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Brookfield Multiplex bags two jobs worth £100m+

Contractor takes landmark jobs in London Docklands and Aberdeen

Port Salford

Sisk scoops £39m Port Salford civils works

Developer Peel awards phase one contract for £400m inland port

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Balfour Beatty wins £129m M3 smart motorway job

Mobilisation work to start in August on section from the M25 to junction 4a

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Spencer Rail scoops £150m Scots railway upkeep

Hull rail contractor wins second multi-asset framework agreeement

M4 Corridor Newport

Bid race for £800m M4 corridor around Newport

Five firms to be shortlisted for ECI job to build 14 mile motorway

Inverness Royal Academy

Galliford Try wins two Scottish school jobs worth £51m

Miller acquisition delivers first new contract wins

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Vast HS2 construction HQ to be based in Birmingham

Midlands project base will house 1,500 engineering and construction staff

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Balfour wins £80m Cheshire regen scheme

Work will start in September on the Barons Quay scheme in Northwich

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Tesco to develop 4,000 homes on unused land

Supermarket giant to unlock landbank no longer needed for stores

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Developer assaults HSE safety inspector

Middlesex developer jailed for 30 months after ignoring prohibition notices on office redevelopment

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Willmott Dixon wins £12m London office revamp

Deal swells Willmott Dixon London commercial order books to £147m

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Phase two deal for £250m Old Vinyl Factory

Housing developer HUB will deliver 213 homes at former EMI record factory

Abbey Area Camden

Bid race for £39m Camden resi tower scheme

Design and build contract up for grabs on North London housing project

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Kilns fired-up to ease UK brick shortages

Wienerberger to reopen two mothballed works to boost supply by 200m bricks

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Network Rail unveils Cardiff station revamp plan

Work on major transformation of Cardiff Central could start in 2020

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Bid race starts for first PF2 hospital

Bidders day launch on Monday for £353m Midland Metropolitan Hospital

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Plans in for 500,000 sq ft Wigan shopping centre

Vale Retail submits plan for £60m Makinson Quarter development

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Green light for £66m Notting Hill new housing job

Catalyst Housing wins planning for 300-homes phase 2 of Wornington Green estate rebuild

Southampton Solent University

Interserve starts £30m Southampton Solent Uni job

Seven-storey teaching block will features a striking 18m wide and 80m long atrium

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Hewden boosts core fleet with 26 Cat diggers

Hewden has spent £35m with Cat dealer Finning in the last 12 months

Nationwide Genie

Nationwide beefs up boom and scissor lift fleet

Up to 700 new boom and scissor lifts to join fleet in £25m deal

Bridgefield

Bid race for £30m Stockport leisure project

Design and build contractor wanted for Bridgefield cinema and mutli-storey car park job

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DevSecs seals deal for £150m Brighton Uni scheme

Joint venture secures derelict Preston Barracks site for mixed-use scheme

Manchester business school hotel

GB Building set for £40m Manchester Uni hotel

Deal paves way to start 19-storey hotel for Manchester Business School

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£30m JCB golf course gets green light

JCB tees off with tender race for earthmoving package near Rocester world HQ

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Major infrastructure project costs cut by 15%

Rail, highways, water and flood defence sectors win biggest cost-savings

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15 firms named for £275m housing framework

Kent council names new-build and refurbish framework partners

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Financial close for £100m Stoke housing PFI

Eric Wright and Seddon will now start work on three retirement villages

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Pickles gives final nod to £400m Spurs stadium plan

Tendering for 58,000 capacity stadium is expected to start by end of the year

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Laing O’Rourke JV wins £600m Northern Line extension

Massive tunnelling job is expected to start in the spring, subject to Government approval this autumn

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Four win £1.5bn United Utilities AMP6 deal

Laing O’Rourke and Balfour Beatty land key roles as construction delivery partners

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Crossrail station build passes halfway milestone

Almost three miles of platform and station tunnels have been dug beneath London – pictures

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Bidders day for £55m west London estate rebuild

Ealing’s Dean Gardens Estate to be demolished and rebuilt over five years

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Wessex Water starts £350m AMP6 civils and M&E bid race

Around a dozen M&E and civil firms will deliver target cost contracts

Mark Clare Barratt Developments

Britain’s biggest house builder to open 180 sites this year

Barratt set to beat City profit forecasts as private forward sales jump by two-thirds

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Balfour tops June contracts league after big road job wins

Balfour Beatty and Carillion up their contract win rates

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Colas/Morgan Sindall team win £20m Paddington roof job

Colas Rail and Morgan Sindall team to finish Brunel station roof repairs

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Blacklisting compensation payouts capped at £100,000

Individual payouts under the Construction Workers Compensation Scheme to start at £4,000

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BAM and Kier triumph in £5bn regional schools framework race

Sixteen firms win place on regional school repairs framework

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Almost half of Government jobs use project bank accounts

£5.2bn worth of government construction projects are now being paid through PBAs

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Amey wins deal to maintain London DLR

