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Roman baths scrub up well at Segedunum

Conservation work on a Roman Bath House and a section of Hadrian’s wall at Segedunum Roman Fort in North Tyneside now completed and the area is open for visitors. The Roman bath house was buried under a pub and until… Continue Reading →

Go-ahead for £344m London City Airport expansion

The final planning green light has been granted for a £344m expansion of London City Airport. Work will create 500 construction jobs building an extended terminal, new aircraft taxiway and parking spaces for planes. London City Airport will also make… Continue Reading →

Government action needed to stave off construction recession, says FMB

A significant programme of capital investment by the Government is now needed to tackle the threat of a construction recession – as revealed today by the latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) – according to the Federation… Continue Reading →

GRAHAM passes half billion pound mark in record turnover year

GRAHAM, one of the UK and Ireland’s leading construction, asset management and project investment businesses, has reached a major milestone, posting record end of year results for 2015-16. With Group turnover passing through the half billion mark at £508m, profit… Continue Reading →

Velux predicts home improvement boom

Nearly half (47%) of the UK’s homeowners taking part in a survey by window manufacturer VELUX are planning to carry out home improvements over the next six months. For the majority of home improvers (59%), the main reason for renovating… Continue Reading →

£120k fine after ankle sprain on refurb site

A Gateshead contractor has been fined £120,000 after a worker sprained his ankles when he fell down a service riser shaft. Newcastle upon Tyne Magistrates’ Court heard how Meldrum Construction Services Limited (MCS) was principal contractor for refurbishment work at… Continue Reading →

£13m refurb deal for Manchester hotel

ISG has checked in with a £13m contract to transform Manchester’s historic Grade II listed Corn Exchange into a four star boutique hotel. The project for Queensberry Real Estate involves the refurbishment of floors two to five of the iconic building, creating a 114-bedroom ‘aparthotel’… Continue Reading →

School fined after refurb disturbs asbestos

An Essex school has been fined after poorly-planned and managed refurbishment and maintenance activities exposed school staff and others to asbestos. Chelmsford Crown Court heard that managers at The Boswells School, Chelmsford, decided to convert an old boiler room at… Continue Reading →

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