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Willmott Dixon wins £21m Wiltshire College

Contractor to build new centre for construction and engineering students

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Costain fined £525,000 after telehandler tragedy

Huge fine after worker crushed by toppling machine while lifting a pallet of tiles

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Kier replaces BAM on £46m London schools build

Kier to build five schools after BAM failed to agree a price

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Crossrail construction praised by MPs

£15.8bn project is a “textbook example of how to get things right”

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Sisk scoops £39m Port Salford civils works

Developer Peel awards phase one contract for £400m inland port

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One-in-six sites fail HSE health checks

Inspection blitz uncovers widespread exposure to silica dust and hazardous substances

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Balfour Beatty wins £129m M3 smart motorway job

Mobilisation work to start in August on section from the M25 to junction 4a

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Lead times getting longer for brick and blockwork

Lead time information for materials and trade packages: Full list

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Spencer Rail scoops £150m Scots railway upkeep

Hull rail contractor wins second multi-asset framework agreeement

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£1.3bn boost for construction of affordable homes

Funding allocated for massive construction programme across the country

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Cheesegrater to be star of Open House event

Leadenhall Building one of 800 to throw open its doors to members of the public

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Bid race for £800m M4 corridor around Newport

Five firms to be shortlisted for ECI job to build 14 mile motorway

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Piling firm in plea to major contractors over lead times

Aarsleff boss warns that specialists are struggling to cope with demand as recovery continues

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Roofer breaks back in six metre roof light plunge

Contractor and roofing firm boss fined after HSE finds catalogue of errors on refurb job

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Go-ahead for 4.9m sq ft extension to Canary Wharf

Construction to start in fourth quarter of 2014 on 30 new buildings at Wood Wharf

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Galliford Try wins two Scottish school jobs worth £51m

Miller acquisition delivers first new contract wins

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Average trade debt for small contractors hits £484,000

Late payment in construction leaves SMEs holding a fortune in unpaid invoices

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Ex Heathrow boss to head Highways Agency

Colin Matthews to oversee transformation of agency into government-owned company

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Michelmersh reports 12.8% jump in brick prices

Demand still rising as stocks hit “lowest level in living memory”

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Vast HS2 construction HQ to be based in Birmingham

Midlands project base will house 1,500 engineering and construction staff

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Balfour wins £80m Cheshire regen scheme

Work will start in September on the Barons Quay scheme in Northwich

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Tesco to develop 4,000 homes on unused land

Supermarket giant to unlock landbank no longer needed for stores

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Developer assaults HSE safety inspector

Middlesex developer jailed for 30 months after ignoring prohibition notices on office redevelopment

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Willmott Dixon wins £12m London office revamp

Deal swells Willmott Dixon London commercial order books to £147m

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Phase two deal for £250m Old Vinyl Factory

Housing developer HUB will deliver 213 homes at former EMI record factory

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Booming order book sparks Skanska recruitment drive

Contractor taking on 1500 people as recovery rolls-on

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O’Rourke signs up ex Kier boss Paul Sheffield

Sheffield to head-up Europe hub from October

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Power tunnel planned under Morecambe Bay

National Grid to consult on proposals for scheme costing up to £3bn

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Coleman boss warns public over Didcot demolition

Spectators told to stay away as demolition due to be streamed online

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Bid race for £39m Camden resi tower scheme

Design and build contract up for grabs on North London housing project

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Kilns fired-up to ease UK brick shortages

Wienerberger to reopen two mothballed works to boost supply by 200m bricks

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Network Rail unveils Cardiff station revamp plan

Work on major transformation of Cardiff Central could start in 2020

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Training bills to go up under CITB levy changes

Around 16% of contractors facing larger levy payments

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O’Keefe to hold site silence for killed colleague

Identity confirmed of construction worker killed while crossing the road

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Funding deal for £230m Grangemouth gas store

Government infrastructure guarantee means green light for construction to start

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Bid race starts for first PF2 hospital

Bidders day launch on Monday for £353m Midland Metropolitan Hospital

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Breedon booming as materials sales soar

Aggregates firm looks to expand as rising market produces positive results

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Plans in for 500,000 sq ft Wigan shopping centre

Vale Retail submits plan for £60m Makinson Quarter development

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Lighthouse Club kicks out London branch in accounts row

Region refuses to sign agreement over donations to construction charity

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Green light for £66m Notting Hill new housing job

Catalyst Housing wins planning for 300-homes phase 2 of Wornington Green estate rebuild

