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In the current improving but still difficult and uncertain financial climate being aware of and understanding ways you can secure and develop your business has never been more critical.

If you are a Specialist Contractor, Manufacturer or Supplier then CCS can offer you the benefits of 30 years’ experience of supporting specialist companies like yours, providing services that will make your business more efficient, secure  and successful in its commercial and contractual activities.

CCS Members outperform their competitors, benefitting from our specialist training courses, and legal and contractual advice and assistance, helping them to secure profitable contracts on fair and equitable terms.

CCS provides a very focused, influential and strong voice in support of the interests of specialist companies; with representation at the highest level of Government and Industry, and formal participation in positive campaigns for greater fairness and apportionment of financial and contractual risk in the Specialist Construction sector

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Songbird ‘worth £2.8bn’ after rejecting Qatari takeover bid
 

After rejecting a takeover bid from the Qatar Investment Authority, Canary...

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Labour MP: Filling skills gap with migrant workers will boost UKIP
 

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Carlos Slim invests €650m in FCC
 

Carlos Slim, one of the world’s richest men, has invested €650m (£515m) in...

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Helical Bar portfolio increases to £919m
 

Helical Bar’s overall portfolio is worth £919m – up from £802m at 31 March...

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October sees highest new housing registrations since 2011
 

The number of new homes registered in the UK reached their highest level...

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Crossrail 2 to cost an estimated £27.5bn
 

A new report published by PwC has estimated the cost of the Crossrail 2...

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Green light for £500m Oxford Westgate Centre redevelopment
 

Oxford City Council has granted planning permission for the £500m...

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Balfour JV tipped for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park homes
 

A joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Places for People is understood to...

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Number 10 seeks 50% female representation on new CITB board
 

Half of the CITB’s new board of trustees are expected to be women, following...

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Mitie acquires real estate and risk management consultancy
 

Mitie Group has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in global real...

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Interserve enters into new Saudi Arabia JV
 

Interserve has signed a new joint venture with Saudi Arabia’s Rezayat Group...

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Level 2 BIM: watch our webinar with BIM experts
 

Watch on-demand: Level 2 BIM webinar hosted by Construction News and 4Projects.

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Kier in pole position for £600m Ram Brewery job
 

Exclusive: Kier is understood to be in pole position to build Greenland...

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Vince Cable keeps specialists waiting for fair payment commitment
 

Business secretary Vince Cable has failed to respond to a letter seeking...

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Chinese firm pumps money into new Bristol Airport hotel
 

Chinese modular specialist CIMC Modular Building Systems has invested £15m...

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Kier raises £120m through private placement
 

Kier has announced that it has raised £120m through the US private placement...

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Costain subbie explores sale due to problem contract
 

TEG will explore the sale of its operating division after failing to exit its...

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Mayor's inward investment group urged to 'come out of shadows'
 

The company set up by the mayor to attract inward investment into London...

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Consortium to deliver 4,000 homes in Hull
 

Hull City Council has chosen a consortium of developers to deliver 4,000 new...

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CITB's Mike Bialyj to step down after 17 years
 

CITB’s employer services director Mike Bialyj has stepped down from CITB...

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Vinci Nottingham tram job hit by new delay
 

Vinci’s £570m tram extension in Nottingham has suffered a six month delay,...

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Renew sees record profits as rail jobs boost turnover
 

Engineering firm Renew has posted record profits and turnover for the year to...

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Quintain ramps up housebuilding at Wembley Park
 

Quintain Estates & Development will push ahead with new homes on its...

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Severfield posts rising profit despite contract delays
 

Severfield has posted profit growth and an increased order book in its H1...

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Video: Qatar reveals third 2022 World Cup stadium design
 

Qatar has unveiled the design for a third new stadium at the 2022 FIFA World...

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Skanska collaborates to create world's first commercial concrete printing robot
 

Skanska will attempt to use 3D concrete printing technology on live sites,...

