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Four in for £70m animal virus research lab
 

Exclusive: Construction News understands four contractors are vying for the...

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Housing leads fightback as new forecasts see bright growth for 2014
 

Construction output is set to grow by more than 4 per cent this year as...

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Balfour Beatty workers uncover suspected bomb at York site
 

A suspected world war mortar shell forced the evacuation of a Balfour Beatty...

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Leaders named for low carbon investment group 
 

A new company set up by government to attract investment into low carbon...

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Pluto Finance agrees £17.2m loan for 53 homes
 

Residential lender Pluto Finance has agreed to loan £17.2m to a local...

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Taylor Wimpey posts 33% order book increase
 

Taylor Wimpey has seen a 33 per cent increase in its total order book value...

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Morgan Sindall main contractor for £135m Brixton regen
 

Morgan Sindall will be main contractor on Muse Development’s £135m...

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Persimmon in strong start to the financial year
 

Persimmon has seen a 25 per cent increase in private sales between 1 January...

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Chancery Lane office refurb gets green light
 

Endurance Land and architect TateHindle’s new office refurb scheme at...

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HSBC backs social housing with £75m L&Q deal
 

L&Q has secured a £75m financing deal from HSBC to develop and purchase...

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Morgan Sindall poaches Balfour Beatty MD for new role
 

Morgan Sindall has appointed Balfour Beatty’s major projects construction...

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Willmott Dixon pushes out payment terms for EarlyPay scheme
 

Willmott Dixon has confirmed to Construction News it will extend payment...

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WSP appoints three new directors
 

WSP has boosted its Scottish team with the addition of two technical directors.

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Costain director starts electrification chief role
 

Former Costain technical and operations director Alan Kay has started a role...

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Update: McGee names worker killed at 20 Grosvenor Square site
 

McGee has named the worker killed at 20 Grosvenor Square yesterday as...

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Balfour Beatty appoints new engineering services boss
 

Balfour Beatty has appointed Network Rail’s Uma Shanker as the chief...

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CBI: Government message on infrastructure not hitting home
 

Almost half of people surveyed in a new CBI poll say they are satisfied with...

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Balfour Beatty wins funding for national infrastructure academy
 

Balfour Beatty has been awarded government funding for a national training...

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Quintain enters £32.3m JV for Wembley homes
 

Quintain Estates has entered a joint venture with Keystone Developers to...

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Government plans up to 45,000 garden city homes
 

Plans to build up to three garden cities each with 15,000 new homes will be...

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EC Harris buys property consultant
 

EC Harris has acquired consultancy firm Corporate Property Advisers.

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JRL subsidiary tops March contractor league tables
 

Midgard has topped the latest contractor league tables for March with its...

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New forecasts predict 4.5 per cent output hike in 2014
 

Housing and infrastructure are expected to continue to power the construction...

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Lafarge Tarmac looks to housebuilding after takeover approval
 

A takeover of Tarmac Building Products by Lafarge Tarmac has received...

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Construction output continues to grow, despite flood-hit February
 

Construction output grew once more in February 2014 compared to the same...

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Kier’s £260m Watford scheme enters planning
 

Kier and Watford Borough Council are seeking planning permission for a £260m...

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Balfour Beatty takes £12m hit on PB contract dispute
 

Balfour Beatty has said it will receive £12m less than it had anticipated...

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Shepherd construction director set for Morgan Sindall
 

Exclusive: Construction News understands Richard Dobson will be leaving his...

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Croydon to benefit from double development bid
 

Croydon Council has agreed special measures for the development of a £1bn...

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New compensation proposals for residents affected by HS2
 

Property owners living close to High Speed 2’s phase one route could sell...

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Osborne appoints customer programme manager
 

Osborne has appointed a new customer programme manager for its construction...

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CITB appoints policy director in executive reorganisation
 

The CITB has appointed former manufacturers’ organisation policy director...

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Atkins boosts cash and expects flat UK revenue
 

A strong second half performance has seen Atkins revise its cash position up...

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Consultation launched for London housing bank
 

The mayor of London has launched a consultation into a new housing bank to...

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Labour pledges regional share of £20bn funding
 

Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged to give cities and towns a share of...

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Clients urged to shun late payers
 

Clients will be encouraged not to give contractors work unless they meet fair...

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London Underground selects firms for £330m upgrades
 

London Underground has chosen more than 20 contractors for a £330m upgrade...

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DfT chooses consultants for Leeds Bradford airport plans
 

WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff have been appointed by the Department for...

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Almost 100 jobs lost as Doncaster firm goes under
 

A Doncaster cladding specialist had entered administration with 98 jobs lost.

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Ringfenced budget needed for HS2 environmental impact, MPs warn
 

The environmental impact of High Speed 2 should be overseen by an independent...

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Battersea Power Station third phase designs revealed
 

Plans for phase three of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment, including...

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Osborne: No delays to Southampton site following fire
 

Osborne does not expect a blaze that broke out at its £50m Mayflower Halls...

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Bombardier MD to replace Simon Kirby at Network Rail
 

The new managing director of infrastructure projects at Network Rail will...

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Updated: Lafarge and Holcim agree mega-merger
 

Lafarge has agreed terms with Holcim, parent company of Aggregate Industries,...

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Genesis signs £45.5m private rented deal for 485 homes
 

Genesis Housing Association has signed a £45.5m deal with the government to...

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Westfield gets green light for £1bn expansion
 

Planning consent has been granted for a £1bn retail and residential expansion...

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Labour demands ‘cast-iron promise’ over PRS energy efficiency
 

Shadow energy minister Jonathan Reynolds has called for a “cast-iron promise”...

