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Betting Spy: Steam in to Man City at huge price

Champions too big at nearly 3/1 as Costa stamps his mark

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Crossrail breakthrough as just 2km tunnel drive left

Dragados/Sisk tunnelling team make Liverpool Street station as final countdown starts

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Highways Agency boss to step down

Search starts for new chief executive to head Highways England

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Cheesegrater bolt supplier bought out of administration

Leeds-based Andrews Fasteners saved from administration by former director

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Amey in pothole row with Birmingham council

Talks start over performance of £2.7bn highways deal across the city

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Galliford Try seals £72m quartet of care home deals

Transformation of five acre site at former MG Rover site is largest deal

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Bouygues to start £130m Canning town phase 2

Work starts on new town centre and high-rise housing on East London development

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Scaffold collapses onto Leicester street

Passer-by trapped underneath during drama on busy city shopping street

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Wates to start Paddington £70m office next month

Westway office job will pilot Government’s soft landings concept

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EC Harris extends Lloyds Bank construction deal

Under eight-year contract, consultant will manage design and construction

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Two tonne temporary roof blown off scaffold

Pyeroy in court after 25-metre span structure flies free on power station site

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Lynch grows depot network to cover whole country

Plant hire and haulage specialist expands coverage in North of England and South London

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Capita buys Constructionline for £35m

Pre-qulaification body sold by the Government

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Main contractors in ‘single voice’ talks with subcontractors

UK Contractors Group and National Specialist Contractors Council eye powerful alliance

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Worker suffers electric shock on BAM Construction site

50-year-old being treated in hospital for burns after accident at new £30m Network Rail centre

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Skanska team scoops £400m Waterloo station revamp

Skanska, Colas, Aecom Mott MacDonald team wins Wessex Capacity Programme

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Canary Wharf resigned to Qatari takeover

Qatari Investment Authority and Brookfield win backing from major shareholders of Songbird

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Green light for £60m zero carbon homes development

Cambridge City Council and house builder Hill to start one of UK’s largest zero carbon schemes

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Former McAlpine boss Vince Corrigan joins Keltbray

Demolition specialist boosts board with high-profile appointment

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Civil engineer Parkstone ceases trading

Birmingham contracting group goes down with 74 job losses

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March start for construction of “Crossrail for bikes”

Work to start on cycle super-highways across London

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Green light for £100m A6-Manchester airport link

A Carillion and Morgan Sindall joint venture will start construction in March

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Crest Nicholson warns skills shortages delaying homes

House builder tops 2,500 new homes target, but shortages bite again

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Laing O’Rourke lands £106m Liverpool cancer hospital

New cancer centre to be built next to the Royal Liverpool Hospital

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£2m handout for bright ideas to make sites safer

Berkeley Group pledges £250-£250,000 grants to reinvent a safer industry

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Builder paralysed in fall through rooflight

69-year-old worker confined to a wheelchair after plunging four metres

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Engineers clear major rail tunnel flood

Half a million litres of water pumped out of London tunnel

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£40m spend on infrastructure for Horley housing plan

Enabling work starts this spring on £450m new south east community

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Construction needs over 200,000 extra workers by 2019

Skills gap to widen as all regions experience construction comeback

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Brookfield Multiplex starts London Centre Point revamp

Work starts today converting the landmark grade II listed office scheme to 82 luxury flats

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Wates infrastructure boss leaves after 6 months

Terry O’Connor, Wates managing director of infrastructure, steps down

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Subcontractors write-off £2bn a year as bad debt

Sixty per cent of SMEs not getting the amount they invoice for

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London ‘Can of Ham’ tower to start by late spring

Developer confirms Mace will start work in second quarter on 60-70 Mary Axe

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Ainscough Industrial launches electrical contractor

Group managing director Matt Ainscough creates turnkey industrial contractor

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Balfour wins £120m Sussex Uni student halls job

University will replace 600 existing rooms on east slope residences site

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WYG eyes possible sale or merger

Consultant starts strategic review to deliver a step change in growth

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Probe into fraud claim on Broadmoor projects

Investigation launched into allegations of fraud and over spending within capital estates department

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Bid race starts for £98m Bristol Arena

Prequalification opens for 12,000-seat indoor arena job

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Mobile crane driver has lucky escape after M11 crash

Emerson Crane Hire mobile crane overturned after collision with coach

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Ex-Balfour Beatty regional boss joins Keepmoat

Mark Cutler will head Keepmoat’s regeneration division

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Race starts for £25m London refurb deal

