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Skanska confirmed for £95m Mitre Square contract

Skanska confirmed for £95m Mitre Square contract

17/04/2014: Skanska has signed a contract with developer Helical Bar to build a 17-storey office block in the City of London. more »

New paver expands Barr's markets

New paver expands Barr's markets

17/04/2014: Barr Surfacing & Civil Engineering has put to work its new Dynapac SD2550C tracked paver for use on projects across southwest Scotland. more »

Virginia announces $13.1bn transport spend

Virginia announces $13.1bn transport spend

17/04/2014: The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) in Virginia, USA, has released a draft programme allocating US$13.1bn (£7.8bn) to transport projects over the next six fiscal years. more »

Loan helps pave way for £750m Knottingley power station

Loan helps pave way for £750m Knottingley power station

17/04/2014: St Paul’s Developments has been awarded £2.45m of funding from the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for remediation and infrastructure works at its 110 acre former chemical works site in Knottingley, Wakefield. more »

Polypipe rejoins London Stock Exchange

Polypipe rejoins London Stock Exchange

17/04/2014: Plastic piping manufacturer Polypipe Group has been admitted to full trading on the London Stock Exchange main market. more »

Bureau Veritas lands wide-ranging Kazakhstan roads role

Bureau Veritas lands wide-ranging Kazakhstan roads role

17/04/2014: The city of Astana has appointed Bureau Veritas to tighten quality control in its road projects. more »

Kirkintilloch primary for Morgan Sindall

Kirkintilloch primary for Morgan Sindall

17/04/2014: Morgan Sindall has picked up a £7.7m contract from hub West Scotland to build the new Lairdsland Primary School in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire. more »

Atkins picked for Asia Aerospace City

Atkins picked for Asia Aerospace City

16/04/2014: Atkins has won a contract to serve as lead consultant and master planner to help develop Asia Aerospace City (AAC) in Subang, Malaysia. more »

China’s Ningbo city pours billions into construction

China’s Ningbo city pours billions into construction

16/04/2014: The Ningbo government in China has signed construction contracts for 32 major projects worth a combined 120.6bn yuan (£11.7bn). more »

BAM lands €346m Kiel Canal deal

BAM lands €346m Kiel Canal deal

16/04/2014: BAM has won a €346m (£286m) contract to build a fifth lock a Brunsbüttel on the Kiel Canal in Germany. more »

Morgan Sindall puts pen to paper on £135m Brixton deal

Morgan Sindall puts pen to paper on £135m Brixton deal

17/04/2014: Morgan Sindall’s urban regeneration arm, Muse Developments, has signed a deal with Lambeth Council for a £135m regeneration scheme, at no cost to the council, across three sites in Brixton town centre. more »

BRE to work with China’s largest certification body

BRE to work with China’s largest certification body

17/04/2014: BRE and China’s largest approved professional certification body, China Quality Certification Centre (CQC), have signed an agreement to support sustainable development in the country through collaborative training. more »

Jet-fuel-from-waste plant planned for Thurrock

Jet-fuel-from-waste plant planned for Thurrock

17/04/2014: British Airways has announced multi-million pound plans to build the world’s first facility to convert landfill waste into jet fuel. more »

Wates to build £12m Bradford academy

Wates to build £12m Bradford academy

17/04/2014: Wates Construction starts this month on a £12m contract to build a new secondary school on Fenby Avenue in Bradford. more »

Cambridge development passes another planning milestone

Cambridge development passes another planning milestone

17/04/2014: Proposals for University of Cambridge key worker homes at the North West Cambridge Development have been approved today by the local planning authorities. more »

Live cable explosion rocks strip-out job

Live cable explosion rocks strip-out job

17/04/2014: A North London labourer was nearly killed in an explosion he caused by severing a 415-volt electrical cable, a court has heard. more »

Shepherd deal for Nationwide Platforms

Shepherd deal for Nationwide Platforms

17/04/2014: The Shepherd Group has selected Nationwide Platforms as its preferred supplier of powered access equipment in a new three year deal. more »

Turkey launches €1.2bn solar tender

Turkey launches €1.2bn solar tender

16/04/2014: Turkey is to put a section of its solar potential to tender next month, beginning with the Elazig and Erzurum provinces in Eastern Anatolia. more »

Delay to $62bn rail project catches HK government by surprise

Delay to $62bn rail project catches HK government by surprise

16/04/2014: Completion of the HK$62.4bn (£4.8bn) Hong Kong section of Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link has been postponed by nearly a year due to construction delays including severe flood damage to a TBM. more »

Persimmon’s forward sales up a third

Persimmon’s forward sales up a third

16/04/2014: The government’s Help to Buy shared equity scheme continues to boost the bank balances of major housebuilders with Persimmon reporting a 35% leap on forward sales revenue on the back of the policy. more »

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