News in Brief Nov/Dec 2021
Kloeckner Metals UK has been awarded a ‘Good’ BES 6001 certification rating for its Leeds, Westok, London and Dudley sites by the British Standards Institute (BSI). The certification is awarded for responsible sourcing of construction products and allows manufacturers and re-sellers to demonstrate that their products are made with constituent materials that have been responsibly sourced.
Balfour Beatty has been appointed by Fife College to construct its new Dunfermline Campus. The project is expected to deliver a huge boost to the regional economy, with 80 per cent of contracts for the build being awarded to local businesses, and tens of millions of pounds set to be spent in the Fife region.
An online consultation has been launched to gather feedback on the future development of New Stanton Park, a 200-acre, rail-connected site near Junction 25 of the M1 in Derbyshire. Verdant Regeneration purchased part of the former Stanton Ironworks site at the end of 2020. Since then it has been working with Erewash Borough Council and a wide range of stakeholders to draft proposals for the regeneration of the brownfield site in Ilkeston.
Galliford Try’s Building London and South East Commercial business has won a £12.7M contract to build a sustainable commercial office building for CLS Holdings. The 10-storey scheme, at Vauxhall Walk in south London, is targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and will feature passive ventilation, smart lighting and PhotoVoltaic (PV) panels.
Bouygues UK has been appointed to build a five-storey high-tech development that will provide space for 600 jobs in Swansea city centre. Work is expected to start this year on the multi-million-pound scheme at 71/72 The Kingsway, on the site where the former Oceana nightclub once stood. It is set for completion in early 2023.