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In Pictures: Carillion lays first Crossrail track
 

The first track to be used by Crossrail trains has been laid on the new...

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Housing minister: 'Messing around with planning not the answer for PRS'
 

Housing minister Brandon Lewis has insisted private rented sector development...

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Balfour Beatty non-exec directors resign
 

Belinda Richards and Bill Thomas have resigned from the Balfour Beatty board...

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Two die in London balcony collapse
 

Two men died and six people were injured following the collapse of a balcony...

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Parliament restoration could cost up to £3bn
 

The restoration of parliament could cost up to £3bn and see MPs and peers...

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One top contractor named in Top 100 apprenticeship list
 

Only one of the UK’s biggest contractors by turnover has been named in the...

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Former Morgan Sindall fit-out boss joins rival BWI as CEO
 

Former group managing director of Morgan Sindall fit-out businesses Overbury...

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Babcock records 39% boost in profit
 

Engineering firm Babcock has posted a 39 per cent growth in operating profit...

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Record number of new Green Deals in October
 

The number of Green Deal plans registered grew by nearly 1,500 last month,...

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Strike cancelled after HTC Plant crane drivers agree new pay offer
 

Crane drivers have called off a planned strike tomorrow after they reached...

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Contractors recognised as UK's 'most considerate'
 

Elev8 Interiors and Kier Services have been recognised as the most...

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Boris under fire as opposition demands investigation on £1bn Royal Albert Docks
 

The leader of Labour’s London Assembly group has called for an independent...

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Wigan steelworks contractor in administration with over 60 jobs at risk
 

Wigan-based steelworks fabricator and erector Eiffel Steelworks has entered...

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L&G and First Base walk away from PRS deal
 

Negotiations between Legal and General and developer First Base to partner...

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HS2 'vital for east-west connectivity'
 

HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins has argued that HS2 is vital to east-west...

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Exclusive: HS2 will need 5,000 construction workers a month
 

High Speed 2 will need an average of nearly 5,000 construction workers per...

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Saudi firm in talks over Hinkley Point C stake
 

A Saudi Arabian utility company is rumoured to be in talks with EDF Energy...

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Plans approved for £100m Forest of Dean scheme
 

Plans have been approved for a £100m mixed-use regeneration scheme in the...

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Exclusive: Wates appoints ex-Shepherd MD to lead on resi
 

Exclusive: Former Shepherd Construction managing director Mark Tant has...

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Boris Johnson to be grilled on £1bn ABP Royal Albert Dock appointment
 

Boris Johnson is expected to come under fire from London Assembly opposition...

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Exclusive: Interserve poaches Costain stalwart for infra MD role
 

Interserve has appointed Chris Tyerman from Costain as managing director of...

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Construction News editor wins BSME award
 

Rebecca Evans was named weekly business brand editor of the year at last...

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Mitie posts £1.3m loss as it exits M&E
 

Mitie Group has posted a loss of £1.3m for the six months to 30th September...

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New Lakehouse CEO eyes energy service acquisitions
 

Lakehouse will continue to eye potential acquisitions in the energy services...

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Update on Cheesegrater bolts failures to be released in 2015
 

A report on two steel bolts that broke on British Land’s iconic Cheesegrater...

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Balfour's woes confined to UK business
 

Balfour Beatty has said it is trading in line with market expectations in an...

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Balfour Beatty to close Lincolnshire office
 

Balfour Beatty is planning to close its Barton office in north Lincolnshire...

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Wates buys £30m-turnover Purchase Group
 

Breaking: Wates is targeting expansion in the response maintenance sector in...

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AFC Wimbledon submit stadium plans
 

AFC Wimbledon has submitted plans for a new stadium, houses and retail units...

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Gatwick Airport projects hit by delays and budget challenges
 

Two Gatwick Airport projects being delivered separately by Vinci and...

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Housing growth drives construction output
 

Strong growth in housing output helped construction output to increase by 0.8...

