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Multiplex quits £750m Stage of East London project

Client hunts for new contractor to deliver vast scheme on Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre site

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A2Dominion ramps up homes target to 6,000

Leadership shake-up to raise private rental and homes for sale

16 hours ago
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VolkerHighways names new ops director

Former Kier highways general manager Jerry Pert joins Volker

48 mins ago
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Contractors named and shamed over minimum wage

Builders among latest list of offenders published in government crackdown

7 mins ago
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Virtual reality set to spread across construction sites

Research programme to push use of high-tech headsets

40 mins ago

Time nearly up for skills cards for fringe trades

85,000 Construction Related Occupation cards become obsolete within weeks

26 mins ago

CITB buys plant simulators to fill operator skills gap

Sixteen plant simulators will help to train next generation of operators

20 hours ago

Argent appoints five new firms on construction framework

Developer to shake-up one of the industry’s longest running partnership deals

1 day ago
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Balfour Beatty construction swings back into profit

Balfour generates positive cash from operations for first time since 2013

24 hours ago

£300m dualling on A47 set for Spring 2020 start

Six projects planned to improve link between East Anglia and the Midlands

1 day ago
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Big Ben safety row rumbles on

HSE chiefs hit back after criticism of plans to silence chimes during restoration work

24 hours ago
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Morgan Sindall wins £28m Soton sports centre race

Works starts on Southampton Solent University sports facility

1 day ago
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London Mayor pumps £25m into Pocket Living

Over 1,000 off-site first-time buyer homes to be built by 2021

2 days ago
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Second cladding system gets fire test ‘all clear’

Large-scale fire tests suggest over 200 buildings need to be reclad

2 days ago
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Welsh contractor goes under with loss of 102 jobs

Contract Services (South Wales) suffers cash flow crisis

2 days ago
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Leeds Beckett £75m arts building go-ahead

Work to start before end of year on major creative arts building

2 days ago
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New MD takes helm at Hochtief UK

Lawrence Jackson takes over immediately as Sally Cox steps down

3 days ago
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Costain to offer counselling to subcontractors

Employee programme to combat stress and anxiety extended to supply chain

3 days ago
Garden Bridge

London garden bridge project officially scrapped

Charity behind Thames bridge project wrapped up after failing to win support

3 days ago

ISG wins Investec London office fit-out

Fit out is due to complete next May

2 days ago
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First ACM cladding passes fire tests

Aluminium cladding system used on 13 high-rises meets Building Regs

3 days ago
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£45m trio of roads for housing projects approved

Two Leicestershire and one Hampshire schemes win funding

3 days ago
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Lovell clear for first tower block reclad since Grenfell

Revamp of three Sandwell tower blocks includes fire-resistant cladding

3 days ago

Watkin Jones continues Build to Rent expansion

Latest scheme in Leicester adds to growing pipeline

3 days ago
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

£120m Edinburgh Futures Institute up for grabs

Prequals start for Scottish capital’s former Royal Infirmary redevelopment

3 days ago
Time Square Warrington

Vinci bags £69m Warrington Time Square scheme

Vinci plans meet the buyer event for town centre revamp

3 days ago

Student scheme to be built in shadow of Edinburgh Castle

Student accommodation specialist Empiric pushes ahead with latest plan

3 days ago

Race starts for £7m Dounreay demolition deal

Work to start next year on bringing down 60-year-old structure

3 days ago

Google gets green light for £1bn King’s Cross HQ

Lendlease to start construction next year on one million sq ft complex

6 days ago

Full list of 29 winners revealed for £1bn YORcivil2 framework

Raft of civils specialists win places across Yorkshire and Humber

6 days ago

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