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20/06/2017 - VINCI Technology Centre host FM Central Event
We are delighted to be hosting FM Central’s next event “Testing Times - Materials Testing for the Built Environment” on July 5th at our testing laboratories.

01/03/2017 - Building for Tomorrow 2017 – The Route to Quality
VINCI Technology Centre’s Michael Thorne will be one of the speakers at the annual NHBC Building for Tomorrow 2017 Roadshow.

26/01/2017 - Construction Materials Group Board meets at VINCI Technology Centre
On 18 January, the members of the Construction Materials Group (CMG) of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, held their first meeting for 2017 at VINCI Technology Centre in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

11/08/2016 - Technology Centre to host Structural Concrete Alliance event
The Structural Concrete Alliance has announced their first Practical Demonstration Day for 2016.

13/07/2016 - Specialist Concrete Training from VINCI Technology Centre UK Ltd
Building Pathology Team Leader, Dr Martin O’Farrell recently presented a specialist training session on concrete degradation and corrosion within concrete to The Civil Engineering and External Hazards Specialism group of the Office of Nuclear regulation (ONR). 

14/06/2016 - VINCI Technology Centre open office in Cumbria
VINCI Technology Centre UK Limited has opened a new office at Westlakes Science & Technology Park on the west coast of Cumbria.

06/06/2016 - VINCI Technology Centre to exhibit at the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE)
We will be taking a stand on the UK Trade and Investment Pavilion at the WNE in Paris.

09/03/2016 - VINCI Technology Centre achieves UKAS re-accreditation
We are delighted to confirm that after a major reassessment by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Services) we have maintained UKAS accreditation for our testing laboratories.

16/02/2016 - VINCI Technology Centre completes safety critical testing for Sellafield
Our structural testing has been working with another VINCI company, Nuvia Ltd, to support demolition of a chimney stack at Sellafield nuclear site.

02/02/2016 - VINCI Technology Centre takes a stand a Ecobuild 2016
We are pleased to announce that we will be taking a stand at Ecobuild 2016.

27/07/2015 - Headline M4 Corridor project win for VINCI Technology Centre
Principal Consultant and CDM specialist at Technology Centre Peter Darkins, has been appointed to the role of Principle Design Coordinator on the M4 Corridor around Newport project

14/07/2015 - Technology Centre supports Fire Brigade Training
A group of Bedfordshire fire fighters recently used VINCI Technology Centre’s UK facilities for specialist training.

21/05/2015 - VINCI Technology Centre makes an impact
VINCI Technology Centre were recently commissioned to carry out specialist testing for the Nuclear industry. The project involved dropping an 18 tonne flask from 5 metres and was carried out at our indoor laboratory.

19/05/2015 - Another heritage project for VINCI Technology Centre
VINCI Technology Centre have been awarded a commission to design, install and monitor a Cathodic Protection system for a major refurbishment project at the Old Marylebone Town Hall.

21/04/2015 - Concrete Tests Added to UKAS Schedule
VINCI Technology Centre UK Limited has been given approval by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Services) to add seven tests to our Schedule of Accreditation.

10/02/2015 - VINCI Technology Centre at Ecobuild 2015
The VINCI Technology Centre team will be supporting The Zero Carbon Hub at Ecobuild 2015, a world-leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment. 

26/01/2015 - VINCI Technology Centre Director to speak at Sweett Group “Healthy Breakfast” Event
Dr Russell Matthews, MD of the VINCI Technology Centre UK, will be a guest speaker for the fourth annual Sweett Group Healthy Breakfast event.

24/11/2014 - Survey carried out on war-time coastal defences
The Technology Centre team are providing expertise to an historical preservation project in the Thames estuary.

09/10/2014 - VINCI Technology Centre UK to demonstrate their expertise at the Roofing Cladding & Insulation (RCI) Show
The VINCI Technology Centre team is preparing to demonstrate their “We can build and test anything” philosophy at the RCI show, which is taking place at the Ricoh area in Coventry on 29th and 30th October 2014.

21/08/2014 - VINCI Technology Centre UK Team Help Get Temporary Dam Constructed
A team of 22 volunteers from VINCI Technology Centre UK assisted the Buckingham Canal Society (BCS) in constructing a temporary dam in Cosgrove

08/08/2014 - VINCI Technology Centre provides concrete support
Cement is an exact science, especially when it’s integrated into the build of a nuclear power station drystore.