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DIO selects Crest Nicholson for £1bn new community
 

Crest Nicholson has been appointed as development partner to deliver up to...

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M25 ‘surface failure’ causes traffic chaos
 

Surrey Police and the Highways Agency have closed three lanes of the M25...

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New Covent Garden Market and Northern Line extension get go ahead
 

The £2bn New Covent Garden Market redevelopment and the £500m Northern Line...

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Balfour German rail sale to net 'zero' cash
 

Balfour Beatty will sell parts of its German rail business, it anounced...

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Atkins chief: UK revenue will recover ‘over next three years’
 

Atkins will replace lost revenue in the UK business with growth across the...

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Client satisfaction falls to 10-year low
 

Client satisfaction for service and end-product for housing projects fell to...

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GPE confirms £489m pipeline as profits jump 16%
 

Great Portland Estates has revealed a development pipeline of up to £489m as...

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EU exit debate could 'suspend' manufacturer investment
 

UK-based manufacturers could “suspend investment” in their businesses as a...

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Exclusive: Fewer than half of all projects complete on time
 

Fewer than half of construction schemes were completed on time during 2012...

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In pictures: Glass walkway opens on Tower Bridge
 

A new glass walkway fabricated and installed by Sheffield engineering firm...

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HSE finds ‘dangerous practices’ at half of refurb sites
 

The Health and Safety Executive has found “dangerous practices” at almost one...

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Housing associations could deliver 100,000 homes
 

Financial constraints and regulatory rules are holding back housing...

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ISG appoints northern managing director
 

ISG has appointed Danny Murray as its northern regional managing director for...

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Sainsbury’s scraps 40 pipeline supermarket schemes
 

Sainsbury’s has announced it will halve its development pipeline in the next...

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Heatherwick's £175m Garden Bridge gets Lambeth approval
 

The proposed £175m Garden Bridge across the River Thames has been given...

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London and Manchester help Speedy Hire profits grow by 129%
 

Plant and equipment hire firm Speedy Hire has reported a boost in profits and...

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Labour sets course for Green Deal ‘overhaul’
 

The Labour Party has pledged to “overhaul” the Green Deal in its long-awaited...

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HTC crane operators call off next 24-hour strike
 

Ucatt and HTC Plant crane operators called off a second planned 24-hour...

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Atkins restructure 'opportunistic' as UK chief steps down
 

Atkins UK & Europe chief executive officer David Tonkin will step down...

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Office construction falls 17% in London
 

Office construction in London has fallen 17 per cent over the six months to...

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Airports Commission: Gatwick and Heathrow expansion costs underestimated
 

Three shortlisted plans for new airport capacity in the UK could cost...

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Output continues to grow despite housing slowdown
 

Six out of 10 building contractors reported construction output was up in Q3...

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Lend Lease and CBRE management make move to Essential Living
 

Essential Living has made two further hires to its team, with senior poaches...

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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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First new roof panel installed at Olympic Stadium
 

Balfour Beatty reaches construction milestone at West Ham's new home

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Amey wins Forth bridges deal
 

Contractor will manage and maintain both crossings

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Start date for £150m Hammersmith scheme
 

Helical Bar confirms work will start on Hammersmith Town Hall revamp next year

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Go-ahead for Plymouth’s tallest building
 

Work will start on £32m student halls project next summer

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Architects in court over timber frame blunder
 

Designer failed to explain fire risks to contractor before construction of...

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Government backs £16m Lake District rail electrification
 

Network Rail will now develop a detailed plan for the work

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Government launches late payment reporting plan
 

Firms turning over more than £25.9m and employing over 250 staff to be forced...

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Larger contractors now fighting for funds
 

Banks are pulling the plug on bigger companies

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Bad weather scuppers A1 bridge lift
 

Lifting of 32 beams cancelled due to weather

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Latest Crossrail 2 cost estimate rises to £27bn
 

PwC cost and funding report floats £20bn Crossrail 2 lite option

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