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Seven bag £1bn North West Construction Hub deal

Framework will be used across the region on projects worth more than £9m


Skanska wins £90m Battersea first phase M&E fit-out

Carillion awards Battersea Power Station Circus West fit-out job to rival Skanska

Dev Secs Oriental city

McLaren bags £25m London Oriental City job

First phase work on a Morrisons foodstore and shops will start in the autumn


Worker plunges down 19ft deep bore hole

25-year old man rescued from 3 feet wide bore hole


BAM to build £33m residential care home

Work will start this week on Richmond Witney care village in Oxfordshire

Dimlington gas terminal

Costain wins £30m gas terminal upgrade

Costain makes in-roads into oil and gas sector with Dimlington gas terminal job

Adrian Murphy Speedy COO

Speedy bolsters senior management team

Leadership team strengthened with four new appointments

Dover port marina

£130m Port of Dover expansion job up for grabs

Three firms will be signed up to deliver several infrastructure work packages

GPE 73 Oxford Street

Great Portland speeds up London building pipeline

Work to start on Oxford Street and Old Street offices early next year

De Montfort University

Balfour wins £34m De Montfort Uni revamp

Building work to start shortly on new Leicester campus scheme

Lancashire County Council

Six win £120m Lancashire building framework

Bramall, Carefoot and Conlon Construction in line for major new build schemes

JB Riney

JB Riney renews £50m London borough highways job

Tower Hamlets sticks with East London civils firm for highways work


Co Mayo firm wins Yorkshire bypass with cut-price bid

Wills Bros beats major civils firms to take A684 Bedale Bypass

Royal Albert Dock

Green light for £1bn Royal Albert Dock scheme

Massive Chinese business park plan in London docklands takes off

helix essential living

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


Balfour Beatty wins £129m M3 smart motorway job

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

David McLoughlin Spencer Rail

Carillion and Spencer Rail scoop £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

HS2 curzon street

Vast HS2 construction HQ to be based in Birmingham

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

Barons Quay

Balfour wins £80m Cheshire regen scheme

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

woolwich tesco

Tesco to develop 4,000 homes on unused land

Supermarket giant to unlock landbank no longer needed for stores


Developer assaults HSE safety inspector

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

Helical Bar City Road Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon wins £12m London office revamp

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

Old Vinyl Factory street level

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

Weinerberger brick protherm

Kilns fired-up to ease UK brick shortages

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


Network Rail unveils Cardiff station revamp plan

Work on major transformation of Cardiff Central could start in 2020


Bid race starts for first PF2 hospital

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

Wigan shopping centre

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

Cat 312's

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


Bid race for £30m Stockport leisure project

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


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

JCB golf course

£30m JCB golf course gets green light

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

Rail work workers railway theme

Major infrastructure project costs cut by 15%

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

housing theme starts house building

15 firms named for £275m housing framework

Kent council names new-build and refurbish framework partners

Stoke retirement villages PFI

Financial close for £100m Stoke housing PFI

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


Pickles gives final nod to £400m Spurs stadium plan

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

Northen Line extension

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


Crossrail station build passes halfway milestone

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


Bidders day for £55m west London estate rebuild

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


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


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

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


Blacklisting compensation payouts capped at £100,000

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


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

Sixteen firms win place on regional school repairs framework

Francis Maude

Almost half of Government jobs use project bank accounts

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


Amey wins deal to maintain London DLR

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


10 firms win £100m+ care homes framework

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


Government construction cost reduction saves £840m

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

Croydon gateway Ruskin Square

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

Sellafield-decommissioning, demolition, steel, theme

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


Bid race starts for £33m Wakefield relief road

Wakefield relief road project will include rail and river bridges

MMU nuffield hospital

Nuffield Health to build £60m Manchester hospital

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


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

one housing group

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

Tunnelling TBM

Costain/Vinci team wins £100m Glasgow sewer job

Tunnelling drive to start next summer after extensive enabling works

Steelwork steel construction workers theme

Contractors face prosecution over new Euro steel rules

Use of CE marked fabricated steel becomes compulsory today


Quartet win £120m MoD consultancy framework

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


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

Mander shopping centre

Green light for £30m Wolverhampton retail revamp

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


Deal recharges Cumbria nuclear power station plan

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


Highland Quality Construction bosses banned

Directors banned for selling plant not owned by the firm


Thames Water seeks civils firms for £900m network spend

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


Galliford Try wins first PSBP schools batch

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


Willmott Dixon bags £15m Oldham sports centre

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

Lovell housing repairs theme

Trio of contractors win £50m Midlands council repairs

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