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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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Interactive: Balfour Beatty/Carillion merger
 

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

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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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How has Carillion fared in 2014?
 

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

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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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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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Kier sells large stock of plant and equipment
 

Kier has divested of more than 5,500 items of plant and equipment to GAP...

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Blacklist compensation scheme launched by major contractors
 

Updated: Blacklisted workers will be offered between £4,000 and £20,000 under...

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Simons Group appoints new CEO
 

Former chief sustainability officer at Carillion, Tom Robinson has been...

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Hansford: Role extension provides ‘continuity’ for industry
 

Chief construction adviser to the government Peter Hansford has said the...

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Balfour Beatty in new £35m M&E profit warning
 

Balfour Beatty will review its M&E division after a fresh £35m profit hit...

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Chief construction adviser role extended to 2015
 

The government’s chief construction adviser Peter Hansford will have his role...

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UK Steel warns contractors on non-compliant rebar
 

Contractors could be at risk of using imported non-compliant steel...

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Persimmon revenues jump a third
 

Persimmon has posted a 33 per cent increase in its revenues to £1.2bn for the...

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Construction fatalities rise in 2013/14
 

Breaking: The number of construction workers killed at work rose to 42 in...

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Exclusive: Ed Miliband talks to Construction News
 

Labour leader Ed Miliband has told Construction News infrastructure and a...

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Sweett hails UK recovery as order book grows
 

Sweett Group has hailed a “powerful recovery” in the UK as it reported an 11...

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Tata Steel to axe 400 jobs at Wales plant
 

Tata Steel has announced it will cut 400 jobs at its steelmaking plant in...

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Kier tops government spending league table
 

Kier won more public sector work than any other construction firm in 2012 and...

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Contractor makes £200m claim after failed nuclear bid
 

Energy Solutions files for damages after losing £7bn decommissioning job to...

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Brookfield wins £90m Docklands tower job
 

Exclusive: Contractor to build Make-designed tower for rental developer...

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Carillion and Amey confirmed for £2.8bn defence contracts
 

Firms awarded three major defence estates contracts, despite legal challenge...

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Wates takes £80m east London priority schools
 

Wates takes Barking, Dagenham and Newham priorty schools batch, while Kier...

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Berkeley awards modular package on Bath job
 

Off-site specialist Elements Europe to start production in August for student...

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Kier lands £24m Bournemouth water deal
 

Contract could run for seven years covering regional maintenance work

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Co Mayo firm wins Yorkshire bypass with cut-price bid
 

Wills Bros beats major civils firms to take A684 Bedale Bypass

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Chicken shed safety blunders land firms in court
 

Inspectors spot catalogue of errors during roof work

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Green light for £1bn Royal Albert Dock scheme
 

Massive Chinese business park plan in London docklands takes off

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Carillion in shock merger talks with Balfour Beatty
 

Job losses fear as talks start to merge construction giants and form super...

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Gatwick unveils £241m plan to boost second runway
 

Additional investment for local communities designed to head-off local...

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Galliford Try lands £50m deal at Swansea Bay Campus
 

Construction to start next month on student halls at £450m Swansea University...

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Concrete falling from bridge causes M6 chaos
 

Highways Agency engineers to launch probe after two cars hit

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Balfour Beatty stops sites to ram home safety message
 

Workers will down tools for an hour on more than 750 sites as part of safety...

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