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Roll-out for tidal power plans

Roll-out for tidal power plans

02/03/2015: The developers of the £850m Swansea tidal lagoon power project is now working up plans for a further five similar projects around the UK. more »

Union Jack plan for public works

Union Jack plan for public works

02/03/2015: The coalition government has decided that publicly-funded infrastructure works should have a union flag displayed on project hoardings. more »

French land €440m deal for Cairo metro

French land €440m deal for Cairo metro

02/03/2015: A consortium of French companies including Vinci and Bouygues has signed contracts worth €440m (£320m) for the next phase of the Cairo metro. more »

Support for Sika board passes 50%

Support for Sika board passes 50%

02/03/2015: Shareholder support for Sika’s management's fight against a proposed hostile takeover has now increased to over 50%. more »

British Land progresses £2bn Surrey Quays plans

British Land progresses £2bn Surrey Quays plans

02/03/2015: British Land has acquired the final piece of land that it needs to move forward on a £2bn regeneration project at Surrey Quays in southeast London. more »

Battersea crane collapse case moves to crown court

Battersea crane collapse case moves to crown court

02/03/2015: The prosecution of Falcon Crane Hire Ltd and its managing director over a tower crane collapse nine years ago moves to Southward Crown Court next week. more »

Mace wins £200m Bracknell regeneration

Mace wins £200m Bracknell regeneration

02/03/2015: Mace has been selected as main contractor for a £200m redevelopment in Bracknell town centre. more »

B&K to redevelop empty buildings in Edinburgh's new cultural quarter

B&K to redevelop empty buildings in Edinburgh's new cultural quarter

02/03/2015: Bowmer & Kirkland’s development arm has joined forces with a student accommodation specialist to revive a site in the centre of Edinburgh. more »

WSP's Naysmith heads Parsons too

WSP's Naysmith heads Parsons too

27/02/2015: Mark Naysmith has been named chief operating officer of the combined WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff business in the UK. more »

Greenland to get new container port

Greenland to get new container port

27/02/2015: Nuuk in Greenland is to get a new 60,000m2 container port following the appointment of Ramboll as designer and Per Aarsleff as contractor. more »

Balfour Beatty moves into house-building with Olympic Park neighbourhoods

Balfour Beatty moves into house-building with Olympic Park neighbourhoods

02/03/2015: Balfour Beatty has signed a development agreement with the London Legacy Development Corporation to develop 1500 new homes on the Olympic Park. more »

Laing O'Rourke wins £440m Oxford Westgate overhaul

Laing O'Rourke wins £440m Oxford Westgate overhaul

02/03/2015: Laing O’Rourke has been named principal contractor for the £440m Westgate retail development in Oxford city centre. more »

Turkey unveils plan for $3.5bn three-storey tunnel

Turkey unveils plan for $3.5bn three-storey tunnel

02/03/2015: Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu has announced a US$3.5bn (£2.3bn) mega project to build a three-storey tunnel under Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait. more »

Willmott Dixon to convert Sevenoaks office block into flats

Willmott Dixon to convert Sevenoaks office block into flats

02/03/2015: Prime Place, Willmott Dixon's residential development business, has paid £11m for an office block in Sevenoaks that it plans to convert into flats. more »

DevSec partners with TfL for Blackfriars Road scheme

DevSec partners with TfL for Blackfriars Road scheme

02/03/2015: Transport for London has formed a joint venture with Development Securities to build a mixed-use redevelopment at Southwark Underground station. more »

Quarry firm fined £50k for badly planned blast

Quarry firm fined £50k for badly planned blast

02/03/2015: A Somerset company must pay £50,000 in fines and costs after a quarry blast sent rocks of up to 15kg flying outside a danger zone across a public road. more »

McAleer & Rushe lands £17m Chancery Lane scheme

McAleer & Rushe lands £17m Chancery Lane scheme

02/03/2015: Developer Endurance Land has signed a £17m contract with McAleer & Rushe to refurbish, reclad and enlarge the former Halsbury House at 35 Chancery Lane, London WC2. more »

Loft builders blocked pregnant neighbour's flue

Loft builders blocked pregnant neighbour's flue

02/03/2015: A heavily pregnant woman and her husband were left exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning after builders bodged a loft conversion at the house next door. more »

Mott MacDonald teams up for Iraq oil and gas work

Mott MacDonald teams up for Iraq oil and gas work

27/02/2015: Mott MacDonald has joined up with Khudairi Group to target oil and gas projects in Iraq. more »

LHC renews doors and windows framework

LHC renews doors and windows framework

27/02/2015: Local authority purchasing consortium LHC is putting together a new panel of approved companies for supplying and installing aluminium windows and doors in social housing and other public sector buildings. more »

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