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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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Berkeley hails progress on landbank
 

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

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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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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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Stone Developments disposal hits Sisk construction revenues
 

Sisk has revealed that its construction arm saw revenue and pre-tax profit...

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Bam confirms lead for £28m GPE Soho scheme
 

Bam has confirmed it is in talks with Great Portland Estates for the main...

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Tesco cuts back refurbishments amid profit warning
 

Tesco has announced it will slow the roll-out of its store refresh programme...

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Modest increase for new home registrations for May – June
 

New home registrations have seen a 1 per cent increase for the rolling...

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CITB to recognise industry's training and skills elite
 

Training board to hold London awards event to acknowledge the best...

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Carillion Network Rail’s top contractor
 

Carillon was Network Rail’s most used contractor over the 2013/14 financial...

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Investors eye London's new housing zones
 

Legal & General Property has become the first institutional investor to...

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Hub boosts senior team with new development manager
 

Residential developer Hub has boosted its senior team with the appointment of...

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Bluewater sale boosts Lend Lease but European construction losses grow
 

Lend Lease has reported a 368 per cent increase in European profits thanks to...

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Kier Living names new MD for eastern division
 

Kier Living has named a new managing director to head its division in the...

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Bam scoops £50m King's Cross office
 

Bam has scooped a contract to build the latest office development at Argent’s...

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Anglian Water adds four to its £9bn supply chain
 

Anglian Water has confirmed new partners for its new long-term deals worth up...

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Balfour Beatty revalues PPP portfolio up to £1.05bn
 

Balfour Beatty bosses have increased the group’s PPP portfolio value to...

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Keepmoat poaches Redrow MD to double North-west sales
 

Keepmoat has poached Redrow’s former North-west managing director in an...

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Plans in for Cambridge new town second phase
 

Plans have been submitted by the Homes and Communities Agency for the largest...

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Buyers circle Globe Management Services after it enters administration
 

Globe Management Services has received “a number of expressions of interest”...

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Henry Boot sees profits soar as commercial activity increases
 

Commercial development activity is at its highest level since 2007, according...

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Lambeth Council makes ‘swift’ enquiries on PFI scheme
 

Lambeth Council has made “swift and immediate” enquiries into the management...

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Sixty jobs axed as Warrington construction firm goes under
 

Warrington-based construction company Globe Management Services has gone into...

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Arcadis trumps Japanese bid for Hyder with £288m offer
 

Arcadis has trumped Japanese consultant Nippon Koei’s bid for Hyder...

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Costain spies new acquisition opportunities but exits waste
 

Costain sees “lots of opportunities” for new acquisitions, its finance...

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Largest growth in English housing starts since 1976
 

Figures released by the government today show housing starts were up by 22...

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Miller Group: Help to Buy lender cuts won't impact our trading
 

Miller Group has dismissed fears over Help to Buy cutbacks by lenders, after...

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Royal Bam breaks even despite heavy civils and UK losses
 

Dutch parent of Bam Construct and Bam Nuttall has reported heavy losses in...

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Balfour must 'prove value to shareholders' following Carillion merger collapse
 

Balfour Beatty is under pressure to prove its value to shareholders following...

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Worker dies after falling from Eastbourne Pier rebuild
 

A 44-year-old man has died after falling from Eastbourne Pier while working...

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Balfour Beatty rejects improved Carillion offer as deal hopes fade
 

Balfour Beatty has rejected Carillion’s improved offer and will not seek an...

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Persimmon to boost timber frame production as output increases
 

Persimmon is keen to ramp up its timber frame production to 8,000 kits a year...

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WSP takes lead in race for Parsons Brinckerhoff
 

Engineering consultancy WSP Global is favourite to buy Balfour Beatty’s...

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Wates appoints infrastructure MD to 'identify new markets'
 

Wates has appointed Terry O’Connor as managing director of infrastructure as...

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Chinese rebar samples fail independent British compliance tests
 

Samples of imported steel reinforcing bars from China have failed to meet...

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Bovis takes aim at new volume targets after profits hike
 

Bovis Homes could deliver up to 6,000 homes a year from 2019, almost double...

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Mears profits up 11% despite drop in bidding opportunities
 

Mears Group has reported an 11 per cent increase in pre-tax profits in the...

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Space4 helps Persimmon profits soar
 

Persimmon’s timber frame manufacturing business Space4 increased output by 37...

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Ibstock ups production with 125m bricks
 

Ibstock has said it will produce an extra 125m bricks this year after it...

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Lovell gets green light for £40m Cumbria homes
 

Developer Lovell has been given the green light to begin work on a new £40m...

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London gets £2m skills boost for jobless construction workers
 

The CITB and London Enterprise Panel have committed £2m to address the skills...

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Keepmoat in £400m takeover talks
 

Private equity firms Sun Capital Partners and TDR Capital are close to...

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EEF demands permanent authority to support infrastructure
 

Britain’s manufacturers’ association (the EEF) has called for the government...

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Atkins to sell Polish business for £2.8m
 

Atkins has announced it will sell its Polish business to Norwegian firm...

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Industry growth continues but firms warn on labour and material costs
 

New data from the CPA’s Construction Trade Survey shows an increase in...

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Linden Homes appoints new managing director for Midlands region
 

Linden Homes has appointed Mike Coker as its new managing director for the...

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Stewart Milne Group secures £80m Treasury guarantee for 3,000 homes
 

Stewart Milne Group has secured an £80m loan through a UK Treasury guarantee...

