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Video: Eastbourne pier fire guts arcade building
 

A fire is ripping through Eastbourne pier as firefighters, police,...

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Worker killed at Laing O’Rourke’s offsite facility is named
 

A worker killed at Laing O’Rourke’s Explore Manufacturing facility on 8 July...

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Aecom URS deal has 'little impact' on T&T, says chief exec
 

Turner and Townsend is not “particularly impacted by mega deals” such as...

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Taylor Wimpey secures bricks 18 months ahead of build time
 

Taylor Wimpey’s focus in the first half of 2014 has been on materials...

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Balfour Beatty sells trackside plant business to rental firm
 

Rental business Vp has acquired Balfour Beatty Rail’s rail plant business and...

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Unite threatens industrial action after workers reject pay deal
 

Unite has warned that more than 7,000 electricians and labourers could take...

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Aecom buys US contractor Hunt Construction
 

Aecom has acquired US-based construction services business Hunt Construction...

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Skanska wins £89m Battersea Power Station homes fit-out deal
 

Skanska has been awarded the £88.6m contract to fit out new homes as part of...

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Babcock announces management changes
 

Babcock has announced changes to its senior management, with group finance...

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Watch: Labour outlines proposals for Help to Build scheme
 

The Labour Party has outlined proposals for its Help to Build scheme today,...

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Contractors to support LGBT community at Liverpool Pride
 

Contractors ISG and Morgan Sindall will be among those to show their support...

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Speedy Hire reveals new senior management team
 

Speedy Hire has unveiled its new management structure with appointments to...

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Watch: Didcot Power Station cooling towers demolished
 

The three southern cooling towers of Didcot A Power Station were demolished...

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How has Carillion fared in 2014?
 

As news emerges that Balfour Beatty and Carillion are in talks over a...

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Balfour Beatty 'in play' for bidders as Carillion talks shake-up industry
 

Carillion’s talks with Balfour Beatty over a merger could lead to further...

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How has Balfour Beatty fared in 2014?
 

As Balfour Beatty and Carillion consider merging, Construction News looks at...

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Balfour Beatty vs Carillion: In numbers
 

How the contractors measure up as their boards discuss a potential merger.

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Planning granted for major Brent Cross regeneration
 

New planning consent has been granted for a major regeneration project at...

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Balfour Beatty and Carillion in shock merger talks
 

UK’s biggest contractors Balfour Beatty and Carillion announce shock merger...

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Green Deal £120m fund closed six weeks after launch
 

The government has closed its Green Deal Home Improvement Fund after the fund...

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In pictures: Plans submitted for £3.5bn Silvertown Quays scheme
 

Plans have been submitted for the £3.5bn transformation of Silvertown Quays...

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Brookfield Multiplex scoops £90m Docklands job
 

Brookfield Multiplex has won a job to build hundreds of rental homes for...

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Armitt urges contractors to show support for infrastructure plans
 

Sir John Armitt has urged contractors to rally behind his proposed national...

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Up to 200 enquire about blacklist compensation scheme
 

Construction News understands around 200 people have now made enquiries about...

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Sir John Armitt: HS3 an 'inspired idea' but needs 'real analysis'
 

UK infrastructure planning requires a more “methodical approach” rather than...

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Battersea and Cambridge to benefit from infrastructure client routemap
 

The Department for Transport has been advised to use Crossrail as a benchmark...

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Health risks found at one in six construction sites
 

The Health and Safety Executive has taken enforcement action against one in...

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Full list: Boris allocates £404m for affordable homes
 

The mayor of London has allocated £404m to more than 50 housing providers to...

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HCA reveals £886m affordable housing funds
 

The Homes and Communities Agency has set out plans for £886m in affordable...

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Canary Wharf extension gets green light
 

Construction of a new district to the east of Canary Wharf has been given the...

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Tesco to build 4,000 homes
 

Tesco is working on plans to deliver more than 4,000 new homes on its vast UK...

