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Latest education news and contracts

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Bouygues UK lands £27m university contract

Bouygues UK has been awarded a £27m contract to build a new graduate facility for Queen Mary University in east London.

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Bam claims £45m DfE refurb of Ian Fleming building

Bam Construct has won a £45m refurbishment contract for the Department for Education’s Whitehall headquarters.

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DfE stands firm on under-fire EFA framework

The Department for Education has no immediate plans to cancel or reprocure the Education Funding Agency’s controversial £5bn Regional Framework, despite apparent assurances from a government minister that it would do so.

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Three firms land Manchester uni framework

Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine will between them deliver the bulk of a £1bn capital works programme for the University of Manchester.

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Project starts down 10% year on year

Project starts in the three months to June were down 10 per cent compared to the same period in 2014, according to the latest Glenigan Index.

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Osborne chosen for £48m new London library

The Royal Holloway library and student services centre will be built by Osborne, the contractor has confirmed, with enabling work to get under way next month.

Reshuffle day two: No change for housing as 'Northern powerhouse' gets own minister

Prime minister David Cameron is continuing to set out his ministerial team following the Conservative Party’s victory in last week’s general election.

LDA Design wins Olympic Park UCL campus design

LDA Design has been appointed to develop a masterplan for a new 125,000 sq m campus for University College London at the Olympic Park.

Galliford Try closes £55m of schools deals

Galliford Try has reached financial close on the £38m Hull and East Riding batch of priority schools, while adding £17m of schools deals in Scotland.

Construction activity sees sharpest fall since Q1 2013

Project starts in the three months to April have fallen at the steepest rate since Q1 2013, driven by a dip in office, retail and industrial activity.

EFA £5bn framework must be scrapped, Francis Maude tells NFB

Breaking: Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said that the Education Funding Agency’s £5bn Regional Framework should be cancelled and re-procured, according to the National Federation of Builders.

Wates wins refurb scheme part-funded by Israeli billionaire

Wates has been chosen to rebuild the Old Marylebone Town Hall in a development part-funded by Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer.

Interserve wins £19m University of Edinburgh renovation

Interserve has won a £19.1m contract to restore a listed building at the University of Edinburgh.

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