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Midas Group turnover up by 12%
 

Midas Group has announced a 12 per cent rise in turnover and an increase of...

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Balfour Beatty attempts to win shareholder backing with fresh Carillion rejection
 

Balfour Beatty has questioned the ability of Carillion’s management team to...

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Vinci gets green light for Ealing Broadway Crossrail station
 

Ealing council has given the green light for a series of improvements to...

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Nick Boles takes construction brief
 

Construction News has learned that skills minister Nick Boles has now been...

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Howson: No further growth in Carillion's energy services arm
 

Carillion has said there will be no further growth to its energy services...

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Carillion profits grow in first half of 2014
 

Carillion’s revenue fell 5 per cent but pre-tax profits grew in its half-year...

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War of words erupts over Balfour Beatty Carillion talks
 

Carillion chairman Philip Green has insisted that a merger with Balfour...

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RICS sees first dip in new homes demand since January 2013
 

Demand for new houses has fallen for the first time since January 2013.

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Government launches new £200m housing zones prospectus
 

Councils can now bid for a share of £200m of government funding to speed up...

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Exclusive: Balfour Beatty to close unprofitable offices
 

Balfour Beatty will close three offices in London and the South-west,...

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ISG appoints East regional director
 

ISG has appointed Liam Duffy as regional director for its East business.

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Interserve 'amicable' with DIO after legal action, says CEO
 

Interserve has “moved on amicably” with the Defence Infrastructure...

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Balfour chief set for Serco move
 

Balfour Beatty services division chief executive Kevin Craven will join Serco...

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Speedy FD to step down
 

Speedy has announced its group finance director Lynn Krige will step down...

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Severfield holds steady following rebrand
 

Severfield has revealed an order book of £171m in an update today to the City...

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Royal Bam share price recovers after crash
 

Royal Bam has issued a statement confirming it expects to break even in the...

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John Morgan: London inflation worse than expected
 

Cost inflation in London and the South is steeper than Morgan Sindall...

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Bouygues promotes new group commercial director
 

Bouygues UK has promoted Colin Whitfield to the role of group commercial...

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Familiar woes at Balfour Beatty as UK drags down profits
 

UK construction continues to blight Balfour Beatty after underlying pre-tax...

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Balfour Beatty rejects revised Carillion merger proposal
 

Balfour Beatty’s board has rejected a new offer from Carillion, including...

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NG Bailey back in profit despite ‘cut-throat’ market
 

NG Bailey has returned to profit in 2013/14 despite a construction market its...

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Japanese bid for Hyder could spark bidding war
 

Japanese consultant Nippon Koei could spark a bidding war for Hyder...

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McLaren 'Jenga tower' gets Lambeth approval
 

KPF has won approval for a 169m-tall building, dubbed the ‘Jenga tower, on...

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Balfour appoints new leader for troubled M&E business
 

Balfour Beatty has appointed the former managing director of property...

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Laing O'Rourke's Europe profits fall as Australia improves
 

Laing O’Rourke’s pre-tax profits fell in the year to 31 March 2014 but cash...

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Government plots Crossrail extension to Herts
 

Proposals to extend Crossrail to Hertfordshire are being considered by the...

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Exclusive: Safety failings alleged on £150m PFI
 

Lambeth Borough Council has launched an investigation into allegations of...

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Prince's Trust warns on impending skills crisis
 

A Prince’s Trust and HSBC report shared with Construction News shows more...

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In pictures: Sisk carries out 160-tonne Leamouth Bridge lift over River Lea
 

John Sisk & Son has carried out a 160-tonne bridge lift this week over...

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Kier tops July and annual tables in contractor league double
 

A whopping number of small-scale deals has secured top spot for Kier in...

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RMD Kwikform boosts strong Interserve results
 

Interserve has hailed RMD Kwikform’s contribution to a first half of the year...

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Chancellor backs £15bn ‘One North’ infrastructure proposals
 

The chancellor has backed proposals for major rail and road link improvements...

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Kier scoops £50m Greenwich tower
 

Contractor will build luxury residential scheme for Hong Kong investor Knight...

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Interserve JV bags £950m waste facility contract
 

Contractor will build £145m waste processing facility and partner Shanks...

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Brookfield bags £40m Leicester square project
 

Brookfield Multiplex to undertake Make-designed revamp of landmark building...

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WSP wins Middle East airport brace
 

Consultant will work on two major airport projects in Oman

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McAleer & Rushe signs former Sisk director
 

Jerry Browne will join the expanding business development team

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Babcock/Fluor signs £4.2bn Magnox clean-up contract
 

Cavendish Fluor Consortium signs contract today to own and decommission 12...

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Umbrella pay row re-erupts on T Clarke rail job
 

Electricians picket Romford site after stewards sacked

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Kier lands £50m Greenwich Peninsula resi tower
 

Developer Knight Dragon awards Kier major high-rise job at vast riverside scheme

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Hochtief hit by delays on £20m Welsh bridge
 

Rail part of crossing now open but technical problems hit new road bridge

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Work to start on £500m Wakefield City Fields scheme
 

Miller Homes will deliver 500 homes in the first phase of the regeneration plan

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Grafton buys Kent builders’ merchant chain
 

DBM stocks over 1m bricks at three depots and turned over £5m last year

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Kier renews £150m Canal & River Trust framework
 

Seven-year deal will cover around 100 major projects a year on the canal...

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Joiner falls through ceiling
 

Workers offered wet plywood as temporary flooring during conversion work

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Demolition bosses battle to save Masterton
 

Creditors to vote on deal to keep company trading

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