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News in Brief: May 2024

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Severfield has released a trading update for the year ending 30 March 2024, with a record UK and European order book of £511M. The Group said it has made good progress and expects to deliver a full year result which is slightly above its previous expectations. It also announced the intention to commence a share buyback programme to return £10M to shareholders.

Morgan Sindall Construction has been appointed by the Department for Education (DfE) to build a new secondary school in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The Callerton Academy will comprise a multi-use three-storey building, built around a central core that includes teaching facilities, a flexible space for dining, assemblies and theatre, and an administrative area.

Robertson Construction North East, working in conjunction with Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle Hospitals, will deliver a new community diagnostic centre at the Metrocentre retail and entertainment complex. It will provide imaging, and respiratory and cardiac investigations, with the centre designed to create capacity for 145,000 appointments per year.

Sisk has been appointed as construction manager for a major new pharmaceutical facility in Tralee, County Kerry in the Republic of Ireland. The €330m facility, for Astellas, will be constructed on a greenfield site at the Kerry Technology Park. The project, which will be completed in late 2027, will create 600 construction jobs over the course of the build programme.

Councillors from Hyndburn Borough Council, alongside Alliance Leisure and members of the ISG construction team, have celebrated work starting on the new, state-of-the-art, leisure and sports complex in Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire. It will include a four-lane, 25m swimming pool, a fitness suite, sauna & steam room, group exercise studio, café, and changing facilities.

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