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News Archive 2011

Below are our news articles from 2011.

Colpatch receives HAPAS approval

Fri, 16 Dec 2011
Colpatch has now been approved as a permanent patch repair product for highways under the Highway Authorities Product Approval Scheme (HAPAS) from the British Board of Agrément (BBA). Colpatch is used for... Read more

Colas praised by SITA

Mon, 12 Dec 2011
Colas' Construction Projects team have received praise from SITA for their 'design and build' work at the Hanworth recycling facility, Greater London. SITA Construction Project Manager, Kevin Emery, said of Colas: "As... Read more

Wirral team aid royal visit

Mon, 12 Dec 2011
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited New Brighton on the 1st December 2011 for the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at the Floral Pavilion and Conference Centre to mark the... Read more

Chalgrove Airfield contract win

Fri, 09 Dec 2011
Colas' Airfields team have secured an important contract to refurbish the runway at Chalgrove Airfield, Oxfordshire, which is home to the Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd, the world's longest established and most experienced... Read more

Colas awarded 5-Star R4E

Fri, 21 Oct 2011
As part of the Recognised for Excellence (R4E), assessors from the British Quality Foundation (BQF) recently carried out an independent assessment of Colas aimed at enhancing the ways in which the company... Read more

London Southend Airport Runway Project

Thu, 08 Sep 2011
Colas' Airfield Division is playing its part in an exceptional development, having been appointed as specialist paving contractor for the multi-million pound rehabilitation of the runway and new runway extension works at... Read more

Resurfacing works commence in Redcar

Fri, 19 Aug 2011
As part of a major regeneration scheme in the Redcar and Cleveland area, Colas have been commissioned by Ringway on behalf of the local council to provide resurfacing works to the A66... Read more

Awards shortlist announced

Fri, 19 Aug 2011
Colas has made the shortlist for the London and South East Constructing Excellence Awards 2011 in the category of 'Integration and Collaborative Working' for work on the QE2 Mile, Southampton.The Excellence Awards... Read more

Colas and Bouygues JV secure a place on the Gatwick Airport Major Projects Framework contract

Fri, 22 Jul 2011
A joint venture between Bouygues Bâtiment International and Colas Limited trading as Bouygues Gatwick has secured a place on the Gatwick Airport Major Projects Framework contract. The Framework will create a panel... Read more

QE2 Mile project success

Tue, 12 Jul 2011
Colas have been awarded an impressive 3rd place in the ‘Major Projects category for the ICE (South East) Engineering Excellence Awards 2011 for work on the QE2 Mile, Southampton. The company’s award... Read more

Work commences at Manchester Airport

Tue, 12 Jul 2011
Colas have commenced work on another multi-million pound airport project, this time on Manchester Airport Runway 1. Working as a specialist paving contractor to Costain, resurfacing works are being carried out under... Read more

Road Safety in Wirral school

Wed, 08 Jun 2011
Demonstrating their involvement with local communities and supporting their corporate CSR approach, Colas has recently worked with pupils at Mendell Primary School, Wirral. Colas employee, Paula McArdle from the marketing team spent... Read more

RoSPA awards for Colas

Thu, 26 May 2011
Colas have won two prestigious RoSPA awards for Health and Safety: A Highly Commended award for Managing Occupational Road Risk (MORR), and a Commended award in the Engineering Construction Industry sector. The... Read more

A great StART

Mon, 18 Apr 2011
The Highways Agency recently completed the StART (Strategic Alignment Review Tool) assessment programme and Colas were one of the 21 companies that were invited to be assessed. Having a StART score is... Read more

Soul to the Street project success

Mon, 18 Apr 2011
A project known as ‘Soul to the Street’, which was carried out by Colas’ Southern team in Walton-on-Thames, has been successfully completed - and the 14 week scheme is a showcase to... Read more

BQF Awards judge praises Colas

Thu, 10 Mar 2011
Colas have recently received a quote from a British Quality Foundation awards judge which demonstrates why the company was shortlisted for a BQF achievement award for ‘Employee Satisfaction’ in 2010. Entry for... Read more

Falkland Island Runway Resurfacing

Thu, 10 Mar 2011
The completion of 6 key stages of the runway resurfacing project in the Falklands has been achieved. Phase 7 begins in March, with all UK based personnel returning to meet specialist equipment... Read more

Road safety in Manchester school

Tue, 08 Feb 2011
On Tuesday 11th January 2011, Colas Marketing and Communications Writer, Paula McArdle and Fiona Waddle (a professional artist) worked on an art activity with 70 year 2 children at Urmston Infants School,... Read more

Lee Rushbrooke takes the helm at Colas

Mon, 31 Jan 2011
Lee Rushbrooke has been appointed Chief Executive of the highway and airfield maintenance specialist Colas. Lee, 40, was formerly deputy chief executive and takes the helm 24 years after joining Colas as... Read more

Driving Through Roadworks Campaign

Fri, 21 Jan 2011
Every day Colas employees working on the country's highways are exposed to hazards posed by the general public. Hazards may include speeding through the company's work sites, people on the phone while... Read more