Public Sector

New dawn for solar

The new Solar Taskforce has met recently to discuss plans to use the ‘untapped potential’ of commercial buildings to revolutionise UK solar power. The new taskforce has been convened to drive forward actions needed to meet government ambition for 70GW solar power by 2035. Recent discussions have highlighted the untapped

New construction partners for hub SW

New construction partners have been announced by public sector development partner hub South West Scotland (hub SW), with new agreements recently refreshed with their Tier 1 construction partners. The refresh is part of a commitment to reviewing the organisation’s construction partnerships every three years to ensure the highest quality projects

LionLink power line roaring into action

LionLink, the world’s largest of its kind power line, has been given the go ahead.

Platform Design – Why a Single Modular Solution Cannot Create a Platform

David Johnson, shares his thoughts on the future of offsite construction, MMC and modular construction in the UK.

Capture and store renewable energy boost

Some £30M of Government funding has been awarded to innovative projects that will capture and store renewable energy for later use.

£4.5Bn Southern Construction Framework confirms contractors

The winning contractors for the fifth generation SCF Construct framework, have been announced

Energy efficiency upgrades

More than 115,000 homes across England will benefit from energy efficiency upgrades.

UK Infrastructure Bank Bill becomes law

A vital part of the Government’s plan to invest in infrastructure, the UK Infrastructure Bank Bill has received Royal Assent.

New levy for affordable housing and local infrastructure

A new levy will see developers pay a fairer share for affordable housing and local infrastructure such as roads, schools and GP surgeries.

New framework ensures environmental targets for road and rail

The updated framework has measures to protect the environment in new major road, rail, and rail freight schemes.