Latest education news and contracts
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.
Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine will between them deliver the bulk of a £1bn capital works programme for the University of Manchester.
Project starts in the three months to June were down 10 per cent compared to the same period in 2014, according to the latest Glenigan Index.
Features and analysis
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.
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.
More education news
The Royal Holloway library and student services centre will be built by Osborne, the contractor has confirmed, with enabling work to get under way next month.
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.
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.