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Persimmon bosses hand back some of their bonus

Persimmon bosses hand back some of their bonus

23 Feb 2018: The directors of Persimmon have agreed to hand back part of their bonuses after mounting criticism about greed and excess. more »

Carillion collapse prompts Serco chief to write manifesto for contracting revolution

Carillion collapse prompts Serco chief to write manifesto for contracting revolution

22 Feb 2018: Rupert Soames, chief executive of Serco and grandson of Winston Churchill, has set down his thoughts on what the demise of Carillion means for public service contracting. It makes interesting reading, so we reproduce it here in full. more »

Vinci in winning team for $700m New Zealand motorway

Vinci in winning team for $700m New Zealand motorway

23 Feb 2018: Vinci’s New Zealand subsidiary HEB Construction is part of the winning alliance for a NZ$700m (£370m) project to design and build a motorway serving Auckland. more »

US retirement home model brought to UK

US retirement home model brought to UK

23 Feb 2018: There’s a new player in the ‘later living’ market in the UK with Elysian Residences investing £500m in the construction of four developments in the southeast. more »

Willmott Dixon gets go-ahead for Colston Hall phase two

Willmott Dixon gets go-ahead for Colston Hall phase two

23 Feb 2018: Willmott Dixon has won a £49m contract for the second phase transformation of Bristol’s Colston Hall. more »

Raimondi goes further with flagship luffer

Raimondi goes further with flagship luffer

22 Feb 2018: The LR330 is the new flagship of Raimondi’s series of luffing jib tower cranes. more »

Downing starts £38m Coventry scheme

Downing starts £38m Coventry scheme

22 Feb 2018: George Downing Construction has started work on a £38m student and residential accommodation development in Coventry city centre. more »

Profits and orders up at Hochtief

Profits and orders up at Hochtief

22 Feb 2018: Hochtief increased its nominal net profit by 31% to €421m (£372m) in 2017 and has achieved its highest year-end order book since 2012. more »

Bouygues begins work on modular scheme in Singapore

Bouygues begins work on modular scheme in Singapore

22 Feb 2018: Bouygues Construction subsidiary Dragages Singapore has started work on a €113m (£100m) housing scheme where most of the superstructure will be factory-built. more »

Profits leap at Morgan Sindall

Profits leap at Morgan Sindall

22 Feb 2018: Morgan Sindall has reported a near 50% rise in pre-tax profit, with notable improvement across its Fit-Out and Construction divisions. more »

Lendlease wins Euston developer role

Lendlease wins Euston developer role

23 Feb 2018: HS2 and Network Rail have selected Lendlease to lead the planning and development of Euston station and surrounding area. more »

Design competition begins for Dublin campus

Design competition begins for Dublin campus

23 Feb 2018: University College Dublin (UCD) has launched an international design competition covering 24ha of its campus. more »

Plans approved for €100m expansion of Malta airport

Plans approved for €100m expansion of Malta airport

23 Feb 2018: Malta International Airport has been given the green light to proceed with planning a major development project. more »

Stats suggest apprentice levy system is failing

Stats suggest apprentice levy system is failing

23 Feb 2018: Latest government statistics confirm a substantial decline in new apprentices, suggesting all is not well with the supposedly game-changing apprenticeship levy system. more »

£125m A2 junction plans move forward

£125m A2 junction plans move forward

23 Feb 2018: Highways England has published updated plans for a £125m scheme to improve two adjacent junctions on the A2 in north Kent. more »

Jarvie Plant adds Settler and Voyager site huts

Jarvie Plant adds Settler and Voyager site huts

22 Feb 2018: Grangemouth-based hire company Jarvie Plant has been investing in towable welfare units. more »

Amey takes over Carillion rail contracts

Amey takes over Carillion rail contracts

22 Feb 2018: A significant number of Carillion’s Network Rail contracts have today been acquired by Amey Rail. more »

Salini wins $1.3bn villa complex for Saudi National Guard

Salini wins $1.3bn villa complex for Saudi National Guard

22 Feb 2018: Salini Impregilo has won a US$1.3bn (£930m) contract to build villas and associated infrastructure for the Saudi Arabia National Guard. more »

Muse in line for Wirral regeneration

Muse in line for Wirral regeneration

22 Feb 2018: Wirral Council has selected Muse as its partner for a £1bn regeneration plan. more »

Builders’ merchant sales up nearly 5% in 2017

Builders’ merchant sales up nearly 5% in 2017

22 Feb 2018: Builders’ merchants report sales growth of 6.3% in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to a year before, and a 4.8% rise for the whole year. more »

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