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Uproar over new safe site operation procedure prompts rethink

Construction Leadership Council withdraws fresh guidance to revert to first advice

23 hours ago

Ministers talking directly to construction chiefs over Covid-19

Bosses talking direct to government as trade bodies set-up Covid-19 task force

19 hours ago

Mace to furlough more than 800 staff

Thousands of staff from major contractors now being paid by the government

20 hours ago

Lighthouse Club facing cash crisis over cancelled events

Construction charity appeals to industry for direct donations to keep helpline going

13 hours ago

Wates to furlough a quarter of its workforce

1,000 staff furloughed. Pay cuts for remaining workers won’t apply to people on live sites

2 days ago

Great Portland Estates vows to keep paying contractors

Major client vows to look after suppliers despite construction pause on two thirds of sites

22 hours ago

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2 years ago

BAM confirmed for Manchester £350m indoor arena

Preferred design and build partner named for UK’s largest indoor arena

2 days ago

Coronavirus update for construction: Friday April 3

The latest advice and information from industry trade bodies

22 hours ago

Sprinklers to be compulsory in high rise flats over 11m

Fresh fire tests confirm certain high pressure laminate panels must be replaced

1 day ago

Network Rail switches to immediate supplier payment

Cash is now being released faster to contractors and suppliers

2 days ago

Solar shading specialist starts making Covid-19 face shields

While fencing specialist CLD sets up rapid response team to protect vital NHS and military supplies

2 days ago

McAlpine to furlough most of 2,000 workforce

“If we don’t act quickly, we will run out of cash before this pandemic is over”

2 days ago

Boris urged to save UK construction industry

Industry leaders demand tax breaks, retentions returned and quick payment from clients

3 days ago

Laing O’Rourke cuts pay for 8,000 workers

Contractor confirms cuts of up to 30% as part of “war effort” during coronavirus crisis

3 days ago

Free training cash offer extended to larger companies

CITB grants of up to £25,000 now available to bigger contractors

3 days ago

£160m retirement housing framework winners

Anchor Hanover Group’s national framework will deliver schemes from £1m to £25m-plus

2 days ago

Chinese developer names builder for London debut scheme

Bennett Construction bags first phase of £380m Mill Hill scheme

2 days ago

Coronavirus update for construction: Thursday April 2

The latest advice and information from industry trade bodies

2 days ago

Marlborough Highways signs £100m London deal

Eight-year contract for Hackney Council covers road surfacing and street lighting

2 days ago

Amey wins back £400m Scottish South West highways upkeep

Transport Scotland confirms Amey will take over from Balfour’s Transerv consortium

2 days ago

Kier closes Reading office with over 40 job losses

Lack of pipeline work and cost-saving plan cited as reason for closure

3 days ago

Amey pledges full pay for sick and self isolating workers

U-turn on statutory sick pay after claim workers faced wealth or health choice

3 days ago

Taylor Wimpey cuts exec pay and bonuses

Board takes 30% pay cut and cancels today’s 2% annual pay increase

3 days ago

Secretary of State pays tribute to construction industry

Letter from Alok Sharma spells out current official government guidance on keeping sites open

4 days ago

Amey/McAlpine told to start M6 junction 19 job

Enabling works get underway on £50m Cheshire motorway junction

3 days ago

Clugston and Covid 19 sink Leeds civils firm

Coronavirus contract termination with zero payment notice proves final straw for Oaklands

3 days ago

Giant Battersea Power Station site shut until end of April

Client decides to extend work pause after discussions with Mace and McAlpine

3 days ago

Coronavirus update for construction: Wednesday April 1

The latest advice and information from industry trade bodies

3 days ago

Network Rail calls for fresh engineering ideas for tunnel upgrades

Hunt on for less disruptive solutions to upgrading ageing railway tunnels

3 days ago

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