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In pictures: Contractors praised as Dawlish rail line reopens
 

Contractors have been hailed for their “amazing” work at Dawlish by Network...

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Pluto Finance to back resi schemes to the tune of £360m
 

Residential lender Pluto Finance has raised £94m of equity to lend to new...

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Wage boost for construction apprentices and trainees
 

Young adult operatives and all apprentices and trainees will benefit from a 3...

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Bam Nuttall blow on £600m energy from waste project
 

Norfolk County Council is set to withdraw from its contract with Cory...

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Watch: Long-term political consensus needed for UK infrastructure
 

Former transport minister and HS2 Growth Taskforce member Steven Norris has...

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HS2 contractors called for BIM survey
 

Contractors wanting to work on HS2 are being asked to take part in a survey...

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Willmott Dixon to launch early payment scheme
 

Willmott Dixon has announced it will introduce an early payment scheme next...

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Craig Tatton quits Willmott Dixon for Thomas Vale
 

Craig Tatton has been made managing director of Thomas Vale, just months...

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ALARM survey shows local authorities face £714m pothole funding shortfall
 

Local authorities in England and Wales have a £713.7m shortfall in their...

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Thames Tideway MD warns of election delay to financial close
 

The financial close of the £4.2bn Thames Tideway Tunnel could be delayed...

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NFB names new chief executive
 

The National Federation of Builders has appointed the international head of...

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EC Harris appoints new head of construction project management
 

EC Harris has appointed Kenny Andrew as its new head of construction project...

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No nonsense: Adrian Ringrose on Interserve's plans for growth
 

Interserve chief executive Adrian Ringrose is a man with a “no-nonsense”...

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Construction firms report most positive outlook since 2007
 

More than half of construction businesses think that construction activity...

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Competition watchdog to probe Interserve’s £250m Rentokil acquisition
 

The Competition and Markets Authority will probe Interserve’s acquisition of...

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Farrell calls for chief architect in government
 

The government should appoint a chief architect to work with the chief...

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Esh Group acquisition of Border Construction to grow turnover
 

Durham-based contractor Esh Group has acquired Border Holdings and Border...

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Boris approves Berkeley Homes towers in Islington
 

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has approved Berkeley Homes’ plans for two new...

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£1bn Convoys Wharf scheme given Boris approval
 

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has approved Terry Farrell’s £1bn Convoys Wharf...

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Sexist, racist and homophobic language common in the construction industry, CITB finds
 

Sexist, racist, homophobic and ageist language is regularly used in the...

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Keepmoat wins £20m Stafford housing deal
 

Keepmoat has won a £20m contract to build 142 new houses in Staffordshire for...

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Crossrail 2 procurement could start in 2018
 

Procurement for Crossrail 2 could get under way in 2018 provided a funding...

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Network Rail publishes £38bn five-year spending plan
 

Network Rail has published its £38bn plans to upgrade its railway and...

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Sir John Armitt starts work on infrastructure commission bill
 

Sir John Armitt has begun work on draft legislation to introduce a National...

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McCarthy & Stone continues £1.5bn land investment as revenues soar
 

McCarthy & Stone is on track to invest £1.5bn in land and construction...

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Crossrail Black Death skeletons pinpoint medieval burial pit
 

Skeletons found at Crossrail’s Charterhouse Square site in Farringdon were...

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Contractor sought for new London research centre
 

A health charity is looking for a contractor to build a £27m research...

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GLA plans £90m development partner deal
 

The Greater London Authority has asked for views on how it could work with a...

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Boris plans to release more housing land
 

The mayor of London has revealed plans to boost the capital’s housing supply...

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Miners' property firm makes £13m profit in first year
 

The former property development arm of UK Coal made a £12.9m pre tax profit...

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Bovis Mill Group signs £45m Build to Rent deal
 

The housing minister has announced details of a £45m deal that will deliver...

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Lend Lease boss moves to Essential Living
 

Lend Lease manager Quentin Keeble has moved to Essential Living as its new...

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London demands infrastructure co-ordination
 

The lack of co-ordination between the bodies responsible for infrastructure...

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Aecom lands key role on third phase of Battersea development
 

Exclusive: Consultant to work with architects Frank Gehry and Foster &...

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Skanska signs £95m One Mitre Square contract
 

Skanska has confirmed it has been picked to building Helical Bar’s One Miture...

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Morgan Sindall inks £135m Brixton regeneration deal
 

Morgan Sindall’s regeneration arm has struck a deal with Lambeth council to...

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WSP wins Network Rail level crossing role
 

WSP to undertake a feasibility study on options for closing level crossings...

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Skanska signs £95m contract for One Mitre Square
 

August start for 21-storey London office complex

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Aston Expressway viaduct at risk of collapse
 

Council report sets out need for urgent £26m repair programme

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World’s first waste-to-jet fuel plant to go-ahead
 

More than 1,000 construction jobs will be created at the former Coryton...

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Enabling works deal for £750m Wakefield power station
 

Funding deal to start former chemical works site remediation in Knottingley

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Miller touts construction arm to potential buyers
 

Loss-making division could be sold as group concentrates on housing

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Cable strike leaves labourer in a coma
 

Worker uses breaker on electrical box he thought was dead

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Shepherd gets nod for last two Telford BSF schools
 

Work to start on last £23m brace of school build projects

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Betting Spy: Everton and Swansea to both win
 

Man Utd and Newcastle can be beaten while smutty score sheets raise a smile

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Balfour starts £12m south London council housing job
 

First housing scheme gets underway in Southwark council's 11,000-home...

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Chancery Lane office refurb approved
 

Three floors to be added to London midtown office building

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