Planning authority: Brentwood.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development (56).Value: £2 million.Client: Wates Built Homes (London).Agent: Wates Built Homes (London), 1260 London Road, Norbury, London, SW16 4EG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - BRIGG, HUMBERSIDE - REAR YARBOROUGH MILLS, BRIDGE STREET, BROUGHTON.

    Planning authority: Glanford.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £2 million.Client: Edmond Homes.Agent: Mason Richards Partnership, 2a Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 4SG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - BURGESS HILL, WEST SUSSEX - ADJ SUSSEX WAY, WEST END FARM.

    Planning authority: Mid Sussex.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses (435).Value: £13 million.Client: Crest Homes (Southern).Agent: Omega Partnership, Glenavon House, 39 Common Road, Claygate, Esher, Surrey KT10 0HG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - CARDIFF - UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF WALES, HEATH PARK.

    Planning authority: Cardiff.Job: Outline plans for hotel.Value: £1,500,000.Client: South Glamorgan Health.Agent: South Glamorgan Health, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF4 4XW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - CLACTON-ON-SEA, ESSEX - BROOK FARM, LONDON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Tendring.Job: Outline plans for retail/leisure park.Value: £3 million.Client: Britton Construction.Agent: Stanley Bragg Partnership, Abbeygate One, 8 Whitewell Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 7DF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - COVENTRY, WEST MIDLANDS - CANLEY ROAD - MFI FURNITURE GROUP.

    Planning authority: Coventry.Job: Detailed plans for supermarket (conversion).Value: £1,500,000.Client: MFI Furniture Group.Agent: Grimley J R Eve, 10 Stratton Street, London, W1X 5FD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - COVENTRY, WEST MIDLANDS - FOLESHILL ROAD.

    Planning authority: Coventry.Job: Outline plans granted for mixed development.Value: £8 million.Client: Coventry City Council.Agent: 3H Design, Shilling Wood House, Westwood Way, Coventry, West Midlands CV4 8LA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - COVENTRY, WEST MIDLANDS - R/O 51-75 BURBAGES LANE, EXHALL.

    Planning authority: Nuneaton and Bedworth.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development.Value: £1,400,000.Client: Hawkins Estate Agents.Agent: Savage Hayward Architects, 19 Station Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 1AW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - EMSWORTH, HAMPSHIRE - HOUSING SITE H13 HERMITAGE, MAIN ROAD/WOODFIELD PARK ROAD, SOUTHBOURNE.

    Planning authority: Chichester.Job: Outline plans for residential development.Value: £2,200,000.Client: Lafin Investments (Nutbourne)L.Agent: Wimpey Homes Holdings, Stratfield House, Station Road, Hook, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG27 9PQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - ENFIELD, MIDDLESEX - ORDNANCE ROAD, RAMMEY MARSH.

    Planning authority: Enfield.Job: Outline plans for business/science park.Value: £75 million.Client: Thames Water Utilities.Agent: Thames Water Utilities, Nugent House, Vastern Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 8DB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - FALMOUTH, CORNWALL - FORMER BAY HOTEL, CLIFF ROAD.

    Planning authority: Carrick.Job: Detailed plans for sheltered flats (77).Value: £1,900,000.Client: McCarthy and Stone.Agent: The Planning Bureau, 26-32 Oxford Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH8 8EZ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - FAREHAM, HAMPSHIRE - AREA 9C, WHITELEY.

    Planning authority: Fareham.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses (48).Value: £2,100,000.Client: McLean Homes (SW).Agent: McLean Homes (SW), Omicron, Windmill Hill Business Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 6PA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - BIRGIDALE ROAD, STRAVANAN STREET, CASTLEMILK.

    Planning authority: Glasgow.Job: Detailed plans for flats and houses (13).Value: £1,500,000.Client: North View Housing Association.Agent: Gray Aitken Partnership, 33 McKechnie Street, Govan, Glasgow, Strathclyde G51 3AD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - GLEN AFFRIC AVENUE, DARNLEY.

    Planning authority: Glasgow.Job: Detailed plans for houses (40).Value: £1,900,000.Client: Glen Oaks Housing Association.Agent: Campbell and Morris Associates, 13 Park Circus, Glasgow, Strathclyde G3 6AX. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - HILLINGTON ROAD, HILLINGTON.

    Planning authority: Renfrew.Job: Outline plans for car showroom/workshop (2).Value: £1,500,000.Client: Caledonian Land Properties.Agent: McInally and Associates, 1 Newton Place Mews, Glasgow, Strathclyde G3 7PS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - HAMILTON, STRATHCLYDE - NURSERY DRIVE, ASHGILL.

    Planning authority: Hamilton.Job: Outline plans granted for residential.Value: £2 million.Client: D and J McKenzie.Agent: D and J McKenzie, The Tile Works, Auchenheath, Lanark, Strathclyde ML11 9UT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - HEANOR, DERBYSHIRE - DERBY ROAD - PEVERIL HOMES.

    Planning authority: Amber Valley.Job: Outline plans for residential development.Value: £10, 800,000.Client: Peveril Homes.Agent: Peveril Homes, Peveril House, Alfreton Road, Derby, DE2 4AG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - HENGOED, MID GLAMORGAN - HENGOED AVENUE, CEFN HENGOED.

    Planning authority: Rhymney Valley.Job: Outline plans for homes.Value: £5 million.Client: Elma and Co/Monnow Construction.Agent: Chapman Warren, 6 Museum Place, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF1 3BG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - HEXHAM, NORTHUMBERLAND - THE SHAWS AND LEAZES.

    Planning authority: Tynedale.Job: Outline plans for residential development.Value: £30 million.Client: Bellway Homes.Agent: Bellway Homes, Peel House, Main Street, Ponteland, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE20 9NN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - HORSHAM, WEST SUSSEX - SOUTHWATER STREET, SOUTHWATER.

    Planning authority: Horsham.Job: Approval of reserved matters for dwellings (350).Value: £10, 500,000.Client: First National John Mowlem.Agent: First National John Mowlem, Unit House, 33 London Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 9HZ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING, TYNE AND WEAR - ALAMEIN AVENUE.

    Planning authority: Sunderland.Job: Detailed plans for houses and bungalows (62).Value: £2,170,000.Client: Leech Homes (NE).Agent: Ian Darby Partnership, St Judes, Barker Street, Shieldfield, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE2 1AS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - HUDDERSFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE - NEW MILL ROAD, BROCKHOLES.

    Planning authority: Kirklees.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £3 million.Client: Bevilacqua.Agent: Anthony Dann Associates, Prudential House, 69 New Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2BQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - HUDDERSFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE - OFF CUMBERWORTH LANE, WOOD LANE, DENBY DALE.

    Planning authority: Kirklees.Job: Outline plans granted for residential/industrial.Value: £1,500,000.Client: Naylor Brothers (Clayware).Agent: Arthur Quarmby Partnership, 83 Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 5LG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - HULL, HUMBERSIDE - STONEFERRY PARK, FOSTER STREET.

    Planning authority: Kingston-upon-Hull.Job: Detailed plans for industrial unit/offices.Value: £1,500,000.Client: Stoneferry Estates.Agent: Hull Smith Partnership, Smithfield House, 92 North Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - HUNTINGDON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE - HIGH STREET, EARITH.

    Planning authority: Huntingdon.Job: Outline plans for residential development (50).Value: £1,500,000.Client: Minaar Uk.Agent: Keymer Cavendish and Quilan, Kingfisher House, 6 High Green, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB2 5EG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - HUNTINGDON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE - HINCHINGBROOKE PARK.

    Planning authority: Huntingdon.Job: Outline plans granted for business park.Value: £30 million.Client: Bidwells.Agent: Bidwells, Bidwell House, Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 2LD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - HUNTINGDON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE - PROVENCE ROAD, STUKELEY MEADOWS.

    Planning authority: Huntingdon.Job: Detailed plans for houses (50).Value: £1,500,000.Client: Wimpey Construction UK.Agent: Levitt Partnership, 57 London Road, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 8EU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - INVERURIE, GRAMPIAN - DAVIDS FIELD, PORT ELPHINSTONE.

    Planning authority: Gordon.Job: Outline plans for houses/flats (52).Value: £2 million.Client: M Davidson and Son.Agent: William Lippe, 4 St James Place, Inverurie, Grampian AB51 3UB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - INVERURIE, HARLAW ROAD.

    Planning authority: Gordon.Job: Outline plans for residential/retail (85).Value: £3,800,000.Client: Knight Real Estate.Agent: Patience and Wernham, 2 Clairmont Gardens, Glasgow, Strathclyde G3 7LW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - IPSWICH, SUFFOLK - ADJ EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY, OF A45(T), CREETING ST PETER.

    Planning authority: Mid Suffolk.Job: Outline plans for hgv service area.Value: £2,500,000.Client: Mr W H Jardine.Agent: Don Proctor Planning, Victoria House, 25 High Street, Over, Cambridge, CB4 5NB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - KNUTSFORD, CHESHIRE - PICKMERE LANE AND FUNFAIR, LAKE HOUSE, MERE LANE, PICKMERE.

    Planning authority: Macclesfield.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £3 million.Client: P Molloy Builders.Agent: Dobson Chapman Chartered, Jordangate House, Jordangate, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 1EQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - LAND NORTH OF, KEMSLEY AND RIDHAM.

    Planning authority: Swale.Job: Outline plans granted for residential/business.Value: £9 million.Client: Bowater Property Developments.Agent: Town Planning Consultancy, 118 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE - 24-26 DOCK STREET.

    Planning authority: Leeds.Job: Detailed plans for offices (conversion/extension).Value: £2 million.Client: Pecan Properties.Value: £2 million.Agent: David Readman Partnership, 5-7 Maude Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7HB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE - 81-89 GREAT GEORGE STREET.

    Planning authority: Leeds.Job: Detailed plans for offices/retail units (3).Value: £1,500,000.Client: Oakwell Projects (Leeds).Agent: Peter Kilmartin and Partners, Lodge House, 12 Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS18 4RJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - LEVEN, FIFE - WEMYSS SAWMILLS, RIVERSIDE ROAD.

    Planning authority: Kirkcaldy.Job: Detailed plans for supermarket/retail warehousing (4).Value: £2 million.Client: James Donaldson and Sons.Client: The Walker Group (Scotland).Agent: D Y Davies, 22 George Street, Perth, Tayside PH1 5JR. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - LINLITHGOW, LOTHIAN - EAST WHITBURN MAINS, HEN NES ROAD, EAST WHITBURN.

    Planning authority: West Lothian.Job: Detailed plans for houses (53).Value: £1,800,000.Client: Centre Construction.Agent: Centre Construction, Barton Terrace, Fauldhouse, Linlithgow, Lothian EH49. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - LLANELLI, DYFED - AREAS R2 AND R3, MORFA PARK - JS BLOOR.

    Planning authority: Llanelli.Job: Detailed plans for houses (136).Value: £4,700,000.Client: J S Bloor (Newbury).Agent: Oldfield King Partnership, 9 Carlton Place, Southampton, Hampshire SO1 2EA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - LOUGHTON, ESSEX - RODING ROAD.

    Planning authority: Epping Forest.Job: Outline plans granted for residential.Value: £4,400,000.Client: British Rail.Agent: British Rail, Euston House, 24 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1DZ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - LOUTH, LINCOLNSHIRE - NEWBRIDGE MILL.

    Planning authority: East Lindsey.Job: Outline plans for supermarket/petrol station.Value: £8 million.Client: Limes Developments.Agent: John M Harris Design, 24 St Johns North, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 3QA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - LUTON, BEDFORDSHIRE - ARNDALE SHOPPING CENTRE.

    Planning authority: Luton.Job: Detailed plans for shopping centre (refurbishment).Value: £20 million.Client: Prudential Corporation.Agent: Broadway Malyan, Woburn Hill, Addlestone, Weybridge, Surrey KT15 2QA.Agent: Mace, 7 Plough Yard, London, EC2A 3LP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - MABLETHORPE, LINCOLNSHIRE - THORPE SANDS ESTATE, HIGH STREET.

    Planning authority: East Lindsey.Job: Outline plans granted for residential.Value: £10 million.Client: East Lindsey District Council.Agent: East Lindsey District Council, Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 8UP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - MAIDSTONE, KENT - WARMLAKE PINES, NORTH STREET, SUTTON VALENCE.

    Planning authority: Maidstone.Job: Detailed plans for nursing home (extension).Value: £1,500,000.Client: Endeavour Care.Agent: Cico Construction, 16 Dudley Street, Grimsby, Humberside DN31 2AW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - MANCHESTER - LAND BOUNDED BY LOW STREET/BOUNDARY STREET WEST, CHORLTON-ON-MEDLOCK.

    Planning authority: Manchester.Job: Detailed plans for student accommodation (96).Value: £2,500,000.Client: Manchester Metropolitan.Agent: Sheppard Robson, 77 Parkway, Camden Town, London, NW1 7PU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - MANSFIELD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - HEATHERLEY DRIVE.

    Planning authority: Mansfield.Job: Detailed plans for houses (80).Value: £3 million.Client: E C Rippon.Agent: E C Rippon, Leeming Lane South, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG19 9AQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - MILFORD HAVEN, DYFED - VICTORIA BRIDGE DOCKS - IRONBRIDGE ESTATES.

    Planning authority: Preseli.Job: Approval of reserved matters for retail development.Value: £2,500,000.Client: Ironbridge Estates.Agent: MRM Partnership, Queen Victoria House, Redland Hill, Bristol, Avon BS6 6SU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - NEWPORT, SHROPSHIRE - NEWPORT SHOWGROUND - MIDLAND AND GENERAL HOMES.

    Planning authority: Wrekin.Job: Detailed plans for luxury houses (80).Value: £3,600,000.Client: Midland and General Homes.Agent: Midland and General Homes, Fairfax House, West Strand, Pendeford Business Park, Wobaston Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV9 5HA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - NORTHAMPTON - LAND OFF UPTON WAY - HASSALL HOMES.

    Planning authority: Northampton.Job: Outline plans for residential development.Value: £3 million.Client: Hassall Homes (Mercia).Agent: Hassall Homes (Mercia), Mercia House, 15 Gallena Close, Amington Heights, Tamworth, Staffordshire B77 4AS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - ORPINGTON, BROMLEY - FORMER WALSINGHAM SCHOOL, CHIPPERFIELD ROAD, ST PAULS CRAY.

    Planning authority: Bromley.Job: Outline plans for residential development (127).Value: £2,500,000.Client: London Borough of Bromley.Agent: Architects Joint Partnership, Royal Parade Mews, Chislehurst, BR7 6NR. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - PORTH, MID GLAMORGAN - TRANE FARM, TONYREFAIL.

    Planning authority: Taff-Ely.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development (97).Value: £3,880,000.Client: Estate Of Janet Dunn (Decd).Agent: Davies Llewellyn and Jones, 19-21 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF1 9HA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - PUDSEY, WEST YORKSHIRE - FARTOWN.

    Planning authority: Leeds.Job: Detailed plans for houses (104).Value: £3 million.Client: Tay Homes.Agent: Tay Homes, Tay House, 55 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 7BT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - ROCHESTER, KENT - R/O 20-40 HOLLYWOOD LANE, WAINSCOTT.

    Planning authority: Rochester upon Medway.Job: Detailed plans for houses (74).Value: £2,500,000.Client: Crest Homes (Southern).Agent: Crest Homes (Southern), Crest House, 30 High Street, Westerham, Kent TN16 1RG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - RUGBY, WARWICKSHIRE - STAVELEY WAY, AVON PARK, BROWNSOVER EAST.

    Planning authority: Rugby.Job: Detailed plans for houses (53).Value: £1,855,000.Client: J J Gallagher Construction.Agent: J J Gallagher Construction, Gallagher House, 51 Bordesley Green, Birmingham, West Midlands B9 4QS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - RUISLIP, HILLINGDON - RAF NORTHOLT, WEST END ROAD.

    Planning authority: Hillingdon.Job: Detailed plans for bulk fuel installation.Value: £2 million.Client: Ministry of Defence.Agent: PSA (RAF), Room B1101,Whitgift Centre, Croydon, CR9 3LY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - SEAHAM, COUNTY DURHAM - DAWDON COLLIERY, DAWDON.

    Planning authority: Easington.Job: Detailed plans for land reclamation.Value: £2,300,000.Client: Durham County Council.Agent: Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - SELBY, NORTH YORKSHIRE - R/O THE UNICORN PUBLIC HOUSE, BONDGATE.

