November 23rd 2018
Concrete Flooring Solutions Unveil Three Major Projects
Concrete Flooring Solutions are pleased to announce the start of works with Kier Southern, Chertsey High School, 6000m2 of concrete to metal decking. The works are over two main buildings and over 3 floors on each.
The second project involves Buxton Building Contractors. QEF Development of £10.7m, Concrete Flooring Solutions works are underway to over 2000m2 of prep and concrete works.
And the third project involves working with PCE at Willmott Dixon, Kingston University Townhouse. The project is almost complete, with the final concrete floors scheduled to be finished by the end of November. Bringing the 8700m2 concrete pours to the upper floors to completion.
New funding to create West Midlands construction hubs
Construction hubs which will train almost 1,500 people are to be established in the West Midlands.
A funding award of £2.3 million has been handed to the project which it is hopes will boost construction across the region.
The money will be split into two sections with £1.28 million for hubs linked to housing projects, which will train 800 local people, and the remaining £1.04 million for infrastructure construction training for 650 people.
For more information, head over to Conventry Live.
It’s time for caution in construction
The collapse of construction giant Carillion earlier this year with debts of £1.5bn really put into sharp focus the precarious nature that the construction sector supply chain can find themselves in through no fault of their own, even when there is a perception that things are relevantly buoyant in Northern Ireland.
Locally, we are seeing a whole range of planning applications gaining permission, cranes going up around Belfast, house prices rising and the business pages of the media carrying stories about private developers stating confidently about how many houses they are proposing to build over the next 10 years.
You can read the full article over the Belfast Telegraph.
Construction industry to benefit from major skills boost
New ‘hubs’ based at live construction sites will train up thousands of workers and help tackle skills shortages in the construction industry, Education Secretary Damian Hinds announced today (16 November).
Twenty six innovative partnerships across the country have won a share of the £22 million Construction Skills Fund to set up the new ‘hubs’ which will train more than 17,000 people to be job and site-ready by March 2020.
The winning projects, including Southwark Construction Skills Centre in South London and Liverpool Waters Construction Hub in the North West, have collectively committed to training up over 7,000 people into permanent jobs by the end of the programme.
To learn more about how the funding will help train thousands of workers, head over to Gov.uk.