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Green light for £1bn London hotel

Kensington Forum scheme is huge vote of confidence in capital’s hospitality sector

60 mins ago

Lone Star offer to buy McCarthy & Stone for £630m

Private equity investor swoops with recommended cash offer to buy retirement homes specialist

2 hours ago

Legal & General signs construction deal with nine contractors

Southern construction partners chosen by Inspired Villages – more regions now up for grabs

2 hours ago

Priti Patel snubs plea to ease controls on foreign brickies

Some big brickwork contractors warn four in five workers are EU nationals

3 hours ago

Plans in for Poole quay housing and hotel scheme

Fisherman’s Dock plan for 228 flats and boutique hotel

3 hours ago

McAleer & Rushe bounces back with £350m haul of orders

Spate of wins restores two-year order book to near pre-Covid levels

3 hours ago

Graham signs off £161m Aberdeen hospital deal

Work to start next month of Baird Family Hospital and ANCHOR cancer centre

3 hours ago

ISG starts new £50m Royal Marsden cancer centre

Oak Cancer Centre due for completion in Summer 2022

22 hours ago

Vital Energi lands £6.58m energy centre deal

Specialist to build Combined Heat & Power centre on Galliford Try site

18 hours ago

Causeway Donseed offers non-contact site monitoring

Facial recognition makes access control Covid safe

17 hours ago

Osborne wins prelims for £1.7bn Stonehenge route

Record £35m archaeological protection and excavation deal also signed

1 day ago

Industry door and window supplier collapses

North West’s Total Glass falls into administration

1 day ago

Hill Group launches £300m London land grab

Land buying drive to boost housing pipeline in the capital

1 day ago

Mace £500m Stevenage town centre revamp approved

Mace says town centre plan is a blueprint for Government build back better ambitions

2 days ago

McAleer & Rushe wins Brixton archive and homes job

Final phase of Muse’s Lambeth Town Hall scheme gets underway

1 day ago

Alumasc and Travis Perkins see sales continue to rise

Post lockdown demand continues but commercial construction lagging other sectors

1 day ago

Big name winners confirmed for CITB management training cash

Major contractors get £2.8m towards in-house training for senior staff

2 days ago

B&K starts £70m MediaCity resi scheme

14 and 17 storey blocks will contain 280 flats for sale

2 days ago

Civils outfit Bemus heads for liquidation owing £4.6m

Founder Sean Walsh applies for creditors voluntary liquidation

2 days ago

UWE Bristol to tender 900-bed student digs

Trio of six-storey blocks to be built at Frenchay Campus.

2 days ago

Amey trials pothole repair material made from old tyres

Unique rubber-modified material may be coming to Sheffield’s roads

2 days ago

HS2 reveals low-slung viaduct designs

Northamptonshire Edgcote and Lower Thorpe viaducts designed to be unobtrusive

3 days ago

Van Elle wins HS2 ground improvement deal

Firm will vibro pile 4,000 stone columns in north west London

3 days ago

Skanska wins Bristol Temple Street office job

Work to start next month on One Portwall Square project

3 days ago

Three sisters set-up plant hire business

Finnegan sisters buy first kit after securing funding deal

2 days ago

Network Rail SME spend tops £2.5bn for first time

Small and medium-sized firms account for 36% of total rail spend

3 days ago

Construction fears force immediate evacuation of London estate

Inspections raise serious concerns about Berkeley-built modular housing and student blocks

4 days ago

Bellway recladding costs overshadow hit from Covid

Pre-tax profit slumps 62% after £47m set aside for recladding and extra Covid costs

3 days ago

Workers stunned by construction pay freeze plan

Union slams “missed opportunity” to reward workers who have continued throughout pandemic

4 days ago

Former Multiplex chief joins data centre giant

Ashley Muldoon turns client after taking COO role at Global Switch

3 days ago

Murphy wins £33m HS2 Birmingham sewer diversions

Work for Severn Trent to start early next year

3 days ago

Goldman Sachs signs build to rent deal with Countryside

Merchant banker and developer looking to build 1,000 family homes over next three years

3 days ago

First demolition use of military ‘kick and cut’ charges

Breakthrough in steel structure demolition avoiding pre-weakening works

3 days ago

Nine win spots on £400m Eastern Highways Alliance

Morgan Sindall and Kier drop out of pool for third generation framework

3 days ago

​BoKlok UK buys its fourth development site

60 homes to be built in North Somerset by IKEA/Skanska jv

4 days ago

Plans go in for world’s tallest octagonal resi tower

49-storey build to rent tower to be built at Birmingham Paradise scheme

4 days ago

£75m Salford Quays tower approved by planners

Work will start on 29-floor Anchorage Quay resi block early next year

4 days ago

John Lewis eyes build to rent market with 20 sites

Retailer identifies 20 sites for private rental homes redevelopment

4 days ago

Gilbert Ash checks-in with £35m London Premier Inn

Site clearance starts for 180-room hotel and offices in Clerkenwell

4 days ago

Mace deputy chief to head UK construction export drive

Mark Holmes replaces Sir James Wates as co-chair of IE:UK

4 days ago

Consultant Cundall starts “second wave” of covid job cuts

UK redundancy consultations under way as offices remain empty

4 days ago

Amey wants talks to avert strike threat by road repair workers

Contractor and union at loggerheads on maintenance deal covering north west motorways

4 days ago

Balfour to start on £46m Sheffield Parkway upgrade

1 mile stretch of the A360 to be widened to three lanes

4 days ago

Revenue presses ahead with controversial IR35 changes

HMRC warns construction to prepare for new rules from next April

1 week ago

Pressure washer plunges 29 floors at Birmingham tower job

Frame contractor Morrisroe and main contractor Sisk investigate incident

1 week ago

LHC starts renewal race for £1.6bn building frameworks

Battle starts for places on next-generation national building framework

1 week ago

Sunderland blueprint for 1,000-home new city quarter

City council unveils plan to create a new city housing and office quarter

1 week ago

Willmott Dixon to start two Rochdale jobs worth £100m

Twin schemes will see over 400 homes built

1 week ago

Esh offloads Scottish borders contractor

Carlisle-based civils firm Cubby buys Finlayson for Scottish expansion

1 week ago

Wates to build over 1,000 homes in Cardiff

Homes will be built on 16 sites around the city by 2027

1 week ago

Nmcn contract reviews prompt profit warning

Up to £15m losses expected after “concerning” issues discovered by water job reviews

1 week ago

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