Major UK Construction Projects to Watch in 2018

Major UK construction projects to watch in 2018
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by Jessica Tabinor on

     CONSTRUCTION | 3 MIN READ

  • Read about the latest construction projects to come to life in the UK. 

  • From stadiums to Parliament, these are the top construction projects to watch.

2018 has seen some ambitious construction projects come to life, from stadiums to Parliament, these are the top construction feats to keep an eye on this year…


STADIUMS

Tottenham Hotspur’s new 62,000-seater stadium is beginning to emerge above the brick buildings which have lined White Hart Lane for decades. Due to complete in summer 2018, the stadium has embarked on some challenging projects such as lifting its 600-tonne roof onto the building. Thankfully the ambitious procedure was completed without complication! To add to its unique features, the building will include a five-story glass atrium and a single tier of seats to create its very own ‘wall of sound’ which will seat fans closer to the pitch than any other stadium of its size. Another unique feature is its 40 meter high ‘Sky Lounge’ bar offering panoramic views of the pitch from behind glass (for those people who want to attend a football match without actually attending a football match)! 


To find out more about the new stadium, click here.


Big Ben, Major UK Construction Projects to Watch in 2018PARLIAMENT 

The Elizabeth Tower which is home to Big Ben fell silent in the summer of 2017 to undergo a major conservation project. It had been over 31 years since the last extensive works were carried out to maintain the Elizabeth Tower and problems were identified with the clock hands, mechanism and pendulum, which need to be dealt with immediately to ensure that the clock can continue to work properly. 

The contract for the work has been awarded to Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd and is expected to be completed by 2021 costing a staggering £61m. 

Visit our dedicated Sir Robert McAlpine website to find out about the jobs in your area.



Battersea Power Station, Major UK Construction Projects to Watch in 2018POWER STATIONS 

Overseen by the construction firm Mace, phase two of Battersea Power Station is currently under construction with the iconic chimneys already reconstructed. 

As the cornerstone of the entire Battersea Power Station regeneration project, the Power Station will include 250 new retail, food and beverage units as well as a 2,000 capacity events venue, a chimney lift experience, a six-acre park and riverside walk, enabling the Power Station to be opened to the public to enjoy for the first time.

The Power Station building will also provide 500,000 sq. ft. of new office space and will be home to Apple’s new London Campus. The £9bn redevelopment of the 42-acre site includes a new tube station, new river bus service, over 3 million sq. ft. of commercial space, including 1.25 million sq. ft. of office space and over 4000 homes.  (Image sourced via bpsestates.co.uk) 


HS2 Major UK Construction Projects to Watch in 2018TRANSPORT
CROSSRAIL

The 73-mile railway line under development in London and the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex continues to grow. It will connect 40 stations with an estimated cost of £14.8 billion and completion planned for 2020. It is believed that the first phase of the ambitious project will go into service in 2018… watch this space. 

To find out more about rail jobs in London, click here.

HS2

HS2 is the largest infrastructure project in Europe and aims to bridge the north-south divide to build a country that works together. It involves building 345 miles of new high-speed track which will connect the city centres of London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Leeds.

Construction is starting on Phase One which will link London and Birmingham by 2026. Phase Two will run from the West Midlands to Manchester in the west and Leeds in the east completing the network by 2033.

Morson operations director Adrian Adair discusses where the workforce of 24,000 needed to deliver HS2 will come from… click here to find out more. Or, visit our dedicated HS2 blog for the latest news and opportunities on the project.


AYKON London One, Major UK Construction Projects to Watch in 2018LUXURY HOMES 

Rising 50 storeys, the ultra-modern AYKON London One tower will stand out as a new icon on the London city skyline. Stone, terracotta and glass come together in a fresh and distinctive world-class design to create an inspiration in luxury living, inside and out. The building comprises of a grand lobby, residents lounge, rooftop gardens, gymnasium, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, cinema, children’s play area and à la carte restaurant.
 
Nestled in the heart of new London, where a multi-billion-pound investment is dramatically transforming the area into an ultra-modern residential and internationally significant business district, set to become a new centre for arts and culture in the capital. In addition, the new Northern Line extension and the Crossrail project further enhance its strong transport links with the rest of London.


Imagine being a part of ground-breaking projects like this, Morson has a range of exciting Building, Construction & Infrastructure roles available. Browse our jobs and construct your career today. 
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Site Manager

Are you an experienced Site Manager? Do you want to work for a company that is demonstrating sustained periods of growth, as well as having a solid order book of more work to come? Do you want to work for a company that offers autonomy, along with the freedom to develop in your career? Then Vital want to speak to you.Vital resources are currently working with a reputable and well established multi-disciplined contractor to assist them in their search for a new Site Manager. Our client is looking for someone who can demonstrate a background in Rail, Water, Civils, or Infrastructure projectsAs an experienced Manager your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Daily management of groundworks packages in the central Belt of ScotlandOrganise and Purchase on Site Labour, Materials, and PlantLiaise with the commercial teams and other operational teams to ensure projects are delivered in a timely, and cost effective manner.Organise and Chair meetings with clients and senior management.The successful applicant for this role will be able to demonstrate:Background in a similar positionPrevious experience working within groundworks, deep drainage and, cut & fill works.Experience working as a subcontractor is preferred, but not essentialSMSTS CertifiedFull UK Licence as travel to sites will be requiredAbility to work alone with minimal supervisionFor this our client is willing to offer a competitve salary, along with a comprehensive package.For more information, please contact Jamie Nicholson using the details provided, or click the apply now link.