30/06/2014 - Technology Centre apprentices pass exams
George Crossey and James Palermo, the Technology Centre’s first apprentices, have successfully completed their college courses gaining a BTECH in Construction Management and NVQ level 3 in Construction Contracting Operations.

20/06/2014 - Technology Centre achieve Investors in People Silver Award Level
Following a rigorous top up assessment VINCI Technology Centre UK Limited has been accredited as Investors in People at Silver Award Level.

06/06/2014 - Technology Centre to exhibit at Brussels Building Test Expo event.
VINCI Technology Centre UK Limited will be demonstrating the “we can build and test anything” philosophy at the Building Test Expo in Brussels. The event runs from 17 to 19th June

21/5/2014 - Crossrail Director and local MP visit the Technology Centre
May 20th marked a high profile visit to the VINCI Technology Centre from a Crossrail Director and politician.

17/04/2014 - Technology team welcomes Business Centre opening
The Technology Centre team has attended the opening of a green business development centre in Dunstable.

25/03/2014 - £1.3m Battersea Power Station contract awarded to VINCI Technology Centre UK
VINCI Technology Centre UK has been awarded a £1.3m contract to design, install and monitor a cathodic protection system for Battersea Power Station.

11/02/2014 - Technology Centre to exhibit at Ecobuild
The Technology Centre team will be exhibiting at Ecobuild 2014, a world-leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment.

05/02/2014 - Technology Centre tests for €1.5bn Qatar contract
A rail project in Qatar is benefitting from the testing expertise of the Technology Centre.

28/05/2013 - Technology Centre to exhibit at Cologne Building Test Expo
The Technology Centre will be demonstrating the “we can build and test anything” philosophy at the Building Test Expo in Cologne, Germany.

22/06/2012 - Technology Centre achieves ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Certification
Technology Centre, has successfully completed certification to ISO Energy Management Systems 50001:2011.

13/03/2012 - Technology Centre completes Training Facility for Crossrail
Technology Centre has just completed the design and construction of a centrepiece training facility at the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA).

08/03/2012 - Technology Centre Reduces Its Carbon Footprint By A Massive 49%
VINCI Construction UK’s Technology Centre has taken a lead in reducing its carbon emissions. The first part of VINCI PLC to have its energy management system certified to BS EN 16001, it has reduced its emissions by a massive 49% over the last 3 years.

24/02/2012 - Technology Centre welcomes Captain Jess Heathcote back from Afghanistan
Technology Centre team member, Jessica Heathcote has just returned from serving a six month tour with the Royal Engineers in Afghanistan.

30/08/2011 - Technology Centre Passes UKAS Audit with Flying Colours
The Technology Centre has successfully undergone a United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) re-certification audit.

28/07/11 - Icelandic Bike Builds Homes in Haiti
Leighton Buzzard resident, David Thompson, from VINCI Construction UK’s Technology Centre, has just returned from  joining a friend who is cycling around the perimeter of Iceland.

18/06/2011 - Making a Difference
Russell Matthews, Director of VINCI Construction UK’s Technology Centre, recently spent some time working with the St Dunstan’s charity, which provides an independent future for blind ex-Service men and women

25/05/2011 - Technology Centre - Breeam Accredited Professional
We are pleased to announce that Bob Lewis is now a BREEAM Accredited Professional (BREEAM AP).

18/05/2011 - Technology Centre Energy Management System Certified to BS EN 16001
Since 2006 Technology Centre have been developing their methods for practical energy management. We have recently been certified to BS EN 16001.

16/05/2011 - GoCycle Challange Winners
VINCI Technology Centre wins the GoCycle Challenge in Leighton Buzzard and Linslade with 13.9% participation.

18/03/2011 - Crossrail VIP Visit to Technology Centre - Secret Location Revealed
March 16th saw a high profile visit to the Technology Centre to visit a life-size Crossrail station platform model.

22/02/2011 - Technology Centre Reduces Carbon Footprint by 26%
The Technology Centre reduced its carbon footprint in 2010 by a whopping 26% compared to 2009.

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