Keolis/Amey bid will francise to operate and maintain Dockland Ligh Railway

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10 firms win £100m+ care homes framework

Care home specialist Anchor lines up panel of contractors for four-year programme

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Government construction cost reduction saves £840m

Cost reduction programme on track for 20% target at key spending departments

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Midgard wins phase one of £500m Croydon Gateway

Ruskin Square developer Stanhope awards £34m deal for residential block

Steve Fareham

Billington steelwork boss to retire next summer

Steve Fareham will step down in June 2015

David Williams Shepherd Group

New chairman for Shepherd Group

David Williams takes over as chairman of privately-owned contractor

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Sellafield looks for clean-up specialists for £1.5bn contract

Tendering for the Decommissioning Delivery Partnership will start at the end of the year

Haydn Mursell, Kier Group chief executive

New Kier chief sets ambitious target for profit growth

Housing activities rolled up into new Kier Living brand to tap fast-growing house building sector

Edinburgh Quatermile

Work to start on £80m Edinburgh offices

Phase 3 and 4 of Quartermile scheme to be built speculatively

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Bid race starts for £33m Wakefield relief road

Wakefield relief road project will include rail and river bridges

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Nuffield Health to build £60m Manchester hospital

Building work to start on private hospital in the first half of next year

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U-turn sees hand rail firms exempted from CE marks

Balustrade and hand railing installers escape Euro steelwork regulations

Portsmouth America's Cup HQ

Funding deal to start Pompey America’s Cup HQ

Capita boss to head project build team for ‘Formula 1-style base’ for sailing

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17 firms bag £900m One Housing Group framework

Galliford Try, Higgins, Lakehouse, Mace, United House and Wates win places on four-year construction framework

Living Systems Institute Exeter

BAM replaces Wates on £32m Exeter Uni job

Exeter University signs up BAM after Wates fails to agree terms of contract

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Costain/Vinci team wins £100m Glasgow sewer job

Tunnelling drive to start next summer after extensive enabling works

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Contractors face prosecution over new Euro steel rules

Use of CE marked fabricated steel becomes compulsory today

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Quartet win £120m MoD consultancy framework

AECOM, Mott MacDonald, URS and WYG bag nationwide MoD consultancy deal

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Team Van Oord to start £30m Exeter flood relief job

Joint venture between Kier, Van Oord, Mackley and Royal HaskoningDHV will focus on the city’s main flood relief channel

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Green light for £30m Wolverhampton retail revamp

A 200,000 sq ft extension will be built to the Mander shopping centre

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Deal recharges Cumbria nuclear power station plan

Toshiba is planning what will be Europe’s biggest nuclear power station build

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Highland Quality Construction bosses banned

Directors banned for selling plant not owned by the firm

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Thames Water seeks civils firms for £900m network spend

Bidders’ day for water and sewage pipelines repair and maintenance framework

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Galliford Try wins first PSBP schools batch

Hull and East Riding batch of priority schools is worth £35.7m

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Willmott Dixon bags £15m Oldham sports centre

Builder makes a splash with yet another swimming pool and leisure centre build

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Trio of contractors win £50m Midlands council repairs

Sandwell Council signs housing repairs deal with Lovell, Vinci and Wates

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New home registrations steadily climbing

South East and East Midlands drive UK rise in NHBC new home registrations

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Balfour Beatty boosts senior construction team

Leading players head-hunted to boost nuclear, London major projects and M&E businesses

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Government favours Kier as top contractor

New spending figures reveal seven contractors rank in the top 20 firms used by Government

London Luton Airport masterplan

Luton airport seeks firms for £100m terminal plan

Civils and terminal expansion jobs come out to tender

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Pickles unveils extra cash for major housing scheme

Major housing schemes in Manchester, Medway, Swindon and Kettering kick started

M&S Longbridge

Green light for second phase of Longbridge

Work will start in the autumn on major Marks & Spencer store

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Bouygues scoops 42-storey Stratford tower

Work will start in October on double-cantilevered Manhattan Loft Gardens project

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Video: Man City go-ahead for Etihad phase two expansion

Laing O’Rourke cleared to raise pitch-side seating capacity

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NAO launches probe into subcontractor payments

Spending watchdog calls on subcontractors to complete payment survey for Government jobs

Roehampton University

Osborne wins £40m University of Roehampton expansion

Contractor will start on library and student halls projects in the New Year

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Civil engineers issue extreme weather warning for infrastructure

Government urged to future proof existing infrastructure to extreme weather events

Cornish recovery centre st Dennis

Vinci incinerator builder suffers serious injuries in fall

Worker suffers serious head injuries after 10m fall on Cornish energy from waste scheme

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St Modwen to build £50m Swansea student halls

Extra 545 bedrooms will now be built at Swansea University’s Bay Campus

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Police issue call for Derbyshire blue light HQ builder

New £14m joint police and fire and rescue HQ will be built in Ripley