• Graham gets green light for £124m M25 Junction 28

    Graham gets green light for £124m M25 Junction 28
    Graham has got the final go-ahead for its £124m upgrade of junction 28 of the M25 between the M25 and the A12 in Essex.
    Transport Secretary Grant Shapps gave the formal go-ahead on Monday marking the second major M25 junction improvement to be cleared to start in the last few days.
    Work on the major upgrade, which includes constructing a major two-lane loop road with hard shoulder for traffic travelling from the M25 to A12, will now start in the autumn.The M25 junction 28 plays suffers fro
  • Graham gets go-ahead for £124m M25 Jnct 28

    Graham gets go-ahead for £124m M25 Jnct 28
    Graham has got the final go-ahead for its £124m upgrade of junction 28 of the M25 between the M25 and the A12 in Essex.
    Transport Secretary Grant Shapps gave the formal go-ahead on Monday marking the second major M25 junction improvement to be cleared to start in the last few days.
    Work on the major upgrade, which includes constructing a major two-lane loop road with hard shoulder for traffic travelling from the M25 to A12, will now start in the autumn.The M25 junction 28 plays suffers fro
  • Race starts for £500m Scottish zero carbon hospital job

    Race starts for £500m Scottish zero carbon hospital job
    NHS Lanarkshire has fired the starting gun on the race to build a planned £500m new hospital in Wester Moffat on the outskirts of Airdrie in Scotland.
    The existing University Hospital Monklands has greatly exceeded its design life posing many operational and financial challenges said the trust.
    Under present plans, the new hospital at Wester Moffat is expected to be opened in 2028.
    Plans have been drawn up by Keppie Design serving as architect for the Monklands Replacement Project.
    New hos
  • Manchester airport taxis out £60m terminal 2 pier job

    Manchester airport taxis out £60m terminal 2 pier job
    Manchester Airport Group is igniting plans up to complete the final phases of its ambitious expansion plans.
    The operator has revealed it is preparing to begin procurement of a new £60m finger pier for terminal 2 before the end of the year.
    Forming part of phase two of the airport redevelopment plan, the new 210m three-storey high pier will offer 10 new departure gates and 6 airport nodes with fixed link bridges.
    A 20-month construction programme will get underway in the second quarter of
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  • Summer slowdown fears as latest contract award data droops

    Summer slowdown fears as latest contract award data droops
    Contract awards and planning approvals in April were well below those seen in March according to the latest Snap Analysis from leading construction industry intelligence provider Barbour ABI.
    Tom Hall, Chief Economist at Barbour ABI, said: “After a stellar performance for contract awards in March, activity was always likely to fall in April due to the Easter holidays and a new financial year, coupled with the high inherent volatility of the index.
    “The question on everyone’s li
  • Redundant House by Urban Splash staff plan legal action

    Redundant House by Urban Splash staff plan legal action
    Staff hit by the collapse of Manchester based modular business House by Urban Splash have begun the process of taking legal action following claims that it failed to properly consult staff before making them redundant.
    The offsite specialist went into administration last week with 160 staff made redundant at its Derbyshire factory and sites across the country.
    Law firm Simpson Millar said it has already been contacted by former workers who claim they were not consulted over the job losses.Its sp
  • Axed House by Urban Splash staff plan legal action

    Axed House by Urban Splash staff plan legal action
    Staff hit by the collapse of Manchester based modular business House by Urban Splash have begun the process of taking legal action following claims that it failed to properly consult staff before making them redundant.
    The offsite specialist went into administration last week with 160 staff made redundant at its Derbyshire factory and sites across the country.
    Law firm Simpson Millar said it has already been contacted by former workers who claim they were not consulted over the job losses.Its sp
  • Plan for 1,100-home complex at Leicester factory site

    Plan for 1,100-home complex at Leicester factory site
    Plans have been submitted in to redevelop a former factory site in Leicester with a mixed-use scheme of more than 1,000 homes.
    Partners Cityregen and Galliford Try Investments have submitted a hybrid planning application for the Corah Factory, the last major city brownfield site in single ownership.
    Full planning permission is sought to demolish nearly all buildings and construction of a first phase six-storey building of 44 one- and two-bed flats.The outline plans will see several building vary
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  • Farrans wins £39m Somerset recycling hub

