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Bid race set to start for £85m Eastbourne centre

Tenders to be invited mid-2015 with construction set to start by end of next year

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Tool hire firm now renting out defibrillators

Supply UK boosts range to help heart attack victims on site

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Vast Cardiff Central Square plan unveiled

Willmott Dixon has started on the first office project in ambitious masterplan to be built over 3-5 years

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Mace man is Construction Manager of the Year

Lee Hutchinson lands ultimate accolade for new science block at London school

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BAM bags £23m Liverpool Uni lab project

Work to start next month on materials innovation facility

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Rydon starts £155m Ealing estate phase 2 rebuild

Demolition of London’s Green Man Estate underway for building start in early 2015

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Welsh contractor L.G.A goes into administration

Highways specialist worked for a string of councils – most of 36-strong workforce made redundant

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Betting Spy: Big guns are looking wobbly

Teams are over-paying for average players while West Ham can notch up another win

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Battle starts for £2bn YORbuild2 framework places

YORbuild frameworks will be improved to incorporate BIM and new procurement laws

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Subcontractor hit by £2.8m Costain retention row

Battle continues over loss-making Greater Manchester waste contract

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Picky contractors push up tender price forecasts

London tender prices to jump 5% in 2014 outstripping 2% nationwide average

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Driver killed in collision with crane on lorry

Fatal accident on road near Yeovil

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Alumasc to focus on building products boom

Sell-off of engineering division revealed in bullish trading statement

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Skanska to police prompt payment code

Contractor joins 8-strong watchdog group to ensure suppliers paid on time

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Osborne bags £19m Covent Garden revamp

Work set to start on new look for Mercers’ Yard in famous shopping centre

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Phase 3 Battersea bid race to start in early 2015

£600m phase 3 of iconic power station development scheme to start before end of 2015

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Electricians agree 5% pay deal

Threat of site disruption averted after plans for new labourer grade are dropped

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London mayor unveils £20bn Crossrail 2 route

If proposals are approved, construction could begin as early as 2019

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Row erupts over new worker screening service

Union calls for new employee checking service to be postponed

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Build date for £200m Salford Quays resi tower quartet

Go-ahead for largest single housing project to be built in Greater Manchester since the 1960s

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Green light for phase 2 of London Royal Wharf

New riverside quarter set for London riverside as 1,300 new homes approved

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Opinion: Major contractors, major problems?

The big beasts of construction are facing a financial crisis

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Morgan Sindall MD Graham Shennan made redundant

Restructure comes just days after shock profit warning

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HTC crane drivers vote for strike action

Drivers are targeting BAM, Costain, Kier, Lend Lease and Mace sites for industrial action

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Plan for 600 Salford flats across five blocks

Developer rolls out new private rented urban village concept

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Fire rips through tenth floor of London demolition job

Three hour battle to beat blaze on tower being demolished by Erith

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Graham confirmed for £27m Halifax Piece Hall job

Calderdale Council gives go-ahead to start work on complex renovation project

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Skanska lands £750m Battersea Power Station deal

Main work to start on transforming iconic Grade II listed building in March

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McLaren reshuffle as London boss steps down

Steve Hart and David Miller promoted as Graham Sturge takes time out

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Vinci faces major loss on Nottingham Tram project

Vinci scales down bidding for work while it races to handover £423m tramlink project

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Nine rail workers in near miss with 80 mph train

Track team get no warning and have just seconds to scatter

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Profit warnings surge as contractors hit perfect storm

Contractors punished on low margin legacy contracts as costs soar

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Barr wants subcontractors for Bristol City stadium

Suppliers can sign-up here to bid for 50 contracts available on £45m scheme

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Contest starts for £1bn construction framework

Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire councils retender LGSS framework

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Cameron gives green light to develop HS3 plan

Higgins makes strong case for HS2 phase 2 and Northern east-west line

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Labourer survives cutting through mains cable

Site team wrongly told that electricity supply had been cut off

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One third of rebar used on UK sites is Chinese

Figures show scale of Chinese steel imports as fears grow over quality

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B&K wins £50m Salford office job

Work to start on 8-storey One New Bailey scheme

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Problem contracts force Morgan Sindall profit warning

Several fixed-price jobs in London and South East hit by delays and cost overruns

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Four in race for £50m A9 dualling deal

First construction contract set to be awarded on £3bn Scottish road scheme

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HCA opens bidding for £800m of funding

Councils and housing associations called to bid for next round of Government funding

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House building registrations back to pre-crash level

Rising house building activity spreads to North East, Yorkshire & Humberside and West Midlands.

