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Chalcots estate

All tower block cladding checked so far fails fire test

Cladding on 34 high-rise blocks in 17 local authorities fail combustibiltiy tests

11 hours ago
crewe crane

Crewe crane collapse victim was teenager on first job

Police identify both victims after crane came down while being erected

1 day ago

Celotex to stop supply of Grenfell insulation to towers

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

2 days ago

Police consider manslaughter charges after Grenfell fire

Detectives “seizing relevant material from a number of organisations”

2 days ago

Council chief sounds warning over Battersea build costs

Wandsworth planning chairman claims project is facing “significant challenges”

2 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

3 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

3 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

4 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

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

Profits soar as firm eyes swelling pipeline of stadium projects.

4 days ago
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

4 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

4 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
Greg Fitzgerald Galliford Try

New Bovis Homes boss buys extra £2m shares

Greg Fitzgerald raises his shareholding to around £3.2m

5 days ago

Kier and Bouygues look for London subcontractors

Major meet the buyer event in the capital next week: Register now

5 days ago

Croydon council to retrofit 25 towers with sprinklers

Council to start £10m sprinkler programme in tallest housing blocks

5 days ago

Yorkshire builder’s MBO deal sowed seeds of own demise

George Hurst & Sons never recovered from an MBO a decade ago saddling the business with debt

5 days ago

Queensferry Crossing to open on August 30

End in sight for contractors who have battled against high winds for six years

5 days ago
Ferrier Point

Councils ordered to check rainscreening on all buildings

Government to fund fire rating tests on all aluminium composite material clad buildings

6 days ago
Nick Fletcher. Morgan Sindall infrastructure

Morgan Sindall infrastructure boss to join Lagan

Nick Fletcher to return to Lagan as Chief Operating Officer

6 days ago

Architect makes loss as construction market peaks

Aukett Swanke struggling for commissions as market hits “bottom of the cycle”

6 days ago

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