New MD unveils growth plans for Jones Bros

Civil engineer could take on 200 new people if turnover targets hit

Suffolk County Council

£500m Suffolk Construction Framework winners

R G Carter and Wates replace Kier and ISG on major project bands


Electrical contractors in bullish mood

Nearly 90% of firms expect a bumper year ahead as recovery spreads to building services sector

Arborfield school

Dawnus wins £37m Arborfield Garrison school

Council agrees to fund enhancements to ‘bog standard’ secondary school design


Car group Swansway to build three new showrooms

New centres worth £12m to be built across the North West

house building

House building registrations fall in London

Capital and North East falter as house building in rest of UK grows strongly


Basement blunders land contractor in court

“Appalling” site conditions with workers left in unsupported excavations

Balfour Beatty

Balfour sells stake in rail signalling company

Sell-off latest stage of restructuring at contracting giant

Royal Holloway London

Osborne books £48m London library deal

Main construction work to start in November

Suzannah Nichol

New contractor trade body named Build UK

Build UK will be able to speak for almost all contractors in the building industry

constructionline new

Contractors flocking to mega buyers event

Thousands of suppliers expected at Constructionline showcase event: Register now


Firefighters prevent disaster on Berkeley Homes site

Compressor catches fire on housing job


Leeds civils firm Hewlett collapses for second time

Up to 350 jobs at risk as Hewlett Construction placed in administration

Hotel appold street

New York group plans 45-storey London hotel

Club Quarters hotel will rise to same height as the nearby Broadgate Tower


Newport steelwork firm AIC slashes staff

Saudi firm that bought Rowecord factory curbs its ambitions

Lakehouse fleet image SMALL

Profits soar at Lakehouse

Staff cash-in as contractor thrives post-float

London Borough of Newham, housing, repair, maintenance, theme

Enfield Council names £110m Decent Homes contractors

Breyer, Durkan and Wates among seven firms selected to deliver housing repairs

Road works sign

Further delays hit A12 upgrade contract

Second slip in timetable on contract covered by Amey’s Area 6 deal

Amey theme

Amey signs £250m Severn Trent waste water deal

Contractor takes over sewer network repairs across all three Severn Trent regions

Queen's speech

Housing Bill cautiously welcomed

Queen’s Speech: Industry delivers mixed reaction to ground-breaking Housing Bill

Highways maintenance

Race starts for £250m South East highways deal

Sussex bidders day next week for 6-year highways maintenance framework

Partners Group 80 Fenchurch Street

Plan unveiled for £200m City of London office project

Building work starts early next year on 80 Fenchurch Street office block

mark perkins Shepherd

Shepherd boss set for major role at Wates

Mark Perkins in line for senior position after playing a pivotal role in takeover

Mark Parker Telford Homes

Telford Homes ousts MD in management shake-up

Mark Parker exits in management restructure at London house builder

RB Stockyard

New home for piling giant Roger Bullivant

Specialist contractor moving to former Sandvik site in South Derbyshire


CRH seals binding deal on Tarmac acquisition

Deal will make CRH world’s third largest cement and aggregates supplier

Market Square south Oxhey

Countryside picked for 500-home Watford suburb regen

Plans to be finalised at the end of 2015 for central South Oxhey rebuild


Lend Lease rebrand turns Lendlease green

Canopy logo ditched for green brand mark know as the ‘fold’

Rathbone-Market phase three

Sisk moves to Rathbone Market final phase

Over 200 homes will be built in several blocks ranging from 6-14 storeys

Berkeley Battersea Nine Elms site

Green light for Berkeley JV £367m Battersea plan

Construction work at Battersea gasworks site to start next spring


Kier and BAM swoop on £500m Sewscap 2 deal

Winners named for expanded Welsh schools and public works framework


German crane giant buys HTC from Harrington

Wolffkran acquires HTC Plant tower crane business


Bids invited for £72m civils at Glasgow Sighthill regen

Land remediation and civils due to last five years

JLR Wolverhampton

Jaguar Land Rover plans major factory extension

900,000 sq ft extension will double size of plant near Wolverhampton


Amey Birmingham highways row intensifies

Council dispute with contractor over £2.6bn road repair deal heads for adjudication

Piazza-University of York

Race starts for £17m York Uni teaching building

Piazza Learning Centre will be built on the university’s Heslington East campus

Swansea tidal lagoon

O’Rourke lands £200m Swansea tidal lagoon deal

First major civils and construction package agreed for £1bn project

Berkeley White City

Green light for Berkeley’s £615m White City scheme

St James to start work next summer on vast 1,465-home West London scheme


Ian Eggers parts company with Rise

Co-founder leaves after four years at construction manager

Wates Group Andrew Davies

Wates to buy most of Shepherd’s construction arm

Wates strikes deal to buy M&E, FM and parts of Shepherd’s construction business

pc harrington

PC Harrington subsidiary takes over two sites

McAlpine and Ballymore continue work with subsidiary on major London sites

Stratford IQ FCA building

Lend Lease to start second major office at Stratford

Lend Lease to start work on The International Quarter


Betting Spy: Is it all about sterling for Raheem?