    Planning authority: Selby.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses (64).Value: £2,240,000.Client: Persimmon Homes (Yorkshire).Agent: Thompson Spencer Partnership, Chantrell House, 1 Chantrell Court, The Calls, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7HA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - SHREWSBURY, SHROPSHIRE - ST JULIANS FRIARS.

    Planning authority: Shrewsbury and Atcham.Job: Detailed plans for offices/retail/residential (82).Value: £3,500,000.Client: Greenhouse (Shrewsbury).Agent: Heath Avery and Partners, 17 Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1QZ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - SITTINGBOURNE, KENT - LAND NORTH OF KEMSLEY.

    Planning authority: Swale.Job: Outline plans granted for business development.Value: £5 million.Client: Bowater Property Developments.Agent: Town Planning Consultancy, 118 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - SOUTH OCKENDON, ESSEX - SOUTH OCKENDON HOSPITAL, SOUTH ROAD.

    Planning authority: Thurrock.Job: Outline plans granted for residential (690).Value: £22 million.Client: Countryside Properties.Agent: Countryside Properties, Countryside House, Warley Hill Business Park, The Drive, Brentwood, Essex CM13 3AT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - SOUTHWARK - SOUTHBANK TECHNOPARK, 90 LONDON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Southwark.Job: Detailed plans for b1 office/industrial/research.Value: £2 million.Client: Prudential Portfolio Managers.Agent: Grimley J R Eve, 10 Stratton Street, London, W1X 5FD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - STONEHAVEN, GRAMPIAN - BRAEHEAD.

    Planning authority: Kincardine and Deeside.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £8,800,000.Client: Stewart Milne Construction.Agent: Barton Willmore Partnership, 23-29 Marsh Street, Bristol, Avon BS1 4AQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - STOWMARKET, SUFFOLK - LAND OFF CEDARS LINK - CREST STRATEGIC PROJECTS.

    Planning authority: Mid Suffolk.Job: Outline plans granted for residential/employment development.Value: £6 million.Client: Crest Strategic Projects.Agent: Chapman Warren, Fairwater House, 1 High Street, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 9JX. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - SWANSEA, WEST GLAMORGAN - PEN Y BRYN, STANLEY TERRACE.

    Planning authority: Swansea.Job: Detailed plans for student accommodation (128).Value: £2 million.Client: Swansea Institute Of Higher Education.Agent: Campodonic Forster and Worsfold, The Hawthorns, 6 North Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF1 3DY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - TAMWORTH, STAFFORDSHIRE - RELAY PARK, JUNCTION 10, M42.

    Planning authority: Tamworth.Job: Approval of reserved matters for distribution centre.Value: £1,500,000.Client: Aquis Estates.Agent: W S Atkins Consultants, Auchinleck House, Five Ways, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 1DJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - WALLSEND, TYNE AND WEAR - MIDDLE ENGINE LANE.

    Planning authority: North Tyneside.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses (77).Value: £2,695,000.Client: Wimpey Homes Holdings.Agent: Wimpey Homes Holdings, Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS3 8DE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - WELLINGBOROUGH, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - FOXHILL FARM, NORTHAMPTON ROAD.

    Planning authority: East Northamptonshire.Job: Outline plans for industrial development.Value: £5 million.Client: E F Wootton and Son.Agent: Tew and Smith, 306 Wellingborough Road, Northampton, NN1 4EP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - WEST BROMWICH, WEST MIDLANDS - LANGLEY, OLDBURY.

    Planning authority: Sandwell.Job: Outline plans for supermarket/petrol station (3).Value: £2,930,000.Client: Gazeley Properties.Agent: Gazeley Properties, Magna House, Hunter Boulevard, Magna Park, Lutterworth, Leicestershire LE17 4XN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANNING - YORK, NORTH YORKSHIRE - OFF CHARLOTTE STREET.

    Planning authority: York.Job: Detailed plans for houses/flats (66).Value: £2,310,000.Client: Wainhomes (York).Agent: Crease Edmonds Strickland, Bishopgate House, Skeldergate Bridge, York, North Yorkshire YO2 1JH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: PLANT - SHOWTIME.

  • 19May94 UK: RAINHAM TO OPEN DISTRIBUTION CENTRE.

    Rainham Steel Co is opening a new 2 ha steel distribution centre at Barking, Essex. The firm raised sales by 44 per cent to £14 million in the year ending March with a maintained profit margin. Sales of £17 million are forecast in the current year. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: SAFETY DOUBLE - JOHN MOWLEM'S SCOTTISH DIVISION.

    John Mowlem's Scottish division has picked up two top safety awards for achieving accident rates 20 per cent lower than the industry's average. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: SAIL AWAY - WORK COMPLETED ON SHELL OFFSHORE MODULE.

    An SLP worker looks on as a massive 2,665 tonne steel offshore module is towed away from the Lowestoft construction yard to the Galleon gas field in the North Sea.Work on the 32 m high Shell Galleon Production Metering module started in November 1992 and was completed on schedule last week.The day-long sailing took the steel structure out into the Galleon field where it will be bridge-linked to other platforms in the gas producing Sole Pit complex.The SLP yard is now working on the Elf Claymo
  • 19May94 UK: SCOTS PAINT IT BLACK - NO ART GALLERY.

    Plans to build a £30 million National Gallery of Scottish Art look to have been scuppered. Scottish secretary, Ian Lang, last week rejected the proposals put forward by the trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: SEMPOL SURFACES COUNTERS THE IMPACT - FLOOR COATINGS.

    Sempol Surfaces' F100 range of epoxy resin floor coatings has a bauxite aggregate which is said to give an impact resistance and compressive strength superior to traditional materials.Sempol Surfaces Tel: 0543 370041. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: SHORCO OPTIMISTIC.

    The current year has begun well for plant hirer Shorco and if the trend continues it should report improved results this year, chairman John Robertshaw said in the group's annual report. Last year Shorco raised pre-tax profits by 38 per cent to £283,827. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: SIZEWELL B AHEAD OF SCHEDULE - JOHN LAING, NUCLEAR ELECTRIC.

    Building work at Sizewell B will be completed next month on time and £100 million below budget.Contractor John Laing is putting the finishing touches to Britain's first pressurised water reactor which should be generating electricity this autumn - five months ahead of schedule if legal objections over discharges are settled.Client Nuclear Electric had privately set John Laing a much tighter timetable than that lodged with the Government.Spokesman Len Green said: 'They have slipped a coup
  • 19May94 UK: SLIMTRIM PROVIDES A COVER-UP - FOR EXTERNAL PIPES.

    Slimtrim is a system for covering exposed central heating and water pipes. A UV-rated shatter resistant PVC-u cover which snaps onto special polypropylene pipe clips, it is made by Slimtrims of Kidderminster. Slimtrim is for use with hot and cold water pipes in diameters from 8 mm to 22 mm.Slimtrims Tel: 0562 863606. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: SMALL FIRMS MISSING OUT ON GRANTS.

    Small contractors are missing out on grants of up to £2,500 intended to subsidise the cost of consultancy fees for BS5750 certification.The Department of Industry's Enterprise Initiative Consultancy Scheme allows small-and medium-sized contractors to apply for the grants.But the DTI has received just 4,000 applications and Board of Trade president Michael Heseltine has extended the cut-off date, originally set for the end of March, so that 10,000 small businesses can benefit.Bernie McQue
  • 19May94 UK: SOUTH TAKES THE UPPER HAND.

  • 19May94 UK: STUDENT DIGS - ANGLIA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY.

    Countryside Properties is to build a 505-bedroom student housing scheme for Anglia Polytechnic University at its Rivermead campus at Chelmsford, in Essex. Total cost is around £8 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: SWEDISH STEEL'S LOW-DOWN ON HEAVY PLATE - NEW BROCHURE.

    Swedish Steel has updated its brochure for heavy plate products. It contains information on the range, including Hardox and Weldox steels. Details of strength and performance are included.Swedish Steel Tel: 0905 795794. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: TARMAC'S COOL WIN - POWERGEN.

    Tarmac has won a £7 million contract to build four cooling towers for Powergen's massive combined-cycle turbine power station at Connah's Quay, Clwyd. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: TASK FORCE TO UNVEIL EAST THAMES CORRIDOR PLAN SOON.

    The masterplan for redevelopment of the 87,600 ha East Thames Corridor is due next month, after a year's work by a government task force.It is expected to highlight the need for new developments around Stratford and the Royal Docks, the areas around the proposed Channel Tunnel high-speed rail link station at Ebbsfleet, Thamesmead, Barking Reach, Sheppey and Rainham.The corridor, which stretches east from London Docklands to Sheppey in Kent and Thurrock, Essex, contains 4,000 ha of potential d
  • 19May94 UK: TAYWOOD OFFICES - TYNE AND WEAR CONTRACT.

    Taylor Woodrow has just started work on a £9 million office development in Newcastle upon Tyne. The Bridge Court offices are part of a speculative scheme for the Tyne and Wear Development Corporation. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: TERMINAL TUNNEL - MILLER STARTS HEATHROW PROJECT.

    A roadheater tunnelling machine is lowered into an access shaft to start boring a 1,400 m tunnel under the main runways at London's Heathrow Airport. Miller Civil Engineering has a £6.5 million contract for the project, which is part of a £36 million baggage handling system. The 4.5 m dia tunnel will house a conveyor which will shift baggage between terminals one and four. The tunnel is due for completion early next year. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: TESCO TAKES ADVANTAGE OF AIR RIGHTS.

    By Mark Court.Food giant Tesco plans to build supermarkets above suburban railway stations in the wake of the Government's clampdown on out-of-town shopping centres.Tesco has targeted Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire for its first railway supermarket, which is the prototype for a new generation of air-rights developments.Until now office developments in central London were the only examples of this type of construction, where the building sits above railway lines on a steel or concrete deck.
  • 19May94 UK: THIRD TIME LUCKY - WORK RESTARTS IN FARRINGDON ROAD OFFICE BUILD.

    Work has just restarted on this office building in Farringdon Road in central London, which has already seen two builders and a developer fall by the wayside. Work first started four years ago, but builder Redmond Brothers went bust after putting up the steel frame. A second builder, Field Davis, moved on site but went bust after completing the blockwork and concrete floors. The overseas investor promptly abandoned the project, which was repossessed by bankers. But a new developer has bought
  • 19May94 UK: TILLEY CALLS IT A DAY.

    Alfred McAlpine Construction's Midlands regional director, Stewart Tilley, 47, is quitting the company after 29 years. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: TRY CONSULTANCY FOR HEALTHCARE.

    Contractor Try and commercial agent Erdman Lewis have set up the Building Healthcare Consultancy to provide property and construction advice to National Health Service Trusts and private health organisations.The one-stop-shop consultancy will cover planning, land acquisition, funding, design, construction and maintenance. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: UCATT COUNCIL VOTE THIS YEAR.

    By Grant Prior.Construction workers will be voting this year on whether to get rid of UCATT's full time Executive Council.The ballot comes in the wake of a decision by the union's Rules Revision Committee last week to move towards a lay body of leaders. Votes to rubber stamp the proposal will have to be in by the end of December and a new governing group could be in place by next summer.Grass roots union members are leading the push against the existing council.One campaigner said: 'They will
  • 19May94 UK: U-TURN ON REGISTER - CITB.

    The Construction Industry Training Board is performing a U-turn over plans for a national operatives register.The CITB will now bid to run the scheme which should be up and running by the end of this year. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: VHE SNAPS UP WARD.

    VHE, the earthmoving group which joined the stock exchange last year, has bought demolition firm T W Ward (Industrial Dismantling) from receiver Pannell Kerr Forster for £75,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 UK: WANTED - JUDGMENT ON ARBITRATION.

  • 19May94 UK: WIMPEY AND BALFOUR BEATTY SET TO BID IN SCOTTISH MOTORWAY CONTEST.

    Wimpey and Balfour Beatty are understood to be among contractors set to bid for a £50 million design and build Scottish motorway project.Tenders are being invited for the 11 km three-lane dual carriageway scheme - the so called Ayr Road Route - which will link Ayrshire's upgraded road system with Scotland's central motorway belt.Work on the new M8-A77 link is scheduled to start in December and take about 30 months. It will extend the M77 from Dumbreck, in south Glasgow, to Malletsheugh a
  • 19May94 UK: WORKERS MURDERED - BELFAST.

    Two building workers were shot dead and another seriously injured on a Belfast building site this week on a job not connected with the security forces. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 VIETNAM: FACELIFT FOR HO CHI MINH CITY.

    Vietnam says it will spend US$200 million on a facelift for Ho Chi Minh City in time for the 20th anniversary of the Communist takeover of the former Saigon next April. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 19May94 VIETNAM: HESELTINE CUTS SWATH IN JUNGLE.

  • 26May94 AUSTRALIA: ACER DOWN UNDER - CONTROLLING INTEREST IN ACER WARGON CHAPMAN.

    Consulting engineer Acer Group has acquired a controlling interest in Australian consultant Acer Wargon Chapman.The firm employs more than 200 staff in offices across Australia and worked on the immersed tube tunnel crossing of Sydney Harbour. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 BELGIUM: EUROTENDERS - ANTWERP, BELGIUM.

    Job: Construction of a grade-separated junction including tunnels at Aartselar-Reet (Rumst) A12.Client: Ministerie Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Departement Leefmilieu en Infrastructuur, Bestuur Werken en Inspectie Wegen Antwerpen, Copernicuslaan 1, Bus 12, B-2018 Antwerpen, tel: (03) 224 68 11, fax: (03) 224 68 99.Value: Bfr 530 million (£10.3 million).Completion: 25 months, starting September 1994.Tender date: June 30. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 CHINA: FOSTER WHEELER WINS EZHOU PLANT STEAM-GENERATOR BUILD CONTRACT.

    Foster Wheeler has won its third major power project in China with a £125 million contract to build two coal-fired steam generators for the Ezhou plant in Hubei province. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 CYPRUS: CYPRUS TUNNEL - TRAFALGAR HOUSE AND CYBARCO.

    Trafalgar House has teamed up with Cypriot contractor Cybarco to build a £2.5 million tunnel near Limassol, Cyprus. The 754 m long tunnel is part of the £15 million Amathus sewerage scheme and is due for completion in October. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 FRANCE: EUROCONTRACTS - BEAUVAIS, FRANCE.

    Contractor: Entreprise Cofreth, Le Tivoli, 235, avenue Georges Clemenceau, F-92746 Nanterre Cedex.Value: FF 53,724,021 (£6.2 million).Job: Various maintenance works at a secondary school.Client: Departement de l'Oise, direction de la logistique, bureau du patrimoine, BP 941, F-60024 Beauvais Cedex 09. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 FRANCE: PROFIT SLIP - BOUYGUES.

    French contractor Bouygues saw profits slide 31 per cent to £50 million in 1993 because of the home-market property collapse. But for 1994 the company forecasts a 12 per cent lift in turnover as the government's infrastructure spending programme kicks into action. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 GERMANY: BIG SPENDER - ROAD CONSTRUCTION.

    Germany will spend £16 billion on road construction between 1995 and the year 2000, according to the transport ministry's latest five-year plan. The investments include new autobahns from Magdeburg to Halle, from Lubeck to Stettin in Poland, from Erfurt to Schweinfurt, from Suhl to Lichenfels and from Gottingen to Halle. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 GERMANY: BOOST FOR PHILIPP HOLZMANN.

    German contractor Philipp Holzmann increased its net income by 17 per cent to Dm 106.1 million (£43.8 million) in the year ending last December. The firm is raising its dividend by 12.5 per cent. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 GERMANY: CASHING IN - HOCHTIEF.

    Hochtief, the second largest German contractor which bought a 48 per cent stake in Ballast Nedam earlier this year, increased its domestic turnover by 9 per cent to £3.3 billion in 1993. The contractor has been using this cash flow to finance expansion abroad, most recently winning the £300 million rebuilding of the Beirut airport. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 GERMANY: EUROTENDERS - HEIDELBERG, GERMANY.

