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Safety blunders at Mango store refurb

Member of the public raises alarm over catalogue of errors

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Green light for 40-storey City of London tower

Japanese developer Mitsubishi Estate wins planning permission

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Hinkley Point site caterers to serve 8,000 meals a day

Construction workers set to eat 1.5m eggs a year and drink 1.2m cups of tea

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£1.3bn of new nuclear contract wins at Hinkley Point

Balfour Beatty and NG Bailey land £460m deal as EDF reveals preferred bidders: Full list

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Plans to build last-time buyer homes soar

Retirement home registrations outstrip last year in first six months of 2015

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BAM set for £25m London Southbank Centre revamp

Work to start this Autumn on essential repairs after £120m scheme put on hold to save skateboarder area

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Wates named for £500m Flintshire housing plan

Wates Living Space will initially deliver 500 affordable and council homes

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Betting Spy: Chelsea all set for a title repeat

Summer spending sprees don’t always guarantee success

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Concrete tower tube grows four metres a day

Innovative slipforming sees rapid progress on 232 metre lift testing tower

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Intu plans £1bn of shopping centre upgrades

Full list of schemes in the pipeline from retailing giant

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Brookfield Multiplex in the City’s tallest tower team

Plans submitted for 62-floor Pinnacle replacement in London

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Amey wins £113m Yorkshire Water deal

Five year deal covers 55,000 kms of pipes

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Bid race begins for £750m highways deal

14 places up for grabs on Eastern Highways Alliance 2 framework

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£100m London housing framework up for grabs

Connected Partnership of housing associations seeks firms for new-build programme

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Olympic park sculpture to become giant slide

178 metre slide to be built through ArcelorMittal Orbit

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Turner & Townsend to become a partnership

Consultant makes move in a bid to “attract world class talent”

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Quintain in £700m takeover by US private equity fund

New owners promise to accelerate development at Wembley Park

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Taylor Wimpey sees 5% rise in build costs

Sale prices jump 9.2% as house builder plans to return extra £300m to shareholders

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Canary Wharf green light for 57-storey tower

Striking cylindrical tower will lead next phase of London Docklands expansion

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Carter lands £35m aircraft design centre deal

Groundworks start at new Cranfield University site

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Main contractors face cheap foreign labour wage claims

Poorly-paid EU subcontractor workers entitled to claim full UK rate from main contractors

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First phase approved for £1bn new Devon town

Work to start on first 580 homes at Sherwood new market town

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Balfour Beatty worker killed on M3

Investigation starts into fatal accident within roadworks site

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Wates targets North East for expansion plans

Contractor looks to win more commercial work across the region

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WSP PB wins Interserve university deal

Consultant lands structural and civil engineering role on Bristol university extension

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Housing approvals top 200,000 in England

Planning permissions soar to seven-year high

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London rebar specialist Kierbeck in administration

Largest rebar supplier to the piling industry goes under

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Imtech suffers losses on UK water projects

Struggling building services giant warns of continuing problem contracts

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Galliford Try seals close on £48m schools deal

Firm signs off North and North East Lincolnshire batch of eight schools

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Skills shortages set to intensify for rest of year

Firms struggling to find bricklayers,carpenters,joiners, site managers and supervisors

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Farrans wants subcontractors for £14m leisure centre

Meet the Buyer event in Nottingham next month: Register now

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Arup wins £60m Bristol rail link design

Design underway to reopen Portishead to Bristol Spa rail link

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Stuart McNee goes into administration

60 jobs go at Scottish contractor

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Seven-year-old boy dies on construction site

Missing Conley Thompson died after slipping into a pipe on housing job

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Work on £400m Waterloo revamp to start in October

Planning application goes in for first phase of major station upgrade

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BAM bags £11m Leeds university technical college

Contractor stakes claim as top UTC builder

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London council launches £100m contractor hunt

Waltham Forest to build hundreds of homes

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Laing O’Rourke wins UK’s tallest resi tower

£135m contract signed for Berkeley’s London Docklands skyscraper

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Government to appoint late payment tsar

Consultation starts on small business commissioner plan to tackle payment

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Indian billionaire buys Great Scotland Yard hotel

£50m being spent on turning historic police building into luxury hotel

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Building boss jailed for breaching banning order

