Construction News

£8 billion boost to repair roads and back drivers

Millions of people will enjoy smoother, safer and faster road journeys thanks to the biggest-ever road resurfacing programme to improve local roads.

Climate change and construction: a marriage made in hell

A look at how the construction industry is contributing to climate change globally and the solutions at hand.

Tees programme launched to reduce flood risk and boost nature

A ground-breaking set of projects to help the River Tees Estuary adapt to climate change, restore valuable habitat for internationally important wildlife and reconnect the river’s tributaries has officially launched. 

Costain upgrades cooling towers at Connah’s Quay Power Station

Costain has successfully completed packing upgrades on the cooling towers at Uniper’s Connah’s Quay power station, in Flintshire, North Wales.

Affordable housing in rural areas boosted by launch of new scheme

Affordable housing will be unlocked backed by a new package of government funding.

First of its kind grant funding approved for North Taunton regeneration

£5M Affordable Homes Programme grant will support the North Taunton Woolaway Project.

Pre-Construction Services Agreement signed for ECMWF HQ

Industry leading zero carbon building will target a 'BREEAM Excellent' rating.

SSE Renewables to take 320MW battery energy storage system forward

The development will help to balance energy supply and demand more effectively.

Gender pay gap for UK tradespeople revealed

Across a working lifetime, tradesmen may earn £700K more on average compared to their female counterparts.

Small businesses to benefit from one of the largest shake ups to procurement regulations in UK history

New procurement rules have today become law, following the Royal Assent of the Procurement Act - and is part of plans to make long-term decisions that will change this country for the better.