Consultants appointed for £200m Belfast university deal

Three major construction consultancies have been named on a £200m deal to build innovation centres for Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Arcadis, Turner & Townsend and Faithful+Gould will provide project management, design and construction services as part of the contract win. Arcadis has been appointed to work on the £98m Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre …

Hinkley Point C delay and £3bn cost increase announced

Hinkley Point C developer EDF has announced another cost hike and delay for the nuclear power station. Project costs for the Somerset nuclear plant have spiked by a further £3bn, which pushes it £8bn above 2017 estimates. EDF has also announced a year delay to the project. The latest increase has been attributed to the …

Rise of automation could ‘widen skills gap’

The rise of automation in the construction industry could lead to a widening skills gap, a leading consultant has warned. Arcadis UK director of workforce for the future Lara Potter said the built environment needs a new culture of upskilling to deal with the anticipated changes that automation could bring to the sector. Speaking at …