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Sunak unveils new emergency jobs support scheme

Chancellor also gives companies an extra four years to pay back Covid loans

1 day ago

Crossrail chiefs plan another construction blockade

Another period of 24-hour working planned after success of 53-day summer surge

13 hours ago

Contractors urged to adopt NHS Covid app

QR codes on site entrances to help contact tracing authorities

17 hours ago

Builders’ merchants sales confirm strong V-shaped recovery

Monthly sales in July just 1.3% below same time last year

14 hours ago

Construction’s most considerate contractors revealed

Top industry performers recognised at virtual awards ceremony: Full details

21 hours ago

Contest starts for £1.4bn Scottish highways upkeep

Bidding starts for north west and north east highways upkeep

20 hours ago

Green light for £200m Kent business district

Developer U+I finalises planning for 800,000 sq ft Tunbridge Wells scheme

21 hours ago

SIG makes a £125.4m pre-tax loss in first half

Materials distribution giant aims to stem losses during rest of 2020

20 hours ago

Plans in for 18-storey Sheffield tower

St Mary’s Gate student block will rise to 18 storeys

20 hours ago

B&K wins first £18m job for new Peterborough Uni

Work on 60,000 sq ft building to start shortly following council land transfer

21 hours ago

Green light for £650m Nottingham regen scheme

McAlpine to start work on first phase of 40-acre site in November

1 day ago

Vinci wins £14m Macclesfield cancer centre

Civils specialist Cidon starts work on the The Christie at Macclesfield project

1 day ago

BAM installs Covid killing spray tunnel on site

Workers treated with dry mist as they access major London site

2 days ago

Plan for £270m Leeds Lisbon Square scheme

Council names developer for city centre flats, hotel and office scheme

3 days ago

HS2 tells contractors to cut CO2 by half

Costain Skanska claims first use of zero carbon concrete in London

2 days ago

Plans to be lodged for £200m London eye hospital

First look at new Moorfields building design as bidding starts

2 days ago

Van Elle branches out into plant operator training

Two key plant operator card schemes back new training centre

2 days ago

Race on for £45m Greenwich council housing scheme

Work to start on four blocks at Kidbrooke in March

3 days ago

CityFibre calls in Bechtel to speed up £1.5bn work plan

CityFibre to award major construction contracts in coming months

3 days ago

Countryside to build private rental homes in London

Rental homes deal with Sigma and investor EQT to advance London schemes in tougher market

3 days ago

Billington keeps in profit after 30% revenue plunge

Steelwork contractor reports orders at near historic levels

3 days ago

Watchdog finds apparent breaches in KPMG Carillion audit

Initial report sent to KPMG for comment before decision on further action

4 days ago

Winvic trials new AI site safety zone system

Workers will be warned when they stray into computer generated danger zones

3 days ago

Steve Corcoran takes helm at maintenance specialist Taziker

Former Speedy chief takes over the helm of bridge upkeep specialist in October

4 days ago

T&T resilient as revenue hits record £681m

Consultants maintains growth despite impact of Covid-19 in final quarter

3 days ago

Morgan Sindall scrambles for Stoke spitfire museum

First steel set to go up in the Autumn at Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.

3 days ago

BAM names Scottish commercial chief

BAM Construction promotes Mark Nicol to steer future growth

4 days ago

£900m Heathrow rail link bid race delayed two years

Procurement rethink as Covid delays Western Rail Link to Heathrow

4 days ago

Graham to sign off £223m Aberdeen hospital deal

Main construction likely to start in January after review into 40% cost hike

4 days ago

Billington boosted by £21m trio of steelwork jobs

Structures division secures power, manufacturing and office projects

4 days ago

Pipework firm wins £615k payout over £200m Hull job

Premier Engineering Lincoln awarded payout in dispute with MW High Tech Projects

4 days ago

Speedy trials electric taxis as tool delivery vans

Converted red taxicabs can carry two pallets up to 800kg

4 days ago

Aecom wins PM role for £700m Whipps Cross hospital

Construction is hoped to start befoe the end of 2022

7 days ago

Lendlease sells London office tower for flats revamp

Grant Lipton buys Chiswick office block to covert to 137 homes

7 days ago

10,000 jobs at risk in nuclear supply chain without Sizewell C

Contractors urge Government to back new Suffolk nuclear power station

7 days ago

Kier plunges to £273m loss

Heavy restructuring costs and building losses set Kier back

1 week ago

Tolent order book rises to £190m despite southern exit

Directors wind down loss-making southern business to focus on north and central England

7 days ago

Hull contractor writes roadworks sign in local dialect

“Yer Jerking, Merr Rerd Werks” sign unveiled by M B Roche & Sons

7 days ago

M&E firms now optimistic after worst fears not realised

Firms in positive mood even with furlough scheme drawing to a close

7 days ago

£216m deal for East Coast Main Line power upgrade phase 2

Rail Electrification Alliance, including VolkerRail and Murphy, signs contracts

7 days ago

Tender prices hold firm but likely to fall 2.5% in 2021

Mace cost consultancy forecasts bid pricing fall next year

1 week ago

Skanska chief to chair CBI construction council

Gregor Craig will succeed Sir James Wates in November

1 week ago

Henry Construction hires safety director

Former Murphy safey chief joins Henry Construction

1 week ago

Go-ahead for West London 460-home build to rent scheme

TfL/Grainger JV to start five-block scheme next to Southall station

1 week ago

Argent advances plan for fifth Paradise Square building

Four architects in contest to design Three Chamberlain Square and hotel

1 week ago

Mini nuclear power lifeline for Wylfa site

Rolls-Royce eyes North Wales site after Hitachi confirms £20bn nuclear power plant canned

1 week ago

Morgan Sindall set for £40m Birmingham Uni lab job

First phase of Molecular Science complex to start early next year

1 week ago

Leaders press Chancellor for targeted six-pack stimulus

Industry tables carbon reduction, cladding and job creation plan for Autumn spending review

1 week ago

Worker killed as scaffold collapses during dismantling

Contractor and director fined after fatal fall in north London

1 week ago

Vital Energi to build waste heat from power plant centre

Low-carbon energy centre to use spare heat from planned £680m energy from waste plant

1 week ago

Spring start for next Harwell science block

Builder yet to be named for Quad 2 building

1 week ago