Stewart Milne Homes North is looking for SMEs from Scotland and Northern Ireland to support its upcoming construction projects.

Miller Homes is inviting a panel of BMF merchants to bid for a share of its multi-million pound national and local material supply contracts for the forthcoming year.

Affordable housing developer Mulbury Homes has started work on an £11.6m development of over 100 new homes in Wavertree, Liverpool.

Building work has started on a £4m development of 46 new affordable homes in Barnoldswick, Lancashire.

Miller Construction has reached financial close on a £78m construction project to deliver quality homes for older people in North Tyneside.

An aerial view showing the proposed layout for the new development.

Plans have been submitted for a £5m housing development that will revitalise the site of a former mill in Preston.

Wates has been awarded a contract by Scape.

Building contractor Wates Construction has been awarded a £133m contract by Scape, the public sector construction procurement, design and consultation specialist.

Greg Mulligan, director of Mulbury Homes.

Mulbury Homes has secured funding of over £12.3m to build over 600 new homes across the North West.

Necton Management’s residential development in Norfolk will feature Catnic’s range of steel lintels.

Necton Management is constructing 40 stylish newbuild homes on North Pickenham Road in Necton, Norfolk.

Clegg Construction has started work on a £3.8m project to redevelop two existing buildings for the new Science & Innovation Park at the University of Lincoln.

An arial shot of how the development will look.

Building work has started on a scheme of 21 new homes that will boost the supply of affordable housing in Langley, Rochdale.

(Shaking hands): Jewson branch manager Joe Hakings and Joe Poisans from YCH at the Jewson branch in Scarborough. Also pictured left to right are: Chris Taylor and Pete Andrews from Jewson with Eric Chatt and Steve Sowden from YCH.

Jewson has won a contract worth £1.5m with Yorkshire Coast Homes. The three-year contract will enable the housing association to improve efficiencies across its planned and reactive repair service by utilising Jewson’s Scarborough and Whitby branches for materials as well as a van re-stocking service.

MITIE has been awarded a six-year contract worth £4.5m with Raglan Housing.

MITIE has been awarded a six-year contract with Raglan Housing worth £4.5m.

Representatives from Caerphilly Council, Caerphilly Tenants, and Robert Price Builders Merchants met to formally sign the 10-year partnership agreement.

Robert Price Builders Merchants has signed a £70m 10-year contract with Caerphilly Council for work on its housing stock.

Developer Grainger has secured planning consent for 3,850 houses on surplus land at the Aldershot Military base.

Portsmouth City Council is looking for framework contractors to carry out refurbishment work worth up to £43m over the next four years.

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Wigan Council have named Taylor Wimpey as preferred bidder for a big mixed-use scheme near Wigan. The 474-house regeneration project at the former Bickershaw South colliery will run for over eight years.

Merchants in the Stoke area could gain from a Stoke-on-Trent council initiative to sell houses for just £1 each in a bid to transform a rundown area of the city.

Lovell is to build a £63m mixed tenure housing scheme at Lymington Fields in Dagenham for the Greater London Authority.

Lovell is to start four newbuild housing schemes in the North West, including a £1.3m project to build 14 bungalows in Wythenshawe, Manchester for Parkway Green Housing Trust.

Henry Boot and Barratt’s development arm David Wilson Homes is to buy the former Terry’s chocolate factory site in York.

Kier is hoping to meet construction businesses from Hertfordshire at a Meet the Buyer event hosted by Constructionline on Tuesday 23 April 2013 in Hemel Hempstead.

Self-builders are bidding for plots to erect DIY homes in the shadow of sporting venues on London's Olympic Park.

Construction-related suppliers in the West Midlands are being invited to a free ‘Meet the Buyer’ event hosted by Constructionline, to meet potential clients and find out about upcoming work opportunities in the area.

Sir Robert McAlpine is restarting the stalled Sarah Point development in Manchester after striking a deal for funding.

Plans for Lomond Road.

Regeneration work in Fairfield, Liverpool is starting to take shape as construction begins on 11 new affordable homes, and planning permission has just been granted for a further 10.

Graham Construction is looking to build a local supply chain of construction businesses from Ayrshire at an event hosted by Constructionline on Thursday 11 April in Kilmarnock.

Kier and Lovell are looking to meet construction businesses from Leicestershire at an event hosted by Constructionline in Coalville on Wednesday 27 March.

Merchants could see a growing market in refurbishment material sales from burgeoning office-to-home conversions.

Housing association Circle Group has started pre-tendering a newbuild housing framework valued between £500m and £1bn.

Bath Spa University and Miller Construction recently signed a contract for the development of new student residential accommodation at the university’s Newton Park campus.

The housebuilding scheme for Jubits Lane.

Construction work has restarted on the site of a stalled housing development in St Helens that will bring over 30 affordable new homes to the area.

Carillion is to build a £43m education and leisure complex in Consett, Durham.

McGoff & Byrne has won a £1.8m contract at the new Sea Life Manchester aquarium at The Intu Trafford Centre.

Buckingham Group is to build a replacement two-storey railway station in Northampton.

Balfour Beatty is to design and build Aberystwyth University’s £45m student accommodation project.

Kier is to build 152 houses in a new deal with Kent County Council. Under the deal, the council has transferred three sites to Kier which, with an institutional investor, will act as a registered social landlord to fund and manage the houses.

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