Fraudster still running contractor while a disqualified director

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Start date set for £110m Manchester arts centre

Design race gets underway for The Factory scheme

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Carillion starts huge roof truss lift at Anfield

Giant cranes move 650-tonne roof truss into position

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Bid race for £160m Yorkshire new homes deal

More than 1,600 homes to be built over four years under new framework

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Two gas-fired power stations worth £400m approved

Construction of 300Mw peaking plants approved for Suffolk and Aberdare

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UK Construction Week to boost Northern Powerhouse

Birmingham exhibition will be showcase for regional expansion plans

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Government pulls funding for Green Deal

Another energy efficiency policy suddenly dumped by Conservatives

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SPIE buys utilities contractor Leven Energy Services

SPIE wants to become “one of the biggest players in the utility sector.”

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Morris Leslie launches massive used plant sale

700 machines up for sale as hirer spends £45m revamping its fleet

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£13.5m Chester bus job goes to Graham Construction

Work to start on site in September

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Skanska sees UK margins slide to 2.4%

Contractor to recruit 1,000 new staff as work pipeline strengthens

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Materials sales soaring at Breedon

Bumper six months and aggregates firm confident about future prospects

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Morgan Sindall set for £22m Huddersfield Uni job

Contractor set to be named to replace GB Building on Shorehead building

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Call for crackdown on volumetric concrete mixers

Government urged to regulate UK fleet of 700 volumetric concrete mixers as HGVs

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£10m Burnley FC training facility approved

Work on Gawthorpe football academy could kick-off later this year

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Three police cars wrecked in dumper truck chase

Carnage after 30-tonne machine stolen from Norwich site

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Feasibility study into Trans-Pennine tunnel plan

Mouchel/Hyder to explore viability of major highway linking Sheffield and Manchester

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Worker plunges to his death on McAlpine store job

Contractor and glazing specialist fined £200,000 following Exeter tragedy

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Balfour battles to save £150m highways deal

Wiltshire Council in talks with contractor over future of maintenance deal

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Tower Hamlets turns down £300m British Land scheme

Planning committee rejects development plans for Blossom Street

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Restructure at Markey as firm changes name

Holding company of Gloucester contractor ceases trading

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Contractors celebrate £1.5bn motorway wins

Work to start this Autumn on massive smart motorway upgrades

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Brighton College plans £40m sports complex

Two-year building project is slated to start next summer

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Interserve wins £35m Birmingham cancer centre

Work will start early in 2016 on Birmingham Children’s Hospital cancer clinic

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Race starts for £20m refit of Waterloo station offices

Network Rail plans to overhaul 90,000 sq ft of offices at London station

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Builder hits colleague with scaffold pole

12-years in jail for construction worker who lashed-out during site argument

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KPMG buys High-Point Rendel

“Step change” for accountant allowing it to advise on all stages of infrastructure projects

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Galliford Try confirms £46m arts centre deal

Bids come in above original budget estimate of up to £35m

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BAM set for £24m Waid academy in Fife

Work to start shortly on 800-place secondary school in Anstruther

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Wates and Shepherd swop contracts on takeover

Shepherd staff set to transfer over in September

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New cement producer opens for business

Aggregate Industries bolts on cement operations

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Wates seals close on £23m East London school

Work starts on first project in the £78m Barking, Dagenham and Newham priority schools batch

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Harbur Construction bags £68m project pipeline

Manchester builder launches recruitment drive as turnover set to hit £40m

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Buyers line-up for Queen’s builder

Administrators in talks over sell-off of parts of Fairhurst Ward Abbotts

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Infrastructure spending plans: Online update

Government publishes work pipeline and launches infrastructure skills survey

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Mass industry appeal over zero carbon homes

Angry letter to George Osborne after green homes initiative dumped

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YORbuild: correction

YORbuild2 will cover a wider geographical area and will now include specific lots for new housing.

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B&V bags £56m Oldham waste water upgrade

Black & Veatch to shutdown Royton and upgrade Oldham sewage treatment works

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Brick prices rise by another 9% in six months

Michelmersh reports stock levels down to just six weeks as demand booms

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Momentum builds behind £20bn Crossrail 2

Business backs scheme which will create 18,000 construction jobs