    Farrans wins £39m Somerset recycling hub
    Bath & North East Somerset Council has formally signed a deal with Farrans to deliver the Keynsham Recycling Hub.
    The contract with Farrans was finalised after the council cabinet approved the total £39m spending needed to deliver the construction phase and the relocation of existing facilities from Midland Road in Bath.
    Works preparing the site at Pixash Lane have just commenced. When complete, the four-hectare site will include a modern recycling centre, a reuse shop for people to do
  • HS2 achieves first diesel-free construction site

    HS2 achieves first diesel-free construction site
    HS2 has announced its first completely diesel-free site.
    The Canterbury Road Vent Shaft site in South Kilburn is run by the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture (SCS JV) using a range of diesel-free technologies and greener equipment.
    Innovations on the site include one of the UK’s first 160 tonne emissions-free fully electric crawler cranes, the use of biofuels (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil) to power plant and machinery on site, an electric compressor and access to mains power on a 100% re
  • Leeds plumbing contractor sinks with loss of 30 jobs

    Leeds plumbing contractor sinks with loss of 30 jobs
    One of the largest plumbing and heating contractors in the Yorkshire region has called in administrators with the loss of around 30 staff jobs.
    Insolvency specialist FRP was called in to take over Dickinsons Plumbing and Heating after the business was unable to meet its financial obligations due to rising cost pressures on its cash flow.
    Located on the outskirts of Leeds the business, founded over 20 years ago, worked for mainly volume house builders like Bellway and Vistry in the region
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  • Balfour gets green light for £250m M25 junction 10

    Balfour gets green light for £250m M25 junction 10
    The Government finally has granted development consent for major M25 junction 10 improvements allowing Balfour Beatty to start work this autumn.
    The £250m project had been due to start in the Spring but the final decision on M25/A3 Wisley upgrade was delayed to allow further consideration of environmental matters.
    This junction is one of the busiest on our network, with almost 300,000 journeys every day. It is one of the most notorious for among the highest recorded collision rates across
  • Net Zero Buildings enjoys 300% jump in work pipeline

    Net Zero Buildings enjoys 300% jump in work pipeline
    Specialist Net Zero Buildings Ltd (NZB) has reported a 300% increase in its pipeline during the first quarter of this year following its acquisition by Premier Modular Ltd .
    NZB has relaunched with a new management team, ambitious growth strategy and new brand identity that better reflects its ethos.
    Divisional director Dan Allison is working alongside Managing Director David Harris and the wider team to drive forward its ambitious new growth strategy as it targets projects within the healthcare
  • Network Rail fined £1.4m after worker crushed by track machines

    Network Rail fined £1.4m after worker crushed by track machines
    Network Rail has been fined £1.4m after a worker was crushed between the conveyor of a 25 tonne ‘Superboss’ ballast distributor and a Kubota people carrier.The worker suffered catastrophic and life-changing injuries to his legs and spine.
    He lost 12cm of bone to his left leg and 4cm to his right leg. The tendons and nerves of his right leg were also irreparably damaged, causing permanent disability.
    A second worker suffered minor injuries to his wrist and shoulder from the coll
  • Administration confirmed at House by Urban Splash

    Administration confirmed at House by Urban Splash
    Teneo has been appointed as administrator at House by Urban Splash.
    The Enquirer revealed yesterday that staff had been sent home at the modular housing business following a shock company-wide teams call.
    A total of 160 staff have been made redundant at its Derbyshire factory and sites across the country.The modular business was demerged from regeneration giant Urban Splash in 2019 when Japan’s biggest house builder Sekisui House and Homes England invested £55m in the business.
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  • Kier picked for £350m Leatherhead regen plan

    Kier picked for £350m Leatherhead regen plan
    Mole Valley District Council has signed up Kier Property as its joint venture partner to lead the £350m regeneration of Leatherhead town centre in Surrey.
    The partners aim to redevelop the Bull Hill and Swan Centre sites with residential, commercial and retail infrastructure across an 8-10 year programme of development.
    MVDC and Kier Property are now working to secure financial and legal agreements to formalise the joint strategic partnership.
    Bull Hil site will see a residential-led devel
  • Office work uplift returns construction output to growth

