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Mace beats Lend Lease to £400m BBC TV centre deal

Enabling works to start ahead of main construction getting underway in April

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Interserve wins £43m ‘world’s most advanced factory’ job

Work will start this month on the Sheffield Factory 2050 project

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Miller theatre opening delayed until New Year

£44m Welsh arts centre hit by six month hold-up

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Fire ravages Scottish resi site

Homes under construction hit by major blaze

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Bid race starts for £20m Lincoln Uni student halls

Eight-storey Marina Courts project will be built at the University’s Brayford Campus

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Loss-making United House to merge with Bullock

United House MD leaves as social housing firms join forces to form £300m turnover contractor

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Bouygues bags 200-home East London scheme

Pontoon Dock site by the Royal Dock will include 137 private rented homes

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Brickwork course cancelled due to lack of students

Only four people turn up to learn trade despite chronic skills shortages

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Housing and commercial work output prices surge

Materials and labour shortages pushing up costs across construction

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Subcontractors launch survey to expose late payment

Bid to highlight continuing problem of unpaid bills

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Galliford Try boss unveils plan to exit as profits soar

Building division under pressure from cost rises on old contracts

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£200,000 fine for cherry picker death fall

Worker thrown 13 metres as machine topples on Scottish viaduct repair job

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B&K to refurb Reading eyesore tower

Work to start by end of this year on transforming Thames Tower

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Everton find site for 50,000-seater stadium

City council and Everton FC plan stadium led-regeneration of Walton Hall Park

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Funding deal for £45m Bristol guided busway

Bids returned for Metrobus project, due to start in early 2015

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Conlon wants subcontractors for education jobs

Free event this week for suppliers in the North West: Register here

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Crane company charged with corporate manslaughter

Baldwins charged following death of driver near wind farm site

Hetgate Estate rebuild

Lend Lease submits Heygate Estate rebuild plan

Nearly 600 homes to be built in phase two of the Elephant & Castle redevelopment

Thames Barrier

£485m Thames flood defence job down to two

CH2M Hill and Jacobs bids knock out Morgan Sindall, Mace and Costain

Silvertown Quays

Galliford Try clinches East London 1,100 homes deal

£360m housing scheme will be biggest ever undertaken by the firm

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Race starts for listed Edinburgh hall £18m revamp

Historic McEwan Hall in city centre will be extended and renovated

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Green light for £26m Walsall road improvements

Contractor will be named by the council shortly

Notting University Fire

Blaze destroys Morgan Sindall Nottingham lab project

Landmark timber-built chemistry lab was in final fit-out phase

Sewer water housing pipetheme civil engineering

Construction output flat in July but orders rising

Order figures for infrastructure and commercial work show strong growth

Thames Tideway Tunnel

London super sewer gets Government green light

Construction is now expected to start in 2016 on £4.1bn tunnelling project

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Brookfield Multiplex to start £260m London office

Pre-let to Amazon fires starting gun for construction of 600,000 sq ft Principal Place

Scottish independence

£7bn of construction at risk if Scots vote ‘yes’

Investment uncertainty blamed for sharp fall in Scottish projects approvals

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Southern Water reveals £600m-plus AMP6 winners

Costain and Galliford Try joint ventures bag major sewage and water treatment deals

Greenwich housing Up the Creek

Denne scoops £20m Greenwich housing scheme

‘Up the Creek’ housing project awarded at nearly double original cost estimate

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London projects sway August contracts league

All-change at the top as London awards dominate contracts league rankings

Here East

O’Rourke starts £100m Olympic conversion next month

October start announced for vast Olympic Press Centre refit

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Betting Spy: Spurs and Everton at the double

Away wins pay 7/2 while Africa goes crazy for the big five

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Costain starts £125m duo of smart motorway jobs

Two M1 projects will run from Chesterfield to Rotherham

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Lend Lease lures Green Building Council chief

Paul King will join the firm in February as managing director of sustainability

Westfield-London expansion

£1bn Westfield London expansion final go-ahead

Section 106 agreement worth £20m paves way for shopping complex and housing expansion start

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WYG swoops on planning consultancy

Alliance Planning bought for £3.2m to create one of UK’s largest planning consultancies

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Carillion wins £41m MoD Wildcat revamp

Contractor bags biggest job in the expansion of Royal Navy Air Station Yeovilton in Somerset

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CH2M Hill to slash 1,200 jobs in global group shake-up

CH2M Hill boss to cut staff headcount by 5% for £60m in annual savings

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150,000 housing plots stuck in planning

Pared-back council planning departments failing to cope with
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Tottenham Hotspur stadium plan

Delays hit Spurs stadium construction schedule

White Hart Lane will now be closed during intense work on new stadium

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Balfour fined £350,000 after worker suffers 25,000v shock

