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Garden Bridge is 'too costly to cancel'

Garden Bridge is 'too costly to cancel'

26 May 2016: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has explained why he is now in favour of the Garden Bridge project: it would cost too much to cancel it. more »

First 3D-printed office opens in Dubai

First 3D-printed office opens in Dubai

26 May 2016: The Emir of Dubai has inaugurated what is claimed to be the world’s first 3D-printed office building. more »

Hill International to manage development of new Kuwait city

Hill International to manage development of new Kuwait city

26 May 2016: Hill International has won a KD23.8m (£52m) contract to manage the development of South Al Mutlaa City in Kuwait. more »

Groundforce boss jumps ship to MGF

Groundforce boss jumps ship to MGF

26 May 2016: Groundforce managing director Simon Littlewood has left the company to join competitor MGF. more »

Further consultation for Elephant & Castle plans

Further consultation for Elephant & Castle plans

26 May 2016: Revised plans have been unveiled for consultation for the next stage of regeneration at London’s Elephant & Castle shopping centre. more »

Scissor lift truck proposed for speeding motorway sign replacement

Scissor lift truck proposed for speeding motorway sign replacement

26 May 2016: A special vehicle based on those used by the airline catering industry to deliver meals to planes is being touted as a solution for motorway gantry repair work. more »

NCC lands contract for Gothenburg underground station

NCC lands contract for Gothenburg underground station

25 May 2016: The Swedish Transport Administration, Trafikverket, has commissioned NCC to build the central station on the West Link rail project in Gothenburg. more »

Adonis named chair of Crossrail 2

Adonis named chair of Crossrail 2

25 May 2016: Lord Adonis, the former Labour transport minister who now chairs the National Infrastructure Commission, has been appointed chair of the Crossrail 2 project as well. more »

Dock worker hurt in man basket fall

Dock worker hurt in man basket fall

25 May 2016: A Scottish plant hire company has been fined £26,000 after a worker was seriously injured falling from a man riding basket. more »

Motorist crushed by digger

Motorist crushed by digger

25 May 2016: A motorist was killed in Scotland yesterday in a collision with a lowloader carrying a JCB excavator. more »

Widescreen trucks join Travis Perkins fleet

Widescreen trucks join Travis Perkins fleet

26 May 2016: Builders’ merchant Travis Perkins is the latest company to introduce the Mercedes-Benz Econic truck to its London operations. more »

Astaldi signs construction contract for world’s largest telescope

Astaldi signs construction contract for world’s largest telescope

26 May 2016: Astaldi has signed a €400m (£304m) contract for the dome and main structure of the world’s largest optical telescope. more »

Poland approves plan for new canal

Poland approves plan for new canal

26 May 2016: The Polish government has approved a plan to build a waterway connecting the Vistula Lagoon and Gdansk Bay. more »

Balfour Beatty to build M20 lorry park

Balfour Beatty to build M20 lorry park

26 May 2016: Highways England has handed Balfour Beatty a £130m contract to build a new lorry park off the M20 in Kent. more »

April stats show new wind in house-builders' sails

April stats show new wind in house-builders' sails

26 May 2016: There was a 17% year-on-year rise in NHBC registrations for new home starts in the UK in April 2016 and a 4% rise in completions. more »

BAM wins university’s £41m life sciences centre

BAM wins university’s £41m life sciences centre

26 May 2016: Birmingham City University has appointed BAM Construction for a £41m new build project at its City South Campus in Edgbaston. more »

Salini Impregilo signs deal for €2.5bn Ethiopian dam

Salini Impregilo signs deal for €2.5bn Ethiopian dam

25 May 2016: Salini Impregilo has signed a €2.5bn (£1.86bn) contract for the Koyash Dam hydro project in Ethiopia. more »

Cleveland Bridge returns to profit

Cleveland Bridge returns to profit

25 May 2016: Darlington-based Cleveland Bridge UK has returned to profit for the first time in four years. more »

Sweett board backs £24m takeover offer from WSP

Sweett board backs £24m takeover offer from WSP

25 May 2016: Canadian consulting engineer WSP has agreed a takeover deal for quantity surveyor Sweett. more »

Forrest starts third Manchester development

Forrest starts third Manchester development

25 May 2016: Contractor Forrest has been appointed to build M-One Central, a £12.6m block of flats for in Manchester city centre, for Factory Estates. more »

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