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MIPIM UK: Housing crisis tops agenda
 

The inaugural MIPIM UK was disrupted by protestors calling for ‘homes for...

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Housing associations merge to form £160m company
 

Two housing associations have merged to form a £160m social housing company...

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CH2M Hill names new Europe MD
 

Mark Thurston has been appointed as the European managing director for CH2M...

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ERH Group building and construction arms to enter administration
 

The directors of Bristol-based ERH Group have confirmed its building and...

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Lovell takes the lead on £80m King's Lynn housing scheme
 

An £80m housing scheme has moved forward with the appointment of Lovell as...

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Green Deal assessments up 11%
 

The total number of Green Deal assessments grew by 11 per cent between August...

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Investigation under way as man injured in crane collapse at Wates site
 

A man was taken to hospital with minor injuries following a crane jib...

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Greg Fitzgerald to deputise as Galliford Try chairman steps down
 

After four years on the board, Ian Coull has left his role as non-executive...

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Industry prompts HS2 shake-up of first phase works packages
 

High Speed 2 has revised the value of its first phase construction packages...

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Three new directors appointed to HS2
 

HS2 has announced that Christine Emmett, Neil Masom and Baroness Jo Valentine...

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Construction industry to grow by 23% to 2018
 

The construction industry will grow 23 per cent by the end of 2018 and...

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Prudential to invest up to £100m in Swansea tidal power station
 

Prudential has been named as the cornerstone investor in the £1bn tidal power...

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Cala Homes' revenue on track to triple by 2016
 

Cala Homes has said it is on track to deliver a three-fold increase in its...

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Osborne appoints supply chain director from Balfour Beatty
 

Osborne has appointed John Robeson as its new supply chain director for its...

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Arcadis completes double takeover
 

Arcadis has confirmed the takeovers of both engineering consultant Hyder and...

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Major fire breaks out at Didcot Power Station
 

An investigation is being conducted into the cause of a fire at Didcot B...

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Wandsworth approves Battersea phase 3
 

Phase three of Battersea Power Station has received detailed planning...

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BIM an 'exportable skill' for UK contractors in emerging economies
 

Building information modelling will soon be an “exportable skill” for UK...

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Ferrovial consortium pays £1bn for three airports
 

A 50/50 consortium of Ferrovial and Macquarie has bought Aberdeen, Glasgow...

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Everyman Theatre beats bookies' favourite to win Stirling Prize
 

The new Everyman Theatre in Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins has claimed the...

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Pickles increases green belt protection
 

Eric Pickles has taken new steps to enhance the protections in place against...

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New Balfour boss a 'turnaround specialist' say analysts
 

Incoming Balfour Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn is a “turnaround...

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Record profit for Robertson Group as turnover grows 13%
 

Robertson Group has reported record profit and a 13 per cent rise in...

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UK house prices soar by 11.7%
 

House prices have risen by 11.7 per cent over the past year to August, with...

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Labour unveils Lyons' 'road map' for 200,000 homes a year
 

Labour leader Ed Miliband has endorsed plans set out by the Lyons Housing...

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Contractors toil as material and labour costs continue to soar
 

Contractors have reported brick price increases of up to 15 per cent, as...

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New Balfour Beatty boss promises 'bold' and 'brave' leadership
 

Incoming Balfour Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn has written to employees,...

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Mears acquires social housing services firm Omega
 

Mears has announced the acquisition of social housing services provider Omega...

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Balfour Beatty welcomes back graduate as group CEO
 

Breaking: Balfour Beatty has appointed QinetiQ chief executive Leo Quinn as...

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New Skanska JV takes aim at Scottish onshore wind schemes
 

Skanska and Ecotricity will invest up to £500m in onshore wind through a new...

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L&G eyes £1bn PRS development arm
 

Legal & General is considering a major swoop into the private rental...

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231 jobs go at Essex-based shopfitter as buyer search fails
 

Joint administrators at KPMG have made 231 redundancies at Essex-based...

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Four new London river crossings needed for growth, Adonis urges
 

A new report has called for four new river crossings to be built in East...

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Right at the Top: Kilimanjaro climb is success for Top Right Group team
 

A team from Construction News’ parent company Top Right Group has...

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SIG sells renewable heat business for £1
 

SIG has sold its 50 per cent stake in renewable heat firm Ice Energy...

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Bellway highlights North-east growth as profits rise 75%
 

Bellway’s North-east division has shown “particular strength” over the...

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Police name Laing O’Rourke worker killed at Heathrow
 

A Laing O’Rourke worker who was killed while working at Heathrow Airport...

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Willmott Dixon loses court battle over £177m contract
 

Willmott Dixon has lost a legal battle against Hammersmith and Fulham Council...

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Balfour Beatty warns of financial risk if Parsons sale fails
 

Balfour Beatty has warned shareholders the group could be at risk of...

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New construction director and FD join £1.9bn Mersey Gateway scheme
 

The £1.86bn Mersey Gateway Bridge project team has been strengthened by the...

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Global engineering CEO to exit Aecom
 

Aecom’s global head of building engineering David Glover will leave the firm...

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ONS estimates August construction output dip of 3.9%
 

Estimates for construction output in August have shown a 3.9 per cent dip,...

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Scottish Government sets out 2015 spending plans
 

The Scottish Government has pledged an additional £125m towards housing in...

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British Property Federation names new CEO
 

The British Property Federation has appointed Melanie Leech, director general...

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Luxury homes on the rise in London as pressure on contractors increases
 

The number of luxury homes being planned or under construction in London has...

