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Overbury bags major Canary Wharf office refit

Morgan Sindall interior specialist bags second major bank refit in as many months


Go-ahead for £41 Birmingham City Uni STEM build

School of education to move to new red-brick building in Edgbaston


Website can slash materials costs for contractors

Online reverse auction site is saving firms an average of 26% on building materials

Buccleuch Place & Meadow Lane

Graham bags £22m Edinburgh Uni student digs

Second major project win for Edinburgh University in a month

Carillion group finance director, Richard Adam

Carillion plots expansion after £1.4bn funding deal

Carillion finance boss says war chest will support growth strategy

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Ex-Balfour boss Pollard joins waste specialist

Nick Pollard to take up new role as CEO of the Cory Group

Berkeley Homes West Ham Newham site

Berkeley strikes deal on 3,500-home East London site

Berkeley Homes heads east with big West Ham land deal

Foundation work Westgate shopping centre

Westgate job hit as concrete goes off in delayed trucks

Laing O’Rourke rejects truck loads of time-expired concrete for Oxford shopping centre

Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty set to streamline office network

Job losses expected to be fewer than 50 staff

Hub Scottish Futures Trust

£330m Scottish health and school projects get all-clear

Contractors set to sign off a dozen Hub projects worth around £25m each

Norwich Northern Distributor Road

Balfour Beatty signs £104m Norfolk road deal

Work to start this winter on Norwich Northern Distributor Road


Worker spends 12 days in hospital after cement burns

Contractor served with two previous notices over lack of welfare facilities

Nuffield_hospital Manchester

Plans in for £75m Manchester private hospital

Work to start next year on new Nuffield hospital


Betting Spy: Happy days in North London

Arsenal and Everton can land a double while Spurs are looking good this season

Autumn Statement Persimmon Chancellor bricklayer

Persimmon gears up to build 80,000 new homes

House builder plans to ramp business to create 1,000 more jobs


Site manager fined after excavator blunder

Colleague thrown from bucket while working with a grinder


Construction workers to lose thousands in tax change

End to tax relief on expenses for workers employed via umbrella companies

Bristol aurora

Willmott Dixon wins £24m Bristol office job

Auroa office build to start early next year at Finzels Reach

Railway electrification

Network Rail property sell-off to fund upgrade projects

Plan to raise £2.5bn so vast majority of rail programmes and projects delivered by 2019.


Work to start on £15m Carlisle Station overhaul

Galliford Try to start on roof replacement at the end of this month


Scaffolder in court after roofer falls to his death

63-year-old in fatal fall through incorrectly erected scaffold


Plan for £90m East London tilting bridge

Winning design for new Pimlico footbridge in West London also revealed


Over 700 contractors to pay new levy for apprenticeships

Industry training thrown into turmoil as hundreds of contractors set to switch to new levy system


Osborne spurs house builders to deliver 400,000 homes

Chancellor commits to £23bn school building programme and protects transport investment

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HS2 wages soar as 46 staff earn more than Cameron

Campaigners attack “gravy train” as staff numbers on £150,000+ swell


Former Euromix finance director banned for 8 years

Creditors count cost of invoice discounting abuse at Essex ready mixed concrete firm

Hull Uni medical facilities

Interserve wins Hull health campus with £18.7m bid

Job will involve a new five-storey building and refurbishing existing facilities


Vinci takes Jaguar Land Rover engine plant

£450m to be invested in 900,000 sq ft Wolverhampton engine plant


Mouchel wins £40m North Yorkshire council deal

Mouchel picks up sixth consecutive local authority deal


BAM gets go-ahead for £70m Leeds office

Office demand in Leeds prompts BAM property arm to deliver twin office projects


Prater lands £13m cladding package from Mace

Specialist to start on Bracknell town centre site early next year


Lords phase 2 revamp gets final approval

Work will not begin until 2019 on south west cricket ground overhaul

Ineos HQ Grangemouth

BAM wins £17m Grangemouth HQ

Work has started on petrochemical giant’s headquarters

Chancellor Osborne

Osborne to unveil housing boost and apprentices levy

Chancellor to pledge almost £7bn to housing, with over 400,000 affordable homes


Severfield warns cost concerns causing major project delays

Steelwork contractor eyes expansion as turnover and profits rise


Builder admits manslaughter after friend’s death plunge

Suspended jail sentence after roof fall tragedy

Stemlab loughbrough

Henry Bros wins £13m Loughborough STEMlab

Science building is one of firm’s largest contracts in last few years

Brian May, Renew chief executive

Renew turnover tops £500m two years early

Engineering services on a high as infrastructure spending rises

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Cambridge Uni new town private homes approved

Hill to start work in New Year on first 240 homes for sale

Unilever Port Sunlight

BAM starts £24m Birkenhead Unilever R&D hub

Firm lands second R&D facility for consumer products giant


Funding deal for £284m Metropolitan line extension

Work to start next year to re-route and extend the Metropolitan line to Watford Junction

