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News Archive 2010

Below are our news articles from 2010.

Colas' Leeds team set for busy New Year

Mon, 20 Dec 2010
Colas’ Contracts Manager for the company’s Leeds office, Will Smith has reported that his team are set for a busy 2011, with two new schemes already confirmed. He said: “Colas have re-secured... Read more

Two new schemes for Colas' Recycling Department

Tue, 07 Dec 2010
The company’s Repave process has been used for the first time on a UK motorway: The M56 has had its Junction 10 slip-road recycled in a scheme which ran for two nights... Read more

Colas back Road Safety Week

Wed, 01 Dec 2010
Road Safety Week (22-28 November), the annual event coordinated by national road safety charity Brake, saw Colas employees holding a ‘Bright Day’ in their offices around the country. Employees were encouraged to... Read more

Road safety campaign makes big impression

Thu, 25 Nov 2010
Colas’ involvement as sponsor and participant at the Road Safety GB Conference 2010, held on the 16th and 17th November, in Warwickshire, has proved a real success - In particular, with regard... Read more

Colas' Fibredec trialled in Ireland

Mon, 08 Nov 2010
Colas’ Fibredec process has recently undergone trials on roads in the Republic of Ireland. Two sites were selected, both of which had been severely cracked and crazed through general wear and tear... Read more

A-One+ win top award

Thu, 04 Nov 2010
The Mineral Product Association’s ‘Health and Safety Best Practice Awards’ were held on the 6th October at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London (in association with the Institute of Quarrying). There... Read more

Snaefell Mountain Railway contract win

Tue, 26 Oct 2010
Colas Ltd are pleased to announce that they have won the track renewals programme on the Snaefell Mountain Railway in collaboration with Colas Rail. The contract will commence on November 1st 2010... Read more

Repave recycling heading for a good year

Tue, 19 Oct 2010
Colas Recycling is reporting a strong year for the company’s Repave pavement recycling technique due to acceleration in sustainable reconstruction of principal roads. The company’s Repave machines have been in operation for... Read more

Colas Presentation Award winner visits Paris

Wed, 06 Oct 2010
The 2010 winner of the ‘Colas Presentation Award’, Laura Carse, a student from Queen’s University, Belfast, has recently visited Paris as her prize. The Presentation Award competition (sponsored by Colas) is held... Read more

A 'Wheel' success!

Wed, 06 Oct 2010
Earlier this year, Colas were commissioned to construct a cycleway outside Leeds Station. The idea behind the scheme was to make the pavement layout big enough to accommodate both pedestrian and cyclist... Read more

Going with the flow

Mon, 27 Sep 2010
Once a thriving industrial area, the Ouseburn, a riverside district near to Newcastle, fell into decline in the 1950’s leaving parts of its waterfront area in a somewhat forgotten state...until now that... Read more

CSR achievement for Colas

Tue, 21 Sep 2010
Colas’ CSR team has received a certificate of appreciation from West Sussex County Council (WSCC). This was to commend them for their hard work and involvement with local schools and colleges throughout... Read more

Lighting the way

Mon, 20 Sep 2010
Colas’ Ringmer based electrical team have commenced work on a lighting scheme commissioned by Bam Nuttall. The team are currently involved in the site clearance of old lighting columns from a major... Read more

Colas IOM to sponsor Youth Games 2011

Thu, 16 Sep 2010
Colas’ Isle of Man office has just announced that through the main Colas Group they are sponsoring the fourth Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in September 2011 on the island. The... Read more

Leeds team receive site praise

Tue, 14 Sep 2010
Colas’ Leeds highways team has received a glowing report following a site visit by an assessor from the Considerate Constructors Scheme. This scheme is a national initiative set up by the construction... Read more

Full range of road recycling processes now available

Fri, 30 Jul 2010
As of the 1st July Colas are now in a position to offer a full range of road recycling processes to clients through their new recycling department based in Birmingham. To address... Read more

Colas announced as sponsors

Thu, 29 Jul 2010
Colas were recently announced as sponsors of the Road Safety GB Conference due to take place in November. The sponsorship line up is headed by Road Safety Support (RSS), in association with... Read more

Road improvements to run until 2016

Thu, 29 Jul 2010
Road improvements to run until 2016 Colas’ Repave has been selected as the process to be used in the upgrading of several South Lanarkshire roads. In a contract which began in July... Read more