    Job: Bridgeworks including excavation work, ground stabilization works, concrete work, waterproofing and sound insulation.Client: Strassenbauamt Heidelberg, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 22-24, D-69117 Heidelberg, tel: (062 21) 59-28, fax: (062 21) 69-28 79.Completion: July 1994 until January 1997.Tender date: June 14. Documents from: Address above, Zimmer 33.Details: Documents are available from 9 May 1994. These cost DM 170 (£68), payable to Landesoberkasse Karlsruhe at the Baden-Wurttembergi
  • 26May94 GERMANY: EUROTENDERS - HEIDELBERG, GERMANY.

  • 26May94 GERMANY: JOHN BROWN TO REHABILITATE LEUNA CHEMICAL WORKS.

    John Brown has won a major project in eastern Germany for the rehabilitation of the Leuna chemical works.The Trafalgar House outfit would not give a value for the project, but it is believed to be one of the largest projects the company's Dutch office has undertaken. The design, procurement and construction will be carried out on a lump sum basis for Belgian client, the DOMO Group. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 GERMANY: TRADING UP - BULL AND DR LIEDTKE.

    Dresden is to get a £185 million World Trade Centre. Developer of the 83,610 sq m office scheme is Bull and Dr Liedtke from Hamburg. It is due for completion by the end of next year. The same developer also promises a World Trade Centre for Berlin within a few years. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 GERMANY: TYNE-GERMANY LINK - HAMBURG SATELLITE OFFICE.

    Local authorities in Tyne and Wear have set up a satellite office in Hamburg to help local contractors find work in Germany. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 HONG KONG: FUNDING PROBLEM HITS TALKS ON AIRPORT.

    Talks between Britain and China over the future of the £13 billion Hong Kong airport project broke down for a fourth time last week over the problem of funding.But the Hong Kong government immediately announced that it would seek approval from the Legislative Council to push ahead with a £70 million rail tunnel under the harbour.The tunnel will carry an extension to the Mass Transit Railway from central Hong Kong to the airport. The contract will be awarded next month.The Hong Kong
  • 26May94 INDIA: TEMPLE TOURISTS - RENDEL PALMER AND TRITTON'S ECONOMIC STUDIES GROUP.

    Rendel Palmer and Tritton's economic studies group is to help evaluate the tourism potential of the Ajanta Buddhist temple caves in the Indian state of Maharashtra. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 ITALY: EUROTENDERS - TRIESTE, ITALY.

    Job: Construction work including restoration at trieste.Client: Universita degli studi di Trieste, piazzale Europa 1, I-34127 Trieste, tel: (040) 676 30 12/30 10, telex: 460865 UNIVTSI, fax: 676 30 93.Value: Lit 82,110,278,586 (£34.3 million).Apply by: June 8.Apply to: Address above.Details: Applications to be drawn up on duty-stamped paper. Further details from the client at the address above. Offers in Italian. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 JAPAN: KOMATSU PRE-TAX SLUMPS.

    Pre-tax profits at Komatsu, the Japanese plant manufacturer, slumped 55 per cent to £88.7 million in the year to March. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 PORTUGAL: SUN, SEA AND A CONSTRUCTION BOOM TO BOOT.

  • 26May94 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: KENTZ SETS JUNE DATE FOR RETURN TO TRADING.

    Troubled Irish construction giant Kentz is to be resurrected on June 9 when it is released from court protection after a vital cash injection.The Irish High Court was told this week that a group of three private investors - led by ex-Renong employee Lee Tok Fook - will invest £6.75 million in M F Kent International and eight other companies in the Kentz Group.It is understood that the Kentz group will now be controlled through the Channel Islands holding company Pinacere and that the inv
  • 26May94 RUSSIA: ARMY HOMES - PHILIPP HOLZMANN AND OR GROUP.

    A joint venture between Philipp Holzmann and the Finnish OR-Group is set to build 1,004 apartments for Russian troops being withdrawn from eastern Germany. The £50 million contract in the northern Caucasus in Russia includes schools and shops, and was part of an agreement to send the Russian army home. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - ARRAITZ-ZOZAIA (NAVARRA), SPAIN.

    Roadworks at Arraitz-Zozaia (Navarra).Client: As above Value: Pta 1,563,833,642 (£7.6 million).Completion: 15 Months.Tender date: June 8.Documents from: Address above.Details: Documents are available until May 31. Offers in Spanish. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - ARRAITZ-ZOZAIA (NAVARRA), SPAIN.

    Job: Roadworks at Arraitz-Zozaia (Navarra).Client: Gobierno de Navarra, Departamento de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Comunicaciones (Servicio de Caminos), Avda San Ignacio, 3, E-31002 Pamplona, tel: (948) 10 74 49, fax: (948) 10 75 49.Value: Pta 2,572,101,031 (£12.4 million).Completion: 24 Months.Tender date: June 8.Documents from: Address above.Details: Documents are available until May 31. Offers in Spanish. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - LEON, SPAIN.

  • 26May94 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - LEON, SPAIN.

    Job: Dual carriageway comprising grade-separated junction, secondary road, viaduct, overbridge, various paved surfaces and associated works.Client: Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Medio Ambiente, Direccion General de Carreteras, Paseo de la Castellana, 67, E-Madrid.Value: Pta 8,441,912,220 (£40.8 million).Completion: 28 months.Tender date: June 20.Documents from: Address above.Details: Documents are available until June 10. Offers in Spanish.
  • 26May94 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - LUGO, SPAIN.

    Job: Roadworks comprising construction of a dual carriageway. Reference: 12-LU-2930.Client: Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Medio Ambiente, Direccion General de Carreteras, Paseo de la Castellana, 67, E-Madrid.Completion: 28 months.Tender date: June 20.Documents from: Address above, or Subdireccion general de programas y presupeustos y en la Demarcacion de Carreteras del Estado de Galicia, C/Concepcion Arenal, 1, 1o, E-15071 La Coruna.Details: Documents are available until June 10
  • 26May94 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - ORENSE, SPAIN.

    Job: Roadworks including a dual carriageway and various paved surfaces.Client: Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Medio Ambiente, Direccion General de Carreteras, Paseo de la Castellana, 67, E-Madrid.Value: Pta 11,021,650,069 (£53.2 million).Completion: 28 months.Tender date: June 20.Documents from: Address above, or Subdireccion general de programas y presupeustos y en la Demarcacion de Carreteras del Estado de galicia, C/Concepcion Arenal, 1, 1o, E-15071 La Coruna.Details: Doc
  • 26May94 SPAIN: EUROTENDERS - ZAMORA, SPAIN.

    Job: Roadworks comprising construction of a dual carriageway. Contract reference is: 12-ZA-2580.Client: Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Medio Ambiente, Direccion General de Carreteras, Paseo de la Castellana, 67, E-Madrid.Completion: 28 months.Tender date: June 20.Documents from: Address above, or Subdireccion general de programas y presupeustos y en la Demarcacion de Carreteras del Estado de Castilla y Leon Occidental, Avda.Luis arrese s/n (EASM), E-47071 Valladolid.Details: Docu
  • 26May94 SWEDEN: ORESUND CROSSING FAILS TO GET NOD.

    The £1.7 billion Oresund crossing between Sweden and Denmark has failed to get the go-ahead from a Swedish environment commission because of concerns about its environmental impact. The consortia bidding for the job must now await the outcome of the Swedish general election in September. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 SWEDEN: RING LINKS - TUNNEL WORK PREQUALIFICATION.

    Sweden is asking international contractors to prequalify for construction of the £250 million northern and £400 million southern links of the Stockholm ring road, which will be entirely in tunnels. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 THAILAND: RAIL BIDDERS GET COLD SHOULDER.

  • 26May94 UK: £14M IN PIPELINE - STENA WINS CONTRACT.

    Aberdeen-based Stena Offshore has won an estimated £14 million contract from Shell UK Exploration and Production to build a pipeline between the Barque and Clipper fields in the southern North Sea. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: £200M CONNECTION - RAIL LINK.

    Government sources revealed this week that the cost of building a connection between CrossRail and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link would be £200 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: 3M MOPS POLLUTANTS.

    Spills of oil and other pollutants can be quickly cleaned up with a new absorbent material developed by 3M.Called High Performance Oil Sorbents, the material uses a patented 'microbundle' construction which, says 3M, can absorb twice as much fluid as traditional synthetic materials.The product is available in sheets and rolls, which are light in weight and easy to handle. They are reinforced for extra strength.The product can help companies meet the COSHH regulations, says 3M.3M, Tel: 0800 21
  • 26May94 UK: ACO TECHNOLOGIES DESIGNS PRE-SLOPED INVERT DRAIN CHANNEL FOR HEAVY DUTY APPLICATIONS.

    ACO Technologies has designed a pre-sloped invert drain channel for heavy duty applications.Based on the company's S100 system, the new version is available in 30 channel depths designed to produce a continuous built-in invert fall of 0.6 degrees.The drain is designed to withstand the considerable wheel loadings imposed by heavy goods vehicles, plant and even aircraft.The channel is made of Syntolit polymer concrete and has cast-in ductile iron railings to reinforce and protect the channel ed
  • 26May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT BIRSE.

    Chris Haworth has been appointed regional director for the south west, based at the Aztec West business park near Bristol. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT BUILDING EMPLOYERS CONFEDERATION.

    Jeremy Hawksley has been appointed director of the south east regional service centre, based in London. He joined the BEC as director of the eastern region in 1988, and has been deputy director of the south east regional service centre since 1992. He is also secretary to the BEC's National Committee for Smaller Builders. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT CAPE BOARDS.

    Chris Williams has joined as national sales manager. He was marketing director of Eternit Clay Tiles. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS' ASSOCIATION.

    Tom Gallagher has been appointed head of employee relations. He was group industrial relations and safety manager with John Mowlem. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT HALFEN UNISTRUT.

    David Thompson has been appointed managing director of the brickwork and cladding fixings company. Mr Thompson joined the company last year having led an unsuccessful attempt at a management buy-out of Lindapter from the failing Henry Barrett group: the buy-out bid was beaten by an offer from Victaulic. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT INSTITUTE OF CLERKS OF WORKS.

    Bill Merritt, who works with the Diocesan Surveyor's Office in Chichester Diocese, has been elected president for the 1994/95 session. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT INSTITUTION OF PLANT ENGINEERS.

    Barry Hartley has been installed as president for 1994/95. Mr Hartley has been a member of the IPlantE for 17 years and is head of the environment division in the faculty of technology at Blackburn College. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT LAFARGE PLASTERBOARD.

    Paul Townsend has been recruited from Catnic as business development manager, with responsibility for house builder customers. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT SIR OWEN WILLIAMS AND PARTNERS.

    The civil and structural engineer has formed a transportation division and recruited John Harbidge as divisional director. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT TRAFALGAR HOUSE CONSTRUCTION.

    David Evans has been appointed managing director of Trafalgar House Construction Europe and will be responsible for major building and civil engineering projects across Europe, including the UK. He was executive director of Tarmac Construction's Europe division. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT W S ATKINS.

    Helen Stone has been appointed managing director of W S Atkins Structural Engineering. She joined Atkins as a graduate engineer in 1972. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: APPOINTMENT AT WILLMOTT DIXON.

    The Willmott family representation on the board of the building company has moved on a generation with the retirement of the former chairman Peter Willmott and the appointment to the board of his son, Rick. Rick Willmott will chair Willmott Dixon Construction's London, Midlands and South Wales regional company boards, as well as sitting on the main company board. He has spent the past year on secondment to the Department of the Environment where he was head of the European trade branch. CONST
  • 26May94 UK: APPOINTMENTS AT AGENT PLANT.

    Angela Philpott has been promoted to associate director at Trafalgar House's plant hire company. She is in charge of marketing and is based at the Dartford office. Terry Kingcott has also been promoted to associate director and is responsible for the southern operations. He was general manager for the Dartford site. Peter Croson has joined the firm as general manager of northern operations, which include two new depots at Grangemouth and Lichfield. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: APPOINTMENTS AT FRANK GRAHAM CONSULTING ENGINEERS.

    Malcolm Jee has been appointed head of the project management services division. David Knight becomes divisional director of human resources. David Whittle has joined Frank Graham Transportation as associate director for the West Midlands region. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: APPOINTMENTS AT GARDINER AND THEOBALD.

    John Meechan, based in Glasgow, and Ron Thomson from Edinburgh have become partners. Richard Avey, also from the Edinburgh office, and Rob Doig from Newcastle have been appointed associates. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: APPOINTMENTS AT JAMES R KNOWLES.

    Three new senior consultants have been appointed. They are Keith Ferry in the Cambridge office, Derek Ross at Weybridge and Trevor Howard, based in London. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: APPOINTMENTS AT THOMAS VALE CONSTRUCTION.

    The Worcestershire contractor has appointed Bob Atkinson as projects director with the remit of increasing design and build work. Ian Green has been made commercial manager to improve the co-ordination of on-site costs with estimating. Eamonn O'Brien will be in charge of civil engineering work, and Dave Venables has joined the firm as senior building estimator. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: APRIL PROVES BETTER FOR HOUSE BUILDERS.

    Relieved house builders saw the market pick up again in April after it stalled in March ahead of tax rises.The House Builders Federation's latest survey shows small increases in both site visits and the number of buyers putting deposits on homes.And though 80 per cent of the 419 firms questioned expect sales to be higher this year than in 1993, almost two-thirds said prices were static.HBF president Richard Adamson said: 'The anticipation of April's tax increase had more effect on the market
  • 26May94 UK: ASHES TO ASHFORD.

    More than 40,000 cu m of concrete containing 30 per cent pulverised fuel ash from Ash Resources has gone into Thames Water's new £55 million Ashford Common water treatment works. The concrete was placed over 12 months. Main contractor is Taylor Woodrow. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: BEDROOM TEAM - UNIVERSITY CONTRACT.

    Team has scooped a £5.5 million contract from the University of Leeds to build 370 study bedrooms with en suite facilities at the Oxley Hall campus. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: BELFAST BLAST - TWO BUILDING WORKERS HURT.

    Two building workers were hurt in Belfast when a bomb went off at the City Hall site. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: BLUE WATER AWAITING FUNDS - BCP.

    Funding has still to be put in place for the £300 million Blue Water retail project at Dartford, Kent.But a start on site is still expected later this year, a spokesman for the developer said last week.The project is being promoted by Blue Circle Properties, which owns the 85 ha site.Proposals for what is one of the largest retail schemes ever in Britain include 150,000 sq m of retail space, 11,600 sq m of leisure facilities and 13,000 parking spaces.The masterplan for the project was ap
  • 26May94 UK: BOXING CLEVER WITH COMBAT POLYSTYRENE.

    The construction of box-type concrete culverts can be made simpler with a new former from Combat Polystyrene.The Combat Culvert Former is made of lightweight expand-ed polystyrene (EPS) bonded to a durable outer layer of polypropylene. This gives a good soffit finish, says Combat.The formers are easily stripped once the concrete has cured.Combat Polystyrene, 0457 863211. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: BRICK MARKET IS BOUNCING BACK - BAGGERIDGE BRICK AND HANSON.

    Evidence of an improving brick market emerged in results from Baggeridge Brick and Hanson last week.Baggeridge unveiled a leap in pre-tax profits to £1.56 million for the half ending March (1993: £383,000), thanks to strong brick sales to national house builders.The company's production volume was markedly higher than last year with all its factories fully operational during the winter.Capacity is being increased at the firm's Waresley plant to meet extra demand from the housing sec
  • 26May94 UK: BRICKS - MARSHALLS CLAY PRODUCTS.

    Marshalls Clay Products supplied more than 240,000 Armitage Ivory Russett and Smooth Blue bricks for the facade of Sentinel Towers, a new hall of residence for students at the University of Leeds. The building, which stands in Burley Street, was designed by architects Carey Jones Seifert and built by Shepherd Hill.Marshalls Clay Products, 0532 822141. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: BRYANT GROUP AT THE HELM OF VIGOBRIDGE.

    Bryant Group has bought full control of Vigobridge, a joint house building venture it formed with Allied Irish Bank.It is assuming the joint venture's £13 million of bank borrowings and £6 million of shareholder loans. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CASH BOOST FOR WASTE TREATMENT - SOUTHERN WATER SERVICES.

    A £20 million pumping station at Folkestone is the centrepiece of a reshaped £120 million Dover and Folkestone waste water treatment programme on the Kent coast.Southern Water Services is expected to let contracts towards the end of the year for most of the programme. At Dover, sea outfall works are estimated to cost £13 million, while a pumping station with associated civils work will cost £12 million.Fitting out and mechanical and electrical works for the whole scheme ar
  • 26May94 UK: CID SYSTEM HELPS DAMP WALLS TO BREATHE EASILY.

