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Major new research centre receives construction funding

Major new research centre receives construction funding
A new £60m research centre building is to be constructed in Manchester, after Chancellor George Osborne today announced that the Government would help fund the build. Two new centres to study recent discovery The new centre will ...
Posted: 11 September 2014 16:54:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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UK and Ireland Construction Growth Rivaling Pre-Recession Figures (Randstad CP&E)

UK and Ireland Construction Growth Rivaling Pre-Recession Figures (Randstad CP&E)
September 2014 saw financial services company Markit publish the latest Markit/CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) and there's good news for those looking for construction jobs, or already working within an engineering capacity - ...
Posted: 11 September 2014 15:04:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Stalled Housing Projects One-step Nearer Funding Revitalisation

Stalled Housing Projects One-step Nearer Funding Revitalisation
When the economy crashed some years ago, one of the key construction sectors hurt badly was that of the small and medium sized house builder. Now this sector is to see significant government investment given over to kick-starting hundreds of the ...
Posted: 10 September 2014 18:59:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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£40 million education campus secures approval

£40 million education campus secures approval
Planning permission has been received this week for a major new community and education campus located in North Ayrshire, Scotland. It is to be built on a greenfield site just outside of Glengarnock adjacent to a train station. Approval for the ...
Posted: 04 September 2014 14:27:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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£200 million Hospital Build to kick off in 2015

£200 million Hospital Build to kick off in 2015
Construction on a brand new general hospital in Dumfries, Scotland, will now begin next year after news that preferred bidders have been selected. A three way bid process was conducted over the last couple of years, and now with the final selection ...
Posted: 02 September 2014 15:00:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Key reservoir construction works imminent

Key reservoir construction works imminent
A key construction point on a major water supply project in England is about to be reached, with main construction works on a new reservoir and pipeline to begin next month. The Water Supply Grid Project is the biggest project ever undertaken by ...
Posted: 28 August 2014 15:42:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Holiday Village to be developed on site of derelict Georgian Hall

Holiday Village to be developed on site of derelict Georgian Hall
A major new construction development has been given the green light in Northumberland, with news that an £8 million contract has been awarded to create a key luxury holiday complex in the area. Development to retain listed features The ...
Posted: 26 August 2014 15:58:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Euston to get million-pound revamp

Euston to get million-pound revamp
One of the capital’s key mainline terminus stations is to receive a multimillion-pound improvement scheme, it has been announced this week. Euston Station is to have £8m spent on the makeover, which will include works inside and to ...
Posted: 21 August 2014 16:19:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Major new mixed tenure housing project given green light

Major new mixed tenure housing project given green light
A large housing development in Cockermouth, Cumbria, is soon to break ground after the four-year construction project was given the go-ahead this week. The scenic town, in the heart of the Lake District, is a popular tourist destination as well as ...
Posted: 19 August 2014 14:41:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Welsh hospital awards £85m redevelopment contract

Welsh hospital awards £85m redevelopment contract
A major hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, has awarded a multi-million pound contract to refurbish and upgrade their facilities over a long term plan lasting seven years. The project, for the Prince Charles District General Hospital, was awarded by ...
Posted: 15 August 2014 10:55:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Irish construction recovery well established

Irish construction recovery well established
As the summer continues, so does the good news for the construction market. A new report has highlighted how the recovery, already apace in the UK, is also now well under way in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Orders up over ...
Posted: 12 August 2014 15:21:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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New science and engineering hub set for London

New science and engineering hub set for London
A major new science and engineering hub is to be built for Imperial College London, with Laing O’Rourke securing the contract yesterday from real estate developer Voreda. With work starting next month, it will provide a boost for construction ...
Posted: 07 August 2014 16:26:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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House building boosts construction and construction boosts the pound

House building boosts construction and construction boosts the pound
House building is now at the heart of the British economy, with figures released yesterday showing that it’s giving a big boost to the construction sector. Construction is definitely assisting with driving the economy and helping to keep the ...
Posted: 05 August 2014 16:45:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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£3m new fund to boost residential construction

£3m new fund to boost residential construction
A new £3m fund has been made available by the Department of Communities and Local Government to support the building of 25,000 new homes in England, it emerged yesterday. Local councils will be able to bid for £50,000 grants toward ...
Posted: 04 August 2014 11:59:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Construction starts on Dorset solar farm

Construction starts on Dorset solar farm
Construction began last week on a new 8.7MW solar farm near Winterborne in Dorset. The project, built by British Solar Renewables with forward funding from Ingenious Clean Energy, will come as welcome news in an area where the construction industry ...
Posted: 31 July 2014 15:00:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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London’s Mayor launches action plan for homes

London’s Mayor launches action plan for homes
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has this week revealed a plan to inject new life into local high streets around the capital, as well as promoting the construction of up to 155,000 new homes for Londoners. London’s high streets need to ...
Posted: 28 July 2014 10:12:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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UK’s M3 to get “smart motorway” upgrade

UK’s M3 to get “smart motorway” upgrade
One of the main transport arteries in southern England, the M3 motorway, is to receive a £129 million overhaul and upgrade in order to help increase capacity, shorten journey times and reduce congestion. A similar project has recently been ...
Posted: 28 July 2014 10:05:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Myth of Summer Slowdown For Construction & Engineering Recruitment

Myth of Summer Slowdown For Construction & Engineering Recruitment
• 4.0 new job seekers going for every new job in June compared to 0.2 in February • 3.7 new job seekers for every new vacancy over summer – just 0.4 over winter • More jobs and candidates to fill them in spring but ratio ...
Posted: 23 July 2014 15:59:00 by Gemma Umney | 0 comment(s)
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Derelict barracks to become university development

Derelict barracks to become university development
Originally dating from Napoleonic times and having now been unused for a number of years, the old Ministry of Defence site at Preston Barracks in Brighton, Southern England, is finally to come back into use. It has been announced that the site has ...
Posted: 17 July 2014 15:07:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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Somerset hotel project to create hundreds of jobs

Somerset hotel project to create hundreds of jobs
A new construction project in South West England is set to create around 300 jobs in the local area through multi-million pound renovation and construction works.      Hotel construction project to create 80 beds The scheme is ...
Posted: 16 July 2014 09:11:00 by Randstad News | 0 comment(s)
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