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Mitie blames 'market pressures' as group issues profit warning
 

Mitie Group has issued a profit warning ahead of its 2014/15 financial...

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Labour would ‘take clear steps’ to cut HS2 cost
 

The Labour Party has pledged to support the construction of High Speed 2...

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Highway England lays out £11bn investment roadmap
 

Highways England has released details of how it will deliver more than £11bn...

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Canary Wharf receives 'crucial' £200m government loan for new development
 

Work on a major housing development in London’s Docklands can now get under...

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Former Laing O’Rourke boss returns to UK as MoD procurement chief
 

Former Laing O’Rourke boss and current chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi...

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Government scraps Code for Sustainable Homes
 

The government has officially put an end to the Code for Sustainable Homes,...

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McCarthy & Stone to open three regional offices as profits rise
 

McCarthy & Stone has said it plans to open three regional offices across...

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Scottish builders' confidence hits record high
 

A record high of 60 per cent of Scottish contractors are positive about their...

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Vinci St Modwen appointed for 2,100-home MoD Ashchurch redevelopment
 

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has appointed Vinci St Modwen as...

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Blacklisting firms deliberately misled victims, claim MPs
 

A committee of MPs has accused contractors of deliberately misleading victims...

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Mace to leave Royal Wharf
 

Mace will no longer develop east London’s Royal Wharf residential project,...

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Local roads network will need £12bn investment
 

One in six roads in England and Wales are in poor condition and a £12bn...

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NDA ups spend with SMEs to 20% of budget
 

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority spent more than one fifth of its supply...

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Barratt CEO Mark Clare to stand down
 

Barratt chief executive Mark Clare is to step down in July after nine years...

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Skills shortage a 'worry' for London, deputy mayor admits
 

The shortage of skilled workers to deliver construction projects in the...

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Byrne Group appoints FD from Laing O'Rourke
 

Byrne Group has poached former Laing O’Rourke director Philip Wainwright to...

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Henry Boot eyes ‘valuable opportunities’ in sector as profits rise
 

Sheffield-based property company Henry Boot said it continues to spy...

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New members of BIM2050 Group revealed
 

Exclusive: The Construction Industry Council has revealed the new members of...

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Contractors help launch supply chain school for offsite construction
 

Contractors and industry bodies have launched a new Offsite Management...

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Construction output set to boom following general election
 

Construction output is set to boom in the quarter following the general...

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LLDC gears up for next major project at Olympic Park
 

The London Legacy Development Corporation is gearing up to procure its next...

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Leo Quinn rules out 'wholesale' redundancies at Balfour Beatty despite 'horrible year'
 

Exclusive: Balfour Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn has ruled out widespread...

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HS2 is 'nine times' the cost of French high-speed rail
 

The government has yet to make a convincing argument for spending tens of...

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Bellway posts 53% profit increase
 

Bellway has posted a 53.1 per cent jump in its pre-tax profit for the...

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Balfour Beatty hit by £59m loss
 

Balfour Beatty has recorded a £59m loss for 2014 and a £317m loss in its UK...

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North-west pipeline closes the gap on the South-east
 

The North-west’s construction pipeline is closing the gap on the South-east,...

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Skills commitment to be mandated on major infrastructure projects
 

Bidders for major infrastructure projects will have to prove their commitment...

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Billington doubles profit as growth returns
 

Structural steel specialist Billington has posted a 111 per cent boost in...

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T Clarke takes profit hit after problem contract
 

T Clarke has taken a major profit hit but has restored its dividend payments...

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Ex-Balfour and Carillion boss named Simons construction director
 

Simons Group has appointed former Balfour Beatty and Carillion man Mark...

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Keller appoints former Rolls-Royce director as new CEO
 

Keller has appointed former Rolls-Royce group operations director Alain...

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Planned infrastructure programme could bring in £1.9tn for London
 

A planned programme of infrastructure investment in London could net the city...

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Sadie Morgan to lead HS2 design review panel
 

Co-founder of dRMM Sadie Morgan has been appointed to lead a panel overseeing...

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ISG hires ex-Balfour regional MD for South role
 

Former Balfour Beatty regional MD Bill Kingwill has joined ISG as its...

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Holcim-Lafarge merger back on
 

The on-off merger between cement giants Holcim and Lafarge has been saved...

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Severfield reveals £1m Cheesegrater bolt costs
 

Severfield has revealed it has spent almost £1m on the programme of bolt...

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Planning CPOs rise by over 60% in 2014
 

The use of compulsory purchase orders by local authorities rose by more than...

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British Land completes £733m Tesco property swap
 

British Land has agreed a £733m property swap with Tesco, in a move to focus...

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Government unveils Northern transport strategy
 

Plans to “revolutionise” travel in the North of England have been unveiled by...

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Wates turns to Balfour Beatty for H&S hire
 

Wates has appointed Balfour Beatty’s group health and safety head John Dunne...

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CITB in talks to save Building Lives funding
 

The CITB and Building Lives have begun negotiations to salvage funding for...

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UK contractors vie for GB Building Solutions deals
 

Some of the UK’s biggest contractors are vying to pick up high-profile jobs...

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‘There is real risk in remaining domestic’ – UKTI chief executive
 

Medium-sized construction firms should export internationally to build...

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Government has 'listened to the construction industry' with apprenticeship voucher scheme
 

The government has “listened to the construction industry” by introducing its...

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Budget 2015: Negotiations to open for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon
 

The government has paved the way for the development of a new tidal power...

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Regional Impact: How Budget 2015 affected your region
 

The chancellor has set out funding plans to boost the regional economies as...

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Local transport projects get pre-election boost
 

George Osborne has unveiled a range of regional transport projects in today’s...

