Plans for major development around Ebbsfleet International Train Station approved
Construction Industry News Magazine
by Nigel Martin
15h ago
The Ebbsfleet Development Corporation’s ambitious plans for regenerating 34.86 hectares of brownfield land around Ebbsfleet International Train Station have been approved. This project, part of the Ebbsfleet Garden City initiative, aims to create a vibrant new community with up to 15,000 homes, office spaces, retail and leisure facilities, and improved connectivity. The Corporation’s Planning Committee has resolved to grant outline planning consent for Ebbsfleet Central East. This approval marks a significant milestone in the development of Ebbsfleet Garden City, which aims to create a vibran ..read more
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Skills gaps and green construction innovations are creating new challenges around quality control
Construction Industry News Magazine
by Nigel Martin
1w ago
Despite the advancements in technology, many in the UK construction industry are still using outdated, paper-based systems. Add rising inflation and material shortages to the mix, and the pressure to expedite projects without compromising quality is immense. Here André Gunter Head of Pre-sales and Consulting, Idox plc, discusses the impact of these outdated practices and how modern solutions could save the industry millions. The construction industry is currently navigating a complex landscape marked by significant skills shortages and the advent of green construction innovations and initiati ..read more
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Costain to support design of new Oxfordshire reservoir
Construction Industry News Magazine
by Nigel Martin
1w ago
Costain, an infrastructure solutions provider, has secured a contract with Thames Water to assist in the design of a new reservoir located in Oxfordshire. The South East Strategic Reservoir Option (SESRO), a new 150m cubic meter reservoir, will ensure a robust water supply for Thames Water customers in London and the Thames Valley, as well as those served by Affinity Water and Southern Water. Additionally, the reservoir will foster new habitats, enhance biodiversity, and offer fresh leisure and recreation opportunities. Costain will undertake clay compaction trials to assess the ground condit ..read more
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Work completed on luxurious new care home in York
Construction Industry News Magazine
by Nigel Martin
1w ago
A newly constructed £10m care home in Haxby, situated roughly four miles north of York city centre, has opened its doors and received its initial residents following the completion of the development by Yorkshire-based construction company Hobson & Porter. Haxby Hall features 63 en-suite bedrooms, complemented by top-tier amenities. Developed by Yorkare, headquartered in Brough, the company now boasts 12 homes across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and is currently constructing five additional facilities. The recent completion marks the eighth project undertaken by Hobson & Porter for York ..read more
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Strand Hardware appoints new Finance Manager
Construction Industry News Magazine
by Nigel Martin
2w ago
Working for Strand Hardware truly adds up for Moninder Shergill who recently joined the company as its new Finance Manager. Moninder will manage the daily bookkeeping operations for Strand, complete essential monthly tasks such as payroll and the preparation of management accounts, and oversee the creation and review of cash flow and budgets. She will also oversee client/supplier account payments – making her a front line contact for Strand customers and stakeholders. Moninder Shergill She brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously served as a Finance Business Partner at GKN ..read more
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Roger Bullivant Limited utilises its precast foundation system to demonstrate efficiency through MMC
Construction Industry News Magazine
by Nigel Martin
2w ago
Roger Bullivant Limited (RBL), a prominent foundation engineering firm, has successfully completed the initial phase of construction at a residential development in Killearn for CALA Homes. The comprehensive project includes the installation of 1,685 driven precast concrete piles and 5,900 linear meters of RBeam. This milestone not only demonstrates RBL’s dedication to quality but also emphasizes the efficiency improvements achieved by embracing Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). The integration of RBL’s Driven Precast Concrete Piles with the RBeam system exemplifies a comprehensive approa ..read more
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S Harrison appoints Ogilvie Construction as work begins on new Edinburgh hotel
Construction Industry News Magazine
by Nigel Martin
2w ago
Construction has commenced on a notable new 157-bedroom hotel in Edinburgh’s Haymarket district, following the appointment of Ogilvie Construction as the main contractor by the property developer S Harrison. The project will transform a 1970s office structure, presently called Osborne House, into a modern hotel. This hotel will feature a bar, restaurant, and lounge for residents on the ground floor, as well as an outdoor terrace. After partially demolishing the current building, two additional wings for accommodation will be constructed at the back, and a new level will be added on top of the ..read more
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Procon Modular – Meeting the market’s demands
Construction Industry News Magazine
by Nigel Martin
2w ago
For over ten years Dublin-based Procon Modular has enjoyed considerable success, with its emphasis on quality and service enabling it to make the most of the growing demand for modern methods of construction across Ireland in a variety of sectors.  Having started out with just a handful of staff following its creation by Managing Director, Eoin Daly, the business now has over 50 employees, including administration staff and skilled factory and onsite operatives. By focusing on maintaining high standards, Procon Modular has made significant inroads within the marketplace, in the process b ..read more
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Energystore acquires majority share in Scottish specialist flooring contractor ATS
Construction Industry News Magazine
by Nigel Martin
2w ago
Insulation innovator and installer energystore has purchased a majority stake in the award-winning Scottish flooring specialist, Advanced Traditional Screeding (ATS), for an undisclosed amount. Headquartered in Holywood, Co Down, energystore designs, manufactures, and installs insulation systems for floors, walls and roofs and is the leading supplier of high-performance EPS (expanded polystyrene) bead insulation products to the UK and Irish construction industry. Connor McCandless, Managing Director of energystore and Jason Lister, Managing Director of ATS Established in 2014, Fife-based ATS c ..read more
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Cardo – An emerging name
Construction Industry News Magazine
by Nigel Martin
3w ago
You may not have heard of Cardo, but that’s about to change. The group, founded by Liam Bevan and Jane Nelson in 2023, is already one of the biggest providers of sector-leading property maintenance and retrofit solutions for social housing in England and Wales and has big plans for the future. Established in 2023 by its platform company, LCB Group, which was set up by Liam over a decade earlier, Cardo has achieved significant growth over the past year, and is set to continue at a pace with a model focused on offering high quality local delivery, with a national scale.  Jane Nelson and Lia ..read more
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