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Posted: 26th February
By: rlf

What are the pitfalls to avoid when acquiring a distressed construction project?

The perfect storm

There is an expectancy within the community of insolvency practitioners that we will see a significant rise in distressed projects in the market later this year. Building on this picture, Barclays have very recently reported that they have made a provision of £4.8 billion for loan defaults due to the pandemic and other major lenders are expected to follow suit in the coming weeks. Distressed pro...

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Posted: 11th February
By: rlf

The ugly reality of the Building Safety Fund

 

With all the recent headlines on how high-rise tenants are being hit by large bills for the replacement of unsafe cladding, it is good news that the government is reconsidering its position on what should be covered in the Building Safety Fund, albeit rather late in the day.

The question rightly being asked is how on earth have we found ourselves in this position, three and a half years after Grenfell?
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Posted: 29th January
By: rlf

RLF appointed on Loughborough University Framework

RLF is delighted to announce its appointment to the Principal Designer Lot on the four-year construction consultancy framework for Loughborough University.  This appointment further underlines our reputation as a trusted advisor to the Higher Education Sector.

Our proven track record as sector specialists has seen RLF appointed to numerous University frameworks providing Project Management, Cost Management and Em...

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Posted: 20th October
By: rlf

Survey Results

RLF recently surveyed a wide range of Contractors across the UK (see below) and captured their candid and sometimes surprising feedback on the commercial challenges ahead. Of particular interest to Clients will be Contractors’ outlook on material shortages, construction costs, programme delays and how risk might impact tender pricing.

Our full survey results are shown at the end of this article. Here are the hea...

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Posted: 12th October
By: rlf

Reasons to be cheerful – New hires and promotions for RLF in the South East

We are delighted to report that our London and South East team has experienced a strong rebound coming out of the initial lockdown. Demand for our services has now returned to pre-Covid levels and we are experiencing particularly strong demand for our PM services.
Consequently, we wanted to share some good news on how we are strengthening our South East team:

Lloyd Evans has been promoted to Associate. In r...

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Posted: 1st October
By: rlf

Moss Building, University College Birmingham shortlisted for an RIBA West Midlands Award

Moss House, University College Birmingham has been shortlisted for a RIBA West Midlands Award.

This project features a host of state-of-the-art facilities including three lecture theatres, modern teaching spaces, a gym and an American-style student diner. As a flagship sports teaching facility, the building is also home to a 35-metre indoor running track, for speed and strength work.

Virtual tour of Moss House
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