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Gleeds appointed project manager for new Leighton Hospital

International property and construction consultancy Gleeds has been named project manager for the multi-million-pound redevelopment of Leighton Hospital in Crewe, on behalf of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Gleeds will be overseeing the replacement of the existing construction with ...

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Veriforce CHAS launches mental health assessment tool

Veriforce CHAS has launched a Mental Health & Wellbeing evaluation for the construction sector. The question set is integrated as a voluntary module within the core Veriforce CHAS assessment and marks a significant step towards embedding a culture of mental ...

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Projects struggle to attract bidders as uncertainty lingers

The latest UK Construction Market Report from international property and construction consultancy, Gleeds, reveals contractors are remaining selective about taking on new work, with almost 90 per cent saying they or their supply chain had declined a tender in the previous ...

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Kier to design new Government Hub in Darlington

The Government Property Agency (GPA) has appointed Kier as its initial delivery partner to create a new state-of-the-art hub at the Darlington Economic Campus (DEC). The organisations have just agreed a pre-construction services agreement (PCSA) in readiness to deliver the ...

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Landsec secures planning permission for latest net zero development in the City of London

The City of London Corporation Planning Applications Sub-Committee has approved plans from Landsec to transform Hill House, EC4 into a sustainable workspace and new rooftop restaurant. Situated adjacent to Landsec’s New Street Square cluster, Hill House has been designed to respond ...

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Construction training firm grows retrofit training division to increase qualified professionals in industry

National training provider specialising in construction, utilities and green skills, Simply Learning (formerly Expedient Training) has appointed Angela Keyworth as Director of Retrofit and Renewables Training to significantly grow its retrofit training division. Keyworth, who has been running JWP Success ...

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Wates Group reports highest-ever turnover of £2.18bn

Despite a challenging external landscape of high inflation and interest rates, and disrupted supply chains, Wates Group has reported the highest-ever turnover and underlying profit in its 127-year history. With turnover of £2.18 billion, an increase of more than 15 ...

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Construction industry shortage of skilled workers is more prevalent than in other industries

Skills shortages continue to be a significant challenge for the European construction industry, despite growth prospects in data centres, life sciences and high-tech projects. This is according to a new ‘Construction Market Insights‘ report for Europe by global construction consultant ...

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New CFO at Willmott Dixon

James Mackenzie has been appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at independent construction and property services company, Willmott Dixon. The appointment follows the announcement of Rick Willmott stepping into the role of Executive Chairman at the start ...

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AA Projects rebrands as Drees & Sommer UK

UK built environment and construction consultant, AA Projects, has rebranded as Drees & Sommer UK, marking the completion of its merger with the partner-managed, global consulting company. The integration bolsters AA Projects’ 25 years of expertise within the built environment, ...

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