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Construction plant shortages start to bite

Smaller excavator delivery dates being pushed to 2022

2 hours ago

Bechtel’s £100m HS2 legal claim over contract award fails

American giant has procurement complaint dismissed

20 hours ago

Six win £650m NHS Scotland framework

BAM and McLaughlin & Harvey secure places for first time on Scottish hospital framework

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MBO at £80m turnover McTaggart Construction

Eight-strong management team buy Scottish housing contractor

3 hours ago

Engie bags £200m low carbon campus in Birmingham

Construction to start this summer on student complex

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Elland Steel ownership shifts to employee trust

Family of Halifax steelwork contractor sell to workforce trust

15 hours ago

Amey raids Ringway Jacobs for highways chief

Andy Denman joins Amey in May to lead local authority highways growth plan

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Commercial jobs spur February new orders rebound

Optimism levels among buyers hit five year high despite supply challenges

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ISG tops February contracts league with mega-shed job

Big logistics projects boost ISG, TSL Projects and Winvic

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Galliford Try returns to profit and resumes dividends

Business achieves 1.6% operating margin in improved first-half year

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Vistry sets aside £20.9m for cladding retrofits

House builder reports strong second half in 2020 and start of this year

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Robertson starts work on £22.4m robot centre

National Robotarium in Edinburgh to open in spring 2022

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Willmott Dixon wins £16m Notts leisure centre

Bingham town leisure centre project includes a swimming pool, adjacent community pool and workspace

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First eight freeports to lead regional regeneration drive

Chancellor unveils free trade zones in East Midlands, Felixstowe, Humber, Liverpool, Plymouth, Solent, Thames and Teesside

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Bristol Beacon refurb cost doubles to £107m

Council agrees extra investment after Willmott Dixon discovers major structural issues

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Corporation tax to increase to 25% in 2023

Chancellor also unveils “super deduction” scheme to boost construction investment

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Groundworks firm moves to employee ownership

Brother and sister owners sell Fitfield to 60 strong staff trust

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Persimmon doubles size of construction quality hit squad

House builder to boost team of build quality inspectors to 60

2 days ago

HS2 shortlists quartet for £540m signalling contract

Alstom, Hitachi, Siemens and Thales in race for phase one contract

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Osborne forms JV for zero carbon housing retrofits

Partner Passivhaus specialist Bow Tie Construction to offer innovative carbon reduction techniques

2 days ago

Leeds to spend £100m on council home energy retrofits

Five-year programme to install heat pumps, district heating, wall insulation and solar panels

2 days ago

Utility contractor Falco sold to staff

London contractor becomes the latest to be sold to Employee Ownership Trust

3 days ago

Keltbray lands first major roads package

Specialist bags £14.1m bridges deal from Costain/Jacobs as it targets highways sector

3 days ago

Lee Marley Brickwork launches Scottish scaffolding division

Industry veteran Billy Dolan to lead latest brickwork and scaffolding offering

3 days ago

Interserve resurrects Tilbury Douglas name in rebrand

New Tilbury Douglas branded business targets £500m revenue this year

3 days ago

Taylor Wimpey pledges £125m for cladding and fire safety retrofits

Pre-tax profit slumps two-thirds to £264m as margin halved to just over 10%

3 days ago

Fusion21 names line-up for £1.1bn FM framework

Successful firms include BAM, Bouygues, Galliford Try and Eric Wright

3 days ago

Major pharma HQ in London’s King’s Cross approved

Work could start on 220,000 sq ft research facility before the end of 2021

4 days ago

Union fears over plan to house site workers on cruise ships

2,000 builders could live on ships during construction of London Resort in Kent

4 days ago

Another ISG director joins Structure Tone

Justin Fahy joins former ISG colleagues as Commercial Director at fit-out specialist

3 days ago

Stoke lines up Bowmer & Kirkland for new urban quarter

Goods Yard plan includes 180 homes, 150-bed hotel and workspace

4 days ago

£60m London Stratford student complex approved

Work to start later this year on 282-room student complex near the Olympic Park

3 days ago

D-day for VAT plan cutting cash flow across construction

Reverse charge scheme is now active despite industry lobbying

4 days ago

Project SPEED aims to slash costs and halve time of rail upgrades

Rail minister urges industry to pioneer faster, smarter and more efficient projects.

4 days ago

Hinkley bosses halt plans to “deskill” electricians

Controversial plans to introduce a new grade of electrical operative put on hold

4 days ago

WWII bomb detonated in huge blast on Exeter project

Local contractor Urbn Construction uncovered 1,000kg bomb on £14m student hall job

4 days ago

Bidders day for £120m Tomatin to Moy A9 dualling

Most northerly section of £3bn A9 upgrade plan coming out to tender

4 days ago

Race starts for £60m Gloucester Kings Quarter Phase 2

Council hopes to start work by October

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Caledonian Modular wins 20-storey Canary Wharf aparthotel

£74m 20-storey aparthotel project to be built at Wood Wharf

4 days ago

Structural steelwork firm buys crane plant

J & D Pierce to continue production at Konecranes East Kilbride site

4 days ago

Severfield buys fabricator Dam Structures in £27m deal

Acquisition allows Severfield to get involved earlier in the construction process

1 week ago

Contractors trial 3D smartphone ‘X-ray vision’ of buried services

New augmented reality visualisation prevents dangerous or time-consuming cable and pipeline strikes

1 week ago

Quartet wins £65m Natural Resources Wales deal

Alun Griffiths, Jones Bros Ruthin, Walters UK, William Hughes win spots on four-year framework

1 week ago

Self-employed worker numbers 13% down on pre-Covid level

Freelance wages in January still down on a year ago despite labour shortages

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Graham starts £56m Nottingham PRS project

10 storey Queens Street project will provide 348 rental flats

1 week ago

HSE restores dissolved roofing firm ahead of £160k fine

Safety body acts after contractor folds between accident and court hearing

1 week ago

Hire boss leads plant thieves police chase

Nine police cars were involved in the pursuit of a stolen micro-excavator

1 week ago

French contractor lands Liverpool full-fibre hook-up

£30m Liverpool backhaul project will see 212km super-fast broadband network installed over two years

1 week ago

Morgan Sindall builds up cash despite 31% profit fall

Construction and Infrastructure division paying subcontractors in 27 days

1 week ago

Hinkley site hit by “deskilling” row over electricians

Rank-and-file electricians stage first demonstrations outside EDF offices

1 week ago

Go-ahead for London Broadgate twin towers

McAlpine is in line to build 37 and 22-storey towers at 2 Finsbury Avenue

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