HSE prosecution puts gas fitter in jail

An illegal gas fitter has been given an immediate four month custodial sentence after the gas boilers he installed at homes in Warrington were found to be 'immediately dangerous' and 'at risk'.

AS2015: Apprenticeship levy set at 0.5%

Three million apprenticeships will be funded by 2020 through the levy on all businesses with more than £3m payroll costs, prompting mixed responses from industry.

Construction boosted by apartment schemes

The North West residential sector saw a significant boost in the number of new-build properties commissioned in Q3 this year, leading all regions with 5,275 units, according to data provider Barbour ABI.

January start for £107m Warrington Bridge Street

Warrington Council has appointed Construction Partnership UK to build the first part of the £107m Bridge Street regeneration project, the new retail shell that will form the temporary market part of the scheme.

Conlon picks up GB school job

Conlon Construction has taken over as the main contractor on a £10m independent free school in Warrington, which stalled after original contractor GB Building Solutions went into administration in March.

Kier posts healthy annual results

The contractor and developer with 1,000 staff across four offices in the North West said the region contributed strongly to turnover of £3.4bn, up 14%, in the year ending 30 June.

Place North West Construction Leaders’ Survey 2015

Paul Unger

The results of the first Place North West Construction Leaders’ Survey, in association with Cowgill Holloway, show an industry full of confidence but worried about recruiting and retaining the right staff.

Birchwood Park on site with SME warehouses

Park owners Patrizia and Oaktree Capital Management have started on the speculative construction of three warehouse developments totalling 53,000 sq ft at the 123-acre site.

Hive on site with £12m Warrington PRS housing

Housing association Your Housing Group has launched Hive, a new development arm for private rented sector homes, and has started on site with its first scheme in Church Street, Warrington.