    Office work uplift returns construction output to growth
    Construction output returned to 1.7% growth in March after sliding during the storms in February, helped by private housing repair and maintenance and new commercial work.
    It is the first time private commercial work has emerged as a growth driver since the pandemic, recording a 4% rise in March.
    Private housing repair and maintenance also saw strong growth up nearly 6%.Together these sectors drove a 1% rise in new work and a 3% uplift in both repair and maintenance.
    Across the first quarter (Ja
  • Urban Splash modular staff start looking for new jobs

    Urban Splash modular staff start looking for new jobs
    Staff at regeneration giant Urban Splash are looking for new jobs.
    The Enquirer understands that some sites run by the House by Urban Splash modular building operation were also closed down on Wednesday.
    Staff from a host of professions across the company suddenly took to LinkedIn to advertise themselves as “open to work”.Manchester based Urban Splash is a major player in the property and regeneration sector having developed more than 60 schemes across the country over the last 25 ye
  • Two seriously injured in London steelwork collapse

    Two seriously injured in London steelwork collapse
    Two workers were seriously injured in a major steelwork collapse at contractor Ardmore’s Hammersmith Town Hall project in West London.
    Police, fire and ambulance services attended the Hammersmith Town Hall site in King Street after the incident at around 5.41pm on Wednesday.
    A spokesman for the London air ambulance service said: “Two men were found with potentially life-threatening injuries and were taken to a central London hospital. The Health and Safety Executive has been informed
  • Two seriously injured in London scaffolding collapse

    Two seriously injured in London scaffolding collapse
    Two men are fighting for their lives after scaffolding collapsed at contractor Ardmore’s Hammersmith Town Hall project in West London.
    Police, fire and ambulance services attended the Hammersmith Town Hall site in King Street after the incident at around 5.45pm on Wednesday.
    A spokesman for the London air ambulance service said: “Two men were found with potentially life threatening injuries and were taken to a central London hospital. The Health and Safety Executive has been informed
  • Taylor Hart expands northwards with new Leeds office

    Taylor Hart expands northwards with new Leeds office
    Drylining, partitioning and suspended ceiling specialist Taylor Hart is expanding in the north of England with the opening of a new office in Cleckheaton, Leeds.
    Will Hart, Taylor Hart Managing Director & CEO said: “By expanding North, it gives us the opportunity to serve our customers better and it is indicative of expansion and growth we are seeing at the moment.”
    Taylor Hart works in conjunction with Drywall Cut Pro – the leading off-site producer of pre-cut Drywall.
    Har
  • Building facade specialist CMS goes into administration

    Building facade specialist CMS goes into administration
    Building envelope specialist CMS Enviro Systems has gone into administration.
    Joint administrators from Alvarez & Marsal are now in charge of the business which traded as CMS Group from its head office in Cumbernauld.
    The firm’s facade engineering division offered complete building envelope solutions and worked with a host of big name contractors.Latest accounts filed at Companies House show for the year to March 31 2020 CMS had a turnover of £45.3m generating a pre-tax profit of
  • More suppliers wanted on £683m waste power plant

    More suppliers wanted on £683m waste power plant
    Main contractor ACCIONA is looking to boost its supply chain on the Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at the £683m North London Heat and Power Project.
    ACCIONA will be hosting a Meet the Buyer event on Thursday  May 19 to encourage local suppliers to submit interest in working on the project.
    Suppliers from the following services are encouraged to attend this first ERF Project Meet the Buyer event:Construction and civil engineeringCivil, material and works
    Hired plant, including earth mo
  • Vistry Partnerships lands £128m London flats deal

    Vistry Partnerships lands £128m London flats deal
    Vistry Partnerships has secured a £128m contract from Legal & General to construct 480-homes on a former Homebase site in Wandsworth, London.
    Constructed over five buildings, the New Acres development was designed by architect Hawkins Brown.
    It will also create more than 15,000 sq ft of mixed-use space, with retail, office and a civic square outside a proposed new station entrance to Wandsworth Town station.
    The former Homebase site, which was cleared by Rye Demolition, is the second s
  • Taylor Wimpey to tear down half-built £48m Hackney Wick scheme

    Taylor Wimpey to tear down half-built £48m Hackney Wick scheme
    Taylor Wimpey is preparing to demolish a half-built development of 148 flats in east London after “a potential structural issue” was discovered in the concrete frame.
    Construction work was halted last year on The Factory scheme in Hackney Wick which was granted planning permission in 2019.
    The £48m mixed-use scheme is designed to reach seven storeys across the site near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.A Taylor Wimpey spokesperson said: “Following the discovery of a poten
  • Taylor Wimpey to tear down half-built £48m Hackney scheme

