Latest education news and contracts
A new £3bn social infrastructure framework will procure school building projects at the same rates as the Education Funding Agency, Construction News has learned.
Seventy-three per cent of local authorities have cancelled or postponed planned built environment projects in the past two years, research by Scape Group has revealed.
Kier has poached former Galliford Try commercial director Callum Leslie to lead its commercial work in Scotland and the North-east, Construction News has learned.
Morgan Sindall has been awarded a £40.6m deal to expand six schools in the London Borough of Southwark.
The Education Funding Agency has appointed Carillion and Equitix for the £190m Midlands privately financed batch of Priority School Building Programme schools.
Features and analysis
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?
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.
More education news
Morrison Construction has been appointed as main contractor for the British Geological Survey and Heriot-Watt University’s new Lyell Centre.
The chancellor has delivered his Autumn Statement. Here are some excerpts on issues affecting the construction industry.
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.
There is room for 630,000 new homes in London by building flats above public buildings, according to research by WSP.