Network Rail wants to revamp office block near Blackfriars Station

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Lidl plans building boom in Scotland

New stores planned and relocation of main distribution centre

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Balfour and Dawnus bag £97m Welsh road jobs

Balfour bags Caernarfon Bontnewydd Bypass and Dawnus/Ferrovial takes East Cardiff Link

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Contractors plan to upskill nearly 5,000 tunnellers

New tunnelling industry panel will channel £2.8m into training for work boom

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CRH in talks for Lafarge-Holcim £5bn disposals

The Lafarge Tarmac business in the UK is one of the major assets up for sale

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Betting Spy: Lucky builders bash the bookies

Construction workers land huge wins while an FA Cup treble could pay dividends

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Quinn to purge Balfour’s ‘conspiracy of optimism’

Senior management teams to be called in over next five days as deep cost cuts loom

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Henry Boot and T Clarke reassure stock market

Positive trading statements from firms as City spotlight turns on construction

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Balfour Beatty probe exposes new £70m black hole

Balfour boss will spare project delivery teams in radical management shake-up

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Carillion bags £165m London Barts Square job

Contractor to start Helical Bar’s £165m Barts Square scheme next month

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Green light for £100m Sheffield Chinatown

Work to start in July on first Sheffield tower in over a decade

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Sandwell picks modular builder for council homes

Mar City Homes will use its system build method to deliver 41 council homes in Smethick

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Mouchel pays out £2.45m for Canvey road blunders

Consultant reaches settlement with Essex council over Roscommon Way design problems

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Bidders day for £750m highways framework

Tarmac, Osborne, Eurovia and Jackson face battle to retain places on alliance

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British Land unveils second Broadgate rebuild job

Three floors to be added to Exchange Square as part of a major building overhaul

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D-Day for £82.5m Wear bridge bidders

Trio of big names in the hunt for design and build deal

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Serial safety offender gets ninth stop notice

Contractor in court after routinely ignoring HSE advice on working at height

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PC Harrington offloads hoist arm to Dutch giant

Hoist business sold to concentrate on strong demand for tower cranes

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Mayor pumps £145m into London council home repairs

Nine London Boroughs win top up funding to complete Decent Homes programmes

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Two injured by falling scaffold pole on City street

Man arrested on suspicion of GBH after passers-by taken to hospital

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M+W wins Sellafield waste store with £150m bid

German group wins job to finish Big Box project after second bid race

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Balfour Beatty recruits finance director on £400,000 salary

Philip Harrison poached from travel agency Hogg Robinson to become new chief financial officer

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“Pop-up” homes plan for south London site

Temporary Lewisham housing scheme can be moved to other sites

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Stewart Milne wants new Scottish subcontractors

Event in Aberdeen will highlight work opportunities: Sign up here

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Plan for £75m Salford residential scheme

Three block apartment scheme to be built on banks of River Irwell

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Crushed Balfour Beatty A21 road worker named

20-year-old crushed in the early hours of Friday morning

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Highways Agency unveils top suppliers

Winners confirmed for Supplier Recognition Scheme: Full list

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Plan for UK’s first family housing PRS project

Private rental homes specialist Essential Living plans major scheme in Greenwich

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Construction skills cards master forgers jailed

Two men behind one of Britain’s biggest-ever fake ID scams jailed for up to six and half years

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Balfour Beatty wins £1.5bn Scape civils deal

Scape names Balfour as sole contractor on new national infrastructure framework

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Specialists’ major injuries second lowest on record

NSCC specialist contractor major injury rate falls 57% over 11 years

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John Laing to float on Stock Market

Infrastructure investment specialist to go public again

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Lend Lease lands £75m Legal & General office deal

Site start this month on major mixed-use scheme for Legal & General

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Family trapped in civils site mud bath

Children rescued from guided busway site in Manchester

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600-home Salford Quays PRS scheme approved

Work starts in late spring on Clipper Quay five-block private rental scheme

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Costs almost double on BAM’s Dundee V&A job

Building cost balloons from £45m to £80m as council hatches fresh funding plan

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Design unveiled for City of London’s tallest skyscraper

Plans drawn up for a new sloping-sided tower next to the Cheesegrater

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Welding warning over Chinese rebar

Companies urged to check their steel stocks

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Fears of £10bn funding gap for extra school places

Cost consultant E C Harris says a major shake-up in council school procurement is needed

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Vinci wins early role on £20bn Crossrail 2 project

Arcadis Hyder will work with Vinci Construction to detail engineering and technical challenges