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Highways Agency appoints ex-Heathrow chief as new chairman
 

The Highways Agency has appointed former Heathrow Airports Holdings chief...

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HS2 construction HQ to be based in Birmingham
 

The HS2 Ltd construction headquarters will be based in Birmingham, creating...

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Sweett appoints ex-Kier chief John Dodds as new chairman
 

Sweett Group has appointed Severfield chairman and former Kier chief...

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Paul Sheffield joins Laing O'Rourke
 

Paul Sheffield will replace Roger Robinson as managing director of Laing...

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Construction News Awards 2014: winners revealed
 

The winners of the Construction News Awards 2014 have been announced at a...

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Firms urged to lobby MPs over apprenticeship funding concerns
 

The Electrical Contractors’ Association has urged contractors to write to...

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Commercial development 'lags behind booming economy'
 

The development of commercial property across the UK is “lagging behind a...

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In pictures: 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist revealed
 

The shortlist for the 2014 Riba Stirling Prize has been revealed.

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CITB to make changes to levy system
 

The CITB board has approved changes to its levy system that could be...

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Europe’s largest ethane storage tank to be built in Scotland
 

Europe’s largest ethane storage tank will be built in Scotland after the...

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Brickie shortage heightened by self-employment tax changes
 

Tax rule changes to crackdown on false self-employment are adding to a...

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RICS: Shortage of bricklayers and quantity surveyors worsening
 

Skills shortage concerns have reached their highest level since 2008 with...

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HS2 poaches former EC Harris infrastructure boss
 

HS2 has appointed former EC Harris boss Alistair Kirk as its new programme...

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O'Keefe worker killed after being hit by Travis Perkins lorry
 

The man who died on Tuesday after being hit by a Travis Perkins lorry has...

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Industry urges new cabinet members to focus on skills
 

Business and energy minister Matthew Hancock has been urged to brief...

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ISG takes controlling stake in Spanish firms
 

ISG has acquired a 50.1 per cent stake in Interior ISG Espana, a newly formed...

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Brandon Lewis becomes housing and planning minister
 

Brandon Lewis has been appointed housing and planning minister after a major...

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Project starts to see 7.4% boost in 2014 as regional work improves
 

A 7.4 per cent increase in project starts will be recorded in 2014, according...

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Reshuffle: Matthew Hancock takes over Fallon brief
 

Reshuffle latest: Construction minister Michael Fallon is the new defence...

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Miller Construction chief exec departs
 

Construction News understands Miller Construction chief executive Chris...

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Mouchel mulls sale or stock market float
 

Mouchel has appointed financial advisers to consider a trade sale or stock...

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In Pictures: Mace and British Museum unveil £135m extension
 

The British Museum has unveiled the World Conservation and Exhibitions...

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Tottenham Hotspur £400m stadium plans given boost
 

Plans to build a new stadium at Northumberland Park for Tottenham Hotspur...

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Sales of construction products rise in Q2
 

Manufacturers of construction products have reported an increase in sales for...

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Aecom acquires URS for £2.3bn
 

Aecom has announced it will buy engineering consultancy URS Corporation for...

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JV chosen for £600m Northern Line Extension
 

Breaking: A Ferrovial/ Laing O’Rourke joint venture has been named preferred...

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Interactive: ONS estimates fall in monthly construction output
 

New housing output increased by 19.4 per cent in May 2014 compared with the...

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Mouchel appoints Laing O'Rourke man for water team
 

Mouchel has appointed former Laing O’Rourke water projects director Lee...

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Manchester pipeline shows £7.6bn of new starts up to 2018
 

Greater Manchester is sitting on a pipeline of around £9.5bn of construction...

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Contractors to face major new blacklisting case
 

Hundreds of blacklisting cases being taken through the courts will now be...

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Barratt to hit 16,000 homes target in 2016
 

Barratt Developments is on track to deliver 16,000 homes in 2016, the company...

