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Scottish builders’ confidence up again

Scottish builders’ confidence up again

30/03/2015: Latest quarterly survey of Scottish builders has produced a record high confidence rating of +29, up three points on the rating recorded at the end of 2014. more »

M+W to build £111m Levenseat incinerator

M+W to build £111m Levenseat incinerator

30/03/2015: Germany’s M+W Group has been appointed main contractor for a £111m waste incinerator in Lanarkshire. more »

GAP renews Atlas Copco order

GAP renews Atlas Copco order

30/03/2015: GAP Group has signed a new deal with Atlas Copco for the supply of compressors, air tools and hydraulic breakers. more »

Burnley hospital to be refurbished

Burnley hospital to be refurbished

30/03/2015: The government has agreed to allocate £15.6m to refurbish Burnley General Hospital. more »

New credit facility for Hewden

New credit facility for Hewden

27/03/2015: Plant hire firm Hewden Stuart has secured a new £135m credit facility to fund growth plans. more »

Boris boards Crossrail TBMs

Boris boards Crossrail TBMs

27/03/2015: London mayor Boris Johnson visited the Crossrail project 42-metres below Liverpool Street Station today as the final boring machines are prepared for one last push. more »

Coleman clears the way for super sewer

Coleman clears the way for super sewer

27/03/2015: Demolition contractor Coleman & Co has been brought on board by Thames Water for preliminary works associated with the £4bn Thames Tideway Tunnel project. more »

Lagan to restart Irish brick production

Lagan to restart Irish brick production

27/03/2015: Lagan Brick has responded to the market upturn in Ireland and the UK by announcing that it is to restart production in Kingscourt in County Cavan. more »

Astley goes from Gentoo to Entu

Astley goes from Gentoo to Entu

27/03/2015: Building products group Entu has taken over Astley Facades and its subsidiaries from Gentoo Group for £200,000. more »

CH2M Hill team to tackle Jaipur’s water supply

CH2M Hill team to tackle Jaipur’s water supply

27/03/2015: CH2M Hill has teamed up with the Singapore Public Utilities Board and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise to help expand the water supply in Jaipur, India. more »

Danish contractor closes deal to build £190m Tilbury incinerator

Danish contractor closes deal to build £190m Tilbury incinerator

30/03/2015: Danish power plant specialist Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC) has closed the deal to build a £190m energy-generating waste incinerator in Tilbury docks. more »

Leisure centre job for Morgan Sindall

Leisure centre job for Morgan Sindall

30/03/2015: Morgan Sindall has been signed up to build a £4.5m local authority leisure centre in the Leicestershire town of Wigton. more »

Housing standards review completed

Housing standards review completed

30/03/2015: The government has published new housing standards that are designed to simplify the building regulations. more »

Union offices to be converted to housing

Union offices to be converted to housing

30/03/2015: The former Hayes offices of the trade union Unite are set to be converted into housing. more »

NHBC's February registrations show 25% leap in new homes

NHBC's February registrations show 25% leap in new homes

27/03/2015: New figures released today by National House-building Council (NHBC) have revealed that the number of new homes it registered in the UK in February 2015 increased by 25% compared to the same month in 2014. more »

Blacklisters respond to MPs' criticism

Blacklisters respond to MPs' criticism

27/03/2015: Blacklisting contractors have apologised for 'any ambiguity' but deny subterfuge in the compensation scheme that they have set up. more »

Mace lands project management of $3.8bn Luanda airport

Mace lands project management of $3.8bn Luanda airport

27/03/2015: Mace has been appointed to carry out project management and site supervision for the new Luanda International Airport in Angola. more »

Carillion wins Barts Square first phase

Carillion wins Barts Square first phase

27/03/2015: Carillion has landed a couple of building contracts in the capital worth a combined £124m. more »

Morgan Sindall lands £35m Wirral Waters job

Morgan Sindall lands £35m Wirral Waters job

27/03/2015: Morgan Sindall has won a £35m contract to build a factory on the Wirral. more »

Barratt finance director to take over as chief executive

Barratt finance director to take over as chief executive

27/03/2015: Barratt Developments chief executive Mark Clare is bowing out after nine years in the post. more »

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