Home

In the current improving but still difficult and uncertain financial climate being aware of and understanding ways you can secure and develop your business has never been more critical.

If you are a Specialist Contractor, Manufacturer or Supplier then CCS can offer you the benefits of 30 years’ experience of supporting specialist companies like yours, providing services that will make your business more efficient, secure  and successful in its commercial and contractual activities.

CCS Members outperform their competitors, benefitting from our specialist training courses, and legal and contractual advice and assistance, helping them to secure profitable contracts on fair and equitable terms.

CCS provides a very focused, influential and strong voice in support of the interests of specialist companies; with representation at the highest level of Government and Industry, and formal participation in positive campaigns for greater fairness and apportionment of financial and contractual risk in the Specialist Construction sector

Our Service portfolio includes:

We continually strive to maintain and add appropriate and relevant services to assist our members.

See our 'Services' page for more details.

Pollard given reduced role as Balfour Beatty shuffles management
 

Balfour Beatty’s UK construction head Nick Pollard will take on a reduced...

Read more...
 
City positive despite latest Balfour £70m profit warning
 

Balfour Beatty’s latest profit warning has reduced the chances of a takeover...

Read more...
 
Quintain selects 10-contractor panel for £2.1bn Wembley work
 

Quintain Estates has selected a panel of 10 contractors to deliver the...

Read more...
 
Wandsworth approves Nine Elms council homes
 

Planning permission has been granted for 20 new council homes as part of a...

Read more...
 
Ex-Balfour Beatty MD joins Keepmoat
 

Former Balfour Beatty managing director Mark Cutler has joined Keepmoat to...

Read more...
 
Local Labour councillors oppose Balfour Beatty Urbaser's EfW plant
 

Labour councillors in Gloucestershire have called for an extraordinary...

Read more...
 
Balfour Beatty 'too large' says CEO following latest profit warning
 

Balfour Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn has described the firm’s rate of...

Read more...
 
Tunnelling skills set for £1.1m government funding boost
 

Skills minister Nick Boles has announced the government will invest £1.1m in...

Read more...
 
RICS crowns infrastructure photography competition winner
 

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has announced the winner and...

Read more...
 
Local authority pension funds create £500m investment platform
 

Two local authority pension funds have joined forces to create a £500m...

Read more...
 
Balfour Beatty contracts probe reveals fresh £70m profit hole
 

Balfour Beatty has been hit by a fresh £70m profit warning and has cancelled...

Read more...
 
British Land reveals plans for latest Broadgate scheme
 

British Land and Singaporean investor GIC have submitted a detailed planning...

Read more...
 
Land Securities completes £700m of retail sales in three months
 

Land Securities sold £702m of its property assets in the final three months...

Read more...
 
Apprenticeship completions falls for fifth straight year
 

The number of apprenticeships completed in the construction industry in...

Read more...
 
‘We need migrant labour’ – Osborne chief executive
 

Osborne chief executive David Fison has called on the construction industry...

Read more...
 
Nottingham Council to buy HCA out of development partnership
 

Nottingham City Council is poised to buy the government’s regeneration agency...

Read more...
 
Chinese rebar to face new investigations after fresh UK Steel warning
 

The UK Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steels will investigate...

Read more...
 
Scottish developer poaches Cala Homes' commercial director
 

Scottish developer Urban Union has appointed a former Cala Homes commercial...

Read more...
 
Balfour Beatty names new CFO
 

Balfour Beatty has poached the group finance director of travel company Hogg...

Read more...
 
Update: Roadworker killed on A21 during overnight repairs is named
 

A 20-year-old roadworker killed after being crushed by a lorry while carrying...

Read more...
 
United House signs up to deliver £300m east London 'destination'
 

United House Developments will deliver a £300m redevelopment project...

Read more...
 
Salini CEO reveals plans for worldwide growth
 

Exclusive: Italy’s largest contractor Salini Impregilo will bid for HS2 and...

Read more...
 
John Laing reveals float plan
 

Infrastructure investment group John Laing has announced its intention to...

Read more...
 
Persimmon Anglia to move to new office as business grows
 

Persimmon will build a new office for its East Anglian subsidiary as the...

Read more...
 
Consultants appointed on Crossrail 2
 

Transport for London has appointed four major consulting groups to develop...

Read more...
 
Considerate Constructors launches best practice hub
 

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched an online resource to...

Read more...
 
Leadership Council backs CSCS cards as only acceptable scheme
 

The Construction Leadership Council has agreed that clients and contractors...

Read more...
 
US investment boost for £400m new sports facility
 

A US funder has backed a new £400m leisure development in the East Midlands.

Read more...
 
