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Former Loughborough school to be demolished by Mick George Ltd

Local construction business, Mick George Ltd has been contracted to complete demolition works on behalf of Westleigh Partnerships Ltd, at the former Ashmount School, Beacon Road, Loughborough.

The premises which is located adjacent to the Epinal Way junction, is currently lying vacant since the former special education facility was relocated to Charnwood College Campus, Thorpe Hill, Loughborough back in 2014. 

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Carillion collapse adds urgency to resolving retentions issues

The liquidation of construction giant Carillion could lead to potentially catastrophic losses for thousands of SMEs, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the electrotechnical and engineering services trade body ECA.

According to its latest set of accounts, Carillion was holding over £800m in retentions payments owed to sub-contractors. There is growing alarm that much of this money will be lost leaving many more firms at risk of financial collapse.

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30% of workers have never received first aid training

Almost 30% of workers have never received first aid training, according to a recent survey carried out by Bull Products.

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, carried out a first aid survey to address the issues within the construction industry, and what preventative measures companies need to put in place further to ensure a safer site all year round. 

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Modular building sector launches its own NVQ

A new workplace-based qualification has been developed by the Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA), to ensure that future demand for skilled professionals in the sector is addressed.

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Innovative/Modern Methods of Construction – Modular and Portable Building has been devised over a number of years by the MPBA in conjunction with CITB, and continues to be developed. It is the first time that a single qualification has existed that is tailored to both assess and grade the skills, knowledge and competence of those working in the sector.

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UK business named as one of the best in Europe on first ever ‘Ones to Watch’ list

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has been selected to represent the United Kingdom on the European Business Awards ‘Ones to Watch’ for 2018.

Based just off junction 28 of the M1 in Derbyshire, MAF made it onto the list, which is aimed at showcasing businesses that have shown exceptional growth, innovation and accomplishment within the previous year. 

Read more: UK business named as one of the best in Europe on first ever ‘Ones to Watch’ list

Mick George Ltd undertakes waste management contract for A14 project

The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme recently marked its first anniversary, and great progress has been made to date, along the 21-mile route of this £1.5 billion Highways England scheme. 

The A14 Integrated Delivery Team (IDT), which comprises three joint ventures, between Costain-Skanska, Balfour Beatty-Carillion and Atkins-CH2M Design, is working on behalf of Highways England to deliver this new piece of improved highway. The work will relieve congestion, reduce accidents, connect communities and decrease journey times, with the new road on-course to open by the end of 2020. 

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Heckmondwike launches new CPD Seminar

Heckmondwike, one of the UK’s leading fibre bonded carpet and carpet tile manufacturers, has launched a new RIBA approved Continual Professional Development (CPD) seminar for specifiers, architects and other construction professionals.

The CPD seminar, ‘what to consider when specifying fibre bonded carpets’, is included on RIBA’s core curriculum under Design, Construction and Technology, with a General Awareness knowledge level. It will provide participants with the necessary information and essential regulatory requirements for correctly specifying and installing fibre bonded contract flooring.

Read more: Heckmondwike launches new CPD Seminar

Enhancing your online experience

Michelmersh marks the start of 2018 with further innovation in the form of its newly released contemporary website. This significant upgrade has improved the layout, design and functionality of www.mbhplc.co.uk for an ever-increasing customer base. The fresh interface follows an intuitive composition which can allow visitors to seamlessly explore the site to reach their desired page. The site also features updated download areas for the news, gallery, technical and BIM (Building Information Modelling) sections.

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New year, new ranges from Rainclear

Rainclear, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater systems, has always offered help with take-offs from architect drawings, ensuring customers receive all the right components with the right capacity for their home and level of rainfall in their location. 

Rainclear’s friendly, knowledgeable team have always been there to help with technical advice or sourcing bespoke items or colours for customers’ projects.

Read more: New year, new ranges from Rainclear

Mobile Mini receives a gold FORS standard for the fifth year running

A leading hirer of secure storage containers and portable site accommodation has successfully achieved a gold level transport award for the fifth consecutive year.

Following an assessment at its London branch, Mobile Mini was awarded the accreditation for its growing fleet of HGV delivery vehicles, in the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), an initiative operated by Transport for London.

Read more: Mobile Mini receives a gold FORS standard for the fifth year running

Markham & George Property Limited

Firmly established in the housing and construction industry in their own rights, East Anglia based construction supplier, Mick George Ltd, and housebuilder, Campbell Buchanan, are about to embark on an exciting new venture with the launch of Markham & George Property Limited.

The brand new, separate trading company further signals both businesses’ intent to continue their progressive growth within their respective industries.

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