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News Archive 2006

Below are our news articles from 2006.

Technical Support in the Shetlands

Tue, 19 Dec 2006
Just five months after joining the Technical Services department of Colas Ltd, Sebastian Ward was sent on his first major site project – not for an afternoon just down the road but... Read more

Portsmouth Website Launched

Fri, 15 Dec 2006
The ground-breaking Portsmouth PFI has been operational since the 31st January 2005.� In order to improve our service to the residents and businesses of Portsmouth we have created a website dedicated to... Read more

HM Naval Base Jetty Reconstruction

Wed, 13 Dec 2006
Colas has recently completed a project for Fleet Support Limited at the HM Naval Base, Portsmouth. Surrounded by aircraft carrier Invincible, destroyers Southampton and Manchester and the ship Sir Galahad, our team... Read more

LB of Hammersmith & Fulham Contract Extended

Mon, 27 Nov 2006
As a result of continued hard work and excellent client service our team based at Old Oak Common has been granted a one year extension, running from 1st April 2007 until 31st... Read more

Heritage Surfacing Commendation

Fri, 17 Nov 2006
The resurfacing of some 1,000 linear metres of towpath beside the River Thames in the London Borough of Richmond was so well received that it has earned Colas a Commendation from The... Read more

Aram Resources Win QPA Award

Wed, 25 Oct 2006
At the 2006 Quarry Products Association (QPA) prestigious Health & Safety Best Practice Awards in London, Aram Resources Ltd, the quarrying arm of Colas Ltd, was awarded first prize in the Safer... Read more

Birmingham International Airport

Tue, 24 Oct 2006
Colas Airfields Division has been awarded a 12 month contract by Birmingham International Airport for joint sealing and flexible concrete repairs. The contract commences 1st. November2006 and there is an option to... Read more

Golf day raises £500 for charity

Fri, 06 Oct 2006
On 25th September 32 guests, staff and directors took part in the Highwaymans Golf Society Southern Golf Day at the Singing Hills golf course. Rain did not dampen spirits during the morning... Read more

A325 Alice Holt

Mon, 02 Oct 2006
Works at the A325 Alice Holt major maintenance scheme in Hampshire are progressing towards completion and our client has praised the helpful, problem solving, approach of our site team. A second independent... Read more

Sumburgh Runway Opened

Tue, 19 Sep 2006
Runway 09/27 was formally opened on 4th September by Mr. Tavish Scott, member of the Scottish Parliament for Shetland and Transport Minister. Carl Fergusson and Steve Hill attended the official opening on... Read more

North Tyneside Council Award Contract

Mon, 04 Sep 2006
North Tyneside Council have awarded their highway resurfacing, patching and minor repairs contract to Colas Limited. Running from 2006 to 2009 the contract has provision for a one year extension and has... Read more

Floral Success in Portsmouth

Wed, 16 Aug 2006
As first year entrants, Colas Portsmouth were delighted to be awarded a Gold medal for their Island Floral display at the Portsmouth & Southsea Show this August. The annual Show is organised... Read more

Repaving the B4000

Fri, 28 Jul 2006
When the wearing course of the B4000 near Newbury needed replacing, West Berkshire Council decided to use the Colas Repave Process to resurface the 15,000m2 of carriageway in two sections. Diversions were... Read more

A-one Plus JV for HA Area 10

Wed, 26 Jul 2006
A-one Plus, a Halcrow, Colas and Costain joint venture has been chosen by the Highways Agency to tender for the Area 10 Managing Agent Contractor (MAC) contract. This involves the delivery of... Read more

Mobile Asphalt Plant Accreditation

Mon, 10 Jul 2006
ISO 9001:2000 accreditation for our Ermont TSM 225 Mobile Asphalt Plant has recently been achieved. Following its recent successful utilisation at Sumburgh Airport the plant is now fully accredited to the latest... Read more

ASDA Contract Award

Thu, 01 Jun 2006
We are delighted to have been appointed as ASDA Maintenance Term Contractor for car park maintenance and improvements in all eight regions of ASDA's national operations in the U.K. ASDA currently have... Read more

Major Innovation Award

Fri, 26 May 2006
Colas Limited has been presented with first prize in the prestigious national Award for Innovation 2006 by the Institute of Asphalt Technology in the UK. The award was presented to Carl Fergusson,... Read more

Sumburgh Runway - Shetland Isles

Thu, 18 May 2006
Colas Airfields Division is due to finish the extension and overlay of the existing runway at Sumburgh Airport in the Shetland Isles by the end of May 2006. The runway has been... Read more

Highways Agency Contract Extension

Thu, 18 May 2006
Colas Ltd is pleased to announce that A-one, its joint venture company with Halcrow Ltd, has been granted a contract extension until 1st July 2010 to continue as Managing Agent Contractor for... Read more

Brunel Monument

Fri, 21 Apr 2006
The Right Worshipful, the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Robin Sparshatt, unveiled a monument to Isambard Kingdom Brunel on 7th April at St. Georges Square. Brunel, the son of a French civil... Read more

1,000th Safety Trainee

Fri, 21 Apr 2006
Andy Stagg from A-one was the 1,000th Colas employee to attend our Managing Safety course, held in February. Andy is seen here at the Colas 2006 Management Conference receiving a special commemorative... Read more