Latest education news and contracts
Bangor University has admitted that an arts centre being built by Miller Construction will not be ready until next year.
A £100m mixed-use ‘innovation quarter’ in Brighton has been approved by planners.
Balfour Beatty has won a £39m student accommodation development for Unite Students in London.
A fire has destroyed a semi-completed £20m timber-framed laboratory at the University of Nottingham.
NG Bailey has won the £9.2m M&E package for Carillion at the £42m University of Birmingham New Library redevelopment.
Features and analysis
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?
More than three-quarters of councils did not receive enough government money to create the extra school places needed in their area, according to research by the Local Government Association.
It’s no secret it’s been a tough environment for architects over the past few years.
Which university is seeking three contractors for an eight-year framework?
With the Russell Group boasting opportunities worth £9bn, how can contractors ensure they win a share?
The north-east of Scotland has been economically buoyant ever since the discovery of offshore oil and gas. With construction still booming, how can contractors take advantage and what challenges will they face?
Restoring a cinematic landmark on Regent Street to its former glory is no easy task – particularly when it’s in the middle of a live university.
A jet engineering testing facility and historic mines underfoot were just some of the challenges posed to Balfour Beatty by the steel city’s newest landmark.
The local Sikh community has added £1.1m to the EFA’s funding through voluntary labour, finance and materials to help deliver a new multi-faith school build.
This year kicked off with fresh confidence that the UK’s construction industry is finally levelling off following some considerably challenging times.
Former education secretary Lord Baker says the UK is poor at delivering technical education and skills for the industry. But his drive for more UTCs is calling on contractors to step up and tackle the sector’s looming skills crisis.
A last-minute rethink sent contractor Wates Construction and designer Capita Symonds back to the drawing board during the delivery of a new school in north-west London.
Bad weather and an unexpected geotechnical challenge faced the contractor on a north London speed build.
PF2 was a welcome shot in the arm but, despite a rush of initial publicity, it has had a quiet start to life.
Guaranteeing constant access to books in a quiet and dust-free environment has been a major challenge at the University’s library.
Construction output’s growth in 2013 is a step in the right direction, but the industry’s largest sectors are shrinking in share and output is still some way off peaks we have seen both pre-recession and during the downturn.
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Galliford Try has been appointed to the Education Funding Agency’s North and North East Lincolnshire £47.6m batch of eight schools.
ISG has won a contract to deliver an engineering centre of excellence and a tourism centre at Petroc’s North Devon College in Barnstaple.
Unite Group is on track to develop almost 10,000 new bed spaces in the next three years and is open to working with new contractors, its managing director of property has said.
Bam Construction is set to win a £45m scheme to build a major museum in Dundee.
Heriot-Watt University has appointed Bowmer & Kirkland to build the new National Performance Centre for Sport at its Edinburgh campus.
Osborne has been named preferred bidder for a £14m new college campus in Colindale, North London.
Unite Group has reported a 16.6 per cent increase in profits in the first half of 2014 and a growing pipeline in London and across the UK.
The University of Cambridge has shortlisted 18 contractors for the first phase of its £1bn North West Cambridge Development.