RSS Feed Press releases

8 October 2001

HBG Construction Ltd is to build a new supercentre for Asda Stores Ltd at the Asda Sportscity development in Eastlands, Manchester.

8 October 2001

HBG Construction Ltd, which today has a portfolio of work representing over £148 million in the education sector [including £92 million in university work], has been awarded a design and build contract to provide a large new teaching facility for New College Nottingham [ncn].

8 October 2001

HBG Construction has started work on the design and construction of a new office development in Forbury Square, close to the centre of Reading. The £22 million scheme involves two main office buildings, a large basement car park and a new public square being constructed on the site of an old abbey and bounded by existing offices.

7 October 2001

HBG Construction has been awarded a new contract to design and build shops and apartments behind a retained façade at Queens Road, Clifton in Bristol.

6 October 2001

Flatiron Structures [a subsidiary of HBG Constructors] has acquired a joint venture design and build contract for a cable-stayed bridge over Cooper River between Charleston and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. When completed in 2005, the bridge will be the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America. The contract value amounts to US$531 million, of which 40% is for HBG.

5 October 2001

HBG Construction has been appointed to build and fit-out a three-storey office development at Parkside in Coventry, its third project at the business park.

4 October 2001

Rohcon Ltd, one of Ireland’s largest building contractors has been named as the winning main contractor by the Office of Public Works for the total refurbishment of the Government Buildings at The Glen, Waterford.

4 October 2001

When Ritchies received a telephone call from the BBC asking if they could do a bit of spray concreting they didn't bat an eyelid. The conversation continued 'We would like to construct a concrete igloo in a back garden and wondered whether you might be able to help.'

3 October 2001

HBG Construction has been awarded a £50.5m design and construction contract by property developer Helical Bar and the Prudential Assurance Company for an office development by the former racing track at Brooklands, near Weybridge in Surrey. Construction began in september with completion scheduled for spring 2003.

2 October 2001

Rijswijk, the Netherlands – Mr J.S.T. Tiemstra [48] – currently senior vice president corporate finance at Unilever Plc. – will join HBG, Hollandsche Beton Groep nv, as of 15 October 2001.

2 October 2001

Ritchies, currently undertaking the £14.2 million contract to decommission the East Side Water Catchments in Gibraltar for Defence Estates, has added a new mobile drill rig to an already impressive fleet of seven units operating on the famous landmark. In total some 9,000 ground nails will be drilled, installed and grouted as part of the two-year slope stabilisation contract.

1 October 2001

The project to strengthen the Medway Bridge has been shortlisted as a potential BCIA [British Industry Construction Award] winner. The project is up against some stiff competition from around the UK construction industry and we will find out later this year whether HBG has been successful.

1 October 2001

Ritchies, the specialist geotechnical division of Edmund Nuttall Ltd, has been awarded a new framework agreement by Railtrack in Scotland for slope stabilisation works throughout the Scottish Zone.

30 September 2001

Work continues apace on the construction of a complex power station development at Baglan, near Port Talbot in South Wales. Nuttall was awarded the civils package worth £20 million on General Electric's 500-megawatt power station; the first of its type to be built anywhere in the world.

24 September 2001

Edmund Nuttall Ltd and Halcrow have entered into a joint venture partnership to bid for the Highways Agency’s Area 11 Managing Agent Contractor Contract [MAC].

18 September 2001

Rijswijk – The Enterprise Section of the Appeal Court in Amsterdam today rejected the application by HBG, Hollandsche Beton Groep nv, and Ballast Nedam nv for the lifting of the temporary injunction preventing the implementation of the merger agreement creating Ballast HAM Dredging bv.

17 September 2001

Rijswijk, the Netherlands – Interbeton – group company of HBG, Hollandsche Beton Groep nv – has been awarded the contract for the internal upgrade of the new Sheikh Rashid Terminal at Dubai International Airport. Client is the Department of Civil Aviation Dubai. The contract value is € 10 million.

12 September 2001
  • Operating result for first half of 2001: €59 million [+ 40%]
  • Forecast organic growth in operating result for 2001 at least 40%
  • Net result on ordinary activities for first half: €36 million; net extraordinary income of €14 million
  • Net result forecast for 2001 maintained: €90 million
  • Revenues for first half: €2.6 billion
  • Significant improvement in financial position as at 30 June 2001: capital ratio of 22.7%; year-end 2001 forecast of at least 25%
  • Order book of €6.4 billion [year-end 2000: €5.9 billion] at excellent level
11 September 2001

Building under cover should save time, result in better quality and, not least, improve working conditions. A trial involving a gigantic tent on one of HBG Woningbouw’s projects near The Hague is being conducted to find out whether the claimed advantages can be achieved in practice.

10 September 2001

Rijswijk, the Netherlands – HBG, Hollandsche Beton Groep nv, will appoint Brian May, BSc [Hons], CEng, MICE, as chief executive of HBG Construction Ltd with effect from 24 September 2001.