Distributor Road - Balfour Beatty

  This week (Monday 27th March – Saturday 1st April) Balfour Beatty welcomes members of the public to its construction sites across the UK to support Build UK’s Open Doors event. This popular annual event welcomes members of the public from all age ranges and professions including students, those seeking guidance on alternative career paths and those who are interested in the built environment, to visit a construction site in

FM News Post Brexit skills Balfour Beatty

Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive and founder of The 5% Club, has called for the construction industry to play its part in addressing the skills crisis post-Brexit. Founded three years ago, The 5% Club seeks to have its member companies pledge to achieving at least 5% of their employee base consist of apprentices, sponsored students or graduate trainees within 5 years of joining, demonstrating their commitment to training

Gateshead Powerhouse Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has completed construction of one of the North East region’s first energy centres in Gateshead, which will generate and supply heat and power for homes, businesses and public buildings across Gateshead Town Centre.   The innovative scheme, called the Gateshead District Energy Centre, will provide locals with cheaper power and heat whilst also reducing demand on the national grid. Balfour Beatty constructed this complex

Commercial Property London

Improving the capital’s infrastructure – through Crossrail 2, a new runway at Heathrow and East London river crossings – is key to the city’s future success and ability to compete, according to the latest CBI/CBRE London Business Survey.   Over eight in ten (84%) of London’s companies see Crossrail 2 as being central to the capital’s successful expansion. Meanwhile, a similar number of firms (80%) think sticking to the Government’s

Balfour Beatty BIM4 Highways

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, welcomed over 70 industry specialists to its head office in Canary Wharf, London, last week to launch the BIM4 Highways Group which will look to understand the benefits and challenges of implementing BIM (Building Information Modelling) Level 2 in the Road and Highways sectors.  The launch saw discussion of the group’s mission, activities undertaken so far and goals for 2017 and beyond. It also

SWG PPP Survey

Service Works Group (SWG), has today announced the launch of a new survey, exploring the operational phase of PPP (public-private partnership) projects, in collaboration with leading industry journal, Partnerships Bulletin and its sister publication, P3 Bulletin.   The survey is now live and is open to industry professionals to gather insight and identify trends on the optimisation of operational and contractual procedures for future PPP projects. PPP contracts now play

Commercial Property London

Despite some concern surrounding potential relocation of companies based in the UK, demand from overseas buyers was up notably across all areas of the market in Q4 2016. Demand increased for a second straight quarter with the growth in enquiries gaining momentum, as 21% more respondents saw a rise in demand in Q4 up from 9% more in Q3. Foreign investment also saw a rebound, with the weaker exchange rate

HC Summit Construction

Industry leaders unite once again under the guidance of the Health in Construction Leadership Group   The Health in Construction Leadership Group (HCLG) yesterday welcomed over 300 Construction leaders and influencers yesterday for a second summit to continue the discussion on reducing the burden of ill-health in the construction industry, one year on since the inaugural event. At the first summit held in January 2016, over 150 CEOs from across

Aberstwyth Innovation Campus 2

Willmott Dixon has secured its second landmark university campus project in two weeks with Aberystwyth University appointing the company for its £27 million Innovation and Enterprise Campus.   Willmott Dixon has been selected for the pre-construction stage to work with the university’s team to develop a detailed technical design for the new campus, which will provide world leading facilities and the expertise to create market focused solutions for the agri-tech

FM Voice Amey compeltes works ahead of schedule

Leading public services provider Amey has successfully completed phase one of two enabling works on the South West Storm Relief Sewer as part of London Underground’s highly-anticipated Northern Line Extension (NLE), targeted for completion in 2020.   Undertaken on behalf of FLO – a Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O’Rourke joint venture – the works saw Amey design and install eight articulation joints along a 55m section of the sewer, which