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Costain margin up to 4% despite fall in profits

Pre-tax profit more than halved after £10m roof repair bill for Diamond Synchrotron

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Carey Group CEO steps down

Denis Deacy’s role to be taken on by Tommy Carey and Jason Carey

16 mins ago

Private equity firm buys cladding specialist

EAG plans to expand its pre-construction team to bid for more work

35 mins ago

£700m funding bid for 16 northern road projects

Transport for North calls on Chancellor to back ready-to-go schemes

8 hours ago

First JCB electric mini diggers start arriving on site

Willow Hire and Lynch take first zero emission excavators

16 hours ago

Graham to start Liverpool flyovers demolition next month

Complex dismantling of Churchill Way flyovers to cost nearly £7m

17 hours ago

Private equity firm snaps up roofing supplier Marley

Belgian materials giant Etex sells Staffordshire-based roofing specialist employing 600 staff

20 hours ago

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Jacobs to buy John Wood nuclear arm for £250m

More than 2,000 staff to transfer to Jacobs in major UK nuclear take-over

24 hours ago

Creditors blast Britain’s oldest building company

Firms owed cash demand answers after Durtnell strikes debt repayment deal with some suppliers

1 day ago

Persimmon calls in independent site quality enforcers

New construction quality checkers will vet trade contractor delivery independent from site management teams

23 hours ago

Crossrail enters its “most challenging phase”

Contractor productivity a “main area of programme risk and uncertainty.”

24 hours ago

Shaylor collapse hits trade contractors for £19m

Directors Stephen and Ritchie Shaylor listed among major creditors

2 days ago

City planners tighten rules to avoid tower downdraughts

Skyscrapers will now be designed with pedestrian and cyclist safety in mind

1 day ago

Failed piling firm Aspin auctions off plant fleet

More than 600 pieces of kit expected to raise over £2m

1 day ago

Javid unveils £600m boost for five projects

Fresh infrastructure funding to unlock 50,000 homes in London, Bedfordshire and Essex

2 days ago

Flying debris from Didcot demolition knocks out power

Material blown off cooling towers during demolition hits overhead power line

2 days ago

£100m Chester Racecourse revamp approved

First phase of work to begin this autumn

2 days ago

Fusion 21 hunt for £250m building upkeep firms

New building repair and improvement framework for regions to launch in November

2 days ago

Lendlease unveils new construction boss

Company veteran Simon Gorski takes over from Neil Martin

5 days ago

Kier to start work on £50m new home for Durham council

Contractor promises major boost to local supply chain

5 days ago

Willmott Dixon to complete Pochin Stoke site

Replacement found for collapsed contractor on £37.5m scheme

5 days ago

VolkerWessels UK on track to top £1bn turnover

Group margin hits 3% as UK business enjoys record order book of £1.4bn

5 days ago

Britain’s oldest building company strikes deal with creditors

R Durtnell agrees debt repayment plan with suppliers owed more than £8m

5 days ago

Worker jailed for tax dodging on major London sites

Self-employed Bournemouth builder sentenced to 30 months for evading £110,000 in tax

6 days ago

Bid race starts for £40m M1-A6 link road

Central Bedfordshire Council says project could start in March 2020

5 days ago

Castle Building Services bags £6m M&E package

Early appointment by Bowmer & Kirkland alllows plenty of pre-site start design time

5 days ago

Bright ideas from Balfour Beatty staff save £4m

“My Contribution” programme sees staff suggest 2,600 ways to improve efficiency

6 days ago

£120m plan to replace Liverpool flyover with tunnel

Plan lodged to demolish flyover and replace it with a dual-lane tunnel

6 days ago

B&K checks in with Manchester “Jenga” hotel

Work to start next month on 275-bed Piccadilly Station hotel

6 days ago

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