Latest education news and contracts
Bam Construction has been appointed by Sheffield City Council to build a £14m school on the site of the former Don Valley stadium in the city.
Exclusive: The Education Funding Agency has removed 20 “commercially unattractive” schools from Priority School Building Programme batches to ensure greater tendering interest among contractors.
The University of Cambridge has appointed Bam Construction to deliver £80m of work at its £1bn North West Cambridge Development.
Contractors have been invited to bid on a new £3bn framework for social infrastructure in the UK by NPS.
The Treasury has confirmed it will guarantee borrowing up to £292m to help finance the University of Northampton’s Waterside relocation project.
Features and analysis
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?
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.
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There is room for 630,000 new homes in London by building flats above public buildings, according to research by WSP.
Major UK projects across energy, transport, schools and skills have featured in this year’s KPMG Infrastructure 100: World Markets report.
Vinci Construction UK has been awarded a £20m deal to build the University of Bath’s £20m new academic research and teaching building.
The Education Funding Agency has appointed Laing O’Rourke to deliver the Yorkshire batch of privately financed schools under the Priority School Building Programme.
Willmott Dixon has been appointed to build a £34.5m super school for 1,000 pupils in Llandysul, Wales.
Kier has been appointed to design, build and maintain two secondary schools in South Ayrshire, Scotland, worth £57m.
A new report from Scape claims that recent growth in GDP has masked the full extent of the UK’s reduced construction output.
The Education Funding Agency has appointed Galliford Try as preferred bidder for the latest batch of London priority schools in Greenwich, Lewisham and Croydon.