    Taylor Wimpey to tear down half-built £48m Hackney scheme
    Taylor Wimpey is preparing to demolish a half-built development of 148 flats in east London after “a potential structural issue” was discovered in the concrete frame.
    Construction work was halted last year on The Factory scheme in Hackney Wick which was granted planning permission in 2019.
    The £48m mixed-use scheme is designed to reach seven storeys across the site near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.A Taylor Wimpey spokesperson told the BBC: “Following the discovery of
  • Data centre work lifts TClarke orders to record high

    Data centre work lifts TClarke orders to record high
    Building services contractor TClarke has seen orders soar to £585m from £472m a year ago fuelled by data centre jobs which are now expected to account for a third of this year’s turnover.
    Group chief executive Mark Lawrence will tell the agm today that the business is well on track to delivering next year’s target of £500m turnover.
    He reported trading in the early months of the 2022 financial year has continued to be strong and forecast revenues of £410
  • HS2 Project Bank Accounts “not worth paper they are written on”

    HS2 Project Bank Accounts “not worth paper they are written on”
    Project Bank Accounts on HS2 have been dismissed as “not worth the paper they are written on” after failing to protect subcontractors hit by the collapse of civils specialist Roadbridge.
    Subcontractors and suppliers have been left holding unpaid invoices worth more than £22.5m after Roadbridge went down – with most of the debts racked up on the firm’s HS2 contracts.
    Its largest deal was in a joint venture with Tarmac working for main contractor EKFB (Eiffage, Kier,
  • Phoenix ME forecast revenue to rebound by 20%

    Phoenix ME forecast revenue to rebound by 20%
    London building services specialist Phoenix ME is predicting sales revenue will rebound by 21% this year as UK orders compensate for a post-Brexit lull in European data centre work.
    Latest published accounts show turnover fell £50m to £140m in the year to 30 September 2021, knocking down pre-tax profit by a quarter to £5m.
    As a result operating margin slipped from around 4% previously to 3.5%, while over the year average headcount fell by nearly 100 to 307 staff.The current ord
  • Spie boss joins United Living as new MD of infrastructure

    Spie boss joins United Living as new MD of infrastructure
    United Living Group has appointed a new managing director of its infrastructure services division as part of a combined rebrand and restructure of the division to support future growth.
    Both Fastflow Energy Services and Fastflow Pipeline Services will change their company names with immediate effect to United Living Energy and United Living Water respectively.
    Both firms will continue to sit within United Living Infrastructure Services.
    As part of the changes, former Spie regional director of in
  • Vinci/McAlpine JV wins £90m rehab hospital

    Vinci/McAlpine JV wins £90m rehab hospital
    Integrated Health Projects has been confirmed as main contractor to construct the £90m National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) near Rempstone in Nottinghamshire
    The NRC will be one of the early schemes to be delivered under the government’s commitment to build 40 new hospitals by 2030.
    The IHP alliance of Vinci and McAlpine can now start pre-construction activity on the site and main construction will start subject to final agreements from Government.Procurement was run under the P22 De
  • Winners revealed for £1.1bn demolition framework

    Winners revealed for £1.1bn demolition framework
    Framework provider Pagabo has confirmed the 29 winners of its new £1.1bn demolition and land preparation framework.
    All winning firms are members of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors and the framework is now live and will run for four years.
    Jason Stapley, managing director at Pagabo, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response we had to the tender process for this framework and are really pleased to be bringing a unique and compliant procurement route to demo
  • BAM lands largest ever fit-out job

    BAM lands largest ever fit-out job
    Nuveen Real Estate has appointed BAM Construction Scotland to deliver the fit-out for the landmark ‘steel ribbon’ hotel complex forming the centrepiece of the £1bn St James Quarter development.
    BAM will fit-out 244  guest rooms and public areas across the three buildings that make up the 12-storey W Edinburgh hotel complex.
    Jim Ward, regional director of BAM Construction Scotland, added: “This is a prestigious, striking, and high-quality development for Scotland.&ldq
  • ISG joins structural steel re-use project