Highways Agency trial new surfacing option on the A1

Thu, 29 Jul 2010
In order to achieve greater benefits regarding low noise, good utilisation of quarry sizes, quick operation, maintenance option by ultra-thin overlay, and good surface friction on roads, the Highways Agency was keen... Read more

Award win for Portsmouth PFI

Wed, 30 Jun 2010
Colas’ Portsmouth PFI team have won a prestigious award from the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) in the ICE South East England Engineering Excellence Awards 2010. These awards, presented annually, recognise projects... Read more

Major Project Secured in Falkland Islands

Wed, 02 Jun 2010
Defence Estates has awarded Colas Airfield Division a multi-million pound project to refurbish the airfield at Mount Pleasant Airport in the Falkland Islands. The project is the first major refurbishment of the... Read more

Contract win at Cambridge Airport

Wed, 19 May 2010
Colas have been awarded a contract by Marshalls Aerospace to provide resurfacing works to the runway at Cambridge Airport. Scheduled to start at the beginning of June, the contract was secured by... Read more

BQF and R4E Assessors praise Colas

Fri, 30 Apr 2010
Colas receive compliments for their excellent working practices from BQF and R4E Assessors. Run by the British Quality Foundation, the R4E (Recognised for Excellence) scheme recognises organisations’ successful efforts to implement excellence... Read more

Colas win RoSPA Gold Award

Tue, 20 Apr 2010
Colas are celebrating after winning a prestigious RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety procedures within their company. The RoSPA Awards scheme encourages organisations to develop and implement strong Health and Safety... Read more

Colas win another RoSPA Gold Award!

Tue, 20 Apr 2010
Colas has won a RoSPA MORR Award. This is one of a number of specialist awards offered by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, recognising companies who have excelled in... Read more

Wirral team announce external contract win

Wed, 10 Mar 2010
Colas are pleased to announce a successful bid to provide full carriageway reconstruction in the Wirral, Merseyside.The new contract will include reconstruction of Brimstage Road from its junction with the M53 through... Read more

Surfacing project begins on New Tyne Crossing

Mon, 01 Mar 2010
At the beginning of February 2010, Colas began work on a project to provide surfacing to the new Tyne Tunnel. The contract is part of the major construction scheme to build a... Read more

Queens University student wins Colas Award

Wed, 17 Feb 2010
This year’s Colas Award final was held in Penrith, Cumbria on the 12th February. Four students produced papers and gave presentations on a range of topics concerned with ‘highways’, each vying for... Read more

Traffic management team secure two contracts

Wed, 17 Feb 2010
February will see the beginning of two contracts to provide traffic management along major roads near Newcastle – showing that Colas’ traffic management team are very much in demand and that the... Read more

A-One+ resecure MAC contract to become sector leaders

Wed, 17 Feb 2010
A-One+, a joint venture formed of Colas, Halcrow and Costain have secured the area 14 MAC contract which covers Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and North Yorkshire. The five year contract is... Read more

Hammersmith TMC re-secured for five years

Thu, 11 Feb 2010
Colas have succeeded in re-securing the Hammersmith term maintenance contract for major and minor surfacing works. The new contract will commence on the 1st April 2010 and will run for five years... Read more

Colas' street lighting contract renewed

Fri, 29 Jan 2010
Maintenance of street lighting in Brighton & Hove and across East Sussex will continue to be carried out by Colas until at least August 2012. The two local authorities have renewed their... Read more

New process applied at Hawarden Aerodrome

Fri, 29 Jan 2010
Hawarden Aerodrome in North Wales has recently had 82.000m2 of its runway treated with a new surface preservation technique. The new material (known as Rhinophalt) is a Gilsonite based product which impregnates... Read more

Portsmouth come top in an 'Ipsos MORI' poll

Fri, 29 Jan 2010
Our Portsmouth has come top in a national highways and transportation survey. Market research specialists ‘Ipsos MORI’ conducted the survey by canvassing up to one thousand people in the area, asking for... Read more

EFQM Score is here!

Mon, 11 Jan 2010
Following our recent visit from the R4E (Recognised for Excellence) assessors we are pleased to announce that we have achieved an excellent result. Our score represents an improvement of over 28% from... Read more