ouble win for Shepherd
Shepherd has bagged two projects – the £15m first phase of the £150m Clarence Dock scheme in Leeds for housebuilder Berkeley, and a £9.7m deal to build a seven-storey block for the School of Law at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Balfour wins Forth Bridge job
Balfour Beatty has won a £9m contract to refurbish the Forth Bridge for Railtrack, which includes painting 20,000 m2 of the bridge.

Marriott nabs three contracts
Kier arm Marriott Construction has secured three contracts, including a £2.7m deal to build a 34-bedroom hotel in Nottingham for developer Hart Hambleton.

Try to build London academy
Try Accord has bagged a £10.1m contract to build a city academy, to be called the Grieg City Academy, in Hornsey, north London.

Laing wins barracks contract
Defence Estates has awarded Laing a prime contract to build accommodation for 306 soldiers at the Carver Barracks in Essex.

Norwest Holst nets £9.2m deal
Norwest Holst has won a £9.2m contract to build a six-storey class block for the City & Islington College in north London.

Kew gardens team appointed
Wilkinson Eyre Architects and consultant Chris Blandford are to develop a site management strategy for the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, south-west London.

FJ Shaylor wins university job
Birmingham contractor FJ Shaylor has secured a £2.6m contract to refurbish the biosciences block for the University of Birmingham.