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Kier Group JV one of two picked for £1bn Thames Water alliance
 

A Kier Group and Clancy Docwra joint venture has been named as one of two...

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David Philp departs Mace for Aecom
 

David Philp has been appointed to a new role at Aecom which he will take up...

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Costain subbie enters administration amid retentions row
 

Lancashire-based green waste specialist TEG Group has entered administration...

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Construction News: most read stories for 2014
 

Construction News reveals the most read news stories during 2014.

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L&Q partners with Development Securities for £150m mixed-use regen scheme
 

London housing association L&Q has joined forces with property investor...

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Pickles calls in Peel's Nottinghamshire waste plant
 

Eric Pickles has decided to call in a Nottinghamshire energy from waste power...

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McCarthy & Stone secures £200m loan for next phase of growth
 

Specialist housebuilder McCarthy & Stone has secured a £200m banking...

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European Commission clears Lafarge and Holcim merger
 

The European Commission has cleared the merger of Lafarge and Holcim subject...

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BRE Trust appoints James Wates as chairman
 

The BRE Trust has appointed Wates chairman James Wates as its new chairman.

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Three shortlisted for £175m Garden Bridge
 

Three contractors have been shortlisted for the £175m Thomas...

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Balfour Beatty Skanska snares M25 junction upgrade contract
 

A Balfour Beatty and Skanska joint venture has won a £55m Highways Agency...

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Labour MP warns on NIMBYs as London seeks 'catalytic' housing investment
 

Tottenham MP and potential Labour candidate to be the next mayor of London...

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Laing O’Rourke’s £200m Dumfries hospital wins planning approval
 

Dumfries and Galloway Council has granted detailed planning permission for a...

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Balfour Beatty acquires £164m Kent offshore transmission project
 

Balfour Beatty has completed the acquisition of the £164m Thanet offshore...

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Exclusive: Chinese contractors shortlisted for One Nine Elms as UK firms exit
 

Two state-owned Chinese contractors are among three companies shortlisted for...

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Highways Agency reveals contractor performance table
 

EM Highways has topped a supplier performance table for the Highways Agency...

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Costain appoints new group commercial director
 

Costain has appointed David Taylor as group commercial director.

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The Berkeley Group tops housebuilder sustainability table
 

NextGeneration has ranked the biggest homebuilders across the country on...

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Time capsule found at Queen Elizabeth Hospital redevelopment
 

Rydon workers have discovered a capsule dating from 1902 on the former Queen...

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Exclusive: Galliford Try appoints new infrastructure MD
 

Galliford Try has appointed Tom de la Motte as its new infrastructure...

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Hospital’s £84m redevelopment faces further delays
 

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital’s £84m redevelopment in Stanmore,...

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UK infrastructure 'lacks forward-looking strategy'
 

UK infrastructure planning suffers from “short-sightedness” and “a lack of...

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NPPF loopholes leading to 'unwanted housing'
 

Developers are taking advantage of loopholes in the National Planning Policy...

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Knauf Iaunches energy efficiency index for local authorities
 

Knauf Insulation has launched a pilot scheme that scores local authorities in...

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Revised plans for former BBC HQ approved
 

Hammersmith and Fulham council have granted planning permission for updated...

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Exceptional project management: watch our expert debate
 

Watch on-demand: webinar on exceptional project management hosted by...

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Prime minister to launch Starter Home scheme
 

A scheme giving 100,000 first-time buyers a 20 per cent discount when buying...

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Avant Homes sold to investment consortium
 

Three investors have clinched a deal to acquire UK housebuilder Avant Homes...

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Investment manager appointed for £3.5bn PRS fund  
 

The government has revealed the delivery partner for its long-awaited £3.5bn...

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Mivan workers made redundant win post-administration pay out
 

Workers made redundant when Northern Ireland-based Mivan fell into...

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Output falls in October but industry records quarterly growth of 5.2%
 

Output in the construction industry fell by 2.2 per cent in October compared...

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Carillion issues £170m of convertible bonds
 

Carillion says it will take advantage of “favourable conditions” in the...

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Planning in for £356m Dublin Docklands scheme
 

A planning application has been submitted to Dublin City Council for a £356m...

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Mabey Bridge to close infrastructure division with 330 jobs at risk
 

Mabey Bridge has told staff it plans to close a Chepstown plant and sell...

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UK improves ranking for risk on construction projects
 

The UK is now the 5th least likely country in Europe to suffer major...

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GBV appointed to 15,000 home flood risk plan
 

A Galliford Try and Black & Veatch joint venture has been appointed to an...

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Songbird backer ups stake in firm
 

Two companies currently vying to take over Canary Wharf Group owners,...

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Boris backs new Canary Wharf homes
 

Plans to build a community with over 3,000 new homes on the eastern edge of...

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William Hare buys Eiffel Steelworks out of administration
 

William Hare Group has acquired Wigan’s Eiffel Steelworks out of...

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Analysts warn of Balfour Beatty new year profit hit
 

Balfour Beatty could be braced for fresh profit warning in the new year...

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Vinci bags £30m Bournemouth cinema job
 

Vinci Construction UK has won a £30m job to build a 10-screen cinema and...

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Design competition launches for £50m Thames footbridge
 

A competition to design a £50m foot and cycle bridge in central London has...

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New Highways Goco seeks collaborative contractors
 

Collaboration between the supply chain and the government-owned,...

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Employment prospects reach seven-year high
 

Employment prospects for the next quarter have reached their highest point...

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Scotland Yard HQ bought by Abu Dhabi group
 

Abu Dhabi Financial Group has bought New Scotland Yard, home to the London...

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Henry Boot completes two strategic land site sales
 

Henry Boot has completed two of its nine previously announced land sales,...

