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Sisk/Lagan JV bags £40m A19 junction job

Work to start next year on North Tyneside A19/A1058 junction improvements

Imtech water, energy and waste division sinks

Sixty nine jobs at threat as loss-making division placed in administration

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Wates wins £11m Newcastle school in north push

Regional expansion into Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear delivers first project

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Commercial work fuels construction growth spurt

Buyers see workloads rise again and predict positive outlook for next 12 months

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Next wave of 18 free schools approved – Full list

Government pledges two waves of free school projects each year until 2020

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Manslaughter summons over giant window frame death

Court hearing next week after passer-by killed near construction site

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£100m Vinci waste incinerator project canned

Waste specialist will not challenge Government decision to block EFW plant

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BAM Construction appoints new north east boss

John Phillips promoted as previous regional boss joins BAM Construct UK board

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Imtech process arm left out of rescue deal

Up to 69 jobs at risk as loss-making Imtech Water, Waste and Energy excluded from management buyout

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Construction lorries face left turn ban in London

Special site delivery routes planned to protect cyclists in the capital

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Old construction plant ban comes into force in London

10-year-old construction plant must be retrofitted or replaced

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Eurovia sells road marking division

Highways maintenance giant sells Euromark GB to specialist WJ

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Green light for Birmingham Temple Court revamp

BAM, Galliford Try, Wates and Willmott Dixon chase major office refit

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Build UK bids to unite specialists and majors

New trade body hopes to broker way forward over late payment problems

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Plans for £150m Aberdeen health campus expansion

NHS Grampian unveils plan to expand Foresterhill facilities

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Faslane submarine base to get £500m upgrade

Work expected to start in 2017 on a decade of Government investment at Trident base

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MBO deal secures Imtech UK’s future

Private equity backed management buyout to secure 2,500 jobs at Imtech UK and Ireland

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Bardsley bags £14m Leeds housing blocks

Builder takes sixth big job with developer Xi

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Scottish Canals wants firms for £35m repairs programme

Dozen firms will be selected for range of minor works projects across Scotland

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Henry Boot boardroom shake-up

Jamie Boot retires as chief executive to take non-ex chairman role

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Kier bags £1.5bn Scape deal for second time

Revamped Scape minor works framework now includes projects up to £4m

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Firms wanted for £800m+ northern housing panel

Bidders day for Yorkshire and Humber social house building framework

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Giggs and Neville seal funding for £200m scheme

Backers found for landmark offices and flats scheme in Manchester city centre

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Big names want North East suppliers

Over 400 North East firms and nearly 20 local clients will attend Sedgefield meet the buyer event

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Farrans bags £10m public centre in Cambridge

Construction starts next week on the Storey’s Field Centre

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Big electrical contractors see long-awaited recovery

Electrical contractor body warns firms to be realistic about when they will be paid

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Worker injured by boards falling from crane

Balfour Beatty fined £22,000 after worker suffers broken leg and ribs

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Betting Spy: Everton to profit at stuttering Spurs

Toffees are a big price at 3/1 while West Ham need some new faces

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Government targets £1 in £3 spend on small firms

Ambitious new target to get more small firms working on central government contracts

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Council to spend £18m on office M&E revamp

Contractor wanted for major civic centre refurbishment

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Greenwich cruise liner terminal gets go-ahead

Nearly 500 homes will also be built by Barratt as part of the Enderby Wharf scheme

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WYG bosses vote for 150% bonus plan

Boardroom payout deal to cost the consultant £600,000 this year

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ISG wins £59m London office refurb

Old Bailey office refit to start in November

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£22m Worcestershire Parkway gets green light

Osborne gets spring go-ahead for new rail station

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Private equity firm to buy Imtech UK

New owners set to take over at M&E firm

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Carillion blames Election hiatus for slump in new orders

New orders fall by two thirds but group turnover buoyed by major awards in 2014

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Bid race to re-run for £165m Humber quay

New quay on the Humber estuary for a wind turbine factory coming up for rebid.

