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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

English Cities Fund (ECF) has submitted the planning approval the final phase of a regeneration scheme it is developing in Canning Town in east London in partnership with Newham Council.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Morgan Sindall has appointed former Balfour Beatty major projects boss Tony Dixon as managing director of its London and Aviation business.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Buiding, civil engineering and structural steelwork consultancy Britcon has opened a new office in Wakefield in West Yorkshire – and appointed former ISG manager Ian Chapman to run it.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The organisers of next year’s Ecobuild says 60% of the show’s floorplan has already been booked, with eight major manufacturers already committed as well as newcomer plumbing and drainage supplier Wavin.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Two Scottish contractors have been fined a total of £75,000 after a worker broke his spine in a fall at a hotel refurbishment they were working on – just weeks after one of the companies had been served with an improvement notice.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The UK construction industry could face ‘pinch points’ because of capacity constraints as early as the year after next if more investment is not made, a report by the Construction Products Association (CPA) is claiming.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Atkins Areva and Mace (a.m.a.) have been selected as preferred bidders on a new contract with Sellafield for its Silos Direct-encapsulation Plant (SDP) project.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Construction union UCATT claims an accident on a residential building site in central London yesterday which led to the death of one construction worker was very likely a “wholly avoidable accident”.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The growth in UK house prices is accelerating, the ONS claims, as prices rose on average by 9.1% in the year to the end of February, up from 6.8% in the year to January.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Regional contractor Beard saw pre-tax profits rise by 21% to £1.7m last year, on revenue that was up 12% to £77.3m.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Work is underway on Southwark Council’s first development under its plan to build 11,000 new council homes over the next 30 years.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has promised a package of Government support for local “visionaries” who want to deliver a new generation of garden cities.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The upturn in the construction market has caused one recruitment agency specialising in the sector to move to new larger offices and double the size of its workforce covering the north of England.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The public need to be convinced that tough choices on upgrading national infrastructure are necessary, according to a new poll of more than 1000 members of the public by Ipsos MORI for the CBI.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The organisers of a trade show for fabricators and installers that launched in Telford last year are now planning to launch what they claim is the first dedicated exhibition for builders and contractors for five years.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Urban Splash has formed a new joint venture with The Pears Group, which has agreed to refinance £135m of its remaining bank debt from the RBS, CoOp, HSBC and Blackstone.

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2014-04-08 16:19

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2014-03-26 14:17

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2014-03-26 14:13

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2014-03-24 10:40

Last week's Budget still poses some problems ahead, says Chris Scott

2014-03-24 10:13

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