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Mace announces new Western Europe lead
 

Mace has promoted operations director Barbara Welch to hold responsibility...

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Specialist housebuilder trials bonus system to retain bricklayers
 

Specialist housebuilder Churchill Retirement Living is trialling a bonus...

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Mace to deliver £150m Waitrose-anchored Wycombe scheme
 

Wycombe District Council has appointed Mace Real Estate to deliver a £150m...

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Barr to focus on 'core construction' following sale of quarries arm
 

Breedon Aggregates has announced the acquisition of Barr Quarries for more...

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Osborne Property Services creates customer experience role
 

Osborne has appointed a customer experience director to its social housing...

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Exclusive: Chinese giant targets UK contractor JV
 

Exclusive: One of the world’s largest contractors, the China State...

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False self-employment crackdown making contractors ‘less competitive’
 

The introduction of new tax rules to crackdown on the false self-employment...

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Contractors to tackle skills shortages in offsite construction sector
 

Laing O’Rourke and Skanska are among five employers working with the UK...

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HSE launches asbestos safety campaign
 

The Health and Safety Executive has launched a new campaign to raise...

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Vinci UK shuffles senior management as commercial director and MD exit
 

Exclusive: Vinci UK commercial director Paul Tuplin has left the firm as part...

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Exclusive: Bam Construct creates new role for rail
 

Bam Construct has created a new role for rail as it looks to take advantage...

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Royal Bam announces 650 job cuts and new structure
 

Royal Bam Group has announced a major restructuring programme following heavy...

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T Clarke issues profit warning
 

Building services firm T Clarke has warned the market that it expects a...

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Hinkley Point C construction costs soar to £24.5bn
 

The European Commission has estimated Hinkley Point C will have construction...

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Two shortlisted for £353m Birmingham PF2 hospital
 

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has shortlisted two bidders...

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Mace hits contractor league summit thanks to BBC deal
 

The £400m contract to redevelop BBC Television Centre in west London has sent...

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HTC Plant crane operators ballot for strike action
 

Over 180 UCATT members at crane company HTC Plant Limited have been sent...

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Berkeley Group appoints new finance director
 

Berkeley Group has announced the appointment of Richard Stearn as its new...

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A third of England’s NHS estate ‘not fit for purpose’
 

Capital injection is urgently needed to address a £1.5bn “critical backlog”...

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Balfour Beatty Rail to close Birmingham office
 

Balfour Beatty Rail has confirmed it plans to close its Birmingham office by...

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Essex-based shopfitting specialist enters administration
 

Essex-headquartered shopfitting specialist New Store Europe UK has entered...

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Scottish Futures Trust goes green for five-year investment plan
 

The Scottish Futures Trust has made investment in energy efficiency projects...

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Modern Water JV secures £22m Gibraltar deal
 

A Northumbrian Services and Modern Water Services JV has been appointed by...

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Dean Webster exits Sweett after 34 years
 

Dean Webster has retired as chief executive of Sweett Group with immediate...

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Infrastructure skills map to be drawn up by government and industry
 

Government, construction clients and contractors will work together to...

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Housing starts fall for the first time in 18 months
 

The value of housing projects starting on site has fallen for the first time...

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Vinci names new UK construction boss
 

Vinci Construction has appointed a new chief executive and chairman to its UK...

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Wates North-east business director exits
 

Wates Construction’s North-east business unit director David Price has left...

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Miller Homes shelves IPO plan
 

Miller Homes has shelved plans to float on the London Stock Exchange, blaming...

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NHS could save £1.5bn through better use of estate, review finds
 

The NHS could save up to £1.5bn a year by managing its estate more...

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Fire at hospital construction site in central London
 

The London Fire Brigade was called to reports of a fire at a University...

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Laing O’Rourke worker dies at Heathrow
 

A Laing O’Rourke worker has died after being hit by a lorry at a construction...

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ISG construction boss exits
 

ISG construction managing director Alan McCarthy-Wyper has left the firm...

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Balfour Beatty begins PPP sell-off after portfolio revaluation
 

Balfour Beatty has started to sell off its PPP assets after increasing its...

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Benefit cap will ‘push’ housing associations to ramp up commercial homes
 

Proposed caps to UK benefits by the Conservative Party will “push” housing...

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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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Full list: Firms win place on £400m social housing framework
 

Eight six firms appointed to £400m social housing repairs framework in the...

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Arup wins key role on Tokyo Olympics
 

Consultant to review masterplan and work with Aecom on venue designs and...

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Willmott Dixon starts work on Welsh super school
 

£34.5m scheme is Ceredigion County Council's largest ever construction project

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Balfour wins extra £36m to convert Olympic Stadium
 

Contingency cash will be used to meet 23% rise in project cost to £190m

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Galliford Try bags £39m Surrey office job
 

Engineering specialist Subsea 7 to build new project office in Sutton

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ISG tipped for £250m Dyson HQ expansion
 

Malmesbury scheme will see construction of a new R&D building and sports...

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Wigan council invites bids for £21m link road
 

Contest starts for design and build job to deliver 2.5km dual carriageway A49...

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Interserve gets go-ahead for £31m Welsh school
 

Enabling works will start in February on Caldicot secondary school

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T Clarke loses court appeal over subbie claims
 

Right of subcontractors to go to adjudication under Construction Act protected

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Green light for £40m Herne Bay shopping complex
 

Work will start early next year on 130,000 sq ft out-of-town shopping complex

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B&K wins £45m Crawley business quarter office job
 

Developer Abstract Securities pushes ahead with development pipeline

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ERH Construction goes into administration
 

Construction and building divisions go down as communications arm takes over...

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