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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Two million pounds of funding has been committed to a new programme that will address an increasing shortage of construction skills in the capital by providing training, work placements and the support to help 500 unemployed construction workers get back into work.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Treasury today confirmed it will guarantee bonds worth up to £48.5 million for the Speyside Biomass Power project located in Moray, Scotland.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A shortage of problem-solving skills in the construction industry is preventing professionals from advancing within their careers, prompting a new initiative between Birmingham City University and Mott MacDonald Ltd.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Compensation offers between £15m and £20m is grossly inadequate for firms with pre-tax profits of £1.04 billion who have to own up, clean up and pay up and until they do so they should get no more work in Scotland says GMB.

Monday, 18 August 2014

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has become a partner of youth charity The Prince’s Trust to support their Get into programme which helps to tackle youth unemployment.

Monday, 18 August 2014

The Scottish Government has approved two health projects, totalling more than £90 million, as part of a continued drive to deliver modern health facilities in Scotland’s communities.

Monday, 18 August 2014

House builder Bovis Homes has reported a 150% rise in pre-tax profits to £49.4m in the six months to the end of June compared with £18.6m a year earlier.

Friday, 15 August 2014

A UK Treasury guarantee for a £80 million loan to finance a new development of 3,000 homes in Aberdeen was announced by the chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, today.

Friday, 15 August 2014

In a world first, the oldest, most polluting bulldozers, diggers and other building site machinery are to be targeted under new plans by the mayor Boris Johnson to improve the capital's air quality.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Caddick Developments, part of Caddick Group, has erected its first wind turbine in Knottingley, marking its diversification into the wind energy market. The 47 metre turbine will supply renewable energy directly to the nearby Caddick Construction head office, providing all of the building’s annual power requirements.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Balfour Beatty has been appointed by the City of Edinburgh Council to deliver the new Portobello High School. The £28m school will be the largest high school in Edinburgh, serving 1,400 pupils in the existing catchment area.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Builder and developer Seddon has been appointed by Bolesworth Estate to carry out a £2.6 million expansion of its flagship Cheshire business park.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Yorkshire and Humberside social housing procurement group, Efficiency North Limited, is hosting a series of free drop-in sessions for its new labour framework to improve opportunities for a variety of local contractors.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Three modular homes, which were almost completely constructed in a factory, have been installed at a Newbury Developments site called The Drive in Wymondham, Norfolk for social landlord The Saffron Housing Trust.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Two firms have been sentenced for safety failings after a Liverpool worker suffered life-threatening injuries when he fell through the roof of a former Cheshire factory.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Barr Construction has completed the £9.5m state-of-the-art leisure centre for Witham in Essex to replace the previous facility, Bramston Sports Centre.

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