Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Industry looks to modular homes to solve housing crisis

Leading clients and housing minister say factory-built homes could transform the market

Crossrail 2 to let more than 200 contracts by early 2020s

Building Live: Head of commercial at Crossrail 2 says big contracts on £30bn scheme up for grabs within five years

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Google to pick King's Cross HQ builder by end of year

Lendlease, Mace, Multiplex and Sir Robert McAlpine all in the running for £650m contract

Construction Leadership Council launches 'simplified' agenda

Fresh agenda due to be outlined by co-chair Andrew Wolstenholme to business leaders this week

Obituary: David Croft

Croft served as the national president of the Federation of Master Builders between 2004 and 2006

Gleeds completes paradise island resort

St Regis resort in the Maldives opens to punters, as consultant also picks up two major jobs in India

Laing O'Rourke facing £80m losses on Canadian PFI hospital

Firm in talks with consortium partners to recover shortfall after cost increases on mammoth project

Laing O'Rourke sells mobile cranes arm

Ainscough snaps up part of contractor's Select fleet division

Christmas at the Spruces #xmashumans

The Spruces tell us what really 'makes' Christmas for them… The arrival of their real Christmas human, of course.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Network Rail needs our help, says Atkins boss

Comments come as reports suggest troubled infrastructure client could be 'broken-up' over poor performance

Saturday, 19 November 2016

B&Q Christmas TV advert: Mandi

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Contractors to land roles on £1.3bn prisons revamp by January

The Ministry of Justice is committed to delivering 10,000 new adult prison places

Friday, 18 November 2016

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Create a shabby chic look using Rust-Oleum chalky finish paint to upcycle old pieces of furniture.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Friday, 11 November 2016

Major German consultant launches in UK despite Brexit

Drees & Sommer opens London office and considers setting up shop in Birmingham next year

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Learn how to hang an interior door and fit a door handle.

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Balfour Beatty backs out of £1bn One Nine Elms scheme

Contractor is second to withdraw from twin-tower project after failing to agree terms for main build contract

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Monday, 7 November 2016

Friday, 4 November 2016

Three quarters of firms fear key infrastructure won't be delivered

CBI and Aecom survey finds widespread concerns over rail, road and aviation pipelines

Flood defences will cost just a 'few pence a week'

Utilities not consumers will pick up bill for defence works, says former flood strategy MP Oliver Letwin

'Handbrake off' as 8build heads for £100m turnover

London-focused contractor says it has already booked in £74m of turnover for this financial year

Foster's 'hurricane-proof' Miami towers

Connected buildings will be 320m tall

L&G gets go-ahead for 440 homes in north London

Scheme designed by Assael could use off-site construction

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Thursday, 3 November 2016

Major London office job frozen due to Brexit fears

Prospective architect Luis Vidal, designer of Heathrow Terminal 2, reveals client may go to different city

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Chinese firm vying for major Royal Docks job

Property investor ASF is one of three firms in the running to take on a multibillion-pound project to redevelop Albert Island in east London

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

T Clarke accuses employee of stealing £2.8m

Accounting irregularities have been discovered in subsidiary firm DG Robson Mechanical Services

Monday, 31 October 2016

Friday, 28 October 2016

Multiplex inks 22 Bishopsgate build contract

'Full speed ahead' on City's tallest tower after funders commit to speculative build

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Sustainability Rising Star award open for nominations

Last year's winner was Lisa Pasquale from Six Cylinder

Paul Morrell to lead review of CITB

Former construction tsar to run the rule over construction's training body

Armitt hails Heathrow result as expansion team gears up

Sir John Armitt says runway decision is right choice as consultant team prepares 'to start mobilising people'

Investor interest in outer London growing, says developer

Old Oak developer says zones 2-3 now 'sweet spot' for those looking for returns

Axa commits to building 22 Bishopsgate tower

Investor shrugs off Brexit fears to press on with 62-storey scheme

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Industry hails Heathrow result as expansion team gears up

Sir John Armitt says runway decision is right choice as consultant team prepares 'to start mobilising people'

Heathrow to hire 100-strong team after green light

Ministers approve Heathrow expansion over Gatwick - but long consultation awaits

Monday, 24 October 2016

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Keltbray's concrete arm could hit £150m turnover

Division launched after Dunne Group acquisition set to provide demolition firm with fastest growth, says boss

Monday, 17 October 2016

Farmer report tells industry to mend its ways or face oblivion

Written by Cast boss Mark Farmer, 'Modernise or die' was commissioned by government earlier this year

Friday, 14 October 2016

3 nifty ways to organise your kitchen

Make the most of what you've got with these brilliant space saving solutions for your kitchen.

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Skanska names successor to outgoing London boss

Company veteran Steve Holbrook replaces Paul Heather

Corbyn welcomes plan for temporary 'floating parliament'

Labour leader says Gensler's idea to relocate MPs to raft during refurb should be seriously considered

Thursday, 13 October 2016

HS2 may have international search for its new CEO

Speculation grows that rail project will have to go overseas to replace chief executive Simon Kirby

Mace boss reveals what he wanted to be when he grew up

In aid of charity LandAid, Mark Reynolds unveils his chosen profession and it is definitely not being Scottish

Cardy Construction went under owing £18m

Firm employed 100 people and was working with 100 subcontractors when it went into administration

Salmond calls for parliament to move north

Former leader of the Scottish National Party says Liverpool or Manchester would be an ideal site to rebuild the Houses of Parliament

Coleman & Company leaves Didcot job

The demolition specialist lost four men in the power station's collapse earlier this year

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Monday, 10 October 2016

Friday, 7 October 2016

L&G poised to produce first flat pack house prototypes

Investor seeks delivery partners as it hires former Shard pre-construction director Ian Eggers

