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Construction set to grow by 14% this year

‘W’ shaped recession and recovery as housing and infrastructure lead the way

13 hours ago

Wates to start on Oxford university’s biggest building job

Planning green light means construction can start this summer on £200m Life and Mind Building

17 hours ago

Galliford Try set to return to profitability

Contractor starts 2021 with a £3.3bn order book

20 hours ago

Duo win design for £400m concrete roads renewal plan

Atkins and Aecom seal £39m design deal to upgrade 600 miles of concrete roads

2 days ago

Van Elle eyes strong recovery after challenging first half

Piling contractor confident market growth will drive return to profitability

20 hours ago

£250m A1 Birtley to Coal House upgrade approved

Costain A1 upgrade job adjacent to the Angel of the North to start within months

21 hours ago

Eric Wright to pave way for £180m Wirral Waters neighbourhood

Infrastructure package awarded on latest phase of transformation of River Mersey bank

20 hours ago

May start for McAleer & Rushe £47m Leeds office job

12-storey City Square House project to start in May

1 day ago

New regulator to police construction materials safety

New watchdog will carry out its own testing in bid to stamp-out abuse by manufacturers

2 days ago

Kier continues to battle with high debts

Average monthly debt stuck around £436m despite reported better trading

2 days ago

Government confirms no threat to shut London sites

Construction will continue in capital despite fears over crowded tube trains

2 days ago

Leo Quinn leads for construction on PM’s Build Back Better Council

Prime Minister brings in 30 captains of industry to advise on economic recovery plan

2 days ago

Prompt Payment Code invoice target cut to 30 days

Major contractors must now vow to pay smaller suppliers within the month

2 days ago

Cladding and Covid costs Watkin Jones £20.5m

Student and build to rent specialist confident about year ahead

2 days ago

Boot ends 2020 ahead of expectations

Boot starts 2021 on a high with strong order book

2 days ago

Plant hire firm plans £33.8m tourism development

Perthshire site will see construction of hotel, lodges and transport museum

3 days ago

Contractors called up for new £1.5bn housing framework

LHC to roll out next-generation national new-build housing framework

3 days ago

Jenrick approves £250m West London urban village

London developer Avanton to start construction of two major schemes this year

3 days ago

BCEGI plans August start for £30m office in Middlesbrough

Plans in for seven-floor Boho X digital creative hub

3 days ago

McLaren group managing director leaves for new challenge

David Murphy parts company with contractor after 11 years

3 days ago

M&E contractor Playfords plans expansion after MBO

New management team set £20m turnover target for centenary year in 2025

3 days ago

Self-employed wages up 9% in north west

Average freelance trade wages running nearly 10% below pre-pandemic level

6 days ago

Tube chiefs tell contractors trains are safe for builders

Contractors encouraged to stagger site start times in London

6 days ago

Construction recovers to pre-pandemic level

New work output grew 3.5% in November lifting output above February 2020 pre-shutdown level

6 days ago

Colas rolls out weekly Covid rapid testing for staff

Build UK trade body offers member firms lateral flow kits at a discount

6 days ago

Cemex invests in “kit of parts” offsite housing firm

Materials giant backs Modulous to “revolutionise” housing industry

6 days ago

House building bounce back hailed by minister

Latest official statistics show completions tripled in the third quarter of 2019

7 days ago

Government clears 514-home London Master Brewer scheme

Housing secretary decides not to call in Hillingdon Gardens scheme

6 days ago

Aarsleff shifts to expansion after return to profit

Ground engineering contractor optimistic with 12 months of good work visibilty

6 days ago

Fresh shock structural steel price hike

Price of structural steel jumps nearly 50% in just over six months

7 days ago

Former Carillion bosses face new legal action

Eight ex-directors could be banned from boardroom for up to 15 years

7 days ago

Firms due £50m Covid dividend in R&D tax rebates

Contractors eligible to make tax credit claims for efforts to make sites Covid safe

7 days ago

Colmore Tang joins race to reclad unsafe towers by 2021

Midlands builder sets up cladding remediation arm as pace quickens to retrofit 2,000 unsafe buildings

7 days ago

Winvic starts £93m Edgbaston Stadium build to rent job

Civils arm will also deliver highways improvements for Warwickshire County Cricket Club

1 week ago

GLP starts work on 1m sq ft of warehouse space

Contractors given green light on latest round of development as demand soars for logistics schemes

1 week ago

Marshalls to build block plant as orders rebound

New concrete block factory will be built at St Ives in Cambridgeshire

1 week ago

Revenue offers contractors advice as IR35 changes loom

Free online workshops as controversial changes start in April: Sign up for places

1 week ago

Mace achieves net zero carbon goal

Carbon offset and 50% carbon emission cut achieves net zero target

1 week ago

Keltbray hires Multiplex project commercial director

Jason Gibbons joins as commercial director for built environment division

1 week ago

Winners revealed on £80m demolition framework

Sixteen secure places from 17 tenders received

1 week ago

BAM to trial innovative 5G use in construction

5G-powered cameras, drones and sensors to monitor Scottish construction sites

1 week ago

Breedon lures Amey boss to grow contracting arm

Highways specialist James Haluch to join GB Contracting in March

1 week ago

New pothole machine delivers road repairs four times faster

JCB Pothole Pro machine can repair a pothole in under eight minutes and at half the cost of a road gang

1 week ago

“Vital construction continues” during latest lockdown

New Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng praises industry’s “major contribution”

1 week ago

Ductwork contractors hit by soaring steel prices

Firms warn steel shortages could hit jobs if situation worsens

1 week ago

Fears grow over Covid contract disputes as attitudes harden

Construction leaders warn of perfect storm from Brexit, falling activity, reverse charge VAT and surge in claims

1 week ago

Plans in for £60m Stockport’s Weir Mill flats

Capital & Centric advances scheme as a blueprint for inner city regeneration

1 week ago

£75m infrastructure funding deal for £1bn Purfleet town scheme

Main infrastructure works will start next month

1 week ago

WYG name disappears after US consultant takeover

Tetra Tech name adopted 18 months after WYG sale

1 week ago

Dive under team to slide in 11,000 tonne tunnel

Construction first for Morgan Sindall on East Coast Main Line

1 week ago

Electrical boss barred over £1m mystery expenses

Seven-year ban from running a business for Surrey electrician

1 week ago

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