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BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ for new Bristol office scheme

A speculative office building designed by Bush Consultancy has achieved a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ design stage certificate – the highest rating for sustainability. Aurora, located in Bristol’s central business district, was benchmarked on the latest BREEAM assessment guidance. The project team... View Article

Partners appointed to £7 billion National Construction framework

Scape Group, the public sector owned built environment specialist, has appointed Willmott Dixon, Robertson, Wates and Lendlease as lead contractors across the five lots of its new National Construction framework. The framework introduces multiple lead contractors, supported by an extensive... View Article

First housing scheme on site at Spinning Gate development

Manchester based Trafford Housing Trust (THT) and leading London housing association London and Quadrant (L&Q) have begun work on the first housing scheme under their landmark 50/50 joint venture (JV). Executives from Trafford Housing Trust and L&Q were joined by... View Article

A Concrete Plan

By Dr Bill Price, National Commercial Technical Manager, Tarmac Cement We’ve been packing cement and unpacking myths for years, which make us pretty expert on what makes the perfect concrete mix. But not everyone has as many years’ experience, and... View Article

Modular firm wins place on framework

Actavo Building Solutions, claimed to be “the UK’s fastest-growing modular building company” has been awarded a number of lots on the new four-year, £750m NHS modular building framework. The firm commented: “With NHS bed availability at an all-time low, increasing... View Article

NCC to build Finspång Medical Centre

Swedish developer NCC has been commissioned to design and build the Finspång Medical Centre in south eastern Sweden to replace outdated healthcare facilities, in a contract estimated at approximately SEK500m (£45m). The project, which is being developed with the region... View Article

Spring in step for construction starts in March

The value of work starting on site in the three months to March was 2% higher than during the same period a year ago, according to the latest Glenigan Index. On a seasonally adjusted basis, starts were also 2% up... View Article
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