Bovis expects profit rise as completions increase
 

Bovis Homes has posted a 29 per cent jump in legal completions for the year,...

Read more...
 
Councils to turn developers as Treasury backs '£20bn' housebuilding opportunity
 

English local authorities will be at the forefront of a new wave of...

Read more...
 
London construction costs now world's highest
 

The average cost of construction in central London now exceeds that in...

Read more...
 
HS2 makes two senior delivery team appointments
 

HS2 Ltd has poached senior managers from EC Harris and Foster Wheeler Energy...

Read more...
 
Balfour consortium faces £200k fine after Christmas rail shutdown
 

The Balfour Beatty consortium responsible for overrunning engineering works...

Read more...
 
Apprenticeship funding reform ‘needs further work’
 

The government has concluded that “further detailed design work is needed” on...

Read more...
 
Barratt reveals double-digit rise in completions for H2 2014
 

Barratt has become the latest housebuilder to unveil improved completion...

Read more...
 
Third bolt breaks on Cheesegrater
 

A third bolt has fractured at the Leadenhall Building, popularly known as the...

Read more...
 
Persimmon: Election must not derail NPPF 'momentum'
 

Persimmon has warned of the challenges ahead in delivering new homes, as...

Read more...
 
Countryside CEO to get ‘hands on’ with business after managerial shake-up
 

Countryside Properties chief executive Ian Sutcliffe said he plans to get...

Read more...
 
CITB appoints industry council to advise new board
 

CITB has appointed a 21-member industry council to advise its new board on...

Read more...
 
UK-GBC names new chief executive
 

The UK Green Building Council has appointed JLL UK head of sustainability...

Read more...
 
Ballymore partners Malaysian firm for £2.2bn portfolio
 

Ballymore has joined forces with Malaysia-based investment company Eco World...

Read more...
 
Government strips consortium of £9bn Sellafield clean-up contract
 

The government has confirmed it has stripped a consortium of three...

Read more...
 
Women outnumber men on new CITB board
 

Skills minister Nick Boles has appointed five women and three men to the...

Read more...
 
Network Rail to review Balfour Beatty JV following Christmas rail chaos
 

A Balfour Beatty and Alstom joint venture mistakenly told Network Rail that...

Read more...
 
Lafarge Tarmac sells land for new £2bn theme park
 

Lafarge Tarmac has agreed to sell land that once housed the UK’s largest...

Read more...
 
Canary Wharf Group owner rejects Qatari takeover bid
 

Canary Wharf Group owner Songbird Estates has rejected a Qatari-led takeover...

Read more...
 
New CDM regulations bring ‘extra duties’ for some clients and contractors
 

The Health and Safety Executive has published its draft guidance on the new...

Read more...
 
Labour accuses government of 'watering down' eco standards
 

Labour has accused the government of watering down zero-carbon housebuilding...

Read more...
 
Available London office space at new five-year low
 

Office space in central London has become scarcer than at any point in the...

Read more...
 
Helical Bar seals funding deal for Barts Square
 

Construction of Helical Bar’s Barts Square scheme in central London has begun...

Read more...
 
Countryside Properties names new CEO amid wider management reshuffle
 

Countryside Properties has chosen a new chief executive as part of a wider...

Read more...
 
Taylor Wimpey home completions 6% up in 2014
 

Taylor Wimpey has said 2014 heralded the start of “a healthy and more...

Read more...
 
Hanson restarts brick production at Lancashire site
 

Hanson Building Products has restarted brick production at its site in...

Read more...
 
Construction output 2% down in November
 

Construction industry output fell 2 per cent between October and November...

Read more...
 
Government reveals housing zones shortlist
 

The government has shortlisted 29 areas outside London, which are each...

Read more...
 
Holiday pay regulations could save £300m, government claims
 

The government has introduced new regulations to soften the blow of an...

Read more...
 
Tesco scraps plans to build 49 ‘larger’ supermarkets
 

Tesco has confirmed it has scrapped plans to build 49 “larger” supermarkets...

Read more...
 
Exclusive: Galliford Try accused of delaying subbie payments
 

Galliford Try withheld payments to subcontractors in December to boost its...

Read more...
 
Savings fears put council capital projects at risk
 

Seven out of 10 local authorities fear missing revenue savings goals for...

Read more...
 
Manchester targets £300m annual housing investment
 

A partnership between the Homes and Communities Agency and Manchester City...

Read more...
 
Network Rail boss to face MPs over Christmas travel disruption
 

Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne will face a grilling from MPs over...

Read more...
 
Costain completes legacy waste PFI build
 

Costain has completed all 46 facilities on the legacy Greater Manchester...