    ISG joins structural steel re-use project
    Contractor ISG has signed up to a Government-backed project to scope out the potential for the reuse of structural steel in new projects.
    The DISRUPT project – Delivering Innovative Steel ReUse ProjecT – is being steered by Alliance for Sustainable Building Products, which has secured Innovate UK funding to prove that steel reuse has a major role to play in mitigating climate change.
    Its value chain team also includes steel reuse experts and stockholders Cleveland Steel and Tubes&nbs
  • Major hotel plan for Birmingham Central Methodist Hall

    Major hotel plan for Birmingham Central Methodist Hall
    Plans have been submitted plans to transform Birmingham’s Central Methodist Hall into a large hospitality complex including a 150-bedroom hotel.Irish Hospitality Group Press Up is behind the plan to restore the building, which more recently acted as a live music venue, but has been left vacant since 2017.
    Designs by Todd architects include adding a three-floor rooftop extension to the 1904 building which will be known as the Dean Birmingham.The hotel project will see the building’s c
  • Vinci lands West Midlands multi-storey HS2 car parks

    Vinci lands West Midlands multi-storey HS2 car parks
    Vinci Construction UK has been appointed as design and build contractor for two new multi-storey car parks near Solihull in the West Midlands.
    The car parks will be adjacent to the new HS2 Interchange Station which is at the heart of emerging plans for Arden Cross – a new 140-hectare mixed-use development.
    The 13 month contract was awarded under the Pagabo framework and will see Vinci work for client the Urban Growth Company (UGC).Construction will not start until 2027 at the earliest to f
  • Roadbridge UK went down owing £60m

    Roadbridge UK went down owing £60m
    Failed civils contractor Roadbridge UK went down owing more than £22.5m to subcontractors and suppliers among its total debts of £60m.
    The firm’s supply chain is unlikely to receive a penny for its invoices which are now worthless.
    An update from administrator Grant Thornton also revealed that Bank of Ireland is owed €35m.Hundreds of unsecured creditors are listed in the report revealing the extent of Roadbridge’s debts across the whole supply chain.
    The firm’s
  • Plan unveiled for Liverpool’s first net zero office

    Plan unveiled for Liverpool’s first net zero office
    Developer Sciontec has unveiled details of the next landmark building at Liverpool’s Paddington Village in the heart of the Knowledge Quarter.
    The firm has gone out to public consultation ahead of submitting plans for what it claims will be Liverpool’s first operational net zero carbon building.
    Liverpool City Council as landowner is working with Sciontec to deliver the £35m Hemisphere project.Alongside the 120,000 sq ft of Grade A office provision, Hemisphere will include an a
  • Dunore look to shake-up utility sector

    Dunore look to shake-up utility sector
    Startup Dunore Utility Connections has achieved rapid growth in the nine-months since launch as its founders look to disrupt the market.
    In July 2021, two industry veterans, Tim Carroll and Jon Newsham joined forces to challenge the traditional working practices and standards in the utility industry.
    In a short space of time the Northampton-based firm has developed a reputation as a trusted partner for construction and development companies who are faced with the challenge of navigating the comp
  • Bid race for tunnels on £150m Tube station upgrade

    Bid race for tunnels on £150m Tube station upgrade
    Transport for London has put contractors on alert ahead of starting the bid contest for tunnelling work on the £150m Elephant & Castle station capacity upgrade.
    The project will involve the design and construction of passenger tunnels connecting a new station box to existing London Underground platforms.
    The station upgrade forms part of the wider redevelopment of Elephant & Castle, including the new shopping centre project being built by Multiplex for developer Delancey.
    This will
  • HS2 buys pivotal Manchester station site

    HS2 buys pivotal Manchester station site
    HS2 has struck a deal with developer Bruntwood to buy a key site in readiness for construction of Manchester’s new high speed railway station.
    The purchase of Square One on Travis Street marks HS2’s second major property acquisition in the city centre in just over 12 months, following its purchase of the Store Street site in April 2021.
    Both sites are pivotal to the creation of the new high speed station that will be built adjacent to the existing Piccadilly Station.Early works suppo
  • Amount owed to nmcn subbies and suppliers soars to £115m

    Amount owed to nmcn subbies and suppliers soars to £115m
    The amount owed to subcontractors and suppliers following the collapse of nmcn has nearly doubled to £115m.
    The latest administrator’s report filed at Companies House by Grant Thornton reveals the updated debt estimate – with unsecured creditors unlikely to get a penny for their worthless invoices.
    The previous update last October put supply chain debts at £60m.That has now soared to £115.3m with more than 3,000 subcontractors and suppliers owed cash.
    The report sta
  • Winvic seals deal on £1bn West Midlands Interchange

