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Big Red leads Merseyside regeneration project

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Big Red leads Merseyside regeneration project

Work has commenced on the redevelopment of a former HSBC building on Eccleston street in Prescot, Merseyside, that forms part of a wider £3.1m heritage-led regeneration project. Huddersfield headquartered construction firm Big Red is taking on the contract, led by Senior Contract Manager, Dan Clark, which will see the 100-year-old building converted into eight apartments and a bistro bar. The £800,000 contract will take around 40 weeks to complete. The […]

todayFebruary 24, 2022

New study reveals poor building material supply chains are main barrier to construction achieving net zero

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New study reveals poor building material supply chains are main barrier to construction achieving net zero

A new report, ‘Sustainable by design’, by engineering consultancy, Patrick Parsons, based on research with 100 senior executives of UK construction firms, reveals that despite the majority (85%) believing the industry is doing enough to reach net zero by 2050, there are significant barriers to achieving this target. Over two-thirds (68%) of respondents said that improvements to building material supply chains to reduce carbon would be critical to achieving net […]

todayFebruary 23, 2022

UK safety expert Arco advises on standing out safely this winter

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UK safety expert Arco advises on standing out safely this winter

As the winter weather continues, fog and heavy rain can make it difficult to see outdoor workers and sadly, the consequences can be devastating. The second most common cause of workplace death is being struck by a moving vehicle. Ensuring all workers are in the correct hi-vis clothing is an essential measure to help mitigate the risks. Arco, the UK’s leading safety expert, shares guidance on being safe and seen when working outdoors during the […]

todayFebruary 21, 2022

New-look training provider Astutis branches out with global vision

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New-look training provider Astutis branches out with global vision

Health and Safety training specialist Astutis Ltd is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a significant expansion and rebrand of its services to reflect the dramatic changes in the workplace across the world as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Astutis, one of the fastest-growing training providers in the UK, says launching newly-enhanced products and technological capability will future proof the business. However, its mission stays the same – to boost […]

todayFebruary 21, 2022

Quick Reach – On the expansion trail

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Quick Reach – On the expansion trail

Keen to take advantage of the Tees Valley becoming the first region in the country to achieve Freeport status, last October Quick Reach made its first foray into the North-East with the development of a 1,600 sq m depot in Teesside that includes an accredited training centre and offices. When the powered access specialists opened the depot it not only ticked a number of boxes for the company, further helping […]

todayFebruary 21, 2022

Kubota discusses challenges facing the construction industry

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Kubota discusses challenges facing the construction industry

The construction industry is likely to face a number of challenges in the coming months, with changes to legislation expected and disruptions to materials and supply chains rife in 2021 set to continue, Geoff Smith, Dealer Manager at Kubota UK, explains. Industry data tells us while commercial construction was slightly hampered in 2021, overall construction industry growth was in fact driven by residential building and public infrastructure projects. This helped […]

todayFebruary 16, 2022

Keith Builders Merchants Ltd – Experience proves influential

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Keith Builders Merchants Ltd – Experience proves influential

During his 30-plus years of working in the construction sector it is safe to say that Jeff Smith, Managing Director of Scotland’s Keith Builders Merchants Ltd (KBM), has pretty much seen it all, particularly as he now has experience of tackling the challenges associated with a global pandemic. That he’s been nominated as one of the BMF’s Top 100 Merchant Influencers will therefore come as no surprise to anyone, although […]

todayFebruary 15, 2022

St Andrews Timber & Building Supplies – 20 years of influence

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St Andrews Timber & Building Supplies – 20 years of influence

This year marks St Andrews Timber & Building Supplies’ 20th anniversary and the Edinburgh-based company could have even more to celebrate after its Managing Director, Ronnie Robinson, was nominated as a Top 100 Merchant Influencer by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). “I feel humbled and honoured to be nominated for such a prestigious industry award,” explains Mr Robinson. “It has taken me completely by surprise and it’s particularly satisfying to […]

todayFebruary 15, 2022

Pre-qualification window opens for expanded £4bn national civil engineering frameworks

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Pre-qualification window opens for expanded £4bn national civil engineering frameworks

SCAPE, one of the UK’s leading public sector procurement authorities, has outlined the timetable for its £4bn civil engineering frameworks, with contractors from across the UK now able to respond to a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) to submit their interest to bid. Following a period of extensive market engagement, involving more than 170 contractors, firms will have until 25th March to answer the PQQ following the contract notice being submitted on […]

todayFebruary 15, 2022

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