Construction News https://www.construction.co.uk Govt Funding Secured For Midland Metropolitan Hospital Project https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248679/govt-funding-secured-for-midland-metropolitan-hospital-project https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248679/govt-funding-secured-for-midland-metropolitan-hospital-project The Government has agreed to provide the remaining funding to deliver the Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Smethwick. Construction work at the project was halted earlier this year when main contracto Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT £10m Loughton Housing Scheme Hit By Fire https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248676/10m-loughton-housing-scheme-hit-by-fire https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248676/10m-loughton-housing-scheme-hit-by-fire A £10 million housing development has been badly damaged by a fire in Loughton, Essex. The blaze broke out at the scheme in Burton Road on Friday, 17 August. No injuries were reported. Contractor Mu Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT Interserve Secures £13m Contract https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248675/interserve-secures-13m-contract https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248675/interserve-secures-13m-contract Interserve has been chosen to deliver a new £13 million child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS) unit in Leeds. The project will be developed on the site of St Mary%apos;s Hospital in Armley on behalf o Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT Graham To Deliver New R&D Facility In Reading https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248720/graham-to-deliver-new-r-d-facility-in-reading https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248720/graham-to-deliver-new-r-d-facility-in-reading NI-based contractor Graham has been selected to deliver a new research facility in Berkshire. Multinational manufacturer Procter & Gamble has chosen the firm to deliver the Innovation Centre in Readi Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT Britcon Records 67% Rise In Net Profit https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248713/britcon-records-67-rise-in-net-profit https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248713/britcon-records-67-rise-in-net-profit Civil engineering firm Britcon has reported a 67% rise in net profits for trading in 2017. With turnover rising 4.5% compared with 2016 to £45 million, the figure consolidates the near 30% growth in Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT Plymouth Landlord Prosecuted For Serious Gas Safety Failings https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248680/plymouth-landlord-prosecuted-for-serious-gas-safety-failings https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248680/plymouth-landlord-prosecuted-for-serious-gas-safety-failings A landlord has been prosecuted for serious gas safety failings at his rental property in Plymouth. Lokendra Kumar Khadka of Albert Road, Plymouth, has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment, suspen Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT TRJ Continues Work On £2.6m Carmarthen Library Extension https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248677/trj-continues-work-on-2-6m-carmarthen-library-extension https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248677/trj-continues-work-on-2-6m-carmarthen-library-extension Contractors TRJ are continuing work on a £2.6 million library extension project in Carmarthen, Wales. The Y Stordy scheme involves building an archive extension to the rear of Carmarthen library. In Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT Work To Start On £105m Durham University Project https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248630/work-to-start-on-105m-durham-university-project https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248630/work-to-start-on-105m-durham-university-project Construction work is to begin on a new £105 million college facilities project for Durham University. An Interserve-led consortium has reached financial close for the project, which will see two new Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT Concerns Raised Over £356 Per Hour Fee For Carillion Liquidators https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248654/concerns-raised-over-356-per-hour-fee-for-carillion-liquidators https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248654/concerns-raised-over-356-per-hour-fee-for-carillion-liquidators Concerns have been raised over the fees accountancy firms can charge when a company falls into administration after it was revealed Carillion%apos;s appointed liquidator, PwC, charged on average £356 per h Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT River Trent Flood Protection Works Underway https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248612/river-trent-flood-protection-works-underway https://www.construction.co.uk/construction-news/248612/river-trent-flood-protection-works-underway Work has started on a £13.3 million project to protect villages on both sides of the river Trent in North Lincolnshire. The scheme, located in Scunthorpe, was awarded to VBA, a joint venture compris Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT