Parliament puts firms on notice for £1.2bn of work

Parliament’s strategic estates team has alerted contractors to a £1.2bn maintenance framework due to open for tenders. The Parliamentary Construction Partnership Framework, which will run into the 2030s, will see companies work to prevent the deterioration of the Grade I-listed Houses of Parliament. A prior information notice, released on Friday, stated that work will include … Read more

EDF eyes investment to extend life of nuclear plants

The energy giant is currently building two new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. EDF Energy has revealed investment plans to extend the lives of its operational nuclear power plants in the UK. The French state-owned energy provider said it plans to invest a further £1.3bn in the UK’s five generating nuclear power … Read more

Welcome to Whats on Bristol March 2024 Magazine

Whats on Bristol March 2023 Magazine

Hello readers, we hope you are looking forward to the little snippets of sunshine we are being promised will be coming in March! As spring has now well and truly sprung the team here at Whats on Bristol have been out feeding baby lambs and goats. We have noticed lots of daffodils around Bristol. Ladies … Read more

Defra faces legal challenge over second bid to relax water pollution rules

Latest attempt by the government to tackle the nutrient neutrality issue has hit a stumbling block. Wildlife campaign group Wild Justice is challenging a bid by the government to change water pollution rules to permit house-building in sensitive water catchment areas without enforcing measures to protect them from sewage pollution. Wild Justice says a notice … Read more

An apprentice could be the future of your workforce!

SGS College have been delivering construction apprenticeships for over 10 years and offer one of the widest range of apprenticeships in the South West. The Bristol based College has become a hub of excellence in the delivery of apprenticeship programmes, and helps employers boost their workforce with young and enthusiastic employees whilst aidinglearners to improve … Read more

Building Plant News Magazine: March April May 2024

Building Plant News Magazine: March April May 2024

Your FREE Quarterly magazine covering the South West and Wales, targeting all construction, plant, civil engineering, groundworks, utilities, demolition, scaffolding, builders, architects, and builders merchants. Setting the agenda with news, analysis, campaigns, training, new products to the market, recruitment and anything that helps shape the future building and help to do business in our region … Read more

The steps you need to take to Promote Compliance in the Workplace

Robust compliance enables you to avoid legal liabilities while improving your organization’s effectiveness. And many already have strong compliance policies in place. The construction industry is poised for substantial growth, with revenues of £404.13bn in 2024. However, this upsurge is not without its hurdles. Contractors, both large and small, may be gearing up to grow … Read more

Speedy emergency drain services in Bristol

Is a blocked drain at your home causing problems? At Maintain A Drain, we offer emergency drain services to customers across Bristol. Maintain A Drain is a family-run drain clearing business. We are the number one providers of blocked drain services in the Bristol area, offering professional drain cleaning services at highly competitive prices. We … Read more