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Team Van Oord starts £30m Kent coast defence job

Contract signed on Broomhill Sands coastal defences scheme

Globe

60 jobs axed as North West contractor goes under

Twenty projects in limbo as £35m turnover Globe Management Services placed in administration

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Boot to start £75m York chocolate factory job

Henry Boot profits shine as commercial development activity hits seven-year high

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Sisk tipped for £40m Birmingham student scheme

City Locks student scheme in Birmingham’s Eastside set to go-ahead

House building theme

Signs surge in house building easing

Annualised house starts jump 18% to 137,780 units

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Arcadis trumps rival Japanese bid for Hyder

Second Arcadis offer seals £288m Hyder takeover deal

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Kier wants suppliers for £40m housing scheme

Open day for contractors across Surrey: Full details

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Bidders day for £120m Blackburn treatment works

United utilities aims to raise capacity at major treatment works

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Betting Spy: Man City and Swansea to land double

Home advantage to count as dust settles on first week of Premier League action

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Miller profits grow after construction arm offload

Miller Homes sets target to build 2,750 units a year

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BAM makes UK loss as cost-cutting continues

£80m restructuring to be completed by October

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Costain pulls out of bidding more waste contracts

Contractor boasts record £3.2bn order book after strong first half performance

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Interserve to start on £145m Derby waste plant site

Construction to create 250 jobs for the local economy

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Brothers jailed after exposing refurb workers to asbestos

Pair had no construction knowledge and ignored series of prohibition notices

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Relief for Balfour staff as Carillion ends pursuit

Reprieve for Balfour’s UK construction division which Carillion planned to “decimate”

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£1.2bn funding deal for Glasgow infrastructure

Series of schemes planned over next 20 years ro revitalise the city

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Carillion calls it a day over Balfour merger

Carillion no longer pursuing merger and cannot make a move for another six months

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Bid race starts for first main civils deal on £3bn A9 dualling

Construction of first stretch set to start next Summer

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Lend Lease and Mace left in £400m BBC race

Work to start on Television Centre transformation next April

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Osborne doubles output at panel factory

Booming demand sees production boosted at Coventry plant

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Worker dies in fall from fire damaged pier

Tragedy strikes during repair work to Eastbourne Pier

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University wants builder for £27m sports centre

Bid race begins for University of Nottingham scheme

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Balfour rejects revised Carillion bid

Carillion plan to slash construction business and block Parsons sale not acceptable

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£30m road design deal up for grabs

Scottish Government wants consultant for A96 dualling

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Carillion in improved merger bid for Balfour

Cariilion comes back again after talks with major shareholders

Insolvency service

13-year-ban for dodgy construction director

Insolvency Service finds more than £800,000 drained out of company books

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Beaver 84 to help Prince Harry build Invictus Games

Scaffold specialist named official supplier to next month’s Games

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Build Show moves dates to October 2015

Organisers take advantage of newly-available Autumn slot at NEC

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Vinci stops work over structural beam problem

Refurbishment of £9m medical centre in Essex suspended

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Wates appoints new head of infrastructure

Contractor eyes move into civils market

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Persimmon keeps check on build costs

Tight control on construction costs sees margins hit 17.7%

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Mott MacDonald to help students with people skills

Next generation needs “softer skills” to go with technical knowledge

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Durkan lands deal for £12m Putney school

Demolition starts this week to transform former hospital site

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Ibstock pumps 200m extra bricks into booming market

UK’s largest manufacturer working with customers to guarantee supplies

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Go-ahead for new £12m bridge in Solihull

Construction to start in January with winner to be unveiled later this month

Peter Jacobs managing director of Morgan Sindall London

Former Morgan Sindall London chief joins Wilson James

Peter Jacobs joins logistics specialist

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Balfour and Carillion merger faces D-Day this week

Revised bid needs to be in by Thursday or deal is shelved for six months

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Keepmoat in £400m takeover talks

Investment group poised to take control of social housing giant

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Union warning after workers found living on site

Latvian builders living in portable cabins on Manchester housing job

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Lend Lease hands over final Olympic block

85 homes retrofitted a week in final phase of transformation

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All sectors on the up but cost fears dog construction

Activity rising but so are costs warns latest trade survey

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Green light for two £90m Scottish health schemes

