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19/01/2018

HS2 Ltd has unveiled an outline concept design for the Colne Valley viaduct in Buckinghamshire. Proposals for the 3.4km-long structure have been drawn up by independent specialist architects Martin Knight in consultation with the Colne Valley Regional Park Panel, and the HS2 Independent Design Pane
19/01/2018

Electricians working on Crossrail project are set to take further strike action in a dispute over pay with their employer, Balfour Beatty. Up to 80 staff working on the Woolwich section of the scheme will take industrial action next month over the non-payment of industry standard project completion
19/01/2018

A report has revealed how a drone collided with a crane at a construction site in Kent. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said the unmanned aircraft struck the crane while documenting the site at Kemsley Mill in June last year. The report states the pilot had previously flown the drone
19/01/2018

RG Group has started work on a new 614-bed student accommodation scheme in Coventry. A total of six residential blocks. each at different stepped heights of three, seven and 10-storeys, rising to a 20-storey tower in the south-west corner of the site, will be built on Friars' Road in the city. Des
19/01/2018

A haulage and site clearance company has been prosecuted for illegally dumping thousands of tonnes of soil and stone on farmland in Devon. CC Haulage & Sons Ltd, based at Manor Farm, Colebrooke, Crediton was fined £14,000 with £5,000 in costs at Exeter Crown Court on Wednesday, 15 January. A £90,00
19/01/2018

Former Carillion apprentices are being urged to contact the Construction Industry Training Board in order to continue their training. The skills body is calling on all 1,400 apprentices to get in touch with the organisation as the CITB has worked with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)
19/01/2018

More than 2,600 new homes are to be built near Swindon. Barratt Developments has formed a new joint venture (JV) with Swindon Borough Council to build 2,670 homes across a 250-hectare site at Wichelstowe over the next 20 years. As well as the new homes, other features will include two new primary
19/01/2018

Work on a £2.7 million flood protection scheme in Birmingham is now complete. The project was officially opened today, 19 January. It will protect more than 200 homes and businesses in Selly Park South from flooding from the River Rea. Features included building a 500-metre long embankment on the
19/01/2018

Three banks have pledged to support small businesses affected by the recent collapse of industry services firm Carillion. In a bid to provide assistance for SMEs impacted by the company's liquidation, Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC and RBS have launched a £50 million fund, a £100m fund and a £75m fund
19/01/2018

A company has been prosecuted for safety breaches at a construction site in Berkshire. Portico Design and Developments Limited of Wellington Avenue, Surrey pleaded guilty/found guilty of breaching Regulation 19(1) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. It has been fined £18,0
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