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Murphy appoints former Balfour and Vinci men to strategy and regional roles
 

J Murphy & Sons has appointed Bill Merry as its new strategy and business...

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Killed Crossrail worker's briefing ‘did not cover exclusion zone’
 

Information about the exclusion zone in which Crossrail worker René Tkacik...

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High Court rejects opposition to £1.3bn Shell Centre
 

The High Court has dismissed a legal challenge opposing Eric Pickles’...

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Sellar Property Group enters talks with contractors over Shard ‘trilogy’
 

Sellar Property Group is in talks with contractors over its new 180,000 sq ft...

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Government confirms £60m extra funding for Laing O'Rourke hospital
 

The Department of Health has committed an extra £60m to a Brighton hospital...

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Private sector drives growth in housing registrations
 

The number of private sector homes registered in January rose by 5 per cent...

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Renewables projects awarded first contracts for difference
 

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has awarded subsidies to 27...

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Government in £22m housebuilding technology push
 

The government will provide a £22m grant to help push new housebuilding...

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L&G confirms move into PRS with north London site
 

Legal & General has made its first investment in the private rented...

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Interserve construction margins dip but revenues rise
 

Interserve’s construction arm reported a dip in profit margin to 1.6 per...

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London developer says institutional funding model for PRS could be repeated
 

The forward funding model that attracted institutional investment into a...

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Hyde Group looks for JV partner for £100m Harrow deal
 

Housing association Hyde Group has begun its search for a joint venture...

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Barratt profits soar as home completions continue to rise
 

Barratt Developments has posted a 74.6 per cent leap in its profit before tax...

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Kier posts construction growth in solid H1 results
 

Kier’s construction division has posted revenue growth of 18 per cent for the...

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UK lacks ‘investment-ready’ infrastructure projects, financiers warn
 

A lack of suitable schemes is deterring overseas funders from backing...

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Crossrail worker was crushed to death in 'exclusion zone'
 

A Crossrail engineer killed while working on the £15bn project had entered an...

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Bristol has 'a brilliant case for devolution'
 

Bristol should be allowed to follow Manchester and Sheffield by being granted...

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£100m Birmingham housing scheme gets go ahead
 

Persimmon has agreed a £100m deal with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS...

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Land Securities investigates contractor pay
 

Developer Land Securities is looking at ways to enforce higher wage rates on...

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Balfour Beatty to delay £85m pension payment
 

Balfour Beatty will delay a planned £85m pension deficit payment, staggering...

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Persimmon increases operating margin as completions rise
 

Persimmon has increased its underlying operating margin to 18.4 per cent on...

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London's local authorities urged to review green belt land
 

Local authorities in London should begin to review their green belt land...

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North-South output divide continues despite upturn in commercial work
 

The value of the London non-residential construction market rose by 5 per...

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Lend Lease continues London focus as profits rise
 

Lend Lease has reported a 25 per cent half-year profit rise on the back of a...

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Engineer killed on Crossrail may have been vulnerable because of poor English
 

A Slovakian engineer who was killed working on Crossrail may have been...

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A bridge too far? Designers submit proposals for new Thames Bridge
 

Designers from across the world have submitted rival ideas for a new bridge...

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Late payment and bad debt top concerns for SMEs
 

Over 70 per cent of SMEs in the construction sector have written off money as...

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Almacantar gets green light for Marble Arch Tower redesign
 

Westminster City Council has granted planning permission for Almacantar’s...

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Construction costs soar but Bovis Homes sees huge growth
 

Bovis Homes has posted year-on-year growth in pre-tax profit of almost 70 per...

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London outshines the rest of the UK for engineering growth
 

The engineering sector in London is growing nearly five times faster than the...

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Construction activity grows for the seventh consecutive quarter
 

Construction activity increased in Q4 2014, marking the seventh consecutive...

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Spurs stadium set to go ahead after court challenge thrown out
 

Tottenham Hotspur have been given the all-clear to begin planning a new...

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HSE appoints new chief inspector of construction
 

The Health and Safety Executive has appointed Peter Baker as its new chief...

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Skanska promotes two to exec management team
 

Skanska UK has strengthened it UK executive management team with the...

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Jim'll Mix It boss: Why I'm scrapping company name
 

Exclusive: Concrete supplier Jim’ll Mix It decided to scrap its famous brand...

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Killed Crossrail worker inquest to hear evidence from contractors
 

The inquest into the death of Crossrail worker René Tkacik, who died after he...

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Arcadis reports UK growth in 2014
 

The Dutch parent of EC Harris and Hyder has reported higher profitability in...

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First London housing zones revealed
 

The Greater London Authority has revealed the first nine of 20 new housing...

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Asda plans £600m investment in new stores and refurbs
 

Asda has announced it will invest £600m to expand and improve its store...

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Designs emerge for Pinnacle as skyscraper site snapped up
 

The first images of the proposed PLP-designed replacement for KPF’s stalled...

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Housing completions grow by 8% in 2014
 

Housing minister Brandon Lewis has said that the housing industry is “back on...

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Royal Bam recovery programme on track despite UK losses
 

Royal Bam Group’s’ recovery programme is making progress, despite the...

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Balfour Beatty bags £11.6m M40 improvement contract
 

Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering has been appointed to carry out upgrade...

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Morgan Sindall problem contracts cut profit in 2014
 

Morgan Sindall has posted a 19 per cent drop in its group profit before tax...

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UK firms partner with Chinese contractors on London scheme
 

Two UK companies have joined forces with Chinese contractors to bid on a...

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London basement sewer scheme on Crossrail 2 collision course
 

Plans by Thames Water to build a major sewer in London could face delay if...