Money madness blights Premier League while Burnley can make a winning exit


Small builders begged back in EFA schools work rethink

Smaller firms being invited to bid as main contractors shun lower value school jobs


North Midland blames woes on Carillion Telent contracts

Problem jobs revealed as site withdrawal complete after two troubled years

Ecologic Swansea

Government urged to use pollution eating tiles

Nitrogen dioxide reducing tiles and cement can improve UK air quality

Derbyshire police and fire HQ

B&K nabs £14m Derbyshire police and fire HQ

Work will start in July at the Butterley Hall site in Ripley

Eric Wright Rail

Eric Wright approved to bid Network Rail work

Eric Wright Rail plans recruitment drive after securing Principal Contractor Licence

Eastleigh leisure centre

Bidding to start for £25m Hampshire leisure centre

Eastleigh sports complex will include a pool and 15 court hall


£12m funding for Jodrell Bank visitor centre project

First Light project will turn radio telescope site into a major public attraction


Falling metal roof sheets narrowly miss karting party

Three-quarters-of-a-tonne sheets crash through roof onto race track after bungled lift

mark perkins Shepherd

Shepherd Construction lays off 55 staff

Shepherd Group delivers round of cost-cuts at construction arm

Paul Briars N G Bailing

Rotary boss joins rival N G Bailey as north west chief

Paul Briars leads NG Bailey’s Engineering division in the north west

courtald GPE

Great Portland races to build record project pipeline

Developer plans to start six more projects within next 24 months

Snow Hill Sidell Gibson

Ballymore lodges plan for Snowhill phase 3

Developer plans to use aborted project basement, starting later this year


Bricklayer breaks back as overloaded platform fails

Bellway fined £35,000 after platform loaded with 70 concrete blocks

Ian Taylor md Henry Brothers

Henry Brothers hires ex-Balfour Beatty regional boss

Ian Taylor will head up the firm’s Midlands office

360 vision skanska

Skanska demands 360° cameras on all heavy site plant

Skanska leads way to insist mobile site plant is fitted with all-round vision


Highland Council starts £23m Inverness West Link race

Work on 1.4 mile road will start in March


Worker killed in 8m fall through fragile roof

National timber supplier Howarth Timber ordered to pay £106,000


Boss of failed Muirfield under fire over creditor records

Unsecured creditors owed around £5m in wake of Scottish contractor collapse

Crane survey

Second highest jump in London office starts for 20 years

London office building work soars 24% as second wave starts

Nice pak wigan

Vinci wins £28m Wigan wet-wipe factory

Work will start shortly on Wigan’s biggest building

Knight Know Salford Aldephi Wharf

Green light for £75m Salford PRS scheme

Up to 580 apartments will be built on banks of River Irwell

EU referendum

Two-thirds of civils firms back staying in EU

Civil engineering contractors call on Government to enable an honest debate on membership

UV beads

Road workers wear UV beads as skin cancer risk alert

Highways specialist A-one unveils summer campaign to highlight sun exposure risks

Midlands Highways Alliance

Aecom/Waterman win £30m Midlands highways deal

Midlands Highways Alliance re-signs Aecom for design services after £2.7m savings

Arup joints 3-D

Arup experts re-engineer metal joints with 3-D printing

Shape of things to come as metal 3-D printing comes of age in construction


Mitie counts cost of M&E exit and power plant foray

Exit from M&E and design and build work cost Mitie £62m last year

Blackdale Norwich UEA

R G Carter go-ahead for £25m East Anglia Uni digs

Norwich campus will be built on former Blackdale School site

Sir Anthony Bamford JCB

Surging UK plant sales prop up JCB profits

Lord Bamford pitches into EU referendum debate, arguing for Brexit

Canterbury Riverside Bouygues

Bouygues wins Canterbury riverside scheme

Construction slated to start next year on multiplex cinema and student halls

Harrowside outfall

Murphy lands Blackpool beach outfall job

Land and Marine Engineering to deliver Harrowside outfall project

Cullum McAlpine

Sir Robert McAlpine suffers £90m loss

Board takes strict control of tender and design change risk management after London project losses

Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty shareholders revolt over directors pay

Nearly a third of shareholders vote against accepting 2014 directors’ pay report


Winners named for £1bn construction framework

Galliford Try, Graham, Wates, Vinci and Volker take big prizes in LGSS framework

Angel Gardens Manchester

Moda finds backer for £1bn regional cities PRS plan

Middle Eastern investor Apace forms JV with Moda to build 5,000 PRS flats

Jim O'Neill Infrastructure tsar

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker new tsar of infrastructure

Jim O’Neill set to play a key role in delivering the Northern Powerhouse plans


Betting Spy: Everton to sink Big Sam

Allardyce is treading water at West Ham so back the visitors at 7/4

Bill Hocking

Galliford Try construction boss poached from Skanska

Skanska UK civils boss Bill Hocking takes top construction job at house building group