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BAM installs Covid killing spray tunnel on site

Site workers have their temperatures checked before being sprayed from head to foot with a cloud of non-toxic sanitiser which neautralises the virus on clothes or exposed skin. The tunnels have been installed by...

23rd September 2020

M&E firms now optimistic after worst fears not realised

Specialist mechanical and electrical contractors are now far more optimistic about work prospects head. An in-depth trade survey found that firms’ worst fears were not realised about the impact of Covid-19. The vast majority...

18th September 2020

Morgan Sindall set for £40m Birmingham Uni lab job

Birmingham University is understood to have selected Morgan Sindall to build the £40m first phase of its landmark new molecular sciences building. Morgan Sindall is one of its pool of preferred firms selected to deliver...

17th September 2020

Demand for site labour shows “V-shaped” recovery

Demand for labour in the UK construction industry has recovered to 79% of pre-lockdown capacity. Data from the industry’s biggest payer of subcontractors Hudson Contract shows 117,591 payments to freelance operatives in August, compared...

14th September 2020

Brick and block sales bounce back at Forterra

Brick and block sales by Forterra in July and August recovered to 90% of pre-pandemic levels. The masonry products manufacturer revealed the impact of Covid-19 in its half year results which showed a pre-tax...

10th September 2020

Birmingham development deal could create 900 new jobs

CGI of plans by St Francis Group to build eight new industrial units on the GKN Aerospace and Pilkington Automotive site in Kings Norton A property development group has acquired a site in south...

3rd September 2020

Barratt restores build rates as sales surge

Britain’s biggest house builder Barratt has got its production rates back on track and is now targetting 15,000 home completions for the year ahead. Chief Executive David Thomas said the firm has enjoyed a...

2nd September 2020

Early Signs of Recovery in Construction?

The drastic impact of COVID-19 has caused severe disruption to the employment industry across the UK, but Sphere Solutions, a prominent recruitment business specialising in the construction industry, have reported some encouraging signs of...

22nd August 2020

Business activity in Wales rises for the first time since before lockdown

Business activity in Wales has risen for the first time since February. The NatWest Wales Business Activity Index, a seasonally-adjusted index that measures the month-on-month change in the combined output of Wales’ manufacturing and...

10th August 2020

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