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Thames Water names winners for £1bn alliance

Joint ventures of Kier and Clancy Docwra and Murphy and Morrison land prize

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TEG falls into administration amid Costain retention row

Preston-base waste specialist TEG Group calls in administrators

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Balfour boss to lead Mersey Gateway build

Richard Walker to oversee construction of Mersey Gateway Project

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Raiders swipe 80t of steel girders hitting three big sites

Most of the steel was destined for Laing O’Rourke’s Guy’s hospital cancer block

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Bouygues to build new £35m school in Wales

New building in Baglan Bay will replace four existing schools

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Top Ten most read stories of 2014

The biggest headlines of 2014 as the Enquirer wraps up until next year

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Qataris lose £38m Chelsea Barracks Stamp Duty appeal

Developer Project Blue loses fight with tax authorities

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Three battle for £90m Thames Garden Bridge

Construction could start next autumn after Boris waves through Thomas Heatherwick-designed bridge

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Graham Construction wins £20m Essex bridge rebuild

Graham Construction bags new viaduct across the Chelmer in Essex

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Gilbert Ash bags £20m UCL architecture school revamp

Work set to start on Bartlett School of Architecture upgrade

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Carillion bags £100m haul of King’s Cross work

Contractor will start work on three projects later next year

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Hartlepool firm desperate for £1,000-a-week brickies

Pay rates rising across the North East as skills shortages spread

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BAM to start £11m Teesside free school in March

Ingleby Manor Free School gets start date subject to planning

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McAleer & Rushe wins £28m London apart-hotel

Former Costain HQ demolished to make way for hotel scheme

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Severfield wins Anfield steelwork contract

Britain’s biggest steelwork contractor bags six jobs worth £43m

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Scaffold scheme signs-up 50,000th member

Major milestone for Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme

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Scottish offsite pod builder Enemetric collapses

Parent business Enervis Group continues to trade

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Betting Spy: Everton and West Ham to pay for Christmas

Southampton and Leicester to suffer as slump in form continues for both

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Graham launches road bridge as trains run below: Video

Contractor pulls off industry first as 500t bridge inched into place over live railway tracks

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South Wales £750m public works bid race starts

Framework will cover small to large new-build and refurbishment projects

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Morgan Sindall clads £11.6m building with thatch

Green building at University of East Anglia could spark return of traditional technique

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Balfour buying again with £164m wind farm deal

Contractor back on the acquisition trail after fending off takeover bid

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Quartet bag £333m Northumbrian Water deal

Tyne and Wear-based Fastflow wins £270m work haul over nine years

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Prater wins £12m Stratford City resi cladding deal

Cladding firm will install a Schüco system on Lend Lease’s Glasshouse Gardens towers

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Balfour and Skanska land £55m M25 upgrade

Work to start in January on upgrading Junction 30 with the A13

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GF Tomlinson starts £12m Walsall Waterfront job

Kier Property fires starting gun on leisure scheme near arts centre

Wandsworth Town

Wandsworth town centre regen scheme approved

London council is now on the hunt for a developer to deliver the housing and library scheme

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EM Highways tops Highways Agency best firms league

Costain slips down the StART league as EM Highways rises to pole position

David Taylor, group commercial director, Costain

Costain names new group commercial director

Costain promotes David Taylor to executive board

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Taylor Wimpey to build new Battersea school

Planning deal at Nine Elms sees house builder fund new school and infrastructure improvements

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Costain/Skanska tipped for £50m last Crossrail job

Successful JV set for Paddington 100m passenger tunnel link to Bakerloo tube line

Newcastle Science Central

Bid race starts for £38m Newcastle science centre

Second major building at Newcastle Science Central park out to tender

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Ramboll doubles UK business with Environ deal

Consultant buys rival boosting UK environmental operations

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Glasgow towers to come down floor-by-floor

Safedem to use “top down” technique on Scotland’s highest resi blocks

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O’Rourke £200m Dumfries hospital job gains planning

Financial close on Scottish hospital expected in the new year

Oxford technology park

£90m Oxford technology park plans lodged

Work on 430,000 sq ft hi-tech park to start next year

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Highways Agency to re-run bid races for areas 4 and 12

Contractors’ bid prices fail to meet agency expectations on £825m upkeep programme

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Worker crushed to death on tunnel job

Firms hit with £590,000 in fines and costs after tragedy at museum site in Yorkshire

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Wates wins £14m Nottingham academy

Construction to start next spring at Arnold Hill Academy

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Murphy wins Haweswater Aqueduct tunnel repair job

Murphy ‘aquanauts’ due to start major repair outage in October

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Costain uses Google Earth on highways job

Web service easier to understand for all team members than “intimidating” software