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Interserve starts £30m Southampton Solent Uni job

Seven-storey teaching block will features a striking 18m wide and 80m long atrium

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String of wins for subcontractors on £275m Bradford site

Westfield reveals local package winners on Broadway shopping centre

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Go-ahead for North Yorkshire bypass

Department for Transport agrees funding package for A684 bypass

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Welsh Water unveils £1.5bn AMP6 partners

Winning trio confirmed with Skanska and Morgan Sindall among victors

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Site worker killed by Travis Perkins lorry

Worker hit while crossing road answering his mobile phone

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Shortage of quantity surveyors hits crisis levels

Firms can’t find enough professionals to cope with current workloads

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Contractor wanted for £55m food research centre

Bid race begins for 13,000 square metres of lab space in Norwich

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Bid race for £30m Stockport leisure project

Design and build contractor wanted for Bridgefield cinema and mutli-storey car park job

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ISG buys stake in Spanish fit-out firm

Contractor to pay up to £3.7m for fit out and data centre specialist

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Bosses face grilling over blacklist compensation

Major industry names called up to latest hearing by MPs

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DevSecs seals deal for £150m Brighton Uni scheme

Joint venture secures derelict Preston Barracks site for mixed-use scheme

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Construction minister replaced in reshuffle

Matt Hancock is latest minister to represent the industry

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Constructionline put up for sale by Government

Race starts to buy industry’s largest supplier database service

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Council takes-on £250m Northampton retail scheme

Four-acre site being cleared with construction set to start in autumn 2015

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GB Building set for £40m Manchester Uni hotel

Deal paves way to start 19-storey hotel for Manchester Business School

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£30m JCB golf course gets green light

JCB tees off with tender race for earthmoving package near Rocester world HQ

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Shepherd baffled by union protest at £16m Leeds site

UCATT claims it is “barred” from library site – while contractor says workers don’t want to speak to officials

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Major infrastructure project costs cut by 15%

Rail, highways, water and flood defence sectors win biggest cost-savings

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Bodging roofer put pensioners at risk

Suspended prison sentence for roofing contractor who filled property with fumes

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15 firms named for £275m housing framework

Kent council names new-build and refurbish framework partners

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Green light for £353m PF2 hospital

Construction to start in 2016 on new Midland Metropolitan Hospital

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Lend Lease wants subbies for £212m super prison

Chance to meet the buyers this week: Sign-up details and full list of trades wanted

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M25 worker killed by reversing bulldozer

Failed contractor J McArdle Contracts given token fine as machine operator handed suspended jail sentence

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Building products firms boost output for recovery

100% of manufacturers report rising sales

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Financial close for £100m Stoke housing PFI

Eric Wright and Seddon will now start work on three retirement villages

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AECOM buys URS for £2.3bn

Mega merger of consultants to create company with 95,000 employees

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Pickles gives final nod to £400m Spurs stadium plan

Tendering for 58,000 capacity stadium is expected to start by end of the year

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Laing O’Rourke JV wins £600m Northern Line extension

Massive tunnelling job is expected to start in the spring, subject to Government approval this autumn

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Balfour wins race for A21 dualling deal

Winner beats Bam Nuttall and Laing O’Rourke to £35m contract

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Tough Taylor Woodrow drug tests catch tram workers

Contractor adopts strict rail rules on site and sees string of workers sent home

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Four win £1.5bn United Utilities AMP6 deal

Laing O’Rourke and Balfour Beatty land key roles as construction delivery partners

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Ardmore tipped to win £60m Goldfinger bank job

Contractor believed to have bagged deal to transform Midland Bank HQ into Soho House hotel

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2016 start date planned for £2bn Kent “Disneyland”

Construction timetable unveiled for massive new theme park

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Calls grow to scrap CIS tax scheme

Tax administration costs for contractors hit £250m a year

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Crossrail station build passes halfway milestone

Almost three miles of platform and station tunnels have been dug beneath London – pictures

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Bidders day for £55m west London estate rebuild

Ealing’s Dean Gardens Estate to be demolished and rebuilt over five years

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Wessex Water starts £350m AMP6 civils and M&E bid race

Around a dozen M&E and civil firms will deliver target cost contracts

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Victims win first round of blacklist court battle

Hundreds of compensation claims will now be heard as a single class action

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Betting Spy: England need to learn from Germany

We failed to move on after our 5-1 win while Argentina could be value in the final

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O’Rourke Heathrow builder joins GB Group

Steve Mullins to head construction divisions after overseeing work on T2