MPs warned construction ‘cannot recruit enough workers’

construction newsThe construction sector will be unable to replace the workers expected to leave the industry, a parliamentary select committee has been warned.

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Brisbane construction firm Canstruct made $43m profit running Nauru detention centre last year

construction news novemberDisclosure comes as company prepares to hand over control of services to a Nauruan government commercial entity

A Brisbane construction firm made a profit of more than $43m for running Australia’s immigration detention centre on Nauru last financial year.

Canstruct International’s sole contract is with the Australian government to provide garrison and welfare services at the regional processing centre on Nauru, which it has done since October 2017.

In its first reporting period as a company, Canstruct International has disclosed it made an after tax profit of $43.16m, with a turnover of almost $212m. Almost $140m was spent on suppliers and employees, and it paid $8.6m in tax.

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Arcadis warns construction industry to watch out for Brexit contract clauses

construction news novemberContractors must be wary of Brexit clauses being inserted into construction contracts, Arcadis has warned as the industry has less than six months to go until the UK leaves the EU.

The warning over Brexit clauses from Arcadis has come from its ‘UK Construction Market View’ report released this quarter. The timing of the report has come amid UK and EU negotiators this week agreeing upon a Brexit withdrawal deal which Theresa May hopes to have approved by her cabinet, Parliament and the other 27 EU member states.

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Wolverhampton Aldi store construction begins – and opening date revealed

construction news novemberConstruction of supermarket giant Aldi’s new Wolverhampton store is now well under way, with developers planning to have the premises completed in time for the new year.

Building work on the new store, situated on a large piece of derelict land near the city’s Low Level Station, began at the beginning of October and once completed the development is set to bring 40 new jobs to the city.

A spokesman for Aldi said: “Construction of our new Wolverhampton store is well under way now and progressing very well.”

Read the full article over at Birmingham Live here.