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Blackpool Airport

Balfour to close Blackpool airport if no buyer found

Balfour sets 7 October deadline to find buyer for loss-making airport

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£100m South Shields town centre revamp gets OK

Muse starts search for firm to build new central library

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City braced for more Balfour bad news

Team of accountants from KPMG could find more contract black holes

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Telford Homes plans £75m East London resi scheme

London apartment developer’s pipeline tops £1bn for first time

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British Land plans £40m Plymouth Cineworld

Land deal with council paves way for leisure centre planning application

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Bovis Homes hunts for new finance director

Bovis Homes finance director Jonathan Hill to join Saga

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Costain scoops £34m Salford sewer tunnel job

Project is part of a £90m clean-up of water quality in the Manchester Ship Canal

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Scottish Water plans £3.5bn six-year spend

£100m Glasgow sewer tunnel to be built by Costain/Vinci JV included in plan

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Balfour Beatty regional construction boss exits

Mark Cutler falls victim to Balfour Beatty senior regional management shake-up

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McAleer & Rushe lands £100m student halls deal

Student schemes in Bournemouth and Portsmouth due to start next year

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Sellafield box encapsulation plant job awarded

Balfour Beatty/Amec/Jacobs jv wins cost-reimbursable waste building contract

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Bid race starts for £17m national nuclear archive

Vast archive for civil nuclear sites dating back to 1940s to be built at Wick

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£350m Glaxo factory in Cumbria gets green light

First GlaxoSmithKline factory to be built in UK for almost 40 years

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Balfour Beatty uncovers fresh £75m profit black hole

KPMG called in to review contracts as chairman reveals plan to step down

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PHD1 nabs Manchester £77m Angelgate scheme

Student halls developer moves into residential sector

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Bouygues and Vinci win £33m Bath Uni building jobs

Contractors each land £16m-plus academic building projects

David Cameron

Tory cut-price plan for 100,000 new starter homes

First-time buyers under 40 to get 20% off under Tory plan

Rydens Enterprise School and Sixth Form College

BAM wins £27m Surrey school rebuild

New Rydens Enterprise School will be funded by housing scheme

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Balfour Beatty bags £34m Hunterston nuclear project

Work is expected to start on North Ayrshire site this month

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BAM plans £100m Glasgow Atlantic Square scheme

BAM Properties JV aims to start work immediately after planning green light

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Balfour wins £18m Homerton College job in Cambridge

Balfour wins college project with time-saving modular construction approach

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Hunt for builder for £25m Norwich student halls

University of East Anglia plans student block on neighbouring school site

Hub Scottish Futures Trust

Scottish Hub bonanza as work set to top £1bn

Waiting over as work soars 60% to £465m in first half of 2014/15

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£23m Typhoon base accommodation job awarded

Glasgow contractor will build accommodation and support facilities at RAF Lossiemouth

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Keller boss to step down blaming travel pressures

Chief executive Justin Atkinson will retire next year after turning 55

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BAM stakes claim as top UTC builder

Contractor bags more than half the first 30 University Technical College projects

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ISG tipped for £20m Kew Temperate House revamp

100,000 glass panes will be removed, cleaned or replaced over three year job

Tony Lenehan Styles & Wood

Styles & Wood inches back to trading at breakeven

Fit-out boss Tony Lenehan says orders and workloads now rising

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Green light for 500-home Hampshire scheme

Work due to start on road and construction training centre next spring

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Construction graduate job prospects beat all professions

Graduate civil engineers and architects are being snapped up

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Pedestrians crushed by huge site hoarding

70 metre long hoarding blows-over onto East London street

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Watchdogs slam “ludicrous” road repair strategy

MPs call for more preventative highways work and end to “piecemeal” investment

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Betting Spy: Play it again Sam Allardyce

West Ham are worth watching again while Rory can lead Europe to Ryder Cup glory

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Failed Parsons Brinckerhoff bid cost Atkins £4.5m

Consultant spent millions on external fees as jobs cut in under performing divisions

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Morgan Sindall to start biggest M&S store in Midlands

Work will get underway next month on landmark Longbridge retail store

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Bam Nuttall to build UK’s first moveable weirs

£23m flood defence job in Leeds will include two rising weirs

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Competitors wanted for Great British Weld-Off 2015

Search starts for young industry talent

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Esh Group drives north as profits jump

Esh braced to become major force in north and southern Scotland

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Pressure mounts for £3bn in green road retrofits

Road Investment Strategy must include cycle and green bridges as well as noise reduction schemes