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Greater Manchester receives £2.75bn business rates boost
 

Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed that Greater Manchester will be able...

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Chancellor unveils Help to Buy ISA for first time buyers
 

The chancellor has announced a new Help to Buy ISA for first time buyers...

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Budget 2015: Apprentice wage increase 'pitiful'
 

A leading construction firm has criticised the government for a “pitiful”...

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In full: Chancellor's 2015 Budget speech
 

Mr Deputy Speaker, today, I report on a Britain that is growing, creating...

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Dev Sec buys out McLaren on £100m Brighton regen scheme
 

Development Securities has taken a 100 per cent stake in a £100m Brighton...

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As it happened: Budget 2015 - regional, transport and energy investment
 

Latest news and reaction to today’s Budget 2015 announcement.

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‘They sold us a dream, now I don’t know what to do’, axed Building Lives apprentice says
 

A 20-year-old man promised an apprenticeship under the Building Lives...

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Lakehouse to float next week
 

Essex-based contractor Lakehouse will float on the London Stock Exchange next...

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Nottingham Enterprise Zone seeks contractors
 

Contractors have been invited to bid on the first phase of a major...

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Meridian Water gets ready for development partner hunt
 

Enfield Council is to begin the hunt for a development partner for its £1.5bn...

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Shortlist revealed for Nine Elms bridge
 

Four design teams have made it through to the second stage of the Nine Elms...

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Mears eyes expansion as group posts record profit
 

Social housing repairs and maintenance specialist Mears has grown pre-tax...

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Planning permission granted for nearly 200,000 homes in 2014
 

The number of homes granted planning permission in principle in England...

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Latest London housing zones unveiled
 

The Greater London Authority has today revealed its latest designated housing...

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Lafarge-Holcim merger in doubt as board rejects offer
 

The proposed mega-merger between cement giants Holcim and Lafarge could be...

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Sellafield workers take action over pay dispute
 

Workers on the Sellafield nuclear decommissioning project have voted to stop...

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258 jobs go as Muirfield Contracts ceases trading
 

Administrators for Dundee-based Muirfield Contracts have confirmed that 258...

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Crossrail Hayes and Harlington station gets green light
 

Hillingdon Council has approved plans for the redevelopment of Hayes and...

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Output down year on year for first time since 2013
 

Construction output fell 3.1 per cent in January 2015 compared with the same...

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Revealed: Construction News Awards 2015 finalists announced
 

Construction News today reveals the finalists for the 2015 Construction News...

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Muirfield Contracts enters administration with 280 jobs at risk
 

Dundee-based Muirfield Contracts has entered administration, with...

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Morrisons makes more cuts to new store pipeline
 

Morrisons has announced further cuts to its new store pipeline as it reported...

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Exclusive: GB board 'devastated' as buyer sought for development arms
 

Exclusive: GB Group is seeking buyers for its development arms that are not...

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Peel announces three Liverpool Waters developments
 

Peel Land & Property has announced plans for an 8-storey office building,...

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Government announces new degree apprenticeships in surveying and engineering
 

The prime minister David Cameron has announced plans for nine new industry...

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Interview: HS2 phase one infrastructure MD Jim Crawford
 

High Speed 2’s managing director phase one infrastructure Jim Crawford has...

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Laing O’Rourke’s £270m Dumfries hospital reaches financial close
 

NHS Dumfries and Galloway has reached financial close on its £270m new...

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Council chiefs call for more power to regions
 

The chief executives of Birmingham and Manchester councils have called for...

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Fears for 270 jobs at Scottish building contractor
 

Up to 270 jobs could be under threat at Dundee-based building contractor...

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Wates chief quiet on Shepherd link as 2015 focus turns to design
 

Wates is taking a “real interest” in improving its off site manufacturing...

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Subbies demand answers as GB Building administrators hold talks
 

Subcontractors owed hundreds of thousands of pounds were left in limbo this...

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Government drops HS2 Heathrow spur
 

The Department for Transport has confirmed HS2 will not include a Heathrow...

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Development partner sought for 2,000 home London scheme
 

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has released land for 2,000 new homes in the...

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Rogers' £90m LSE project wins planning
 

Global centre for social sciences gets green light

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Laing O'Rourke to start work on £270m Dumfries hospital
 

NHS and High Wood Health consortium reach financial close on major new facility

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Turner & Townsend lands two global deals with Shell
 

Consultant to provide a range of services across energy giant’s worldwide...

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WYG to build 1,200 MoD family homes
 

Salisbury Plain deal comes as consultant lands places on three new frameworks

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Mitie issues profit warning
 

Social housing work facing price pressure while M&E exit cost £15m last...

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Muse ramps up London project and development teams
 

New Muse director trio poached from Mace, Lend Lease and Kier

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Demolition starts on £500m Reading town centre scheme
 

Scudder will clear the way for Stanhope Station Hill redevelopment

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Galliford Try scoops £69m Thames resi job
 

Contractor wins next phases of Wandsworth Riverside Quarter

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Ealing council hatches £33m leisure and housing plan
 

Plan to fund new Gurnell Leisure Centre with housing

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Major fire at Nottingham student digs site
 

50 fire fighters battle flames ripping through floor voids on conversion job

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Fly-tipper nabbed at nature spot
 

Off-duty police officer spots man dumping construction waste

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Balfour wins £80m national car innovation centre
 

Work starts on University of Warwick and Jaguar research centre in Coventry

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Asian trio buy planned £1bn London flats scheme
 

Developer Native Land will deliver resi scheme in several phases, the first...

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Deal agreed to build £194m Tilbury biomass plant
 

Danish consortium seals financial close on third UK waste wood-fired plant

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