Public Sector

Infrastructure delivery stymied by skills shortage

New PAC report says UK lacks skills and capacity to deliver major infrastructure over the next five years

Half a Billion for public buildings to switch to cleaner heating

More public buildings and businesses will benefit from over half a billion pounds in funding to help reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions.

Contract awarded for UK’s first all-electric ‘green’ prison

Mitie Care & Custody has been awarded the contract to operate HMP Millsike, the UK’s first all-electric prison

Second £1.6Bn decarbonisation framework launched by Pagabo

Pagabo has announced the 56 suppliers appointed to its brand-new £1.6Bn Decarbonisation Solutions Framework

Leeds Beckett University collaboration to drive innovation in construction industry

Leeds Beckett University have partnered YORhub drive innovation in the construction sector

Balfour Beatty awarded contract to build Scotland’s first net zero prison

Balfour Beatty has confirmed that it has been awarded a contract to construct the new £209M HMP Highland in Inverness

Planning application submitted for major new government hub in Darlington

The Government Property Agency (GPA) has submitted a planning application to Darlington Borough Council to build a four-storey government hub

Fund delivers place changing regeneration across England

The ECF (formerly the English Cities Fund) has doubled in size to £400M, building on success to date by supporting and unlocking the potential of cities and towns across England.

UK construction costs set to rise by up to 3.8% in 2024

Construction costs in the UK are predicted to rise by 3 – 3.8% this year, following an increase of 4.1% in 2023.

PAC release damning HS2 report

A damning new report states that HS2 offers ‘very poor value for money for the taxpayer’ following the cancellation of its latter stages into the North.