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Betting Spy: Too many teams spoil tournaments

Champions League and Euro 2016 are too bloated while Everton and Villa can land a decent double

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Men only in Construction Manager of the Year Awards

No women among this year’s 95 finalists

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Surveyors report fastest work rise for 20 years

Survey reveals firms are very bullish about prospects for next year

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Brave BAM workers save woman and dog from sea

Brothers race into action after woman washed out to sea in Cornwall

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Phase one of £1.5bn Meridian Water approved

April start for phase one of 8,500 homes North London Lee Valley development

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Laing O’Rourke clinches £150m fourth PF2 schools batch

Construction will start next June on the first of seven Yorkshire schools

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Green light for vast Lincolnshire Lakes scheme

3,000 homes development could also pave way for new Scunthorpe United stadium

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Tulloch lands £16.5m fishing jetty contract

50 construction jobs created on harbour contract in Lerwick

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Willmott Dixon starts work on Welsh super school

£34.5m scheme is Ceredigion County Council’s largest ever construction project

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Balfour wins extra £36m to convert Olympic Stadium

Contingency cash will be used to meet 23% rise in project cost to £190m

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Galliford Try bags £39m Surrey office job

Engineering specialist Subsea 7 to build new project office in Sutton

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ISG tipped for £250m Dyson HQ expansion

Malmesbury scheme will see construction of a new R&D building and sports centre

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Wigan council invites bids for £21m link road

Contest starts for design and build job to deliver 2.5km dual carriageway A49 link road

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Interserve gets go-ahead for £31m Welsh school

Enabling works will start in February on Caldicot secondary school

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T Clarke loses court appeal over subbie claims

Right of subcontractors to go to adjudication under Construction Act protected

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Green light for £40m Herne Bay shopping complex

Work will start early next year on 130,000 sq ft out-of-town shopping complex

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B&K wins £45m Crawley business quarter office job

Developer Abstract Securities pushes ahead with development pipeline

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ERH Construction goes into administration

Construction and building divisions go down as communications arm takes over contracts

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JCB to axe 150 jobs as global demand drops

Worldwide slowdown forces JCB to cut factory headcount

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Plan for new Canary Wharf curving tower

Plan lodged for 28-storey building on last Canary Wharf estate site

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Galliford Try chairman suddenly steps down

Chief executive Greg Fitzgerald, who also plans to retire, will take on interim chairman duties

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Major contractors refuse to use Chinese rebar

Industry giants snub imported materials following fears over quality

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Retirement towers to transform senior living

Green light for five towers in Sutton Coldfield retirement complex

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Contractor walks off Bath road jobs

ERH Group downs tools on schemes worth more than £2m across city

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Lovell bags £80m King’s Lynn housing scheme

More than 600 homes will be built on council-owned land

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Osborne lures new supply chain boss from Balfour

John Robeson becomes Supply Chain Director at Osborne

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Cala Homes aims to treble turnover by 2016

Cala warns availability of skilled trades becoming an ever growing problem

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£100m backing for Swansea tidal lagoon

Insurance giant Prudential takes key investor role in £1bn tidal energy scheme

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HS2 bosses promise to protect subbies on £1bn deals

Framework race for £500m-£1bn ECI contracts starts in first half of 2015

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Kier wins £57m twin Scottish school projects

Hub South West Scotland awards Marr College and Ayr Academy design and build jobs

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York Uni contest for £19m brace of building jobs

Project roll-out continues with phase 2 of biology building and new teaching block

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HMRC claws in record £131m from tax status checks

From April payroll companies must explain why workers on their books are not on PAYE

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Crane jib collapses on Wates site

Site worker injured as dismantling operation goes horribly wrong in Newcastle

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Kier plans £75m Reading mixed-use scheme

Planning to go in for 250 homes, hotel and light industrial space in the new year

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Construction set to grow 23% by 2018

Forecasts more bullish as industry recovery continues

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Balfour’s bill for Olympic Stadium could rise by £50m

Contractor wants extra cash to complete conversion job

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Go-ahead for phase three of Battersea Power Station

Work to start on cluster of towers designed by Foster and Gehry

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Construction tax fraudsters jailed for ten years

Bogus labour supply business lands two Essex men in jail