Latest education news and contracts
Prime minister David Cameron is continuing to set out his ministerial team following the Conservative Party’s victory in last week’s general election.
LDA Design has been appointed to develop a masterplan for a new 125,000 sq m campus for University College London at the Olympic Park.
Galliford Try has reached financial close on the £38m Hull and East Riding batch of priority schools, while adding £17m of schools deals in Scotland.
Project starts in the three months to April have fallen at the steepest rate since Q1 2013, driven by a dip in office, retail and industrial activity.
Breaking: Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said that the Education Funding Agency’s £5bn Regional Framework should be cancelled and re-procured, according to the National Federation of Builders.
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A state-of-the-art dental hospital is being built on the site of the former BBC Pebble Mill Studios as part of a new healthcare campus.
The £10m-£50m shortlist features a huge range of sectors, from event arenas and arts colleges through to road bridges and nuclear plants.
Canal locks, offices, universities and motorways are among the exceptional projects shortlisted for their environmental achievements.
Birmingham City University campus redevelopment has been one of the largest university BIM projects in the UK and among the first to deliver fully integrated modelling across design, construction and operational management.
Nordic Construction’s residential development in Liverpool is being built substantially faster using timber-framed modules instead of more traditional steel and concrete construction methods.
Nottingham’s engineering library is being completely transformed thanks to a complex jacking and underpinning solution.
The number of school places in the UK is no longer able to meet the rising number of pupils entering the education system; this trend is set to continue.
An array of Balfour companies has been delivering luxury student digs for the University of Edinburgh.
Education is set to remain a complex sector in 2015, with routes to market becoming ever more fragmented.
Hindrances both seen and unforeseen have challenged a female-dominated team led by project manager Karen Fairhurst on a tricky education job.
LJJ Building Services Contractors is overseeing the high-end M&E for Shepherd Construction on the £50m Spring Mews accommodation scheme in Vauxhall.
Morgan Sindall is overcoming complex requirements and clusters of sinkholes to deliver a new building for the UEA that’s on course for both Passivhaus certification and BREEAM Outstanding.
Edinburgh and Glasgow are well-positioned to thrive over both the short and long term with key growth sectors offering major contracts.
Contaminated ground forced a redesign for a project on which Cardiff and Vale College students are gaining first-hand experience of construction.
A comprehensive take on building information modelling is helping a mammoth M&E installation run smoothly in Birmingham city centre.
The blaze that destroyed the university’s new laboratory offered a stark reminder of the risks construction can face. But what impact will this incident have on the future of timber-framed builds?
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Wates has been chosen to rebuild the Old Marylebone Town Hall in a development part-funded by Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer.
Interserve has won a £19.1m contract to restore a listed building at the University of Edinburgh.
ISG has been awarded the £50m deal to deliver a new building for the faculty of business and law at the University of the West of England in Bristol.
An £80m deal to build the National Automotive Innovation Centre in Coventry for the University of Warwick has gone to Balfour Beatty.
Schools minister David Laws has admitted to the Commons’ Education Committee that the government does not know the maintenance needs or rebuild costs of the English school estate.
Five contractors have been chosen for a new framework that will deliver up to £3bn of public sector investment.
Morgan Sindall has reached financial close on the £110m North-west private finance batch of the Priority School Building Programme.
The Education Funding Agency’s £5bn Regional Framework for school building should be scrapped and re-procured, a new report has urged.