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NG Bailey backs campaign to close gender gap in STEM careers
 

NG Bailey has pledged its support to close the gender gap and encourage young...

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Major clients in £280bn coalition back sustainable roadmap for growth
 

The Aldersgate Group and partners with more than £280bn in collective...

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Amey lands £60m Scottish Forth Bridges deal
 

Amey has been awarded a contract to manage two major river crossings in the...

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Carillion investigates Qatar subbie worker claims
 

Carillion has launched an investigation into claims on BBC’s Newsnight that...

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Manchester contractor enters PRS with £45m scheme
 

Manchester-based contractors McGoff & Byrne have unveiled plans to enter...

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Songbird shareholder plans to accept hostile takeover bid
 

Songbird Estates shareholder Madison International Holdings plans to accept a...

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Lend Lease gets green light for £1.5bn Elephant & Castle second phase
 

Southwark Council has awarded Lend Lease detailed planning permission for the...

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Berkeley pre-tax profit up 80%
 

The Berkeley Group has reported an 80 per cent increase in pre-tax profit in...

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Hewden boss to depart next month
 

Hewden chief executive Kevin Parkes will stand down by the end of January 2015.

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Update: John Laing keeps eye on Balfour PPP portfolio
 

John Laing Infrastructure Fund has said it will “continue to evaluate...

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Interserve pays £25m for skills provider
 

Interserve has paid £25m to acquire training and skills provider the...

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Update: Qatar bid for Songbird 'does not reflect' company value
 

Canary Wharf Group owner Songbird Estates has said the Qatar Investment...

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Carillion gets green light to start on Anfield redevelopment
 

Carillion has moved on site at Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium as a two-year...

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Morgan Sindall joins forces with US nuclear waste specialists
 

Morgan Sindall has signed a long-term agreement with two US nuclear waste...

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Shepherd Group reports 8% dip in turnover
 

Shepherd Group has posted an 8 per cent fall in turnover for the year to the...

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Chancellor announces review of umbrella companies and CIS
 

The chancellor has announced the government will review the use of umbrella...

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Garden bridge gets green light
 

Plans to build a £175m garden bridge across the River Thames have been given...

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Government to cut employers’ National Insurance for apprentices
 

The chancellor George Osborne has announced the government will cut National...

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Chancellor unveils Stamp Duty reforms
 

The chancellor has unveiled a “complete reform” to Stamp Duty tax in a bid to...

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Government plans to invest £5.9bn in science infrastructure
 

The chancellor has set out the government’s plans to invest £5.9bn in the...

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Capital spending on growth-promoting infrastructure to hit £36bn by 2020
 

The government’s total long-term capital spending commitments in the Autumn...

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Industry reacts to Autumn Statement 2014
 

All the industry reaction to the chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2014 and what...

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Live coverage: autumn statement 2014
 

Live coverage and reaction as George Osborne delivers the 2014 autumn...

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Sweett Group future strategy 'under review' as profits fall
 

Sweett Group has announced it will carry out a strategic review as pre-tax...

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Exclusive: Kier restructures northern infrastructure team
 

Exclusive: Kier has restructured its infrastructure team in the same week it...

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Kensington and Chelsea bans mega-basements
 

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has won its battle to limit the...

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Contractors to face increasing scrutiny in 'roads revolution'
 

Contractors will come under increasing pressure in the delivery of a new...

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NIP sets out plans for energy, flood defences and housing
 

The government has updated the National Infrastructure Plan for the final...

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In pictures: Crossrail now 60 per cent complete
 

New images have been released to mark the milestone that Crossrail is now 60...

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Infrastructure gets government backing ahead of Autumn Statement
 

The government is set to back infrastructure projects including energy and...

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Housing starts drop by 8%
 

Private and social housing starts have dropped in the three months to...

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Laing O'Rourke hires former Shepherd boss
 

Phil Greer has joined Laing O’Rourke as operations leader from Shepherd...

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Ray O’Rourke: ‘Construction will transition from trades to technicians’
 

Laing O’Rourke chairman Ray O’Rourke has told Construction News that...

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Government to lay out £2.3bn for flood defence
 

More than 1,400 flood defence projects will receive up to £2.3bn of...

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Vinci wins £20m Bath University job
 

Contractor appointed to build teaching and research facility in Bath

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Skanska confirmed for iconic Battersea Power Station job
 

Contractor sees off three big name rivals to take £600m job to redevelop the...

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Ardmore takes £80m Goldfinger bank job
 

Contractor to transform historic Midland Bank Headquarters in the City of...

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Wilson James wins key role on UCL campus revamp
 

Specialist appointed as logistics partner for University College London’s...

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Thames Water names winners for £1bn alliance
 

Joint ventures of Kier and Clancy Docwra and Murphy and Morrison land prize

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TEG falls into administration amid Costain retention row
 

Preston-base waste specialist TEG Group calls in administrators

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Balfour boss to lead Mersey Gateway build
 

Richard Walker to oversee construction of Mersey Gateway Project

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Raiders swipe 80t of steel girders hitting three big sites
 

Most of the steel was destined for Laing O'Rourke's Guy's hospital cancer block

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Bouygues to build new £35m school in Wales
 

New building in Baglan Bay will replace four existing schools

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Top Ten most read stories of 2014
 

The biggest headlines of 2014 as the Enquirer wraps up until next year

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Qataris lose £38m Chelsea Barracks Stamp Duty appeal
 

Developer Project Blue loses fight with tax authorities

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Three battle for £90m Thames Garden Bridge
 

Construction could start next autumn after Boris waves through Thomas...

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Graham Construction wins £20m Essex bridge rebuild
 

Graham Construction bags new viaduct across the Chelmer in Essex

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Gilbert Ash bags £20m UCL architecture school revamp
 

Work set to start on Bartlett School of Architecture upgrade

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