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Galliford Try hits 2018 construction targets 'overnight' with Miller buy
 

Galliford Try has achieved its construction revenue targets for 2018...

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Galliford Try buys Miller Construction
 

Galliford Try has told the City it has struck a deal to buy Miller...

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Hatfield rail crash judge to decide blacklisting cases
 

The retired judge who imposed a huge fine on Balfour Beatty for its part in...

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'Clients must lead' – ex-Olympic safety chief on the risks of recovery
 

Lawrence Waterman is taking his success in charge of safety on the Olympics...

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Galliford Try to see ‘record profits’ for 2014
 

Galliford Try said it expects to post “record profits” for the year ended 30...

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Balfour Beatty heads June league table with £460m haul
 

Infrastructure and energy deals have propelled Balfour Beatty to the top of...

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Plans for £40m Thames bridge get green light
 

Plans to build a new £40m bridge across the Thames were given the green light...

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PRS to 'get easier' for Bovis after 'modest' start
 

Bovis Homes said it is on track to deliver a batch of 500 private rented...

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Shepherd Group appoints new chairman
 

David Williams has been appointed as Shepherd Group chairman, replacing Alan...

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Capita to project manage BBC Cardiff development
 

Capita has been appointed by the BBC to project manage construction of the...

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Lafarge Tarmac up for sale as Anglo American sells stake
 

Lafarge has announced plans to offload its UK subsidiary Lafarge Tarmac,...

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Government agrees £6bn for local Growth Deals
 

The government has announced £6bn of funding for local infrastructure and...

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Aedas splits as UK arm rebrands
 

Global architect Aedas has split - with its hugely profitable Hong Kong...

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Bam chairman 'open-minded' about sales as UK comes under scrutiny
 

Updated: Royal Bam Group’s chairman has said he is “open-minded” about the...

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Taylor Wimpey completions rise 11%
 

Taylor Wimpey has posted an 11 per cent increase in its housing completions...

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Dalian Wanda names £400m One Nine Elms team
 

Dalian Wanda subsidiary Wanda One has named former Qatari Diar executive...

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Balfour Beatty sets new targets as it scales back M&E in London
 

Balfour Beatty’s M&E division will see a “cool down” in the wake of a...

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Shake-up of DLR management as Keolis Amey takes Serco deal
 

A Keolis Amey joint venture has been awarded a deal to operate and maintain...

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Bam wins £38m Hull priority schools
 

Bam Construction has won a £38m batch of priority schools in Hull and East...

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Skanska wins £90m job to fit-out Battersea homes
 

Skanska has won a £90m job to fit-out 866 homes on the first phase of the...

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Costain wins £30m gas terminal job
 

Firm appointed to deliver redesign of Dimlington gas terminal in Humberside

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Bam wins £33m residential care job
 

Contractor to build four hectare development including apartments and...

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Keller sets aside £30m charge over warehouse dispute
 

Exceptional charge in next accounts as legal action continues over floor slab...

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Gang of 20 jailed for £8m construction tax fraud
 

Jail sentences of nearly 90 years following six-year investigation by HMRC

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BAM lands £38m batch of Hull schools
 

Victory for contractor despite "significantly tighter budgets"

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Taylor Wimpey build costs rise 5.6% in 2014
 

Brick supplies secured for the next 18 months

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Bid race starts for £1bn Manchester Uni expansion
 

Three firms will form a partnering framework to deliver 8-year building plan

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Balfour Beatty sells trackside plant arm to Vp
 

Rental specialist snaps-up trackside equipment division in £5.5m deal

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Demolition boss fined after breaking his back in blunder
 

Schoolchildren look on in horror as classroom collapses on top of builder

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Hanson Cement plans north Wales works expansion
 

New production line planned at Padeswood, creating 35 jobs

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Contractor wanted for £18m Port of Tyne new quay
 

Historic Tyne Dock will be infilled to create a new 125m long quay

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B&K starts first spec office job in Sheffield for years
 

£20m office building is the final part of the £130m Heart of the City project

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