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Mayor of London pulls plug on Garden Bridge

Sadiq Khan withdraws backing amid fears of funding gap and rising construction costs

3 days ago
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Specialist sites to get £15bn funding boost

Building boom to continue in sectors like student accommodation and PRS

3 days ago
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Manchester’s Harbur Construction goes under

More than 20 jobs axed at social housing specialist

4 days ago
Chief executive Andy Hill aims to be building over 2,500 homes a year by 2020

Hill on track for £850m turnover target

Rapid growth ranks south firm as country’s third largest private house builder

3 days ago
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Scape starts race for £1.4bn Midlands framework

Procurement specialist aims to pick firms for 10 lots in Midlands and East of England

3 days ago
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Reading FC’s £500m Royal Elm Park scheme approved

Work to start early next year on convention centre and housing next to club’s Madejski Stadium

4 days ago
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Construction firms: Show staff and suppliers you care

Entry deadline approaching for a chance to be recognised among the best in the business at the Enquirer awards

3 days ago
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Betting Spy: Chelsea title tip paying off

Nearly time to collect on our pre-season punt while Stoke, Spurs and Palace can land a treble

3 days ago
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Taylor Wimpey chief takes reins at Countryside house building

Countryside unveils leadership shake-up at house building and partnerships operations

4 days ago
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New home registrations soar to 10-year high

NHBC registrations jump 17% in first three months of 2017

4 days ago
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AstraZeneca HQ project costs skyrocket

Cambridge HQ project running over two years late and to cost £170m more than expected

4 days ago
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HSE inspector numbers fall by 25%

Spending cuts bite at HSE raising union concerns about lack of enforcement

4 days ago
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Taylor Wimpey sets aside £130m to settle lease rows

Housebuilder acts to help homeowners hit by ground rents which double every ten years

4 days ago
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Styles & Wood targets schools and Government hub refit

Fit-out specialist targets public sector refurb work as profit jumps 26%

4 days ago
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Forrest lands twin towers resi deal in Manchester

Contractor lands significant deal as it shifts from traditional maintenance market

5 days ago
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CSCS backs “try before you buy” apprentices

Skills body supports on-the -job training with funding for contractors

4 days ago
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Heathrow plans offsite revolution for infrastructure construction

Four new logistics hubs to be dotted around country to pre-assemble components for £16bn airport expansion

5 days ago
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Interserve and Kier walk away from £100m water deal

Contractors unable to agree a price after six months with Severn Trent Water

5 days ago
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Irish duo scoops £85m Cumbria pipeline job

Farrans and Roadbridge joint venture to deliver Thirlmere water mains project

5 days ago
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Civils firms win £60m Welsh roads framework

Alun Griffiths, Dawnus, Jones Bros and JN Bentley snare Welsh roads spend

5 days ago
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Grosvenor eyes mid-market housing as London chills

Plans for 1,500 homes to be submitted this year for five hectare Bermondsey site

5 days ago
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CBI turns to “future leaders” to reform construction

Think tank set-up of rising stars under 35 to generate new ideas

5 days ago
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Laing O’Rourke to get new Chairman

Anglo American chief Sir John Parker to join later this year

6 days ago
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Talks start on independent appeals against FFI charges

Contractors to get fair hearings over £124-an-hour safety visit charges

5 days ago
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Former Liverpool Chinatown contractor goes under

Bilt Group in creditors’ voluntary liquidation

6 days ago
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Staircase contractor fined £185k after death at O’Rourke site

CMF Ltd fined after worker crushed by falling concrete staircase

6 days ago
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British Land submits latest Broadgate revamp plan

Developer to boost shopping space at 135 Broadgate bank building

6 days ago
Vivid

Newly merged housing group to build 1,200 homes a year

Vivid plans to double new build housing output in Hampshire and Surrey

6 days ago
Harwell Facilties Building CGI

Willmott Dixon wins £24m Harwell testing lab

Builder returns to Harwell after completing project two years ago

6 days ago
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Morgan Sindall wins £30m Soton student digs

Select Property Group has nine schemes in development around the country

6 days ago
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New Bovis Homes boss buys £1.24m shares

Greg Fitzgerald pitches into new job and snaps up 134,369 shares

7 days ago
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Lovell gets summer start for £53m Chorley scheme

Contractor teams up with Homes and Communities Agency for 220 new homes

6 days ago
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Multiplex turnover soars to record £1bn on tower boom

Pre-tax profit slips as builder’s revenue jumps by two-thirds

7 days ago
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Groundworker killed by concrete drainage cover

Coourt hears how poorly planned lifting operation at school site led to tragedy

7 days ago
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Graham lands latest Manchester build to rent tower

Work to start this summer on 16-storey tower at Salford Quays

7 days ago
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BAM takes £30m Southampton Uni job

Contractor mobilses for Highfield Campus project

7 days ago
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Sisk set for £37m Sheerness steelwork clear-up

Isle of Sheppey rebar mill clearance plans advance

7 days ago
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Local construction firms demand fair crack at public contracts

North East SME group launches campaign to improve chances for local builders

7 days ago
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Small builders bullish despite rising costs

Rising materials costs and deepening skills shortages dampen optimism

7 days ago
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Roofing firms fined for skylight and snow dangers

Local contractors fined £66,000 each after workers put at risk

7 days ago
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Balfour bags southern England power line upgrade

Pre-construction works to start this year to refurbish five 132kV overhead lines

1 week ago
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Atkins agrees £2.1bn takeover by Canadian group

Atkins and Fathful + Gould brands could disappear. Bosses offered £5m to stay on

1 week ago
Sellafield

Sellafield seeks 20-year construction partners

Procurement shake-up to see four long-term partnering deals for vast construction programme

1 week ago
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First strike threat hits Hinkley construction work

Bonus row erupts just three weeks after first concrete poured

2 weeks ago
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Construction VAT fraudster ordered to pay back £2.2m

HMRC to claim back cash from crime gang leader who set up a web of bogus building companies

1 week ago
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Cemex drivers ballot on strike action

Seventy four Cemex drivers to ballot for strike action over pay

1 week ago
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Willmott Dixon poaches Galliford Try northern ops boss

Operations director Andrew Hurcomb will drive expansion in Yorkshire

1 week ago
Paul Sheffield

Paul Sheffield to join Royal BAM board

Former Laing O’Rourke md and ex-Kier boss joins Dutch construction giant

2 weeks ago
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HS2 to make firms name all people involved in bids

HS2 to tighten bid disclosure rules after development partner fiasco

2 weeks ago
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Betting Spy: FA Cup cheer for Spurs and Man City

Tottenham and Man City can land a 4/1 double while Everton look too strong for West Ham

1 week ago