NewSchools for Merton
A consortium made up of Wates PFI Investments, WS Atkins and funder Innisfree, has been appointed preferred bidder on a £125m schools project for Merton in south London. The group is called NewSchools.

College deal goes to Shepherd
Shepherd Construction has secured a £5.4m contract to refurbish the University of Sheffield's chemistry department.

Higgins wins £4m school
Higgins Construction has won a £4m contract to build an extension on Shoeburyness High School for Southend council in Essex.

£2.3m D&B for Quarmby
Shepherd Homes has appointed Quarmby Construction for a £2.3m contract for 43 work units in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Teamwork pays in office bid
A Crown House Engineering/Balfour Beatty joint venture has won a £40m contract for office units for property group MEPC at Chineham business park in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Multibuild goes Walkabout
Multibuild has won a £500,000 contract for a Walkabout bar in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, for Regent Inns.

Murphy hits the East End
Murphy Group has won a £4.6m contract to carry out preliminary works on the East London Line northern extension.

Ibex wins Cabinet designs
Ibex Interiors has landed a £1.25m design-and-build contract for the basement and six floors at 67 Tufton Street, central London, from the Cabinet Office.

Office scheme goes to Linford
Linford Building Group has won a £1m contract from developer F&EV Linford for a two-storey office block in Cannock, Staffordshire.