Latest education news and contracts
The North-west and Scotland both saw commercial activity rise by over 15 per cent in the 12 months to Q2 2015, driven by the industrial and logistics sectors.
Councils will have to build 1,600 new primary schools in the next nine years to cope with the UK’s growing population, according to new research from Scape Group.
Willmott Dixon has bagged a £21m contract to build three schools in Milton Keynes as part of Scape Group’s £1.25bn national major works framework.
Interserve has bagged its first construction contract with the University of York on its £16m Heslington West campus development.
Balfour Beatty is set to become construction partner on the University of Manchester’s new £350m flagship engineering campus.
Features and analysis
Bam is replacing two ageing schools with one impressive 1,800-pupil institution featuring a spacious ‘street’-based design.
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.
More education news
Midas Group chief executive Alan Hope has accused the Education Funding Agency’s regional frameworks of “squeezing out the little guys” and restricting work for SMEs.
The University of Glasgow has fired the starting gun on its planned £750m campus transformation.
Willmott Dixon has bagged a £20m job to deliver the central hub at the University of Warwick as part of Scape Group’s National Major Works framework.
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.