3110, 2017

Ian Nixon of Costain speaks to Shirley Parsons about the upcoming SHE apprenticeship

October 31st, 2017|Career Change, Construction, Health and Safety, Recruitment News, Shirley Parsons News|

Shirley Parsons are advocates of any training scheme or qualification that fosters the next generation of SHE professionals. Philip Muston, Managing Consultant at Shirley Parsons and I recently met with Ian Nixon, Highways and Nuclear SHE Manager at Costain, to […]

1007, 2017

Construction quality… decades behind?

July 10th, 2017|Construction, Engineering, Environmental, Health and Safety, Quality|

Over the past 2 years, the team at Shirley Parsons has seen a huge demand for quality professionals in the construction & civil engineering sector. Compared to other industries, there seems to be a lot of confusion around what quality […]

2706, 2016

City of London Set for New Skyscraper

June 27th, 2016|Construction|

A new skyscraper is set to be built in the city of London, adding to the office space in the capital.
Plans for the proposed 1 Leadenhall Building will be going on display in St Botolph’s Church as part of the […]

1506, 2016

Construction Enjoys Remarkable April Bounce

June 15th, 2016|Construction|

The UK construction industry appears to have had a remarkable April, as months of falling activity were displaced by a sudden spurt of growth.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there was a 2.5 per cent jump in overall […]

1306, 2016

JCB Boss Says Brexit No Problem for Business

June 13th, 2016|Construction|

The boss of JCB Lord Bamford has broken with the consensus that Brexit would be bad for the construction sector by backing the campaign for an out vote.
In an open letter to the firm’s 6,500 UK employees, Lord Bamford said […]

1306, 2016

Farnham Set for Town Centre Redevelopment

June 13th, 2016|Construction|

Hundreds of new construction jobs are to be created through a major regeneration project for the centre of Farnham.
Surrey County Council has given the green light to the £2 million project, which will include both retail and housing developments and […]

1306, 2016

MediaCityUK Set for Huge Expansion

June 13th, 2016|Construction|

The MediaCityUK development in Salford Quays is set to double in size after a planning application was made for a major residential-led expansion.
Salford City Council will now consider an application for up to ten new buildings, with the £1 billion […]

606, 2016

Construction Slowdown ‘Linked to Referendum’

June 6th, 2016|Construction|

The UK construction sector saw a fresh slowdown last month, including the first fall in new orders since April 2013 – but the reasons for this may be temporary.
In their latest Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) survey, Markit and the Chartered […]

306, 2016

New Plan Submitted for Northgate in Chester

June 3rd, 2016|Construction|

The long-awaited redevelopment of Northgate in Chester city centre could be about to get underway at last, after new plans were submitted.
Rivington Land, which was appointed by Cheshire West and Chester Council to develop the land, has submitted an application […]