    French company CID (Concept Ingenerie Diffusion) has developed a system which it claims will eradicate moisture and strengthen damp walls.The system, called 921 DMF, is an electrical process which, unlike traditional surface treatments, cannot clog pores and allows the wall to breathe.CID says that, in normal conditions, the natural electrical polarity of a wall is positive at the top and negative at the bottom. But the presence of water at the base inverts this polarity and produces a 'pump'
  • 26May94 UK: CITB LEADS SITE SAFETY VIDEOS CALL.

    Workers must be shown safety videos before they set foot on site in a bid to reduce the appalling accident rates during the first few days on a new job.The demand comes from leaders of the Construction Industry Training Board who want to see the safety shows made compulsory.The call follows the introduction of a new CITB film called Start Safe, Stay Safe which highlights the dangers of construction work on a new site.CITB health and safety spokesman George Eagle said he would like to see vide
  • 26May94 UK: CLUBS PLAY FOR EXTRA TIME ON TAYLOR DEMANDS - ALL-SEATER STADIA.

    A dozen soccer clubs are applying for extra time to convert to all-seater stadia as building work worth over £30 million is set to break the August deadline set by the Taylor Report.Applications for extensions have been lodged with the Football Licensing Authority and a ruling on each case was due to be announced by the Department of National Heritage yesterday (Wednesday).Some clubs including Middlesbrough and Derby County are planning to move to new grounds and are reluctant to waste t
  • 26May94 UK: COAL'S PRIVATE PROFIT - NSM.

    NSM, the private coal producer, has unveiled pre-tax profits of £2.1 million in the year ending March (1993: £9.8 million loss) and a rights issue to raise £40 million.The firm said the refinancing would give it the resources to expand. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: COASTLINE CLEAN-UP - SLUDGE INCINERATOR PLANNING APPLICATION LODGED.

    Lothian Region has lodged a planning application to build a £37 million sludge incinerator at Seafield to the north of Edinburgh.The proposal is part of a £250 million clean-up scheme being carried out by the council to bring the area's coastline and waterways up to the standards required by European pollution laws. The incinerator is due to be operational in 1998 when sludge dumping in the North Sea will be banned. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: 'COMEBACK FOR CONCRETE' ON SEWERAGE WORK.

    Concrete is making a return as the first choice in highway and foul water sewerage pipe work, it is claimed.The increasing burden of contractor liability and responsibility is said to be forcing out the use of plastic as specifiers take a long-term view.Addressing the Concrete Pipe Association, chairman John Plumb said: 'Although the twin wall plastic pipe currently being introduced has the obvious advantage of being lighter in weight, no-one knows for certain how it will perform after 20 or
  • 26May94 UK: CONCRETE SPRAY THAT STAYS PUT - SBD.

    Construction chemicals company SBD has developed a new dry spray concrete designed to comply with all clauses of the Department of Transport's specifications for structural repair concrete.The new product is a prebagged polymer modified cement-based mix called Mulsifix Spray Concrete DS. It is claimed to be the first of its type to contain only limestone aggregates.Because there is no sand in the mix, the risk of alkali-silica reaction is removed. Having only limestone aggregate means the mat
  • 26May94 UK: CONES HOTHEADS - 4,500 RING HOTLINE.

    More than 4,500 people have rung the Cones Hotline to complain about roadworks since the service was set up by the Department of Transport in June 1992. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONES HOTHEADS - 4,500 RING HOTLINE.

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  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - ABERDEEN, GRAMPIAN - RUBISLAW HOUSE.

    Job: Refurbishment of Conoco HQ building.Completion: Now to May 1995.Contractor: GA Management, 14 Woodside Terrace, Glasgow.Awarded by: Conoco, Aberdeen.Value: £5.4 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BARNARD CASTLE, COUNTY DURHAM - HER MAJESTY'S YOUNG OFFENDERS INSTITUTION AT DEERBOLT.

    Job: Re-roofing of four buildings being Phase 2 improvements.Completion: Work to be phased over two years to mid 1996.Contractor: Totty Construction Group.Awarded by: The Home Office.Value: £1.95 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS - TALLYHO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, PERSHORE ROAD, EDGBASTON.

    Job: Extension and refurbishment works to the club.Completion: Work has started for completion on October 16.Contractor: Wates Construction Midlands Region, 100 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands.Awarded by: West Midlands Police Authority.Value: £788,500. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - BLACKBURN/WESTHILL, GRAMPIAN - JOB - WATER MAIN INSITU LINING.

    Contractor: Raymond International Ltd.Awarded by: Grampian Regional Council, Aberdeen.Value: £345,172. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CASTLEMILK, STRATHCLYDE - WINDLAW.Job: A modernisation scheme for ten blocks of post-war tenement-style flats.

    Contractor: Wiltshier Construction (Scotland).Awarded by: Scottish Homes.Value: £2.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CHIPPING NORTON, OXFORDSHIRE - CHASTLETON HOUSE, CHASTLETON.

    Job: Internal and external refurbishment works to a listed grade one Jacobean mansion.Completion: Work has just started for completion in May, 1996.Contractor: Linford Bridgeman Building, Quonians Lane, Lichfield, Staffordshire.Awarded by: The National Trust.Value: £1.35 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CLEVELAND - SALTBURN.

    Job: Civil engineering works including the construction of interceptor and transfer sewers.Completion: Work has just started and is due for completion in September 1995.Contractor: Birse Construction.Awarded by: Northumbrian Water.Value: £1.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CLYDEBANK, STRATHCLYDE - KILBOWIE.26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CASTLEMILK, STRATHCLYDE - WINDLAW.

    Job: Construction of primary school.Completion: Now to May 1995.Contractor: John Dickie Construction, Thornliebank, Glasgow.Awarded by: Strathclyde Regional Council, India Street, Glasgow.Value: £1.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - COATBRIDGE, STRATHCLYDE - CALDER STREET.

    Job: To provide a 10,000 sq m development on a Lannarkshire Enterprise Zone site.Contractor: Barnfield Construction, Preston, Lancashire.Awarded by: Trans-Britannia Properties/Sandringham Investments Pension Fund.Value: £5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - COLWYN BAY, CLWYD - COED PELLA ROAD.

    Job: Re-roofing works to government buildings.Completion: Anticipated start date is the end of May for completion in 22 weeks.Contractor: Tyson Contractors, PO Box 93, Dryden Street, Liverpool, Merseyside.Awarded by: Property Holdings.Value: £409,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CONSETT, COUNTY DURHAM - BENFIELDSIDE, BLACKHILL.

    Job: Extension and special needs adaptations to Conett Benfieldside Primary School.Completion: Work has started for completion in August 1995.Contractor: Durham County Council Contract Services Department.Awarded by: Durham County Council.Value: £1.8 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CORNFORTH, COUNTY DURHAM - KELLOE BANK FOOT BRANCH UNDERBRIDGE.

    Job: The construction of a railway underbridge.Completion: Anticipated start date is October 3 for completion in February, 1995.Contractor: Trafalgar House Construction (Regions).Awarded by: Rail Track.Value: £600,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - COUNTY DURHAM - THE A1(M) NEAR DURHAM.

    Job: To construct a new motorway service area incorporating a main amenity building with self-service restaurant, fast-food unit, a shop and a 40-bedroom, two-storey RoadChef Lodge.Completion: Work is under way for completion in August this year.Contractor: Kier North East.Awarded by: RoadChef Motorways.Value: £2.6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - CUMBERNAULD, STRATHCLYDE - ST MUNGO'S ROAD.

    Job: Refurbishment of existing office accommodation, involving raised access flooring, demountable partitions and suspended ceilings, plus extensive upgrading of mechanical and electrical installations.Completion: Now to August 1994.Contractor: Hall and Tawse Scotland Ltd, Granitehill Road, Northfield, Aberdeen.Awarded by: The Board of the Inland Revenue, St Mungo's Road, Cumbernauld.Value: £931,478. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DONCASTER, YORKSHIRE - RIDGEWOOD COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL, SCAWSBY.

    Job: Extension and alteration works to teaching, technical and classroom blocks.Completion: Work has started for completion on November 4.Contractor: Wates Construction North East Region.Awarded by: Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.Value: £1.12 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DONCASTER, YORKSHIRE - RIDGEWOOD COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL, SCAWSBY.

  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DRUMCHAPEL, STRATHCLYDE - 2-72 SOUTHDEEN ROAD.

    Job: Upgrading work on 36 flats in 3 storey blocks.Contractor: Wiltshier Construction (Scotland).Awarded by: Southdeen Housing Association.Value: £1.7 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DUNDEE - NINEWELLS HOSPITAL.

    Job: A project management appointment for the extension, refurbishment and upgrading of the hospital accommodation.Completion: Anticipated start date for the new-build works is early 1995 for completion in two years. Refurbishment works are due for completion in 1998.Contractor: Amec Design and Management, Timothy's Bride Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.Awarded by: Dundee Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.Value: £14 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - DURHAM CITY - FLASSVALE, DURHAM.

    Job: Construction of a new substantial and high quality three-storey dwelling house with integral garage and swimming pool.Completion: 45 working weeks from date of possession.Contractor: P.S. Turner and Company Limited.Awarded by: Brian Percival Associates (Project Management) Limited on behalf of Alan and Kate Jackson.Value: £500,000.
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - DENNISTOUN.

    Job: Rehabilitation of flats.Contractor: Caledonian (1986), 136 Glenpark Street, Glasgow.Awarded by: Milnbank Housing Association, 108 Roebank Street, Glasgow.Value: £700,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - GALOWGATE.

    Job: New build, 91 flats.Completion: Now to December 1996.Contractor: Caledonian (1986), 136 Glenpark Street, Glasgow.Awarded by: Reidvale Housing Association 13 Whitevale Street, Glasgow.Value: £4 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - SOUTHERN GENERAL HOSPITAL.

    Job: Construction of a 20 bed day hospital.Completion: Now to March 1994.Contractor: Moir Construction, Skye Road, Shaw, Ayr.Awarded by: Southern General Hospital NHS Trust, Glasgow.Value: £1.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLOUCESTER - BARNWOOD CHILDREN'S HOME.

    Job: Refurbishment works to the accommodation facilities.Completion: Work has just started for completion on August 22.Contractor: Moss Construction Southern, 96 Leckhampton Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.Awarded by: Gloucestershire County Council.Value: £210,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLOUCESTER - ST FAITH'S NURSING HOME, WESTERN ROAD.

    Job: Refurbishment works to the nursing home.Completion: Anticipated start date is during June for completion in early 1995.Contractor: Moss Construction Southern, 96 Leckhampton Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.Awarded by: Cheltenham Old People's Housing Society.Value: £542,897. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GLOUCESTERSHIRE - A417 BROCKWORTH BYPASS.

    Job: Earthmoving works.Contractor: John Jones (Excavation).Awarded by: The Department of Transport.Value: £2.28 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GRAMPIAN - BANFF.

    Job: The refurbishment and conversion of Duff House, a Grade A listed building, into a country house art gallery.Completion: Work is due to be completed by next April.Contractor: Heritage Construction Scotland.Awarded by: Historic Scotland.Value: £1.9 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GREATER GRIMSBY, HUMBERSIDE - LACEBY AREA.

    Job: Construction of a portable water reservoir, 50,000 cub. metre capacity including the laying of 1,000mm and 90mm pipework, associated control buildings, access road, security fencing and landscaping.Completion: 50 week contract.Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine.Awarded by: Anglian Water.Value: £3 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - GREENOCK, STRATHCLYDE.

    Job: Construction of a new sorting office.Completion: Now to August 1994.Contractor: John Dickie Construction, Thornliebank, Glasgow.Awarded by: The Post Office.Value: £400,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - HARTLEPOOL, CLEVELAND - ROSSMERE PARK, HARTLEPOOL.

    Job: Phase 2 of the rehabilitation of three-storey flats.Contractor: Frank Haslam Milan.Awarded by: Pattison Myles Partnership, Newcastle Architects on behalf of North Housing Association.Value: £815,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - HERTFORDSHIRE - HATFIELD BUSINESS PARK.

    Job: The design and construction of two industrial/warehouse units.Completion: Work is under way and is due for completion in October this year.Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine and Sons, Eaton Court, Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.Awarded by: Arlington Securities.Value: £2.45 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - HERTFORDSHIRE.

    Job: To build new pathology facilities, including a pathology hall, lecture theatre and diagnostic amenities.Completion: Work is under way with completion due early next year.Contractor: T.A.Bickerton and Son, Waverley Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire.Awarded by: The Royal Veterinary College.Value: £2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - HUNGRY SNOUT, LOTHIAN - PUMPING STATION.

    Job: Replacement of existing pumps, control system and associated pipework.Contractor: Weir Pumps Ltd, Cathcart Works, 149 Newlands Road, Glasgow.Awarded by: Lothian Regional Council, Edinburgh.Value: £660,278. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - HYDE, CHESHIRE - CORPORATION STREET.

    Job: The construction of 5 two-, three-and four-bedroom houses and 16 two-person, 1-bedroom flats.Completion: Work has started for completion in June, 1995.Contractor: Richardson Projects, 258 Milnrow Road, Rochdale, Greater Manchester.Awarded by: Portico Housing Association.Value: £1.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - ISLE OF WIGHT - PARKHURST PRISON.

    Job: A refurbishment and ground floor extension contract.Completion: Work is under way for completion by October 1994.Contractor: Kier Southern.Awarded by: H M Prison Service.Value: £2.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - KENT - A249 TO M2 IWADE.

    Job: Bulk excavation for road improvements.Contractor: John Jones (Excavation).Awarded by: The Department of Transport.Value: £2.84 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - KENT - CHATHAM.

    Job: Pedestrianisation of part of Chatham High Street and five other nearby streets in the town centre.Completion: Work started earlier this month for completion in 24 weeks.Contractor: London Paving.Awarded by: The City of Rochester upon Medway.Value: £1.8 million.
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - KENT - THE M26 MOTORWAY.

    The M26 motorway from its junction with the M25 motorway (junction 5) to Dunton Green Railway Bridge. Job: Major maintenance work to both carriageways for a distance of approximately 2.8 km.Contractor: ARC Surfacing South, Allington, Maidstone, Kent.Awarded by: Kent County Council.Value: £4,561,544. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - KIRKCALDY, FIFE - OLYMPIA ARCADE.

    Job: Design and build, housing for sale developments.Completion: Now to March 1995.Contractor: WH Brown Construction (Dundee) Ltd, West Pitkero Industrial Estate, Dundee.Awarded by: WH Brown Ltd, West Pitkero, Dundee.Value: £500,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE - GIPTON AREA.

    Job: Repairs, renewals and refurbishment works to council owned flats, including external works.Contractor: MJ Gleeson Group.Awarded by: Leeds City Council's Housing Committee.Value: £2,500,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LEICESTER - CENTURION WAY, MERIDIAN BUSINESS PARK.

    Job: The fitting out of a single-storey industrial unit to create an auto processing centre.Completion: Work has started for completion by the end of November.Contractor: Wates Construction Midlands Region, 100 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands.Awarded by: The Post Office.Value: £3.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LICHFIELD, STAFFORDSHIRE - THE SWAN, BIRD STREET.

    Job: Enveloping works the exterior of the former coaching inn and conversion of the interior to form a college of food.Completion: Work has just started for completion on October 16.Contractor: Linford Bridgeman Building, Quonians Lane, Lichfield, Staffordshire.Awarded by: Tamworth College of Food.Value: £583,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE - GRAFTON STREET, TOXTETH.

    Job: The construction of 39 two-and three-bedroom houses.Completion: Anticipated start date is May 31 for completion in 65 weeks.Contractor: Tyson Contractors, PO Box 93, Dryden Street, Liverpool, Merseyside.Awarded by: Co-operative Development Services.Value: £1.665 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE - THE CARDIOTHORACIC CENTRE, THOMAS DRIVE.

    Job: The provision of cardiac catheterisation facilities at the centre.Contractor: IGE Medical Systems, Coolidge House, 352 Buckingham Avenue, Slough, Berkshire.Awarded by: NHS Trust, The Cardiothoracic Centre.Value: £1,250,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - 320 LATIMER ROAD., W10.

