5 July 2022

Work starts on Northamptonshire green landscaping tunnel for HS2

Construction has officially started in Northamptonshire on a green tunnel to minimise HS2’s impact on the surrounding landscape. The ambitious project is the very first of its kind in the UK, with construction works expected to last around three years. During this time, the project is expected to generate and support a number of UK

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22 June 2022

SCS Supply Chain Enterprise Academy

On 15 June, VGC hosted the SCS Supply Chain Enterprise Academy at Hazelwood Community Centre for SCS. We welcomed over 50 people from SME’s in the SCS supply chain, delivering sessions on SEE, EDI, leadership and collaboration, our CSR programme, and modern slavery. Andrew Spencer, Head of Procurement & Supply Chain for Skanska, began the

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1 June 2022

Thames Tideway Tunnel celebrates engineering feat with special live performance

To mark the completion of tunnelling work on London’s huge new ‘Super Sewer’, the Thames Tideway Tunnel project has hosted a special live music performance over 70 metres underground. The Thames Tideway Tunnel aims to build a major new 25km sewer underneath the river Thames. The capital currently relies on a sewer system that is over

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17 May 2022

Help us tackle mental health head on

Construction is an industry that struggles more than most with mental health problems. Research shows that 1 in 4 construction workers contemplate suicide, and male site workers are three times more likely to die by suicide than the average male in the UK. These tragic statistics highlight the need for real change in the construction

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16 May 2022

My week of work experience at VGC

Thomas has just completed his week of work experience at our head office in Ruislip. He writes:            While I have been at VGC this week I have helped in most of the departments in the company, such as IT, Health and Safety, Labour, Recruitment, Projects and even went on site

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28 April 2022

VGC sends donations to Ukraine

VGC has been fundraising in order to provide urgent supplies to those most affected by the war in Ukraine. This month, we transported goods to 3 charities thanks to the donations of staff and suppliers alike. We received generous donations from staff in our head office in Ruislip as well as Solihull. Alongside this, we

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4 April 2022

Diversity-in-Construction initiative held in Leeds to mark IWD 2022

A pilot initiative to encourage more female school students to consider careers in construction was held in Leeds to mark International Women’s Day 2022.    The event on 8th March was hosted by Leeds College of Building at its North Street Campus, and attended by the Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracey Brabin. Female pupils aged

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4 April 2022

How can engineering fix its staff retention problem?

Like many other industries right now, the engineering sector is struggling with a skills shortage in the wake of Covid-19. This is a problem that has been steadily growing for many years, but the pandemic seems to have brought it to a head.   Research from the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) found that

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22 March 2022

Buried Services - VGC Group

  VGC have announced their annual health and safety week focusing on raising awareness of Buried Services.   This week, VGC are shining a spotlight on our HSQE team and their Buried Services campaign.   We want to raise awareness around buried services, with the goal being to encourage our workforce to STOP when things

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14 March 2022

Enormous HS2 parts factory built for UK’s longest railway bridge

A huge new temporary factory has been opened near the M25 in Greater London, specifically to construct parts of the UK’s longest railway bridge – all part of the HS2 infrastructure project. The mega factory has been specially constructed to produce the deck segments for the Colne Valley Viaduct.   Once complete, the viaduct will

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