Rail work suffers 45% burns after contacting overhead line that was not isolated properly

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Sainsbury’s plans full BIM roll-out for store programme

ISG is trialling full BIM on a Kent store build programme

Graphene

Go-ahead for second £60m Manchester graphene centre

University of Manchester will create a graphene research hub

Mark Clare Barratt Developments

Barratt to return £950m to shareholders as profits double

Britain’s biggest house builder clears net debt for first time in eight years

HS2

500 firms eye HS2 supply chain events

Regional firms urged also to bid for £10bn order pipeline on first phase of HS2

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Enquirer daily newsletter hits 35,000 subscribers

See where your firm ranks in the Top Ten table of readers

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M&E worker breaks back in leisure centre fall

Two contractors in court after four metre plunge in Skegness

Battersea Power Station

Winner named soon for £600m Battersea job

Skanska expected to win phase two as funding deal expected next month

Dave Sheridan, Keepmoat CEO

Former Pizza Express owner buys Keepmoat

Keepmoat CEO Dave Sheridan sees fresh opportunity for growth

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Carillion finance and Balfour bosses part ways

Carillion’s Richard Adam quits non-ex role at logistics firm where Balfour’s Steve Marshall is non-ex chairman

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Balfour Beatty bags last major Crossrail works contract

£70m Crossrail Woolwich station fit-out will start later this month

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ISG doubles profit despite construction loss

Strong growth in fit-out and data centre work drives turnaround

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Second Shepherd boss quits

Southern division MD Mark Tank is latest boss to leave

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160 housing sites set for £525m kick-start boost – List

Work set to start on 13,000 new homes at stalled schemes

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Rolls Royce to build new tech centre in Bognor Regis

30,000 sq metre scheme to be complete by early 2016

SDC safe lorry clocs

Cambridge Uni imposes lorry cyclist safety scheme

All contractors working on Cambridge University’s £2bn building programme will need to comply

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27,000 homes approved against councils wishes

Three quarters of appeals against councils without local plan being granted

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Berkeley Group finance boss makes sudden exit

Nick Simpkin leaves group ‘with immediate effect’ after five years in role

West Ham Olympic

Bids invited for Olympic stadium hospitality fit-out

Less than a year left to finish first stage of 90,000 sq ft hospitality suites build

Unite Portsmouth

Go-ahead for £42m Portsmouth student scheme

Unite gets green light for high-rise city centre student halls

Scales of justice

Building bosses to deliver verdict at mock HSE trial

Director guilty or not guilty? Construction chiefs get their chance to pass judgement on staged HSE trial

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Plan for vast Canary Wharf private rented scheme

Four office blocks to be demolished for 1,500 PRS homes in East London

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Dodgy concrete frame torn down on resi new build site

New three-storey frame demolished as defects discovered in structure

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CBI calls for 10 new towns and garden cities

Business leaders warn chronic housing shortage costs consumers £4bn a year

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Subcontractors wanted in the North East

Book here to meet buyers from across the region

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Arcadis ups offer for Hyder

Arcadis sweetens deal for Hyder shareholders as it builds stake to 28%

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Hated HSE safety fee scheme is here to stay

Report claims £124-an-hour charges are “working effectively”

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Bouygues tipped for £25m London graduate centre

Work set to start on University of London’s Queen Mary College campus building

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£200m North Yorkshire incinerator approved

Peel Environmental plan approved for energy from waste plant at Kellingley Colliery

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Miller Welsh theatre job hit by construction delays

September launch show postponed as client and contractor try to set new opening date for £44m arts centre

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Scaffold boss jailed after 14-metre death fall

Company owner is currently behind bars for murdering his brother

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Betting Spy: England defence is like Swiss cheese

Raheem Sterling is only bright spark for an England side who will struggle in Switzerland

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Nine win places on £1.6bn Network Rail frameworks

Massive round of renewals and enhancement work in London and the East Midlands

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£310m Green Port of Hull plan approved

Winning contractor to be announced shortly for £90m civils job

Edinburgh University innovation hub veterinary

Go-ahead for £32m University of Edinburgh vets campus

Atkins-designed Easter Bush Campus centre will support animal research

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QPR assembles team for new stadium plan

Club starts widespread consultation on regeneration plans for Old Oak in West London

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Balfour sells Parsons Brinckerhoff for £820m

WSP buys consultant as hunt continues for new Balfour CEO

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BAM Nuttall worker crushed on Cardiff Station job

Air ambulance takes worker to hospital suffering severe blood loss and crush injuries

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Wavin to invest £15m in factory expansion plans

Products giant to target growth in commercial, industrial and infrastructure markets

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Boris unveils “Crossrail for bikes”

Work to start next year on 18 mile cycleways