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Brexit planning: Consider your commercial contracts

In the wake of the general election result, the UK looks firmly on course to leave the European Union. Karen Holden, an awarding-winning solicitor and founder of A City Law Firm, looks at the implications of Brexit on commercial contracts.
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Winter Construction Case Update

In this ebook, Peter Vinden, chief executive of The Vinden Partnership, looks at some of the key issues relating to contracts and insurance in the construction industry.
Construction contract awards, Barbour ABI

Construction contract awards remain stable for 2019

Construction contract awards continued the downward trend of recent years in 2019, as Brexit uncertainty and HS2 doubts consume the industry, according to Barbour ABI.
Hyde main framework,

Kier wins seven lots on Hyde’s main framework

Kier has been appointed to seven lots on the Hyde main framework development, which will see the construction of around 11,000 new homes.

Graham begins work on €9.3m Blanchardstown Centre revamp

Delivered by Graham, Blanchardstown Centre – Ireland’s largest retail development – will see eight new stores and unveil a modern, reimagined space upon completion in November 2020.
Contractor League Table, Balfour beatty, Barbour ABI

Balfour Beatty finishes on top for contractor table in December

The latest Top 50 Contractor League Table for December has just been published by Barbour ABI, as Balfour Beatty climbs to the top with £297m worth of contracts.
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SPIE secures m&e contract at the University of Manchester

SPIE UK has won an 18-month design, supply, install and commission contract for a clean room at The University of Manchester, as part of a new build being constructed by Balfour Beatty.
construction contract awards, barbour abi

Contract award values increase by 9.1% in November

According to the latest edition of the Economic & Construction Market Review, the value of construction contract awards in November 2019 was £5.4bn, a 9.1% increase on October 2019.
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Sir Robert McAlpine claims top spot of contractor league table

With five construction contracts totalling £561m, Sir Robert McAlpine has climbed its way to the top of the contractors league table for November.
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Freelance construction workers earnings grow in November

Freelance construction earnings experienced a 0.5% rise to a weekly average of £916 for subcontractors and a 2.5% growth from the previous month.
Poynton Relief Road,

Graham to deliver A523 Poynton Relief Road upgrade

Graham has been appointed as contractor by the Cheshire East Council to deliver the A523 Poynton Relief Road to help with congestion at Chester Road.
hospital development, St Bartholomew, Nuffield Health

£65m Nuffield Health hospital development reaches milestone

Nuffield Health at St Bartholomew’s has reached its halfway point, a significant milestone in the construction progress of the independent hospital development.
silvertown tunnel project, transport for london

TfL gives £1bn Silvertown tunnel scheme the green light

Transport for London (TfL) has reached financial close on the Silvertown tunnel project with the RiverLinx consortium, to design, build, finance and maintain the £1bn tunnel connecting Royal Docks and Greenwich.
Sandwell Aquatics Centre, Commonwealth Games

Construction to begin on £73m Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Major construction will begin on the £73m Sandwell Aquatics Centre in the New Year, which will host the swimming and diving events at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
IR35, contractors

Looming IR35 reforms cause confusion

More than half (54%) of limited company contractors do not understand the details of IR35 and how to correctly determine whether they fall inside or outside of the legislation.

mac-group secures £12m intu Merry Hill retail contract

mac-group has won its biggest retail contract yet after securing a £12m deal to modernise the façade at the intu Merry Hill in Brierley Hill.
logistics scheme, Wakefield 515

Caddick Group to deliver £50m Yorkshire logistics scheme

Caddick Group is to build a £50m GDV distribution centre near Wakefield, Yorkshire for global real estate investment manager AEW.
contractor league table,

Six new entrants steal top spots in the contractor league table

Six new entrants have been catapulted to the top 10 in the contractor league table for October, as four projects rack up £150m.
Ashwood Business Park

Masterplan for Ashwood Business Park in Northumberland unveiled

The next phase in the site’s development, which is being spearheaded by economic regeneration company Advance Northumberland is set to make Ashwood Business Park a centre for advanced manufacturing.
Construction industry, Common Assessment Standard

Construction industry shows support for Common Assessment Standard

The construction industry is getting behind a new scheme designed to simplify and strengthen the construction prequalification process.
major construction framework

Kier reappointed to major construction framework in Norfolk

Kier has been reappointed to the Norfolk County Council major construction work framework, with a combined value of £125m across two banded Lots.
Integrated Consultancy Framework, NWCH. SCF

Procurement bodies launch Integrated Consultancy Framework

The North West Construction Hub (NWCH) and Southern Construction Framework (SCF) have launched a national Professional Services Framework.
JCT contracts, new build, TPL insurance,

Insurance and JCT contracts

Dave Cahill, senior partner and divisional business development leader, Marsh JLT Speciality discusses the different risk profiles of new build and refurbishment or extension work, and how JCT contracts can help.
mission training and mobilisation centre, Bassingbourn Barrack

DOI awards £17m contract to improve Bassingbourn Barracks

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded a £17m contract to Kier Graham Defence Ltd to ready Bassingbourn Barracks for the relocation of the British Army’s Mission Training and Mobilisation Centre (MTMC).
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Faraday ruling sets new precedent on public contract award cancellations

Successful challenges to public contract awards could be more likely following the Court of Appeal ruling in Faraday Development Ltd v West Berkshire Council.
New contracts, engineering consultancy, Steven Hunt & Associates,

Steven Hunt & Associates announce seven new contracts

It's lucky number seven for Liverpool-based mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy, Steven Hunt & Associates, who today announce the news of seven contracts.

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