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Construction output surge sees cost inflation hit record high

Buyers report rises in input costs hit near 25-year high as materials shortages bite

3 days ago

Fire at tower days before Grenfell-style cladding due to be removed

More than 40 people injured during blaze at 19-storey building

2 days ago

Firms shortlisted for £140m Havant reservoir

Balfour, Hochtief and Mackley/Jones JV hunt main reservoir package

3 days ago

Blackstone makes £1.2bn bid for St Modwen

Investment giant set to acquire big name developer

3 days ago

London Chalcots towers £100m reclad out to bid again

Camden Council hopes to let Swiss Cottage estate reclad before the end of this year

3 days ago

Balfour facing strike ballot over “insulting” pay offer

Industrial action ballot planned for workers on £1.5bn Central Rail System Alliance contract

4 days ago

Hill wins 142-home McArthurs Yard job in Bristol

Housing contractor bags first Bristol job at harbourside site

3 days ago

BarhaleDoosan to build organic waste water treatment works

Natural integrated wetland to be built at Clifton wastewater treatment works

3 days ago

London Nine Elms 12-storey office approved

Construction to start this summer at former Royal Mail site

3 days ago

Fresh price hike takes structural steel to £800 per tonne

Seventh price hike since last July sees steel sections rise by £50/t

4 days ago

Barratt problem concrete frames and cladding bill hits £163m

House builder sees demand and construction surge but legacy property charges rise

4 days ago

Materials shortages threatening pace of rebound

RICS survey reveals confidence running high but shortages could put brakes on recovery

4 days ago

Henry Boot rejigs senior management

New MDs appointed to head construction and plant operations

4 days ago

Procure Plus plans £1.3bn low carbon housing framework

Firms wanted to supply or fit solar panels and air and ground source heat pumps

4 days ago

Keltbray sells electrical engineering arm to management

MBO at Keltbray Lagan Power three years after contractor acquired majority stake in business

4 days ago

BAM awards £150m worth of Manchester arena packages

North West subcontractors win top billing at Co-op Live project

5 days ago

Contractor Kilnbridge sold to 800-staff ownership trust

Founder of £90m East London contractor sells to workforce trust

5 days ago

ISG chalks up £48m haul of school wins

Deals include a £12m pathfinder ‘net zero’ school in Bristol

5 days ago

Green light for £37m Dawlish train rockfall shelter

Work to start on 209m long track protection structure this August

5 days ago

Keltbray posts £9.4m loss due to Covid and restructuring

Specialist contractor confident about future with £25m net cash and £224m order book

6 days ago

Construction start date for £200m Basildon scheme

Work to start this autumn on Essex site being developed by Inland Homes and Homes England

5 days ago

New Buro Happold chief to double staff in six years

James Bruce aims rapidly to grow engineering consultant into a global player

6 days ago

Atkins raids Skanska for new finance director

Jo Jarman returns to consultant as new finance director

5 days ago

Kier wins £15m Braintree enterprise centre

Building work at Great Notley to start later this month

6 days ago

Big name concrete firms miss out on major HS2 deal

Skanska Costain Strabag JV awards major package to Kelly Formwork

6 days ago

Covid shakes-up Top 30 M&E contractors rankings

Several M&E firms grow despite 9% fall in revenue last year among top 30 specialists.

6 days ago

Bylor builds second Hinkley reactor shell a third faster

Next massive prefabricated steel ring section for reactor building lifted in by Big Carl

6 days ago

Plans in for 700-bed Nottingham student scheme

Next phase of The Island Quarter scheme submitted for approval

6 days ago

M Group rebrands Skanska highways arm as Milestone

New business launched as £50m takeover deal signed off

6 days ago

Henry Boot to start £110m Walsall logistics project

Remedial works to start at 620,000 sq ft Phoenix 10 logistics scheme

6 days ago

Facebook site flooded by burst pipe

ISG fit-out team battle to stop leak at new King’s Cross HQ – Video

1 week ago

World’s tallest octagonal resi tower gets go-ahead

49-storey Birmingham Paradise build to rent tower gains planning

1 week ago

Materials crisis strikes Midlands as sites placed on ‘tick over’

HS2 blamed for creaming off scarce supplies as crisis deepens

1 week ago

Eurovia goes all-electric at Macclesfield site

Town centre Castle Street site team using entirely electric-powered plant

1 week ago

Tilbury Douglas names two more regional MDs

John Gittins and Simon Butler to head northern and central regions

1 week ago

Groundworker crushed in trench collapse

Contractor and house builder fined after worker left with serious injuries

1 week ago

Timber and steel shortages set to intensify

Prices to keep soaring for key structural construction products

2 weeks ago

Landmark £175m Bristol Soapworks scheme approved

Developer First Base plans new district around Grade II listed Soapworks building

2 weeks ago

Laing O’Rourke head of MEP joins Waterman

Simon Leonard joins Waterman’s London office as technical director for building services

2 weeks ago

Bidding opens for £24m Dudley Interchange

Bidders day next month for bus and tram interchange project

2 weeks ago

Walker Modular wins bathroom pod deal at Berkeley tower

Specialist lands £5.5m package at 58-storey luxury London Docklands tower

2 weeks ago

Construction workers face pension “black hole”

Only a third of the 2.2m strong workforce is saving for retirement

2 weeks ago

Offsite specialist Reds10 starts on £45m of school works

First wave of schools start on site under £3bn framework

2 weeks ago

Highways England awards £195m archaeology framework

Specialist firms win four-year deal to investigate road sites

2 weeks ago

Covid plunges Multiplex construction arm to £158m loss

London tower builder predicts rebound from new orders after revenue drops by a third

2 weeks ago

Scores of firms win £880m building safety framework

Fusion21 picks 175 firms for national safety and compliance panel

2 weeks ago

Highways England trials ‘anti-ageing cream’ for roads

Innovative bitumen mix helps road surfaces last longer, cutting carbon emissions

2 weeks ago

Ex-Crossrail boss Wolstenholme joins Laing O’Rourke

Contractor reveals its new Group Technical Director

2 weeks ago

Willmott Dixon wins £135m Barking estate rebuild deal

Builder signs off phase 2 of Gascoigne estate’s east side rebuild

2 weeks ago

Asbestos worker killed in site gas blast

Contractor fined £150,000 after court hears gas was not turned off before demolition work

2 weeks ago

£270m Ealing civic centre and flats scheme approved

Vistry Partnerships set to build major London scheme, subject to Mayoral approval

2 weeks ago

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