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Monday, 11 January 2010

Galliford Try has been appointed preferred bidder on a £24m scheme to redevelop Edgbaston International Stadium for Warwickshire County Cricket Club.

Friday, 8 January 2010

After an estimated fall of more than 12% in construction output in 2009 – the largest fall since records began in 1955 – the latest forecasts from the Construction Products Association predict a further decline of 3% in output this year.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Carillon has started work on Birmingham's new £193m library.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Budget hotel chain Travelodge plans to open 26 new hotels in 2010, creating 500 new jobs.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Successful bids for nine new offshore wind farm licences within UK waters have been announced.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Scottish developer Kilmartin Holdings has been placed in administration.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Asda has been given the go ahead to build a new store on the site of Telford & Wrekin Council's civic offices in Telford, Shropshire.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Willmott Dixon has been appointed preferred bidder for a £35m contract to build an academy in Staffordshire.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee left UK interest rates steady at 0.5% and made no change to its quantitative easing programme on Thursday.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Plant show SED has been postponed for a year due to the current economic climate, organisers have announced.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Essex-based contractor Apollo Group has acquired South-west mechanical and electrical firm Goldhall Electrical.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Housebuilder Persimmon said today it was confident of the long term future of the UK housing market.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Costain has said it ended 2009 with an order book of £2.6bn, up by 30% on a year ago.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

UK house prices were 1.1% higher in December than a year earlier - the first annual rise since March 2008, according to the Halifax.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Balfour Beatty has been appointed preferred bidder by Trafford Council to build the new St Ambrose Voluntary Aided College.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Affordable housing specialist Lovell has won a £4.3m contract with Paisley South Housing Association to modernise 53 tenement flats in Gordon Street, Paisley.

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