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Land Securities buys Liverpool Street properties ahead of Crossrail launch
 

Land Securities has agreed to purchase a £16.5m site at the western entrance...

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Galliford Try 'protected' from election uncertainty by frameworks, says CEO
 

Galliford Try has insulated itself from general election uncertainty as “the...

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Labour apprenticeships guarantee ‘forgets 50% without A-levels’
 

Labour’s pledge to guarantee apprenticeships for school-leavers who “get the...

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£1bn Croydon retail build delayed until 2016
 

Developer Hammerson has put back the £1bn redevelopment of Croydon town...

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Balfour Beatty launches programme to improve bidding process
 

Balfour Beatty has responded to recent setbacks in its financial performance...

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MWH Constructors hires new global project delivery director
 

MWH Constructors has hired Todd Larson as its global project delivery...

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Labour's guarantee scheme to create 100,000 new apprenticeships
 

Ed Miliband has pledged to guarantee an apprenticeship for all 18-year-olds...

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UCATT safety warning as Scottish inspections drop by 30%
 

Scottish contsruction workers’ lives could be being put at risk, according to...

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Osborne CEO David Fison to retire
 

Osborne chief executive David Fison is set to retire from the firm next...

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ORR report identifies 'weaknesses' in Network Rail's planning
 

Network Rail “failed to put the passenger at the centre of decision-making”...

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Construction output dips in Q4
 

Construction output in Q4 2014 fell by 2.1 per cent compared to the previous...

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Songbird board members exit as Brookfield directors move in
 

Eight of Songbird Estates’s board members have resigned following a...

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EDF admits Hinkley Point funding 'months away'
 

The construction timetable for Hinkley Point C’s nuclear power plant is...

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Next phase of Quintain’s Wembley Park gets green light
 

Quintain has been given the green light for the next phase of its £2.1bn...

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DCLG accused of deliberately delaying Bam Nuttall EfW plant
 

The Department for Communities and Local Government has dismissed claims it...

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Yorkshire safety specialist raised £8m on IPO
 

Safety equipment specialist Premier Technical Services Group has raised £8m...

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Big wins see Skanska UK post revenue hike
 

Skanska UK’s turnover grew 10 per cent in 2014 on the back of a number of...

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Morgan Sindall shifts focus in the South
 

Morgan Sindall is expected to pursue “less risky” London projects, including...

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Credit score downgrade leaves specialist facing £3m loss in work
 

The director of a specialist contractor who has seen his company’s credit...

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Major housing association pilots construction role
 

One of the country’s largest housing associations could become a contractor...

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UK government construction pipeline reaches £128bn
 

The total number of projects in the UK government’s construction pipeline has...

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Redrow targets growth on back of record results
 

Redrow is on course to grow its business by “a division a year” after almost...

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Redrow H1 profits up 92 per cent
 

Redrow has posted a 92 per cent leap in profit before tax to £91.2m, for the...

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MPs slam government commitments on private finance for flood defences
 

Government plans to attract £600m of private funding to bolster flood...

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Balfour Beatty names National Grid director as new chairman
 

Balfour Beatty has named National Grid director Philip Aiken as its new...

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Skanska top in January after massive deal confirmed
 

Skanska has soared to the summit of the January contractor league table after...

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Chinese developer given two weeks to commit to Crystal Palace scheme
 

Bromley Council has told Chinese developer ZhongRong Group it has 14 days to...

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Bellway completions rise for H1
 

Bellway has posted a 15.7 per cent increase in its housing completions ahead...

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Vinci takes profit hit after UK troubles
 

Vinci’s global construction business has posted a sharp 44.1 per cent drop in...

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Hewden hires Adrian Murphy as CEO
 

Former Speedy Hire chief operating officer Adrian Murphy has been named as...

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Three directors exit Morgan Sindall
 

Three more directors have left Morgan Sindall after its London construction...

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Construction to start on £440m Westgate shopping centre
 

Construction is set to begin on the £440m redevelopment of Oxford’s Westgate...

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27,000 projects under threat from skills shortages
 

Up to 27,000 construction projects could be at risk by 2019 as the industry’s...

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Construction product sales grow for seventh straight quarter
 

Construction product sales grew for the seventh consecutive quarter during Q4...

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Galliford Try lands £72m of extra-care contracts
 

Projects include facilities in Birmingham, Greater Manchester and north London

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Balfour Beatty lands £120m Sussex university project
 

Contractor picked as preferred bidder to design, build, finance and operate...

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Carillion lands £200m prison FM deals
 

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

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ISG to build new stadium for York
 

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

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£100m double hotel plan for London Stratford City
 

Developer aims to begin work on 25-storey hotel complex by the end of the year.

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Mace wins £200m Bracknell town centre scheme
 

Construction to start on site next month

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ID cards to stop railway workers double-shifting on Tube
 

Sentinel ID cards to carry working hours data to stamp out double-shifting on...

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Carillion goes cool on Balfour Beatty takeover
 

Takeover Panel deadline preventing Carillion making a fresh bid passes...

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Extra £60m agreed for O’Rourke Brighton hospital
 

Government sets aside extra funds as project costs rise to £480m

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Kent firms wanted for £386m of projects
 

Medway Council wants to meet contractors and consultants: Register now

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Winners named for £2.3bn London Super Sewer
 

Laing O'Rourke JV lands biggest tunnel drive under the Thames

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D&D wins pod supply deal at Olympic stadium
 

Firm will design and install cladding for 23 kiosks around the stadium

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Betting Spy: No excuses for Arsenal horror show
 

Manager and players must shoulder responsibility while Man City can beat...

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£330m Northampton Uni campus approved
 

Bids were invited this month from five shortlisted firms to meet a November...

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