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Feb #4 Update: North London Call for Bids, Laing O’Rourke Carbon Calculator, Manchester Winners, Tarmac Low Carbon Concrete, £4bn Framework, Rail Sales, Liverpool Redevelopment

North London Heat & Power Project call for bids for £10m

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North London Waste Authority is looking for up to three contractors to upgrade civil infrastructure worth up to £10 million at Edmonton EcoPark. Contractors based in North London or nearby are particularly encouraged to bid.

The works may include:

  1. Site investigations to verify the location of services and underground obstructions
  2. Alterations and enhancements to roads and pedestrian accesses to enable the EcoPark to function whilst the new NLHPP facilities are constructed and brought into service
  3. Alterations and enhancements to EcoPark security infrastructure to enable NLHPP construction areas to operate within the EcoPark’s overall security system
  4. Temporary and permanent alterations to the EcoPark water and drainage systems to enable the construction of NLHPP facilities
  5. Diversion of utilities to enable NLHPP delivery
  6. Landscaping reinstatement of soft verges and footpaths around the EcoPark
  7. Supply and install temporary buildings
  8. Removal of any temporary structure erected during the NLHPP works

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Laing O’Rourke decarbonises bids with new carbon calculator

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In January we wrote about Laing O’Rourke banning diesel from its plants. Now, as part of its goal to become net zero by 2050 Laing O’Rourke has developed a carbon calculator system which evaluates how much carbon will be in the sub and super structures. So far it has used the system for 14 bids and says it can reduce emissions by up to 19%. It processes data from the Inventory of Carbon & Energy (ICE) into a real-time dashboard that looks like a heat map which shows areas of greatest potential for carbon reduction. Pretty cool!

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£700m Manchester Airports Winners Announced

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Amalgamated Construction, Eurovia Infrastructure, Kier Construction, and Network Plus Services will deliver medium sized projects £3-£10m over 5 years with a 3 year extension option. The framework includes Stansted & East Midlands airports civils, refurbishment, buildings & fit-out.

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Tarmac & Align produce 60% lower carbon concrete

Tarmac is pre fabricating low carbon concrete for HS2 using some of it for the UK’s longest rail bridge we wrote about last week. Tarmac says it represents a 60% reduction in carbon emissions per cubic metre compared to CEM I concrete which is the industry standard. HS2 has a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 50% and Tarmac’s goal is to reduce emissions by 33% by 2030.

£4bn civils framework opens

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PQQ’s will start today until 25 March before tendering. The framework will begin next year and run to 2027. Major public sector infrastructure projects to be procured will include roads, rail, flood and coastal schemes, telecoms and electric vehicle infrastructure. ITT’s will be issued in June 2022 with winners announced in November. Find out more and apply here.

Aecom acquires stake in rail specialist

Aecom has purchased 30% of SLC Rail an English SME SLC Rail which was founded in 2009. They worked together on the recent Northumberland rail line and West Midlands Rail programme. The plan is to bid jointly on new work and cooperate on rail regeneration programmes and potentially enable Aecom to move further into the rail sector.

Graham wins £130m Liverpool Residential Development

The new campus will feature co-working space, a hotel, conference facilities, a wellness centre & members club, 43 new homes and a commercial community space with cafes & bars. The project is funded in part £5m from the Government’s Levelling Up fund to go into a tech startup incubator. Due to commence in March the project is expected to complete by summer 2024 and deliver 2 acres of pedestrianised public space as part of the greater regeneration of Gloucester.

Graham wins £130m Liverpool Residential Development