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High Speed Rail national college locations revealed
 

The new National College for High Speed Rail will be located in Birmingham...

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Councils chosen to release land for custom and self-build homes
 

Eleven councils have committed land under the government’s Right to Build...

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Bam sells Glasgow property development to Deutsche AWM
 

Bam Properties has sold its commercial property development CONNECT110Ns in...

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In Pictures: New designs launched for Tottenham regeneration
 

Designs for the High Road West regeneration project, opposite Tottenham...

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Kate Barker: Local authorities avoiding responsibility on planning
 

Local authorities have failed to take responsibility and make “tough...

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Bovis Homes FD steps down
 

Bovis Homes has announced its group finance director Jonathan Hill has resigned.

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Balfour in talks over 'ill-judged' contracts as share price plummets
 

Balfour Beatty is locked in talks with clients over problem contracts, as it...

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New £75m profit warning for Balfour Beatty
 

Balfour Beatty has appointed KPMG to undertake a review of its UK contracts...

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Bam plans £100m Glasgow office scheme
 

Bam Properties and Taylor Clark Properties have announced plans to jointly...

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Keller boss to retire in 2015
 

Keller Group chief executive Justin Atkinson has announced he will retire...

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Housing crisis: One in two London workers could leave the capital
 

Fresh pleas have been made for an increase in residential construction in...

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Ex-Balfour Beatty chief to advise consultancy
 

Former Balfour Beatty construction services chief executive Mike Peasland has...

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Prospects improve for construction graduates
 

The employment rate for recent architecture and building graduates has...

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Hammerson to boost development with share placing
 

Shopping centre developer Hammerson has announced a share placing to advance...

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Watch: New report lays out cost of building sustainably
 

New research has been published this week aimed at challenging the idea that...

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Atkins spends £4.5m chasing Parsons Brinckerhoff
 

Atkins spent £4.5m on an attempt to buy Parsons Brinckerhoff, it has revealed.

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Eric Wright secures massive home town job
 

Local construction firm Eric Wright is to deliver an £18m transformation of a...

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Industry reaction: Labour’s conference pledges
 

Construction industry bodies have welcomed Labour’s promise to make housing...

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MPs criticise 'stop-go' approach to road maintenance
 

MPs have criticised the Department for Transport’s “unpredictable and...

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Esh Group turnover up 10%
 

Durham-based Esh Group increased turnover by 10 per cent last year, it...

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Watch: Ed Miliband attacks hoarding ‘big developers’
 

Ed Miliband has launched a fresh attack on homebuilders who sit on land,...

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In pictures: Scottish £850m scheme moves forward following 'No' vote
 

TIAA Henderson (TH Real Estate) will press ahead with tendering £400m of...

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Liverpool FC wins planning approval for stadium expansion
 

Liverpool FC has won planning approval for a £75m expansion of its Anfield...

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Wates poaches Shepherd business leader for Northern boost
 

Wates Construction has appointed Shepherd Construction’s Christian Bailey to...

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Kier Living MD seeks to address 'absurd' housing shortage
 

The UK must loosen its attitude towards building on greenfield land if it is...

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Green Deal plans rise as Labour sets out homes pledge
 

The total number of unique plans under the Green Deal has risen by 600 per...

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Labour: ‘No borrowing splurge’ to solve housing crisis
 

Senior Labour Party members have told conference delegates “there will be no...

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Hinkley Point C set for European Commission approval
 

Nuclear power plant Hinkley Point C is set to get the green light in October...

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Miller Homes plans IPO
 

Miller Homes has announced plans to launch an initial public offering on the...

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Indian developer to rival ‘top two’ housebuilders with £3bn investment
 

Indian property developer Lodha Group has said it wants to be among the “top...

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Labour to tackle NIMBYs as 'mythbuster' launched on garden cities
 

The shadow communities secretary has said the public could do more to...

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Former Atkins boss to chair £850m Tidal Lagoon project
 

Former Atkins chief executive Keith Clarke is the latest high-profile...

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UK breaks into global top 10 for infrastructure investment
 

New research by Arcadis has shown the UK is now the 10th most attractive...

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Reaction: Scotland votes ‘No’
 

Industry experts have voiced their “relief” after Scotland rejected...

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Miller MD to oversee Bullock Construction and United House merger
 

United Living Group has brought in a former Miller Group managing director to...

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Hyder recruits Amey and VolkerFitzpatrick staff for rail team
 

Hyder Consulting has made two rail appointments as part of a strategy to grow...

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Fresh contracts awarded on West Yorkshire scheme
 

Taylor Wimpey is to build 149 homes for a mixed-use scheme in West Yorkshire.

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Mott MacDonald acquires JN Bentley
 

Mott MacDonald has acquired £120m-turnover water infrastructure specialist...

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United House Developments to work with four contractors
 

United House Developments will look to form relationships with up to four...

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Kier adds £1bn of turnover
 

Kier has added £1bn of turnover in the year since taking over May Gurney, it...

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Kier poaches Balfour Beatty FD
 

Kier has appointed former Balfour Beatty FD Beverley Dew as its new financial...

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Network Rail should 'put pressure' on contractors with poor safety records
 

Network Rail should take work away from contractors who do not improve their...

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Interview: ‘My job is to challenge the status quo’ – Adrian Belton, CITB
 

The CITB’s new chief executive gives his first interview to Construction News...

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Mace wins £400m BBC TV transformation job
 

Mace has been selected by developer Stanhope as preferred construction...

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Crossrail firms primed for new work as performance improves
 

Crossrail’s contractors have boosted their chances of winning major...

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United House and Bullock Construction merger to create £300m turnover firm
 

United House is merging with Bullock Construction in preparation for a...