    Winvic seals deal on £1bn West Midlands Interchange
    Winvic has beaten rivals Laing O’Rourke, Buckingham and VolkerFitzpatrick to sign a pre-construction services agreement for the £1bn West Midlands Interchange, near Birmingham.
    The 734-acre strategic rail freight interchange at M6 Junction 12 will be one of Europe’s largest new logistics sites.
    The vast project will offer over 8m sq ft of prime logistics space, with shed units ranging from 200,000 to 1.2m sq ft.The logistics will be supported by a dedicated rail hub enabli
  • Vinci Construction UK profit doubles to £24m

    Vinci Construction UK profit doubles to £24m
    Vinci Construction UK saw pre-tax profit double last year to £24m as the business bounced back from the adverse impacts of Covid.
    The jump in profit was delivered after revenue lifted by 37% to £1.2bn last year – returning to peak turnover levels achieved 10 years ago.
    The improvement in trading saw net cash improved by a nearly a quarter to £312m.
    Chairman Gilles Godard said: “The business has rebounded strongly since the Covid-19 pandemic last year.“Each of
  • Council fined after highways team hit by hand -arm vibration syndrome

    Council fined after highways team hit by hand -arm vibration syndrome
    Lancashire County Council has been fined £50,000 after several employees carrying out work in the highways department developed a debilitating nerve condition as a result of failure to control exposure to vibration.
    Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that, in February 2019, HSE received a RIDDOR report from Lancashire County Council, relating to the diagnosis of a case of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVs).
    An improvement notice was served to the council in July 2019 requiring the c
  • Laing O’Rourke tops April contracts league

    Laing O’Rourke tops April contracts league
    Laing O’Rourke netted first place in the contract awards rankings for April after finally agreeing to a fixed price contract for Everton’s new waterfront stadium.
    The main construction contract was signed last month after O’Rourke agreed to lock-in construction costs of the new 52,888-capacity Bramley-Moore Dock stadium.
    Kier ranked second for the month mainly off the back of a single contract worth £460m for the A417 missing link highway upgrade between Gloucester and Sw
  • Recovery slows as storm clouds gather over construction

    Recovery slows as storm clouds gather over construction
    Construction buyers reported another strong rise in output in April – but the speed of recovery lost momentum as storm clouds continue to gather over the industry.
    Higher costs and worries about the economic outlook started to act as a brake on demand while the degree of optimism about future workloads sunk to the lowest since September 2020.
    The bellwether S&P Global / CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index hit 58.2 in April – down from 59.1 in March.It was still
  • Plans in for 500 rental homes at Leeds riverside

    Plans in for 500 rental homes at Leeds riverside
    Manchester developer Glenbrook has submitted full detailed planning for two build to rent blocks as part of a £280m masterplan for the development of Whitehall Riverside in Leeds city centre.
    The Sheppard Robson designed plan comprises 500 build to rent apartments across two blocks of 15 and 18 storeys with commercial space at ground floor.
    Danny Roberts, senior development manager at Glenbrook, said: “Whitehall Riverside represents one of the best residential development opportuniti
  • Skanska to install Midlands’ longest rail bridge – video

    Skanska to install Midlands’ longest rail bridge – video
    Final preparations are underway to install a landmark railway bridge in Birmingham that will become the longest single-span railway structure in the West Midlands.
    The new 2,600-tonne structure, known as the SAS 13 bridge, has been pre-assembled by contractor Skanska over the last 22 months in a huge compound beside the existing railway lines.
    This weekend the 92-metre-long bridge in Stechford will be driven into place to allow HS2 tracks to pass underneath it.
    
    Eighteen huge remote-cont
  • HSE issues mast climber safety alert

    HSE issues mast climber safety alert
    The Health and Safety Executive has issued an alert over a serious technical fault on mast climbing work platforms which could lead to them collapsing  on site.
    Safety experts have discovered some mast climbers, which rely on two independent motor drive units per mast as the means to prevent the platform falling with overspeed, are not fitted with suitable and sufficient controls to manage this risk.
    The HSE said: “This means work platforms could fall from height where mechanical faul

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