    Job: To complete a housing development, comprising 16 new flats, for use by Kensington Housing Trust.Completion: Work on the project has started and it is due to be ready in late Summer.Contractor: T.A.Bickerton and Son, Waverley Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire.Awarded by: NHP Homes.Value: £700,000 approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - CAMBRIDGE GARDENS, W10 JOB - TO REFURBISH EIGHT APARTMENTS.

    Completion: Work is under way for completion this Autumn.Contractor: T.A.Bickerton and Son, Waverley Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire.Awarded by: Octavia Housing association.Value: £600,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - CHURCHILL INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, PORTMAN SQUARE.

    Job: Refurbishment works to the second and third floors of the hotel and the conference room.Completion: Anticipated start date is in the end of May for completion in 14 weeks.Contractor: John Sisk and Son, Park House, Frogmore, St Albans, Hertfordshire.Awarded by: Churchill Intercontinental Hotel.Value: £1.6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON - ST LUKE'S HOSPITAL FOR THE CLERGY, FITZROY SQUARE.

    Job: To refurbish and develop the hospital, including converting the top three floors of the building into nine flats.Completion: 33 weeks.Contractor: Ellis Construction, London.Awarded by: St Luke's Hospital for the Clergy.Value: £1.9 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - LONDON SE2 - 165 ABBEY WOOD ROAD.

    Job: To complete a housing project, involving 17 new houses and 12 flats, for use by ASRA Housing Association and Housing for Women.Completion: Work has started and is scheduled for completion at the end of the year.Contractor: T.A.Bickerton and Son, Waverley Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire.Awarded by: NHP Homes.Value: £1.4 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - MIDDLESBROUGH, CLEVELAND - WOODLANDS ROAD, MIDDLESBROUGH.

    Job: Construction of a new Open Learning Technology Centre.Completion: Work has started for completion late 1994.Contractor: Ballast Nedam Construction Ltd.Awarded by: The University of Teeside.Value: £1,155,800. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NEAR BEDLINGTON, NORTHUMBERLAND - CAMBOIS.

    Job: Environmental protection facilities involving the installation of new effluent treatment facilities at a bulk penicillin plant.Contractor: Snamprogetti, Basingstoke, Hampshire.Awarded by: Synpac Chemicals.Value: £6 million approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NORTH TYNESIDE, TYNE AND WEAR - MILLFIELD AVENUE, SHIREMOOR.

    Job: The construction of a 73-bed Nursing Care Home.Completion: November 13.Contractor: Charnleigh Construction Limited.Awarded by: Stainton Grove Nursing Homes.Value: £900,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - NOTTINGHAM - STOKE LANE, STOKE BARDOLPH.

    Job: Improvements and modernisation works to an underground sewage treatment works.Contractor: Taywood, Birmingham.Awarded by: Severn Trent Water.Value: £6,800,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - PITTENDREICH, LOTHIAN.

    Job: Construction of surface water outfall sewer.Contractor: RJ McLeod (Contracts) Ltd.Awarded by: Lothian Regional Council, Edinburgh.Value: £1.1 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - PLYMOUTH, DEVON - GOSCHEN YARD, DAVENPORT DOCK YARD.

    Job: Refurbishment works to the second floor of a college and the construction of a lift and stair tower.Completion: Work has just started for completion on December 18.Contractor: Dudley Coles, Martin Street, Plymouth, Devon.Awarded by: College of Further Education.Value: £1.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - PORTREE, HIGHLAND - HOME FARM.

    Job: Design and build, home ownership development.Completion: Now to April 1995.Contractor: Tullock Construction, Skye Division, Portree.Awarded by: Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association, Bridge Road, Portree, Isle of Skye.Value: £650,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - PRESTONPANS, LOTHIAN - PUMPING STATION.

    Job: Provision of electrical distribution and plant control equipment.Contractor: EJ Stiell and Co Ltd.Awarded by: Lothian Regional Council, Edinburgh.Value: £631,866. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - CASTLE MARKET, EXCHANGE STREET.

    Job: Installation of a new modular lift shaft to serve eight floors of a market complex.Contractor: MJ Gleeson Group.Awarded by: Sheffield City Council's Operational Services Committee.Value: £513,037. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - SUNDERLAND, TYNE AND WEAR - WITHERWACK, SUNDERLAND.

    Job: The construction of a new 55-bed two-storey Nursing Home.Completion: December 17.Contractor: Charnleigh Construction Limited.Awarded by: Quality Care Developments, Darlington.Value: £630,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - TRAFFORD, GREATER MANCHESTER - TRAFFORD GENERAL HOSPITAL.

    Job: A design and build contract for a new pathology department,including mechanical and electrical services.Completion: Work is under way and is expected to be completed in early Spring 1995.Contractor: Eric Wright Construction, 506 Walton Summit Centre, Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire.Awarded by: Trafford Health Authority.Value: £1.6 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WARWICKSHIRE - WARWICK.

    Job: A contract to design and build 152 bedroom student accommodation.Contractor: Tilbury Douglas Construction.Awarded by: The University of Warwick.Value: £1.5 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WARWICKSHIRE - WARWICK.

  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WELWYN GARDEN CITY, HERTFORDSHIRE - SHERRARDSWOOD SCHOOL.

    Job: Design and build of new school building.Completion: Work is due to start on 11 July 1994 for completion in 52 weeks.Contractor: T.A.Bickerton and Son, Waverley Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire.Awarded by: Gryphon Estates.Value: £1,100,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WEST SUSSEX - A27.

    Job: Earthmoving work on the Patching junction improvement.Contractor: John Jones (Excavation).Awarded by: The Department of Transport.Value: £1 million approximately. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WOLVERHAMPTON, WEST MIDLANDS - NEW CROSS HOSPITAL.

    Job: A design and build contract for the construction of a day procedures unit which includes day surgery theatres and recovery rooms together with fitting out works.Completion: Work has started for completion in June, 1995.Contractor: John Sisk and Son, Park House, Frogmore, St Albans, Hertfordshire.Awarded by: Wolverhampton Health Authority.Value: £2.5 million.
  • 26May94 UK: CONTRACTS - WOLVERHAMPTON, WEST MIDLANDS - NEW CROSS HOSPITAL.

    Job: The refurbishment of a four storey building to provide an Accident and Emergency Department at ground floor level and a centralised children's unit on the first and second floors.Contractor: Higgs and Hill Midlands.Awarded by: Wolverhampton Health Authority.Value: £4.2 million. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: COUNCILLOR REJECTS CLYDE BRIDGE PLANS.

    Glasgow's twin bridges project for the River Clyde appears to have been killed off.The new chair of the road and transportation committee at Strathclyde Regional Council looks set to come down against the controversial £20 million scheme.Charles Gordon has said the bridges did not fit into his vision of the region's transport needs.The scheme will remain on the council's infrastructure programme until the committee formally proposes that the project is dropped. The committee meets next o
  • 26May94 UK: CUTTING COST OF MOULDINGS - BLP.

    Doncaster-based BLP claims that its new range of veneer-wrapped architectural mouldings could help to halve the amount of hardwood trim used in commercial interiors over the next five years.BLP's products use a medium-density fibreboard (MDF) core with a hardwood veneer on the surface.Ian Cohen, the company's managing director, said: 'The quantity of hardwood required for skirting, architraves, window boards, picture and dado rails simply cannot be sustained at the quality and price specifier
  • 26May94 UK: CUTTING COST OF MOULDINGS - BLP.

  • 26May94 UK: EAST ANGLIA ROADS TO PROPSPERITY GROUP REACTS ANGRILY TO ROADS REVIEW.

    A meeting of the East Anglia Roads to Prosperity group reacted angrily to the roads review at a recent meeting.Members were protesting that the Government will not now proceed with its programme to dual the region's trunk roads before the year 2000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: ENGINEERING BOSSES SET TO BREAK WAGE DEADLOCK.

    Engineering construction employers are expected to table an offer to break the six-month long pay deadlock in the sector at a meeting with unions next month.The bosses imposed a pay freeze on the 20,000-strong workforce at the start of the year.The three unions in engineering construction - engineering and electrical union AEEU, general union GMB and technical union MSF - reacted by setting up a fighting fund for industrial action.Unions and employers have attempted to resume talks to find a
  • 26May94 UK: EXPOSED POSITION - SKYE BRIDGE.

    SGB Youngman has supplied a falsework system to meet the demanding weather which pounds the £23 million Skye bridge west of Scotland. Bad weather has slowed contractors Miller and German firm Dywidag which face penalties of £49,000 a week if the autumn 1995 deadline is not met. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: FEWER CONTRACTORS GOING TO THE WALL.

    The number of contractors going bust dropped by 38 per cent for the year to April 1994 compared to 1992/3. Statistics from holidays and pensions firm B and CE show 308 of its members became insolvent last year. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: FINCHLEY HOMES - FAIRVIEW NEW HOMES.

    Fairview New Homes plans to build an £8.2 million residential development on the former Lucas Industries site in Finchley, London. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: FLOORING WITH IDEAS ABOVE ITS STANDING.

  • 26May94 UK: FORMER PRESIDENTS DIE.

    Two former presidents of the National Association of Plumbing, Heating and Mechanical Services Contractors have died.Aubrey Pratley was president of the association's predecessor, the National Federation of Plumbing and Domestic Heating Engineers, in 1968/69. Walter Frudd served as president in 1973/74 and later as treasurer. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: FOUR JAILED IN £1.5M TAX FRAUD.

    Four construction company managers who helped their boss cheat the taxman out of nearly £1.5 million are now in jail.Southwark Crown Court heard last week how the four employees of Dorset-based Sedgley Construction played key roles in the scam which was masterminded by managing director Michael Meeneghan.The two-and-a-half year fraud swindled the Inland Revenue out of £907,500 and left unpaid VAT bills of £586,000.Investigators discovered the illegal scheme was used to conceal
  • 26May94 UK: GERMAN BLACKLIST OF ARTIFICIAL FIBRES.

  • 26May94 UK: GETTING THE BEST OUT OF PROFILED STEEL ROOFS - BRITISH STEEL STRIP PRODUCTS.

  • 26May94 UK: GETTING THE BEST OUT OF PROFILED STEEL ROOFS - BRITISH STEEL STRIP PRODUCTS.

    British Steel Strip Products has published a guide to help installers improve the performance of profiled steel sheet roofs through design, specification and manufacture.The new Enhanced Performance guide describes factors which can influence the durability of a steel clad roof.The guide offers advice on a variety of topics including training, equipment, cutting, laps, fixing and sealing, cut edge and underside protection, and storage and handling.British Steel Strip Products, 0633 290022.
  • 26May94 UK: GOVERNMENT BACKS BID TO BOOST CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY EFFICIENCY.

    A Government-backed bid to boost the efficiency of Britain's construction industry is to be set in train next month.Officials from the Department of the Environment and the Treasury are to develop a strategy to help contractors, consultants and materials producers better compete against their overseas rivals.The news comes in the wake of the White Paper on competitiveness published by the president of the Board of Trade, Michael Heseltine, on Tuesday.Discussions between the DoE and the Treasu
  • 26May94 UK: HIGHLANDER TAKES IT IN ITS STRIDE.

  • 26May94 UK: HOUSING STARTS UNDER THREAT FROM GOVERNMENT CUTS.

  • 26May94 UK: HUGHES CALLS IN FIVE MOXYS.

    Civils contractor and plant hirer H T Hughes has bought the first batch of Norwegian-built Moxy dump trucks to be sold since Marubeni-Komatsu took over the distributorship earlier this year.Based at Fareham, near Southampton, H T Hughes has taken five MT27 trucks, bringing its fleet of articulated Moxys to nine.Two of the MT27s are being used at Southampton airport while the others are working on a nearby landfill site run by Leigh Environmental. H T Hughes is working for its parent firm, con
  • 26May94 UK: INVISIBLE ASSETS - PLASTIC PILING.

  • 26May94 UK: JACKER'S JOURNAL - CIB HEADQUARTERS.

  • 26May94 UK: JACKSON GROUP BOOGIES BACK INTO THE BLACK.

    Jackson Group, the East Anglian contractor, has moved back into the black with a pre-tax profit of £924,000 (1992: £1.2 million loss). Turnover rose 5 per cent to £61.5 million and the dividend was increased by 20 per cent.
  • 26May94 UK: KEY CASTS SHADOW OVER TAMAR CROSSING.

    Another shadow was cast over the future of the proposed Tamar Crossing with the announcement by roads minister Robert Key that the project would be subject to further economic studies.The minister said that a section of one of the three routes proposed for the crossing would be protected for planning purposes. But he said that this did not mean the scheme would ultimately go ahead.The crossing over the River Tamar between Plymouth and Cornwall was one of a number of schemes proposed in 1989 w
  • 26May94 UK: KVAERNER OIL AND GAS SERVICES WINS AMOCO PLATFORM REFURBISHMENT CONTRACT.

    Kvaerner Oil and Gas Services has won its first contract in the southern North Sea with a scheme to refurbish an Amoco platform in the Leman field. Kvaerner FSSL has also has taken a contract to supply topside equipment for Lasmo's Marathon Brae platform. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: KYLE STEWART IN £2M ROW WITH ACCOUNTANT PANNELL KERR FORSTER.

    By Mark Court.Kyle Stewart has issued a £2 million writ against the accountant it used when it was bought by the Netherlands-based Hollandsche Beton Groep.The writ accuses chartered accountant Pannell Kerr Forster of negligence in the transfer of assets during a company reorganisation as a result of the buyout.Kyle Stewart claims this resulted in it having to pay a far larger tax bill than it should have done.The complicated legal action centres on the Airlinks Industrial Estate, which K
  • 26May94 UK: LAING DATE FOR HACKNEY PHASE TWO.

    Laing Special Projects will start phase two of its £65 million special housing project in the London borough of Hackney early next year.Phases 1A and 1B are now in full swing and set for completion in February and October respectively. This first part of the scheme will see 160 units completed.The next part of the five-phase project will involve the construction of a nursery, creche, and another tranche of housing designed for elderly residents.The borough council and the Circle 33 housi
  • 26May94 UK: LANG AGREES £300M SCOTTISH ROADS.

    More than £300 million worth of major road schemes in Scotland were given the green light by Scottish secretary Ian Lang last week.Thirteen new contracts have been highlighted to start during the next three years.The projects include continued upgrading of the A1 and A74, and the completion of the Central Scotland motorway network.Mr Lang is hoping private contractors will come forward with plans to design, build and operate some of the new routes.He said: 'This is an ambitious programme
  • 26May94 UK: LIGHT KITEC PIPING - CAPPER PC.

    Capper P-C has signed a deal with London-based Kitechnology to market the firm's Kitec lightweight cross-linked polyethylene plumbing system.Capper is now the UK's exclusive supplier of Kitec, which can be used for hot and cold water and central heating systems. It is being sold through Capper's 13 branches.The cross-linked pipe can be bent by hand and so requires fewer fittings than traditional materials. This also means installation is faster, says Capper.Kitec pipework is supplied in coil
  • 26May94 UK: LMK REGROUPS FOR BEECHAM PROJECT.

    Laing Management and Morrison Knudsen have again teamed up to build an £80 million process plant and laboratory development for pharmaceuticals giant SmithKline Beecham (SB).Called LMK, the joint venture's management contract is for SB's science complex at Harlow in Essex, where total investment on the site could top £200 million.Laing said tendering would start during the summer, with foundation works for the main lab complex starting in October. Total construction time is expected
  • 26May94 UK: MAINS BLUNDER FLOODS HAMMERSMITH HOMES.

  • 26May94 UK: MAINS BLUNDER FLOODS HAMMERSMITH HOMES.

    More than 100 homes in Hammersmith, west London, were flooded last week after workers for duct work contractor McNicholas shattered a cast iron water main. The blunder has cost residents and shop owners in the area thousands of pounds in damage to their homes and premises. A Thames Water emergency team was called in to control the situation, but took almost three hours to locate the valve and turn off the water supply. McNicholas, which is laying duct for cable television firm Videotron Corpo
  • 26May94 UK: MALAYSIA POISED TO END TRADE BAN.

  • 26May94 UK: MARLEY IN PAVING LINK WITH BUILDER CENTER.

  • 26May94 UK: MARLEY IN PAVING LINK WITH BUILDER CENTER.