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

May: We must 'repair' the housing market

Prime minister also commits to “big” and “controversial” decisions on infrastructure in speech at Tory conference

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Monday, 3 October 2016

Tories borrow £2bn to accelerate housebuilding

Tory conference latest: Chancellor Hammond set to announce new stimulus package for housing

Friday, 30 September 2016

Chinese to get hands-on role at £18bn Hinkley Point C

China General Nuclear will work with EDF engineers to gain expertise for their own nuclear power plants

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Solar-powered slam-dunk

Aecom designs world's first indoor sports arena to get a top green rating

UK firms grab share of £55bn Colombia market

A clutch of UK firms have now set up offices in Colombia to take advantage of the country's fast-growing £55bn construction market

British Steel to 'return to profit'

Former Tata Steel business claims it's on track to make proft in first financial year

Seven CEOs vie for top chief executive award

Building Awards announces the shortlist for the first ever CEOs' CEO of the Year award

BW bullish about hitting £200m turnover by 2020

Fit-out specialist builds on core office expertise to secure growth 'regardless of the economic situation'

Almacantar joins Build UK

Sign up marks another departure for formerly contractor-focussed organisation.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Magnox tender deals blow to £2.9bn consultancy framework

Nuclear decommissioning body launches its own tender for consultancy work

Almacantar ditches tower in favour of West End refurb

Centre Point developer submits plans for an 11-storey building in the West End

Exclusive: Contractor and QS bag £450m London job

The mixed-use project is for Malaysian investor AlloyMtd

Hawkins Brown trumps rivals for £60m student centre

Scheme for University of Central Lancashire to complete in 2019

Arup launches zero-waste 'circular building'

All components and materials used on project on display at Building Centre can be re-used or recycled

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Brexit still hitting us, admits Crest Nicholson

Labour conference latest: Housebuilder boss Chris Tinker says the firm is still being hit by fallout from the vote

Labour's housing policy not ambitious enough, says former minister

Labour conference latest: Former frontbencher John Healey gives mixed review of party policy

Big name architects chase Ipswich bridge

Winner on RIBA organised competition due early next year

Skanska wins London Tech City project

Helical Bar appoints firm to construct the last building at the developer's office and retail project

Make opens Sydney office

Practice launches downunder after string of project wins

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Monday, 19 September 2016

Give us cash and we'll back your building schemes, public tells government

Poll says £5,000 enough to secure backing

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Friday, 16 September 2016

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Clients recommitting to jobs after Brexit jitters, says Galliford boss

Construction group posts record profit but legacy jobs continue to drag

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Sunday, 11 September 2016

B&Q Helpful Heroes kitchen TV advert: Louis

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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Alinea boosts residential offering with hire of Arcadis specialist

Alinea has continued its expansion into the housing sector with the recruitment of residential specialist Andy Platts from Arcadis

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

'Shambolic' residential tower wins 2016 Carbuncle Cup

BUJ Architects' Lincoln Plaza is voted ugliest building of the year – 'an unmitigated mess' says one judge

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Monday, 5 September 2016

Chinese client gears up for Docklands tower start

Demolition works clear way for £800m HOK-designed residential skyscraper

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Friday, 2 September 2016

Salford's £1bn Media City expansion gets go-ahead

Six architects involved in latest phase, with 10 new buildings planned

Too few students taking science and maths, Aecom warns

Engineering firm raises skills shortage concern as it publishes analysis on lack of A-level STEM students

Cash for extra school places 'falls 30% short'

School estates body says money for 'basic need' building work at schools is close to a third below what it should be

Campaign launched to offer pupils construction experience

Firms urged to offer placements as part of Construction Youth Trust and Building campaign

Construction activity recovers in August

Acitivity in the construction sector has picked up after nose-diving in July following the Brexit vote

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Top consultants vie for HS2 phase two roles

Client HS2 Ltd shortlists firms for key roles on branches of the high speed line north of Birmingham

Graham converts London uni courtyard into student space

Contractor completes space-saving scheme for SOAS University of London

Lendlease lands 50-storey 'Jenga tower'

Latest sign of life at Nine Elms post-Brexit vote as Balfour also announces another win in the area

No let up in planning applications after Brexit vote

No reduction in number of planning applications submitted since referendum

Friday, 19 August 2016

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Balfour pegs back half-year loss to £21m

But firm is hit by further UK problems and a £25m writedown against potential health and safety liabilities

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Sweett brand to disappear within two months of takeover

Middle East-owned Currie & Brown's boss says takeover is 'vote of confidence' in UK post-Brexit vote

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Thursday, 4 August 2016

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Monday, 1 August 2016

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Tender prices will fall in wake of Brexit vote, consultants predict

Survey finding follows data showing market contraction, falling share prices and deteriorating confidence

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Monday, 25 July 2016

Lakehouse founder Steve Rawlings dies

Rawlings died peacefully after a short illness, the company says

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Friday, 22 July 2016

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Balfour warns Brexit could threaten Crossrail 2 and Tube upgrades

Contractor also warns Brexit could delay HS2 and Hinkley Point C

Halcrow pensioners press on with legal challenge

High-profile lawyer who acted for Mirror Group pensioners in the Maxwell pension scandal has confirmed he will spearhead the challenge

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Create a magical garden at night

Create a beautifully romantic night garden with these lighting effects. Bring on those warm summer nights.

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Barratt 'raises a red flag' post-Brexit

Housebuilder cools on development plans, but expects to post 20% rise in pre-tax profit for last year

Consultants bag roles on £4.2bn London super sewer

Trio will provide commerial support services to the scheme

How to build a sandpit from decking

Make your kids their very own sandpit using decking, and bring the beach to your garden!

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016