Construction set to start on both sites within next year

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Opinion: Frying pan or fire for Balfour staff

Workers at construction division to suffer however merger saga plays out

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First wave of £1bn housing infrastructure fund unveiled

Full list of 36 schemes to benefit from loans to kick-start construction

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London Mayor to ban old construction plant

Strict controls on dust and plant exhaust to come into force from September next year

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Bouygues to build £80m waste energy plant

Construction to start this year creating 200 jobs

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Osborne boss woos Balfour staff facing the axe

David Fison casts doubt on strategy behind latest round of mega mergers

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Carillion plans to cut Balfour construction arm by two thirds

Regional construction to suffer most from planned Carillion cuts

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Go-ahead for Crossrail station at Ealing Broadway

Vinci to start on site next Summer

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Betting Spy: City to pip Chelsea to the title

Spurs and Hull can land a 5/1 away double on Saturday

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Construction Manager of the Year finalists revealed

Full list of 95 battling it our for coveted prize

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MotoGP deal is major boost for £315m Circuit of Wales

Racetrack to be built before 2016 motorcyle race

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Galliford Try to start £141m London Royal Docks scheme

Great Eastern Quays scheme will see over 800 homes built at historic dock

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£50m plan lodged for Manchester business school

Phase two of business school redevelopment will see shops and new teaching facilities built

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Latest £50m design deal winner for A9 dualling

Jacobs is latest consultant to win a share of massive Scottish road scheme

Alan Hope - Midas Group

Customer service strategy pays off for Midas

Profits up despite intense competition

Royal Victoria hospital Newcastle

Laing O’Rourke legal battle over Newcastle hospital PFI job

Contractor battles for completion certificate for offices finished two years ago

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Balfour sets target date for construction turnaround

Three regional offices to close and remaining 17 to be making profit by end of the year

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Cost rises force contractor to abandon £11m school job

Winning firm can no longer complete the deal for original price

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Chinese rebar fails British Standards tests

Laboratory checks show imported rebar is not up to domestic standards

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Strong jump in buyers searching for suppliers

Constructionline figures add to fears of supplier shortages

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Interserve wins £85m Welsh hospital upgrade

Main works to start next summer at Prince Charles District General Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil.

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Balfour Beatty services division chief quits

Kevin Craven, chief of Balfour Beatty services division, to join Serco in September

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Two family-sized homes to be built in one day

First for UK as modern methods of construction slash build times

Westworks

Call-up for £2.2bn new-build housing framework

Westworks housing consortium seeks firms for design and build framework

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Bomb halts construction of Ben Ainslie sailing centre

Royal Navy experts defuse device at Portsmouth site of America’s Cup HQ

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McAlpine parts company with Centre Point project

Long-time favourite for iconic tower revamp is believed to be no longer in the race

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Capita to manage £50m London retrofit scheme

Up to 175,000 London homes are targeted for energy efficiency upgrade

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Kier bags £18m North Wales school job

Work to start next summer on new Queensferry secondary school in Flintshire

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Roof fall as contractors ignore cherry picker plan

Labourer left in a coma after falling five metres

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Prep work starts on £745m Aberdeen Bypass

Balfour Beatty, Carillion and Galliford Try start ground investigation work

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London double worth £65m to McLaren

Work starts this month on pair of major commercial schemes

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Steel falls nine floors onto workers

Contractor fined just £1 after going into liquidation following accident

Balfour Beatty executive chairman, Steve Marshall

Balfour breaks even as M&E woes hit results

Construction giant continues strategy to “simplify and refocus”

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BAM shares suddenly dive ahead of half-year results

Dutch group issues ‘break-even’ trading statement to quash market jitters

Insolvency service

Building boss jailed after ignoring director ban

Northampton building boss who ran four firms while banned jailed for 27 months

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Go-ahead for Oxford University £45m data institute

New building forms part of University’s £1.8bn investment plan over the next decade

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Balfour rejects revised Carillion approach

Parsons Brinckerhoff and fears over UK construction arm scupper latest deal

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Japanese firm trumps ARCADIS bid for Hyder

Nippon Koei makes higher offer which is accepted by Hyder board

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Kier signs dispute-busting deal with Driver

Consultant signs framework deal to help minimise bust-ups