Marlowe Road Estate London

Countryside wins 400-home London estate rebuild

Work rebuilding Marlow Road Estate to start next year

Nottingham University Fire

Fire ravaged lab to be rebuilt to same designs

Morgan Sindall to restart timber-frame Nottingham University building in New Year

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EU clears Lafarge merger with Holcim

Lafarge Tarmac must be sold to create world’s biggest cement maker

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New boss takes reins at Britcon

Paul Clarkson promoted to become Scunthorpe contractor managing director

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Worker killed by telehandler at civils yard

Crushing tragedy at “chaotic” yard as worker returns to collect road saw

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Amey wins £129m Affinity Water network upkeep

Amey secures water main network maintenance deal around Home Counties

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Five win £250m Scottish MoD new-build framework

Henry Bros, Interserve, Kier/Graham jv, Lend Lease and Miller win place on Scottish panel

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Carillion gets January start date for £500m Paradise site

Transformation of Birmingham city centre to start within weeks

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Lloyds Bank offloads Avant Homes

Trio of private equity funds buy Ben Bailey and Bett Homes businesses

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Aberdeen bypass contract costs cut by nearly £220m

Cost of operating and building new route slashed

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Brick giant Ibstock sold to private equity firm

CRH sells brick and concrete operations to Bain Capital

Morrisons North Place Cheltenham

McLaren wins £36m Cheltenham supermarket

Major Morrisons supermarket and multi-storey car park get building go-ahead

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30 house builders sign up to 20% discount scheme

David Cameron unveils discounted house plan for 100,000 first time buyers

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Video: Arup wins design for Forth Bridge visitor centre

Visitor centre will lead to glass lifts rising to 110m high viewing platform

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Local civils firm beats majors to £18m Tyne dock infill

North Shield-based Southbay Civil Engineering wins Port of Tyne contract

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£160m Winchester Silver Hill regen scheme approved

Developer Henderson’s town centre scheme wins revised plannings

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Workers inhale lead on Bam Nuttall site

Workers exposed on refurbishment of iconic military tower

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Former Mivan workers win £2,500 payout

Tribunal ruling paves way for all 144 ex-staff to gain compensation

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Stewart Milne wants to meet new trade suppliers

Work on offer for subcontractors in the north of Scotland

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Bidders day for £1.5bn Scape minor works contest

New framework will cover all building subcontract packages up to £5m

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Gary Neville boosts construction team

New recruits continue expansion plans at consultant where Man Utd legend is a partner

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Watchdog blasts Government construction stats

Output figures no longer meet the criteria for National Statistics

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330 jobs at risk as Mabey Bridge to close Welsh factories

Mabey Bridge pulls out of heavy bridge construction and wind turbines

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Thames chief in fight to find women tunnellers

Super sewer boss strives to ensure 50% of the workforce are women on giant civils scheme

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McAlpine wins £70m Southampton contract

Mixed-use scheme for Hammerson will create 500 construction jobs

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Go-ahead for Mace’s £400m BBC TV centre redevelopment

Work to start in April on redevelopment of the famous White City site

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Betting Spy: West Ham on Song as big boys struggle

Alex Song is a new East End hero while Swansea and Villa look an attractive double at 8/1

Apprentices

Carillion aims to train 5,000 apprentices in five years

Carillion sets ambitious training target after NI payments lifted on apprentices under 25

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Kier signs council deals worth £90m annually

Kier signs 10-year deal with Staffordshire and 4-year highways extension with Northamptonshire county councils

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Hewlett confident about continuing recovery

Civils contractor posts bumper results just 18 months after being rescued from administration

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Big name contractors pulling out of London bids

Ram Brewery latest project hit as major contractors withdraw from tender races

Thames Valley flooding

GBV wins UK’s largest inland flood defence scheme

Galliford Try/ Black & Veatch jv wins job to cost building 15km flood channel

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11,000 rail engineers marshalled for Xmas upgrade

£200m Christmas work programme biggest in Network Rail’s history

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Six metre metal beam falls from London hotel site

McLaren and John Doyle in court after beam hits worker

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London Mayor approves vast Wood Wharf scheme

Green light for 4.9m sq ft eastward extension of Canary Wharf in London Docklands

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Work starts on Scalpel as Skanska signs £198m contract

Building price agreed for 190m tall Lime Street tower in London

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Safety inspector shocked by demolition site

HSE inspector slams job as one of the “most inadequate and unprofessional” he has ever seen

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William Hare rescues Eiffel Steelworks

Up to 60 steelwork jobs saved as private steelwork firm buys Wigan business

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Carillion JV wins £190m schools deal

Contractor to upgrade eight schools in the Midlands under long-term PPP deal