    Marley Building Materials has teamed up with Builder Center, the building merchants' chain, to launch a domestic paving range for driveways, paths, patios and pool surrounds.The new product, called Marley Paving Homestyle, is now available exclusively from Builder Center's 68 branches in England and Wales.It comes in 40 mm thick slabs weighing nearly 40 per cent less than standard sized paving blocks and is therefore easy to handle. Each block measures 160 mm x 80 mm.Homestyle paving is produ
  • 26May94 UK: MARLEY SELLS BISCH MARLEY TO KERAMIK HOLDING.

    Marley has sold its French clay roof tile subsidiary Bisch Marley to Swiss firm Keramik Holding for FFr170 million (£20.7 million).The business, which Marley says has been unable to achieve a significant national market position in France, produced operating profits of FFr11.8 million (£1.4 million) last year. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: MEETING TO BUST CARDIFF BAY BARRAGE DEADLOCK.

    A top-level meeting has been fixed for the end of June to break the deadlock between European and British officials over the fate of the £93 million Cardiff Bay barrage.Joint-venture partners Balfour Beatty and Costain should have been on site last month, but they are still waiting for the nod.Bids were returned last September but the contract has not been formally awarded and a start is unlikely before July.The total project package is worth £150 million, and includes the diversion
  • 26May94 UK: MERSEY PARTNERS - 'THE MERSEY PARTNERSHIP'.

    Contractor Wimpey and construction engineer Parkman have joined 34 private and public sectors backers behind the Mersey Partnership. This will promote business in the region, already targeted for £632 million of European Union investment. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: MILLER PLUNGES DEEPER INTO RED - MILLER GROUP.

    By Bill Fishlock.Miller Group plunged deeper into the red last year after a string of losses on its civils business, property write downs and provisions for rationalisation costs.Losses at the Edinburgh-based contractor climbed to £11.85 million (1992: £2.14 million loss) after the firm faced exceptional charges of £7.5 million. Chairman James Miller said: 'Civil engineering at the moment is pretty tough.'The firm made losses before exceptional items of £4.38 million after
  • 26May94 UK: MORE VENEERS TO CHOOSE FROM - INDUSTRIAL BUILDING COMPONENTS.

  • 26May94 UK: MORE VENEERS TO CHOOSE FROM - INDUSTRIAL BUILDING COMPONENTS.

    Industrial Building Components, the Hartlepool-based door manufacturer, has added a further six natural wood veneers to its standard range of finishes.They are: Etimoe, Wenge, and Limba from Africa; Figured Maple, Oak Cluster and Olive Ash from North America. This gives the company a total range of almost 50 off-the-peg finishes.The company says its policy is to source hardwoods from sustainable sources.IBC, 0429 221111.
  • 26May94 UK: MOVE TO FORCE STORES TO FIT FIRE SPRINKLERS.

    By Mark Court.The Department of Environment has taken the first step towards making sprinkler systems compulsory in superstores.A Government working party will now investigate the issue in the first stage of the lengthy process of changing the Building Regulations.The move comes amid mounting pressure from the fire brigade, insurers and contractors after a series of dramatic fires destroyed supermarkets around the country.Compulsory installation of sprinklers would be a big boost to mechanica
  • 26May94 UK: MOVE TO SIMPLIFY RISK ASSESSMENT.

    Risk assessment laws are set to be simplified as part of the Government's deregulation drive.The move was due to be recommended by the Health and Safety Executive on Tuesday as part of a package of measures to prune the mass of safety legislation.Contractors are currently confused by risk assessment rules which call on them to carry out an array of hazard studies.And safety consultants are getting rich by charging contractors a fortune to carry out the assessments.The construction industry de
  • 26May94 UK: OFWAT REVEALS WATER PRICE CAP.

    Water watchdog Ofwat has begun informing Britain's 31 water companies of the new price cap to come into effect from April next year.The cap is expected to limit price rises to one or two percentage points above inflation and may affect infrastructure spend. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: OPENINGS SECURED - REGENCY INTERNATIONAL.

    Regency International, one of the country's leading PVC-u profile extruders, has enlarged its range with high-security door systems and a new window profile.Regency's door range now matches its windows for security specification, with multi-point locking fitted as standard and the option of an extra hook lock facility.The door sash and outer frame have been specially designed for added strength, and can be supplied as 'open-in' and 'open-out' models, says Regency.The new residential doors are
  • 26May94 UK: OUTRAGE OVER 5PC PAY DOCK - FM CONWAY.

    A London streetworks contractor has enraged its self-employed workforce by docking 5 per cent from wages to cover theft and damage to plant.As a result many workers have seen their take-home pay shrink by around £50 a month.Union officials branded as illegal the decision by north London-based F M Conway to deduct the money, claiming it breaches the 1986 Wages Act.But a spokesman for the company claimed those affected by the 'retention system' were bona fide subcontractors.He said: 'We se
  • 26May94 UK: PATCHING UP THE JUNGLE.

  • 26May94 UK: PEL-JOB ADDS WEIGHT TO MEANING OF MINI.

  • 26May94 UK: PENWITH REPAIRS - HOUSING.

    The Penwith Housing Association in Cornwall has bought more than 3,300 properties from Penwith council. During the next three years it will spend about £17 million on repairs. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PITCH BATTLE - PITCH RELAYING WORK AT ELLAND ROAD.

    The bulldozers move in at Elland Road as pitch relaying work gets under way at the home of Leeds United Football Club. More than £8 million has already been spent turning three sides of the ground into an all-seater stadium and building work is currently under way on the famous Kop end. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - ALCESTER, WARWICKSHIRE - STRATFORD ROAD.

    Planning authority: Stratford-On-Avon.Job: Detailed plans for houses/flats (56).Value: £1,680,000.Client: I M Properties.Agent: Abacus, Spencer House, 52 Spencer Street, Hockley, Birmingham, West Midlands B18 6DS.Agent: Capabilities Lanscaping, Old Bank Chambers, Cater End, Warwick, CV34 4NP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - ALTRINCHAM, GREATER MANCHESTER - OFF MANCHESTER ROAD, WEST TIMPERLEY.

    Planning authority: Trafford.Job: Outline plans for college/road/hospital.Value: £15 million.Client: ICI.Agent: Lawson-Price, Little Trinity Lane, London, EC4V 2AD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - ASHFORD, KENT - BOCKHANGER, KENNINGTON.

    Planning authority: Ashford.Job: Outline plans granted for science park/business park/houses.Value: £100 million.Client: Trinity College.Agent: Bidwells, The Coachhouse, 6 North Street, Ashford, Kent TN24 8JN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - ASHFORD, KENT - GOAT LEES KENNINGTON, REAR OF TOWERS VIEW/SANDYHURST LANE, BOUGHTON ALUPH.

    Planning authority: Ashford.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development (276).Value: £8,280,000.Client: Goat Lees Developments.Agent: DHV (UK), Priory House, 45-51 High Street, Reigate, Surrey RH2 9RU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - AYLESBURY, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE - FORMER COCA COLA FACTOR, BIERTON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Aylesbury Vale.Job: Outline plans granted for supermarket/petrol station (2).Value: £7,500,000.Client: Carter Commercial Developments.Agent: Dalton Warner and Davis, 19-20 Garlick Hill, London, EC4V 2AH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - BARNET, BARNET - COCKFOSTERS TRAINING CENTRE, CHALK LANE, COCKFOSTERS.

    Planning authority: Enfield.Job: Outline plans granted for houses/flats (215).Value: £9,500,000.Client: Powergen.Agent: Powergen, Haslucks Green Road, Solihull, West Midlands B90 4PD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - BARNET, BARNET - COCKFOSTERS TRAINING CENTRE, CHALK LANE, COCKFOSTERS.

  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - BIRMINGHAM - BRINDLEY PLACE, BROAD STREET.

    Planning authority: Birmingham.Job: Detailed plans for offices.Value: £4,900,000.Client: Brindleyplace.Agent: Terry Farrell and Company, 17 Hatton Street, London, NW8 8PL. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - BONNYRIGG, LOTHIAN - 34 COCKPEN CRESCENT.

    Planning authority: Midlothian.Job: Detailed plans for nursing home.Value: £1,500,000.Client: Highfield Group.Agent: Acer Consultants, 7 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, Lothian EH3 7AL.Agent: Cochrane McGregor, 45 Timber Bush, Leith, Edinburgh, Lothian EH6 6QH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - BOSTON, LINCOLNSHIRE - SOUTH STREET, SWINESHEAD.

    Planning authority: Boston.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development.Value: £2 million.Client: John Butler Charity.Agent: John Butler Charity, Simon Weir Cottage, Kirton Holme, Boston, Lincolnshire PE20 1TF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - BRIDGWATER, SOMERSET - THE CLINK AND THE LEGGAR.

    Planning authority: Sedgemoor.Job: Detailed plans for supermarket and shops.Value: £3 million.Client: Wickes Properties.Agent: Town Planning Consultancy, 118 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - BRIDLINGTON, HUMBERSIDE - NORTH OF MARTON ROAD.

    Planning authority: East Yorkshire.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development (128).Value: £4,480,000.Client: Spencers.Agent: R Peter Belt RIBA, 100 Quay Road, Bridlington, Humberside YO16 4JB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - BRIGG, HUMBERSIDE - KIRTON QUARRY, KIRTON AND HIBALDSTOW.

    Planning authority: Glanford.Job: Outline plans granted for business/industrial/storage.Value: £2 million.Client: Blue Circle Developments.Agent: Vincent and Gorbing, Sterling Court, Norton Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2JY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - BRIGG, HUMBERSIDE - R/O YARBOROUGH MILLS, BRIDGE STREET, BROUGHTON.

    Planning authority: Glanford.Job: Outline plans for residential.Value: £1,500,000.Client: Edmond Homes.Agent: Mason Richards Partnership, 2a Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 4SG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - BRISTOL, AVON - SENATE HOUSE, TYNDALL AVENUE.

    Planning authority: Bristol.Job: Detailed plans for mixed development.Value: £7,200,000.Client: University Of Bristol.Agent: University Of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bath, Avon BS8 1TH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - BURY ST. EDMUNDS, SUFFOLK - ELDOHOUSE FARM, BEDINGFIELD WAY.

    Planning authority: St. Edmundsbury.Job: Outline plans granted for industrial development.Value: £10 million.Client: Wilson Connolly Properties.Agent: Vincent and Gorbing, Sterling Court, Norton Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2JY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - CARDIFF, SOUTH GLAMORGAN - 14-17 PARK PLACE.

    Planning authority: Cardiff.Job: Detailed plans for office development (2).Value: £2,500,000.Client: Norwich Union Insurance Group.Agent: Wigley Fox Partnership, The Chapel, Churchill Way, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF1 4DX. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - CARDIFF, SOUTH GLAMORGAN - OCEAN PARK, OCEAN WAY.

    Planning authority: Cardiff.Job: Detailed plans for welsh national tennis centre.Value: £8 million.Client: South Glamorgan County Council.Value: £8 million.Agent: South Glamorgan County Council, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF1 5UW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - CARLISLE, CUMBRIA - MOSS CAFE, TODHILLS.

    Planning authority: Carlisle.Job: Outline plans granted for motorway service station.Value: £2 million.Client: Moss Cafe Todhills.Agent: Johnstone and Wright Architects, 15 Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8TD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - CHARD, SOMERSET - OFF BEWS LANE, ELIZABETH WAY.

    Planning authority: South Somerset.Job: Approval of reserved matters for housing (52).Value: £1,800,000.Client: Tarmac Homes Bristol and West.Agent: Tarmac Homes Bristol and West, Birnbeck Court, Park Way, Worle, Weston-Super-Mare, Avon BS22 0WD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - CHARD, SOMERSET - THE BEWS, BEWS LANE.

    Planning authority: South Somerset.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development.Value: £1,700,000.Client: F House.Agent: F House, The Bews, Bews Lane, Chard, Somerset TA20 1JU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - CHRISTCHURCH, DORSET - HURN COURT.

    Planning authority: Christchurch.Job: Detailed plans for dwellings (new-build/conversion) (39).Value: £1,800,000.Client: Alan Lee.Agent: Blunden White Partnership, Hatch Mews, Church Street, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1BW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - CITY OF LONDON - NAT WEST TOWER, 15 BISHOPSGATE.

    Planning authority: City of London Corporation.Job: Detailed plans for offices (refurbishment).Value: £80 million.Client: National Westminster Bank.Agent: GMW Partnership, 239 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6SL. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - COLCHESTER, ESSEX - ARC STANWAY PIT, CHURCH LANE, STANWAY.

    Planning authority: Colchester.Job: Outline plans for dwellings (200).Value: £7 million.Client: ARC.Agent: Norton Rose, Blackfriars House, 19 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6DH.
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - CRAMLINGTON, NORTHUMBERLAND - COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, HIGHBURN.

    Planning authority: Blyth Valley.Job: Outline plans for residential development.Value: £4,500,000.Client: Northumberland County Council.Agent: Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 2EF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - DAGENHAM, BARKING - FORMER GREEN LANE DEPOT, GREEN LANE.

    Planning authority: Barking and Dagenham.Job: Detailed plans for residential development (37).Value: £1,500,000.Client: Wimpey Homes Holdings.Agent: Architects Joint Partnership, Royal Parade Mews, Chislehurst, BR7 6NR. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - DAVENTRY, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - LONDON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Daventry.Job: Outline plans granted for superstore/petrol station.Value: £5 million.Client: Linpave.Agent: Linpave, High Street, Saxilby, Lincoln, LN1 2JQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN - SOUTH GYLE.

    Planning authority: Edinburgh.Job: Outline plans for commercial development.Value: £500 million.Client: New Edinburgh.Agent: Campbell and Arnott, 4 Albany Lane, Edinburgh, Lothian EH1 3QP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - EVESHAM, HEREFORD AND WORCESTER - BROADWAY ROAD, BADSEY LANE.

    Planning authority: Wychavon.Job: Outline plans for residential development.Value: £8,800,000.Client: P and D Venables and D Osborne.Agent: Grimley J R Eve, 2 St Phillips Place, Temple Row, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 2QQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - EXETER, DEVON - LAND NORTH OF WOODWATER LANE.

    Planning authority: Exeter.Job: Approval of reserved matters for housing (66).Value: £2,300,000.Client: Wimpey Homes Holdings.Agent: Wimpey Homes Holdings, 515-517 Stockwood Road, Brislington, Bristol, Avon BS4 5LT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - FALKIRK, CENTRAL - HARLOW GRANGE, REDDING ROAD, BRIGHTONS.

    Planning authority: Falkirk.Job: Detailed plans for houses (223).Value: £6, 500,000.Client: Wimpey Homes Holdings.Agent: Wimpey Homes Holdings, Barnton Grove, Edinburgh, Lothian EH4 6BT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - FELIXSTOWE, SUFFOLK - PHASE 3, OFF RUNNACLES WAY, GRANGE FARM.

    Planning authority: Suffolk Coastal.Job: Detailed plans for houses/flats (42).Value: £1,500,000.Client: Suffolk Heritage Housing.Agent: Grantham Parsons and Nolan, The Whitehouse, George Hill, Norwich, Norfolk NR6 7PT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - FORRES, HIGHLANDS - RAF KINLOSS, KINLOSS.

    Planning authority: Moray.Job: Outline plans granted for airmens club.Value: £2 million.Client: Ministry Of Defence.Agent: W S Atkins, Claremont House, 20 North Claremont Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde G3 7LE. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - BRIDGE STREET, MORRISTON SPORTS.

    Planning authority: Glasgow.Job: Outline plans granted for retail.Value: £2 million.Client: McLean Homes (Scotland).Agent: McLean Homes (Scotland), Trident House, Renfrew Road, Paisley, Strathclyde PA3 4EF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - HAMILTON ROAD, MOUNT VERNON.

    Planning authority: Glasgow.Job: Outline plans for shelterd housing and home.Value: £2 million.Client: Firs Nursing Homes.Agent: John Martin Architects, 10 Forbes Place, Paisley, Strathclyde PA1 1UT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - SAUGHS ROAD, ROBROYSTON ROAD.

    Planning authority: Glasgow.Job: Outline plans granted for mixed development.Value: £1,500,000.Client: Glasgow Development Agency.Agent: Jaymarke Developments, 34 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, Strathclyde G1 4DF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - SHETTLESTON ROAD/DUKES STREET, EAST WELLINGTON STREET, PARKHEAD.

    Planning authority: Glasgow.Job: Outline plans granted for mixed development.Value: £3 million.Client: Parkhead Forge Development.Agent: SBT Keppie, 160 West Regent Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde G2 4RL. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - SOUTHBANK ROAD, KIRKINTILLOCH.