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Imtech deal due by end of this week

Buyer set to be revealed within days

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Lynch launches thumbs up safety scheme

Simple gesture between site workers and plant operators can save lives

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Aggregate Industries chief jumps to Breedon

Pat Ward joins Breedon as chief executive officer

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Losses continue at hire giant HSS

Board warns full-year profits will fall below market expectations

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Ex-Speedy boss to head new national plant hirer

Fork Rent and One Call Hire to merge under new owners

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Bid race starts for £110m Preston link road

Lancashire County Council is looking for contractors

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Alarm raised over fake wiring guides

Electrical contractors warned over bogus documents which could cause injuries

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£70m roads upgrade race for nuclear power plant

Horizon Nuclear Power and Anglesey County Council start framework contest

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Contractors face pay probe at power plant

Union claims that migrant workers are being paid less than national agreement

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Short-term loan company targets site workers

Lender also owns construction payroll companies

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Sellafield contractors face wave of industrial action

Workers at nine firms plan walkouts as dispute escalates

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ISG lands RIBA Liverpool office fit-out

Work starts next month on Royal Institute of British Architects’ first office and exhibition space outside London

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Work starts on £90m Morpeth hospital housing scheme

Linden Homes starts St George’s hospital redevelopment

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Green light for £23m Hampshire leisure job

Willmott Dixon wins another Scape framework deal

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Willmott Dixon bags £20m Kingston Uni job

Work to start on landmark complex at Penrhyn Road in Surrey

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All systems go for £4.2bn London super sewer

Mass mobilisation starts as £1.77bn contracts signed for seven years of work.

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Strict bidding practice pays-off for Lendlease

Construction revenue and pipeline rises as contractor dodges problem jobs

Seddon Group chairman Rod Sellers

Seddon Solutions on firm footing after restructure

Seddon chairman Rod Sellers said the firm has focused on maintaining a strong balance sheet

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Construction set for 22% growth to 2019

Firms can expect an extra £27bn spend over next four years

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Imtech sells specialist traffic division

Sell offs continue following bankruptcy of Dutch parent company

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Take a gamble on UK Construction Week

Casino Night and Beer Festival form part of after-show entertainment programme

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Contractor fined as toddler wanders onto site

Two-year-old falls into drain on housing job

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Training levy plan puts future of CITB in doubt

Government considers ending construction training levy

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Balfour exits £75m north west rail upgrade

Network Rail to find replacement firm for Preston to Blackpool electrification

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Four shortlisted for last major Crossrail job

Vinci, Balfour, Alstom and VolkerFitzpatrick chase £30m Plumstead train maintenance depot

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WSP PB lands Meadowhall refurb role

Laing O’Rourke to start work next month on £50m retail refurbishment job

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Fire hits school refurbishment site

Blaze breaks-out near Wakefield as pupils collect GCSE results

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Betting Spy: Swansea and West Ham at the double

Form book has been all over the place as gap with the top four closes

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Longcross went down owing £30m to suppliers

Subcontractors will get just a penny in the pound on their debts

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Costain profits rise despite waste contract woe

£24m infrastructure profit dampened by £7.4m natural resources division loss

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BAM UK operations back in the black

UK activities squeeze £2.9m profit from £776m turnover in first six months

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Major survey to see if industry ready for BIM revolution

Take the survey now as Government deadline approaches for BIM readiness for public bids

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PC Harrington Contractors facing £28m claim

Main contractor pursues failed concrete firm while suppliers left £25m out-of-pocket

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Opinion: Time to pay the London Living Wage

No excuse for any site worker to get less than £9.15 an hour

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Suspended swimming pool plan for London towers

Residents can swim between buildings on next phase of Embassy Gardens at Nine Elms

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Race starts for £110m Crossrail 2 consultants deal

Network Rail starts hunt for advisors

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CITB making it easier to get training cash

Skills group acts as contractors slam bureaucratic and over-complicated funding system

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Scape launches £350m consultancy framework

Find out more at two market awareness events: Register now

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Ringway Jacobs lands £140m highways deal

Seven-year road maintenance deal starts next April

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Nottingham to get new £18.4m student scheme

Work to start next month on 162-bed scheme in the city

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BBC wants contractors to help military veterans

DIY SOS team will host event for interested firms this week

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Two thirds of small builders turning down work

Chronic skills shortages lead to firms turning away new business

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Back to business school for 2,500 Balfour staff

Training and consulting specialist drafted in as part of Build to Last programme