Ed Miliband

House builders slam Labour’s land banking myth

Labour leader vows to get tough on developers sitting on land ready for building

EWR

PB scoops East West Rail scheme phase 2 design

Parsons Brinckerhoff wins £8m design and programme deal

M4 Corridor Newport

Legal challenge to £800m M4 plans

Friends of the Earth launches legal challenge to massive motorway scheme

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Kier site barrier falls on 18-week-old baby

Contractor fined after court hears barriers were not assembled properly on supermarket refurb

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Packages up for grabs on £40m Isle of Dogs tower

iWS Group confirmed as construction manager as hunt intensifies for trade contractors

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M&E firm secures new funds thanks to Enquirer article

Trade contractor turned down by banks secures cash for expansion

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Wates forges plan to expand in the north

Building contractor gears up to meet ambitious growth target

Caunton Engineering cut shack

Caunton Engineering opens new cutting factory

Nottingham steelwork contractor takes on 20 extra staff as orders grow

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House building soars in the Midlands

NHBC registration show big rises in Midlands and north west as London falls

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Green light for Kier’s £38m Chester Odeon job

Work will start in February on Odeon cinema redevelopment

Olympic Stadium roof

Steel problems discovered on Olympic Stadium roof

Cracks spotted in welding as stadium operator admits job poses “challenging engineering issues”

Ed Miliband

Miliband vows house building a top spending priority

Firms to be forced to take on apprentices on all Government contracts

anfield

Green light for £75m Anfield expansion

Carillion to start work early next year as stadium capacity set to be increased to 58,800

Friargate student halls Preston

Eric Wright clinches £18m Preston student halls

Friargate student halls job will be the biggest in the town

Smout GB

Management shake-up as GB Building expands

Former ISG and Willmott Dixon bosses join expanding building group

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Plans submitted for Canary Wharf resi twin towers

Daejan unveils 54 Marsh Wall tower scheme on Isle of Dogs

Miller Homes

Miller Homes plans £450m stock market flotation

Miller Homes aims to raise £140m from selling 40% of shares in October listing

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Bodging M&E firm put hundreds at risk

Plumbing and heating specialist fined after faulty gas work found on 349 new build homes

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BAM bags £100m Watford shopping centre deal

500 construction jobs to be created during retail redevelopment

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Mace wins £52m Oxford University data institute

Work to start on Big Data Institute project before the end of the year

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Lovell signs £50m Enfield town regen deal

Firm will start on 250-home town centre scheme early next year

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NASC updates scaffold good practice guide

Latest version can be downloaded from trade body website

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HSE launches health blitz on refurb sites

Inspectors to focus on risks from harmful dusts

London Living Wage Foundation

Canary Wharf Contractors sign London living wage deal

Contractors will have to pay minimum £8.80 hourly rate on developer’s London sites

Northampton University_waterside campus

Northampton Uni £100m campus job put out to bid

Waterside campus design and build job will run for three years

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British Land sells Mayfair flats for average of £11.6m each

Clarges Mayfair apartments being built by Laing O’Rourke sell for £4,750 per sq ft

Nottingham University Fire

Nottingham lab fire probe turns to working practices

Safety experts are now looking at whether “unsafe working practices” caused blaze

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Indian giant Lodha plans London housing push

Developer plans £3bn investment to take-on UK house builders

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Steel specialist quits Balfour tower job

Cash bust-up with cladding contractor erupts on £110m Providence Tower job

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Former Atkins boss joins Swansea lagoon project

Keith Clarke joins at chairman of the development company as project team ramped up

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Civil engineers dance to Pharrell Williams’ Happy

Some of London’s brightest construction talents show us their moves: Video

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Dumper truck mows down worker on Leadbitter site

Contractor fined £100,000 after delivery driver left with “life changing” injuries

CGI of Stapleton House development

Balfour bags £39m north London student scheme

Construction starts this month on Holloway Road site

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Finances of major contractors are “unsustainable”

Majors need to “hang on” for a year until subcontractor and labour rates fall

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Construction industry relief at Scottish No vote

Surge in projects predicted following period of uncertainty over devolution

Blackfriars Barratt

Barratt London plans new 27-storey resi tower

Blackfriars Road project will feature a hexagonal brick-clad New York style tower

New Era Square Sheffield

Plans for first Sheffield tower in over a decade

Plan to create Sheffield Chinatown with £100m New Era Square project

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Race starts for £360m northern housing upgrade deal

Efficiency North opens installers framework up to all sizes of contractors

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Mott MacDonald buys £120m civils contractor

More than 700 J N Bentley staff will join consulting giant

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Taylor Wimpey to deliver £63m housing scheme

Buckingham Group to build infrastructure for West Yorkshire brownfield site

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Betting Spy: No defence for the Premier League

Strikers have the upper hand so Man City and Chelsea should have plenty of goals