Blacklist victims claim major court victory

Payouts set to soar as victims launch defamation claims against contractors


HE Simm lands £14.6m M&E deal from Berkeley

Specialist team of 70 staff to work on Chelsea Bridge tower

PV, mark group, solar panels

Solar PV and insulation installer axes 900 jobs

Government energy policy U-turns blamed for collapse of Mark Group

hertsmere house Canary Wharf

Chinese submit 67-floor Canary Wharf resi tower

Greenland Group submits 240m high tower plan


Big contractors refuse to pay two training levies

Build UK calls for hybrid system and radical reform of the CITB

Queensferry Crossing north approach road

Bomb disposal experts called to new Forth bridge site

Controlled explosion after old demolition charges unearthed at north approach road site

Innovation Fund

10 bright ideas for safer sites get £1m backing

Berkeley Group innovation fund dishes out cash for health and safety

luton-dunstable-university hospital logo

Galliford Try wins £150m Luton hospital deal

Luton and Dunstable university hospital will be revamped in several phases

The Gates Durham

£30m Durham shopping centre revamp OK’d

Proposals for new cinema, student digs and shops at The Gates

Princes Quay Bridge in Hull

Green light for £12m Hull Princes Quay bridge

Balfour Beatty to start work early next year


Piling firm fined for lack of rig safety guard

HSE raised concerns about safety standards on three sites

Energy Hub, Elephant Park

Green light for London Elephant Park energy hub

Elephant Park scheme will be one of the most sustainable urban regeneration projects in the world

Kathleen Lonsdale Building refurbishment

Graham Construction wins £11m UCL refurb

Grade II listed University College London revamp set to start

Highways England

Bid race for £25m East Midlands highways design

Bids invited for last of three Area 7 maintenance packages

altair altrincham

Eric Wright clinches £70m Altrincham leisure scheme

Preparation works to start this month while contractor awaits full planning

lombard house

ISG bags £29m London office job

City of London Lombard House scheme gets underway


Steel frame firm in safety shocker

Construction workers at risk from falling from height


Bouygues jumps to top of contracts league

Bouygues flies up the rankings after record-breaking contract

deck ends

Motorway link bridge hit by concrete repair delays

Contractors working “flat out” to make new M6/M5 Christmas deadline

Skipton House  Elephant & Castle

Plans unveiled for £500m Elephant & Castle scheme

South London complex will boast 500,000 sq ft of offices and 450 flats

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Flying start for UK Construction Week

Industry show established from day one

Battersea Power station chimneys

Go-ahead for Battersea power station chimneys rebuild

German chimney specialist Beroa Bierrum to start dismantling remaining three stacks


ISG lands £10m Cheesegrater fit-out deal

One of the final packages is let across five floors of iconic tower

Elizabeth Arden factory in west London Old Oak Common

Twin tower plan for London perfume factory site

First project submitted for west London’s Old Oak Common regeneration zone

Peter Truscott

Galliford Try to build £72m East Lothian hospital

Contractor also bags £32m maintenance deal

Arborfield Garrison secondary school

Dawnus to start £27m Arborfield secondary school

Work to start on secondary school at former garisson site in Wokingham


Mace bags £25m London student centre

Enabling works to start this autumn for main construction start on UCL student building next summer


RG Group restarts Longcross £20m Redhill job

Kent builder restarts supermarket and hotel scheme

Crosslane student Sheffield

£32m Sheffield student scheme approved

Work to start next month on 437-bed scheme in city centre

constructionline new

Big names want Oxfordshire subcontractors

Major meet the buyer event with millions in deals up for grabs: Register now

hammersmith grove

German firm buys majority stake in Pell Frischmann

Frischmann family sell stake in consulting engineer

Lord Adonis

Lord Adonis to head new infrastructure commission

Independent commission will tell Government what projects to prioritise


SEGRO to develop 86 acres in east London

Property firm to pump £180m into industrial sites along the A13

Demolition Aylesbury_estate

Contest starts for London £250m enabling works

Notting Hill Housing Trust will use best scoring firm for Aylesbury Estate tear-down

john white

McCarthy & Stone to spend £2.5bn over next four years

Retirement homes specialist increases investment plans by £500m

suffolk highways

Call for firms for £250m southern highways deals

Third generation framework will be used on projects valued between £50k-£10m


Waterman staff numbers jump by 14%

Focus on UK market pays off for expanding consultant

KPF Masterworks development Corporation hotel

45-floor London hotel and office tower approved

Demolition set to start next month for spring start on 156m tower

ELCH east lothian community hospital

Plans for £72m East Lothian community hospital

Galliford Try or Graham Construction set for hospital build

Scottish Building Federation

Scottish builders get jitters over future work

Confidence falls as builder warn on growing use of bank performance guarantees


Worker killed by falling wind turbine blade

Siemens and Fluor fined £650,000 following construction tragedy


CITB to make cuts among 188 “middle managers”

