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Willmott Dixon furloughs 800 staff as 90% of its sites stay open

Shortage of materials hitting projects despite drive to keep sites open

5 hours ago

Taylor Wimpey to loan subbies £600 a month

£5m Pay It Forward Scheme to support 2,750 self employed workers

7 hours ago

Latest government advice on safe site working

Workers to be kept two metres apart “as much as possible”

9 hours ago

Balfour Beatty under fire for 30 Crossrail redundancies

Union slams redundancies as cruel during pandemic and calls for furloughing

11 hours ago

Gleeson gears-up for post pandemic work push

Share placing to raise £16m with £4m set aside for subcontractors in supply chain

11 hours ago

Coronavirus update for construction: Wednesday April 8

The latest advice and information from industry trade bodies

11 hours ago

Winvic tops March contracts league

Coronavirus outbreak afflicts March orders

18 hours ago

Mace starts re-opening sites

“Construction must find a way to work safely to support the UK’s economic recovery”

1 day ago

Kier to convert Swansea film studio into hospital

Andrew Scott also advances Neath sports academy conversion

23 hours ago

BAM Construct to furlough 440 staff on full pay

Board and senior managers take 20% salary cut

1 day ago

Plant theft soars as construction sites close

Thieves taking advantage of coronavirus impact to steal site equipment

20 hours ago

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2 years ago

Scottish sites ordered to close unless on essential list

Scottish government publishes list of what construction work can carry on: Full details

2 days ago

Private clients urged not to come after contractors

Industry urged to work together through pandemic or risk legal war

2 days ago

Vistry Partnerships bags £213m haul of affordable homes jobs

Clearance given to start pre-commencement works during covid-19 crisis

1 day ago

Competition concerns intensify over Kingspan panels deal

Acquisition of SIG’s Building Solutions could leave contractors with few alternative suppliers to choose from

1 day ago

Coronavirus update for construction: Tuesday April 7

The latest advice and information from industry trade bodies

1 day ago

Model contracts to fast-track Covid-19 extra contractor payments

Cabinet office publishes contract variations for contractor payments on stalled sites

1 day ago

Builders call on CITB to cancel levy this year

Pressure mounts on skills body to do more to help industry which funds it

1 day ago

Galliard Homes suspends recladding job in London

160 workers stood down as major reclad of New Capital Quay site closed over social distancing

1 day ago

Murphy MD joins Byrne Group to head concrete frame arm

New MDs appointed at Byrne Bros and Ellmer

2 days ago

BAM to build 500-bed Harrrogate Nightingale covid-19 hospital

Harrogate Convention Centre will be transformed within 14 days

2 days ago

Construction buyers report steepest work drop in a decade

Coronavirus crisis sparks major slump in March

2 days ago

Supply chain “disconnect” threatens to halt site work

Contractors lack vital materials while suppliers sat on stocks as sites shut

2 days ago

Highways England to speed up payments and procurement

Market engagement starts for £3.6bn Operations Scheme Delivery Framework

2 days ago

Skanska seals £193m Welsh Water deal

AMP7 deal covers water treatment works, dams and pipe installation

2 days ago

Gleeson to prioritise house sales to key workers after crisis

House builder furloughs three-quarters of staff as focus turns to preparing to restart work quickly

2 days ago

Coronavirus update for construction: Monday April 6

The latest advice and information from industry trade bodies

2 days ago

Four contractors mobilised for Glasgow temporary hospital

Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus to be transformed in two weeks

5 days ago

Ministers talking directly to construction chiefs over Covid-19

Bosses talking direct to government as trade bodies set-up Covid-19 task force

5 days ago

London most costly city in the world for construction

Cost survey on eve of pandemic ranked Bristol as more expensive than Manchester

3 days ago

Uproar over new safe site operation procedure prompts rethink

Construction Leadership Council withdraws fresh guidance to revert to first advice

5 days ago

Mace to furlough more than 800 staff

Thousands of staff from major contractors now being paid by the government

5 days ago

Lighthouse Club facing cash crisis over cancelled events

Construction charity appeals to industry for direct donations to keep helpline going

5 days ago

Wates to furlough a quarter of its workforce

1,000 staff furloughed. Pay cuts for remaining workers won’t apply to people on live sites

6 days ago

Great Portland Estates vows to keep paying contractors

Major client vows to look after suppliers despite construction pause on two thirds of sites

5 days ago

BAM confirmed for Manchester £350m indoor arena

Preferred design and build partner named for UK’s largest indoor arena

6 days ago

Coronavirus update for construction: Friday April 3

The latest advice and information from industry trade bodies

5 days ago

Sprinklers to be compulsory in high rise flats over 11m

Fresh fire tests confirm certain high pressure laminate panels must be replaced

6 days ago

Network Rail switches to immediate supplier payment

Cash is now being released faster to contractors and suppliers

6 days ago

Solar shading specialist starts making Covid-19 face shields

While fencing specialist CLD sets up rapid response team to protect vital NHS and military supplies

6 days ago

McAlpine to furlough most of 2,000 workforce

“If we don’t act quickly, we will run out of cash before this pandemic is over”

6 days ago

Boris urged to save UK construction industry

Industry leaders demand tax breaks, retentions returned and quick payment from clients

1 week ago

Laing O’Rourke cuts pay for 8,000 workers

Contractor confirms cuts of up to 30% as part of “war effort” during coronavirus crisis

1 week ago

Free training cash offer extended to larger companies

CITB grants of up to £25,000 now available to bigger contractors

1 week ago

£160m retirement housing framework winners

Anchor Hanover Group’s national framework will deliver schemes from £1m to £25m-plus

6 days ago

Chinese developer names builder for London debut scheme

Bennett Construction bags first phase of £380m Mill Hill scheme

6 days ago

Coronavirus update for construction: Thursday April 2

The latest advice and information from industry trade bodies

6 days ago

Marlborough Highways signs £100m London deal

Eight-year contract for Hackney Council covers road surfacing and street lighting

6 days ago

Amey wins back £400m Scottish South West highways upkeep

Transport Scotland confirms Amey will take over from Balfour’s Transerv consortium

6 days ago