Construction News http://www.construction.co.uk Kier Wins £40m Highways England Design Contract http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226284/kier-wins-40m-highways-england-design-contract http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226284/kier-wins-40m-highways-england-design-contract Kier has won a £40 million contract to carry out design work for Highways England. The five-year design services deal will see the company prepare technical designs and undertake supporting work for Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Highways England Seeks Views On A303 Stonehenge Proposals http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226294/highways-england-seeks-views-on-a303-stonehenge-proposals http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226294/highways-england-seeks-views-on-a303-stonehenge-proposals A consultation on proposals to improve the A303 past Stonehenge is set to close next month. The Highways England scheme, which involves moving the A303 road further away from the stones and putting i Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Amey To Invest Over £12m In New Safety Vehicles http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226283/amey-to-invest-over-12m-in-new-safety-vehicles http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226283/amey-to-invest-over-12m-in-new-safety-vehicles Amey has unveiled plans to invest more than £12 million in new, safety-equipped vehicles across its UK environmental services accounts. The vehicles have been designed with safety as a top feature, i Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Building Firm Prosecuted For Work At Height Safety Breaches http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226285/building-firm-prosecuted-for-work-at-height-safety-breaches http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226285/building-firm-prosecuted-for-work-at-height-safety-breaches A building firm has been prosecuted for breaching work at height safety regulations. Select Quality Homes Ltd of Middleton Road, Chadderton, Oldham pleaded guilty to breaches of Regulation 6(3) of th Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Site/Ground Investigation Sector In Danger Of %apos;Overheating%apos; http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226282/site-ground-investigation-sector-in-danger-of-overheating http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226282/site-ground-investigation-sector-in-danger-of-overheating Specialist drilling contractors have warned the site/ground investigation sector is in danger of overheating. The British Drilling Association (BDA) warned that the sector may not be large enough or Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT CT1 Teams Up With TalkSPORT For Competition http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226297/ct1-teams-up-with-talksport-for-competition http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226297/ct1-teams-up-with-talksport-for-competition Building materials supplier CT1 has teamed up with TalkSPORT to give away a once in a lifetime trip for two people to see one of the most famous footballing fixtures in the sports history, El Clasico. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Balfour Beatty JV Wins £185m Contract http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226224/balfour-beatty-jv-wins-185m-contract http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226224/balfour-beatty-jv-wins-185m-contract A Balfour Beatty joint venture (JV) has won a £185 million contract to install a major electricity cable through the Channel Tunnel. The company will work alongside Prysmian Group to develop a 65km e Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Plans Submitted For Waterbeach Barracks Housing Development http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226223/plans-submitted-for-waterbeach-barracks-housing-development http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226223/plans-submitted-for-waterbeach-barracks-housing-development Up to 6,500 new homes are to be built on a former airfield and barracks site in Cambridgeshire. Developer Urban&Civic and the Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon, have submitted plans to b Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Govt To Invest £191m In South West Region http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226267/govt-to-invest-191m-in-south-west-region http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226267/govt-to-invest-191m-in-south-west-region The Government has unveiled plans to invest £191 million in the South West region. Announced by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, the cash boost aims to help generate jobs, support businesses and en Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Unite Calls On Govt To Outlaw Umbrella Companies http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226259/unite-calls-on-govt-to-outlaw-umbrella-companies http://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/226259/unite-calls-on-govt-to-outlaw-umbrella-companies Union Unite has called on the UK Government to outlaw "highly immoral" umbrella companies. A recent BBC Look North report revealed how workers operating under umbrellas companies in construction and Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT