Latest education news and contracts
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.
Features and analysis
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.
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.
More education news
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.
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.