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All tower block cladding checked so far fails fire test

Cladding on 34 high-rise blocks in 17 local authorities fail combustibiltiy tests

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Crewe crane collapse victim was teenager on first job

Police identify both victims after crane came down while being erected

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Celotex to stop supply of Grenfell insulation to towers

Insulation giant halts supply for rainscreen cladding systems to high-rise buildings

2 days ago
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Police consider manslaughter charges after Grenfell fire

Detectives “seizing relevant material from a number of organisations”

2 days ago
battersea

Council chief sounds warning over Battersea build costs

Wandsworth planning chairman claims project is facing “significant challenges”

2 days ago
Birmingham flats

Over 200 Birmingham tower blocks to get sprinklers

Council could delay its building projects to fund £31m retrofit programme

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Theresa May Prime Minister

First tests reveal combustible cladding on 11 towers

Up to 600 towers need to be checked

3 days ago
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Safety alarm raised over fall in HSE construction visits

Surprise site visits by inspectors drop by 14%

2 days ago
Manchester Unite

Plans for 35-storey Manchester student tower

Unite unveils plan for 600-bed student block near Oxford Road station

2 days ago
Chalcots estate

London’s Camden Council to strip cladding from five towers

Chalcots Estate project was delivered by Grenfell contractors Rydon and Harley Facades

3 days ago
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Contractors urged to stop asking site chefs for skills cards

Firms urged to use common sense over allowing non-construction staff on sites

2 days ago
St Marks Lincoln

Planning thumbs up for £150m Lincoln shopping centre

St Marks shopping centre owner Standard Life plans to start work in 2020

2 days ago
crewe crane

Two killed in crane collapse on Crewe construction site

Tower crane comes down on Seddon site

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Kensington Row, St Edwards, Berkeley, Grenfell

Berkeley cleared to fast-track scheme for Grenfell survivors

Homes and Communities Agency strike deal to buy Kensington Row luxury apartment scheme

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Buckingham Group targets £500m revenue in 2018

Profits soar as firm eyes swelling pipeline of stadium projects.

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Edinburgh schools

Five more Edinburgh schools found with building defects

Investigation reveals more schools in Edinburgh suffered wall-tie defects

3 days ago
RAF Marham

Galliford/Lagan jv wins £135m RAF Marham hangar

New hangar will house a dozen F-35B vertical take-off jets

4 days ago
Paul Nash

CIOB sets up commission to probe control of build quality

Paul Nash to lead urgent review into behaviour that undermines quality in construction

4 days ago
Jessica White

Barratt names new finance boss

Barratt promotes Jessica White to top financial executive

3 days ago
Grenfell

Opinion: Construction must say never again to another Grenfell

The industry must break with its lowest cost culture

4 days ago
Tony Pidgley

Profits soar at Berkeley despite housing market uncertainty

Berkeley worried about Brexit impact on skills as half its site labour comes from EU

4 days ago
Hewden dumper

Hewden sell-off raises £120m but trade creditors get pennies

More than £41m was owed to plant hire giant’s trade creditors

4 days ago
Greg Fitzgerald Galliford Try

New Bovis Homes boss buys extra £2m shares

Greg Fitzgerald raises his shareholding to around £3.2m

4 days ago
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Kier and Bouygues look for London subcontractors

Major meet the buyer event in the capital next week: Register now

5 days ago
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Croydon council to retrofit 25 towers with sprinklers

Council to start £10m sprinkler programme in tallest housing blocks

5 days ago
Hurst

Yorkshire builder’s MBO deal sowed seeds of own demise

George Hurst & Sons never recovered from an MBO a decade ago saddling the business with debt

5 days ago
Queensferry

Queensferry Crossing to open on August 30

End in sight for contractors who have battled against high winds for six years

5 days ago

Ferrier Point

Councils ordered to check rainscreening on all buildings

Government to fund fire rating tests on all aluminium composite material clad buildings

6 days ago
Nick Fletcher. Morgan Sindall infrastructure

Morgan Sindall infrastructure boss to join Lagan

Nick Fletcher to return to Lagan as Chief Operating Officer

6 days ago
aukett

Architect makes loss as construction market peaks

Aukett Swanke struggling for commissions as market hits “bottom of the cycle”

5 days ago
Mersey gateway webster

Final concrete poured on Mersey Gateway

Bridge project on course to be completed this autumn

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Willmott Dixon wins £20m medical school

University works swell to £320m with new Anglia Ruskin School of Medicine in Chelmsford

5 days ago
HSE

Worker trapped between roof and work platform

Contractor Pyeroy fined £130,000 for lack of MEWP training

5 days ago
Bristol University Temple Meads Campus

Bristol Uni plan for £300m Temple Meads campus

Construction work is scheduled to get underway on 900,000 sq ft scheme in 2019

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Morgan Sindall secures Midlands power network deal

Western Power Distribution two year contract extension worth £60m

5 days ago
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Specialists named for £290m SW highways work

21 firms awarded specialist works on new South West England asset delivery model

6 days ago
Ram Brewery

Vital Energi wins Ardmore package at Ram Brewery

Specialists latest success with main contractor

5 days ago
Grenfell

Experts focus on rapid fire spread up exterior clad columns

Building columns clad in ‘flammable’ rainscreening allowed Grenfell fire to spread rapidly

6 days ago
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Bechtel posts £2.3m UK operating loss

Project management specialist hit by problem contracts

6 days ago
Nottinghill

Third of firms dropped from £1bn-plus London housing deal

Notting Hill Housing Trust names 23-strong line-up of favoured contractors

6 days ago
SES engineering services

Wates-owned SES suffers £1.5m loss

Wates says M&E contractor on course for profit this year

6 days ago
HSE

Contractor fined for snubbing safety warnings

Firm fined £90,000 after ignoring safety improvement notices

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ISG secures £20m-plus Edinburgh office job

Contractor make start to Mint Building scheme in St Andrew’s Square

6 days ago
Ferrier Point

Twenty London high-rises with Grenfell cladding system

Investigators look at whether cladding banned in US towers was used at Grenfell

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McLaren scores first £90m Quintain deals at Wembley

Contractor bags two plots as first wins under Wembley framework

1 week ago
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New CIOB president calls for more diverse industry

Chartered Institute of Building names Rebecca Thompson as new president

6 days ago
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Atkins rail chief to join Murphy

David Brewer to become group strategy and communications director

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Balfour Beatty names three new construction MDs

New bosses named for Balfour Beatty Living and regional construction arms

1 week ago
LSE Marshall BUilding

Green light for £140m London School of Economics project

Construction work to start next summer on LSE’s Marshall Building

1 week ago
Steve Hollingshead Murphy chief

Murphy profit soars despite revenue fall

Pre-tax profit jumps nearly 70% to £23m in chief executive Steve Hollingshead’s first full year

1 week ago

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