Tag Archives : construction


History Centre prepares to sign building and construction contract

The team behind the city’s ground breaking History Centre project is preparing for the start of a new chapter in the journey towards a 2020 opening. Following a series of in-depth negotiations, Plymouth City Council is set to sign a contract worth £22.6 million with Willmott Dixon for the major building and construction work. A […]


Building skills through the local construction supply chain

Plymouth City Council is bringing together some of the key national and regional construction contractors for the first ever Building Plymouth Supply Chain Roadshow taking place across Devon and Cornwall throughout January. Aimed at engaging with their local supply chain, the Building Plymouth partners BAM Construction, Kier Construction, Midas, Morgan Sindall, Willmott Dixon, along with […]


Council to consider plan for thousands of homes and jobs

An £80million plan for 5,000 new homes and over 2,000 construction jobs is to be considered by Plymouth City Council. The second phase of Plan for Homes, covering 2016-2021, will be discussed at the Council’s next Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 16 February. The Plan includes 20 new initiatives which, if approved, will: Help Plymouth address […]


Count down to work starting on new bus station

The countdown to work starting on Plymouth’s new bus station is well and truly underway with final designs tweaks being submitted. The project team is submitting a planning condition amendment as a result of improvements to the design and look of the site. The amendments include a new pedestrian ramp to make it easier for […]


Developers and companies to draw up plans for skills

Developers setting their sights on Plymouth and companies with large Council contracts will be asked to support the next generation of construction employees through employment and skills plans. Plymouth City Council is the first Council in the region to use both its planning and procurement system to boost the number of people entering the construction […]


Plymouth young people encouraged to try ‘building’ their future

A city project is encouraging local people and companies to find out more about the increasing career opportunities and work in the construction industry. The free tasters aim to give a realistic feel for the different jobs in the industry and provide practical career advice, apprenticeships and links to employers and jobs. The construction tasters […]


Commitment to construction skills

Construction companies are being asked to help the Council set up a scheme that puts skills into the heart of significant developments.   Big building firms as well as contractors are being asked for their input on how to ensure major developments have a commitment to increasing training and skills as part of planning negotiations. […]


Council hosts building summit

A new initiative is being launched to get more local people connected into careers in construction. Building Plymouth is to be officially launched at a summit taking place on Thursday organised by the Council. The call to encourage people into building careers is being announced in the face of a looming skills shortage in the […]


Building skills opportunities across the city

A roadshow organised by the Council will be heading to the city’s neighbourhoods as part of a campaign to give young people the low down on exciting construction jobs on offer in Plymouth. It’s out of the office and onto the housing estates in a concerted effort to talk to youngsters about the skills they […]