    Planning authority: Strathkelvin.Job: Outline plans for police headquarters.Value: £1,700,000.Client: Strathclyde Regional Council.Agent: Strathclyde Regional Council, Meriln House, Mossland Road, Hillington, Glasgow, Strathclyde G52 4YQ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - GLASGOW, STRATHCLYDE - THORNLEIBANK ROAD.

    Planning authority: Glasgow.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development.Value: £3 million.Client: Whitecraigs Rugby Club.Agent: Nicholson and Jacobsen, 41 Fairfield Pl, East Kilbride, Glasgow, Strathclyde G74 5LP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - GLOUCESTER - DAVENPORT VERNON, BRISTOL ROAD.

    Planning authority: Gloucester.Job: Detailed plans for car showroom (conversion).Value: £450,000.Client: Davenport Vernon.Agent: Amos and Needham, 3rd Floor, Seacourt Tower, West Way, Oxford, OX2 0JJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - GOUROCK, STRATHCLYDE - UNIT 3, FAULDS PARK.

    Planning authority: Inverclyde.Job: Outline plans for enterprise zone units (2).Value: £1,700,000.Client: Renfrewshire Enterprises.Agent: The Parr Partnership, 38 Union Street, Greenock, Strathclyde PA16 8DJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE - WYCOMBE GENERAL HOSPITAL, QUEEN ALEXANDRA ROAD.

    Planning authority: Wycombe.Job: Outline plans granted for hospital (3).Value: £9 million.Client: South Bucks NHS Trust.Agent: Carnell Green Nightingale, The Cherry Barn, High Street, Harwell, Oxford, OX11 0EY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - HUNTINGDON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE - BARFORD ROAD, EYNESBURY, ST NEOTS.

    Planning authority: Huntingdon.Job: Outline plans granted for retail store/petrol station (2).Value: £8 million.Client: Tesco Stores.Agent: G L Hearn and Partners, Delta House, 175 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1XP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - ILKESTON, DERBYSHIRE - LONGFIELD LANE.

    Planning authority: Erewash.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development.Value: £8 million.Client: British Steel Corporation.Agent: The Bridges Pound Partnership, 10 Station Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1JJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - KENDAL, CUMBRIA - OFF HAYFELL AVENUE/PARKSIDE ROAD.

    Planning authority: South Lakeland.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development.Value: £3 million.Client: Russell Armer.Agent: Russell Armer, Shap Road, Industrial Estate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6BZ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - KENDAL, CUMBRIA - OFF KETTLEWELL ROAD.

    Planning authority: South Lakeland.Job: Detailed plans for houses/flats (53).Value: £3 million.Client: Russell Armer.Agent: Russell Armer, Shap Road, Industrial Estate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6BZ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - LLANDUDNO, GWYNEDD - BODNANT ROAD.

    Planning authority: Aberconwy.Job: Detailed plans for houses/flats (56).Value: £1,800,000.Client: North Wales Housing Assoc.Agent: Colwyn Foulkes and Partners, Merton Place, Pwllycrochan Avenue, Colwyn Bay, Clwyd LL29 7BY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON - 300-310 VAUXHALL BRIDGE.

    Planning authority: Westminster.Job: Detailed plans for flats/retail (40).Value: £3 million.Client: Safeland.Agent: SBT Planning, 2 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3ST. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON - 76-88 WARDOUR STREET.

    Planning authority: Westminster.Job: Detailed plans for office (refurbishment).Value: £2 million.Client: Langbourne Property Investment.Agent: Modern Design Group, 1 The Mews, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1NN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, CITY OF LONDON - 6-9 NEWGATE STREET.

    Planning authority: City of London Corporation.Job: Detailed plans for office building.Value: £2 million.Client: Sun Life Properties.Agent: Fitzroy Robinson Partnership, 77 Portland Place, London, W1N 4EP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, CITY OF WESTMINSTER - 3-12 BRESSENDEN PLACE, VICTORIA.

    Planning authority: Westminster.Job: Outline plans granted for offices/retail/cinema/theatre.Value: £10 million.Client: Derwent Valley Holding.Agent: Robson Kelly Architects, 11-13 Pollen Street, London, W1R 9PH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, HAMMERSMITH - STAMFORD GATE STAMFORD, BRIDGE FOOTBALL GROUND, FULHAM ROAD.

    Planning authority: Hammersmith and Fulham.Job: Detailed plans for offices.Value: £2,900,000.Client: Chelsea Village.Agent: K S S Architects, Charles House, 5-11 Lower Regent Street, London, SW1Y 4LR. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, LAMBETH - FORMER STOCKWELL DEPOT AND 41 STOCKWELL GREEN.

    Planning authority: Lambeth.Job: Detailed plans for workshops and shops.Value: £2 million.Client: SLBI.Agent: Rosemount Associates, 212 St Anns Hill, London, SW18 2RU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, MERTON - TANDEM WORKS SITE, CHRISTCHURCH ROAD, COLLIERS WOOD MERTON.

    Planning authority: Merton.Job: Outline plans for retail warehouse.Value: £25 million.Client: B and Q Retail.Agent: Matthews and Goodman, 19-21 Old Bond Street, London, W1X 3DA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, SOUTHWARK - 4-6 WHITES GROUND.

    Planning authority: Southwark.Job: Detailed plans for offices (refurbishment).Value: £4 million.Client: Crips Developments.Agent: Hendry Oakshett, 15 Theed Street, London, SE1 8ST. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - LONDON, TOWER HAMLETS - ADJ PUMPING STATION, STEWART STREET.

    Planning authority: London Docklands Development Corporation.Job: Detailed plans for flats (67).Value: £2,600,000.Client: Barratt London.Agent: Lawrence and Wrightson, Voysey House, Barley Mow Passage, London, W4 4PN. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - LUTON, BEDFORDSHIRE - FLOORCARE FACTORY SITE, ELECTROLUX MAIN WORKS COMPLEX, OAKLEY ROAD.

    Planning authority: Luton.Job: Detailed plans for factory (extension).Value: £2,500,000.Client: Electrolux.Agent: Matthews and Goodman, 19-21 Old Bond Street, London, W1X 3DA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - MAIDSTONE, KENT - KATE REED WOOD, WEST MALLING.

    Planning authority: Tonbridge and Malling.Job: Outline plans for residential development (153).Value: £5, 400,000.Client: The Mereworth Estate.Agent: Keith Lamey, 31 Franklands Drive, Addlestone, Weybridge, Surrey KT15 1EG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - MANCHESTER - GREATER MANCHESTER, OPENSHAW COMPLEX, LAWTON STREET, OPENSHAW.

    Planning authority: Manchester.Job: Outline plans for training centre (3).Value: £1,500,000.Client: Greater Manchester Police.Agent: Greater Manchester Police, Sedgeley Park Training School, Sedgeley Park Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 8JT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - MEXBOROUGH, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - PASTURES ROAD.

    Planning authority: Doncaster.Job: Outline plans for industrial.Value: £5 million.Client: Wycliffe Estates.Agent: Wood Frampton, Three Spires House, Station Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6HX. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - MILTON KEYNES, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE - THE BRUNEL CENTRE, BLETCHLEY.

    Planning authority: Milton Keynes.Job: Detailed plans for shopping centre (refurbishment) (16).Value: £3,500,000.Client: London and Associated Investment.Agent: Hillier Parker May Rowden, 77 Grosvenor Street, London, W1A 2BT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - NEWARK, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - JESSOP WAY, NORTHERN ROAD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

    Planning authority: Newark and Sherwood.Job: Outline plans for distribution warehouse/offices.Value: £1,500,000.Client: Courage.Agent: Gleeds, Wilford House, 1 Clifton Lane, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11 7AT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - NEWHAVEN, EAST SUSSEX - NEWHAVEN DOWNS HOSPITAL, CHURCH HILL.

    Planning authority: Lewes.Job: Outline plans granted for nursing home/day hospital.Value: £2,600,000.Client: South Downs Health NHS Trust.Agent: Penoyre and Prasad, 78 Luke Street, London, EC2 4PY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - NEWMARKET, SUFFOLK - STUDLANDS GRANGE, FORDHAM ROAD.

    Planning authority: Forest Heath.Job: Outline plans granted for office building.Value: £2,200,000.Client: CI Industries.Agent: C I Industries, 69 Gloucester Place, London, W1H 3PF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - NEWMARKET, SUFFOLK - WHITEGATES ALLOTMENTS (SITE B), OFF BARRY LYNHAM DRIVE.

    Planning authority: Forest Heath.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses/bungalows (54).Value: £1,500,000.Client: Herd Construction.Agent: John J Overy Partnership, 35-37 Station Road, North Chingford, London, E4 7BJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - NORTHAMPTON - OFF BILLING ROAD EST.

    Planning authority: Northampton.Job: Approval of reserved matters for residential development (65).Value: £2 million.Client: Martin Grant Homes.Agent: Martin Grant Homes, Grant House, Felday Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6QP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - NORTHOLT, EALING - RAF NORTHOLT, WEST END ROAD.

    Planning authority: Hillingdon.Job: Detailed plans for bulk fuel installation.Value: £2 million.Client: Ministry of Defence.Agent: PSA (RAF), Room B1101,Whitgift Centre, Croydon, CR9 3LY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - NORTHWICH, CHESHIRE - LEICESTER STREET.

    Planning authority: Vale Royal.Job: Outline plans for retail.Value: £1,900,000.Client: Thornfield Developments.Agent: John M Harris Design, 24 St Johns North, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 3QA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - NOTTINGHAM - NOTTINGHAM GENERAL HOSPITAL.

    Planning authority: Nottingham.Job: Outline plans granted for offices.Value: £50 million.Client: Comfort House.Agent: Crampin and Pring, 23 Warser Gate, Nottingham, NG1 1NU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - NOTTINGHAM - SNEINTON MARKET, LOWER PARLIAMENT STREET, SNEINTON.

    Planning authority: Nottingham.Job: Outline plans granted for fruit and vegetable market.Value: £2,500,000.Client: Inner City Enterprises.Agent: Inner City Enterprises, 52-53 Poland Street, London, W1V 3DF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - OAKHAM, LEICESTERSHIRE - CATMOSE VALE HOSPITAL, ASHWELL ROAD.

    Planning authority: Rutland.Job: Outline plans granted for residential.Value: £1,800,000.Client: Leicestershire Mental Health.Agent: Handley and Associates, 12 Bishop Street, Town Hall Square, Leicester, LE1 6AF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - ORPINGTON, BROMLEY - FORMER TELCON FACTORY, HIGH STREET, GREEN STREET GREEN.

    Planning authority: Bromley.Job: Outline plans for houses/flats (83).Value: £2 million.Client: S G Warburg Trust Co.Agent: Rapleys, Maddox House, 1 Maddox Street, London, W1R 9WA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - ORPINGTON, BROMLEY - HEARNS RISE, ST MARY CRAY.

    Planning authority: Bromley.Job: Outline plans for houses (104).Value: £5, 200,000.Client: Broomleigh Housing Association.Agent: Architects Joint Partnership, Royal Parade Mews, Chislehurst, BR7 6NR. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - PRESTON, LANCASHIRE - OFF DUNKIRK LANE, MOSS SIDE, LEYLAND.

    Planning authority: South Ribble.Job: Outline plans granted for residential.Value: £1,700,000.Client: Lanley Developments.Agent: De Pol Associates, Lostock Lodge, Cuerden Way, Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire PR5 6BJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - PRESTON, LANCASHIRE - PARK LANE, WESHAM.

    Planning authority: Fylde.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses (73).Value: £3,200,000.Client: McLean Homes (NW and Cheshire).Agent: McLean Homes (NW and Cheshire), Gadbrook Park, Rudheath, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 7RF. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - RICHMOND, NORTH YORKSHIRE - PALLETT HILL QUARRY, LEEMING LANE, CATTERICK.

    Planning authority: Richmondshire.Job: Outline plans for motorway service area.Value: £5 million.Client: Pallett Hill Sand and Gravel.Agent: Davis Planning Partnership, 26 Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, County Durham DL3 7JX. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - RICHMOND, NORTH YORKSHIRE - SCOTCH CORNER, MIDDLETON TYAS.

    Planning authority: Richmondshire.Job: Outline plans for motorway services.Value: £2 million.Client: Esso Petroleum Company.Agent: Bowman Riley Partnership, Wellington House, Otley Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1EL. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - ROCHESTER, KENT - HOO ROAD, WAINSCOTT NORTHERN RELIEF ROAD, WAINSCOTT.

    Planning authority: Rochester Upon Medway.Job: Outline plans granted for retail development (5).Value: £12 million.Client: Safeway Food Stores.Agent: Rapleys, Maddox House, 1 Maddox Street, London, W1R 9WA. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE - WOODHOUSE ROAD, INTAKE.

    Planning authority: Sheffield.Job: Outline plans for nursing home/dwellings (10).Value: £1,500,000.Client: Lock and Maynard.Agent: Jenkins and Gothard, 77-79 East Bank Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 3PX. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - SOUTH OCKENDON, ESSEX - DAIGLEN DRIVE/BARLE GARDENS.

    Planning authority: Thurrock.Job: Outline plans for residential development.Value: £3,700,000.Client: Fairview New Homes.Agent: Fairview New Homes, 50 Lancaster Road, Enfield, EN2 0BY. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - SOUTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE - TRIANGLE SITE, TOWN QUAY.

    Planning authority: Southampton.Job: Detailed plans for residential/retail/marina/office (126).Value: £9,500,000.Client: Associated British Ports.Agent: HGP Greentree Allchurch Evans, Furzehall Farm, 110 Wickham Road, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7JH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - STOKE-ON-TRENT, STAFFORDSHIRE - GLEBE ROAD, CHEADLE.

    Planning authority: Staffordshire Moorlands.Job: Detailed plans for luxury houses (65).Value: £3 million.Client: Tay Homes.Agent: Tay Homes, 9 Swan Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6QZ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - STONE, STAFFORDSHIRE - WALTON HEATH FARM.

    Planning authority: Stafford.Job: Outline plans granted for motorway service area.Value: £2 million.Client: Granada Hospitality.Agent: Terence O'Rourke, Everdene House, Wessex Fields, Deansleigh Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 7DU. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - STONEHOUSE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE - WESTEND ROUNDABOUT.

    Planning authority: Stroud.Job: Outline plans for motorway service station (3).Value: £10 million.Client: Oldbury Services.Agent: Advanced Planning, Palace Chambers, London Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2AJ. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - SUTTON-IN-ASHFIELD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE - EDWIN STREET.

    Planning authority: Ashfield.Job: Outline plans granted for residential home/houses.Value: £1,500,000.Client: Poxton Wright and Holmes.Agent: Parkfield, Smalley Hall, Main Road, Smalley, Derby, DE7 6DS. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - SWINDON, WILTSHIRE - SITES D AND G LYDIARD FIELDS.

    Planning authority: North Wiltshire.Job: Detailed plans for distribution units.Value: £5, 300,000.Client: Equitable Life Assurance.Agent: Project Design Partnership, Ryebrook Studio, Woodcote Side, Epsom, Surrey KT18 7HD. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - TAMWORTH, STAFFORDSHIRE - LAND TO NORTH OF, COVENTRY CANAL, AMINGTON.

    Planning authority: Tamworth.Job: Approval of reserved matters for houses (160).Value: £4,800,000.Client: Walton Homes.Agent: Mason Richards Partnership, 2a Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 4SG. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - TIPTON, WEST MIDLANDS - TAME ROAD, GREAT BRIDGE.

    Planning authority: Sandwell.Job: Detailed plans for nursing home development (6).Value: £2,400,000.Client: Takare.Agent: Architectural Project Design, Takare House, Whitechapel Way, Priorslee, Telford, Shropshire TF2 9SP. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - TROWBRIDGE, WILTSHIRE - BRADLEY ROAD.

    Planning authority: West Wiltshire.Job: Outline plans granted for non-food retail.Value: £1,500,000.Client: Hattersley Heaton.Agent: Chester-Fanshaw, 31 Harcourt Street, London, W1H 1DT. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - WELSHPOOL, POWYS - OFFA`S DYKE BUSINESS PARK, FISHER ROAD, BUTTINGTON.

