Galliford Try hires from Lovell

Contractor Galliford Try has appointed Simon Parr from Lovell as contracts manager and head of the construction division in the North West.

The Base opens in Warrington

A 50,000 sq ft business incubator facility aimed at start-ups in advanced engineering and manufacturing has been completed, the first block to be built as part of Warrington’s £190m Stadium Quarter scheme in Dallam Lane.

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.