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New leaders named for Galliford Try while 70 staff exit after Miller Construction buy
 

Exclusive: New directors have been appointed to three of Galliford Try’s...

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Crane hire firm charged with corporate manslaughter after 2011 driver death
 

A crane hire company has been charged with corporate manslaughter following...

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Crest Nicolson sees small fall in sales after Help to Buy boom
 

Housebuilder Crest Nicolson has reported a slight slowdown in sales but said...

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M&E firm Hurleypalmerflatt buys consultancy
 

Mechanical and electrical engineering firm Hurleypalmerflatt has bought...

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Infrastructure funding costs could rise in independent Scotland, warns Aviva
 

Insurance giant Aviva has warned that infrastructure funding could become...

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Greg Fitzgerald to exit Galliford Try
 

Greg Fitzgerald will stand down as Galliford Try chief executive by the end...

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Construction News Virtual Careers Fair: register now
 

Leading contractors are after skilled workers just like you - which is why...

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Exclusive: Nuclear boss forms ‘contingency plan’ for Scottish independence
 

Exclusive: The majority stakeholder of a major nuclear power project in the...

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Race narrows for £485m Thames flood deal
 

The race for a £485m Environment Agency deal to maintain and improve flood...

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‘No radical change’ following Keepmoat takeover, says CEO
 

The chief executive of Keepmoat has said there will be “no radical change” to...

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Lend Lease names project director for £1.5bn scheme
 

Lend Lease has named former development director of its £1.5bn Elephant &...

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Green Deal has been a 'failure' but it can be reformed, say MPs
 

The Green Deal has been branded a “failure” that has caused “frustration and...

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Southwark leader slams super sewer approval as 'ludicrous and evil'
 

The leader of Southwark Council has slammed a decision to grant planning...

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New work grows but regional concerns remain
 

New work increased by 1 per cent in July compared to the previous month, and...

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Mabey Hire hires ex-Balfour MD
 

Mabey Hire has appointed former Balfour Beatty Workplace and Harsco UK...

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Japanese firm looks to new acquisitions after dropping Hyder bid
 

Consultant Nippon Koei has pulled out of bidding for engineering firm Hyder.

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Scottish pipelines shrink in run-up to referendum
 

The value of construction projects given the go-ahead in key sectors in...

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CH2M Hill to cut 1,200 jobs
 

CH2M Hill has announced it will cut 1,200 jobs worldwide as part of a major...

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Lend Lease poaches UK-GBC chief
 

UK Green Building Council’s chief executive is leaving the company to become...

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IUK chief: Use UK Guarantees 'while you still can'
 

Infrastructure UK chief executive Geoffrey Spence has urged construction...

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Mark Carne: 'I was lucky to join in a crisis'
 

Network Rail’s CEO talks exclusively to Construction News about his baptism...

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ISG builds Sainsbury's first store to use BIM
 

ISG is working on the first scheme by supermarket giant Sainsbury’s to use...

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Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium faces legal delay
 

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

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Exclusive: Network Rail CEO slams rail safety record
 

Exclusive: Indirectly employed staff will be banned from managing safety on...

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Balfour Beatty fined £350,000 after rail safety prosecution
 

Balfour Beatty Rail Projects has been fined £350,000 and ordered to pay costs...

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Exclusive: Four leaders depart Shepherd Construction in reshuffle
 

Three more senior staff have left Shepherd Construction after managing...

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Barratt to return £950m to shareholders in next three years
 

Barratt Developments will return £950m to its shareholders over the next...

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Mouchel appoints new director in the Middle East
 

International business services and infrastructure group Mouchel has...

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HS2 urges firms to bid for £10bn in contracts
 

Regional firms across the country are being urged to bid for more than £10bn...

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Carillion and Balfour leaders part ways from logistics firm
 

Carillion’s group finance director has resigned as non-executive director of...

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Billington makes spending plans as profits triple
 

Steel specialist Billington is considering acquisitions after reporting large...

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London is the sole region to grow in the recession, report finds
 

London is the only region where the construction industry grew during the...

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ISG aims for £4m in procurement savings
 

ISG aims to make a total of £4m in procurement savings over two years in UK...

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Sun Capital and TDR in Keepmoat takeover
 

Private equity firms Sun Capital Partners and TDR Capital have signed a deal...

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Contractors picked for £336m Sellafield job
 

Joint venture between Amec, Jacobs and Balfour Beatty wins job to build new...

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Liverpool FC wins planning for £75m Anfield expansion
 

Contractor will start job to expand main stand at Liverpool’s iconic football...

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Bam appointed to £100m Watford scheme
 

Firm to design shopping centre extension for developer Intu

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Mace scoops £50m Oxford University institute
 

Exclusive: Mace beats rivals to £50m job to build Make-designed Big Data...

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Birmingham and Doncaster win HS2 rail college race
 

HS2 will create 2,000 apprenticeships during construction

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Toilet row erupts at power station site
 

Management agree to provide extra facilities following Ferrybridge walkout

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Hewlett sets sights on £40m+ turnover target
 

Management restructured as civil engineer looks to boost operations

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Balfour to close Blackpool airport if no buyer found
 

Balfour sets 7 October deadline to find buyer for loss-making airport

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£100m South Shields town centre revamp gets OK
 

Muse starts search for firm to build new central library

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City braced for more Balfour bad news
 

Team of accountants from KPMG could find more contract black holes

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Telford Homes plans £75m East London resi scheme
 

London apartment developer's pipeline tops £1bn for first time

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British Land plans £40m Plymouth Cineworld
 

Land deal with council paves way for leisure centre planning application

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Bovis Homes hunts for new finance director
 

Bovis Homes finance director Jonathan Hill to join Saga

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Costain scoops £34m Salford sewer tunnel job
 

Project is part of a £90m clean-up of water quality in the Manchester Ship Canal

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