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.

Bradley preps UCLan demolition first phase

Bradley Demolitions has been appointed to demolish the 1960s Fylde Building at the University of Central Lancashire’s Preston campus, to make way for a multi-million pound library link building and new public realm.

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.

Preston seeks contractor for Fishergate next phase

Lancashire County Council and Preston Council are inviting tenders for the second stage of the Fishergate central gateway project, with works from Lune Street to Lancaster Lane planned.

Builder sought for Royal Preston Hospital extension

Simon Donohue

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a building contractor for the extension and refurbishment of the Intensive Care Unit at Royal Preston Hospital.