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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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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 poaches Balfour Beatty FD
 

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

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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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Interserve secures £51m science and aerospace deals
 

Interserve is to build a £43m facility for the aerospace industry in Yorkshire.

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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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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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ISG profit doubles despite UK construction loss
 

ISG has seen its pre-tax profit double to £6.75m for the year ended 30 June...

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Murphy chief executive and director to exit this month
 

Murphy Group’s chief executive and strategy & business development...

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Construction starts take a brief holiday in August, says report
 

The value of construction projects started suffered a summer lull but is...

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Pinsent Masons appoints new head of construction
 

Law firm Pinsent Masons has promoted Fraser McMillan to head of construction.

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Industry seeks cross-party focus on housing and infrastructure
 

The Get Britain Building 2020 Delivery Plan, launched today, suggests that...

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Berkeley Group finance director departs after 12 years
 

Berkeley Group has announced its finance director Nick Simpkin has left the...

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Martin Rogers steps down from Royal Bam board
 

Martin Rogers will step down from the board of Royal Bam Group in October.

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Atkins buys US nuclear firm
 

Atkins has bought Nuclear Safety Associates, an engineering and technical...

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Arcadis makes third offer for Hyder
 

Dutch consultant Arcadis has increased its offer for British engineering firm...

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Construction firms paid nearly £3m to safety inspectors, says study
 

A controversial scheme forcing companies that breach health and safety rules...

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Shepherd Construction MD departs
 

Shepherd Construction’s managing director Phil Greer is understood to have...

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Green Deal provider Mark Group to shed up to 670 staff
 

Major insulation installer Mark Group plans to cut up to a quarter of its UK...

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WSP eyes more deals after £820m Parsons Brinckerhoff buy
 

Engineer WSP is likely to buy more companies following the £820m acquisition...

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CN Barometer: Industry leaders call for greater collaboration to improve safety
 

Respondents to the latest quarterly Construction News Barometer have called...

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CN100: Labour supply constraints to increase selective bidding
 

The UK’s biggest contractors boosted their turnover by a combined 4 per cent...

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Demolition firm proposes rescue deal to creditors
 

Demolition company Masterton will put a plan to creditors this week to deal...

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Balfour Beatty fetches £820m from Parsons Brinckerhoff sale to WSP
 

Balfour Beatty has confirmed the sale of Parsons Brinckerhoff to WSP Global...

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Aecom unveils senior staff shake-up ahead of URS merger
 

Consultancy Aecom has announced its new structure and senior staff ahead of...

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McCarthy & Stone to up development spend by a third
 

Retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone has said it will increase its...

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NSCC urges Vince Cable to enforce payment charter
 

The National Specialist Contractors’ Council has written an open letter to...

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Scotland yes vote would have 'negative' impact on top contractors – CN Barometer
 

Exclusive: More than half of leaders at the UK’s biggest contractors have...

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Hyder could be taken over by Arcadis next month
 

Engineering firm Hyder Consulting could be taken over by Dutch rival Arcadis...

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Crossrail wins planning for 400 Woolwich homes
 

Crossrail has been granted planning permission to build nearly 400 new homes...

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Subbie availability sees record drop as prices boom
 

Subcontractor availability has fallen at its steepest rate since the...

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Aecom appoints three for UK and Ireland rail practice
 

Aecom has announced three new appointments in its UK and Ireland rail practice.

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Redrow hails Help to Buy as profits rise 91%
 

Redrow has hailed the impact of the government’s Help to Buy scheme as it...

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Airports Commission rules out 'Boris Island'
 

The Airports Commission has announced its decision to exclude proposals for...

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WSP appoints new head of retail
 

WSP has appointed former Waterman Group director Simon Harden as its new head...

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Lib Dems pledge tax cut for energy efficient homes
 

The Liberal Democrats have pledged a £100 council tax cut for households that...

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Be ready for staff migration and cyber attack, contractors urged
 

A group of leading young construction workers has said contractors should...

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Bouygues buys controlling interest in Canadian M&E firm
 

Bouygues Energies & Services has acquired a majority shareholding in...

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Berkeley hails progress on landbank
 

Berkeley has told the city that it has made “good progress” in realising the...

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Interserve bags £43m aerospace factory in Sheffield
 

Contractor will build project in the city’s advanced manufacturing belt

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Mace wins race for £400m BBC TV Centre
 

Exclusive: Mace sees off competition from Lend Lease for main role on...

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Bouygues lands 220-home east London scheme
 

Royal Docks job will include 137 homes for the private rented sector

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Galliford Try wins 1,100-home east London scheme
 

Contractor appointed preferred developer on £360m Silvertown Way scheme by...

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Civil engineers dance to Pharrell Williams’ Happy
 

Some of London's brightest construction talents show us their moves: Video

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Dumper truck mows down worker on Leadbitter site
 

Contractor fined £100,000 after delivery driver left with "life changing"...

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Balfour bags £39m north London student scheme
 

Construction starts this month on Holloway Road site

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Finances of major contractors are “unsustainable”
 

Majors need to "hang on" for a year until subcontractor and labour rates fall

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Construction industry relief at Scottish No vote
 

Surge in projects predicted following period of uncertainty over devolution

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Barratt London plans new 27-storey resi tower
 

Blackfriars Road project will feature a hexagonal brick-clad New York style...

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Plans for first Sheffield tower in over a decade
 

Plan to create Sheffield Chinatown with £100m New Era Square project

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Race starts for £360m northern housing upgrade deal
 

Efficiency North opens installers framework up to all sizes of contractors

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Mott MacDonald buys £120m civils contractor
 

More than 700 J N Bentley staff will join consulting giant

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Taylor Wimpey to deliver £63m housing scheme
 

Buckingham Group to build infrastructure for West Yorkshire brownfield site

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