Allenbuild arm wins school
The north-east division of Allenbuild has been awarded an £8.7m contract to build the Venerable Bede Church of England School at Ryhope near Sunderland for Durham Diocesan Board of Education.

Kier nabs £1m revamp job
Kier Northern has won a £1m contract from the National Trust for the refurbishment of a historic hall at Wallington near Morpeth in Northumberland.

Gee Construction's school days
Basildon-based contractor Gee Construction has been awarded a £1.8m contract for Ilford Ursuline High School. The project includes the construction of an extension providing an IT room, classrooms and toilets.

Platforms are in for Birse
Birse Rail has been awarded an £800,000 contract by Chiltern Railways to extend platforms at five stations on the Birmingham to Marylebone route.

JMP lands road improvements
JMP Consultants has been commissioned by Ringway Developments to develop detailed design proposals for highway improvements as part of the regeneration of Sharston Industrial Estate in south Manchester.

£7.5m Liverpool student halls
David McLean Contractors has started work on a £7.5m student accommodation scheme in Liverpool city centre for client Cosmopolitan Housing.

Stewart starts on £2m job
Kettering-based Stewart Mainland Contractors has started the construction of 12 luxury apartments as part of a £2.1m mixed-use building development in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.