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New FlowForma Software Release Helps Construction Sector

New FlowForma Software Release Helps Construction Sector

Adoption of the FlowForma Process Automation tool by Tier One construction companies has prompted the Irish headquartered firm to launch new features tailored to a sector that has previously struggled with ‘paper to data’ transformation. FlowForma’s...

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Virgin Media Chose NEC4 for Cabling Works

Virgin Media Chose NEC4 for Cabling Works

Virgin Media has chosen NEC4 contracts to deliver over £2.5 billion of cable installation and maintenance works over the next seven years. An initial segment of 18 NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Option A (priced with activity schedule and...

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TfL Restart Major Project Works

TfL Restart Major Project Works

Transport for London (TfL) are set to restart all work on their major infrastructure projects this month (June), which includes the £650 million upgrade at Bank station, and the Northern Line Extension. TfL have applied a ‘safe stop’ on its major...

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Plans for Major Homes Site Backed

Plans for Major Homes Site Backed

New detailed plans for a new housing estate on the site of a former industrial estate in Dudley have been backed. Persimmon Homes Central are behind the reserved matters application of the Beans Foundry industrial estate off Birmingham New road, which will provide 472...

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New Transport hub for East Midlands HS2 Links

New Transport hub for East Midlands HS2 Links

Plans for a new £2.7 billion transport hub which is to guarantee fast and frequent connections to the HS2 East Midlands Hub station at Toton has been published. The site promises to spearhead the region’s economic renewal post COVID-19 and accelerate the...

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Homes England Back Cambs Scheme

Homes England Back Cambs Scheme

Homes England has agreed a £61 million loan with developer Urban&Civic in order to create a new 6,500-home community at a former World War Two RAF site at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire. Urban&Civic has secured planning permission for the scheme in...

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Construction Starts at DIO Headquarters

Construction Starts at DIO Headquarters

Kier and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) have begun construction to create new headquarters at the Defence Medical Services (DMS) Whittington site. The DIO contract was awarded to Keir in February 2020 to carry out the work, which is part of a £4...

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Sheffield’s River Sheaf Gets £3m Upgrade

Sheffield’s River Sheaf Gets £3m Upgrade

The trash screen used to collect debris and reduced flood risk to Sheffield city centre from the River Sheaf is to get a major upgrade from the Environment Agency. Work has begun on the £3 million upgrading project to improve the trash screen and replace the...

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Can construction hold back the insolvency tide?

Can construction hold back the insolvency tide?

Ben Harwood is Head of Asset Recovery at the national surveyors and property consultants Naismiths ,here he gives us his opinion on how the COVID-19 pandemic is effecting the construction industry. In ordinary times, insolvencies ebb and flow in tandem with the...

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Application for New Suffolk Power Plant

Application for New Suffolk Power Plant

An application for a new nuclear power plant in Suffolk has been lodged with the Planning Inspectorate. If the planning permission is approved, the construction of the plant would create 25,000 jobs and 1,000 apprenticeships. Sizewell C could also supply power to...

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Webinars Get Message Across for CICV Forum

Webinars Get Message Across for CICV Forum

Following the success of their first webinar, the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV) is staging a follow-up event tomorrow, Wednesday 3 June. The CICV also hopes to continue their roll-out of informative discussions as the construction sector begins its...

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