Latest education news and contracts
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.
Bam Construct has landed a £27m contract to build a new school and sixth form college in Hersham, Surrey.
Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £34m nuclear waste deal for Magnox in Scotland and an £18m education scheme in Cambridge.
Features and analysis
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.
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.
More education news
Mace has won a £50m job to build a new Big Data institute for Oxford University, the contractor has confirmed.
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.
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.