Read more...
 
£500m Balfour energy-from-waste plant to go ahead
 

Communities secretary Eric Pickles has given the green light for Urbaser...

Read more...
 
Galliford Try's integration of Miller 'ahead of plan'
 

Galliford Try has reported that the integration of Miller Construction is...

Read more...
 
Persimmon sees 17% rise in legal completions
 

Persimmon has posted a 17 per cent increase in legal completions ahead of its...

Read more...
 
Bouygues is Christmas number one in latest league table
 

A £70m London housing scheme has helped send Bouygues to the top of the...

Read more...
 
Half of top contractors say diversity at their firms 'sufficient' – CN Barometer
 

Exclusive: Half of leaders at the UK’s biggest contractors have said they...

Read more...
 
New Balfour Beatty boss set for £10.5m share windfall
 

New Balfour Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn has been welcomed into his new...

Read more...
 
Morgan Sindall creates property services division
 

Morgan Sindall Group has created a new business division to deliver property...

Read more...
 
2014 project starts growth match pre-recession levels
 

Project starts across the construction sector were up 10 per cent in 2014...

Read more...
 
Sir Michael Lyons joins Redrow board
 

Sir Michael Lyons has joined the board of housebuilder Redrow as a...

Read more...
 
Mayor gives £220m funding boost for affordable homes
 

The mayor of London has unveiled a £220m funding boost for two major housing...

Read more...
 
Construction output falters in December
 

Construction output growth slowed in December, reaching its lowest rate since...

Read more...
 
Devolve power to London to boost infrastructure, says report
 

London should be given greater executive powers in order to deliver long-term...

Read more...
 
Exclusive: HS2 poaches former Lend Lease procurement head
 

HS2 Ltd has appointed Lend Lease’s former procurement and supply chain chief...

Read more...
 
Dev Secs subsidary JVs for £85m regen scheme
 

Development Securities subsidiary Cathedral Group has joined forces with...

Read more...
 
Investigation launched after wind turbine collapse
 

An investigation has been launched following the collapse of a 100 m-high...

Read more...
 
Morrison closes deal for £45m hospital project
 

Galliford Try’s Scottish subsidiary Morrison Construction has reached...

Read more...
 
Major UK building products group sold for £900m
 

Major UK building products group Hanson Building Products has been sold by...

Read more...
 
Canary Wharf shareholders told ‘take no action’ over Qatari-led takeover bid
 

Canary Wharf Group owner Songbird Estates has told its shareholders to take...

Read more...
 
Carillion lands £200m prison FM deals
 

Five-year contracts with MoJ cover 50 prisons in southern England

Read more...
 
ISG to build new stadium for York
 

£41m scheme will also include leisure facilities, cinema, shops and community...

Read more...
 
Bam lands £50m Surrey station redevelopment
 

Contractor to build supermarket, retail units and new station plaza in Redhill

Read more...
 
Lend Lease bags £75m London office job
 

Firm to redevelop huge site in Hammersmith

Read more...
 
Ex-Balfour Beatty regional boss joins Keepmoat
 

Mark Cutler will head Keepmoat's regeneration division

Read more...
 
Race starts for £25m London refurb deal
 

Network Rail wants to revamp office block near Blackfriars Station

Read more...
 
Lidl plans building boom in Scotland
 

New stores planned and relocation of main distribution centre

Read more...
 
Balfour and Dawnus bag £97m Welsh road jobs
 

Balfour bags Caernarfon Bontnewydd Bypass and Dawnus/Ferrovial takes East...

Read more...
 
Contractors plan to upskill nearly 5,000 tunnellers
 

New tunnelling industry panel will channel £2.8m into training for work boom

Read more...
 
CRH in talks for Lafarge-Holcim £5bn disposals
 

The Lafarge Tarmac business in the UK is one of the major assets up for sale

Read more...
 
Betting Spy: Lucky builders bash the bookies
 

Construction workers land huge wins while an FA Cup treble could pay dividends

Read more...
 
Quinn to purge Balfour’s ‘conspiracy of optimism’
 

Senior management teams to be called in over next five days as deep cost cuts...

Read more...
 
Bouygues lands £26.6m Shoreditch hotel
 

Work starts on latest boutique hotel in East London

Read more...
 
Henry Boot and T Clarke reassure stock market
 

Positive trading statements from firms as City spotlight turns on construction

Read more...
 
Video

The Construction Specialist Insurance Bureau provide CCS members with insurance advice and guidance, as well as Surety Bonds and Financial Guarantees. Click here to read more.

Our training focuses on the needs, problems and opportunities of Specialist companies and are aimed at providing clear and practical understanding. Click here to read more.