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Seddon and Viaduct Housing Partnership building for the future.

August 20, 2017
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Seddon and Viaduct Housing Partnership building for the future.

N West based builder and developer, Seddon, has begun work on a £6.5 million housing development in Stockport.

The £200-million turnover firm is constructing 59 properties for the Viaduct Housing Partnership of Stockport Council and Stockport Homes at the disused site of St Thomas’ Hospital on Flint...
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RPS Appointed for GWR Exeter Depot Expansion

July 6, 2016
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RPS Appointed for GWR Exeter Depot Expansion

The Great Western Railway network in the South West of England is currently undergoing the greatest investment since it was originally built over 150 years ago.

The modernisation programme will see the electrification of much of the Great Western network, and the delivery of new fleet of Intercity Express Programme trains; enabling train operator GWR...
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Murphy wins award for eco garden made using waste products

November 27, 2015
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Murphy wins award for eco garden made using waste products

Leading construction and engineering firm, J. Murphy & Sons Limited (Murphy), has won an environmental award for an eco garden at the firm’s depot at White Waltham in Berkshire.

The novel project, which reused surplus construction products to provide a habitat for wildlife including endangered honey bees, picked up a bronze award for environmental best...
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Flyover Innovation Recognised by Peers

July 29, 2015
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Flyover Innovation Recognised by Peers

On behalf of Transport for London (TfL), the project team leading on the Hammersmith Flyover strengthening and refurbishment works (a Costain project) received the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)/Ringway Innovation Award at the CIHT Awards 2015 ceremony at the capital’s Landmark London Hotel.

The flyover, which opened in 1961, is a pre-cast, post-tensioned...
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Glazing systems from Kawneer have been certified to Secured by Design.

April 29, 2015
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Glazing systems from Kawneer have been certified to Secured by Design.

Glazing solutions from leading architectural aluminium systems supplier, Kawneer, have achieved Secured by Design accreditation, the official UK police flagship initiative supporting the principles of designing out crime.

The renowned certification for windows and doors from the manufacturer’s extensive portfolio of products is a tangible demonstration of the company's continued commitment to on-going testing for...
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Leading hire companies working together to beat plant theft

March 10, 2015
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Leading hire companies working together to beat plant theft

Eight of the UK’s leading hire companies have joined forces to beat plant theft. A Plant, Brandon Hire, GAP Hire Solutions, Hewden, HSS Hire Group Plc, Nationwide Platforms, Speedy Solutions and VP Plc recently collaborated to discuss ways in which the theft of plant machinery can be reduced, with around £800m of equipment stolen...
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More and more companies announce apprentice schemes

March 10, 2015
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More and more companies announce apprentice schemes

At last the construction industry seems to have woken up to the severe skill shortage that will slow down any attempt to increase new builds and infrastructure developments. Amey announced a promise to provide 1,000 apprenticeships over the next 4 yeasrs. Wilmott Dixon has just announced that it is seeking...
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Amey commits to hiring 1000 apprentices

March 9, 2015
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Amey commits to hiring 1000 apprentices

To mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week 2015 (9 – 13 March), leading UK public and regulated services provider, Amey, has committed to hiring 1000 apprentices in the next four years. Meanwhile, over 250 current Amey apprentices are celebrating the occasion with a week-long, UK-wide challenge to support local communities by helping...
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New Board Directors for Keltbray Group

January 28, 2015
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New Board Directors for Keltbray Group

Keltbray, a UK leading specialist business, which offers engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail and environmental services, has appointed Vince Corrigan and Paul Deacy as new Group Executive Board Members. >p> Vince joins Keltbray from Sir Robert McAlpine, where he had a long and distinguished career spanning more than 30 years; most recently as a director...
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Northern line extension to Battersea gets the go-ahead

November 13, 2014
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• Construction to begin in spring 2015 • Line extension and two new stations open by 2020 • The extension of London Underground’s (LU) Northern line from Kennington to Battersea via Nine Elms has been given the go-ahead today by the Secretary of State for Transport.

The vital addition to the Underground network will support the development...
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