    Planning authority: Montgomery.Job: Outline plans granted for business park.Value: £4 million.Client: Development Board for Rural.Value: £4 million.Agent: Development Board for Rural, Ladywell House, Newtown, Powys SY16 1JB. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - WIGAN, GREATER MANCHESTER - ADJ STUART EDGAR, THREE SISTERS FACTORY, BRYN, ASHTON-IN-MAKERFIELD.

    Planning authority: Wigan.Job: Detailed plans for warehouse (extension) (5).Value: £2,200,000.Client: Stuart Edgar.Agent: Downs and Variava, 8 Grange Lane, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 0RW. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - WINCANTON, SOMERSET - OFF DEANESLY WAY/BAYFORD HILL.

    Planning authority: South Somerset.Job: Outline plans granted for residential development.Value: £2,500,000.Client: Hopkins Brothers.Agent: Chapman Warren, Fairwater House, 1 High Street, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 9JX. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PLANNING - WORKINGTON, CUMBRIA - OFF BARNCROFT CLOSE, SEATON.

    Planning authority: Allerdale.Job: Detailed plans for houses/bungalows (102).Value: £3,500,000.Client: Hassall Homes.Agent: Hassall Homes, Allerdale House, Brigham, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0XH. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: PUTTING CONCRETE BACK ON THE MAP.

  • 26May94 UK: PUTTING CONCRETE BACK ON THE MAP.

  • 26May94 UK: RAILTRACK SELL-OFF.

    The Government is planning to privatise Railtrack before the next election in a public sale that could raise up to £3.5 billion, according to press reports. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: RAILTRACK SITE GOES TO BOVIS.

    Bovis has been selected as lead contractor for the £30 million development of a 6 ha Railtrack-owned site in Bradford, West Yorkshire.The scheme, on the site of the former Forster Square station, will involve developing up to 25,000 sq m of offices and some 14,000 sq m of retail and leisure facilities. Bovis will work with developer St James Securities.St James director Roland Stross said he was 'delighted Railtrack Property has decided to work with us and Bovis as preferred developers f
  • 26May94 UK: RECOVERY GATHERS PACE.

    By Bill Fishlock.The strongest message to emerge from the current round of annual general meetings is that, however unclear the outlook, the pace of recovery has accelerated in recent months.At South-East builders merchant, Erith, for example, the firm's sales in the first four months were 16 per cent up on the same period last year.In April they were 23 per cent up on the month a year ago.Meanwhile at Hewden Stuart, chairman Sir Matthew Goodwin told the agm last week that the firm has seen t
  • 26May94 UK: RECOVERY GATHERS PACE.

  • 26May94 UK: RETAIL CASH AT RISK SAYS BPF - RETAIL CONSTRUCTION.

    Top developers this week warned that huge investments in retail construction are at risk because of the Government's opposition to out-of-town shopping centres.The British Property Federation, representing larger developers, was giving evidence to watchdog MPs on the environment select committee who are looking at the effect large greenfield shopping schemes have on the surrounding areas.The BPF fears that environment secretary John Gummer plans to force retail developments into town centres
  • 26May94 UK: REVISIONISTS AT THE COURSE OF HISTORY.

  • 26May94 UK: ROADWORKER IS CUDDLY TARGET.

    Dustmen often decorate the fronts of their lorries with discarded dolls and cuddly toys. But one Midlands site hut would be enough to make any self-respecting dustperson envious.The cuddly toys pictured above have all been tossed at roadworker David Judd by passing female motorists, apparently taken by his boyish good looks.David's collection started when two women threw him a teddy as he operated traffic lights at a roadworks on the A5 bypass near Wolverhampton. As the list of admirers has g
  • 26May94 UK: ROOF'S AIR APPARENT.

    Decra Roof Systems has introduced a new in-line tile ventilator specifically for roofs with pitches of 20 degrees and above.The vent, which has an airflow area of 10,000 sq mm, is made in five colours: terracotta, charcoal grey, teak, sea green and brindle. The colours match the standard Decra range of tiles and has the same granular finish.The ventilator can also be used as an exit point for soil stacks and other services.The company is now working on another tile vent for roof pitches of be
  • 26May94 UK: RUBBLE TROUBLE - CANTILLON HAULAGE AND DEMOLITION.

    Demolition contractor Cantillon Haulage and Demolition had its work done for it when part of a five-storey building in Southwark, south London, collapsed last Thursday.Cantillon workers had just arrived on site when a section of the fifth floor of the old Royal Eye Hospital was reduced to rubble.The incident occurred in rush hour, causing traffic chaos as roads were sealed off.William Cantillon, director of the company, said it was too early to determine the cause of the collapse, but he spec
  • 26May94 UK: SAFETY HEAD - CONSTRUCTION SAFETY CAMPAIGN.

    Carpenter Rose Dunn is taking over the chair of the Construction Safety Campaign following the early retirement of Tommy Finn. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: SEISMIC CABLE SUPPORTS - FAIRCLOUGH AND WOOD.

    Fairclough and Wood, specialist supplier of industrial fixings and support devices, now offers a range of seismic cable supports.The system is designed for use with torsion control bolts and is suitable for use in hazardous environments and high security applications.The seismic supports have recently been used to support cable trays at Sizewell B power station.Fairclough and Wood has published a brochure and wallchart describing its products, including the new seismic supports.Fairclough and
  • 26May94 UK: SETBACK FOR SIZEWELL C - NUCLEAR ELECTRIC.

    Nuclear Electric's plans to build the £3.5 billion Sizewell C power station in Suffolk suffered a severe setback last week, when energy minister Tim Eggar ruled out early privatisation of the industry.Announcing the terms of reference for the new nuclear review, Mr Eggar said privatisation 'would not be practical to do in this parliament'.The decision means fresh uncertainty for the project, which Nuclear Electric hoped would get the all-clear next year.But the firm is putting on a brave
  • 26May94 UK: SHARE PRICES - BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION - BUILDING MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION.

    Weeks' biggest movers 1993/4Rises Share price Change on week High LowBryant 159 +18 197 140RMC 923 +48 1079 848Wolseley 832 +29 975 799 FallsHiggs + Hill 113 -19 145 122Eve 425 -18 473 435Persimmon 270
  • 26May94 UK: SHELL LAB FOR £70M FACELIFT.

    A £70 million investment programme to reshape one of Britain's top industrial laboratories has been announced by Royal Dutch/Shell.The programme will upgrade, modernise and re-shape facilities at the Thornton Research Centre, which is based on a 22 ha site in Cheshire.The company has applied for detailed planning permission for a new building involving five laboratories with common facilities and support services.Work on the two-phase project will start this summer, with the first phase
  • 26May94 UK: SHORT CUT - JUBILEE LINE TUNNELLING - COSTAIN, TAYLOR WOODROW JOINT VENTURE CLOSE TO COMPLETION.

    A joint venture of Costain and Taylor Woodrow is close to completing the first stretch of tunnelling on the £1.8 billion Jubilee Line Extension.The tunnel, which is just 40 m long, is being constructed in London clay by the New Austrian Tunnelling Method. It is only the second time that major tunnelling work has been carried out by this method in London clay and it is being used as a trial for the benefit of other contractors on the Jubilee Line.The trial tunnel, which has a diameter of
  • 26May94 UK: SIT IN ON M11 SITE.

    Green campaigners brought chaos to the M11 link road project in east London on Monday when a 30-strong mob staged a sit in at the main site entrance. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: SIX IN TUSSLE FOR IMMINGHAM.

    Six contractors have been lined up to bid for the Immingham Terminal project, which is being developed on behalf of Associated British Ports (ABP) at Cleethorpes, South Humberside.The project is worth around £14 million and involves design and construction of quay walls, plus infrastructure and excavation works, says ABP.ARC Construction, Costain, Tilbury Douglas, Morrison, Trafalgar House and Alfred McAlpine must return their bids by June 10. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: SLP NETS SHELL JOB - SLP ENGINEERING.

    Offshore specialist SLP Engineering has won the contract to build a process module for Shell's Brent Charlie oil and gas field. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: SMALLEY MAKES A COMEBACK - SMALLEY INTERNATIONAL.

  • 26May94 UK: SMALLEY MAKES A COMEBACK - SMALLEY INTERNATIONAL.

    Richard Smalley, the man widely credited with developing the first mini excavator, is back in business.His new company, Smalley International, based at Morton near Bourne in Lincolnshire, says it will produce a wholly new product range to be sold worldwide. It claims to have sold its first piece of kit to a customer in Eire.Smalley International director Ann Smalley said: 'They will be totally new designs of excavators and dredgers.' And she said a Thai customer has already ordered a dredger.
  • 26May94 UK: SUBBIE STARTS TRAINING INITIATIVE - MCGINLEY.

    A new construction trainee initiative combining work on site with study at college has been launched by labour-only subcontractor McGinley.Companies including Amec, Balfour Beatty and Wimpey are participating in the scheme. But some major firms have been slow to endorse it.Managing director Dermot McGinley said that, although many firms had expressed interest in the scheme, some 'were unable to participate for one reason or another'.He added: 'Many companies throughout the construction indust
  • 26May94 UK: TARGET PRACTICE - GUN-POINT AIMS AT CIVILS SECTOR.

    Re-pointing and protective treatments specialist Gun-point is targeting the civils sector by expanding its operations to include a pressurised cementitious grouting to complement its injection pointing service.Using its own patented repointing equipment, Gun-point has already completed a number of civil engineering contracts.The most recent project is the refurbishment of Brinksway Bridge over the River Mersey at Stockport.This mid-19th century structure was widened in 1924 and so while the e
  • 26May94 UK: TEES TREAT - NORTHUMBRIAN WATER SEWAGE PLANT.

    Northumbrian Water is planning to build a £100 million sewage treatment plant on a disused ICI waste disposal site on the banks of the River Tees. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: TOBACCO FIRM FIRST TO TRAFFORD.

    The Manchester Tobacco Company is kicking off the first phase of the Giant's Field development in Trafford Park with a £47 million manufacturing plant.Amec Developments and the Trafford Park Development Corporation are joint developers for the overall programme which will result in a 35,000 sq m facility being built on the 7 ha site.The Japan Tobacco subsidiary is relocating from its present site at Ludgate Hill in Manchester where it had limited opportunities for expansion according to
  • 26May94 UK: TRACKER LEADS TO ARRESTS.

    Police recovered a £60,000 motorway maintenance vehicle using the signal from a hidden electronic tracking device.The vehicle, which was fitted with a crane, compressor and pile driver, was taken from a coned-off section of the A27 near Lewes in Sussex.But the signal from the Tracker system led police to a yard in Reigate, Surrey, where seven men were arrested after a helicopter chase. Police seized a further 20 vehicles from the site.Although it was the 40th vehicle to be recovered usin
  • 26May94 UK: TRAFALGAR, POWERGEN WIN HAMS HALL NOD.

  • 26May94 UK: TRICKLE VENT ON THE QUIET.

    K P Building Services has launched a trickle ventilator designed to overcome some of the problems arising in modern sealed buildings.Traditional trickle ventilators allow fresh air to enter the building and moisture to escape, reducing the problems of condensation.But they also let noise into the building, says K P. The company's new model is sound insulated to 30 dB.It has a removable and cleanable dust filter and is telescopic, allowing it to be fitted into walls up to 400 mm thick. It is i
  • 26May94 UK: TRIO NETS WIMPEY CONSTRUCTION £22M.

    Wimpey Construction has won three contracts together worth £22 million. The largest is a £9 million contract to build a factory and offices for ASAT (UK) at Blackwood, in Gwent. The second is a £7 million surfacing contract on a 7.3 km stretch of the M8 Edinburgh bypass at Claylands. Again in Wales, Tesco Supermarkets has appointed the contractor to build a £6 million store at Aberdare. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: TUNNEL READY TO COME UP WITH THE GOODS - CHANNEL TUNNEL.

  • 26May94 UK: TWO KILLED IN SITE ACCIDENTS.

    Two workers died in separate site accidents last Friday.Hod carrier Danny McGrory, 46, was crushed when a first floor scaffold collapsed and buried him on a job for Cala Homes at Windsor, Berkshire.Crane driver Patrick Moran, 49, died when his machine's jib folded back pinning him against the side of the cab during a demolition contract for Kavanagh near Manchester.The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the deaths. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: UCATT HITS FRESH CASH CRISIS.

    Construction union UCATT must borrow another £800,000 from bankers to survive.That is the verdict of top accountant KPMG Peat Marwick in a secret report on the financially crippled union whose overdraft could rise to £2.4 million.The document states: 'The bank is being asked to significantly increase its exposure to potential loss.'Viewed from a purely commercial perspective there is a very strong argument for the bank declining to provide any additional facility over and above that
  • 26May94 UK: UNDERGROUND BILL - REPLACEMENT CAST IRON BEAMS AT SLOANE SQUARE STATION.

    London Underground will have to spend £3 million replacing cast iron beams at the Sloane Square station following the discovery of a cracked beam supporting one of its tunnels. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: VIEWPOINT - WHY SKILLS SHORTAGES STILL DOG THE INDUSTRY.

  • 26May94 UK: WESTBURY STARTS TO ROLL - ANNUAL RESULTS.

    Cheltenham-based house builder Westbury staged a strong recovery in the year to February with pre-tax profits of £8.3 million (1992: £2.2 million loss).The firm raised its house sales to 2,685 and lifted turnover 15 per cent to £152 million. Operating profits leaped to £9.6 million from £630,000 last time.The company said the current year has started well and its hopes of greater volumes, higher selling prices and increased operating margins were being borne out.Westb
  • 26May94 UK: WHEN QUALITY TAKES A DIVE.

  • 26May94 UK: WHITETOP FIGHTS FOR ITS REPAIRS PATCH.

  • 26May94 UK: WHOLESALE REFURB - CWS WAREHOUSE ON NEWCASTLE'S QUAYSIDE.

    Emerging from the scaffolding after a £300,000 refurbishment is this former Cooperative Wholesale Society warehouse on Newcastle-Upon-Tyne's Quayside.The entire development will be worth almost £200 million and is being put together by Tyne and Wear Development Corporation, which has spent £30 million on infrastructure. Amec Building is carrying out the refurbishment and building the offices in the foreground. Future use of the CWS building has yet to be decided. CONSTRUCTION N
  • 26May94 UK: WIMPEY JOINS POWELL DUFFRYN IN RACE TO BID FOR BRITISH COAL.

  • 26May94 UK: WOOD PAINT ADDS SHEEN.

    Paint manufacturer Crown Berger has introduced a new microporous sheen finish trade paint for exterior woodwork.Called Weather Coat Wood Paint Sheen, the coating is being marketed as a self-priming alternative to traditional wood stains, varnishes and gloss paint.The coating's microporous surface allows the wood to 'breathe', and water vapour to escape. This prevents cracking and flaking, says Crown Berger.The new coating is available in briliant white, jet black, magnolia, bitter chocolate,
  • 26May94 UK: WOOLWICH INVITE - FOR PUMPING STATION.

    Six contractors have been asked by London Docklands Development Corporation to bid for the £12 million North Woolwich Pumping Station. The list is believed to include Gleeson, Miller, Kier, Sir Robert McAlpine, Mowlem and Taylor Woodrow. CONSTRUCTION NEWS
  • 26May94 UK: WORKERS RELUCTANTLY ACCEPT 2.5PC PAY DEAL.

    By Grant Prior.Construction workers are reluctantly accepting an increased pay offer of 2.5 per cent.Votes were canvassed on site last week and union leaders were expected to accept the deal formally at a meeting of the National Joint Council for the Building Industry yesterday (Wednesday).Private sector building and civil engineering employers came up with the improved offer last week. The previous offer was 1.2 per cent.Minimum rates of pay for a normal 39-hour week will rise to £163.4
  • 26May94 UK: WORLD MOVES TO RECYCLED AGGIES.

    Construction worldwide is moving towards the exploitation of recycled aggregates, according to a study just completed by the Building Research Establishment.Environmental factors are the main reason for choosing to recycle these materials, says the BRE, which has published an information paper on the subject.The paper, by Rod Collins, section head at the BRE's Inorganic Materials Division, discusses the latest developments in the specification and use of recycled material.In many countries de
  • 26May94 WORLD: WEIR WORLDWIDE - CONTRACTS WON.

    Weir Pumps of Glasgow has scooped contracts around the world worth £5 million.The biggest is a £2.5 million deal to build four variable-speed oil booster pumps for the Nahada 2 station in Oman.Other work is being undertaken for projects in Brazil, India and Canada. CONSTRUCTION NEWS

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