£300m City of London Complex Seeks Bidders Credit Photography Account Mo via Unsplash

#3 June Update: New City of London Justice Quarter, Town Regeneration Cash, 250k Workers Needed, Crossrail Opening, Highways England Framework

£300m City of London Complex Seeks Bidders

The new Fleet Street project ‘Salisbury Square’ is looking for a main contractor to start the work in 4Q2025 and complete by 2Q2026. The new development for legal services and contain a court, Police headquarters and public spaces.

Interested parties can apply here.

£700m Regeneration Cash up for grabs by Local Authorities

£700m Regeneration Cash up for grabs by Local Authorities Credit Ben Guerin via Unsplash

Part of the UK Government’s ‘Build Back Better’ Scheme, 30 towns have been awarded funds to redevelop and degenerative areas to bring back life and progress to neglected areas.

For example, a new Health Academy and Civil Engineering Institute will be built at Hartlepool as part of their £25m allocation, to bring back more skilled workers and high paying jobs to the area and a Low Carbon ‘Centre of Excellence’ will be built in Hastings.

In total 83 deals have been awarded as part of the £2billion fund.

For more info or to apply click here.

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Quarter of a Million Workers Required

Quarter of a million workers required credit Sol via Unsplash

The Construction Industry Training Board has announced that the UK Construction industry will require 250,000 new workers by 2025 if the industry continues to expand at the same rate. The record month in May and accelerated recovery after COVID has increased prices and caused shortages in materials and labour already. Private housing and infrastructure are the fastest growing sectors and repair, and maintenance is forecast to grow.

18 Days for Crossrail to Complete Bond Street and Canary Wharf

Crossrail imminent credit Myke Simon via Unsplash

Trial journeys have been running since May 10, these will be stopped in order for the two stations to be completed. Apparently consisting of a myriad of minor jobs left to do, work on the stations was stopped to allow the trial to run. Apparently, there is still work to do at Paddington and Whitechapel too which may delay the already delayed 2022 scheduled opening. Woolwich and Liverpool Street will be ‘handed over’ to TfL in the next few weeks.

£1.3bn Highways England Contract Open

£1.3bn Highways England Contract Open Day credit Vusal Ibadzade via Unsplash

Bidders can apply for any of 8 regional lots to maintain highways for these surfacing contracts. A formal invitation to tender will open in February 2022.

An information session will be hosted on 29 June, you can register interest here by 22 June.

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