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Construction News Roundup

6th September 2019

The latest news this week in the Construction Industry:

Systra snaps up TSP Projects following British Steel demise

French engineering giant Systra has snapped up engineering firm TSP Projects following its release from British Steel’s portfolio. The acquisition of TSP Projects, whose recent works include the revamp of Leeds train station roof, will allow Systra to double the size of its operations in the UK and Ireland and see the firm target work on projects such as Heathrow. Read more…

VolkerFitzpatrick wins £75M RAF base contract

VolkerFitzpatrick has won the £75M contract to undertake resurfacing works at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has appointed the contractor to the work, which comes alongside other improvements at the base including new accommodation for personnel, a new air traffic control tower, upgrades to drainage and electrical supplies, and faciliites for IX (Bomber) squadron. Read more…

L&G’s Guild Living acquires site for later living scheme in Walton

Guild Living, Legal & General’s new operator and developer of urban later living accommodation, has announced the acquisition of a 2.5-acre town centre site in Walton-on-Thames. Read more…

JJ Rhatigan bags £280m Luton scheme main build

London-based building contractor JJ Rhatigan has won the main contract to deliver phase one of the £280m Lu2on residential-led mixed-use scheme. Read more…

Interserve confirms new chairman for RMD Kwikform

Interserve has confirmed that Ken Hanna will join the board as a non-executive director and chairman of its equipment services business RMD Kwikform next month. Read more…

Kier to deliver £13.9m framework at Barnsley blood centre

Kier has been appointed to deliver a £13.9m full internal fit-out at Barnsley blood centre in Capitol Park, Dodworth by NHS and Blood Transplant. The Barnsley blood centre will be 6,750m² with three labs on the ground floor and an additional lab, open plan office space, meeting rooms and catering facilities housed on the first floor. The centre will also house environmentally controlled laboratories to be used to research advanced cell therapies. Read more

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