Energy Works Hull Spencer M+W

M+W wins £200m Hull green power plant

Spencer Group will deliver the main civils package


Former LOR boss chairs Fusion HS2 bid team

Roger Robinson is independent chairman of Morgan Sindall/BAM/Ferrovial jv

Thomas Barnes

North West builder collapses after bus station row

Thomas Barnes & Sons placed in administration


Concrete firms wanted for £140m L&Q framework

London & Quadrant aims to appoint 10 RC firms


Morgan Sindall installs heart attack machines on all sites

Contractor links-up with defibrillator specialist to save lives


Two-metre beam falls from McLaren site

Work suspended at XYZ Building in Manchester after lucky escape for passers-by

CPA forecast Q3

Construction growth forecast downgraded

Contractors can still count on nearly 20% growth to 2019

Greenwich peninsula

Greenwich Peninsula get final green light

Knight Dragon’s revised masterplan for 12,678 homes get mayor’s thumbs up

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Mace wins £400m Spurs stadium deal

Club confirms tender race winner ahead of planning decision next month

Whitby Piers

Race to save Whitby’s piers from North Sea

Contractor wanted to refurbish and strengthen crumbling east and west piers

Health ward hospital

Bidders day for £5bn ProCure 22 framework

NHS procurement chiefs will next month detail next generation healthcare framework

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Site rows erupt as O’Rourke changes payment dates

Contractor apologises for problems caused by new accounting system

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Billington buys factory to raise steelwork output

Barnsley steelwork contractor buys Sherling Steel UK works

Watkins Jones student tower Cardiff

Watkins Jones plans Wales’ tallest building in Cardiff

Developer will manage construction which is due to start before the summer

The Bower

Sisk go-ahead for £70m London Bower tower revamp

Old Street building to be stripped back to frame and remodelled

Havelock Estate Bouygues

Bouygues starts London estate rebuild

Work starts on 300 homes across six blocks on the Havelock Estate in Ealing

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Betting Spy: Back the Man United and Swansea double

A winner at last means Betting Spy is on a roll


Fine for not protecting bearded workers

Catalogue of safety failures puts stone masons at risk

house building

Wates Living wins Cardiff 1,500-home building deal

Council will invest £33m in housing partnership programme

Arla Ruislip

Simons wins £26m Ruislip retail scheme

Work to start on West London former Arla Foods dairy site this month

Peter Truscott

£61m win double for Galliford Try housing arm

Partnerships division lands new deals in High Wycombe and Birmingham

T Clarke

T Clarke to shut loss-making Cardiff and Bristol offices

Job cuts loom as M&E contractor to close offices at the end of this year

3 Angel Square NOMA

Go-ahead for next phase of Manchester NOMA scheme

Angel Square 9-floor and 11-floor office buildings get green light

suffolk highways

Race for 10-year Devon and Somerset highways up-keep

Councils estimate £1.2bn will be spent through framework partners

Celsa rebar

Two killed in Cardiff rebar mill explosion

HSE and police are investigating the cause of the explosion in the rebar section

circuit of wales

Green flag for £315m Welsh race track

Construction timetable set to be unveiled for Circuit of Wales

Derwent Brunel House

Laing O’Rourke strikes £116m deal on Paddington job

Work to start early next year on complex steel diagrid building

Crossrail surface lines electrification

£2.3bn Crossrail surface works on track at half-way point

Network Rail says Crossrail track improvements running on time and to budget

Peter Tom

Breedon to buy Hope Construction for £336m

Industry veteran Peter Tom leads major shake-up in cement, concrete and aggregates market

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Subcontractors wanted for £1.2bn Manchester site

Meet the Buyer event for suppliers across North West: Register now


Worker hit in eye after nail gun accident

Court hears how worker was wearing the wrong type of safety glasses

lynch hill

Offsite firm McAvoy seals £36m of school deals

Major schools in east London and Slough to use modular building systems

Ratcliffe coal fired power station

Government launches new dash for gas power stations

Energy minister says gas and nuclear will replace all old coal-fired stations set to close by 2025

22 Bishopsgate

Green light for London’s 22 Bishopsgate tower

Work to start in March on new concrete cores in the pre-existing basement

Alistair Cochrane md PPS

Steel piles supplier PPS bought by MBO

Steel foundation pile specialist management team eyes rapid growth plan


Carillion submits plans for £80m Leeds site

Construction to start next spring at Tower Works in Holbeck


Plans lodged for £1bn ‘Harrods’ of Bayswater in London

Whiteley’s department store to be rebuilt behind listed facade


British Land expects build costs to rise 5-6%

Developer has 1.3million sq ft of schemes in near-term pipeline

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Costain to boost bright ideas after contracts start

Supply chain to be encouraged to come up with on-site innovations