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“Vital construction continues” during latest lockdown

New business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has written an open letter to construction praising the work being carried out by the industry. It was one of Kwarteng’s first moves after being appointed in his new...

12th January 2021

Symptom-free construction workers to get covid tests

Construction is among the industries to be targeted with regular rapid testing for workers without coronavirus symptoms. The government is expanding its community testing scheme across the whole country. And local authorities “will be...

11th January 2021

Christmas Payroll Information

Some important Christmas Payroll information for all our workers. Please read carefully!

7th December 2020

Construction to carry-on through latest lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that new Covid-19 curbing measures will last from November 5 until December 2. People are being told to work from home wherever possible. But Johnson said: “Workplaces should stay...

2nd November 2020

Skanska wins Bristol Temple Street office job

Developer Nord has appointed Skanska to deliver a 6-storey office building in the heart of Bristol’s commercial district. Work will start next month on the 34,000 sq ft One Portwall Square project, which is...

21st October 2020

Construction buyers report September work surge

Construction buyers reported the sharpest rise in new business in September since lockdown. Purchasing activity increased at the quickest pace for nearly five years as the bellwether IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Total Activity Index...

7th October 2020

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

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