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Are you an experienced Quantity Surveyor with a background in Civil projects? Do you want to work for a company that is demonstrating sustained periods of growth, as well as having a solid order book of more work to come? Do you want to work for a company that offers autonomy, along with the freedom to develop in your career? Then Vital want to speak to you.Vital resources are currently working with a reputable and well established Groundworks and Civils contractor to assist them in their search for an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor to assist in the delivery of several high profile projects.As the Quantity Surveyor your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Working with various forms of Contract (JCT, NEC, FIDIC)Liaising with operational departments to oversee costs on projectsManage diary to ensure site visits are performed in a timely and safe mannerPerform CVR's and Final accounts to chase for paymentAttend client meetings to provide updates on projectsReporting commercial progress to Senior Managers and DirectorsThe successful applicant for this role will be able to demonstrate:Background in a similar positionPrevious experience working in a Sub-Contractor environmentDegree Educated (or equivalent)Full UK Licence as travel to sites will be requiredAbility to work alone with minimal supervisionFor this, our client is willing to offer a competitive salary, along with a comprehensive package.For more information or to apply, please click the link or contact Jamie Nicholson

Quantity Surveyor

Are you an experienced Quantity Surveyor with a background in Civil projects? Do you want to work for a company that is demonstrating sustained periods of growth, as well as having a solid order book of more work to come? Do you want to work for a company that offers autonomy, along with the freedom to develop in your career? Then Vital want to speak to you.Vital resources are currently working with a reputable and well established Groundworks and Civils contractor to assist them in their search for an experienced Senior Quantity Surveyor to assist in the delivery of several high profile projects.As the Quantity Surveyor your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:Working with various forms of Contract (JCT, NEC, FIDIC)Liaising with operational departments to oversee costs on projectsManage diary to ensure site visits are performed in a timely and safe mannerPerform CVR's and Final accounts to chase for paymentAttend client meetings to provide updates on projectsReporting commercial progress to Senior Managers and DirectorsThe successful applicant for this role will be able to demonstrate:Background in a similar positionPrevious experience working in a Sub-Contractor environmentDegree Educated (or equivalent)Full UK Licence as travel to sites will be requiredAbility to work alone with minimal supervisionFor this our client is willing to offer a competitve salary along with a comprehensive package.For more information, please click the apply now link or contact Jamie Nicholson

SharePoint Consultant

We are looking for a Digital Workplace Contractor to join our central Digital Workplace team. This role requires involvement in a variety of projects including intranets, collaboration sites, information architecture, document management, apps, forms, workflows and migration. The ideal candidate will be able to assess, design, implement, handover, review, document and support SharePoint and Office 365 no/low code solutions. RESPONSIBILITIES * SharePoint solution delivery from initial customer contact through to delivery including support * Implement solutions using SharePoint functionality including search, content types, sites, lists, web parts, forms, page layouts, etc. * Automate business processes using Nintex workflows and forms * Migrate sites and content between SharePoint farms using both out of the box and 3rd party migration tools * Ensure delivered solutions are completed as planned and to an agreed budget * Update DevOps and report on progress to stakeholders and management * Work with 3rd party suppliers to ensure a continuous service * You will be a subject matter expert in SharePoint and Office 365 solutions providing guidance across the enterprise to ensure all applications deliver business value * Be aware of any costs that are incurred and ensure the budget holder has agreed to this cost * Conduct requirements gathering, solution design and progress updates with customers * Ensure development work is completed and tested within agreed timescales and to agreed standards * Ensure project scopes and requirements do not deviate from the agreed strategy * Identify and suggest existing or new emerging standards and technologies * Manage your time and priorities to deliver activities to agreed timescales * Ensure all relevant documentation is produced to approved standards * Complete assigned support issues for the Web Services team to agreed SLAs * The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the post. * Migrating large SharePoint environments QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS Essential * Experience of delivering no/low code SharePoint solutions for the business using enterprise content management, document management, SharePoint, Nintex workflow and forms, O365 power platform and reporting * Excellent understanding of SharePoint on-premises and online * Good experience of understanding and writing business requirements, specification writing and delivery of business focussed technical solutions to an agreed and tested standard * Experience delivering solutions using Agile and Waterfall methodologies * Ability to work both in teams and autonomously, is self-motivated and keeps up to date with trends in technology * Proven experience working in a small team delivering technical solutions to business requirements * Experience of working with internal and external suppliers to ensure specified SLAs are met * Ability to build successful business relationships across a range of stakeholder groups * Responding to and resolution of SharePoint issues and incidents * Experience supporting complex SharePoint and web application solutions across multiple environments and versions * Experience of migrating large SharePoint environments Desirable * Knowledge of the full Office 365 suite of applications including Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI * Experience with Project Server 2013/2019/Project Online * Knowledge of SharePoint farm server architecture and installations * Experience with JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PnP, PowerShell * Experience with DevOps and Agile development * Information systems related Degree * Microsoft technology qualifications * PRINCE 2 Foundation, ITIL Foundation, BCS Solutions Development Foundation PERSON SPECIFICATION * Demonstrate 100% commitment to excellence in everything you do, a real desire to deliver a quality service to customers at all times * Be flexible, hard-working and thorough * Work collaboratively across IT and non IT departments * Ability to effectively communicate, present and influence others * Understanding of Agile project management * Experience of working in technical teams with large enterprise class systems * Must be able to follow agreed processes and make suggestions for improvements * Good creative thinking, problem solving and analytical skills * Willingness to undertake reasonable travel for work Desirable * Proven ability to build trust with stakeholders * Security cleared SECURITY Must have or be able to gain SC clearance

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