Latest education news and contracts
The future of the CITB could be in doubt after the government unveiled plans for a new economy-wide apprenticeship levy.
Carillion has reached financial close on a Midlands PF2 batch of schools worth £192m.
Morgan Sindall has been handed a contract to build a new £27.5m building for the University of Huddersfield.
Galliford Try has reached an agreement to build a new £56m high school in Shetland.
The UK’s biggest clients will present their pipelines and methods of collaboration, with 50 government, private sector and supply chain speakers already confirmed for the Construction News Summit 2015.
Features and analysis
Thousands of eager students received their A-level results this month and many are now planning their move to a new town or campus and considering what accommodation is available.
Contractor is taking on tricky heritage challenges to refurbish one of the original red-brick university’s red-brick buildings.
A recent case has put the spotlight on the VAT position at the outset of any project – and that, in phased developments, the status of each phase will be considered separately.
How Bam used concrete to create a minimal vibration research environment when building the National Graphene Institute.
Man City is known for big spending on star players but it also has an ambitious programme off the pitch. Head of infrastructure Pete Bradshaw explains what it wants from construction partners.
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.
More education news
Galliford Try has reached financial close with the Education Funding Agency on the £48.5m North and North-east Lincolnshire batch of Priority School Building Programme schools.
Contractors are set to bid for places on a £300m design-and-build framework for councils in the East of England.
The University of Cambridge has laid out plans for a five-year construction framework that could be worth up to £500m.
Bouygues is set to bag a £100m contract to build a new international headquarters for Cambridge University’s exams board.
Willmott Dixon and procurement body Scape will make their Sunesis pre-designed school building technology available to private sector clients after launching it as a standalone company.
Bouygues UK has been awarded a £27m contract to build a new graduate facility for Queen Mary University in east London.
Bam Construct has won a £45m refurbishment contract for the Department for Education’s Whitehall headquarters.
The Department for Education has no immediate plans to cancel or reprocure the Education Funding Agency’s controversial £5bn Regional Framework, despite apparent assurances from a government minister that it would do so.