Bloated management to be pared back as skills body fights for survival


Construction output growth hits seven month high

Buyers bullish as PMI index rises sharply in September

Swansea tidal lagoon

£1bn Swansea tidal lagoon start hit by one year delay

Ongoing talks over Government subsidy for electricity push start back to March 2017

Defence college Worthy Down

Asbestos problem hits £250m Skanska military site

Massive remedation works at Worthy Down barracks site


Two fall from telehandler

Wrong equipment used during roof work in Lincolnshire

Western Power Distribution

Balfour wins £38m Welsh cable laying deal

Cable laying deal could be worth £62m extended after three years


Giant sinkhole opens up on St Albans street

Highways team drafted in to fill 20 metre wide crater

Hayes scaffolding collapse

Scaffolding collapses at West London office block

40m stretch of scaffold tumbles on to Hayes street at Galliard Homes site

Great Charles Place,

£100m Snow Hill Station scheme unveiled

Work could start on Great Charles Place scheme in early 2016 if given planning nod

Natural resources Wales

£100m Welsh civil engineering framework due out

Natural Resources Wales is to start looking for firms for four-year framework


Betting Spy: Man Utd a big price to beat fragile Arsenal

Can Louis Van Gaal’s men beat the curse of Betting Spy?

andrew davies

Buyout sees 1200 Shepherd staff join Wates

Acquisition rubber-stamped as Wates aims for £2bn turnover

austin healey

Rugby legend hosts evening at UK Construction Week

Austin Healey to compere Las Vegas-style night: Register now

rail electrification

Work to resume on paused rail electrification schemes

Work on TransPennine and Midland Mainline routes to restart under re-phasing plan announced today


Lendlease workers to get 4-day health break

Workers given at least one paid-for ‘wellbeing day’ every three months

Triangle Cambridge

Bouygues wins £100m Cambridge exam HQ

French contractor bags landmark building job for University

Olympic Stadium

Secrets of Olympic stadium transformation – video

Innovations in design and engineering raise the bar at the UK’s new multi-use stadium

Motorway widening

£3.8bn road projects plan for Midlands and Eastern regions

Roads minister sets out five-year major schemes plan for the middle of England

Charter House

Forrest wins £9m Salford tower refurb

Eccles 20-storey high-rise block to get a revamp

Rail workers railway theme

100,000 new workers needed for infrastructure plans

Government highlights skills need as future of CITB remains in doubt

Nine Elms Point - CGI

J S Wright wins £20m Nine Elms fit-out package

Mechanical services specialist wins its largest ever contract from Barratt

Thames tideway

VolkerStevin bags £28m super sewer enabling works

Contractor will prepare ground for tunnelling to start next year


Naked consultants fined for jumping into fountain

Six construction professionals cause a stir in Rome while celebrating the end of a conference

Wrexham site

Lucky escape as telehandler topples on Wrexham site

Telehandler carrying steel beams overbalances at office building site for union Unite


CITB caught-up in legal action against Government

Legal case under way over levy while staff numbers at training body hit 1,457


Clugston wins £11m deal at Siemens wind turbine plant

Construction set to start in November on logistics centre for £310m Hull site

Motel One Edinburgh

Ogilvie clinches £18m Glasgow Motel One

Stirling builder picks up second big Motel One contract in Scotland

former Tarmac HQ

Former Tarmac HQ to become Sikh free school

Plans submitted for 800-pupil school at materials giant’s former Wolverhampton HQ


Topland JV starts hotel expansion with Trafford City site

Investment giant is looking for new sites to build-out across the UK

Adam Harding BAM south east director

BAM Construction appoints new south east boss

Adam Harding to take over as regional director


Brick maker Ibstock to float on Stock Exchange

Manufacturer plans to boost production after raising £100m


Speedy targets job cuts after profit warning

National hirer unveils £13m cost-cutting plan and shift to smaller customers

Cambridge guided busway

Plan to dig up Cambridge guided busway to end dispute

BAM Nuttall and county council agree to fund defects probe before legal action launched

Highways maintenance

Subbies race for £500m new-style roads deals

Highways England invites bids for 14 packages under new East Midlands maintenance regime


Murphy £57m bid bags north London electrification

Contractor will carry out works to allow powerlines to be fitted on the Gospel Oak to Barking line

Insolvency service

Trio of ductwork directors hit with bans

Insolvency Service investigates failure of Dorset specialist after creditors left out-of-pocket


Charity PPE on show at UK Construction Week

JSP and Lighthouse Club link up with range of safety equipment

Midland Metropolitan hospital

Green light for £430m Carillion PF2 hospital

Final contract to be signed before year is out for early 2016 start


HSS boss steps down following losses

Hire giant’s share price has fallen 72% since February float