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byrne group

South African construction giant buys into Byrne Group

Johannesburg-listed construction giant Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon eyes UK opportunity

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crewe crane

Crewe crane collapse victim was teenager on first job

Police identify both victims after crane came down while being erected

2 days ago
Rotherham town centre

Rotherham unveils new town centre revamp plan

Ambitious regeneration plan focused on Forge Island area of the town

2 hours ago
Premier Modular

Premier Modular bags £225m offsite housing deal

Central Housing Investment Consortium picks Premier for volumetric housing

3 hours ago
Wandsworth Riverside

Singapore developer gets green light for £130m London flats

Final stage of Wandsworth’s Riverside Quarter to start next year

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Chalcots estate

Every tower block checked so far fails fire tests

Cladding on 60 high-rise blocks in 25 local authorities fails combustibility tests

1 day ago
Old Admiralty Building

Willmott Dixon wins Old Admirality Building refurb

Contractor takes-on job originally earmarked for BAM

7 hours ago

Michelmersh buys Yorkshire brick maker for £31m

Deal for Carlton Main Brickworks will boost output to 100m units a year

6 hours ago

Celotex to stop supply of Grenfell insulation to towers

Insulation giant halts supply for rainscreen cladding systems to high-rise buildings

3 days ago

Crane drops 500 scaffold fittings on worker

Court hears how victim suffered three fractures and cuts to her head

7 hours ago

Council chief sounds warning over Battersea build costs

Wandsworth planning chairman claims project is facing “significant challenges”

3 days ago

Sisk seals £190m Quintain Wembley Park resi block

Builder also in talks about a further 500 homes next to Canada Court plot

6 hours ago

Police consider manslaughter charges after Grenfell fire

Detectives “seizing relevant material from a number of organisations”

3 days ago
Birmingham flats

Over 200 Birmingham tower blocks to get sprinklers

Council could delay its building projects to fund £31m retrofit programme

3 days ago
Theresa May Prime Minister

First tests reveal combustible cladding on 11 towers

Up to 600 towers need to be checked

4 days ago
HSE inspector

Safety alarm raised over fall in HSE construction visits

Surprise site visits by inspectors drop by 14%

3 days ago
Manchester Unite

Plans for 35-storey Manchester student tower

Unite unveils plan for 600-bed student block near Oxford Road station

3 days ago
Chalcots estate

London’s Camden Council to strip cladding from five towers

Chalcots Estate project was delivered by Grenfell contractors Rydon and Harley Facades

4 days ago
CSCS skills card

Contractors urged to stop asking site chefs for skills cards

Firms urged to use common sense over allowing non-construction staff on sites

3 days ago
St Marks Lincoln

Planning thumbs up for £150m Lincoln shopping centre

St Marks shopping centre owner Standard Life plans to start work in 2020

3 days ago
crewe crane

Two killed in crane collapse on Crewe construction site

Tower crane comes down on Seddon site

5 days ago

Kensington Row, St Edwards, Berkeley, Grenfell

Berkeley cleared to fast-track scheme for Grenfell survivors

Homes and Communities Agency strike deal to buy Kensington Row luxury apartment scheme

5 days ago
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Buckingham Group targets £500m revenue in 2018

Profits soar as firm eyes swelling pipeline of stadium projects.

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Edinburgh schools

Five more Edinburgh schools found with building defects

Investigation reveals more schools in Edinburgh suffered wall-tie defects

4 days ago
RAF Marham

Galliford/Lagan jv wins £135m RAF Marham hangar

New hangar will house a dozen F-35B vertical take-off jets

5 days ago
Paul Nash

CIOB sets up commission to probe control of build quality

Paul Nash to lead urgent review into behaviour that undermines quality in construction

5 days ago
Jessica White

Barratt names new finance boss

Barratt promotes Jessica White to top financial executive

4 days ago

Opinion: Construction must say never again to another Grenfell

The industry must break with its lowest cost culture

5 days ago
Tony Pidgley

Profits soar at Berkeley despite housing market uncertainty

Berkeley worried about Brexit impact on skills as half its site labour comes from EU

5 days ago
Hewden dumper

Hewden sell-off raises £120m but trade creditors get pennies

More than £41m was owed to plant hire giant’s trade creditors

5 days ago

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